Multi-Day Tour

Danube River Cruise Biking (8 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Passau, Germany To Budapest, Hungary


Day 1
Munich, Germany
Passau, Germany
S.S. Maria Theresa Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Begin riding along the Danube Bike Path towards Passau where we will eventually board the ship that will serve as our floating hotel and spa for the week. Familiarize yourself with the vessel tonight before we regroup for introductory cocktails.

Day 2
Passau, Germany
S.S Maria Theresa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

This morning, ride along the Inn River bike path toward the 'Friendship bridge' linking Germany and Anstria. Stop for a mid-morning coffee in true Bavarian style (with whipped cream!). Enjoy a private tour of the Old City in Passau before a special private dinner tonight in the Captain's lounge.

Day 3
Linz, Austria
S.S Maria Theresa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Awake to the sight of Linz! Ride through forests, past family-run farms and into the historic center of Eferding. Stop for lunch on the banks of the Danube, before crossing and returning to Linz through more pastoral landscape.

Day 4
Dürnstein, Austria
Melk, Austria
S.S. Maria Theresa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Pedal in the Wachau, a memorable section of the Danube renowned for its photogenic vineyards. If you’re keen for a workout not involving a saddle, you can have a go at the vigorous climb up to the castle ruins!

Day 5
Vienna, Austria
S.S Maria Theresa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy breakfast at the passenger port of Vienna before riding on the Donau Island. Lunch will be back on the ship before we enter the historic centre of Vienna for an informative city walk.

Day 6
Bratislava, Slovakia
Vienna, Austria
S.S. Maria Theresa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Begin riding along the left bank of the Danube, through the rich reserve of the 'Donau Auen' National Park. Enjoy a riverside lunch then ride all the way into Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic.

Day 7
Budapest, Hungary
S.S Maria Theresa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The day begins with breakfast amid an unforgettable backdrop: the cityscape of Budapest floating majestically into view. Enjoy a casual bike tour of the main sights and explore Budapest in the afternoon.

Day 8
Budapest, Hungary
None Breakfast

After a final breakfast on the water, we part company this morning. We highly recommend a few more days in dynamic Budapest, but if you must depart immediately, an airport transfer organized by our ship is readily available with prior reservation.

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Four countries. Three world capitals. Medieval strongholds, modern art museums, towering castle ruins and gorgeous wine country. You'll only have to unpack once as you travel aboard the River Beatrice – among the finest ships in its class – along the Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest. Throw in gentle riverside riding on Europe’s longest dedicated bike path, spiced up here and there with a foray into the hills beyond and our trademark culturally immersive events. It’s an incomparable way to discover Mitteleuropa, one of the world’s oldest “exciting new” travel destinations.

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By: SueandRoger

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2015

This is our 10th Butterfield Trip. It remains the best way to see a region. Nothing beats vigorous activity during the day and luxury at night. Bespoke trips for a large group are cost-effective and totally your own. We loved our guides Denis and Jerome this month in Loire, France. Amazing trip. With B&R you have access to private homes, private experiences, and people and places you would never meet otherwise.
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By: Debi

Reviewed on: 26 May 2017

Fantastic! They make it seem effortless.
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By: Rick

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Excellent. Absolutely a spectacular trip. Route planning, accommodations, food, and especially the wine were all great. Olivier, Denis and Zoe were knowledgeable, extremely helpful, patient ... and lots of fun.
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By: Greece by Boat

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

Only the best guides, only the best accomodations, and only the best food! Wouldn't travel with anyone else. We've been using them for almost 20 years!
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Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Love this company. They really have their act together. Attention to detail is a strongpoint. We have travelled with them extensively and will continue to do so.
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By: Rob

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

Great trip! The guide was personable, extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented.
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Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Everything about our honeymoon was perfectly planned and executed, the way we wanted it, with little extra touches along the way!
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