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On this classic cycle tour you will experience the combination of nature along the scenic riverbanks of the Danube as well as the unique opportunity to visit the most important metropolis cites that lay alongside the Danube. Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have an overwhelming history with genuine notions of the yesteryear. Nostalgia is combined with a deeply intriguing history along the ever-changing riverbanks of the Danube and all are included in the places that you will come across. Just to scratch the surface of this in-depth tour; it takes you to The Castle of Eckartsau, which happens to be the place where Austrian Emperor Karl the 1st and his wife Zita met their fate. And in Bratislava, where the coronation of Hungarian Kings took place and the famous empress Maria Theresia acquired much of her fame, prestige and honour. In Esztergom, the first Hungarian king, King Stephan was born and accepted his coronation. Empress Sissi of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary in Budapest. All of this plus much more will certainly make for a trip of a lifetime.
Individual arrival in Vienna.
Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a Nature Reserve with stunning and diverse Flora and Fauna. Get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful peace and silence, only interrupted by the twittering chirps of birds. The ancient Romans have left their print and also have relaxed in the nice warm water of Bad Deutsch Altenburg.
Nestled between the hills of Hainburg and the Carpathian Mountains, you start your day’s journey with a short transfer by train and then cycling on to Europe’s youngest capital, Bratislava. The Slovak capital has an enchanting sleepy old town parallel to magnificent modern-day buildings.
The marshy landscape of the Szigetköz is an ideal environment and paradise for birds and fish alike. In the midst of these wild and untouched lowlands with more than 500 tiny islands, you will find quaint farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube canals and creeks. After a relaxing and short train ride you reach the day’s final destination, Györ with its gorgeous Baroque-style old town squares.
The National Stud of Babolna is world famous for its Arabian horse breeding and is defiantly worth a stroll through. While you are visiting the Studs and the Stud Museum you can catch a glimpse of some secrets Hungarian horse breeding techniques and methods. After cycling through the lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, you will find your accommodations in the favorite village of renowned King Matthias.
Today you cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube down small low-traffic roads through quaint and quintessential villages. On your way to the “Town of Bishops and Kings”, Esztergom, also known as the „Hungarian Rome“ or “Royal City”, you pass the Roman fort of Kelemantia. The Basilica of Esztergom, the largest Catholic Church in Hungary and the rest of the town prove again and again to be a highlight and glamorous part of the overall tour.
Amidst the hilly landscape, the river Danube divides itself into parts creating the Szentendre-island. On this island, you cycle through typical Hungarian villages. Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and the Open-air Museum Skanzen. A few particular highlights include some of the most famous attractions in Budapest. All in which you will discover on your boat ride (cat. B) into the city.
Individual departure by public bus or extension.
|Concept||Season 1||Season 2||Season 3|
|Dates||13.04 – 28.04 and 04.10 – 12.10||29.04-30.06 and 26.08 – 03.10||01.07-25.08|
|Category: A double room||619€||709€||749€|
|Category: B double room||499€||559€||609€|
|Single room Cat: A||869€||959€||999€|
|Single room Cat: B||695€||755€||805€|
|Half-board supplement Cat: A||149€||149€||149€|
|Half-board supplement Cat: B(in Vienna only breakfast)||115€||115€||115€|
|Kids bike, trailer, tag along||72€||72€||72€|
|Bike helmet(to be paid on spot)||25€||25€||25€|
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