Discover fascinating destinations from a different perspective.

We always strive to personalize every traveler’s experience. That’s why we are pleased to offer a variety of included excursions each day, including our guided hikes and bike tours. Offering fresh air and breathtaking scenery, these outdoor adventures accommodate active travelers while allowing you to connect more deeply with each city, river or countryside, depending on your route.

Here are some of our most popular hiking and biking experiences.

Strasbourg Bike Tour

Strasbourg, France

Pedal through one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Europe and admire the unique Alsatian blend of German and French architectural styles. Follow your guide past L’Orangerie, the town´s largest park, considered a place of “beauty and relaxation.” Continue on to the European Quarter, seat of the European Parliament and Strasbourg Cathedral, passing pastel-colored storybook homes and shops along the way. This ride is as exhilarating as it is scenic – a guest favorite!

Distance: 13 miles

Itineraries: Captivating Rhine, Enchanting Rhine, Rhine & Moselle Splendors, Rhine & Moselle Delights, Rhine & Moselle Fairytales, Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps, Christmas Markets on the Rhine

 

Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path Hike

Heidelberg, Germany

Nestled in the Heiligenberg Mountain high above Heidelberg there lies a historic and romantic stretch known as the Philosopher’s Path, rumored to have been a favorite wandering spot of great thinkers throughout the centuries. This hike offers fabulous views of Heidelberg across the Neckar River and the surrounding beauty of the Neckar Valley below. After a steep ascent, you will discover the Thingstatte amphitheater, which is home to a surprising secret of WWII, as well as the ruins of St. Stephen’s monastery, built at the end of the 11th century.

Distance: 4 miles

Itineraries: Captivating Rhine, Enchanting Rhine, Rhine & Moselle Splendors, Rhine & Moselle Delights, Rhine & Moselle Fairytales, Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps, Christmas Markets on the Rhine

 

Vienna City Tour by Bike

Vienna, Austria

Join your friendly guide for a thrilling bike ride along the romantic Danube Canal and through the fascinating city of Vienna. Along the way, you’ll traverse a bridge, cycle across a meadow and head to Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse boulevard, taking in such iconic sites as the distinctive domed Karlsplatz Church, the elegant State Opera House and the royal Habsburgs’ Imperial Palace. Enjoy some free time in the city, perhaps to try some sacher torte, shop for souvenirs or take photos. Then, follow your guide on a new path back to the ship that may include opportunities to see City Hall, the local university, Börse Palais concert hall, the giant ferris wheel and more.

Distance: 10 miles

Itineraries: Magna on the Danube, Romantic Danube, Melodies of the Danube, Legendary Danube, Blue Danube Discovery, Magnificent Europe, Grand Danube Cruise

 

Dürnstein Fortress Hike

Dürnstein, Austria

As an alternative to a walking tour of this charming winemaking town, the more active guest may choose to venture high above for a visit to the majestic ruins of Kuenringer Castle, or “Dürnstein” (dry stone) castle from which Dürnstein derives its name. As you hike along the steep path, learn about Richard the Lionheart and the rich history of this strategic location along the Danube River. Enjoy some free time exploring the ruins and taking in the magnificent views of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Itineraries: Magna on the Danube, Romantic Danube, Melodies of the Danube, Legendary Danube, Blue Danube Discovery, Grand Danube Cruise

 

Blaye to Bourg Bike Tour

Bordeaux region, France

Enjoy spectacular views overlooking the Gironde Estuary and fairytale châteaux of the Right Bank. Cycle the “Captain’s Road,” a coastal road stretching from Blaye to Bourg. You will follow the steps of Santiago pilgrims as we ride along the cliffs to discover the sloping landscape of the Côtes de Bourg wine region, passing vineyards and mansions on our way to Bourg sur Gironde. The name is derived from its location on the Gironde Estuary, at the confluence of two rivers, the Garonne and the Dordogne.

Distance: 10 miles

Itinerary: Taste of Bordeaux

 

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