Passau - Budapest on MS Fortuna - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Passau
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    195-220 km/121-136 mi
  • Distance per day:
    20-55 km / 13-34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads, as well as quiet side streets

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Passau - Budapest on MS Fortuna

Experience the Danube river from EUR 744

Passau - Budapest on MS Fortuna

The tour “Passau - Budapest on MS Fortuna” is a very laid-back river cruise, that can be actively enhanced by optional bike tours along the way. A lot of time is set aside for the exploration of three European capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. By bike you will be discovering the perhaps most beautiful stretches along the river Danube: the Danube valley, the Wachau region, the Danube wetlands at Devin and the Danube’s knee. Aboard the ship you can book several optional guided tours or excursions. This boat and bike tour along the Danube is perfectly suited for both seasoned cyclists and new enthusiasts. Couples or groups are free to organise their days to suit their needs and interests. Find information about the new and comfortable cruise ship MS Fortuna here.

Passau - Budapest on MS Fortuna
 

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:30 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at 6 pm.

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Aschach, approx. 42 km/26 mi, boat trip to Devin
You will be cycling through the romantic Danube valley, where the Schlögener Schlinge distinctly stands out. Afterwards, the boat will take you to Devin, where you will arrive at around lunchtime on the following day.

Day 3 Devin-Bratislava, approx. 18-43 km/11-27 mi, boat trip to Budapest
Today’s bike tour features a lot of natural beauty and sights well worth visiting, such as Hof Castle. Or you can choose to explore the Slovakian capital instead. Throughout the night, the boat will take you to Budapest.

Day 4 Round trip Szentendre, approx. 55 km/34 mi, Budapest
Today, you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre. Or, why not explore the hungarian capital. This will be followed by an overnight boat trip to Szentendre.

Day 5 Szentendre - Esztergom, approx. 43 km/27 mi, boat trip to Vienna
Today you can choose between different routes. They will take you through famous landmarks such as the Danube’s knee or the King’s palace and basilica. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Vienna.

Day 6 City tour by bike, overnight boat trip to Wachau
Vienna is perfectly suited to be discovered on a bike - but obviously, other options are also available. Followed by an overnight boat trip to the Wachau region.

Day 7 Wachau - Melk, approx. 37 km/23 mi, boat trip to Passau
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Passau.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 10:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where this tour concludes.

The Danube river with MS Carissima
 
 
Danube - Budapest
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Here are the details on MS Fortuna:

Included in your package "Passau-Budapest, MS Fortuna":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner, midnight snacks)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • daily live music
  • Crew Show
  • free welcome drink
  • on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • 7-days customer helpline
  • optional rental bike
  • optional Guided Cycling Package
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 14 sqm (157 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • suites, approx. 26 sqm (280 sq ft)
  • air-conditioning
  • mostly movable ground-level beds
  • windows of superior and upper deck cabins can be opened

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    tour guide

    cider and wine tasting
    ferry trips
    Vienna city bike tour
    Budapest with the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus
  • Dates for the "Guided Cycling Package":
    24.05. + 19.07. + 04.10.

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on sundays
    26.04. - 04.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 50. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 4 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person in a double berth cabin.

deck:mainmiddleupper
april / october :   
Standard744 €  
Komfort 874 € 
Superior 974 € 
DeLuxe  1124 €
Suite  1424 €
may / august:   
Standard844 €  
Komfort   974 € 
Superior 1074 € 
DeLuxe  1224 €
Suite  1524 €
june / july /september:   
Standard894 €  
Komfort 1024 € 
Superior 1124 € 
DeLuxe  1274 €
Suite  1574 €
2-bed cabin (Komfort/Superior)
single ocupancy
+ 55%
surcharge 3rd bed (Suite)849 €
child 0-2,9 years-90 %
child 3-12,9 years-20 %
in a cabin with min 1 adult 
Guided Cycling Package235 €
rental bike 7/2150 €
e-bike150 €
private bikewithout surcharge
transfer Munch-Passau
one way/retour
69/119 €

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking in Passau:
    - EUR 68, fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - EUR 79, roofed car park, includes transfers
    Information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents
  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    The railway station is about 15 minutes from the quay on foot.

  • 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. EUR 35
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 100-150
    Transfer Munch-Passau one way/retour: 64/109 €

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.

Please note:
As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.

The Tour
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