Prague and the Danube Travel Log

by nds

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August 19, 2022

Day 11: Komarom

We had a relatively smooth transfer back home. We woke up at 3:30am for a 9:30am flight. The airport was 1 ½ hours away, so we needed to be there at 6:30am, so our bus was at 5am, but the ship ne...

August 18, 2022

Day 10: Budapest

We were supposed to be docked at Budapest today but instead docked at Komoran because of low water levels at Budapest. So we took a bus at 8:30, which arrived at 10. We went to Heroes Square firs...

August 17, 2022

Day 9: Vienna

Today is our third day in Vienna. We were going to sail out in the afternoon so it’s a short day. We went on an excursion to the Elmayer dance school for a waltz lesson and then to Mozart’s apart...

August 16, 2022

Day 8: Vienna

This was our full day in Vienna. We signed up for a longer version of the tour we did on our honeymoon. Our group was small because it costs extra, with only 7 people, which made it easy to hop o...

August 15, 2022

Day 7: Krems

Today was a visit to Krems in the afternoon. But before that, we woke up to the ship entering the Melk Lock and the sight of Melk Abbey in the distance. After breakfast I went to the very front o...

August 14, 2022

Day 6: Salzburg

Today I learned that Salzburg is named after its salt mine and castle, not because it is a hill with salt in it, and that I’d been misspelling it my whole life. We woke up early in the morning, ...

August 13, 2022

Day 5: Regensburg

Today was the first excursion with the cruise proper, and I was struck again by how large the Viking ship is. Shipping off 200 people (actually 180, since the ship is only sailing at 90% capacity...

August 12, 2022

Day 4: Prague/Passau

This was a transit day. We were to take the bus from Prague to Passau in the afternoon to board the ship, so we had a free morning. We had breakfast and checked out by 9:30, and spent 2 hours wal...

On my birthday we hired a private guide to take us to Hradec Kralove and Kutna Hora. We headed out at 8, arrived at 9:30, and were handed off to a special guide from Petrof for our own private to...

August 10, 2022

Day 2: Prague

This was our first full day in Prague. It started at 8am with a city walking tour. We had a very good guide - well paced, informative, engaging, and entertaining. We got to the Jewish quarter fir...

August 09, 2022

Day 1: Prague

It was 12.30 local time when we landed. Viking has people greeting us and herding us into a bus. It was a smooth transfer. Our hotel was right by the Vltava, but when we got to it, it was about 2...

August 08, 2022

Day 0: New York

We were supposed to go on a red-eye flight at 8:30pm. 8 hours flight + 6 hours time difference would put us in Prague at 10:30am the next day. We took an Uber to our train station and took the LI...

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