Top Rhine River Day-Trip Cruise Lines in Germany

KD MS RheinEnergie Rhine Cruise Boat in Cologne © KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) and the Weisse Flotte Rhein are the best-known day-trip riverboat cruise lines on the Rhine River in Germany and are good choices for short to all-day excursion cruises. Popular day-trip cruises are to tour the Loreley Valley between Rüdesheim, St Goar, and Koblenz or panorama sightseeing cruises in larger cities such as Cologne, … Read more

Buy Tickets Online for Visiting the Real Alcazar Palace in Seville

Real Alcazar Queues

Buy skip-the-line tickets online for the Real Alcazar in Seville with afternoons the best time slots to visit the palace complex and gardens. Buying advance online tickets is currently almost essential for visiting the Real Alcazar in Sevilla. This royal palace complex with a magnificent Mudéjar masterpiece at its core and extensive gardens is justifiably … Read more

Saving Tips for Traveling on the Glacier Express Trains

Glacier Express in Snow

Advance reservations, special saving deals, and rail passes allow for cheaper travel tickets on the Glacier Express train, one of Switzerland’s most famous panorama railway journeys. Discounted tickets, savings fares, rail passes, and package deals are often available for cheaper travel on the luxury Glacier Express panoramic train in Switzerland. All regular Swiss Railways discounted … Read more

Ticket Prices for Travel on the Glacier Express Train in Switzerland

Glacier Express on the Landwasserviadukt

The luxury Glacier Express trains with panoramic windows connect Zermatt and St Moritz via some of the most spectacular Alpine scenery in Switzerland — ticket prices are the same as for regular trains on the route but obligatory seat reservations are extra. The Glacier Express trains from Zermatt in the Valais Alps travel up the … Read more

Driving to UNESCO-Listed Hallstatt in Austria

Hallstatt seen from the Lake

The picturesque Austrian village Hallstatt is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and a pleasant day trip by car from Salzburg or a stop en route when driving to Vienna. Hallstatt is a small, picturesque village with a beautiful location between the Dachstein Mountains and the Hallstätter See Lake in the Salzburger Land region of … Read more

Top Sights to See in Ravenna near Venice

Collage of images from Ravenna

Ravenna is famous for its Late Antiquity and Byzantine wall and ceiling mosaics in early Christian monuments and churches, which are the top sights to see when visiting this interesting town. Ravenna is a popular day-trip destination from Bologna and Rimini, as well as shore excursions for luxury passenger boats calling in Venice. Ravenna, a … Read more

Visit Ravenna to See Top UNESCO-Listed Mosaics and Early Christian Monuments

Collage of UNESCO-Listed sites in Ravenna

The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List includes eight sites in Ravenna as superb examples of early Christian monuments and Late Antiquity mosaics. The top sights to see in Ravenna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy are the eight early Christian monuments with Late Antiquity (or Byzantine) mosaics inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list … Read more

Opening Hours and Tickets for Visiting Ravenna’s UNESCO-Listed Churches and Mosaics

Collage of sites to see in Ravenna

Long opening hours and cheap combination admission tickets make seeing Ravenna’s early Christian monuments and Late Antiquity (and Byzantine) mosaics easy. Time-slot reservations are essential to see the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. Ravenna in northeastern Italy between Venice and Bologna has some of the most splendid monuments from the Late Antiquity period. Eight sites have … Read more