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Old August 14th, 2012, 02:51 PM
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We're on the same cruise!
Are you on the Sept. 2 - 9 cruise?

I looked at your profile - 6,240 posts in 10 years !! WOW !!
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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Are you on the Sept. 2 - 9 cruise?

I looked at your profile - 6,240 posts in 10 years !! WOW !!
Is there a way I can send you a private message on this forum with my email address?

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Yep, we're on the same cruise! We're going to Prague for a few days prior to the cruise. I've been around here for a long time! Joined when we took our first cruise. I don't know how to send private messages. I am not the best when it comes to computers!

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Old August 14th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Hubby and I did Linz on our own. We were happy with that decision. If you like churches and cathedrals, there are 34 of them in the Linz area (I bought the book ;-)). The tram ride to the Postlinger cathedral takes you through a lovely wooded area, and the views from the cathedral are wonderful. Sadly, I can't recommend the modern art museum... perhaps it was just the exhibits available when we were there, but we were underwhelmed.

There is some nice shopping to be had, and one of the best meals we had, at Gragger, on Hofgrasse. All local and organic produce and meats. Completely yummy.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 12:50 AM
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We were on the Avalon Affinity European Splendour cruise in July from Vienna. I too was not sure what to do, a pity that there are several good choices for tours & places to see and only 1 can be done.
Other tours were Czesky Krumlov which we would have loved to have gone to as well and there was a new tour called Romantic Austria.

We did the Salzburg tour and loved every minute of it - even in the light rain that fell most of the day.
Salzburg was wonderful as was the countryside driving there. We left the Affinity at 8.15am. Stopped at Mondsee for an hour for coffee and a look around.
We arrived back at Passau around 5pm, travelling a different way back.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:53 AM
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We were on the Avalon Affinity European Splendour cruise in July from Vienna. I too was not sure what to do, a pity that there are several good choices for tours & places to see and only 1 can be done.
Other tours were Czesky Krumlov which we would have loved to have gone to as well and there was a new tour called Romantic Austria.

We did the Salzburg tour and loved every minute of it - even in the light rain that fell most of the day.
Salzburg was wonderful as was the countryside driving there. We left the Affinity at 8.15am. Stopped at Mondsee for an hour for coffee and a look around.
We arrived back at Passau around 5pm, travelling a different way back.
How much time did you get to spend in Salzburg taking into account the amount of time you spent on the bus both ways and the hour stop for coffee?
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Old August 16th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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I love to see different sights and countryside so riding a bus for even 2 hours gives me some insight into what life is elsewhere in the world. I am looking forward to the Salzburg tour and the opportunity to see yet another wonderful European city, even if it is only for a few hours. Certainly not enough time to see all there is to see but at least a flavour of what life is like or was like. While I am not a big music fan, even revisiting the Sound of Music tunes for a short time would be a way to pass the time. Cesky Krumlov is also worth the bus trip.
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Same question - but we will be on a Christmas Market cruise. Is the bus ride to Salzburg for the Christmas Market and sightseeing worth it over Linz at that time of year? Also - how long is the bus ride?
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Salzburg Christmas Markets are a big yes! We were in Munich and Salzburg a few years ago during Thanksgiving and loved it...especially at that time of year. If you're on a Market cruise, you should make the trip to Salzburg...IMHO!
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Old August 18th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Abredt, you leave in a few weeks and must be getting excited! We did the same exact trip (Enchanting Danube) a few years ago. We also did pre-cruise in Munich and post-cruise in Budapest. Where are you staying in those cities and how are you getting from Munich to Passau? If you really don't feel like a long bus ride to Salzburg, it is really easy walking off the ship in Linz. You will be about 3 blocks from town square. You will also get the sense that this is Not a major tourist destination, and you get a more down to earth view of a small Austrian city. There is a nice theatre and park to walk by, and if you look hard enough, you can track down where Mozart briefly stayed and wrote his "Linz Symphony". As others have pointed out, you also get taken to 2 other gorgeous towns that are perhaps less industrialized than Linz...
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Munich - Platzl Hotel
Budapest - Gerloczy

Travel agent at AAA called Uniworld and asked them to include us on the shuttle if we get to the MUC airport at the same time that others are arriving. (I suspect that AAA handles many Uniworld bookings.)

I will stay in Linz. They snail-mailed me lots of info after I visited their website. Husband is deciding between the 2 offered excursions.

Funny story: Their info talked about the Haribo candy factory, so I google-mapped it, etc. A few days later, in my local supermarket, there was a big display of Haribo candy. They made the first Gummy-bears.
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