Boat Bike Tours Hungary
Although its nickname “The Paris of the East” may be intended as a compliment, travelers to Hungary’s capital Budapest will find that this riveting metropolis has a charm that’s quite its own — think elegant bathhouses and thermal spas, impressive architecture standing proudly above the Danube River, fine central European dining and iconic bridges just for a start.
As far as boat bike tours in Hungary go, one that stops in Budapest is a must… But there is also so much more to see as you cycle and cruise your way to the Hungarian capital!
Pedal your way through the charming Danube’s top attractions
All of our boat bike tours to Hungary depart from the lovely German town of Passau, the “Three-Rivers City”, and follow the impressive Danube River. You’ll set out on relaxed cycling tours through incredible Danube River Valley landscapes by day, and rejoin the ship for delicious meals and a good night’s sleep in your comfortable ship’s quarters.
Highlights on the way to and from Budapest include the home of the Waltz, Vienna, and baroque Bratislava; the impressive castles and wineries of Austria’s Wachau Valley; the glorious Esztergom Basilica as seen from the picturesque Hungarian Danube Bend, and the Schlögener Schlinge loop where the river Danube turns back on itself by 360°.
The glory of Budapest — highlight of boat bike tours in Hungary
Your arrival in Budapest by bike and boat is an impressive one as much of its heritage is found along the Pest and Buda embankments of the Danube, splitting what used to be two cities into the two halves of Budapest. Marvel at the Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, the Citadel, Fishermen’s Bastion and the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament building from the water.
For those wanting even more culture in their boat bike tours of Hungary, we also stop off in the relaxed Danube loop haven of Vác, a thousand-year-old city packed full of history and wonderful architecture, and likewise brake for the galleries and museums of Szentendre.