We have just returned from a trip which started in Prague as a precruise add on to our Viking Pride Budapest to Amsterdam River Cruise.
We used Viking for all of the arrangements, flights, transfers and hotel. It couldn't have been smoother. We stayed at the Hilton Prague and had the use of a Viking representative for information whilst we were there. Included was a morning tour which was in depth and were free to explore on our own for the rest of the three days.
We were transported in a comfortable coach to meet the boat in Budapest,our check in went very smoothly and we were unpacked and settled into our very nice stateroom. There was plenty of room for our two weeks worth of gear and clothing. The bathroom was bigger than I had expected and the bed was quite comfortable. So after a trip through the lounges, library etc. we were ready to enjoy the first of meals in the dining room. The waiters were friendly and very good at what they do. Each dining experience beginning with breakfast and ending with dinner was tasty and presented in a very attractive manner.
The reception desk was manned by very competent personnel and the program director made very interesting presentations and port talks during the pre and post dinner cocktail times. She also arranged for various personalities to speak to us about the European Union, we had a glass blower from Wertheim, some gypsy musicians, a Bavarian comedian and always on board a talented musician. Our port tours were led by very competent local guides and we were always given time on our own after. In most ports the boat was docked close to the towns and it was easy to come and go as we wished.
This particular itinerary is through five countries and many beautiful cities and towns along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers.
I would recommend this trip enthusiastically and especially with Viking they were wonderful hosts.