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Passau: Sightseeing Cruise with Local Guide

Passau: Sightseeing Cruise with Local Guide

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Crystal Ship, exclusively with Swarovski Crystals. Join us on this remarkable voyage as we travel through the Danube on a breathtaking route from Passau to Kasten, Obernzell, and back, spanning approximately two hours. Be captivated by the enchanting Danube as you step into the realm of the mermaid Isa. A shimmering aquatic reverie brought to life aboard our unparalleled Crystal Ship. Indulge in the unique onboard attractions, including the mesmerizing crystal water games, Neptune's kingdom, a captivating water fountain theater, and an array of other awe-inspiring crystal and water spectacles. With an astounding one million Swarovski crystals intricately integrated into the vessel, every moment on the Crystal Ship promises to be an experience beyond compare.

Passau: Floating City Highlights Tour on the Danube and Inn

Passau: Floating City Highlights Tour on the Danube and Inn

Float through the comfort of the boat where you can enjoy unforgettable views of Passau: the Italian flair of its colourful facades, the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the mouth of the Three Rivers of the Danube, Inn and Ilz with their different colours, the Ober- and Niederhaus and the monastery "Maria Hilf". Exiting information about the city an its history can be heard over our onboard loudspeakers, while coffee and cake, cooled drinks or an ices coffee can be enjoyed on request. Our tip: in the high season our electrically powered convertible ship MS SUNLiner runs the tour every half an hour!

Passau: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Passau: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Passau on this guided walking tour of the Old Town. Navigate through charming narrow alleys to uncover hidden gems. Enjoy the vibrant colors of the Höllgasse Artists Alley.Meet your guide at the docks and begin your walking adventure. Stroll over the brightly painted cobblestones in the Höllgasse Artists Alley and capture a picture of this unique space. Pass by the ornate clock tower of the Town hall and view the murals of knights in armor on its grand façade.Follow your guide to the banks of the mighty Inn River. Pass through the narrowest alley in town before arriving at the back of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Listen as your guide tells you the story behind this baroque cathedral which towers at a height of 100 meters.Get local recommendations for lunch, which museums to visit, and where to get the best ice cream in town before bidding your guide farewell.

Passau: 1-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Passau: 1-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Visit the most beautiful places in Passau on relaxed walking city tour with background information, funny stories, and secret tips from a local certified city guide. Walk through the picturesque streets, pass the Old Town Hall and tower with its flood lines, and see the theater and national historical treasure, ScharfrichterHaus. See the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. On the left bank of the Danube River, admire the Veste Oberhaus fortress that towers over Passau and was built in 1219. Next to the castle complex of Veste Niederhaus, see where the courses of the Danube, Ilz, and Inn rivers intersect, giving Passau its epithet the “City of Three Rivers.”  Not far from here is the former Jesuit Church of St. Micheal where you’ll also see the new and old parts of town. All along the way, enjoy the opportunity to take photos, particularly at the Inn promenade and Residenzplatz with its cute cafes.

Passau: Veste Oberhaus Castle Entrance Ticket

Passau: Veste Oberhaus Castle Entrance Ticket

To start your tour, you will explore the extensive grounds of the Veste Oberhaus, which is located high above Passau and is one of the largest and at the same time best-preserved castle complexes in Europe. Then head inside the more than 800-year-old castle walls, where history comes alive in a unique way. Walk in the footsteps of the Passau prince bishops, who once resided in the rooms in which today the Oberhaus Museum presents exciting exhibitions from the Middle Ages to recent history. An absolute highlight is the visit to the newly opened observation tower with multimedia presentation on the multifaceted history of the castles and palaces in the Inn-Salzach-Dona region. A spectacular panoramic view of Passau and the surrounding area awaits you on the top platform. The new Veste Oberhaus app accompanies you on a virtual adventure tour "in the footsteps of knights and prince bishops" through the castle complex. For example, the former drawbridge comes back to life, a panoramic tour shows the most beautiful vantage points and the treasure hunt invites you to discover objects from ancient times at authentic sites. Finally, a visit to the Batterie Linde lookout point is recommended, from where you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the picturesque old town and the famous confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers.

