Musée de la Publicité – A Paris Museum of Advertising

Les Arts Decoratifs

UNUSUAL PARIS MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES - MUSEE DE LA PUBLICITE: If you’re into old advertising posters, the Musée de la Publicité has them in spades! In this museum of advertising history there are over 100,000 posters - about 50,000 French and foreign period posters covering a period from … [Read more...]

Money in France: the Euro

French Tricolor Flag

France: Money: All about the Euro (€) As of January 1, 2002, the euro (€) replaced the national currency of 12 countries within the European Union, including France. You can exchange currency at any bank branch (hours are listed below). Automatic cash machines can be found in … [Read more...]

Embarkation Day – Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

MS Poetry in Amsterdam

THE DUTCH CAPITAL IS A POPULAR STARTING POINT FOR EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 1 A twenty minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport and we were at the NH Amsterdam Center Hotel where all cruise passengers were to meet. There are actually three … [Read more...]

Opéra Garnier – A Grand Paris Opera House

Palais Garnier, Paris

Palais Garnier is a Paris Opera House fit for an Emperor: You don't have to be an opera buff to appreciate the Palais Garnier which is also known as the Opéra de Paris or the Opéra Garnier, or more commonly referred to as the Paris Opéra.  Located on the Place de l'Opéra in Paris' 9th … [Read more...]

Cruising the Imperial Rivers of Russia and the Ukraine

Moscow Kremlin

CRUISING THE VOLGA RIVER IN RUSSIA AND THE DNIEPER RIVER IN THE UKRAINE: Discover Russia and the Ukraine along their natural highways with a cruise through the imperial rivers and lakes. Whether it's Moscow's golden onion domes and red-walled Kremlin, the legendary palaces and canals of St. … [Read more...]

Things to Watch for When Planning Your European River Cruise

River Princess in Bamberg

Things to watch for (or be aware of) on a river cruise in Europe: River cruise holiday disappointments can mostly be avoided with a bit of research and preparation when planning your river cruise holiday in Europe. Sometimes people who've been on ocean cruises assume that a European river … [Read more...]

Discover the Opulence and History of Russia on a Volga River Cruise

Moscow Kremlin

SAIL FROM MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG ON A VOLGA RIVER CRUISE: "Discover the stunning architecture and unique cultural heritage of Russia's most interesting cities on a Volga River cruise". That's what they claim, and to a large extent it's justified. The development of numerous man-made canals … [Read more...]

Discover the Ukraine on a Dnieper River Cruise

Ukraine River Cruise

CRUISE THE DNIEPER RIVER FROM KIEV TO ODESSA OR ODESSA TO KIEV: The Dnieper River, the third largest river in Europe, flows 1,370 miles from the heart of the Ukraine to the Black Sea. When we did this cruise in 2009, Viking River Cruises was the only English language cruise company covering the … [Read more...]

Enjoy Paris and Normandy on a Seine River Cruise

Seine River Cruise

SAIL FROM PARIS TO NORMANDY ON A SEINE RIVER CRUISE: If you want to experience the northern France's Normandy region in a relaxed, leisurely fashion, try a Seine River cruise. You'll discover the history, culture, food and beauty of this region, famous as the birthplace of … [Read more...]