|Ceiling of the concert hall.|
Tours are aimed at the general public. My music teacher friend may not have appreciated the performance as much as my sister and I did but the experience was well worth the money. At Schoenbrunn, my nimble-footed sister climbed to the highest part of the garden to take advantage of photo opportunities while I was interested in reading about the history of the Hapsburg family.
On our river cruise, there are only 145 guests. Sister and I are in the younger group but she managed to find a group of people to hang out with when I wanted "quiet time." We made friends with two elderly widows who were taking their first major trip together without their husbands. A small staff, a single dining venue, and one entertainment option a night make this a convivial voyage.
|An onboard toast.|
Central European cities are incredible destinations for those who love history, culture and music. Opera houses, theatres, art galleries, grassy city parks, coffee houses and small bars are everywhere! Paris will always be my chosen city but Vienna, Prague and Budapest are very enticing as destinations for further exploration.