We really liked the itinerary. Had a rocky start when our luggage didn’t show at the Budapest airport. Spent the first 3 days of our trip with no luggage, but it really didn’t ruin anything. We lived in the couple of extra clothes we had packed in our carry on and our laundry was done free of charge until our luggage arrived. Meals were wonderful. We enjoyed eating most meals on the Aquavit Terrace and had the best service by Nick and Bohana. Our excursions were very good, both included and paid extra for. Guides were very knowledgeable, personable, and spoke wonderful English. Gavin, our cruise director, was a delight. The front desk folks were very helpful, especially Madeline. We had a few hiccups on the journey, but the staff was wonderful and handled everything very professionally and smoothly. Several of our excursions I would highly recommend. The Top of Cologne was by far my favorite. Our trip to Salzburg and Rothenburg ob der Taber were also my favorites. Two half days were river cruising days. The morning we spend going through the Wachau Valley on the Danube and the afternoon we went through the middle Rhine with one castle after another was most enjoyable. Gavin narrated during those times and was very informative and enjoyable to listen too while we sat on the sun deck. We were also very lucky to have had spectacular weather. Several days were very hot, but no rain! This was truly an experience of a lifetime.