A Scotch Whisky Tour

A Scotch Whisky Tour

Whether you are a whisky drinker or a wine aficionado, a whisky “tour “ of Scotland is informative, fun and satisfying – taking you from the Lowlands to the Highlands to see the best scenery and attractions to be found in this country of friendly people. There are official whisky tours from packaged plans to […]

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Ten facts about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo you may not have known: The first tattoo took place in 1950. A performance has never been cancelled in all this time since, over sixty-five years. It happens every August weekday evening and twice on Saturdays. It is always sold out in advance and has been for […]

Exploring Amsterdam

Exploring Amsterdam

Amsterdam and its Canals 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 favorite pastimes of […]

A Magical Place in Ireland

A Magical Place in Ireland

Blarney Castle There are probably few people in the western world who have not heard of the Blarney Stone. It has been for years a tourist pilgrimage for visitors to Ireland. They come in the droves, from ordinary folks to everyday names in film, art and politics, to kiss the stone at Blarney Castle in […]

5 Reasons to Visit the Tower of London

5 Reasons to Visit the Tower of London

The Tower of London is a definite “must see” on any visit to London, providing a colourful journey into the centuries of history all contained within its immense walls.  It is a popular attraction, so don’t be surprised at the length of the queue to enter through its gates. To have more time inside, a […]

5 Things to Do in Budapest

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 or the end point of one. It is recommended you add a pre […]

Dracula’s Castle

Dracula’s Castle

Bran Castle, Romania 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 on the Transylvania […]

Trier: Traces of Rome in Germany

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. Here are some interesting facts and places to see if you visit […]

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