Sept 9th Prague to Budapest

Sunday, September 9th: Today we moved from Prague to Budapest. We arranged for a private driver to take us the 550 km (341 miles). If we had booked the Prague portion of the trip with Viking Cruise, their bus trip would have taken eight hours, but our driver safely drove us on the divided road sections at up to 150 km per hour (up to 93 mph) and we made it in 5.5 hours (7:30 AM to 1 PM)!

We were able to board the Viking Freya river boat at 1 PM and get into our room at 3 PM. The Viking Freya is 425 feet long, 35 feet wide, holds 190 passengers and 50 crew members.

In addition, we will be traveling 1,000 miles through seven countries, on three connected rivers, and 67 locks.

There was a 6 PM orientation, followed by a wonderful dinner at 7 PM — wine and beer is free with both lunch and dinner!

(watch for pictures soon)

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