Blue Danube Tour – 2017 – Backroads

Sept 13 – Day 1 – Wed
Meet at Hilton Prague Old Town
Shuttle to Tittling, Germany 31⁄2 Hours

Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald

Bike through Bavarian Forest to Vilshofen – choice of 16 or 26 miles
Settle on boat

Amawaterways Viola –

In case you need a little more biking, there is a fitness room

And a heated (but outdoors) pool


Welcome Reception, Oktoberfest Celebration, Dinner

Sept 14 – Day 2 – Thurs
Bike (or cruise) to Passau, Austria – Bavarian countryside

Biking – 19, 26, 35 or 36 (steeper)
possibilities – Neuburg Castle, Austrian hills
Lunch – Neuburg Castle or on ship

Can do guided walking tour of Passau
dinner on board – intro to Austria
Through The Ages – Dance Party in the Lounge
cruise overnight to Linz

Sept 15 – Day 3 – Fri
Biking or tour Linz

afternoon biking – Enns
Biking – 14, 27 or 43 miles
OR 3 hour ride to Salzburg and 4 hour tour
OR Austrian Hills

OR Český Krumlov tour

dinner on board OR on your own in Linz
Explore pubs in Linz
cruise overnight to Melk

Sept 16 – Day 4 – Sat
Bike or bus to and tour Melk Abbey
Melk was settled in the 9th century
Abbey dates from 18th Century

bike on Donauradweg (bike trail)

Return to ship for lunch
Bike or cruise to Krems

dinner on board
Biergarten in Krems – evening

Cruise overnight to Vienna

Sept 17 – Day 5 – Sun
Danube Island Biking (hmm, there is a nudist area on the Island)
or Guided Tour Vienna (bus and walk)
lunch on board or in Vienna
Guided tour Vienna or Schönbrunn Palace ($)
Dinner on board or in Vienna
Concert on shore (opt $)
Overnight in Vienna

Sept 18 – Day 6 – Mon
Bike – Danube Wetlands National Park – some great wildlife viewing

lunch at Schloss Hof castle

or on ship if not biking
Walking tour of Bratislava if biking – capital of Slovakia

Dinner on ship
80’s Party
Cruise overnight to Visegrad

Sept 19 – Day 7 – Tues
Biking to Esztergom, Hungary in morning

In the Basilica, Esztergom

Bike or cruise to Vac

Lunch on board
Cruise to Budapest
Short walking tour of Castle Hill in Budapest

Farewell Reception- Hungarian folklore show
dining on ship
Night Illuminations cruise in Budapest

Bright Lights White Nights party

Sept 20 – Day 8 Wednesday
Breakfast and leave the ship