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Tauck River Cruise, Budapest to Bratislava – Part One

Once on board Tauck’s MS Treasures we started our training at Budapest – the staff took over and provided us with a sophisticated service offering incredible wine choices and an appetising luncheon whilst we mingled with other guests.

We had the opportunity for some more sightseeing of this exquisite bohemian city with its mosques, synagogues, cathedrals and many edifices of religious worship.

Heroes’ Square is one of the most visited sights in Budapest, surrounded by two important buildings, Museum of Fine Arts on the left and Kunsthalle (Hall of Art) on the right. The Habsburg emperors were replaced with Hungarian freedom fighters when the monument was rebuilt after World War II.

The Changing of the Guards is only a few minutes with a spectacular choreography – turning about the rifles, saluting and marching up and down the square. It takes place in front of the Hungarian Presidential Palace being one of the Buda Castle’s attractions each day.

Time to meet our facilitators and other industry colleagues for our Tauck Academy’s Training for Travel Agents to take place. Can’t think of a better place to be right now if I could do it all over again …

Without doubt, presentation and delivery truly make a difference. Really, just how long can one look at something so delectable before devouring it?

Time to say goodbye to Budapest and wave the Chain Bridge a hearty farewell.

Best looking Parliament building anywhere, even at night.

Time for bed and a little treat delivered to our cabins.

Cabins are spacious and comfortable with a turn-down service each night.

MS Treasures accommodates no more than 118 guests, while similar-sized riverboats average about 160. Guest amenities include 14 lush 300-square-foot suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious marble baths with full-size tubs and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows which open to idyllic river views. She also sports seven 183-square-foot cabins, similarly furnished. Standard cabins (150 square feet) are cozy and comfortable and are similar in décor and style to the larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies, opening onto a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with toiletries to pamper yourself with.