If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
By boat and bike from Passau to Vienna - a very special experience. This popular tour lets you enjoy the straightforward cycle paths along the shores of the Danube in an intensive but comfortable manner. The wild and romantic Danube valley, the charming Wachau region, the rough Strudengau - magnificent castles and monasteries and the pulsating life in three cities well worth visiting: Passau, Linz and Vienna - offer an unforgettable holiday experience. This tour by boat and bike from Passau to Vienna is straightforward and easily cyclable, even for inexperienced cyclists and children- if you don’t feel like riding your bike, just stay aboard MS SE-Manon.
Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at 4 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at 7 pm.
Day 2 Engelhartszell-Untermuehl, 33-39 km/21-24 mi, cruise
Highlights of this stage include Monastery Engelszell and the Schlögener Schlinge, as well as Linz’s exciting night life.
Day 3 Cruise, Mauthausen - Grein, 36-40 km/22-25 mi
The Machland is both vast and friendly. Optional: Visit the Concentration Camp memorial.
Day 4 Grein - Melk, 51 km/32 mi, cruise to Tulln
The Strudengau was once feared for its currents, now Melk abbey towers over the town.
Day 5 Tulln - Nussdorf, 32-38 km/20-24 mi
You will be able to enjoy some more of this region’s beautiful forests and nature, before you are greeted by the charming metropolis of Vienna, full of Austro-Hungarian imperial history.
Day 6 Discover Vienna, night cruise
How about booking “Vienna by bike” or an operetta concert? There are several optional activities you can book. Or, why not explore Vienna by yourself?
Day 7 Wachau - Pöchlarn, 40-50 km/25-31 mi, night cruise
You will see a series of charmingly strung together villages, where the Wachau and Nibelungengau regions meet. Consider purchasing some jam or wine directly from their respective producers.
Day 8 Disembarkation and departure
You will arrive in Passau at around 11 am, when this tour by boat and bike from Passau to Vienna terminates.
Here are the details on MS SE-Manon
Included in "By boat and bike from Passau to Vienna":
Travel time 2024:
All prices are per person.
Arrival to "By boat and bike from Passau to Vienna":
Arrival in Passau via train:
From the railway station to the Schiffslände Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometres. We recommend you take a taxi.
Price per taxi approx. 15 €
Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
Price per person approx. 2,50 €
Arrival at Munich airport:
Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
Train ticket price per person: approx. 27 €
Rental car, one way per vehicle: 200-250 €
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.