Category Archives: River Cruise

The Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania

After a long day in Transylvania, we relaxed this morning and secured a late checkout. We are transferring hotels to join the cruise line tour group. After a big breakfast, we took a cab to the Village Museum (Muzeul Satului … Continue reading

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Countryside Touring in Transylvania and Wallachia, Romania

Ok, I admit it.  When I knew we were coming to Romania for a River Cruise I wanted to come in a few days early so I could visit Transylvania.  Its not that I believe in vampires, but there is … Continue reading

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Arriving Bucharest for our Eastern European Cruise through the Iron Gates

Boris and I are off to Eastern Europe for another River Cruise.  We will visit Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, and Hungry, starting in Bucharest and ending in Budapest.  Serbia will be a new country for me.  Because I wanted to … Continue reading

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Route des Vins, France

Today, our last excursion day of the cruise, we have our choice of two long half-day tours in this wine producing region along the Alsatian wine road, the route des vins which hugs the foothill of the Vosges mountain range. … Continue reading

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Strasbourg, France and the Black Forest, Germany

Today we dock in Germany, but cross the river to visit France-Strasbourg, a French city with a German name.  In the afternoon we return to Germany to visit the Black Forest. We had the choice of morning excursions, Boris was … Continue reading

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg is a bucket list German city for Boris and I.  The cruise line offered an optional afternoon excursion and attending was the a no-brainer choice for us.  Until 2013, Heidelberg was the headquarters of the American forces in Germany. … Continue reading

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Speyer, Germany

Today we are docked at Germiersheim, about a 20 minute shuttle ride into Speyer (and the famous Romanesque Cathedral).  This afternoon we are going to Heidelberg, a “bucket list” German city for Boris and I.  The ship offered three options … Continue reading

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