Not far from Koblenz, nestled in the valley between vineyard covered gentle hillsides and hugging the shores of the Moselle River is a quaint town. Despite its small size, Trier, Germany has an important historical presence quite in contrast with its first appearance.
Probably the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe is that of the Middle Rhine or one that takes in this section of river. The Middle Rhine encompasses the river between the towns of Bingen and Koblenz in Germany and flows through the Rhine Gorge...
Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting Bran Castle tucked away ...
Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy In this article, we will explore that region of France to the north west of Paris, the area known as Normandy. This area of France is well known for a number of reasons and is definitely worth a visit, either by land or [...]
Europe's Christmas Markets The Christmas Markets in Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that [...]
Budapest, Hungary The beautiful city of Budapest, capital of Hungary, is one of the largest cities in Europe and straddles the Danube River (originally Buda was on one bank and Pest on the other). It is often the jumping off point for a river cruise or the end point of one. We recommended you add a pre [...]
Unless you are a cruiser, most travellers in North America would not be familiar with the second largest city in Portugal, the quaint town of Porto, or Oporto as most English speaking folks say, on the Portuguese coast. This Mediterranean looking city is located on the Douro River on the northwest coast of Portugal. It [...]
Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to a week’s extra stay. A popular river cruise [...]
River Cruising is More than Western Europe Most people when they think of a river cruise picture themselves on a river in the heart of Europe – the Rhine, the Moselle, or the Danube. A few others may think of France – the Seine, the Rhone, the Dordogne, the Saone or the Garonne as they [...]
Multi Generational Family Travel Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer too. So, other than holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, getting everyone together to spend quality time can [...]