The famous Stiftskirche tower in Durnstein, Austria. Photo via Flickr:Andrij Bulba

Blue tower of the Stiftskirche greets everyone in the Wachau Valley, Austria. Photo via Flickr:jay8085
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Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna

Austria, Germany, Slovakia Bike + Barge Tours

A bike and boat three country tour including Bratislava

  • Cycle along the German/Austrian border on this bike and boat tour that takes you through three countries, Germany, Slovakia, and Bratislava. Gently downhill, mostly supported by a tailwind, you experience the impressive river as it meanders in the "Great Loop" and enjoying the gorgeous landscape of the legendary Wachau with its castles and fortresses.

    In Vienna, a beautiful city rich in architecture and history, you will enjoy exploring the metropolis during a wonderful sightseeing tour by bike. In many ways it is a city that is hard to describe – you really do have to see and feel it for yourself! Once you have finished sightseeing on your bicycle you can relax in any one of the many cozy cafés or in a typical Viennese wine tavern.

    After a great day of cycling and exploring, relax onboard the MS Theodor Körner while listening to live music.

    Highlights:

    • Passau, the Three River City
    • The Great Loop
    • Bratislava
    • Wachau-World Cultural Heritage site
    • Vienna- city of music and culture

    Want to check out more bike and barge tours in Germany?

    This tour is also offered as a guided tour called the Comfort Relax Guided Tour. Also, a full list of Danube Bike Tours is here.

