Category Archives: Excursions

Melk, Austria with pictures

November 4, 2019 The morning we arrived at our last Austrian city, Melk. We were divided into groups to tour the Melk Abbey. The Walk and Discover group is always #4, so we had the last tour. It is a … Continue reading

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Vienna, Austria with pictures

November 3, 2019 After our previous 2 full days in Vienna, we were looking forward to returning, and we were not disappointed. After breakfast, we joined a one hour bus tour of the city around the Ringstrasse, the ring road … Continue reading

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Bratislava, Slovakia with pictures

November 2, 2019 Bratislava is Slovakia’s largest city and its capital. It is only a 1 hour drive to Vienna which makes these two cities the world’s closest capitals. It is the only national capital that borders on two independent … Continue reading

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Budapest, Hungary with pictures

October 29, 30, 31, and November 1, 2019 We arrived in Budapest from Vienna on the Railjet – again the fast train.  It took just over 2 hours. Our hotel is the Sofitel Chain Bridge and it overlooks the Chain … Continue reading

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Mainz, Germany

November 11, 2019 We sailed through the last 2 of the 66 locks today and will leave the Main River and spend the rest of our cruise on the Rhine River. The part we will be on until we reach … Continue reading

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Wertheim, Germany

November 10, 2019 We arrived here early and could see the town as we had our breakfast. Jessie was taking us on a walking tour at 9:30 and she advised that it would be cold. It didn’t really seem that … Continue reading

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Wurzburg, Germany

November 9, 2019 Yesterday was a full day so I didn’t even get a post written! We arrived here more than 5 hours early, again, minimal river traffic so we made good time. Our tours weren’t going to start until … Continue reading

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Bamberg, Germany

November 8, 2019 After breakfast today we headed out to tour Bamberg. I chose to do the Walk and Discover and Norm stayed with the city tour group. Luckily here we also had the city tour with the Walk and … Continue reading

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Nuremberg, Germany

November 7, 2019 Yesterday afternoon we had a presentation about the Main – Danube Canal. We thought we were already in the canal, but no…we were going to approach it a bit later. Jessie told us about the history of … Continue reading

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Regensburg, Germany

November 6, 2019 Each day in the lounge, Jessie gives us a talk about the next day’s town. We have nice maps of each city in our cabin along with a wonderful foldout type map with every town, bridge, lock … Continue reading

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