Passau: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Passau: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Passau's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Passau: Food Tour with 5 Local Food Tastings

Passau: Food Tour with 5 Local Food Tastings

Take a trip through the Bavarian town of Passau with a foodie guide, starting by the banks of the Danube and continuing to the old town. See famous landmarks like the baroque St. Stephan's Cathedral, drop into the oldest tavern in the city, and walk down the Grabengasse, a colorful artists' alley. Along the way, make five culinary stops with your group and listen to your guide explain the significance of each dish to Passau’s history or current events. Try a variety of small bites from savory to sweet and wash it back with a complimentary drink and coffee. Chat with your guide about the best places to check out once the tour is finished and continue your solo exploration of Passau.

Vienna's Old Town and Attractions Self-Guided Tour Booklet

Vienna's Old Town and Attractions Self-Guided Tour Booklet

Looking for things to do in Vienna? Discover the top-rated attractions and hidden gems of the Old Town with our well-crafted booklet, which has all the information you need to explore the city on your own. This self-guided walking tour will take approximately 2-3 hours and cover a distance of 3 km. Book now to freely explore the best of Vienna! You will be provided with a simple map with the route clearly marked and you will see 14 attractions. The tour starts at the famous St. Stephen's Square and ends at the historic St. Stephen's Cathedral. The booklet includes a brief history of Vienna's Old Town, a short description about each attraction, why you should visit, tips on visiting, addresses, opening times, information about tickets to help you plan your day. As an added bonus, you will receive a 10% discount code for booking any guided tour with Rosotravel to use on your next adventure. Once you purchase the self guided walking tour you will receive a booklet. In this booklet you will find interesting information about Vienna's top 14 attractions - St Stephen's Square, Mozart's Former Residence, Haas House, Karntner Street, Sacher Cafe, Albertina Museum, Imperial Crypt, Spanish Riding School, Saint Michael Square, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Demel, St Peter's Church, Graben Street and St Stephen's Cathedral. Please note : Visiting any of the attractions from inside solely depends on your choice and interests. This self guided tour does NOT INCLUDE entry inside any attraction. Any extra expenses during the tour shall be solely borne by you.

Passau: Barefoot Passau XL

Passau: Barefoot Passau XL

The boat itself, is already worth a visit: The Barefoot Boat is in collaboration with actor and entrepreneur Til Schweiger, who has left his unmistakable mark on the boat in his “Barefoot” style. Get on board and fell the natural ambience with lots of wood, linen and straw-plaited that ensures casual cosiness. Get to the upper deck where the spacious sun deck invites you to a cozy lounge where you´ll have a wonderful all-round view over the threeriver as well as into the Danube Valley.

Passau Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Passau Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Explore Passau on a walking tour with a private guide. Marvel at stunning feats of architecture, such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Old City Hall, feast your eyes on the rushing Danube River, understand the economic impact of Passau's salt trade, and learn about the town's unique cultural origins. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at St. Stephen's Cathedral, a baroque church built in 1688 and home to Europe's largest church organ. Then step outside to explore the winding streets of Old Town, including the Royal Promenade, Old City Hall, and gothic and baroque-inspired architecture. Walk to the rushing river banks to see where the Inn and Ilz rivers join the Danube, with the towering Veste Oberhaus Castle nearby. Learn why the rivers made Passau a key trade location and how historical figures such as Empress Sissi further developed Passau into an epicenter of the salt trade.  Continue further, listening closely as your guide details the devastating fire from 1662, which almost destroyed the city. Explore more of the city center's artisan-owned galleries, shops, and restaurants before returning to St. Stephen's Cathedral and ending your tour.

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4.5
(117 reviews)

It was very informative. We were a small group. The guide was very nice and explained everything clearly and answered questions. For us, it was a tour we would recommend.

the staff could be even better, the drinks were always pushed back and forth and did not know where to put it and too long a wait for the drinks about 45 minutes

I really enjoyed the walk. The views are wonderful, nature is pleasing to the eye. The interior of the ship with crystals is very original.

Exciting tour, knowledgeable and humorous guide. Recommended!

Great views. Attentive crew. Quick but informative.