Hiking Excursions

The beauty of Europe does not simply lie in its architecture and landmarks – there are also breathtaking sights when you venture out into nature. That’s why we have designed special included hikes that will take you a bit off the beaten path, showing you incredible destinations from a unique perspective and giving you a chance to revel in the fresh air. With hikes ranging anywhere from two to seven miles and varying from extended city walks to hilltop castle treks, you are sure to find a wonderful hike that suits your style.

Hiking Excursions

Passau Castle Hike
2 miles

DESTINATION: Passau, Germany

Trek up to the Veste Oberhaus in Passau, Germany for incredible views over Old Passau. Available on select Danube River itineraries.
Dürnstein Fortress Hike
2 miles

DESTINATION: Dürnstein, Austria

Make your way up to the ruins of Dürnstein Fortress, where it is said that Richard the Lionheart was once held captive, and drink in captivating views of the green vineyards, red-roofed village and “blue” Danube below. Available on select Danube River itineraries.
Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path Hike
4 miles

DESTINATION: Heidelberg, Germany

Hike up the Philosopher’s Path to a panoramic view of the university town of Heidelberg, Germany and the Neckar River. Available on select Rhine River itineraries.
Black Forest Hike
2 miles

DESTINATION: Black Forest, Germany

Climb beneath the shade of the fir trees as you ascend the steep Ravenna Gorge in Germany's storybook Black Forest, often associated with the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. See the Ravenna Bridge, the viaduct of the Hollental Railway, and hear the cascading waterfalls nearby. Available on select Rhine River itineraries.
Margaux Vineyards Hike & Local Specialties Tasting
2 miles

DESTINATION: Médoc, France

Discover the beauty of the Southern Médoc region on your hike towards the renowned Château Margaux. Venture through the peaceful vineyards of this region's various wine estates and immerse yourself in the splendor of the vine-covered rises that stretch as far as the eye can see. After your hike, you'll enjoy a wine tasting and sample local specialties. Available on Taste of Bordeaux sailings.
Spitz Hike
2 miles

DESTINATION: Spitz, Austria

Hike through the town of Spitz, past its rolling vineyards, and be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Available on Magna on the Danube sailings.
Mount Pipet Hike
2 miles

DESTINATION: Vienne, France

Hike up to Mount Pipet, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Roman city below, as well as the chapel and statue that sit atop the mountain. Available on Colors of Provence and Essence of Burgundy & Provence sailings.