Having cruised with Viking on the Romantic Danube (Budapest to Nuremberg) in Dec. 2012, I thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Not a hot weather fan, our weather was cold but preferable to your hot. I appreciate your "breakaway" excursions. I learned quickly, in Vienna, that I enjoyed myself more exploring on my own than following a mediocre guide. Elegant Elbe, Heart of Germany, and Passage to Eastern Europe were also wonderful trips. Next stop - Rhine Getaway in Dec. I love the Christmas Markets.
Thanks for sharing your trip,
Glad you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful time on the Rhine.
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