  • 2019

    Season 1 (S1): August
    Season 2 (S2): June / July / September

    Price per person

    Main

    Upper

    Promenade

    S1: ECO* cabin 

    £ 697 $ 1,404 813 $ 1236 NOK 7724 kr 7129 $ 927

    £ 783 $ 1,577 913 $ 1388 NOK 8674 kr 8006 $ 1,041

    -

    S1: 2-bed cabin

    £ 762 $ 1,536 889 $ 1351 NOK 8446 kr 7796 $ 1,013

    £ 865 $ 1,743 1009 $ 1534 NOK 9586 kr 8848 $ 1,150

    £ 891 $ 1,795 1039 $ 1579 NOK 9871 kr 9111 $ 1,184

    S1: Junior Suite

    -

    £ 1002 $ 2,019 1169 $ 1777 NOK 11106 kr 10251 $ 1,333

    £ 1002 $ 2,019 1169 $ 1777 NOK 11106 kr 10251 $ 1,333

    S2: ECO* cabin 

    £ 740 $ 1,491 863 $ 1312 NOK 8199 kr 7568 $ 984

    £ 825 $ 1,663 963 $ 1464 NOK 9149 kr 8445 $ 1,098

    -

    S2: 2-bed cabin

    £ 805 $ 1,622 939 $ 1427 NOK 8921 kr 8234 $ 1,070

    £ 908 $ 1,829 1059 $ 1610 NOK 10061 kr 9287 $ 1,207

    £ 933 $ 1,881 1089 $ 1655 NOK 10346 kr 9550 $ 1,241

    S2: Junior Suite

    -

    £ 1045 $ 2,106 1219 $ 1853 NOK 11581 kr 10690 $ 1,390

    £ 1045 $ 2,106 1219 $ 1853 NOK 11581 kr 10690 $ 1,390

    *ECO cabins are bunk bed cabins

    SINGLE CABIN PRICING: MainUpperPromenade
    S1: 2-bed cabin ECO* single use £ 1005 $ 2,024 1172 $ 1781 NOK 11134 kr 10278 $ 1,336 £ 1133 $ 2,283 1322 $ 2009 NOK 12559 kr 11593 $ 1,507 ---
    S1: 2-bed cabin single use £ 1102 $ 2,221 1286 $ 1955 NOK 12217 kr 11277 $ 1,466 £ 1257 $ 2,532 1466 $ 2228 NOK 13927 kr 12856 $ 1,671 £ 1295 $ 2,610 1511 $ 2297 NOK 14355 kr 13250 $ 1,723
    S2: 2-bed cabin ECO* single use £ 1069 $ 2,154 1247 $ 1895 NOK 11847 kr 10935 $ 1,422 £ 1197 $ 2,413 1397 $ 2123 NOK 13272 kr 12251 $ 1,593 ---
    S2: 2-bed cabin single use £ 1167 $ 2,351 1361 $ 2069 NOK 12930 kr 11935 $ 1,552 £ 1321 $ 2,662 1541 $ 2342 NOK 14640 kr 13513 $ 1,757 £ 1359 $ 2,739 1586 $ 2411 NOK 15067 kr 13908 $ 1,808

    REDUCTIONS:

    Children 0-2 years old: Free (baby cot provided)

    Children's discounts available ages 3-12 years. Please ask

    Discount third person in Triple Cabin. Please ask

    Discount, no bike rental: £ 63 $ 128 74 $ 112 NOK 703 kr 649 $ 84

    Discount, no bike rental using own bike: £ 51 $ 102 59 $ 90 NOK 561 kr 517 $ 67

     

    extra options

    E bike rental:   £ 81 $ 162 94 $ 143 NOK 893 kr 824 $ 107

    Guided Comfort Relax:  £ 201 $ 406 235 $ 357 NOK 2233 kr 2061 $ 268

    Transfer Munich to Passau, one way: £ 68 $ 136 79 $ 120 NOK 751 kr 693 $ 90

    Transfer Munch to Passau, round trip: £ 111 $ 223 129 $ 196 NOK 1226 kr 1131 $ 147

    Helmet purchase (payable on board).

    Extra nights:

    Passau 3 * hotel: £ 50 $ 100 58 $ 88 NOK 551 kr 509 $ 66

    Single supplement: £ 21 $ 43 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29

    Passau 4 * hotel: TBA

    Single supplement: TBA

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Munich or Salzburg.

    Local Travel

    From either the Munich or Salzburg airports, you can take a train to Passau. From Munich airport, the train ride is approximately 2.5 hours. You can also book transfer from Munich Airport to Passau (see pricing options). From Salzburg Airport, the ride is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. A good website to use to research regional weather including average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and other weather-related information is weatherbase.com.

    Remarks

    Helmet purchase available on board

    DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Tour Dates

2019

Departures every Saturday from May 11 to September 21, 2019 - Except June 15, 22, August 3, 10, & 31, 2019.

*Comfort Relax Guided dates: June 8, July 6, 27, August 24, and September 21, 2019 .
*Maximum of 22 persons with guided group.  Other dates can be requested with minimum of 8 participants.

Please see our tour page Along the Danube Passau to Vienna for the 2020 itinerary on the Theodor Körner which will include a full day in the picturesque Wachau Valley, a World Cultural Heritage site famous for its wine. Dinners on board will include a beverage package with wine and beer.

Skill Level

This is an easy tour following the flow of the Danube. The route is mostly flat but there are some rolling hills especially coming out of the Danube valley. It takes place on good, asphalt bike paths very suitable for beginners and children. Daily distances can sometimes be adjusted and of course, you can always stay on board!

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations aboard the premium class ship, the Theodor Korner

What’s Included

  • 7 nights on board including towels and linen
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Full meals (breakfast, onboard lunch for non-cyclists/bag lunch for cyclists, and dinner - choice of two or three dinner entrees each evening)
  • Afternoon coffee break or snack
  • Late night snack (
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • One Gala Dinner with a farewell cocktail and farewell crew show
  • Daily live music
  • Tour leader on board (does not cycle with the group)
  • 21-speed unisex bicycle including lock, handlebar bag & pannier
  • GPS tracks available for download
  • Information packet with route book (one per cabin)
  • Daily informational meeting
  • Port fees
  • If you book the Comfort Relax package, also included:
    • Cycling tour guide
    • Two ferry rides
    • Cider tasting in the Upper Danube Valley
    • Visit of Austria's oldest theater in Grein
    • Wine tasting in the Wachau region
    • Guided city tour by bike in Vienna
    • City tour with scenic train + walking tour in Bratislava
  • What’s Not Included

