Danube Discovery: Bike and Boat through Enchanting Capitals

4.4/5 (12)
7 nights
26 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 799
Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

Danube Discovery: Bike and Boat through Enchanting Capitals

4.4/5 (12)

Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

7 nights
26 miles/day

Self guided from EUR € 799
Bike and Boat Tour aboard Prinzessin Katharina or MS SE-MANON
Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia

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  • Glide and ride from the 'City of Three Rivers' to Budapest's renowned riverside resplendence

    Travel by bike and boat along the romantic Danube River – a truly memorable experience. Accompanied by a comfortable cruise ship, cycle along Europe's second largest river and one of its best-loved bicycle paths from charming Passau - the 'City of Three Rivers' - right into the heart of the royal city of Budapest.

    Along the route, ride through three of the most enchanting capitals anywhere in Europe: Vienna, 'City of Dreams'; Bratislava, 'The White City' of Slovak coronation; and Budapest, 'Hungarian Danube Queen'. By bicycle, you'll be immersed in captivating natural landscapes, discovering the stunning natural spectacle of the Schlögener Donauschlinge ('Great Loop'), the legendary wine region of Wachau dotted with romantic towns and impressive castles, the untouched alluvial forests of the Danube National Park, and the picturesque Hungarian Danube Bend, where the dazzling cupola of the Esztergom basilica salutes you from the horizon.

    Discover the phenomenal Danube region, four captivating countries, and breathtaking natural beauty on this comfortable bike and boat tour!

    • Budapest Hungary (photo:gabrielmiklos)
    • Budapest Hungary (photo:wilfredor) CC0
    • Bratislava Slovakia (photo:victormalyushev)
    • Wachau Valley Austria Danube (photo:bwag) CC-BY-SA-4.0
    • Melk Austria Abbey
    • Schnitzel is a favorite here! Mark Konig@Unsplash
    • Wachau Valley vineyards, Austria. CC:Lonezor

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    Highlights

    • Passau, 'City of Three Rivers'
    • Wachau Valley and the World Heritage Site of Wachau
    • Vienna, 'City of Dreams'
    • Budapest, breathtaking royal city
    • Bratislava, 'The White City'
    • The Schlögen Danube Loop
    • The Hungarian Danube Bend

    Learn More

    Learn more about self-guided tours.

    Interested in adding to your itinerary? Take a look at our cycling day tours in Munich, Vienna, and Budapest.


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    •  (photo by DENNIS UMANZIO)

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     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    • Day 1: Passau – Engelhartszell
      Arrive in the 'City of Three Rivers'. Passau attracts many to its captivating St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to the world's largest church organ, as well as to its charming Old Town. Embarkation will take place around 4:00 pm with departure around 7:00 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to lovely Engelhartszell.

      Day 2: Engelhartszell – Great Loop – Brandstatt (27-31 mi/44-49 km)
      The day starts in Engelhartszell, home to the only Trappist monastery in Austria. You'll head towards the 'Great Loop' - one of the most beautiful and geologically incredible sections of the Danube. Your cycling tour will encounter little villages complete with cozy taverns, which you can pop into for a refreshing pint. You'll board the ship again in Brandstatt, then cruise towards Bratislava.

      Day 3: Bratislava (33 mi/53 km)
      Arrive in beautiful Bratislava, 'The White City', in the morning. You'll begin your bike tour from Bratislava, journeying through Hainburg as you ride towards the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof, home to beautifully terraced gardens and an idyllic manor farm. Cycle onwards to Devin, then loop back to Bratislava, Slovakia's lively capital city. Overnight, you'll cruise to Budapest.

      Day 4: Budapest or Szentendre loop (rest day or 28 miles/48 km)
      In the early morning, you enjoy the panoramic view of the Danube's gorgeous landscape on the Sundeck. The gateway to Budapest is overwhelming, as many of the famous tourist features are situated directly next to the river bank. In the afternoon you can explore the numerous attractions of the city. Nearby, you find the Margaretheninsel which is outstandingly qualified for a small bike tour or the charming town of Szentendre with a Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art life. Overnight you'll cruise to Visegrad. .

