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Christmas Markets and River Cruising in December

We are so excited to share with you our month long experience with traveling throughout the month of December beginning in Germany, a bit of France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary finishing in the Czech Republic.

Our journey will include 2 full river cruises. A Christmas Markets Cruise with Uniworld on the beautiful S.S. Antoinette, Rhine River, Cologne, (Köln] Germany to Basel Switzerland. We will follow this with a train ride from Basel to Salzburg, Austria which is the name of Mozart and the Sound of Music for a couple of days in their charming village. Then back on the train to to visit Budapest, Hungary. Here we will spend the days just prior to Christmas including boarding our next ship on Christmas Day! We will be joining the AmaWaterways vessel, AmaCerto and travel from Budapest, Hungary on the Danube River stopping at wonderful places like Vienna ending in Vilshofen where we will transfer to Munich for a night and then finally fly to Prague for to end our amazing month of travel before heading home.

Here are a couple of images of our itinerary.

I wanted to pop in and give you an overview of the plans so that you can follow along with us!

I am going to attempt to mainly post here so I can share our days and my thoughts with you in a longer format but also please follow my Facebook pages and Instagram for more photos and videos than I will put up here.

Thanks for following. I hope you enjoy!

First blog post

My name is Nancy Real,  I have been the owner of Real World Travels ~ a Dream Vacations Franchise for 10 years and have learned a bit regarding River Cruising throughout that time and booked many clients on various River Cruise Vacations but have focused mostly on Ocean Cruising and Land Vacations/Tours.

It is high time I got out there on the rivers myself and learn first hand the differences in the ships, company offerings, services along with the destinations along the rivers as well.

Previously I have set aside a year or 2 to focus on a destination and learn everything I could about it and it has paid off in my knowledge and confidence in being able to really know that location for my clients. I have done so with Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Resorts of Cancun and the Riviera Maya and the Hawaiian Islands.  I consider myself a Destination Expert in these locations and have Certifications to back them up.

I have decided that for then next couple of years that River Cruises will be my focus.  My time, energy, education and money, (yes, travel agents DO spend their own $$ to travel!), on exploring the different destinations and companies out there on the rivers of the world.

I started this blog so that I would have the space to write my experiences in learning about them and sailing on them with you, my readers and clients, who may be interested in what I am finding out as well.  This way it will also be stored for future readers and research also.  Of course I will cross post with various social networks so you can get notifications and come here for more content.

I hope you enjoy, comment and share with me and others!  I also hope you come join me on some new adventures on the many rivers out there.

nancy sig