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...]

A Sunset Cruise on the Douro River

A Pleasurable Douro River Cruise from Porto: With the sun setting in the horizon, we board our Porto Cruz river boat at the Cais da Ribera, one of the quays where river boats are moored. The ramp from the quay to the boat looks steep, but I make it okay, even on high heels and carrying Tony's … [Read more...]

Lorelei Rock and the Lorelei Siren

Of legends, forklores and the Rhine Siren: The Rhine river is steeped in myths, sagas, legends, forklore and fairytales and the many castles along the Rhine hold tales of historical and political events, medieval battles, military conflicts and knights brandishing swords. The Lorelei … [Read more...]

Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise + Gallipoli Dawn Service

Gallipoli Dawn Service River Cruise: The ANZAC Day dawn service at Gallipoli has become a very popular event and each year the crowds at Gallipoli get bigger and bigger. In the past, it was the older generation who were interested in participating in this special remembrance ceremony, but … [Read more...]

River cruise and Oberammergau Passion Play

Combine your river cruise with a visit to Oberammergau: If you're planning a river cruise in 2010 and would like to attend the Oberammergau Passion Play, there are cruises that will allow you to do this.  The following cruises by General Tours combine your river cruise with a visit to … [Read more...]