Originally Posted by saxon
Anyone else have experience crossing Europe like this?
Hello Substandard. If it's of any help to you, an English couple, Bill and Laurel Cooper made the voyage from Germany down to Turkey via the old 'viking route' the Rhine- Danube etc: and wrote a very comprehensive book about the voyage. " Back door to Byzantium" (authors as above) I haven't read it, but I'm told it's basically the definitive book for anyone contemplating the same voyage. Bill and Laurel have been liveaboard cruisers since the late 1950's and are still cruising today. I can't help you with any information re the visas etc:
Thank you Saxon. I have read the book and found quite interesting. However, their trip was in 1995 and a few things have changed in Europe since then. There is only one more recent book that I am aware of. It is "Die Danube" by Haselhorst and Dittmann. It based on a passage taken in 2007 and covers the Danube from Kelheim to the Black Sea. The authors are German so Schengen did not apply. Although the book is very well done, it is a slow read for anyone who does not speak German.
As I gather information, I am posting it to the Cruising Tips
website for the benefit of anyone else planning such an adventure.