Today we decided to take a cruise around the Danube to see Vienna from a different angle (and give us a break from walking). The water of the Danube Canal was surprisingly brown, not the blue promised in the famous waltz (Straus was from Vienna, so we had certain expectations). It was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, but there was not that much to see. We went through a couple of locks, which were very exciting for a lot of the passengers but not so exciting when you are from the Lift Lock city of Peterborough. We wouldn’t really recommend this part of the trip to anyone. Afterwards we had a lovely lunch at a restaurant called “Kren Kren” (named after a type of beer) which we would definitely recommend to anyone! Yum!
After collecting our bags from the hotel we jumped on the subway, then onto the CAT (direct train to the airport). What an efficient way to get around! (Toronto could learn from this). The airport in Vienna is HUGE. We walked a long way to get to our gate, plus we had to pass through a police check station after we had already gone through airport security. Luckily we have a tendency to go to the airport early so we had plenty of time to do everything we needed to.
London, here we come!