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Danube

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Experience the ultimate wind-down. Cycle the Danube’s slow meanders, stopping off to drink in the views,taste the Muller Thurgau and top up on culture and world heritage sites.

Starting in Passau, waltz your way down to opulent Vienna, across to  Slovenian Bratislava and down to Hungary’s castle and cathedral capital, Budapest. From Visegrád and Esztergom to Schloss Durnstein, Melk monastery, the glittering prizes of Linz and the wonders of the Wachau Valley, it’s a route full of rich pickings with new discoveries around every river bend.

Our self-guided cycling holidays along the River Danube feature both linear and circular routes and include hotel to hotel cycling tours and bike and boat holidays.

The Danube Cycle Tour

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Why not indulge in a comfortable cruise down the Danube on a bike? We’re convinced that this classic cycle route has to be one of the best in Europe. The magical meanders, the valley itself and the vineyards make for the most impressive and inspiring scenery. Start in Germany and head into Austria: Passau, Linz and Vienna are packed full of rich cultural offerings and with Richard the Lionhart’s Schloss Durnstein and the amazing monastery at Melk along the route, variety is firmly on the agenda. The cycling is mainly traffic-free and bike ferries allow you to skip between the paths on both sides of the famous river. And if you fancy a day out of the saddle, that’s no problem thanks to the numerous boats and river-hugging, cycle-friendly railway.

Accommodation

In Passau, Schlogen, Linz, Grein, Maria Taferl, Traismauer and Vienna.

Area Danube
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2 - 3
Price per person From £714 to £841

Danube - Bike & Boat
Passau to Vienna (Return)

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The Danube is one of the great cycling classics, so why not enjoy it in real style by combining it with a relaxing cruise experience? Setting off from Passau, the famed City of Three Rivers, the MS Normandie or MS Arlene cruise ships will be your hotel and guide along the illustrious Danube to waltz capital, Vienna, and back again, stopping to let you explore stretches of the magical river valley with its castles, vineyards and World Heritage Sites by bike. All cycling itineraries are optional and there are some on-board activities and excursion opportunities (payable locally), making this a great tour to enjoy with friends or family who’ll love sharing this iconic experience, but might prefer just to dip a toe in the water when it comes to exploring on two wheels.

Accommodation

On board the cruise ship  MS Normandie,  (Saturday departures) or MS Arlene (Monday departures) in a standard, outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning .

Area Danube
Board Basis Full Board
Start Day Sat / Mon
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £524 to £948

Danube - Bike & Boat
Passau to Budapest (Return)

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Experience four countries, four vibrant historic cities and Europe’s best-loved river valley on a relaxing cruise down the Danube dotted with excellent opportunities for some superb stretches of scenic cycling. From Passau to Vienna, Bratislava to Budapest there are world-famous castles, monasteries, vineyards and picture-perfect villages waiting to be explored at your own pace by bike, or you can simply sit back on board the comfortable MS Normandie or MS Arlene, enjoy the stunning views and perhaps sign up for an excursion or two (payable locally). A wonderful treat of a tour to enjoy with family or friends including those who might just prefer to dip a toe in the water when it comes to exploring on two wheels.

Accommodation

On board the cruise ship MS Normandie (Saturday departures) or MS Arlene (Monday departures) in a standard, outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning.

Area Danube
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Sat / Mon
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2
Price per person From £835 to £963

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