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Biking Along the Danube 2018

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: VIENNA
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Sit back and enjoy a presentation about your CroisiBike vacation. The ship will depart for Melk.
 
DAY 2: MELK - DÜRNSTEIN
After getting acquainted with your bike, you’ll set out on your first trip to visit the Melk Abbey. The bike path winds through the Wachau Valley, a region listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dotted with charming villages and medieval castle ruins. After taking in the magnificent views of the valley, and you’ll continue your journey along the river until reaching Dürnstein, the final destination for the day. A picnic lunch will be prepared in advance of your trip, and we’ll also enjoy a tasting of the local wines. After our tour, we’ll return to our ship and cruise towards Bratislava.
Bike itinerary: 11 mi./17.7 km. in the morning (499 ft./152 m. elevation gain) — 18 mi./29 km. in the afternoon (801 ft./244 m. elevation gain)
 
DAY 3: BRATISLAVA
Today’s bike trip will bring you to the “Freedom Cycling Bridge” and an outside view of the Schloss Hof, Prince Eugene of Savoy’s Baroque-style country estate. We’ll continue to the cliffs of the Sandberg expanse and then on to Devin Castle. Depicted on Slovak money and postage stamps, it has a commanding view of the confluence of the two significant rivers that form part of the country’s borders: the Danube and the Morava. Once finished, we’ll return to the ship and cruise to Kalocsa, Hungary.
Bike itinerary: 27 mi./43.5 km in the morning (600 ft./183 m. elevation gain)
 
DAY 4: KALOCSA
Join us for a Classic excursion to the Puszta. Also known as the Great Plains, this vast, flat prairie was the wild west of Hungary in the 19th century. Dive into the heart of folklore and traditions while watching a horse show.
 
DAY 5: BUDAPEST
Today, you’ll set out on a bike tour of the Hungarian capital to explore one of the richest cities in Europe. Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest is a surprising mix of historical ruins and modern living. Castle Hill provides an exceptional view of the city and river. Our tour will finish up on beautiful Margaret Island. Once reserved as an aristocratic resort, it is now a vast urban public garden. You’ll have free time in the afternoon. Then join us for a visit to the famous Gellert Baths. At the end of our tour, you’ll have some time to swim and enjoy the spa.
Feel free to partake in an evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. 
Bike itinerary: 11 mi./17.7 km in the morning (400 ft./122 m. elevation gain)
 
DAY 6: BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM
Leaving from Esztergom, today’s bike tour will bring us along the bike path that crosses the region and offers magnificent views of the bucolic countryside. On our way, we’ll catch a glimpse of the Château Béla, built in 1732. Once a residence for the Krockow family, it is now a luxurious 5-star hotel. We’ll return to the ship, and spend the afternoon cruising to Vienna. Tonight is our festive gala evening. 
Bike itinerary: 24 mi./33.8 km in the morning (699 ft./213 m. elevation gain)
 
DAY 7: VIENNA
We’ll begin the day with a bike trip to the Klosterneuburg Monastery, founded in 1114 by Saint Leopold III of Babenberg, the patron saint of Austria. In an eventful history spanning nine centuries, Klosterneuburg Monastery has developed into a religious, scientific, cultural and economic center. After our visit, we’ll return to the ship. 
This afternoon, we’ll get back on our bikes for a guided tour of Vienna, a renowned bike-friendly city. Following our tour, we’ll return to the ship. 
Bike itinerary: 11 mi./17.7 km in the morning (299 ft./91 m. elevation gain)
This evening’s Discovery excursion will be to the Grinzing district. You’ll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you’ll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.
Our Classic excursion is a concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
 
DAY 8: VIENNA
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Discover the most beautiful bike paths along the Danube while taking advantage of the convenience and comfort of a cruise
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are unlimited water, wine, beer, and fruit juices
  • Coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the boat
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • The bike excursions listed in the program
  • All entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • The excursions mentioned in the program
  • Gala dinner
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Beethoven
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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