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Enchanting Danube: Budapest to Regensburg - 2023

8-night river cruise with Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Passau, Regensburg
  • Danube Holiday River Cruise from Budapest to Regensburg including Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Slovakia
    IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE OLD-WORLD SPLENDOR OF BUDAPEST'S HISTORIC LANDMARKS
  • Passau, Germany
    EMBARK ON A WALKING TOUR OF PASSAU, INCLUDING THE UNESCO-LISTED OLD TOWN AND ST. STEPHAN'S CATHEDRAL
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
    DISCOVER BRATISLAVA’S HISTORIC SITES, FOLLOWED BY AN ORGAN CONCERT IN A LOCAL FRANCISCAN CHURCH
  • DISCOVER THE MEDIEVAL CHARMS OF REGENSBURG, INCLUDING AN ACTING SCENE BY “MARTIN” THE CITY GUARD
  • Prague, Czech Republic
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
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PAX shoppingThis trip is rated Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Let's Go Biking!

Biking is not only a wonderful way to get some exercise, it is also a great way to explore the best of Europe. Your Deluxe river ship has complimentary bicycles on board for use during your free time, so just speak to your Cruise Director onboard to reserve one. Your Concierge will even lead some tours upon request! Click the links below for maps of suggested pathways. Your Cruise Director can point you in the right direction, which includes the routes below and those from www.bikemap.net. Vantage provides you maps, helmets, locks, and safety instructions.

Please note that cycling tours are on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to weather conditions. They will operate for your safety at the discretion of your Concierge or Cruise Director.

Maps

View the Biking Route Map: Budapest: Picturesque round trip

Length: 9 miles

Difficulty level: medium & flat

This route will show you the most magnificent sites of Budapest, including Freedom Bridge, Chain Bridge, and the Hungarian Parliament Building. From your ship, head to the Green Bridge (Freedom Bridge); make sure to take a look at the Market Hall on your way, an excellent example of late 19th century architecture. Then head toward the heart of the city for a glimpse of the largest synagogue in Europe before continuing on to Margaret Island, a favorite recreational area of the locals. After, cross the Danube to the Buda side, where you’ll enjoy photo opportunities of the Parliament Building. Then, continue toward the Freedom Bridge, where your ship is docked on the other side.



View the Biking Route Map: Vienna: Leisure & relaxation area of Vienna: Danube Island”

Length: 8 miles

Difficulty level: medium & flat

This bike tour is the perfect opportunity to explore spots where local Viennese go to relax. You can extend this route as much as you wish. Once off the ship, cross the Danube on Friedrich’s Bridge. Then, simply follow the marked paths on the island (either left or right). Along this bike route, you’ll enjoy panoramic sights of sky scrapers. The lower scrapers belong to the seat of the United Nations in Vienna.



View the Biking Route Map: Cycling along the Danube River in Linz

Length: 6.8-8 miles

Difficulty level: medium & few up & down hill

Depart from the ship along the Art and Culture Trail on the southern side of the Danube River. From there, you can see the Bruckner Concert Hall and the Lentos Art Museum. Cross the river via the Voestalpine Bridge to the northern side and continue your journey through the green parts of the Danube bank. After approx. 3.6 miles, you’ll reach Lake Pleschinger See. You can bike around the lake if you wish. Then, continue back on the northern bank of the river, which is part of the popular Danube Bicycle Path. After 3.2 miles, you’ll see the Ars Electronica Center. If time allows, continue further along the northern bank and complete an extra 1.2 miles along the Danube. Then you can make your way back to the ship via Nibelungenbrücke.



View the Biking Route Map: Passau: Along the beautiful Ilz river

Length: 12 miles

Difficulty level: medium & few up & down hill

As the smallest contributory of the Danube in Passau, Ilz river originates in the Bavarian forest along the border area of the Czech Republic and Germany: the Sumava Mountains. Just few miles outside of Passau, you’ll already get a pastoral feeling along the bike path that winds nicely along the small river. There are many stops for pictures. The riverside area is a natural habitat for breeding birds and beavers. More adventurous bikers may enjoy bringing a swimsuit along for a dip in the mountain water. The return is downhill.



View the Biking Route Map: Regensburg: Walhalla memorial hall

Length: 14 miles

Difficulty level: Medium & flat

Walhalla is one of the monuments built in the second half of the 19th century all over Germany to commemorate the unification of the Germanic states The path is mostly flat and leads you along scenic Danube, partly. At the end, you’ll need to go uphill for approximately half of a mile to get to the site, but the views from the site and surrounding area are well worth the trip.



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Let Us Entertain You

Throughout your Danube River journey, you’ll enjoy local arts and entertainment, both on shore and aboard ship. On this journey, you’ll enjoy classical music at a private concert in Vienna’s famed Kursalon.

Back on the ship, you can relax, enjoy a drink with friends, or join us for Movie Night — a great way to unwind after a day of discovering the treasures of the Danube.  

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