Trip Type : River Cruise
Incredible River Cruise-Danube-3522073_P

Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

Backroads
5.0 . Excellent
97%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 5,498 $ 687 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • With graceful bridges, spires, turrets and abbey towers embellishing its banks, the Danube River guides you through history
  • Experience each grand cityscape as it was historically designed to impress—from the water
  • Enjoy one of our most flexible itineraries—an ideal trip for a range of cycling abilities
  • Experience unforgettable moments like pedaling in Austria's famous Wachau Valley wine region and an evening cruise through Budapest's illuminated cityscape
  • Choose between more miles on your bike or expertly guided tours on foot

Short Description

From Prague to Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna, and on to Budapest, voyage aboard one of the Danube River’s finest ships. You’ll unpack once and savor extraordinary views of cityscapes from expansive outdoor decks and panoramic windows. And journey ashore by bike, discovering peaceful countryside and storybook towns. At day’s end, return to the ship for fun-filled evenings of wining, dining and camaraderie. Enjoy an incredible trip, splendid cities and a wealth of unforgettable experiences. Welcome aboard!

These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Trip Type River Cruise
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Prague
End City Budapest

Trip Includes

  • All meals included
  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • Tour guide
  • Internal transportation

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Itinerary

Day 1:

Set out on a tranquil spin through Franconia  For a refreshing taste of local culture, stop in at a monastery to sample the popular regional beer  Pedal past infamous World War II sites in Nuremberg, once the center of the Holy Roman Empire. (Overnight in Nuremberg)

Day 2:

Explore historic Nuremberg and the modern Main-Danube Canal, an engineering marvel Enjoy a laid-back ride through the countryside and picture-perfect medieval towns surrounding Nuremburg. (Cruise afternoon/overnight Nuremberg to Regensburg)

Day 3:

The towers and bridges of Regensburg, a World Heritage site, will take your breath away Bike to the Danube Gorge, a narrow passage carved through rock by the mighty river  Witness the Porta Praetoria, Germany’s oldest stone structure, dating back to AD 179. (Cruise overnight Regensburg to Passau)

Day 4:

The choice is yours—ride in the bucolic border region of Germany and Austria among pastures, hills and river valleys  Or partake in a guided walk amid Italian Baroque splendor in Passau—where three rivers meet—or enjoy a full day in Salzburg. (Cruise Passau to Linz; cruise overnight Linz to Melk)

Day 5:

Bike or sail through the vineyard-laced Wachau Valley, a region beloved for its beauty as well as its superb Rieslings  Visit majestic Melk Abbey, quaint towns and traditional heurigen (wine taverns)  Ride to enchanting Dürnstein, with its hallmark blue baroque church tower. (Cruise Melk to Vienna; overnight in Vienna)

Day 6:

Vienna’s architecturally rich historic center —from soaring St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Opera House—is a joy to explore Spin through this bike-friendly city on two wheels before an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (Overnight in Vienna)

Days 7-8:

Be charmed by Budapest during a guided bike tour Treat yourself to a soak in thermal springs, visit a museum or have a look around the lively shopping district Budapest’s illuminated cityscape sets the stage for an evening cruise—the perfect finale to an unforgettable trip. (Overnight in Budapest)

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Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides!

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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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The most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip

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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Flights & Transport

Internal airfare and ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Insurances
  • Passport and Visa expenses
  • Personal expenses

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