Celebrate Carnival in Venice – 10 Things to Know

Thinking that masks and costumes are just for Hallowe'en? Think again! Here are a few interesting facts about Venice’s Carnival: The Carnival in Venice is not a recent phenomenon. It has its beginnings in the Dark Ages ...

Celebrate Carnival in Venice – 10 Things to Know2020-10-15T17:25:42+00:00

Puglia, Italy | Home of the Trulli

Thinking of traveling to Italy on a vacation? You are not alone in wanting to visit this European country sandwiched between the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. Most folks opt to see Rome, Florence, ...

Puglia, Italy | Home of the Trulli2020-09-16T20:12:00+00:00

5 Things to Do in Budapest

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 ...

5 Things to Do in Budapest2020-08-31T14:08:38+00:00

The Legends and Magic of Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful areas in Europe. Situated in the northwestern part of Slovenia, the lake is not far from the city of Ljubljana so it is a great place to visit as a sole destination, as a day-trip or on a pre or post river cruise ...

The Legends and Magic of Lake Bled2020-07-29T19:42:46+00:00

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park was the first of its kind established in Croatia, and proclaimed as a national park in 1949. Thirty years later the park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you are like most North Americans, you ...

Plitvice Lakes National Park2020-04-20T19:30:35+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, a naturally ...

Castles on the Middle Rhine2019-11-20T19:36:35+00:00

Charming Croatia

Croatia lies in a cluster of small countries on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It not only sports a long coastline, but it extends inland to border the countries of Hungary, Slovenia, and Serbia. For this reason, you can visit Croatia not only on an ocean cruise but ...

Charming Croatia2019-07-08T16:26:40+00:00

10 Tips & Facts | Oberammergau Passion Play

If you wish to attend a once-in-ten-year event and enjoy the pastoral scenes of Bavaria in Germany, plan to attend the Passion Play at Oberammergau. What is this famous event all about? Here are some quick facts about this historic play:

10 Tips & Facts | Oberammergau Passion Play2019-04-17T18:59:49+00:00

Amsterdam: Venice of the North

Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this city as a beginning or end point. One of the ...

Amsterdam: Venice of the North2019-02-20T21:28:40+00:00

10 Reasons to Love Paris

It is difficult to pick out 10 reasons why Paris should be near the top of your bucket list – there are possibly a hundred reasons! But here are our top 10 favorites: 1. Eiffel Tower. Who doesn’t think Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower ...

10 Reasons to Love Paris2018-12-21T14:26:33+00:00
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