2016 - Romantic Danube Viking River Cruise
I thoroughly enjoyed my recent Romantic Danube sailing on the Viking Longship Torsailing from Nuremberg to Budapest. During this 8-day journey, I encountered the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River and explored both sides of Hungary’s capital, traditional, hilly Buda, and cosmopolitan Pest. I had the opportunity to witness Vienna’s imperial architecture and tour medieval towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. The food was amazing and we savored the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends and I certainly understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his waltz!
At end of Viking cruise, we took a flight on Czech Air to Prague and spent two nights at the Best Western Plus Hotel Meteor Plaza – it was a perfect location to Town Square. I arranged for our group to have two private walking tours of Prague with our Ensemble on location provider, Joann VIP Travel. We did an afternoon walking tour on our day of arrival and a morning walking tour the next day visiting all the major sights; Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Strahov Monastery and Josefov, the Jewish Quarter. Our guide was amazing! Our evening ended with group farewell dinner together at Zvonice Restaurant. This restaurant is located in old Bell Tower about a 2-3 block walk from the hotel. The venue was amazing! After dinner, we went to the 10th floor of Tower (top floor) to view the city lights – a great ending to a wonderful trip!