A Cruise on the Danube!

On this rainy-windy-the-hurricane-is-blowing-through-us-day, I have decided to take a break from all my deadlines and write! Peter and I took another Viking River Cruise two weeks ago and enjoyed it very much! Despite the river being low and the fact that we had to change ships midway through, it was a lovely vacation. I’d like to share some pictures with you; some random ones. I do not take many cathedral or famous buildings shots because I know when I get home that I will not look at them. I like to take pictures of quirky things, that I found interesting or amusing.

We sailed from Budapest to Nuremberg, adding some new countries to our list. Budapest was really beautiful and we did not get to see as much of it as we would have liked. Both Budapest and Vienna had wonderful tile roofs that looked suspiciously like quilt patterns.

We had lunch in Budapest and I spied this charming stained glass window! How funny that we have the drinking dogs in the US and they have drinking roosters in Hungary.

In Vienna we took a carriage ride around the famous Ringstrasse. It was cold, rainy and windy but it was a memorable ride. Our carriage was pulled by Lipizzaner horses that must have failed in the Spanish Riding School. Aren’t they gorgeous?

We had lunch at a cafe before our ride. I found this sign in the ladies’ room, just in case I wasn’t sure of what to do…..

Cruising on the Danube one afternoon, we saw so many amazing castles, churches and ruins.

This is what the hall looks like when everyone on the ship is switching ships on the same day! Organized chaos, but Viking handled all the details with ease.

I didn’t mean to go on so long and I do have a few more fun shots to share, so I will stop now. To be continued….

 

 

6 thoughts on “A Cruise on the Danube!

  1. Ooh, love the roofs and the drunk roosters! Yes, we were incredibly impressed by Viking’s logistical finesse. Looks like a great trip. How was the weather other days?

    • Good. The first few days in Budapest were very warm – we ate outside at night. Then – boom – it was in the high 40’s during the day.
      Thanks again for naming us as referrals. We have 4 now, plus our 25% off, which is a good amount of money. I guess we’ll book something for 2020 in January, when your money expires.

  2. That all looks amazing! I do love the drinking roosters–was that a window at a pub? And the Lippazaner horses always blow me away–so gorgeous! I’ll look forward to seeing more photos!

    • Aren’t you nice!
      Yes, the roosters were in a pub. They were (hurridly) getting us out of the pub when I saw it but I would love to have known if it was old or new. Someone had a great sense of humor!

  3. My husband and I took this same trip about 8 years ago and loved it. We also took the extended visit to Prague, which was well worth it, although we had a crazy bus driver who scared us all to death! The river boat cruises are so nice and so smooth. I would for sure do another Viking river cruise.

    • Hi! Good to hear from you. They do an amazing job for sure. We had dinner buddies who were 86 and 88! So I guess we can all be doing these trips for yeasr to come….
      ;-D

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