      Day 5: Danube Bend | Vác – Esztergom (30 mi/48 km)
      The Danube Bend is definitely one of the most delightful and attractive sections of this cycling tour, known as the Hungarian Wachau. Today's bike stage starts at the baroque village of Vác, influenced by the architects of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. Cycling through the picturesque and gently undulating countryside, your route leads you directly to the bishop-town of Esztergom, with its gorgeous basilica atop Hungary's largest Catholic church overlooking the village. Overnight, you'll cruise to Vienna.

      Day 6: Vienna-Nussdorf/Korneuburg (rest day)
      Be spellbound by the 'City of Dreams', replete with sightseeing opportunities such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg, the gorgeous Ringstraβe boulevard (home to the Burgtheater), the State Opera House, and the Town Hall. Capitalize on your time with an optional cycling day tour around vibrant Vienna, Austria's spectacular capital. Overnight, you'll cruise to Rossatz or Dürnstein.

      Day 7: Wachau – Melk – Pöchlarn (25-31 mi/40-50 km)
      Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everyone who encounters it. A powerful ruin looms above the small baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the small village of Pöchlarn you'll board again. After the farewell gala dinner, you'll start cruising back to Passau.

      Day 8: Departure from Passau
      Every journey draws to an end. Once again, you'll enjoy the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley from the deck. Take one last look at the Schlögener Schlinge ('Great Loop') before you arrive, relaxed, in Passau. You'll arrive at approximately 10:00 am, disembarking half an hour later. We recommend arranging connecting trips from 12 (noon) or later.

    • Day 1: Passau – Engelhartszell
      Arrive in the 'City of Three Rivers'. Passau attracts many to its captivating St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to the world's largest church organ, as well as to its charming Old Town. Embarkation will take place around 4:00 pm with departure around 7:00 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to lovely Engelhartszell.

      Day 2: Engelhartszell – Great Loop – Aschach – Vienna-Nussdorf (25-28 miles/40-46 km)
      The day starts in Engelhartszell, home to the only Trappist monastery in Austria. You'll head towards the 'Great Loop' - one of the most beautiful and geologically incredible sections of the Danube. Your cycling tour will encounter little villages complete with cozy taverns, which you can pop into for a refreshing pint. You'll board again in Aschach, then cruise through the night towards Vienna-Nussdorf.

      Day 3: Vienna-Nussdorf (rest day)
      Be spellbound by the 'City of Dreams', replete with sightseeing opportunities such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg, the gorgeous Ringstraβe boulevard (home to the Burgtheater), the State Opera House, and the Town Hall. During the night, you'll cruise to Budapest.

      Day 4: Budapest or Szentendre loop (rest day or 28 miles/48 km)
      In the morning, enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Danube's gorgeous landscapes from the sundeck. The gateway to Budapest is overwhelming - many famous tourist features are situated directly on the riverbank and are feats of unimaginable architectural splendor. Upon arrival, you can explore the city on a separate bike tour (optional). Nearby, discover the Margaretheninsel, or take an individual bike tour to the charming town of Szentendre (28 mi/48 km) with its Mediterranean atmosphere and lively artistic culture. Continue cruising overnight to Visegrad.

      Day 5: Danube Bend, Visegrad – Vác – Visegrad (22 miles/36 km)
      The Danube bend is definitely a delightful part and is called the Hungarian Wachau. Today's bike leg starts at Visegrad with its famous fortress and the ruins of the former palace. You cycle through the picturesque countryside via the Szentendre Peninsula to the baroque village of Vác, which has been influenced by the architects of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. Via small Hungarian villages you return to Visegrad. In the afternoon, cruise towards Bratislava.

