Highlights
  • Enjoy riding along the Danube Bike Path
  • Discover the Old City in Passau
  • Visit 'Donau Auen' National Park
  • Enjoy a casual bike tour of the main sights and explore Budapest

Four countries. Three world capitals. Medieval strongholds, modern art museums, towering castle ruins and gorgeous wine country. You'll only have to unpack once as you travel aboard the River Beatrice – among the finest ships in its class – along the Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest. Throw in gentle riverside riding on Europe’s longest dedicated bike path, spiced up here and there with a foray into the hills beyond and our trademark culturally immersive events. It’s an incomparable way to discover Mitteleuropa, one of the world’s oldest “exciting new” travel destinations.

Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport
Rivers & Seas
  • Danube River
Ship Name
  • S.S. Maria Theresa, Uniworld (2017)

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Itinerary

Day 1:

Begin riding along the Danube Bike Path towards Passau where we will eventually board the ship that will serve as our floating hotel and spa for the week. Familiarize yourself with the vessel tonight before we regroup for introductory cocktails.

Day 2:

This morning, ride along the Inn River bike path toward the 'Friendship Bridge' linking Germany and Austria. Stop for a mid-morning coffee in true Bavarian style (with whipped cream!). Enjoy a private tour of the Old City in Passau before a special private dinner tonight in the Captain's lounge.

Day 3:

Awake to the sight of Linz! Ride through forests, past family-run farms and into the historic center of Eferding. Stop for lunch on the banks of the Danube, before crossing and returning to Linz through more pastoral landscape.

Day 4:

Pedal in the Wachau, a memorable section of the Danube renowned for its photogenic vineyards. If you’re keen for a workout not involving a saddle, you can have a go at the vigorous climb up to the castle ruins!

Day 5:

Enjoy breakfast at the passenger port of Vienna before riding on Donau Island. Lunch will be back on the ship before we enter the historic centre of Vienna for an informative city walk (and a memorable surprise).

Day 6:

Begin riding along the left bank of the Danube, through the rich reserve of the 'Donau Auen' National Park. Halfway to Budapest, we`ll stop at the Kaiser`s former digs for lunch and a piece of his favourite dessert, the recipe of which was a state secret until it was stolen!

Day 7:

The day begins with breakfast amid an unforgettable backdrop: the cityscape of Budapest floating majestically into view. Enjoy a casual bike tour of the main sights and explore Budapest in the afternoon.

Day 8:

After a final breakfast on the water, we part company this morning. We highly recommend a few more days in dynamic Budapest, but if you must depart immediately, an airport transfer organized by our ship is readily available with prior reservation.

Dates & Pricing
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Price Per Day:

$ 999 per day
 
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Jun-07-2019Jun-14-2019$ 7,995$ 11,095YesLimitedReserve
Jun-23-2019Jun-30-2019$ 7,995$ 11,095YesLimitedReserve
Sep-13-2019Sep-20-2019$ 8,695$ 11,795YesLimitedReserve
Sep-29-2019Oct-06-2019$ 8,495$ 11,595YesLimitedReserve
May-24-2020May-31-2020$ 7,995$ 11,095YesLimitedReserve
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Details
Ship Name

S.S. Maria Theresa, Uniworld (2017)

Ship Stats

Rivers: Rhine River, Danube River

Guests: 150

Staff: 57

Suites: 11 (305-410 sq ft)

Staterooms: 64 (162-194 sq ft)

Length: 443 ft

Width: 37.5 ft

Ship Description

The 75-stateroom Maria Theresa was built in 2015, and earned the “Best New River Ship” award by Cruise Critic editors in the same year. A baroque homage to the former Austrian empress from bow to stern, the S.S Maria Theresa is among the newest and most lavish river boats on the Danube. Suites are individually decorated; all B&R cabins boast French balconies affording wide views of the riverscapes. The vessel is fully airconditioned, and features high-quality beds and linens, marble bathrooms with Occitane accessories, and a knowledgeable, professional crew of 50-plus. The restaurant, often resupplied with fresh regional ingredients en route, offers an array of beautifully prepared starters and entrees, as well as a sumptuous buffet breakfast, all in a panoramic setting.

Deck & Cabin Plans

Trip Includes
  • 7 nights aboard the S.S. Maria Theresa in the stateroom class of your choosing
  • All meals, including wine (some on-board and others ashore. Optional dinner on your own in Vienna or lunch in Budapest if desired)
  • Services of B&R guide(s), local guide(s) and support vehicle(s)
  • Use of a customized hybrid or racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
  • Services of the ship’s fifty-person crew for all onboard needs
  • A handlebar mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy Tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
  • B&R biodegradable water bottle
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All gratuities for the ship’s crew, local guides, baggage, porters and hotel service
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
Munich
End City
Budapest
Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your B&R trip, you are entitled to the return of these amounts:

Number of days prior to your trip:

270+: 100% Refund of deposit

96-269: 50% Refund of deposit

61-95: 75% Refund of trip cost

31-60: 50% Refund of trip cost

0-30% : 100% Cancellation fee

Should you cancel your reservation more than 95 days in advance of the departure date, the entire US$1,000 per person deposit is transferable as a future trip credit to be used by the same traveller towards a B&R trip departing within 24 months of the original trip cancellation date. This credit cannot be extended beyond 24 months but may be transferred to another trip only once. Between 61-95 days prior to your original departure date, you may transfer to a different trip in the same calendar year upon payment of a fee of US$250 per person (this fee will be waived for Premier Cru & Grand Cru travellers). If you cancel this subsequent reservation, then the cancellation fees applicable shall be the higher of the cancellation fee on your original reservation or the cancellation fee on the trip to which you transferred. Within 60 days of departure, the regular cancellation fees will apply.

 

Additional Information:

Activity Level:

Recreational

Most of the riding on this trip is flat to gentle on the Danube bike path or other dedicated bicycle paths. There are a few hills to be biked, especially on Days 2 and 6. There are numerous long options for eager riders. Road surfaces are either paved or consist of hard-packed dirt and gravel. B&R therefore strongly recommends the use of hybrid bicycles for this trip. Daily elevation gains range between 25 m (82 feet) and 250 m (820 feet).

Gear: 

The Bikes

You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

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