Sevastopol and the Khan’s Palace

Sevastopol Harbour

Up to 1996 Sevastopol was a Russian Naval Base, off limits to all except officials. What a contrast to see this Ukraine travel destination overrun by rich Russian holidaymakers today.

Odessa – "Pearl of the Black Sea"

Odessa Opera House

Today’s sightseeing tour gives us our first taste of Odessa, “Pearl of the Black Sea”. Then, we get to bounce down the famous Potemkin Steps, all 192 of them.

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 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 […]

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 […]