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Through the Heart of Europe: the second time around

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

Fourteen years ago we took our first Viking River Cruise to celebrate a special birthday. Our journey along the Danube, the Rhine, and the canal that connects them was one of our best trips ever, something so many of our fellow passengers said, as well. Would the Grand European Tour from Budapest to Amsterdam be as much fun the second time around?

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Legendary and mystical: Ireland’s County Meath

Posted by on May 12, 2016

This land of monks and abbeys, Druids and fairies, and kings and castles was ancient Ireland’s capital and the seat of the Irish High Kings. This is where Ireland’s religions began and where the foremost battle in Ireland…

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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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Ottawa: Oh, Canada!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

It is British city with a French accent, centered on Parliament buildings replicating London’s Westminster and a turreted hotel in the style of a French chateau. An historic and now recreational waterway of pleasure boats is lined with pathways and winds through its heart.

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Nova Scotia’s South Shore

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014

Nova Scotia is a peninsula bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Fundy, connected to New Brunswick and the mainland by an isthmus less than 15 miles wide.

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