Arriving in Odessa and Airport Transfer

General Lavrinenkov, Odessa

Arriving in Odessa for our Dnieper River Cruise and arranging our own airport transfer.

Lorelei Rock and the Lorelei Siren

Die Lorelei

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 Legend One legend that you’ll hear most about on a Rhine river […]

Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise + Gallipoli Dawn Service

Scenic's River Cruise route

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 these days more and more younger people […]

River Boat – Latest Developments

Riverboats

River Cruising gets Better and Better: In his recent update on riverboats, Tony’s assessment was that Scenic Tours had taken the lead over other river cruise operators with regard to the size and features of their new riverboat staterooms. Until recent times, a stateroom with a French balcony was the best you could get as […]

Visiting Dürnstein on a Danube River Cruise

Durnstein Stiftskirche

Dürnstein is one of the Highlight Stops on a Danube River Cruise: One of the highlight stops on any Danube River Cruise is the charming village of Dürnstein.  As our river boat approaches the village, our tour director announces on the intercom, with some urgency, that it is time to get onto the  sundeck … […]

River cruise and Oberammergau Passion Play

Nativity scene from Oberammergau

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 Oberammergau for the Passion Play. […]

River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest

Amsterdam to Budapest route

Amsterdam to Budapest – Magnificent Europe: Magnificent Europe, European Jewels or Grand European Tour – these are some of the names given to this 15-day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. This is one of the most popular European river cruises and all the major cruise companies like Avalon Waterways, Uniworld and Viking River Cruises […]

Bamberg and its Smoky Rauchbier

Bamberg Schlenkerla rauchbier

Rauchbier, Bamberg’s specialty smoked beer: Bamberg is a town that’s not only famous for its medieval heritage, but is also noted for its excellent beers.  For its small population of 80,000, Bamberg has nine breweries which brew some fifty different types of beer. A specialty of Bamberg is rauchbier, a “smoked beer“.  On our river […]

Amsterdam sightseeing – Zaanse Schans

Windmill of Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans – Windmills and the traditional Dutch way of life: Windmills, tulips and clogs are some of the archetypical symbols that come to mind when we think of Holland.  So when the opportunity came to see a real life Dutch windmill, I made a trip to Zaanse Schans so that windmills are no longer […]