Danube River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,999 - $11,399 /person

+$224 Port Fee

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8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Danube River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Sep 2025: Sep

From $5,999 - $11,399 /person

+$224 Port Fee

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Prague to Budapest with 100+ Backroads Friends

Five incredible countries. Eight epic days. One luxurious river ship exclusively for us—all enhanced by the camaraderie of 100 or so Backroads travelers! Sail and ride along the Danube, past castles, onion-domed churches and legendary vineyards. Local beer, bratwurst and welcoming wine taverns await. Let the fun begin! 

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Highlights

  • Pedal on the world-famous Donauradweg (Danube bike path), with views of the region's diverse landscapes 
  • Visit an authentic Austrian brauhaus (brewhouse) and savor hearty regional specialties like delicious schnitzel—you'll eat and drink like a local! 
  • Connect with stunning sights and rich culture in Prague and Budapest, our fascinating gateway cities, and explore historical wonders in Vienna 
  • Celebrate your passion for cycling in the splendid Wachau Valley, passing vineyards of acclaimed Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners 

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Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary

Start Prague, Czech Republic

End Budapest, Hungary

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Meet your bike for the first time at a living-history reconstruction of a Bavarian village, a colorful start to our first ride along a former train route • Nothing like a bit of oompah music to get things started—enjoy an Oktoberfest-style celebration before we set sail • Cross over from Germany to Austria on two wheels • Stroll amid Italian baroque architecture in Passau, the City of Three Rivers • Join hundreds of local cyclists on Austria's famed Donauradweg (Danube bike path) • Explore the gingerbread-house streets of Linz • Choose an excursion to Salzburg or Český Krumlov—both spectacular World Heritage sites. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 4-6

Description

Bike or cruise the stunning Wachau Valley, where the Danube snakes between steep bluffs green with vineyards and apricot orchards • Behold stately Melk Abbey, commanding its hilltop since the 10th century • Stop for a taste of the local Grüner Veltliner • Discover Vienna, imperial city of the Hapsburgs and a hub of Central European culture and traditionFollow bike paths in serene Donau-Auen National Park, keeping an eye out for kingfishers and herons • Ride between two capital cities—Vienna and Bratislava—passing remnants of the former Iron Curtain • Dine at a castle which once belonged to Hapsburg empress Maria Theresa • A local guide unlocks the myriad stories behind quirky Bratislava's sights. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 7-8

Description

Discover the city's historic landmarks and hidden history on a guided walk • Hop on one of the oldest Metro systems in the world to link Buda and Pest, once two distinct sister cities facing each other across the river • Take the afternoon to explore this remarkable capital with its posh coffeeshops, hip ruin pubs, thermal bathhouses and countless museums • Join a shipful of fellow Backroads guests and leaders in a toast to this week's Full Ship Celebration!

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Accommodations

Small Ships, Big Adventures

Our small ships feel more like boutique retreats, offering an experience a world away from the typical large cruise.

Ship may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
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