I’ll admit it: I Instagram my food, especially when I travel. While a picture of a cup of tea might not be everyone’s, well, cup of tea, it’s hard not to photo brag when faced with an epic platter of Hungarian meats or an oversized German pretzel. While I’m a big fan of many types of food, the local specialties of Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary are among my favorites. You can sample them all on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise. Here are a few of my top recommendations!
Delight in Regional Cuisine
Eating the local specialties is a “must do” on any vacation. And on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise you can savor a wide array of delicious regional cuisine both on and off the ship. My favorite? This perfectly spiced goulash, which I learned how to make during an excursion to a Hungarian equestrian park.
Savor Top-Notch Fare Onboard
Yes, the river cruise ship offers buffets, made-to-order omelet stations and more delicious carbs than you could possibly consume in one week (although I did try), but meals onboard are also a true epicurean delight. Nightly dinner includes the region’s famous wines and beers, and the ship’s complimentary Chef’s Table offers hand-crafted dining creations that rival Michelin Star establishments back on land.
Play with Your Food
An aspiring chef I am not, but I do have a deep appreciation for learning how the sausage is made. While sailing on the Danube I explored the many uses for apricots on an Austrian farm, reaped the benefits of a perfected wine-making process, tried my hand at sculpting marzipan and learned how to make a pretty perfect strudel.
Prost! During a Themed Oktoberfest Celebration
Who doesn’t love beer, pretzels and accordion music (I might be alone on this last one)? Thankfully the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise honors the Bavarian celebration of Oktoberfest in epic style with a special themed party that’s fun, and tasty, for the whole family.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Let’s face it: When you’re on vacation dessert is an absolute “must,” and sailing along Europe’s Danube River means you’re in for some real treats. Sweet jam-filled cookies, rich black forest cake, the legendary sacher torte … Are you drooling yet? You’ll definitely want to save room for these delicious, envy-inducing, Instagram-worthy morsels.
Warm Up with Winter Weather Favorites
Technically this is item #6 on my “top 5” list but I couldn’t help myself. Adventures by Disney also offers a unique wintertime sailing along the Danube each December and there’s no tastier time to visit Europe. Warm up with hot chocolate and mulled wine, sink your teeth into spiced gingerbread and take in the intoxicating sweet aroma that fills the air during this festive season.
So yummy! And best of all, right now you can take advantage of special savings with $700 off* select staterooms (double occupancy required)—or $350 per person—on your dream Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise! Just be sure to book this limited time offer by Oct. 20, 2017.
*$350 per person (or $700 per stateroom with double occupancy required) discount is based on the non-discounted prevailing river cruise package price as quoted on AdventuresByDisney.com for the applicable departure date on the date of booking (“Regular Rate”). Offer valid on a limited number of select staterooms and stateroom categories (note that suites are excluded). Bookings are subject to availability. Valid on new bookings only. Discount not applicable towards deposit. Offer is not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part and cannot be sold or transferred for commercial use. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise package booked. Void where prohibited. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to restrictions and Adventures by Disney’s standard Terms and Conditions.