Fancy New Barge on the Danube River

Fancy New Barge on the Danube River

Fans of bike and barge holidays in Europe rejoice - there's a premium new barge in town that needs to be introduced. View stylish photos and read about the features of the classy MS Swiss Crown below.

The MS Swiss Crown will be used on:
Swiss Crown Swiss Crown Double Cabin with window Restaurant Entrance Swiss Crown
Stylish, elegant and timelessly beautiful - this is how the 4-star Superior ship MS Swiss Crown presents itself as it glides gently along the Danube river. 
Designed in warm wood tones, the ship radiates a comfort that makes you feel at home. The simple elegance of the timelessly beautiful staterooms, which are decorated with great attention to detail, will inspire you. 
Bar and lounge on the Swiss Crown Boat Lobby on board the Swiss Crown Boat Danube Swiss Crown Double Cabin with Balcony
Sit back, enjoy the serene, relaxed atmosphere, the panoramic views of breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes, sometimes from the bicycle seat, sometimes from the inviting, partially covered sun deck. Let yourself be pampered by the friendly, accommodating crew and create on board relationships alongside memories to last a lifetime.
Swiss Crown Restaurant Sundeck on the Swiss Crown Danube boat Bar and lounge on the Swiss Crown Boat

The restaurant is situated on the middle deck (Ruby Deck) and serves buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner. The panoramic bar gives guests the perfect place to socialise, while the sauna, steam bath and whirlpool on the upper desk are the best place to be after a day of cycling.
Welness Centre on board the Swiss Crown Whirlpool on the Swiss Crown Danube Boat Minisuite Cabin on board the Swiss Crown

There are 29 cabins with a balcony, 26 with sliding windows and 14 cabins on the lower deck - all cabins are beautifully appointed. Cabins are 14 m2 (single cabin is 12m2)."
Swiss Crown Double Cabin with window Bathroom in cabin on board the Swiss Crown Double berth cabin on board the Swiss Crown
The MS Swiss Crown will be used on:

Have you been on a bike and barge tour in Europe before? What was it like? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Comments (4)


Hi, I have several questions/concerns about a bike and barge trip. First, because we think this will be our only trip to eastern Europe, what trip would you recommend where we could visit the most cities, Belgrade, Budapest, Bucharest and Vienna? Also, we are fair weather bikers, so what month makes the most sense for us? And finally, if the weather is really horrible, can we stay on the boat? Thank you for your help.
Melinda and Ron Adams

last year
William from UTracks

Hi Melinda,

We would recommend to you our Danube Explorer to Budapest.

itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Arrive Passau, cruise to Engelhartszell
Day 2 Cycle from Engelhartszell through the ‘Great Loop’ and on to Aschach (42km/26mi)
Day 3 Cycle to Bratislava (43km/26.5mi)
Day 4 Arrive Budapest by boat, round trip to Szentendre (54km/33.5mi) or free time
Day 5 Cycle through the Hungarian countryside (43km/26.5mi), by boat to Vienna
Day 6 At leisure in Vienna, optional city tour by bike
Day 7 Cycle through the Wachau Valley to Melk (39km/24mi)
Day 8 Morning cruise through the Danube valley, disembark Passau, trip concludes

You can view detailed itinerary notes, prices and inclusions (also book) with the link below.

If you have more time you can view our longer (15 day) bike & barge itinerary here:

Best weather will be between May – September (European spring to summer). April & October are possible too but daylight hours are shorter and you will get more rain in April.

If the weather is poor one day or you want a rest then yes you can stay onboard.

Please feel free to reach out to our team via [email protected] if you need further advice.

last year

This trip on the Swiss crown have an optional guide. It appears this is a self guided trip. Do you have english guided trips? Also looking for travel in late August 2023 or early September.

last year
William from UTracks

Hi Tom,
You can find all of our guided bike and barge tours here:
Note these all include English-speaking guides. We currently have trip availability for that period in 2023 - however it is proving a popular time to travel, so you'll need to act quick to avoid disappointment! A member of our team will be in touch with you directly to discuss your travel options.

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