Wednesday, 25 May 2011


The dome of Budapest's magnificent Opera House which we visited as part of our city tour this morning. Stage hands were changing sets in preparation for the evening's performance as we sat in the stalls listening to our guide's presentation. Two singers from the company provided an impromptu performance of three popular arias whilst we sipped on a glass of champagne in the glamorous upper foyer. The tour also included a stop at Heroes Square and visits to the Castle District on the Buda side of the Danube.

After lunch we braved the hectic and unfamiliar traffic to wander nearby streets and cafes.

In the evening, the Captain and crew provided an introductory briefing and cocktail gathering prior to a welcoming evening dinner.

Departure from a beautifully illuminated Budapest provided a spectacular evening's end.

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