Day 1:Budapest

We arrived in Budapest a day before the cruise left. We had a wonderful day having ice cream at the amazing Ersebet ice cream store that makes beautiful flowers out of their ice cream, exploring the main church area and the castle on the hill.

Day 2:

We visited Turkish Bath, explored the city center, rode bikes to the island in the river.We then joined the Uniworld cruise and my husband’s parents to travel the Danube. It was a small, intimate boat where we got to know the people who worked on it and other passengers. There were bikes on board so that we could explore cities via bike instead of the group bus tours if we so chose. The cruise was a great way to have a multi-generational trip and to cover a lot of cities in a beautiful part of Europe in a very easy way.

Day 3:Upriver through series of locks.Cruising the Danube River, BratislavaFEATURED EXCURSION: Bratislava walking tour docked in Vienna

Day 4:ViennaThe boat has bikes on it and our family chose to skip the bus tour and tour ourselves through Vienna on bikes – beautiful day!

Day 5:Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, MelkRode bikes through Wachau Valley to Melk.Explore MelkFEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Dürnstein “Village Day” with either exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof wine estate or exclusive saffron workshop or exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride and Melk Abbey with library visit

Day 6:SalzburgFull day Salzburg explorationOne of the Van Trapp children sang for us in a chapel, we had a walking tour of the city, wandered on our own and had a great day.

Day 7:PassauWent to a Passau (Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz) on a walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concertBike ride and swam in riverDay 8:Said goodbye to the boat and headed to Turkey to meet friends on a different type of boat in Bodrum!

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