Cruising on rivers and seas is growing exponentially, especially among Senior Citizens, as the way to take a comfortable holiday.
We left freezing Bratislava and sailed for about 18 hours to the beautiful little town of Melk in Austria where the weather was just perfect. The first thing one see is the huge imposing Baroque-style Abbey up on the hill.
Sailing out of Budapest was once again a very beautiful experience, especially moving slowly past the incredibly beautiful and imposing Hungarian Parliament building.
In 2014 we stopped overnight in Budapest so saw only a minimal part of the city of 3 towns – Buda, Obuda and Pest, divided by the Danube which forks in the middle of the city.
We sailed out of Vienna for an overnight ride to Budapest with a 4 hour stop on the way at the small town of Esztergom.
For a change to writing a full blog I thought that I would show you some of the beautiful scenery to which we were treated while sailing on the Danube between towns.
We spent most of the day sitting on deck and watching the beautiful scenery as we made our way to Vienna where we arrived just after 4pm.
We woke to a sunny but bitterly cold day – 5deg for most of the day.