Marksburg – A Hilltop Medieval Castle Along the Rhine


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 […]

Veste Oberhaus – Fortress of the Passau’s Prince-Bishops

Oberhaus fortress

THE VESTE OBERHAUS LOOKOUT IN PASSAU, A POPULAR STOP ON A DANUBE RIVER CRUISE: Paris & The Heart of Europe – Uniworld River Cruise – Day 5: Knowing that we are always on the lookout for photo opportunities, Jana, our ship’s purser suggested that we walk up to Veste Oberhaus for panoramic views of Passau […]

Passau Sightseeing on a Danube River Cruise

Passau Attractions

Passau, the City of Three Rivers, Is a Popular Stop on Danube River Cruises: RIVER CRUISE GUIDE – PASSAU Bank (Danube) Right/Left Area 69.58 km2 Altitude 290m/951ft Population 50,000 PARIS & THE HEART OF EUROPE – UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISE – DAY 5: Passau was a destination that we were very much looking forward to visiting […]

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, […]

Wine-tasting in Weissenkirchen, a Top Wachau Wine Town

Wine-tasting in the Raffelsberger Hof cellar

At our Wine-tasting in Weissenkirchen, We Learned a Lot about Wachau Wines : The Wachau Valley is one of Austria’s most famous and exciting wine regions and on the Danube River stretch of our Vienna to Paris river cruise we stopped at Weissenkirchen, one of the nine top viticultural towns in the Wachau. We were […]

Sightseeing in Vienna … worth it even in the Rain!


A Walking Tour of Vienna to Discover Vienna Off-the-Beaten Track: Paris and The heart of Europe – Uniworld River Cruise – Day 2: For our sightseeing in Vienna, we had a choice of a visit to the Imperial Treasury to see the Habsburg crown jewels or a walking tour of Vienna titled “Vienna at Second […]

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 […]

How Good is Your River Cruise Company?

Uniworld River Princess

How Well Your River Cruise Operator Handles a Crisis is a Mark of the Company’s Reputation: Our Uniworld Paris & the Heart of Europe Cruise was supposed to be on the River Princess starting in Vienna on June 23rd. The early June flooding of the Danube  and other European rivers caused havoc to all European […]

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 […]