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Danube Biking

Danube Bike Tour

From Vienna to Budapest

Before it dissolved after World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire represented a golden age for both Hungarians and Austrians, the culmination of 300 years of learning how to live together, despite differences of language and culture. On this trip, we unite the empire once again—at least symbolically. The storied waterways of the Danube River provide a link between two fascinating, unique cultures, and two of Europe's most resplendent cities. Culminating with a night in Budapest at one of Europe’s most magnificent city palace hotels, this trip will leave you feeling anything but blue (pardon the pun).






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6 - 8From $6,495 per person
9 - 11From $5,995 per person
12 or moreFrom $5,495 per person

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Trip Details

Hotels:
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Signature

We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

Bistro

These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

Level:
Occasional
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Occasional

“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

Recreational

“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

Enthusiast

“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

Avid

“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

Expert

“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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Type:
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Scheduled

The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

Private

Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.

Custom

Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

Support:
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Self-Guided

Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Daytime Guided

Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

24/7 Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Vienna to Budapest
6 Days / 5 Nights
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This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.

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Hotels

Taubenkobel, Schuetzen am Gebirge

Famed most for its superb restaurant, the classy hotel side of Taubenkobel is often overlooked. Showing his versatility, it was Chef Walter Eselböck himself who stepped out of the kitchen to design the rooms, matching his culinary prowess with decorative excellence in the creation of this Relais & Chateaux property. View hotel website »

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Chateau Amade, Vrakun

Built as the summer retreat of the Amade family. After the family lost their infl uence, it got run down and then it was rebuilt by a Jewish businessman in the beginning of the 20th century. The building fortunately survived both world wars and served as a hospital and then as a school. It was given back into private hands 15 years ago, when the works started to turn it into a five star hotel. View hotel website »

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Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest

A bucket-list property if ever there was one, the Gresham Palace ranks among the most grandiose and awe-inspiring hotels in Europe. Recently named the #1 hotel in all Europe by T+L readers, it truly has to be seen to be appreciated. View hotel website »

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Activity Level

Occasional

Most of the riding on this trip is perfectly flat, although there is a very occasional short, gentle climb, particularly on the second day. The daily distances average 50 km (31 mi.). There are two layover days, which allow for some shorter routes and, for avid cyclists, longer options.

Gear

The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, four lunches and all dinners, including wine chosen by the combined experience of our B&R guides and our chefs
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
  • All special events and private tours
  • Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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Accolades

“Travelling with B&R is an over-the-top experience. It seems that every moment from biking in the breathtaking countryside to the luxury hotels, the food, the wine, the other travellers, and the excellent guides—all are the most memorable. The hardest part of the trip is the return to reality!”

— Betsy Sampliner

Danube Biking

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Butterfield & Robinson Introduces Biking River Cruise

"Butterfield & Robinson is introducing a new Danube River biking itinerary for next year. The upscale hiking and biking operator has partnered with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection to offer an eight-day biking trip on Uniworld’s 160-passenger River Beatrice from Munich to Budapest."
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