Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz

Photo Celebration of Christmas Markets in Europe

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European Christmas Markets The Christmas markets in Europe’s big and small cities are great places to experience a sense of community while supporting local businesses. Christmas markets in Europe are the perfect place for family and friends to celebrate the holiday season. Often found in city centers and town squares, Christmas markets are a big draw for river cruise passengers. […]

Budapest

Three Reasons to Book a Post Cruise Package with Viking River Cruises

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Viking River Cruises Post Cruise Budapest, Hungary I have taken a lot of cruises and have come to the conclusion that a post cruise add-on is a luxury that most people should consider. Last week my 7-night Viking River Cruises Danube Waltz came to an end but instead of having to say goodbye to Europe and hello to a 16-hour […]

Viking River Cruises Goulash

Hungarian Goulash

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Hungarian Goulash via Viking River Cruises Viking River Cruises Hungarian Goulash While cruising on the Danube Waltz Christmas Markets river cruise on Viking River Cruises, I sampled food from Germany, Austria and Hungary.  One dish that stands out was the Goulash in Budapest, Hungary. The classic dish, which originated with the with Hungary’s herdsmen, is a staple on most menus […]

Budaspest Parliament building

Day 7 – Budapest via Viking River Cruises

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Budapest, Hungary via Viking Skadi All good things must come to an end eventually and this marks the last day of our 7-day Christmas Markets cruise on Viking River Cruises. We arrived in Budapest in the late evening and docked right next to Elizabeth Bridge, which is on the “Pest” side of the Danube River. Danube Waltz – 2-Nights in […]

River Cruise Buzz: Bratislava, Slovakia, via Viking River Cruises

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Day 6 – Viking River Cruises stop in Bratislava, Slovakia Viking Skadi called on Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The ship offered a complimentary walking tour of the old town and a optional (additional cost) tour of a local person’s home. I chose to go it alone to check out the Christmas markets, which was very easy to do with […]

River Cruise Buzz: Vienna via Viking Skadi

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Day 5: Christmas Markets in Vienna via Viking River Cruises Today Viking Skadi docked in Vienna and cruise passengers were treated with a full day of touring.  A small group of us elected to take advantage of the the Vienna U-Bahn (subway) to transport us around Austria’s capital city. For 5 Euro we had unlimited passage on the subway because […]

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Viking River Cruises review of Melk & Dürnstein

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Viking River Cruises Melk & Dürnstein (Wachau Valley) Day 4 of Christmas Markets River Cruise on Viking Skadi   Today is a big day for cruise passengers sailing on the Danube Waltz river cruise offered by Viking River Cruises. There are calls to the cities of Melk and Dürnstein and an optional excursion (extra cost) to a wine tasting at […]

Day 3: Viking River Cruise tour to Salzburg, Austria

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Welcome to Salzburg, the city of Mozart DAY 3: Linz & Salzburg: birthplace of Mozart, Sound of Music, and Christmas Markets   Although our river cruise boat docked in the industrial town of Linz, Viking River Cruises passengers boarded buses to embark on a journey to Salzburg, Austria in the Austrian Alps. Our tour began with an ambitious 1.5 hour […]

Christmas Markets River Cruise – Passau, Germany

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Bavarian rivers rendezvous via Viking River Cruises Welcome to Passau: the launchpad for our 7-day Christmas Markets cruise on Viking. The week I will be reporting live from Viking Skadi as she calls on towns along the Danube River. Today we are in Passau, Germany. Walking tour of Passau – Dreiflüssestadt City on Three Rivers. Situated at the confluence of […]