I went to a Viking show and bought an Amawaterways cruise. I am cheap, but this time I upgraded to a French Balcony. That was in Sept of 2019 to sail on April 4th (a different ship) Covid cancelled and I re booked lost my free air but added 2 day pre and 3 days post that got cancelled so I re booked again but for 1 year later. this time a wine cruise in late November. we got very lucky. only 30 guest onboard with42 crew. ( private boat ). we had an awesome time and we got the start of the Christmas Market without the higher price. I drink about 1-2 bottles of wine a year, but I drank about 6-7 years worth. Thanks to Chappel Hill Winery in England.
Budapest is an awesome city and my wife love it. she felt comfortable there. The Christmas Markets were just going up and we could not buy gift, but we could sample mulled wine and sausages. great street food. then to Vienna's Christmas opened and Salzburg open and starting to open in Prague
You would think that would be enough, but I figured since we were this far, just one more city Paris. Yes We went to Paris and I did a little dance and Kissed my wife under the Eiffel Tower.