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Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Legendary Danube | Self Guided

Explore four countries as you follow the Danube river through the charming capitals of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. The cycling will take you along the famous Danube Bend and through the gorgeous landscapes of the Wachau Valley with plenty of time to visit traditional towns, architectural gems and beautiful palaces. Onboard the MV Carissima enjoy superb food, a panoramic lounge, whirlpool and swimming pool (June to August), and comfortable cabins.

What not to miss

  • Exploring three of Europe’s charming capitals, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • Cycling along the Hungarian “Danube Bend”
  • Discovering the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Wachau Valley
  • Hot tub and swimming pool onboard

What’s included

  • Flights and Transfers
  • En suite accommodation – All cabins have double beds which can be converted into twins
  • Full Board
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail
  • Bikes with panniers and handlebar bags
  • Route maps and instructions
  • Local support whenever needed

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Legendary Danube | Self Guided

7 Night Tour

Day 1

Arrive at Munich. Transfer to Passau, where you’ll board your boat and be equipped with your bicycle. You’ll have time this afternoon to explore the charming city located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and the IIz rivers, visiting the old town centre and Passau Cathedral. Back on board in the early evening you will start your cruise through the beautiful Danube valley (departs at 6pm).

Day 2

Engelhartszell to Aschach: 26 miles (42km). The first cycle ride of your holiday takes you through the classic scenery of the “Great Loop” of Donauschlinge. Here you will see some of the most beautiful scenery along the Danube, passing through small villages with cosy taverns and visit the Trappist monastery at Engelhartszell, where you can taste local liquors and cheese. The route to your stop for the evening, the market town of Aschach, passes the “Scholgener View”, providing spectacular views.

Day 3

Devin to Bratislava: 27 miles (43km). Leaving Devin’s castle ruins behind, today we follow the former ‘Iron Curtain’, crossing the former border and reaching the imposing Baroque Palace of Hof with its beautifully terraced gardens. From here we cycle through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, the coronation city and former capital of Hungary. Explore the hidden alleyways of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

Day 4

Budapest to Szentendre: 34 miles (54km)/Rest Day. Today you will reach Budapest, the stunning capital of Hungary. You can discover the grand city on an optional guided bike tour or choose to relax and explore the highlights such as the Royal Palace or even the traditional thermal baths. You can also choose to cycle to the lovely town of Szentendre which has a rich artistic heritage. In the evening, there is an optional show with traditional music, food and dance.

Day 5

Danube Bend to Esztergom: 27 miles (43km). Departing Budapest, you will cycle along the famous Danube Bend, one of the most picturesque parts of the Danube, through several historical towns such as tiny Visegrad, Hungary’s Camelot from the 15th Century, on the way to Esztergom home to Hungary’s largest Catholic Church.

Day 6

Vienna. We’ve allowed a whole day to explore this amazing city. Take to the streets and explore, or opt for a city tour by bike or bus. The architecture here is incredible: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’-boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colourful “Hundertwasserhaus”. Grab a bite in a classic Viennese café, or dine in style at one of the city’s many restaurants.

Day 7

Wachau/Krems to Melk: 23 miles (37km). Today offers a wonderful last’s days cycling, which meanders through an enchanting land of dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards, castles and monasteries. On route, you will pass a foreboding ruin looming above the small baroque town of Durnstein in the Wachau valley. We suggest wine-tasting in Weißenkirchen.

Day 8

Before we say “Auf Wiedersehen” you will cruise to Passau before transferring you to Munich (after 11.30am).

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Legendary Danube | Self Guided

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Legendary Danube | Self Guided

Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.

MC Carissima

  • Capacity: 150 guests 

  • Length: 110m / Width: 11.4m

  • Cabins: All 75 de-luxe staterooms have 14 m² and feature a hotel-style double bed, which may be converted to two single beds. The half-height windows on the Main deck cannot be opened, the staterooms on the Upper and Middle deck provide full-size picture windows that do open. 

