Cruise and Bike the Danube September 2019


Come with us on an adventure-packed cruise along the majestic Danube. Said to be the most beautiful bike ride in Europe, you will pass through six countries, visit four capital cities, and ride through peaceful valleys, fertile plains, terraced vineyards and to the Iron Gates, one of the most spectacular gorges in Europe forming a part of the border between Serbia and Romania. The rides are flat, well-paved cycle paths or quiet roads. Travelling by boat means you can stay on board if you feel like a rest day. You will fly into Berlin where you will have several nights to get over any jet lag and explore this amazing city before making your way via Dresden, Prague and Cesky Krumlov to board your boat in Passau. Scenic and cultural diversity, delicious food and a crew that caters to your every whim makes this an unforgettable way to explore central and eastern Europe.

The tour manager will be Pat Mandeno.  After retiring from her career as a registered nurse, Pat became a tour manager with Calder & Lawson Tours in 2010. She finds that, like her, many of the participants have the “travel bug” that spurs them to do more.  Pat enjoys her part in their travel experiences and sees her role as being approachable, bringing people together, and making sure the whole journey goes smoothly so that her group can relax and thoroughly enjoy the experience.

Pat treats every day on her tours as an adventure, full of fun, learning, and making new friends.  She makes sure everyone feels included, especially solo travellers, and does her best to take the worry out of travel.  She likes to solve any problems that arise by taking ownership of them, freeing the participants from concern.  Pat also likes to find out if her group has any special interests, such as art, cuisine, or gardening, which she makes a special effort to incorporate into the tour.  Pat’s enthusiasm is infectious and you can’t help but have fun on her tours.

TOUR DATES Saturday 21 September – Monday 14 October 2019


  • The services of an experienced, New Zealand-based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 2 nights accommodation in Dubai
  • 5 nights accommodation in 3 – 4 star hotels
  • 14 nights on board MS Theodor Körner, including all meals
  • Breakfast daily, other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All group transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and other service providers
  • Pre-tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel or airport porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland, Share twin per person
Upper Deck Cabin                                          NZD$12,355
Promenade Deck Cabin                                 NZD$12,600
Single Cabin (two available)                        NZD$12,600

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place, or would like to go on a wait list for a place on this tour.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18