Trier – A City of Roman Emperors, Bishops and Electors

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Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is Famous for its Roman Heritage and More: Trier is one of Germany’s oldest city. The name Trier (Trèves in French) is believed to have been derived from the Celtic tribe of Treveri, who inhabited the lower valley of the Moselle from around 150 BC, but it is … [Read more...]

Passau – The City of Three Rivers

Passau, Germany - Danube River Cruise: Passau is strategically located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers, near the Czech and Austrian borders. This City of Three Rivers is a popular stop on any Danube River Cruise itinerary. It is a picturesque and worthwhile place to visit, … [Read more...]

Weissenkirchen – A Town Named after its White Church

Weissenkirchen - A Small Town with a Dominating White Church: Weissenkirchen is a small town in the northeastern Austrian state of Lower Austria. On our Danube River cruise sailing westward from Vienna, Weissenkirchen was on the right bank of the Danube River, the next town past Dürnstein with … [Read more...]

Paris by Arrondissement – 2e Arrondissement

Paris 2nd Arrondissement is Home to the Historic Paris Bourse and the Banking Sector: Located on the right bank of the Seine River, the 2e arrondissement or 2nd arrondissement is home to the historic Paris Bourse and a large number of bank and airlines head offices, making this Paris district … [Read more...]

Paris by Arrondissement – 1er Arrondissement

Paris 1er Arrondissement: Located on the right bank of the Seine, the 1èr arrondissement or 1st arrondissement is the geographical centre of Paris and this is where many of the Paris monuments and landmarks are located. The 1èr arrondissement is one of the smaller Paris districts by area, but … [Read more...]

Portofino – The Jewel of the Italian Riviera

Nicknamed the "Pearl of the World", Portofino is Absolutely Gorgeous: Once a humble fishing village, Portofino's picturesque harbour is the most exclusive bay and upmarket resort in Italy. In this town, built around the small harbour, there are plenty of upmarket designer boutiques, luxury … [Read more...]

Portofino: Live from the luxury Ligurian Resort

Portofino has luxury designer shops, big boats and 5 euro coffees - Cinque Terre it's not! Avoiding the Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Dior shops along the waterfront, and refraining from indulging in 5 euro coffees, Tony Page wanders past million dollar cruisers and climbs up above Portofino … [Read more...]

Montepulciano: Live from the Heart of Tuscany’s Wine Country

Montepulciano is the highest hill town in Tuscany, and renowned for its wine, the Vino Nobile Henry James drank so much Montepulciano wine he couldn't remember much about this famous Tuscany hill town, but it's beautifully preserved and well worth a visit, especially to taste the food - and don't … [Read more...]

Capri – Stylish and Stunningly Beautiful

Capri Was Once a Cult Destination for the Rich and Famous: With its swanky shops and legends of aristocrats, film stars and celebrities living lives of luxury and pleasure on the island, Capri is an island with a reputation for glamour and style.  It was a popular destination during the Roman … [Read more...]