Monthly Archives: January 2020

Exploring Budapest

After spending the night on board disembarked early the next morning for our transfer to the Intercontinental Hotel. We now had a couple of days to explore the beautiful city of Budapest. We began our tour on the Pest side … Continue reading

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Spices and horses.

We were nearing the end of our cruise on the Danube. We visited Novi Sad in Serbia before crossing the border to reach Kalosca in Hungary for another action packed day. When you think of Hungarian cuisine the first dish … Continue reading

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After an overnight cruise we docked on the River Sava ready for our sightseeing tour of Belgrade. We were taken to Kalemegdan Fortress on top of the hill for great views overlooking the city before visiting the city centre.   … Continue reading

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Through the Iron Gates

Today was spent cruising along the lower reaches of the Danube and passing through the dramatic gorge of the Iron Gates.This narrow and formerly dangerous passage dividing Europe’s Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast forms a … Continue reading

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A visit to Veliko Tarnovo.

After cruising overnight to Svistov in Bulgaria we left the ship for a coach tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Veliko Tarnovo is the ancient capital of Bulgaria and is situated on three hills surrounding the Yantra River.                                                   The … Continue reading

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Varna and the Black Sea

After spending the night at Silistra we had an early breakfast before boarding our coach for an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea. Although the journey was only 100 km it took us two and a half hours. The … Continue reading

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The Danube Cruise. A day in Bucharest.

It’s the start of a new decade and a chance to plan ahead,but also time to look back and reminisce. In 2010 Jean and I went on a memorable river cruise along the Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest. … Continue reading

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