Trier | Traces of Rome in Germany

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.

Trier | Traces of Rome in Germany2019-12-19T19:38:20+00:00

Castles on the Middle Rhine

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...

Castles on the Middle Rhine2019-07-18T18:55:20+00:00

Dracula’s Castle

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 ...

Dracula’s Castle2018-10-22T20:48:15+00:00

Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy

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 [...]

Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy2017-09-27T14:25:13+00:00

Christmas Markets of Europe

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 [...]

Christmas Markets of Europe2021-06-17T17:36:36+00:00

Budapest, Hungary

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 [...]

Budapest, Hungary2021-08-26T15:19:45+00:00

The City at the Mouth of the Douro: Oporto

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 [...]

The City at the Mouth of the Douro: Oporto2016-12-30T15:40:42+00:00

6 Reasons You May Want To Cruise & Tour

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 [...]

6 Reasons You May Want To Cruise & Tour2016-12-30T15:40:42+00:00

River Cruising – Around the Globe

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 [...]

River Cruising – Around the Globe2016-12-30T15:40:42+00:00

3 Generations Family Travel

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 [...]

3 Generations Family Travel2020-12-29T16:38:00+00:00
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