We have been to the Viking River. We are happy with the cruising along the River Danube.
The cabin is small, the entertainment is OK, could be better - mainly piano playing, One time the cruise director Dawn gave a nice concert, a Sparano solo -the only best concert. Another time a team of two GERMAN musicians playing the accordion. Food is nutrition with limited choice in the menu. The ship Viking Tor is very new. Port excursion consists of a lot of walking. Viking puts out lots of optional excursions. Viking river cruise does not welcome children, probably person more than 21 cannot drink any alcoholic beverage, also there is no children's program in the ship.
Viking Cruise company gives out lots of incentive for a passenger to return for another cruise in the future, like $200 onboard credit if returning within 2 years.
I probably would go back. I enjoy the river cruises over the ocean cruises.
The service & staff are excellent, very friendly.
The ports & shore excursions are excellent & well organized.
the reasons-smaller ship, more intimate atmosphere, more personal care, less line up for
everything, wine & drink is included during mealtime, no formal wear ( makes it easier to pack.), we get to go ashore every day, the ship disembarks right in the city center.
size is very small, otherwise, everything would be OK.size is 150 sq. ft.
the city center where we saw the beautiful fountain.- at the Market Square, the city is still surrounded by 13th-century walls, with many gates & watchtowers fully intact. Nuremberg is famous for its gingerbread, and its Gothic Schoner Brunnen, or Beautiful Fountain (gold
plated !! )
There is so much to see in this two-sided cities. The bus started on the modern Pest -we drove along the elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Champs-Elysee of Budapest, the
Hungarian State Opera House, stop at HERO'S Square, a wide-open plaza of monuments and statues commemorating the Magyar state.
On the Buda side of the city, there is the Castle District with its massive hilltop
the castle complex, the turreted Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church.
From the top of Buda Hill, We had a fantastic view of the famous Chain Bridge, the first span to ever connect the two halves of the city in 1849.View All 353 City Tour Reviews
On the motorcoach, we passed the splendid buildings on the remarkable Ringstrassw, the gracious boulevard laid out on the site of the old city walls in the mid 19th century. We see the magnificent Hofburg Palace, the winter residence of the Hapsburgs and home of the Spanish Riding School with its Lipizzaner horses.
We visited the great Gothic St.Stephen's Cathedral, crowned with a gleaming spire and colorful roof tiles. Also, we got to view the beautiful Vienna State Opera concert hall, its facade adorned with elaborate frescoes depicting Mozart's opera ' The Magic Flute 'View All 169 City Tour Reviews
We were dropped off in the city center next to St.Stephen's Cathedral. The surrounding area is full of cafes, souvenir shops. We went to a cafe for nice traditional coffee & pastry 0-very deliciousView All 183 Walking Tour Reviews
A working Monastery for more than 900 years. This abbey is situated on the hilltop overlooking the splendid Wachau Valley and the Danube River. We were offered a taste of sparkling apricot wine, then viewed a short film about the monastic life.We visited the church's neoclassical portal into a rainbow-colored interior with beautiful pews. The abbey complex consists of a church, a museum, the Augustine monastery as a monastic retreat, a large garden, a small library, filled to the ceiling with 130,000 volumes.,also a number of antiques and rare coins. In 2001 UNESCO
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organ concert in the St Stephen Cathedral- we were given a 30 minutes organ concert in this largest pipe organ, with more than 17,000 pipes. The music is loud
and strong, old classic church sacred music, which is unfamiliar to most listeners.
But this is a rare occasion for us.View All 112 St. Stephen's Cathedral Reviews
With a local guide, we see some of the Roman city walls erected by Marcus Aurelius.We
walked past the Old Town Hall to see the 12th century Old Stone Bridge, a 16-arch marvel of medieval engineering that still carries traffic today. We viewed the Gothic St.Peter's Cathedral, the Donkey Tower, a remnant of the old cathedral