Bernkastel-Kues Sightseeing on a Moselle River Cruise

Bernkastel Marktplatz, the mediaeval market square

Bernkastel-Kues – A Most Charming Town on the Moselle River: RIVER CRUISE GUIDE: BERNKASTEL-KUES Bank (Mosel) East&West Area 23.66 km2 Altitude 110m Population 6516 PARIS & THE HEART OF EUROPE – UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISE – DAY 14: Medieval Bernkastel-Kues, with its narrow streets, historic half-timbered buildings, quaint shops and rustic wine taverns, has attractions to […]

Wine-tasting at the Aristocratic House of Löwenstein

Fürst Löwenstein Wine-tasting at Schloss Kleinheubach

Fürst Löwenstein Wine-tasting at Schloss Kleinheubach : PARIS & THE HEART OF EUROPE – UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISE – DAY 11: Our brief walking tour of Miltenberg this morning was not too enjoyable. After a brilliant day of sunshine in Würzburg yesterday, our luck ran out in Miltenberg and it rained when we were doing our sightseeing tour. […]

Marksburg – A Hilltop Medieval Castle Along the Rhine

Marksburg

Marksburg Castle – the Only Hilltop Rhine Castle that’s Never Been Destroyed: Paris & The Heart of Europe – Uniworld River Cruise – Day 13: The castles along the Rhine are a very special sight and they usually bring on the greatest excitement whenever river boats arrive at this very scenic region of the Middle […]

Trier Sightseeing on a Mosel River Cruise

Trier Roman City Gate

As One of the Oldest Cities in Germany Trier Has Many Interesting Attractions for Visitors: RIVER CRUISE GUIDE – TRIER Bank (Mosel) East Area 117 km2 Altitude 125-396m Population 108,000 PARIS & THE HEART OF EUROPE – UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISE – DAY 15: Trier was one of the reasons for choosing our Vienna to Paris […]

Cruise Embarkation – What Happens on Embarkation Day?

Uniworld River Duchess

ARRIVING IN VIENNA AND BOARDING OUR RIVER BOAT – BOARDING PROCEDURE: Paris and The Heart of Europe – Uniworld River Cruise – Day 1: In spite of having done a few river cruises, and any other cruises for that matter, embarkation day always causes little jitters.  Will our booked airport transfer be there when we arrive, […]

Rediscovering Rhine Castles on a Rhine River Cruise

Burg Rheinstein - Rhine Castle

Historic and Romantic Castles Dominate This Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site: The Middle Rhine Valley is world famous for its concentration of beautiful and grand castles and castle ruins which are a thrilling feature of its rugged landscape.  Most of these castles were built in the 12th or 13th centuries and in the Middle […]

Viking Invasion on the Rivers of Europe

Viking river boat

Viking Launches Ten New River Boats: With the race to be the most dominant river cruising company in Europe, Viking has just christened, not one or two, but ten of its new “Longships”. At the christening ceremony at the Amsterdam’s cruise terminal, Viking Aegir, Viking Embla, Viking Bragi, Viking Skadi, Viking Atla, Viking Forseti, Viking […]

River Boats – The Class of 2014

Viking Longship Var

A Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice of the Best River Boats: Each year Condé Nast Traveller magazine conducts a readers’ poll to vote for the best passenger ship in the various categories. Given the ever increasing popularity of river cruising, river cruise ships are now a category of the Condé Nast Traveller survey. Survey Criteria The Condé Nast […]

Danube Cruises from Passau

Passau river front

Danube Cruises Starting from Passau: Situated on the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is commonly known as “The Three Rivers City”. Passau’s location makes it an ideal stop for river cruises. The longer cruises such as the popular Amsterdam to Budapest cruises call at Passau as there are many […]

A 4-Day Deluxe Danube River Cruise

Avalon Tapestry © Travel Signposts

A Four-Day Danube River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest: A visitor to our site recently emailed me to say that she was keen on doing a Danube River Cruise but complained that river cruises are very expensive.  She thought that she could do it cheaper by hopping on and off local river boats and arranging […]