Continuing along the romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises

April 4th, 2016

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The original version of this article called “What’s a European river cruise really like? (part 2)” was first published on Cruiseline. Continuing along the romantic Danube river, Lisa gives us insights from her visits to the European Christmas markets with Viking River Cruises. See part 1 of Lisa’s story here.   What’s a European river cruise really like? (Part 2) By … Continued

The original version of this article called “What’s a European river cruise really like?” was first published on Cruiseline. As a savvy explorer with years of first-hand ocean experience, Lisa Niver has some great insights to share when it comes to cruises. Her sailing on the Danube River for the Christmas markets with Viking Cruises left a particularly … Continued

The Danube River flows through four national capital cities and ten countries. Choosing one of the river Danube cruises to enjoy the beauty of this body of water is a very good idea, especially if you are looking for a romantic vacation. However, making sure you stop in the capital cities along the way to … Continued

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Vienna, Austria, two times so far. First time, on a scorching summer in 2008. Second time, during winter in 2013. And the thing I dislike about winter is…obviously, the cold. While the weather wasn’t exactly nasty, it wasn’t warm either. And since I had planned to visit some museums, … Continued

Vienna is home to the world’s oldest Christmas market. In 1294 it started off as the “December market” and over the years it has morphed into what you can enjoy now in Austria’s capital city. Christmas Markets all over Europe have some characteristics which define them: they are usually held during Advent; first Advent Sunday … Continued

December is one of the most colorful months in Europe. And we have Christmas Markets to “blame” for this. A Christmas Market is basically a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas. They most often open around the start of Advent (which in 2013 starts on December 1) and close sometimes between Christmas and … Continued

A Day in Salzburg Austria As I walked up the wooded beaten path up to the top of the hill I was greeted by the cool refreshing air of early morning. Forests, with their green leaves and unyielding presence, always had a special place in my heart. It is during times, when I am surrounded … Continued

I was traveling at 160 miles per hour heading from Vienna, Austria towards Slovenia.  It felt like I had been going at that speed for weeks as I trekked through Europe, seeing a new city every couple of days. Exhausted, I laid my head on the train window and began to rest my eyes. Some time … Continued

The week before I left the States for Vienna, I cried a lot. It all started when a professor came into my spring term class at university and said the German summer study abroad program was short on students. And he was providing scholarships. Next thing I knew I had dropped out of school for … Continued