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Vienna Morning

Good morning Vienna During the night we continued to cruise up the Danube River through Slovakia, past Bratislava, and on into Austria. In the morning we docked in Vienna and took a bus tour into the city.   Some of … Continue reading

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Esztergom

Esztergom Basilica, Hungary Esztergom is a city about 46 kilometers north west of Budapest, Hungary. It is famous for its Basilica which is the largest building in Hungary. Esztergom is the birthplace of Hungary’s first King, St. Stephen I, and … Continue reading

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Cruise begins

The Danube cruise begins north west of Budapest. Leaving Visegrad The new riverboat moves very smoothly through the water and does not leave a very large wake. It is driven by electric motors which are very quiet. An onboard diesel engine … Continue reading

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Budapest Road Trip

Budapest Road Trip After a busy morning of touring the city and walking along the Fisherman’s Bastion our bus headed off to Visegrad to catch up with the riverboat so that we could have our lunch. This was a great … Continue reading

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Sándor Palace

Sándor Palace, Presidential Palace In the courtyard behind the Royal Palace is the Presidential Palace. The changing of the guard occurs every hour. There were two guards at the front door and two more at the side door. In front … Continue reading

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Fishermen’s Bastion

Views from Fishermen’s Bastion   To get to the fisherman’s bastion at the top of Castle Hill we had to enter the tunnel from the traffic circle. At the top of the hill in front of St. Matthias Church is … Continue reading

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Contests

Contests There are contests you win by luck and some you win by developing your skill to the top level. Some prizes are big like homes and cars. Some prizes are small like passes, tickets and e-books or iTunes. This contest … Continue reading

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St, Matthias Church

. St. Matthias Church As our bus drives along Hunyadi János Way, we get an impressive view of the church and the beginning of the Fishermen’s Bastion. As we walked up Tárnok Street, to Trinity Square, we saw this view of St. … Continue reading

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Budapest Tour 1

Friday morning bus tour of Budapest Our bus tour began at 8 o’clock in the morning under sunny blue skies. Here are a few pictures of the highlights of the city tour. They were all snapped through the window of … Continue reading

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Budapest bridges

Budapest bridges There are eight bridges that span the Danube River as it passes through Budapest. Chain Bridge: Our riverboat was docked near the oldest permanent bridge now called the Chain Bridge. It was first opened in 1849. A closer … Continue reading

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