And did we mention the beautiful roads? The Blue Danube escorts us out of Vienna and, as you cruise among vineyards and forests, you can ponder how the Habsburg family managed to hold on to power for 600 years. Could the imposing castle on every hilltop be related to the length of the Habsburg’s reign? The Czech Republic welcomes us in Budweis, the city of beer, and afterwards in Cesky Krumlov, a medieval town so picturesque that it will bring tears to your eyes.
And then Prague: words can’t describe it; you have to see it to believe it. Dresden, destroyed during WWII, rose again from the ashes, while Cracow, the secret capital of Poland, escaped undamaged and evolved into the most beautiful city east of Paris. Through the Tatras, the world’s smallest alpine mountain range, we head to amazing Budapest for our fourth and last rest day. Then it’s back to Vienna, but not without visiting the very place where the Iron Curtain began to crumble, back in 1989. As we said, buckets full of history. And plenty of corners!