    TourBike+Boat
    TypeBoth
    SkillEasy
    Length8 days
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    Day-To-Day Itinerary

    Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna Map

    Day 1: Passau
    Day 2: Mauthausen - Grein, 22 mi. (35 km)
    Day 3: Devin - Bratislava, 11 to 30 mi. (18 to 49 km)
    Day 4: Vienna (day of rest)
    Day 5: Wachau/ Krems - Melk, 21 mi. (33 km)
    Day 6: Melk - Grein, 31 mi. (50 km)
    Day 7: Great Danube Loop / Obermühl - Engelhartszell, 17 to 27 mi. (28 to 43 km)
    Day 8: Passau

    All distances are approximate.

    Day 1: Arrival in Passau
    Boarding time is at 4 p.m. The "Bishop City," close to the Bavarian/Austrian border, is also known as the "City of three Rivers." Use your free time and stroll through the old charming center, visit the world's largest Catholic church organ in the cathedral and enjoy the easy atmosphere of a typical Bavarian beer garden. At 6.30 p.m. cast off! Your vacation begins with a boat ride through the romantic Danube Valley.

    Day 2: Mauthausen - Grein, 22 mi. (35 km)
    Today your bike and barge tour in Germany takes you directly along the Danube where you have enough time to enjoy the natural state of the meadow landscape. Visit the medieval village and former concentration camp at Mauthausen. The Celtic village Mitterkirchen gives you an insight into the past. The alternative route, "Clam Castle," through the beautiful backcountry of the "Strudengau" is slightly hilly but offers fantastic scenery. Grein is the destination of today's stage. Home of Austria's oldest city theatre and a mighty castle (optional, not included).

    Day 3: Devin - Bratislava, 11 to 30 mi. (18 to 49 km) - 2019 itinerary approximately 27 mi. (43km)
    From Devin you follow the former ‘Iron Curtain’, cross the former border and reach the imposing Baroque Palace of Hof with its beautifully terraced gardens. Cycle through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the coronation city and former capital of Hungary Bratislava located at the slopes of the Little Carpathians. Explore the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

    Day 4: Vienna (rest day)
    During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’- boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colorful "Hundertwasserhaus". There is enough time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese cafés. The evening can end in numerous ways. For example by visiting a Waltz and Opera concert at a famous Viennese Palaces (optional).

    Day 5: Wachau / Krems - Melk, 23 mi. (37 km)
    Today’s biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries, and ruins, this hilly landscape enchants everybody. You will be biking on cloud nine! A powerful ruin looms above the small baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In Weißenkirchen (possibility for a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns right along the bike path.

    Day 6: Melk - Grein, 31 mi. (50 km)
    After breakfast, you have plenty of time to visit the gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren of Melk. Today's stage is marked by diversity. Starting in the wide valleys of the Nibelungen you follow the Danube and cycle further into the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. Yours today’s destination is the – already well known – city of Grein, home of Austria's oldest city theatre (optional, not included).

    Day 7: Great Danube Loop, Obermühl - Engelhartszell, 17 to 27 mi. (28 to 43 km) - 2019 itinerary shortened to 16 mi. (25km)
    Today you will cycle through the Danube Valley and will pass through many picturesque villages. Along the cycle path, you may smell freshly grilled mackerels, with small pubs doing all they can to entice cyclists to stay. Make sure you follow the small walking trail to the lookout high above the Danube Loop - what a breathtaking panoramic view of the Danube Valley it provides of the meandering Blue Danube! Need a refreshment? Try some of the special cordials at the Trappist monastery at Engelszell, your day’s destination. 

