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Enjoy a traditional Danube river ship on board MV Theodor Körner your floating hotel during the tour and cycling through the various landscapes along the Danube. Biking along the Danube is a very special experience. Slightly downhill and most of the time with a helpful tailwind, you will be exposed to the impressive river-meanders of the Donauschlinge (“Great Loop”) as well as the gorgeous landscape of the legendary Wachau. Also you will explore Europe’s Capital of Culture 2009, the city of Linz in Upper Austria. And finally Vienna, an explosion of interesting places and culture! Sights like the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Town Hall (Rathaus) and the world’s oldest Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad) are easy to reach during a wonderful sightseeing tour by bike. To stroll around the Naschmarkt (famous food market) is a cultural and culinary adventure. And don’t forget to enjoy some time at the quaint cafes and typical Viennese wine taverns on the outskirts of the city!
Boarding time is at 4 p.m. The “Bishop City,” close to the Bavarian/Austrian border, is also known as the “City of three Rivers.” Use your free time and stroll through the old charming centre, visit the world largest catholic church organ in the cathedral and enjoy the easy atmosphere of a typical Bavarian beer garden. At 6.30 p.m. cast off! Your vacation begins with a cruise through the romantic Danube Valley.
Today’s bike tour takes you directly along the Danube where you have enough time to enjoy the natural state of the meadow landscape. Visit the medieval village and former concentration camp at Mauthausen. The Celtic village Mitterkirchen gives you an insight into the past. The alternative route, “Clam Castle,” through the beautiful back country of the “Strudengau” is slightly hilly but offers a fantastic scenery. Grein, with its mighty castle, is the final destination of today’s stage. After a romantic sunset cruise you arrive at Devin with its castle ruin overviewing the Danube in the morning.
From Devin you follow the former ‘Iron Curtain’, cross the former border and reach the imposing Baroque Palace of Schlosshof with its beautifully terraced gardens. Cycle through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the coronation city and former capital of Hungary Bratislava located at the slopes of the Little Carpathians. Explore the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.
During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’-boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colourful “Hundertwasserhaus”. There is enough time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese cafés. The evening can end in numerous ways. For example by visiting a Waltz and Opera concert at a famous Viennese Palaces (optional).
Today’s biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this hilly landscape enchants everybody. You will be biking on cloud nine! A powerful ruin looms above the small baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In Weißenkirchen (possibility for a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns right along the bike path.
After breakfast you have plenty of time to visit the gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren of Melk. Today’s stage is marked by diversity. Starting in the wide valleys of the Nibelungenau you follow the Danube and cycle further into the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. Yours today’s destination is the – already well known – city of Grein, home of Austria’s oldest city theatre (optional, not included).
Today you will cycle through the Danube Valley and will pass through many picturesque villages. Along the cycle path you may smell freshly grilled mackerels, with small pubs doing all they can to entice cyclists to stay. Make sure you follow the small walking trail to the lookout high above the Danube Loop – what a breathtaking panoramic view of the Danube Valley it provides of the meandering Blue Danube! Need a refreshment? Try some of the special cordials at the Trappist monastery at Engelszell, your day’s destination.
As you cruise back up the Danube enjoy the early morning sunshine as you wind your way to Passau, where you will arrive at about 10:00 a.m. and you’ll disembark about 30 minutes later. Connecting travel should be booked for 11.00 am onwards.
Note: We recommend early bookings as these boat trips are quickly sold out!
The Theodor Körner is a very spacious ship known for its comfortable and nostalgic atmosphere. You’ll find a restaurant, Panorama-Bar, a salon with a sunny patio as well as a broad sun deck with comfortable deck-chairs. The cabins are rustic and cozy.
Year of construction: 1965 (refitted 2014)
Size of boat: 87m x 17m (285 ft. x 56 ft.)
Size of cabins: 8 – 16 m² (84 sq.ft. x 168 sq.ft.)
Number of cabins: 60 guest cabins with private bathroom
Cabin equipment: Individual climate control, TV, hair dryer and a large window
Service: Daily cabin cleaning, fresh towels at mid- week
Catering:The restaurant is located on the main deck without direct access to the cabins. On the upper deck you will find a Saloon area with WiFi, a generous panoramic bar with dance floor with music in the evening. On the panoramic deck you will find a Viennese cafe.
Languages on board
Arrival Date: Every SATURDAY, May 11 – 27. September 2019 first and last departure
Comfort Relax Package with cycle tour guide- additional supplement: May 11, June 08, July 06 /27, August 24, September 21st
Further dates upon request min. 8 participants
|All prices in € per person|
|Deck categories||season 1||season 2||season 3|
|Bunk-bed main deck ECO||719||769|
|Twin bed main deck||759||845|
|Bunk-bed upperdeck ECO||819||869|
|Twin bed upperdeck||915||965|
|2/3-bed upperdeck JUNIORSUITE||1075||1125|
|Twin bed Promenade deck||945||995|
|3-bed Promenade deck||945||995|
|Twin bed Promenade deck JUNIORSUITE||1075||1125|
|2/3-bed Promenade deck JUNIORSUITE||1075||1125|
|Comfort relax bike package dates: May 19, June 8, July 6/27, August 24, September 21||235||235|
|Package dates with hiking tour guide: May 18, July 20, September 14||249||249|
Additional night in Passau 3 & 4-star
|Transfer Munich airport Passau||one way 69€||from/to 119€|
|How to book the bike & boat tour Payment||