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Insider Tips For Expertly Experiencing Viking River Cruises' 8-Day Danube Waltz

Viking River Cruises recently received its ninth win as the "Best Overall Cruise Line" for River Cruising by the TravelAge West and was awarded "Best Luxury River Cruise Company" by Luxury Travel Advisor. It was also declared "Best River Cruise Line" in 2014 by Cruise Critic’s discerning international team of editors. Having just returned from a fantastic cruise with them, I’m also now a fan of the award-winning brand.

My journey was the Danube Waltz, a seven-night cruise on the new Viking Gullveig from Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany, with four additional stops in Austria and one in Bratislava, Slovakia. The ship sails mainly at night so you’re able to spend all day, and often a full evening, exploring the sights. Here is a look at each stop along the way and tips on what to experience in each city:

Janice Nieder

Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and Sign of the Dove. After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 90 countries, where she shared a smoked monkey dinner with a generous Shuar Indian family deep...(Read More)

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