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 for our Dnieper River Cruise and arranging our own airport transfer.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 … […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]