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River Cruising for Art Lovers

by Sue Bryant River cruising is made for art lovers. Just about any voyage you choose will take you through cities where world-famous museums house legendary works, not to mention artists’ houses and studios, and landscapes that inspired great painters such as Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. You might even want to pack a sketch pad ...


Valencia, the Inside Scoop

by The Curious Traveller I’ve always had a burning desire to visit Valencia and its region. Often ignored by people attracted by the bigger, brighter city lights of Madrid and Barcelona, the Moorish gems of Andalusia, or the foodie hotspot that is San Sebastian, Valencia is often left to its own devices. But for those in ...


A musical river cruise through the heart of Europe

  Europe is a land of music. From its legendary composers to its iconic cities, you can find its musical past and present around every corner. Its very geography summons melodies to mind, like the Danube or the forests of Germany, making a journey through it a unique musical adventure. A river cruise on the Danube is ...


Experience the wonders of the Nile from Cairo to Aswan

Egypt is a country full of spectacular sights and incredible history, with the Nile – the source of all its life – running through its heart. This makes a Nile river cruise the very best way to see its wonders, travelling from the delta of Lower Egypt including Cairo and the pyramids, and heading into ...


The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal

by Sue Bryant Watching heavily-laden barges chug by as you relax on the deck of your European river cruiser is intriguing; where they come from, what cargo they’re carrying, what it must be like to live on board. What’s even more fascinating, though, is the fact that these barges, as well as river cruisers, can sail ...


The history of the Danube

The Danube is one of the world’s most famous rivers, standing alongside the likes of the Nile, the Yangtze, and the Mississippi as places of great natural beauty and theatres of human history and culture. From its source in Germany, the River Danube flows through, or along the borders of, ten different countries before it reaches ...