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July 14, 2019



I didn't see this post because I was tour by bus in the same countries, lol ! When you wrote this I was in Prague and of course no time for blogging ! In Budapest I was on the 16th !
Have nearly the same pictures as you !

rupam { xhobdo }

Amazing place. Beautiful pics.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Looks beautiful.


I have always wanted to take a Viking cruise, so I hope you will post more photos and information. Loving this post. Thanks for linking it up.

Peter B.

This looks like a lot of fun and a great way to explore the city. I love your night photos!


How beutiful! What a great place to wonder around!

Lieselotte Haag

Budapest ist eine wunderschöne Stadt mit sehr viel Flair,das konnte ich selbst schon erleben.


Buda and Pest, that's funny. The lock system intrigued me. In Ireland Lochs are lakes.

ellen b.

What a fascinating place and trip. Beautiful city and photos. The Lock systems are so interesting. Looking forward to more from your trip.


Looks like fun to see the European cities with all of their history. I doubt I'll ever do it so seeing you pictures gives me a glimpse of what it's like. - Margy

betty - NZ

It sure sounds like a great time and so much to see! I would love to see some of the medieval buildings, they sound so cool!!

I enjoyed your post at 'My Corner of the World' so much this week!

My Corner of the World

Linda Walcroft

Excellent post! The final image is a stunner!

Su-sieee! Mac

Your night photos are magazine-cover shots, Sallie. I got a goosebumpy feeling at first sight of your top photo. I didn't know Danube had locks, but then I don't know much when it comes to world geography. What another wonderful adventure you've been. Looking forward to seeing and reading more about it. Cheers!

Little Wandering Wren

Oh you have reminded me how much I love this city. That's an incredible amount of locks to go through I guess they have it sussed by lock 67!
Wren x


What a great place to start your tour. I loved Budapest. Hope you got a chance to try out the wonderful spa baths there. Look forward to reading more about your Grand European Tour.


These cruises are excellent, but you also make the very most of the tour! The photos and blog are superb. ( Will send email about my info).

Nancy Chan

I especially like the beautiful night scenes of the bridge.


Wow - Budapest is beautiful!

William Kendall

You've photographed the city beautifully!


Fantastic photos. Glad you had a nice time

Happy mosaic Monday


Photo Cache

Oh my here goes. I'm tingling with excitement. Regarding the optional tours, I was under the impression (or at least the ones I researched) that all tours are included and no "optional tours".

I do like the idea that the boat docks there for about a day or so so you can explore the city as well.

A ShutterBug Explores

Great photos ~ my favorites are the night shots! Wow! What an adventure for you ~ ^_^

Happy to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

bill burke

What a fantastic trip and tour. Lots of beautiful scenery and history. I love your last photo, an absolutely beautiful night shot.
Enjoy your day and new week!

Wally Jones

This is truly an experience to savor. Your memories are fresh now and one day will be rekindled when you see the images you've taken.

We are so happy you've had such an adventure!


WoW!!! budapest is so beautiful, especially during the evening!! it must be especially exciting to see this area and the 3 rivers with guided tours!!!

Lavender Dreamer

It is indeed a GRAND Start to your trip! WOW! What beautiful architecture! Love seeing your photos and being able to travel along with you! Hot and humid here...but you are not surprised are you! heehee! Hugs!

Eileen Wise

Hello, Gorgeous scenes from your River Boat cruise. The night time shots of Budapest are beautiful. My sister and BIL recently took this tour, they have some of the same scenes in their photos. Have a happy day and a great new week!

riitta k

Beautiful views of Budapest. Especially the night time photos are breathtaking!

David Gascoigne

Budapest is a beautiful city with a long and storied history. It dismays me to see the right wing turn of the Hungarian government in recent years and its response to the migrant crisis. I cannot forget the alacrity with which Hungarian authorities cooperated with the Nazis to export virtually all of Hungarian Jewry, man, woman and child, to the gas chambers, and to see this resurgence of xenophobia is very disturbing.

// Heidrun

It seems to was a fascinating Tour... Chapeau 👏
Happy MosaicMonday


It sounds like a fantastic trip and I like the idea of a guided tour to give a historical overview.


Sallie - what a way to re-join Mosaic Monday! The architecture is priceless and stunning, and the presence of the river in many of the shots adds to the beauty. Sounds like the cruise was well-organized and educational - I look forward to hearing (and seeing) more!


Those long flights are a bear, but oh so worth it. I've never taken a cruise but grew up boating on the IL and MISS rivers going through locks. Off to a good start here.


The buildings are so beautiful! The trip sounds amazing, 68 locks that blows my mind! It is good that you were in dock a couple days and had time to explore on your own.

Alan Bates

This looks like a great trip. It seems more and more people are taking river cruises and are having good experiences with them.

Penelope Notes

Welcome home, Sallie! This sounds like a whirlwind wonderful trip … so many countries and cities. This lock system seems brilliant enabling a ship to go up or down as it moves forward. I would not have guessed that elevations were as varied OR that Budapest actually has two parts called Buda and Pest. Haha … interesting and beautiful, indeed!

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