Bikal

Bikal

Bikal Friday, November 30 – Puchner Castle Puchner Castle Hotel is a very neat place to stay. The suite we had was amazing and the bed was the most comfortable one of our trip so far. They have two major bathhouses with mineral water baths.  After relaxing in...
Hévíz

Hévíz

Hévíz Thursday, November 29    The first amazing thing we saw today was the view from our room of the sunrise over Lake Balaton. After this (and our breakfast of coffee and cold cuts), we went to Festetics Palace in Keszthely near Hévíz. This palace was built in 1745...
Badacsony, Lake Balaton

Badacsony, Lake Balaton

Badacsony, Lake Balaton Wednesday, November 28 To sum up Viking: If you want a vacation where you want to put forth no effort at all, Viking is good for that. You pick your excursions and they give you an itinerary and shuttle you wherever you need to be.  Plenty of...
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary Tuesday, November 27 This morning we boarded a bus to go to our final destination, Budapest. The bus was a smooth drive, but took about three hours from Vienna to Budapest. Entering Budapest was almost magical. On the outskirts of the city are...
Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria November 25th Today we headed to old historical Vienna. The locals use the German version of the city name – Wien, pronounced “Vee-in.” Just say it really quickly.  We walked from the Austrian parliament Building to Heldenplatz, or Heroes’ Square. One...
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