    Day 8: Passau
    Enjoy the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley on deck before you arrive relaxed at Passau. Arrival back to Passau approximately 10 AM. Disembarkation will take approximately 30 mins. Occasionally you may experience watergate delays. Therefore, we recommend that you do not make travel arrangements until after 11:00 AM.

    **Optional land excursions (must be booked and paid for onboard):**

    Bratislava: City tour by city express (excursion train) + walking tour
    Vienna: City tour by bike or HOP ON HOP OFF bus, classical waltz & operetta concert
    Wachau: Wine tasting with a local winegrower
    Grein: Visit of Austria’s oldest theatre

     

    *Important Information:

    In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages with buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. (Water level is force majeure). The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges or in case of undeserved breakdown of engine or power unit.

    Please be aware that your ship,  like all other ships on the Danube, is not only your hotel for the tour but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges - and the preparation work - may cause noise. If you are sensitive to noises, please bring your own earplugs.

    Be sure to check out all of our featured bike and boat tours, or our full list of bicycle tours.

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    Tour Reviews

    • Dean G. 6 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      The entire trip was more than we had expected in most ways. The highlight was definitely the sights we saw and as we cycled along bike paths that were so well kept and safe. Time spent on the boat was enjoyable-the food was varied and tasty. The servers and dining staff were very attentive and helpful. We have shared our experience with many friends and highly recommend the Danube bike and boat trip to everyone we talk to.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Ray B. 6 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      My wife and I completed a trip along the Danube. The riding was very easy, the scenery fascinating and the staff on the barge both friendly and helpful. We were very appreciative of the standard of food and professionalism of the staff. We organized this trip from Australia and found this to be a very easy process. We will definitely be looking to do more bike/barge trips in the future.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Linda B. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      Best Part? Exploring new places in a relaxing way and getting exercise at the same time.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Cheryle C. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      It was wonderful being with the tour guide, both relaxing and visiting places we would not have found on our own. The wine tasting and lunch stops were great. Also, we had a very blustery day and our guide found a route to get the wind behind us instead of sideways! There were a couple of issues with government closing roads and the staff got us where we needed to be on time regardless of the intrusion. Wonderful barge, great food and awesome people in our group.
      Our second trip with Tripsite.....we plan on a third next year!

    • Cheryle C. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      Our bike tour guide was terrific. It was wonderful to not have to worry about missing sites. Riding in Vienna was made easy by 2 tour guides. Our group was like family by the end of the trip. The director of the boat made sure we made it to the opera night on time despite heavy traffic and extra security due to an important government meeting. Our rooms were immaculate. Our second trip with Tripsite and we plan on doing another next year!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Richard S. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      Great experience overall, will do another trip soon!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Tim Devine 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      The biking itself was fabulous. The staff looked after the bikes well, and the routes were lovely. My problems are with the boat itself, and there are several significant issues. First, our room was next to some machinery near the bridge that woke us up frequently during the night. The bathroom smelled bad, and other guests on a lower floor had major issues with smells too. The boat broke down on one occasion, and we had the feeling that it was on its last legs. The food was okay, sometimes good, sometimes not so good. The staff were very good, although the music was mostly orientated to non-English speakers. I know that this is not a Viking riverboat, but I have a reasonable expectation of having a comfortable and fairly quiet room. Never again on this boat.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Dale K. 10 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      We biked the Danube, 7 days departing Passau and had one of the best weeks ever. Our cabin was beyond what we expected and very comfortable. The tour director gave us great information for our following days cycle. The dining both breakfast and dinner couldn't be faulted.
      A peaceful, relaxing week, where we only had to think about the experience.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Earl W. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      Best part of the trip was bicycling through the scenic Wachau wine region. The views of the Danube River and vineyards were magical. Views like you see in PBS commercials for Viking cruises. Bratislava was the most pleasant surprise. A beautiful city with an active cafe culture that is not as big and intimidating as Vienna.

