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From to the Mediterranean Sea to the Land of the Midnight Sun, Europe offers a full range of cultures, languages, and experiences.

Viking Cruises’ Health & Safety Program

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Cruise ports, Cruises, Europe, Fine dining, Food and Wine, International, Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Travel | 0 comments

Viking Cruises’ Health & Safety Program

As the world reopens to travel we need to seek out the highest standards of precautions to keep us as safe as we can be.

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Travel: Are we ready yet?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2021 in Austria, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, England, Enrichment vacations, Europe, Fine dining, France, Historic Travel, International, London, Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Travel, United Kingdom | 2 comments

Travel: Are we ready yet?

Exploring St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, touring London with Blue Badge guides and delving into the Byzantine wonders of Istanbul are hardly what one might expect to be doing throughout a worldwide pandemic. But I have done all that and more.

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Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland

Posted by on Nov 18, 2020 in Cities, Cultural Travel, Fine dining, Food and Wine, grand hotels, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Literary Travel, Luxury travel, Mountains, Switzerland, Travel | 0 comments

Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland

We arrived in Lucerne by train from Zurich, a journey of just under an hour. Our short walk to the 5-star Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern took us across a bridge lined with flowers to a lakefront promenade shaded by chestnut trees. We entered Hotel Schweizerhof and found ourselves immersed in the area’s history.

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Engelberg and Mt. Titlis: feeling on top of the world

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020 in Family travel, International, Switzerland, Train travel, Travel | 0 comments

Engelberg and Mt. Titlis: feeling on top of the world

This region is best known for the 10,000′ high Mount Titlis, a ski resort with the only publicly accessed glacier and highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. But there’s more.

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Gamla Stan: Stockholm’s Old Town

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cultural Travel, Enrichment vacations, Family travel, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, International, Scandinavia, Sweden, Travel | 0 comments

Gamla Stan: Stockholm’s Old Town

Visitors and locals alike enjoy strolling along the cobblestone lanes of the pedestrian-friendly Old Town, Gamla Stan. This well-preserved medieval city center is a living museum where you can shop, stop for lunch or a fika, dine in a Michelin star restaurant, bask in royal splendor at the Royal Palace or simply enjoy the sights.

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Djurgården: Stockholm’s playground

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cultural Travel, Enrichment vacations, Family travel, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Scandinavia, Sweden, Travel | 0 comments

Djurgården: Stockholm’s playground

Djurgården is a place filled with green spaces that is an escape from the city. It is a place to dine, to visit some of the city’s top museums, or to find thrills at an amusement park.

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Stockholm, Sweden

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Family travel, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, Ocean Cruises, Restaurants, Scandinavia, Sweden, Travel | 0 comments

Stockholm, Sweden

This city of fourteen islands connected by 57 bridges is found on the east coast of Sweden where the fresh water of Lake Mälaren flows into the salt water of the Baltic Sea.

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Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Homelands Cruise from Bergen to Stockholm

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Denmark, Europe, Fine dining, Finland, Food and Wine, Germany, Historic Travel, International, Luxury travel, Mountains, Norway, Ocean Cruises, Scandinavia, Sweden, Travel | 0 comments

Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Homelands Cruise from Bergen to Stockholm

Viking Ocean Cruises offers a Viking Homelands cruise between Bergen, Norway’s charming former Hanseatic town and gateway to the fjords, and Stockholm, Sweden’s grand capital city of 14-islands linked by 57 bridges.

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An art lover’s perfect day in Amsterdam

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Enrichment vacations, Europe, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Netherlands, Restaurants, River Cruises, Travel | 0 comments

An art lover’s perfect day in Amsterdam

There are over 70 museums in Amsterdam, and our tour began at Museumplein, or Museum Square, which includes the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

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