Danube Discoveries: Day 6 (Along Lower Austria)

Our boat left Vienna (finally) at around midnight and we began our cruise to Durnstein, Lower Austria.  Durnstein is located in the Wachau River Valley and is known for being one of Austria's most successful wine regions.  It's a really beautiful part of the country and I wish we spent more time exploring it.  Our … Continue reading Danube Discoveries: Day 6 (Along Lower Austria)

Danube Discoveries: Day 5 (Still in Vienna)

Our cruise was set to leave Vienna the next day at around midnight, which meant we had a whole day still to explore.  Today's itinerary for myself, included a tour of the (Kunsthistorisches Museum) Museum of Fine Arts in the Museum Quartier and a bike tour along the Danube.  I had initially been signed up … Continue reading Danube Discoveries: Day 5 (Still in Vienna)

Danube Discoveries: Day 3 (Passing through Prague)

Our second day in Prague, day 3 of the entire trip, we had arranged a three-hour van tour of Prague, designed for us to see the various parts and historical areas of Prague while also giving opportunities to stop and take a gander.   While Prague is indeed a "walking" city, having a van allowed … Continue reading Danube Discoveries: Day 3 (Passing through Prague)

Danube Discoveries: Day 1 (Getting to Vienna)

After a pretty lackluster night's sleep at the Best Western, I hung out at the hotel till around 12:30 before checking out and heading to the airport.  I was actually quite surprised at the size of the International Terminal at O'Hare.  It felt small as compared to other US international airports that I had been … Continue reading Danube Discoveries: Day 1 (Getting to Vienna)