Yalta and the 1945 Yalta Conference

Dnieper River Cruise - Yalta, Ukraine DAY 5 Yalta. (Sun.)Included Yalta Tour. Disembark after breakfast for your Yalta city tour. Travel along the Lenin Embankment and to the Alexander Cathedral. During your tour, you also visit the White Palace in Livadia, a former summer palace of Czar … [Read more...]

Sevastopol – a City of Naval Glory

Dnieper River Cruise - Sevastopol, Ukraine DAY 4 Sevastopol & Bakhchisarai. (Sat.) Included Bakhchisarai Excursion. Join this morning’s coach excursion to Bakhchisarai, the former capital of the Crimean Peninsula during Ottoman rule. Here, you visit the ornate Khan Palace, a complex … [Read more...]

Sevastopol and the Khan’s Palace

Dnieper River Cruise - Sevastopol, Ukraine DAY 3 - Sevastopol (Fri.) Scenic Cruising. Spend the morning cruising the Black Sea, arriving in Sevastopol after lunch. Included Sevastopol Tour. Upon arrival, disembark for a tour of Sevastopol. Once the base of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet, it is … [Read more...]

Odessa – "Pearl of the Black Sea"

Dnieper River Cruise - Odessa, Ukraine DAY 2 - Odessa. (Thur.) Included City Tour. After breakfast, begin your tour of Odessa known as the “Pearl of the Black Sea.” It is one of the region’s most beautiful cities with wonderful beaches, shady parks and tree-lined boulevards. Travel by coach … [Read more...]

Arriving in Odessa and Airport Transfer

Dnieper River Cruise - Odessa, Ukraine DAY 1 - Odessa (Wed.) Arrival in Odessa.  If Viking River Cruises arranged your transfer, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your river cruise ship. Because the crew will be preparing cabins for arriving passengers, you can relax in the … [Read more...]

London Attractions and London Sightseeing

The Essential Introduction to London: If you're new to London or haven't visited for a while, don't waste your precious holiday time trying to find out where places are. The best and quickest way to get an orientation of where all your London sightseeing attractions are is to join a … [Read more...]

London Museums – Some Interesting Small Museums

London's interesting small museums: London is full of interesting museums and galleries that cover almost every conceivable subject matter.   The British Museum alone is said to hold 1.5 million objects in its collection and it would take a lifetime to see them all. But London also has a range of … [Read more...]

Nazaré’s Fishing Tradition

Portugal's Famous Fishing Town: With its natural beauty and stretches of long sandy beaches, Nazaré is a popular Portuguese beach resort and each year thousands of local and overseas tourists come to enjoy this lovely beach-side town. Walking along the seafront, it is quite obvious that … [Read more...]

Sítio Sightseeing Attractions | Nazaré

Sitio - A different world altogether: A short funicular ride up from Nazaré and we're in Sítio, the old part of town that sits on the cliff-top. I'm really pleased that we've sacrificed the sardines and cakes in Nazaré to come up here as it's a different world altogether.  Being away from the … [Read more...]

Nazare – Funicular Railway to Sitio

Ascenor da Nazare 1889 - 2014: 2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the Nazare's Funicular. This century-old public transport mode was inaugurated on July 28, 1889.  The funicular railway is  considered to be one of the better initiatives of the town's history, allowing the growth and … [Read more...]