      If you are unsure of your bicycling skills consider the hop-on hop-off tour option for Vienna instead of the bicycle tour. The crowds and heavy traffic make the bicycle tour slightly treacherous.

      The hardest bicycling day ironically was the first day with steep hills up to the Mauthausen concentration camp and the Clam Castle both of which were worth seeing. If you question whether you are in good enough physical condition for this trip rent the electric bikes, they make a huge difference.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Janene M. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      Each day of the tour had its own special treat. A castle one day, a palace the next. The opera experience in Vienna was amazing. A day cycling through the vineyards with a relaxing place to sample wines. Crossing the river through the lock. The guide always explains in advance the best places to visit on the ride.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Saundra F. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      The scenery, along our bike route was like a dream! So spectacular! I felt I could bike forever! We did a video of all of us peddling through the lush trees! It could be a commercial for happinesses!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Glenn S. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      Most Memorable Part: The scenery and history while cycling though the Danube river valley.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Carol J. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      The daily biking was wonderful. Every day was a new adventure with many different points of interest each day. A good variety of biking and places to see. Our guide was excellent. He was personable, extremely informative and shared all his knowledge of the area where we travelled each day. Juergen (sp?), our guide, was always patient, personable, enthusiastic and a lot of fun. Meals, staff and entertainment on the ship was excellent.....our beds were made up every evening and linens and towels changed daily as well....excellent job!!....my friend and myself booked a bike and barge through Tripsite last year and recommended to 16 other friends who booked with us for this trip this year. I will definitely recommend to others again for next year..... not sure where yet....but will be checking into that in the fall. Fabulous trip!!

      Boat: Andela Lora

    • Terrence Zito 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      We had a great time along the Danube river! The cycling was very good and the bikes adequate. The crew of the Theodor Korner were especially nice and competent. The tour guide was really on his game! Unfortunately, the boat itself needs a thorough rehab- our stateroom had an odd odor and was extremely noisy due to mid-ship engines. If we decide to do the Danube tour again we will choose a different boat!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Judith B. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      Bike and Barge- along the Danube to 3 countries- was wonderful. The weather ended up being perfect, though it was October, and that made it all even better! Scenery was super! Bikes- well maintained and easy to ride. Lots of great encounters with staff on board; only problem was an accident with the ship on the last day. I am sure it will not happen again!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Linda B. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      Getting to explore so many intriguing places along the Danube was an awesome experience. The varying landscapes - farmland, vineyards, orchards, and enchanting villages - was very memorable. The route was a fairly easy ride, but I would stress to future riders to make sure that they do a fair amount of cycling before they embark on this adventure.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Lorna T. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      The convenience and friendliness of the atmosphere on the boat, the helpfulness of the staff and the beauty of the of the scenery. All in all it was a wonderful experience.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Chris & Maggie Richards 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      this was our first Bike & barge river cruise, my wife did all the research & did a wicked job! another couple joined us and they are not cyclists - loved it! We all cannot say enough about the crew & staff. they truly did everything they could to make us happy and comfortable. the weather was the weather - some days nice & i think 1 or 2 days of rain but we don;t rate our vacations based on weather. our rooms were small but did what they needed to do hold our gear & sleep - & being cleaned everyday was awesome! the food was good - everyone had or found something they liked. - our servers took care of us - even if "the Canadians were late" LOL
      The live Music was great every night - he rocked it!
      The bar staff ( Nadia & crew) were great and helpful with what sights to see & our cruise director answered anything we needed about sights & places to see & watch for; so we all thought that was a bonus to have.
      I cycle Read more… a fair bit - 40-80km/week - so the only thing I'd change would be more or better bike options. but for being our first bike/brage trip we all Loved it. Great crew & staff, clean boat, nice all round - not huge & not small - just right!
      Keep up the good work.
      From Holie-Fux!
      Halifax, Nova Scotia.
      Chris/Maggie & Paula/Allan

