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The Cooking Mom Vacations – Danube River Cruise 2023

The Cooking Mom Vacations – Danube River Cruise 2023

I’m SO EXCITED to announce my next culinary trip. Join me on a river cruise through Europe on the gorgeous Danube. We’ll visit Germany, Austria and Hungary and more!

I had always dreamed of taking a river cruise through Europe. In August 2022, my dream came true. It was everything I had imagined and more. On the first night of our cruise, Hoyt proposed to me!

Hard to beat that, but I just knew I needed to plan this trip for one of my Cooking Mom Vacations so that you too can experience the magic!

A river cruise really is the ULTIMATE way to see Europe! Everyday you get to see so much gorgeous scenery as you cruise the river. During the day you can hang out on the boat and relax or you can get off to go on fun excursions exploring different cities.

River Cruise in Europe

There are lots of different river cruise lines. Some are much better then others. On this trip we are going first class all the way! We’re going top of the line but I’ve negotiated great pricing you won’t be able to find anywhere else. This trip is a great value!

Uniworld River Cruises are voted the ABSOLUTE THE BEST! It’s the ONLY true All-Inclusive river cruise company. That means on the ship ALL of your wine, beer, champagne and even your cocktails are included! Tipping and your shore excursions are also included.

Enjoying Deck Food

We’ll be on the gorgeous S.S. Maria Theresa, voted one of the most beautiful new ships! The cabins are bigger then most and the whole boat is stunning!

Cruise Ship Room

But, it’s not just the ship that wowed us. The meals on the ship and the wine are over the top.

Cruise Ship Dining Room
Uniworld Cruise Ship

The crew did so many special things to pamper us and make us feel special from gorgeous cheese and fruit plates to desserts to die for, like this cake that mapped our river cruise route.

Cake Trip Route

The breathtaking scenery from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary is something you’ll never forget.

We’ll spend 8 glorious days cruising the Danube. We’ll make stops along the way in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. The itinerary is amazing!

You’ll have the chance to visit a small family winery in Austria that produces some of the best Riesling wine in the world.

Winery in Austria

We’ll also get to experience a private concert and opera in Vienna! I’m so excited to be going back to beautiful Budapest. At night, the palaces and the city are all lit up. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen!

Budapest at Night

And the food! We’ll get to eat Hungarian Sausage and the best strudel ever.

Hungarian Sausage Meal

We’ll shop for spices at the huge market in Budapest!

Budapest Market

This is not your typical big cruise ship. There are only 150 passengers on board. It’s such an intimate wonderful experience. The staff will pamper you and take care of your every need. They know your name and your favorite cocktail in no time!

It’s always a good idea to fly in a couple days before we board the ship. I’ve put together two super fun days before in Munich, Germany before we board our ship. It’s one of my favorite cities. We’ll stay 2 nights in a charming hotel. Hoyt and I loved it! We’ll wakeup to a beautiful breakfast with coffee, Bavarian breads and jams and a cooked to order breakfast. It’s so good!

Our first night in Europe is going to be so fun! We’re going on a pub crawl. Our guide is amazing! He’ll take us around Munich to see the sights and we’ll stop at local pubs along the way. We’ll sample lots of delicious food as we go, like a German wurst platter, schnitzel, dumplings and more!

On Saturday, we’ll be able to explore Munich some more. I timed this trip so that we’d get to experience an authentic German festival. It’s like a small Oktoberfest. The festival is directly across the street from our hotel. It’s got a huge beer garden with the best giant fresh baked pretzels!

German Biergarten

Get ready for grilled sausages, salmon over an open flame, music, German desserts and more. It’s so cool!

Munich Smoked Salmon

On Sunday after breakfast, I’ve arranged for us to be driven to Passau, Germany, about 90 minutes away, to board our ship. Let the magic continue!

After our river cruise, join me for two extra days in Budapest. We fell in love with this city! There’s so much to see and do and eat!

Because we are a group, I was able to negotiate a great deal on this trip. My trips book up very quickly and space is limited so if you are interested, don’t wait.

Don’t miss out on this AMAZING trip! Let’s eat our way around the world, make new friends and create new memories that will last a lifetime. Click The Cooking Mom Vacations – Danube River Cruise 2023 to read more about our day-to-day itinerary, get pricing and book this trip.

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