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Treasures of the Rhine

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

On our “Treasures of the Rhine” itinerary, we unpacked once and sailed past enchanting fairytale castles, romantic medieval villages, verdant vineyards, and pastoral landscapes–living history from Switzerland to the North Sea.

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Ultimate lobsters and extreme tides: Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

Nova Scotia is the world’s largest exporter of lobsters. It is a place where you can dine with the scent of the sea and the drama of the tides as you watch fishermen unload theirs catch. For the ultimate lobster experience…

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Farm to table: Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

It was a landscape of rolling hills, winding roads, and farms as we approached the fertile Annapolis Valley. With apple orchards, vineyards, dairy cows, and the abundant seafood from the Bay of Fundy, it’s an ideal destination for experiencing the province’s bounty.

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Along France’s rivers: A taste of Burgundy and Provence

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014

The Rhône flows past the red roofed houses of southern France, meeting the Saône, its largest tributary, in the culinary capital of Lyon. A river cruise through this region is a journey through a fertile sun-kissed countryside scented by lavender and thyme and adorned with fields of sunflowers, vineyards, farms, orchards, and olive groves.

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La Belle Epoque: Barging through the Burgundy region of France

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Burgundy — we know it as a deep red hue, the color of a wine from a country where it is named not by the grape from which it is made but by the region in which it is produced. The Burgundy region, southeast of Paris, is fruitful, prosperous and rich in history, culture, and gastronomy.

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