Start: Passau Region
Tour days: 14
Non-Driving days: 8
Max. daily mileage: 130 miles
Total mileage: 394 miles
Calais- Passau: 659 milesPets allowed
The Motorhome Tour
The tour starts near Passau situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz in Southeast Germany. From there we follow the Danube through Austria passing the Engeszell abbey, famous for its liqueurs, cheese and beer, and the Schlögener Schlinge, the famous natural spectacle where the Danube winds itself narrowly around the Schlögenberg Mountain. We continue along the Danube and follow the dramatic stretch of river between Krems an der Donau and Melk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site called the Wachau, and characterised by vineyards, forested slopes, wine-producing villages and imposing fortresses at nearly every bend. We visit Vienna, renowned for its imperial palaces, grandiose buildings and old-world glamour and have two whole days to explore this wonderful city and its fascinating history and culture. The tour ends in Budapest, the vibrant capital city of Hungary that prides itself on its breath-taking architecture, photogenic river scenery, magnificent historic spas and outstanding cultural life.
Day 1 & Day 2: Passau Region
We start our tour in the Passau region and on the first evening we will have a group dinner so everyone can get to know each other. On day 2 visit Passau, nicknamed Venice on the Danube thanks to its eye-catching baroque architecture and Italianate atmosphere. The highlights include the 13th-century hilltop fortress Veste Oberhaus, the Old Town Hall and the impressive St. Stephen’s cathedral, which contains the world’s largest organ.
Day 3: Passau Region – Linz Region
Visit the beautiful Engelszell Abbey, the only Trappist monastery in Austria, and the Schlögener Schlinge, the famous natural spectacle where the Danube winds itself narrowly around the Schlögenberg mountain. Take a short 30-minute walk to the famous viewpoint.
Day 4: Linz Region
The city of Linz is home to a charming old town, a vibrant music and arts scene, and the world’s largest outdoor graffiti gallery. Take the mountain railway up the Pöstlingberg and be rewarded with a panoramic view of the city. Afterwards consider dropping in on one of Linz’s many cafés and trying a world-famous Linzer Tortee!
Day 5: Linz Region – Wachau Wine Region
A visit to Melk Abbey is an absolute must. The world-famous abbey is considered an icon of baroque architecture throughout Europe and has been inhabited by Benedictine monks since 1089. Visit the fascinating museum covering the history and present-day life of the monastery: the imperial staircase and imperial apartments, the marble hall and library, and an unforgettable view of the Danube from the riverside balcony
Day 6: Wachau Wine Region
Visit the pretty town of Dürnstein, not only known for its beautiful buildings but also for the castle above the town where Richard Lionheart, was once imprisoned. In the afternoon we will enjoy a group wine tasting.
Day 7: Wachau Wine Region – Vienna
Today we have a short drive to our next campsite. After arriving, visit the Klosterneuburg Monastery. The winery here is the oldest wine-growing estate in Austria.
Day 8 & Day 9: Vienna
We have two full days to spend in Vienna. Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. Don’t forget to visit the Schönbrunn, Imperial and Belvedere Palaces and the Spanish Riding School.
Day 10 Vienna – Neusiedler See
After two long days in the city, we suggest taking it easy and just driving the short distance to our campsite at Neusiedler See where you can relax or cycle along the lake. However if you still have plenty of energy, get up early and take a short one hour detour to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, which occupies the two banks of the River Danube and borders both Austria and Hungary.
Day 11: Neusiedler See – Budapest
Today we drive to Budapest. Take either the shorter route through Hungary, or the longer one through Slovakia.
Day 12 – Day 13: Budapest
Budapest, with its stunning architecture and fascinating history is located on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube River. It is home to beautiful parks and buildings, bustling food halls, cool underground bars, and centuries-old thermal baths. During our time in Budapest we will enjoy a special sightseeing tour in an amphibious coach seeing the sights from both the busy streets and the river!
Day 14: Departure and end of tour
Touring Season 2020
Sunday 30th August – Saturday 12th September 2020
Calais pick-up: Friday 28th August 2020
What is included:
All services are for a motorhome with 2 people
- Welcome Dinner
- Wine tasting and visit of a wine cellar in the Wachau wine region in Austria
- Budapest city tour with water bus (amphibious coach)
- All campsites / motorhome parks with electricity (where available)
- Assistance of multi-lingual motorhome guides during the whole tour
- Travel pack containing maps, a detailed road book with directions to the campsites, suggestions for sightseeing and general advice on motorhoming in Europe
- Secured Payment Certificate
What is included in the optional Calais pick-up service:
- Flexible return ferry crossing from Dover
- Pick-up by motorhome guide in Calais
- Two additional nights at campsites in Germany
Price for tour only: 2,180 EURO
Earlybird discount (for bookings made by 31.12.2019): 100 EURO
Optional Extra Calais pick-up service: 375 EURO
In addition to the Earlybird discount, we offer to all customers booking more than one tour for the 2020 season a 60 EURO discount on the second tour booked!
All prices are for a motorhome with 2 people
– Other prices upon request –
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