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Highlights of Our Danube River Cruise
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, the capital of Czech Republic is a fascinating city which straddles the Vlatava River with domes, cupolas, spires and pinnacles highlighting its skyline. Prague is a 1,200-year-old city preserved in time, and, unlike other Central European capitals, it was not bombed during World War II . Best known treasures of Prague include the Prague Castle Complex where you will find the majestic St. Vitus Cathedral; the Old Town's Astronomical clock, built in 1410 and the envy of all Europe; and the historic Charles Bridge plus the Lady Victorious Church, home to the Infant Jesus of Prague or commonly known to us Filipinos as the Santo Nino.
Spanning the banks of the Danube River, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe's liveliest cities.
Whether you're seeing the sights, shopping for handcrafted embroidery or porcelain, or basking in the coffee house culture over a rich ice cream cake in the renowned Gerbaud Cafe, Budapest unique energy is positively palatable. Highlights of Budapest includes: The spectacular House of Parliament Building, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes Square, as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarable Fisherman's Bastion and the 11th century Mathias Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs and the historic Chain Bridge, built in 1849 and a symbol of Budapest. Budapest has eight famous bridges which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left.
Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria's magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is the home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys' Choir and the dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-rennaisance Vienna Opera House; the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral; and the majestic Baroque palace, the Schhonbrunn Palace--- the most important architectural, cultural and historical monument in Austria.
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