    • Evelyn D. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The scenery was amazing and we felt so alive to experience seeing these countries on a bike. The food was very good. The staff were very helpful. It definitely was one of our most memorable vacation we have taken.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Trudy M. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      It was all very memorable. Bicycling through the countryside was very beautiful. My favorite day was the day we left from Krems. The trails were well marked and the bikes were very comfortable.
      My only complaint was that we were only given 500 mL of water each day for the trip. A person to drink at least 2 L of water a day especially when doing physical exercise. I had a cold and I would’ve liked to been able to have more water without paying for it. I ran out of water during the night coughing and would’ve liked to have more to drink.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

      • Jehiel from Tripsite 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

        Hi Trudy,
        Glad you had a great time! About your complaint, I agree with you...but the boat chooses to offer bottled watered to purchase beyond the 1/2 liter of water provided for free everyday. That is their policy. We try to prepare our clients by detailing this information in the "What's not included" section of the tour page and also in the travel information.
        I'm glad you still had a great time and we hope to help you plan your next trip!

    • Keith W. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Most Memorable Part: The camaraderie of our dinner table group. There were 12 of us from Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the U.S. and we had the best times together.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Charlotte G. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Wonderful, unforgettable trip -- best part was biking into Vienna and spending the day hiking around seeing some fantastic scenery, buildings and people. Absolutely loved the boat. Some on our trip only spoke English and the staff on the boat quickly accommodated them when it became obvious those darn Germans (can say that being related and understanding what they were saying!) weren't going to shut up during the English trip briefing by moving the following days sessions into separate areas. I would certainly do another trip somewhere else sometime with this company!

      Boat: Primadonna

    • Elisabeth P. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Because our overall experience was so perfect, flawless in every way, it is difficult to highlight just one part. The barge, the bikes, the staff, the guide, the food were all excellent and this holiday by far exceeded our expectations.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Lorna T 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      I enjoyed the cycling, the scenery was generally really lovely and revitalizing, with options to see different things.
      The food was very good (especially the fish dishes.)
      The staff were very pleasant.
      The bikes were good and the bike staff very helpful.
      The choice of outingings were very enjoyable.
      Overall it was a relaxing cycling holiday which was what I was looking for.
      I found that the Tripsite staff, (especially Carla), were very helpful in answering all my questions . Thank you!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Celia H. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      It was wonderful to have all the logistics taken care of. All we had to do was get up in the morning, have a hearty breakfast, get on our bikes and head out for a different adventure every day. Not too difficult!
      On board, the staff went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. The ship amenities were great. Our on board entertainer was super and we danced most evenings.
      The cycling was scenic, varied and interesting and not too difficult. I liked the cruiser style of the bike. Sitting more upright made sightseeing while riding very easy. Overall a great experience that I can't wait to repeat!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Judith B. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The Danube River is beautiful. My most memorable day was the last one of our week, when we cycled mostly through parks along the Danube in Austria. Weather was pleasant and the quietude, along with the autumn colors and few remaining flowers, was spectacular.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Margery K. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Most Memorable Part: Riding on the bike paths without having to worry about road traffic.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Robert M. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Scenery was beautiful. Biking was not overly strenuous. All in all very enjoyable.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Nancy B. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The bike routes were exceptional taking us through the most beautiful and scenic areas in the Danube Valley. We especially loved the Wachau Valley and it was Reisling harvest time!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Susan R. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Biking everyday on a different path through diverse scenery and able to stop at any time to see different landmarks. Getting to see more of the countryside than if on a tour bus. This itinerary was very doable for all ages and levels of fitness.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Mary Ellen W. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Highlight: Biking in the Wacchau Valley

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Linda B. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Biking through the Wachau Valley was spectacular, thus it was the highlight. The staff on the "barge" were super friendly and helpful. The biking was easy if a person is reasonably fit. A little practice doing long distance biking is a good idea.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Corol M. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Most Memorable Part: Beautiful scenery! Great attention by bike staff.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Vince K. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Most Memorable: Arriving in Budapest just at dark and seeing the city all lit up and riding through the Wachow valley. The visits to the cities, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, were too short and left us wanting more. This particular boat was geared more towards German speaking guests and English was a poorly translated afterthought.

