Having a “relaxing” day on the ship to recuperate after receiving the injection for my raging hip tendinitis was a good thing—and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Although, as you can see by the quotation marks above, relaxing is relative; it depends on who the person is doing it.
Me? I never stay down for very long, especially when I’m traveling. The River Voyager cruised past photogenic scenery too beautiful to pass by without jumping to my feet to snap a few photos from time-to-time.
While making our way to Vienna, we cruised the Danube which is Europe’s second-longest river at 1,770 miles long. It passes through ten countries, including: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The 20-mile long Wachau Valley, between the Austrian towns of Melk and Krems is (in my opinion) the most scenic section along the Danube, and we took in the beautiful scenery along the way.
There were many charming towns as well as gorgeous castles, monasteries, and terraced vineyards we passed along the (at-times narrow) Wachau Valley section of the river.
The following are scenes we enjoyed along the way:
Next up: Passau