      Day 6: Bratislava (rest day)
      Arrive in Bratislava, 'The White City', in the morning and spend the day exploring the lively capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view from the castle or discover the hidden alleys during a mini-train tour through the enchanting Old Town. Alternatively, explore the city on a guided bike tour. Overnight, you'll cruise to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).

      Day 7: Wachau – Melk – Pöchlarn (25-31 miles/40-50 km)
      Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everyone who encounters it. A powerful ruin looms above the small baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. You’ll board again in the small village of Pöchlarn. After the farewell gala dinner, you'll start cruising back to Passau.

      Day 8: Passau
      Every journey draws to an end. Once again, you'll enjoy the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley from the deck. Take one last look at the Schlögener Schlinge ('Great Loop') before you arrive, relaxed, in Passau. You'll arrive at approximately 11:00 am, disembarking half an hour later. We recommend arranging connecting trips from 1:30 pm or later.


    Danube Bike and Boat

     Photos Accommodation 

  • Accommodation

    Boats

      Prinzessin Katharina

      The Prinzessin Katharina is an elegant river cruiser along the Danube. On board you can expect a friendly crew, excellent cuisine, and tasteful decor. Read more

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        Overview

        • All cabins are outside cabins
        • Comfortable salon
        • Bar area
        • Library corner
        • Massage parlor
        • Partially covered sundeck

        MS SE-MANON

        The MS SE-MANON was built in 1999 and updated in 2019. The ship is 360 feet long (110m) and can accommodate up to 150 passengers with 30 crew in attendance.On board you will find a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Read more

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          Overview

          • Restaurant with panoramic windows
          • Spa facilities including Sauna, whirlpool, and Fitness Area
          • Spacious sundeck -Partially covered with plenty of deckchairs
          • Outdoor pool (8.70 m x 4.50 m)
          • Reading lounge and Library
          • Panoramic salon
          • Elevator between upper and middle deck**

        Danube Bike and Boat

         Daily program Bikes 

      • Bikes

        Bikes available on this tour (not included in tour price, must be reserved at time of booking):

        • Unisex 7-speed bike with step-through frame, either hand-brake OR hand-brake and pedal-brake (subject to availability)
        • Electrically assisted bikes (limited number, upon request)*
        • Bike rental includes rental insurance

        *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

        Please note, you may bring your own bike with a surcharge of €29 (on request, limited available space)

        Equipment available:

        • Water repellant saddle bag
        • Water repellant handlebar bag
        • Repair kit with spare tube
        • Pump
        • Lock
        • Lighting system
        • Mudguard

        Pedals:
        The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

        Saddle / Seat Measurements:

        • 21-speed unisex: 27cm long and 21cm wide
        • E-Bikes: 26cm long and 20cm wide
        • 24-Speed: 24cm long and 19 wide

        Helmets:
        We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes or plan to purchase one upon arrival. Helmets are not available for purchase on board. Helmets are compulsory for children under 13 years old and for all cyclist in Slovakia outside towns.

        It is also recommended that you bring a high-visibility vest. High-visibility vests are compulsory in Slovakia and Hungary in poor visibility and at night.


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         Accommodation Dates & Prices 

      • Dates

        • MS SE-Manon

          Jun 21, 28; Jul 5, 26; Aug 2, 9, 30; Sep 6, 13, 20, 2024

          MS Prinzessin Katharina

          Season A: Oct 5, 2024
          Season B: Sep 28, 2024
          Season C: Jun 15; Jul 13, 20; Aug 17, 24, 2024

        • MS SE-Manon

          Season A: Sep 19, 26, 2025
          Season B: Jun 27; Jul 4, 11; Aug 1, 8, 15; Sep 5, 12, 2025

          MS Prinzessin Katharina

          Season A: Apr 12; Oct 4, 2025
          Season B: Apr 26; Sep 27, 2025
          Season C: May 10, 24, 31; Jul 19, 26; Aug 23, 30; Sep 6, 2025

        Prices

        • MS SE-Manon

          Per person, double occupancy
          Main deck, standard cabin €1149
          Middle deck, standard cabin €1399
          Upper deck, standard cabin €1599
          Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin)*
          Main deck, standard cabin €1725
          Middle deck, standard cabin €2100
          Upper deck, standard cabin €2400

          *Limited number of double cabins available for single use.

