By: Dana Woods, Senior Travel Consultant, CTA Certified
Our Active and Discovery on the Danube with Avalon began in Budapest, and we arrived at night. Budapest by night was gorgeous. The Matthias Church Cathedral and Castle on the Buda side and the Hungarian Parliament Building on the Pest side illuminated stunning views that straddled the Danube River. Our Hilton Hotel sat centrally located atop the Buda Castle Hill in the castle district, right next to the Holy Trinity Square. We dined at a table situated directly in front of the glistening black Danube as ships sailed by in both directions. What made it more stunning was the Parliament building lit in opulent amber light as its backdrop. Dinner included a piping hot bowl of delicious traditional Hungarian Goulash.
By: Gabriel Mariduena, Managing Director – Contact Center
Highlights of Spain with Insight is a wonderful guided vacation that maybe should be called the Wondrous Art, Culture and History of Spain. Wonder is indeed the feeling after experiencing all the amazing sights and having the opportunity to learn about this complex and intriguing culture. It was a unique experience, made even more wonderful by traveling in style with Insight Vacations.
I am speechless, but I have to let you how amazing this trip was! I went on the European Splendor with Trafalgar and had the fortune of bringing my mother along with me. I picked this particular itinerary because it was all the countries we always had on the bucket list! We started in Rome to start this memorable trip. Continue reading
After many years of ocean cruises and land vacations, I was blessed to take my very first river cruise. The Danube Waltz with Viking (Budapest to Passau) has become one of most favorite and memorable vacations. There is a tremendous amount of cultural and historical sites throughout the region. What better way to visit each of these ports of calls nestled along the Danube River. This 8-day itinerary allowed us to see the highlights of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems and Linz, Austria, along with Passau, Germany. These are not only some of the most beautiful European countries and cities but they are all designated UNESCO sites.