By bike & boat - Danube - MS Normandie
- € 659,00 per person
- Bookable from: 1 person
35–50 km by bike daily, flat,
Middle-class-ship, 51 cabins
On joining this vessel you are immediately aware of the cosy and informal ambience on board. On the upper deck you will find the comfy panorama salon with its bar and the small sauna (advance booking at the reception only) on the main deck the comfortable restaurant (no direct access from the cabin-zone). On deck there are both deck chairs and ordinary chairs and tables, which encourage conversation and communal activity in fresh air.
MS NORMANDIE possesses altogether two 1-bed-cabins and forty-nine 2-bed-cabins. They are all outside cabins, giving some 10-11 square metres of space (2-bed) and about 7 qm (1-bed). All 2-bed-cabins on main and upper deck are equipped with two lower beds, one of which can be folded against the wall during the day to provide a more homely atmosphere, shower and WC, hairdryer, TV, safe (deposit), central air-conditioning and a picture window. Only on the upper deck the windows may be opened. 1-bed cabins have one lower bed and are otherwise equipped with same features.
Length 91.2 m, width 10.50 m, depth 1.60 m, max. 100 passengers
- 7 Nights
- 7 nights on board MS Normandie in outer cabins with shower/WC
- daily full board (7x breakfast, 6x lunch snack on board or packed lunch,6x 3-course-dinner)
- afternoon coffee break
- Captains greeting
- Daily Live-Music
- Farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
- Daily cabin cleaning
- Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
- Tour guide on board and daily informational meeting
- daily individual bike trips
- map- and information material per cabin in English
- all harbor, locks and bridge taxes
- 18.04.2020 to 02.10.2020
Day 1 - Individual arrival in Passau, boat trip Passau–Engelhartszell
Arrival in the „Three River City“. Passau attracts many with the world's greatest church organ at the Passauer Dom and it's charming Old Town. Embarkation will be around 4-5 pm, departure around 7 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board of the MS Normandie and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.
Day 2 - Engelhartszell–Untermühl–“Great Loop”–Linz, approx. 35 km
The first day of your cycle route starts in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria), where we head towards the 'Great Loop' - one of the most beautiful and original sectors of the Danube. Shipping from Untermühl to Linz. Tip: discover Linz, the capital of upper Austria while riding on the bright yellow City-Express.
Day 3 - Linz–Mauthausen–Grein, approx. 36-42 km / boat trip Linz–Mauthausen
In the early morning shipping to Mauthausen. You have the possibility to visit the memorial-place KZ-Mauthausen. The Celtic town Mitterkirchen gives you an insight of the past. For easy cyclists the tour leads along the Danube, the alternative route, 'Clam Castle,' through the beautiful back country of the 'Strudengau' is slightly hilly, but a fantastic landscape. Worth a visit in Grein: the impressive Castle of Greinburg.
Day 4 - Grein-Melk, approx 50 km/boat trip Melk-Tulln
Today's bike route is marked by a diverse landscape. At the beginning, there is the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. The valley expands from Persenbeug and the bike tour leads you further to Melk with its gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren. On deck, you enjoy the sunset and the beautiful evening illumination of the Wachau. Today's final destination is Tulln, famous for its numerous market gardens.
Day 5 - Tulln–Vienna-Nussdorf/Korneuburg, ca. 35 km
Right in front of Vienna's entrance, embedded in a breathtaking landscape, the monastery of Klosterneuburg is situated. You can already see the cupola of this 900 year old baroque building from a distance. 'Kahlenbergerdorf' with it's wine taverns is definitely worth a visit. After a stroll through the vineyards, you can enjoy the panoramic view over Vienna.
Day 6 - day of rest Vienna-Nussdorf/Korneuburg / boat trip Vienna–Wachau
You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest in Vienna like the St. Stephens Cathedral, the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard 'Ringstraβe' with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. In the night the MS Normandie will bring you to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).
Day 7 - Wachau–Pöchlarn, approx. 39 km / boat trip Pöchlarn–Passau
Your last biking day of your bike and boat trip is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the small village of Pöchlarn you will board again. After the farewell gala dinner, you start “sailing” back to Passau.
Day 8 - Individual departure from Passau
Arrival: approx at 10:00 a.m., disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards
Possible date of arrival
22.04., 06.05., 20.05., 03.06., 17.06., 01.07., 15.07., 29.07., 12.08., 26.08., 09.09., 23.09., 07.10.2019
Minimum number of participants: 50 guests
A: 22.04.2019 / 07.10.2019