          MS Prinzessin Katharina

          Per person, double occupancy Season A Season B

          Season C

          Main deck, twin cabin, front/astern* €799 €899 €999
          Main deck, twin cabin €949 €1049 €1149
          Upper deck, twin cabin €1149 €1249 €1349
          Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin)
          Main deck, single cabin €1249 €1349 €1449
          Upper deck, single cabin €1449 €1549 €1649
          Main deck, twin cabin, front/astern* €1199 €1349 €1498
          Main deck, twin cabin €1424 €1574 €1724

          * Engine and generator noise may be noticeable when in motion
          Triple cabin available upon request on upper deck, please contact us for more details.

          Bike Rentals

          Standard touring bike, 7-speed with hand brakes €89
          Electrically assisted bikes €199
        • MS SE-Manon

          Per person, double occupancy Season A Season B
          Main deck, standard cabin €1149 €1199
          Middle deck, standard cabin €1399 €1449
          Upper deck, standard cabin €1549 €1599
          Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin)*
          Main deck, standard cabin €1609 €1679
          Middle deck, standard cabin €1959 €2029
          Upper deck, standard cabin €2169 €2239

          *Limited number of double cabins available for single use.

          MS Prinzessin Katharina

          Per person, double occupancy Season A Season B

          Season C

          Main deck, twin cabin, eco* €849 €949 €1049
          Main deck, twin cabin €999 €1099 €1199
          Upper deck, twin cabin €1199 €1299 €1399
          Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin)
          Main deck, single cabin €1299 €1399 €1499
          Upper deck, single cabin €1499 €1599 €1699
          Main deck, twin cabin, eco* €1189 €1329 €1469
          Main deck, twin cabin €1399 €1539 €1679

          * Engine and generator noise may be noticeable when in motion
          Triple cabin available upon request on upper deck, please contact us for more details.

          Bike Rentals

          Standard touring bike, 7-speed with hand brakes €89
          Electrically assisted bikes €199

        Included services

          • 7 nights accommodation in booked cabin style
          • Daily cleaning of cabins
          • Change of towels and bed linen if requested
          • Program as mentioned in the itinerary
          • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
          • Welcome by the captain and cocktail
          • Daily informational meeting
          • Route book and information pack (1 set per cabin); GPS tracks (upon request)
          • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with you)
          • Port fees and passenger fees

          Please note that special dietary needs can be accommodated upon request. Extra fees may apply. Please inform us when booking your tour.

          • 7 nights accommodation in booked cabin style
          • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
          • Program as mentioned in the itinerary
          • Digital travel documents via app; GPS tracks
          • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with you)
          • Daily cleaning of cabins
          • Change of towels and bed linen if requested
          • Welcome by the captain and cocktail
          • Daily informational meeting
          • Port fees and passenger fees

        Tour Company


        Danube Bike and Boat

         Bikes Other Details 

      • Map

        Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

        Surface and terrain

        The cycle route is mostly flat, at times on a gentle downhill slope.


        How to get there

        Tour start
        Nearest airport Munich, Germany

        Tour end
        Nearest train station: Passau, Germany

        Tips on getting to and from your tour.


        Danube Bike and Boat

         Dates & Prices Tour Reviews 

        • Robert Arnold 6 days ago

          A geart trip!

          Excellent for the most part. Some issues with the boat. 1) Our cabin air conditioning did not consistently work. 2) We shouldn't have to pay for water at meal time. 3) Our group wasn't allowed to change tables at dinner which is something we would have liked to do since we were a group of 40.