  • Panorama restaurant

  • Panorama-Lounge with bar

  • Spa area with sauna and whirlpool

  • Sun deck with top, pool (June-August), chairs and tables

  • Library

MV Fortuna

  • Capacity: 170 guests

  • Length: 125.5m / Width: 11.4m

  • Cabins: All 85 comfortable modern cabins are double or twin-bedded cabins arranged over 3 decks. Regular Cabins are 14m² while suites have 25m² and all are equipped with a private bathroom and shower, tv, safe and full air conditioning. 

  • Panorama restaurant

  • Salon with Bar

  • Sun deck and viewing decks

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Legendary Danube | Self Guided

Flight & Transfers Included Prices 2020

2020 Departure
Dates

Type of cabin

Prices

Child Reduction (Sharing Cabin with Adult)

Single Supplement

28th April 

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£1215

£110

£340

12th May – 26th May 

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£1305

£125

£385

2nd June – 28th July

 2 Bed Eco (Main)

£1355

£130

£410

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£1305

£125

£385

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£1355

£130

£410

6th October

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£1215

£110

£340

28th April

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1335

£125

£400

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1435

£140

£445

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1475

£150

£475

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1435

£140

£445

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1475

£150

£475

6th October

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1335

£125

£400

28th April

2 Bed (Main)

£1275

£120

£375

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed (Main)

£1375

£135

£420

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed (Main)

£1425

£140

£445

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed (Main)

£1375

£135

£420

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed (Main)

£1425

£140

£445

6th October

2 Bed (Main)

£1275

£120

£375

28th April

2 Bed (Middle)

£1435

£145

£445

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed (Middle)

£1525

£160

£495

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed (Middle)

£1575

£165

£520

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed (Middle)

£1525

£160

£495

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed (Middle)

£1575

£165

£520

6th October

2 Bed (Middle)

£1435

£145

£445

28th April

2 Bed (Upper)

£1495

£150

£480

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed (Upper)

£1595

£165

£525

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed (Upper)

£1645

£175

£550

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed (Upper)

£1595

£165

£525

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed (Upper)

£1645

£175

£550

6th October

2 Bed (Upper)

£1495

£150

£480

Tour Only Prices 2020

2020 Departure
Dates

 Type of Cabin 

Prices

Child Reduction (Sharing Cabin with Adult)

Single Supplement

28th April

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£865

£110

£340

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£955

£125

£385

2nd June – 28th July

 2 Bed Eco (Main)

£995

£130

£410

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£955

£125

£385

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£995

£130

£410

6th October

2 Bed Eco (Main)

£865

£110

£340

28th April

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£985

£125

£400

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1085

£145

£445

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1135

£150

£470

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1085

£145

£445

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£1135

£150

£470

6th October

2 Bed Eco (Middle)

£985

£125

£400

28th April

2 Bed (Main)

£925

£120

£375

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed (Main)

£1025

£135

£420

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed (Main)

£1075

£140

£445

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed (Main)

£1025

£135

£420

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed (Main)

£1075

£140

£445

6th October

2 Bed (Main)

£1325

£120

£375

28th April

2 Bed (Middle)

£1085

£145

£445

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed (Middle)

£1185

£160

£495

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed (Middle)

£1235

£165

£520

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed (Middle)

£1185

£160

£495

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed (Middle)

£1235

£165

£520

6th October

2 Bed (Middle)

£1085

£145

£445

28th April

2 Bed (Upper)

£1155

£155

£480

12th May – 26th May

2 Bed (Upper)

£1255

£165

£525

2nd June – 28th July

2 Bed (Upper)

£1295

£75

£550

4th August – 25th August

2 Bed (Upper)

£1255

£165

£525

1st September – 29th September

2 Bed (Upper)

£1295

£175

£550

6th October

2 Bed (Upper)

£1155

£155

£480

Departures - Sundays

Notes

  • E-Bike Supplement: £95 per week
  • Child prices and single supplement prices available on request, please contact our team on 020 7471 7750 to find out more.

Extras

  • Electric bikes on request
  • Comfort Relax Package with guided cycling and tours
  • Helmets (purchased onboard)

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

ATOL protected

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 4055.

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