    • Sue H. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The entire cycling tour was fantastic. Each day was different, and with a guide who was absolutely terrific, we enjoyed every bit of it!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Laurie S. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The Wachau Valley is breath taking. Austria and Bavaria are absolute gem locations. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Tripsite made it easy to book, offer very reasonable prices and answered all our questions.
      My only complaint was our German bike guide. We were the only primarily English speaking riders in a group of 14. The rest mostly spoke German. Our guide explained the vast majority of what we were seeing in German. This is somewhat understandable given that we were in the minority, but we felt that we missed out on so much historical explanations. In addition, he admitted that he didn't really know much about all the areas we visited and often deviated from the guide book. We ended up leaving the guided tour and going solo the last 2 days.
      We rented e-bikes, which we loved, but had to figure out how to use them as we went along.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Elisabeth P. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      It is difficult to say what the most memorable part of the trip was since every bit of it was exceptional: the scenery, the friendly staff, the other guests, the food, all were above expectations. Add to that the fact that we had perfect early Fall weather, sunny but not too hot, we felt like we had spent a week in heaven.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Susan D. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The Wachau Valley was our favorite!
      Our only complaint is that the toilet in our room was backing up sewer gas. Would have really welcomed a bathroom fan to duck it away or an improved sewer trap to prevent this.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

      • Jehiel 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

        Hi Susan,
        Thanks for sharing this feedback. Sometimes these things are hard to correct because of the construction of the ship. However, we are working with our local partner to make improvements to this boat for next season based on your feedback.
        Thanks again!

    • Elizabeth G. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      All of it was memorable - the scenic routes through lovely towns, stopping at wine tasting, castles, cathedrals, the day in Vienna. Lovely wait staff, house keeping and front desk!! Top award goes to the extraordinary chef -- who listened attentively to my request for whole foods, plant based and each evening created an extraordinary delight of color and tastes -- wonderful food combinations, spices, herbs.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Craig M. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Great trip but two minor issues
      Room - hopeless shower curtain meant water went all over the floor. Other rooms had screens so why not all rooms?
      Ride into Bratislava is ugly - need to find a better to arrive at this lovely city. A real low point in an otherwise fantastic itinerary - last 3 days were sublime.

    • S. Woodhouse 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      We very much enjoyed coming back to the Theodor Korner each afternoon and the camaraderie on board this boat. Previously we have been on hotel to hotel cycling trips, which we have also enjoyed, but this time we enjoyed not having to pack up each morning. The staff were all delightful, the meals excellent and the cycling / sightseeing just right for us. Even the rain a couple of days didn't dampen our spirits. The only thing to mention that Tripsite had wrong on the info we were sent was that we were told that credit cards could not be used for purchases on board. In fact we were able to use a credit card.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • S. Irwin 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The details of the transfer from Munich Airport to Passau was not described in the online information, but detailed in the updated information leaflet found in the cabin once aboard (too late). The online leaflet needs to be updated with details of where the transfer desk can be found at Munich Airport.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • J. Gellerd 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      This has been one of the greatest vacations for my husband and I, due to the luxury quality of the ship-hotel and the superior quality of the staff/services. The "Very satisfied" has to have 5 more stars! Thank you very much! We fervently advertise it among friends and beyond!

      Boat: Theodor Körner

    • S. Rishe 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Starting with Carla whose patience and friendliness and kindness enhanced the reservation process, through the gorgeous boat, great bikes, incredible food, fun fellow guests of several nationalities, friendly and cheerful staff and the utterly delightful Dietmer our trip guide, we were thrilled.

      Boat: Theodor Körner

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