Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 5 — Wachau Valley, Austria

Vineyards of Domäne Wachau

This is the fifth and final installment in a five-part series following writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4—and thanks for reading! On the road from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna, we made our way through the rolling greens of […]

Viking European Christmas Market Cruise: Durnstein, Austria

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Durnstein While most of the passengers went on an optional wine tour to sample some local vintages from this famous, wine-producing region, Natalie and I walked into the small village with a population of 250; it was a short 10-minute walk. There is no longer a Christmas market here – that ended a few years […]

Bike Ride through the Wachau Valley in Lower Austria

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I’m presently on my first river cruise, which is taking me up the Danube on Scenic Cruises’ Scenic Pearl. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into the experience, but figured I might as well check it out since river cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry. So far it’s been a […]