Presto! This route becomes a Christmas Market Cruise...
Lucky us to be on board this Romantic Danube cruise just before Christmas. That meant added holiday experiences, shopping and culinary treats at all the Christmas Markets and cafés along the way.
What fun we had drinking mulled wine with the locals and devouring fabulous sausages with sauerkraut in Germany.
In Austria, we tickled our tastebuds with lebkuchen (traditional Christmas ginger cookies) and tried to resist divine pastry creations the likes of which we'd never seen before.
In Vienna, at the elegant world famous Landtmann Coffee House, we savoured real coffee topped with oodles of whipped cream. There was apple strudel to try and of course, their famous Sacher torte. Oh my goodness!
In Budapest, we added huge cheese filled pancakes for lunch and a few nibbles of martzipan along the way. To heck with calories we thought. We were going for broke and we loved every minute of it.