          What was the date of your tour?
          May 25 - June 1, 2024
          How many tours have you completed?
          2 bike-boat tours
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          As expected
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 5/5 Value
          • 5/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 4/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 5/5 Ease of navigation
          • 5/5 Tour documents
          • 5/5 Local tour company services
          • 5/5 Route selection
        • John Schwartz 1 week ago

          First trip to Europe riverboat cruise

          Perfect way to experience Europe for the first time. A nice mix of biking and off days to explore cities and see lovely countryside and smaller towns. Riverboat cruise was very scenic and well planned.

          What was the date of your tour?
          May 2024
          How many tours have you completed?
          1
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          Somewhat easier
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          First-time bike tourists, Families with teens, Families with young kids
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 4/5 Value
          • 3/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 3/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 4/5 Ease of navigation
          • 4/5 Tour documents
          • 2/5 Local tour company services
          • 4/5 Route selection
          • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)
        • Mary Arnold 2 weeks ago

          Cask and Castle 2024

          Wonderful experience of the Danube! So beautiful along the river! I wish we could have biked more.

          How many tours have you completed?
          2
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          As expected
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 5/5 Value
          • 5/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 5/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 5/5 Ease of navigation
          • 5/5 Tour documents
          • 5/5 Local tour company services
          • 5/5 Route selection
          • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
        • DENNIS UMANZIO 1 month ago

          Excellent bike and boat trip. Great Food.

          Great bikes. Good batteries. Ship is very nice, great crew, great food for breakfast and dinner and guide on ship was friendly.

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        • Brian Bronson August 4, 2022

          Far exceeds expectations

          What a deal. 8days 7 nights w attentive staff. Amazing biking. Great food. Fun times. Would love to do it again w other friends. Highly recommend for a wonderful time on the Danube.

          What was the date of your tour?
          July 2022
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          Somewhat easier
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 5/5 Value
          • 5/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 5/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 5/5 Ease of navigation
          • 5/5 Tour documents
          • 5/5 Local tour company services
          • 5/5 Route selection
        • Hugh Larkin August 4, 2022

          2 Bucket list items completed

          We have wanted to do a bike & boat tour as well as a bike tour along the Danube for many years (we previously did multi-week self-supported bike tours). In 2019, we thought we would be doing the latter for 2020, but a virus shut down everything. Even after the shutdown, BikeTours.com kept us informed and motivated about bike touring once a normalcy to life returned.

          In late 2021, when we could see travel was resuming, we began to look at various tours offered and found the Passau-Budapest-Passau boat & bike tour that fit very nicely into our developing "2022 grand Europe tour".

          BikeTours personnel quickly responded to all questions we had which made the booking extremely easy. And they and the tour operator provided us all the booking info before we departed for europe over a month before we were to experience this event.

          Once in Passau, and aboard ship (we were able to board early), we were able to unpack and relax. Our rented e-bikes were like new and were pre-adjusted to our heights. Instructions regarding operation and charging were clearly given.

          At all times, the crew was very courteous and helpful, which was extremely appreciated as we were the only "native-english" speakers onboard. The food was excellent and plentiful, and we appreciated the vegetarian options provided.

          Every day's itinerary was clearly provided, including detailed maps. The bikes worked wonderfully and provided us an opportunity to try an e-bike. We enjoyed the extra guided excursions into Bratislava and Vienna.

          Disembarking the Prinzessin Katherina was also painless. Before reaching Passau, the crew made taxi arrangements for us and many others. Hard to beat service like that!

          Overall, we had a wonderful tour. Plus we ticked off 2 b-list items. We are now wondering what will be our next BikeTours.com tour!

          What was the date of your tour?
          June 2022
          How many tours have you completed?
          12 (2 weeks to 4 months long)
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          Somewhat easier
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          First-time bike tourists
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 5/5 Value
          • 5/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 5/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 4/5 Ease of navigation
          • 5/5 Tour documents
          • 5/5 Local tour company services
          • 5/5 Route selection
          • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
        • Nitronan September 4, 2019

          Good trip

          Boat crew was fantastic, cruise director was a hoot. Very accomodating.

