Danube Dreams

Next month I’m lucky to be taking my first trip of  year.  I’ll be traveling with a group of 18 which will make it extra fun.  I will be taking a river cruise on the Danube River.  I’m very excited as I’ll be seeing several places I’ve never visited before.

The first two nights will be in Prague, Czech Republic at the Intercontinental Hotel.  Even though Prague is not located on the Danube, our visit there is included with the tour.  After our two nights in Prague, we will be take a motor coach to Passau, Germany. There we will board The Avalon Panorama for our eastbound Danube River cruise.

The Danube is Europe’s second-longest river.  It is 1,775 miles long and up to nearly one mile wide.  It’s banks touch 10 countries including Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine and 4 capitals.  That alone has made the Danube a vital transportation route for over 2,000 years.

What am I looking forward to on this, my very first river cruise? Here is a short list:

 –  scenic beauty as we cruise through gorgeous landscapes and fairy tale cities

– visits to iconic cities such as Vienna, Budapest and Passau

excursions to World Heritage sites

– evening concerts

– opportunities for biking

– taking tons of photos

– great fun with friends both old and new

I hope you will be following along with me next month.



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