Category: Cruises

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Würzburg

With a beautiful riverside setting and a rich cultural and architectural heritage, Würzburg is a popular tourist destination, particularly as an important centre of Franconian wines. It is hard to believe that much of...

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Wertheim am Main

Located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers, Wertheim relied on this strategic position, and defensive wall with 18 towers, to maintain its independence from surrounding cities during the Middle Ages. It...

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The Middle Rhine Valley

Admired by painters and poets alike for its charming river landscapes, the Middle Rhine Valley was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Our journey between Cologne and the start of the Middle...

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Oh, Cologne

Cologne, or Köln as it is known in Germany, was founded in the 1st century AD as a colony of the Romans, and there are still some vestiges of their presence remaining today. Situated...

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Amsterdam – take two

We always vowed to come back. An unexpected and forced layover in 2010 gave us a tantalising taste of the city, so when the opportunity presented itself to return, we grabbed it with both...

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Barcelona to the Costa Brava

Our HAL cruise on the Rotterdam finished in Barcelona, arriving in the afternoon, but allowing us one more night aboard the ship before an early morning departure. This gave us one last opportunity to...

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Monaco, Nice and Eze

It was something I had really been looking forward to – sailing into Monaco’s impressive harbour, Port Hercule – and it didn’t disappoint. An amphitheatre of hills and high rise apartments looked down on...