          What was the date of your tour?
          August 19-26, 2019
          How many tours have you completed?
          1
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          As expected
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 5/5 Value
          • 5/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 5/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 4/5 Ease of navigation
          • 4/5 Tour documents
          • 5/5 Local tour company services
          • 5/5 Route selection
        • antovince June 29, 2019

          Fun trip!

          What was the date of your tour?
          June 10-17, 2019
          How many tours have you completed?
          3
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          As expected
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          First-time bike tourists
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 5/5 Value
          • 4/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 5/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 3/5 Ease of navigation
          • 3/5 Tour documents
          • 4/5 Local tour company services
          • 4/5 Route selection
          • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
        • Jan 2018 September 24, 2018

          Beautiful bike tour through Austria !

          Our room on the ship had a broken thermostat so we were freezing most of the time...the food was good but we wanted more green veggie salads..the tour guide was very hard to understand, but the bike baths were smooth and mostly flat, so the biking through little villages was unforgettable!!!

          What was the date of your tour?
          Sept. 10-17
          How many tours have you completed?
          0
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          As expected
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          First-time bike tourists
          Do you recommend this tour?
          No
          • 3/5 Value
          • 3/5 Included meals
          • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 3/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 3/5 Ease of navigation
          • 3/5 Tour documents
          • 4/5 Local tour company services
          • 4/5 Route selection
          • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)
        • TJ8387 September 17, 2018

          My favorite way to travel!

          I loved this tour! The bikes and cycle routes were great. The food was very good but unfortunately the the dining room on the boat was SO HOT that we could not enjoy our dinners. Thank goodness each stateroom had its own air conditioner. Fellow cyclists were very friendly and always willing to help if needed. Our guide seemed angry when people asked questions and responded in an aggressive manner (which made people hesitant to ask questions). We were told that there was internet on the boat in Austria but it was non-existent ... so it would have been better to advertise that there is NO WiFi.

          What was the date of your tour?
          July 21-28
          How many tours have you completed?
          3
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          As expected
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 4/5 Value
          • 4/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 5/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 4/5 Ease of navigation
          • 5/5 Tour documents
          • 5/5 Local tour company services
          • 5/5 Route selection
          • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)
        • Thom October 25, 2016

          Lovely trip on the Danube River with biking to keep us in shape!

          A great trip to four cities and capitals in Eastern Europe. Comfortable accommodations, friendly staff, good meals, easy biking. Weather was chilly and grey at this time of the year. The Danube is NOT blue if the sky is grey and it is drizzling!

          What was the date of your tour?
          Oct 1-8, 2016
          How many tours have you completed?
          4 European bike trips
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          As expected
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 4/5 Value
          • 5/5 Included meals
          • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 4/5 Hotels or boat
          • 5/5 Scenery
          • 4/5 Ease of navigation
          • 4/5 Tour documents
          • 4/5 Local tour company services
          • 4/5 Route selection
        • Medium October 18, 2016

          Very good trip with a couple glitches.

          A week can only touch on the highlights of what the Danube has to offer for bikers, and this tour accomplished that, leaving us with ideas for more in-depth exploring. The boat was fine, the meals were good and the crew was great, but the WiFi access was almost nonexistent; had to go to Starbucks or other coffee houses in cities to check email. The cruise director was a last minute replacement with insufficient English to answer most questions... a nice guy but not well organized. Fortunately, the routes had been well planned, though the slide shows provided scant info, so we could have benefitted from a handout each day describing the route specifics, sites of interest and perhaps suggestions on restaurants.

          What was the date of your tour?
          1-8 Oct 2016
          How many tours have you completed?
          6
          Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
          Somewhat easier
          Who is this tour suitable for?
          Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
          Do you recommend this tour?
          Yes
          • 5/5 Value
          • 4/5 Included meals
          • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
          • 4/5 Hotels or boat
          • 4/5 Scenery
          • 3/5 Ease of navigation
          • 2/5 Tour documents
          • 3/5 Local tour company services
          • 4/5 Route selection

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