Here’s the final installment in what I wore for our Viking River Boat cruise and two weeks traveling in Europe. Part one is here, part two is here. The red cord of my audio-tour guide box is not my favorite accessory but I wore on almost every day. I packed everything into an 18″ wheeler carry-on plus a small handheld. I’m working on a wrap-up post with lists which will make it easier to replicate with your wardrobe. This now feels so long ago but it’s only been a few weeks. Vacations wear off too fast:)
Day 9- Passau, Germany
Our last stop on the cruise was the most charming little town. Passau is one of Bavaria’s oldest cities. It sits at the intersection of the Inn, Danube and Ilz rivers.
I wore my belt bag plus carried my tote. My shoulder was getting sore and the waist belt held enough to lighten the weight of the tote:) I buttoned the top button of my cotton cardigan to protect the skin on my chest because sunscreen can only do so much. Next time I’m bringing my sun parasol.
We did a walking tour of the city and topped it off with an organ concert in St. Stephens Cathedral.
It’s has of the largest pipe organs in Europe with over 17,000 pipes. Every seat in the church was filled for the concert which was breathtaking.
The church itself was simply stunning. The weather was insanely hot so after lunch, we stayed aboard and packed to leave the next day.
For dinner that evening I changed into my other cardigan (anyone tired of leopard cardigans yet? I am:) Changed to the wristlet strap for my handbag and added $12 earrings.
Day 10 – Prague
We left the ship early and boarded a luxury coach for a 4-hour drive into Prague. It was a twisty, hilly, narrow road. I kept thinking we were going to get sideswiped by the huge trucks that we were passing but the worse thing to happen was a violent case of motion sickness for me.
We stayed at the new Hilton which was undergoing some renovations. Couples from our ship were furious about the inconvenience but we didn’t hear a thing.
Day 11 – Prague
I have no idea what I wore this day but you can assume it was black, ivory or featured a leopard cardigan;)
We took our normal hop-on-hop-off bus which was a disaster. The weather was stifling hot and muggy and many of their buses were out of commission. The city is amazing so it was fun to get a tour of it but it would have been better with narration and air conditioning.
Day 12- Prague
We toured Prague castle and saw the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral.
It was still hot and muggy. By this point, I would have been happy to stay in the air conditioning but we had a special lunch planned I did not want to miss.
I was not that tourist who stands next to the ceremonial palace guards for the cheesy photo op. I didn’t want to stand next to the serious fellow with the gun either. Go figure.
One of the highlights of our trip was a privileged access tour of Lobkwicz castle. We were treated to an elegant lunch in the original private living quarters and a private concert in the Lobkowicz baroque concert hall.
It was magical. If you take this Viking Cruise I highly recommend this extra tour. It’s exclusively for Viking guests and elegantly spectacular.
Our last day we took a bus to Kunta Hora. Our first stop was a seriously creepy spot called Sedlec Ossuary. It’s a Roman Catholic Church decorated with human skeletons. Next, we took a guided tour of the gothic St. Barbara Cathedral. It took over 500 years to build because of the town’s economy. The cobbled stone streets are tough on your feet so although it was hot, I opted for sneakers.
We had a traditional Czech lunch followed by a walk around the little town.
Day 14- Travel Home
It’s funny how much more space dirty clothes take up in your suitcase..kidding. I wore the same exact outfit to fly home that I did to fly to Zurich at the start of our trip.
I did not have laundry done on this trip but I did rinse a few things out aboard the cruise. More to come on that later.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.
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