Liverpool- “A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All”

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Liverpool,"Queen of the North", is famous for a lot more than the Beatles The city that Carl Jung described as “the pool of life” certainly breathes vitality, warmth and enthusiasm difficult to find elsewhere. It is surely no coincidence that the street connecting two of Liverpool’s biggest … [Read more...]

Hidden Tuscany: Pistoia – An Insider’s Perspective.

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Local resident Sarah Humphreys gives you the inside story on this Tuscan gem: In the words of Cristina Taddei, local archaeologist and historian, “ Pistoia is one of the few towns in Tuscany that still belongs to the past.” Largely overlooked by tourists, Pistoia is a well-preserved medieval … [Read more...]

Antwerp – A City of Diamonds, Rubens and Fashion

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ANTWERP HAS MUCH TO OFFER VISITORS - IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE NOT TO ALLOW TIME HERE: Antwerp is a city that's famous for its brilliant diamonds, Rubens, medieval and maritime history. But as far as tourism is concerned, Belgium's second largest city seems to be overshadowed by Brussels and … [Read more...]

Volendam – A Quaint Village in North Holland

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VOLENDAM - A CHARMING AND PICTURESQUE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE: Volendam is a quaint village in North Holland that is well known for its old fishing boats, bustling waterfront and the traditional Dutch costumes that a handful of residents still wear. This charming and picturesque town was once an … [Read more...]

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...]