Danube River Cruise Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond
Prague to Budapest through Five Countries
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On this family river cruise voyage, let the Danube River be your guide from Prague to Passau, Vienna to Bratislava and on to Budapest. Pedal through the Bavarian Forest. Stroll among baroque architecture. Sample local beer and wine. And discover tucked-away villages. Then luxuriate on board the ship as it carries you to your next adventure.
- Explore a medley of landscapes as you pedal alongside locals on the scenic Donauradweg (Danube bike path)
- Bike through the vineyards, orchards and villages of the Wachau Valley, beloved for its Grüner Veltliners and Rieslings
- Revel in the ever-changing views from your luxurious stateroom, knowing that you only have to unpack once
- Linger in Prague and Budapest, our captivating gateway cities that teem with dazzling sights, culture and cuisine
Days 1-2 Take an easygoing ride with your family through the Bavarian Forest to the Danube River | Nothing like a bit of oompah music to get things started—enjoy an Oktoberfest-style celebration before we set sail | Fall in love with Bavaria's quiet biking routes and stunning views into Austria | Walk amid Italian baroque architecture in Passau, the City of Three Rivers.
Day 3 Pedal in the Austrian countryside along the famed Donauradweg (Danube bike path) or take a guided walk in Linz | Opt for an excursion to Salzburg, Český Krumlov or the Austrian Lakes District—all spectacular World Heritage sites.
Days 4-5 Spin or cruise the most stunning stretch of the Danube through Wachau Valley vineyards and sleepy hamlets | Visit majestic Melk Abbey, inspiration for Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose | Pause for a taste of the local Grüner Veltliner as you pedal past traditional Austrian vineyards.
Day 6 Follow bike paths in serene Donau-Auen National Park, keeping an eye out for kingfishers and herons | Bike between two capital cities—Vienna and Bratislava | Dine at Schloss Hof, a castle and working farm | Join a walking tour of Bratislava’s charming medieval center.
Days 7-8 Bike with your family among the hills of the Hungarian countryside to the charming town of Szentendre | Or take a break from cycling and sail directly into the heart of Budapest’s vibrant center for a tour of this breathtaking city | Soak in thermal springs or browse the bustling shopping district | An evening cruise through the illuminated cityscape is the perfect finale to our trip.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.
PORTS OF CALL Vilshofen | Passau | Linz | Melk | Weissenkirchen | Vienna | Bratislava | Budapest
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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