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Europe off season with Sandra Zeggil

EUROPE OFF SEASON WITH SANDRA ZEGGIL Cruising the European waterways is so beautiful but depending upon the time of year you sail it can become too crowded and the various boats along the waterways can obscure your view. Our resident expert Sandra Zeggil offers you a great time to travel and some of [...]

Europe off season with Sandra Zeggil2017-02-15T20:46:14+00:00

A Highlight of Vienna

 10 Interesting Facts about the Spanish Riding School The exterior of the Riding School,adjacent to the Hofburg Palace. This is the "Winter" school. If you are visiting Vienna whether it is on an independent holiday, a guided tour or a river cruise, you might wish to take in a performance of the Spanish [...]

A Highlight of Vienna2016-12-29T16:42:30+00:00

Exploring Amsterdam

Image courtesy of pixabay. VENICE OF THE NORTH: AMSTERDAM Amsterdam and its CanalsFlying 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 [...]

Exploring Amsterdam2021-02-24T19:13:15+00:00

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit

When traveling in Europe, popular types of places to visit, besides museums and castles, are the churches and cathedrals. You’ll most often find these on the itineraries of guided tours and river cruise shore excursions. The cynical may comment the reason for this is that these buildings have free admission, but then the cynical are [...]

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit2016-12-29T16:42:31+00:00

Castles Along the Rhine

The Middle Rhine The Middle Rhine is between Mainz and Cologne (or Köln) but the section of maximum interest for river cruisers is between Koblenz and Rűdesheim. This section is where they keep some of Germany’s best kept medieval keeps - 20 of them, some ruins, some preserved, all surrounded by vineyards and with quaint [...]

Castles Along the Rhine2016-12-29T16:42:31+00:00

Avalon Tapestry 2011

From Budapest to Prague, July 2011 We were excited to arrive in Budapest, despite the late hour, and arriving at the Intercontinental Hotel on the banks of the Danube, it was wonderful to look across the river to see the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias church, so nicely framed in the glowing lights. Our cruise featured [...]

Avalon Tapestry 20112016-12-29T16:42:32+00:00

Windstar’s Windsurf, August 2013

Scotland, N Ireland & Golf! I was very glad to have taken this cruise on Windstar's Windsurf, as it is very different from any other ship I have been on. Although the small ship ambience was similar to Silver Cloud, the clientele were radically different – more casual and more "down-to-earth". Also Wind Surf had [...]

Windstar’s Windsurf, August 20132016-12-29T16:42:32+00:00
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