We have combined an AMAWaterways Danube River Cruise with the nearly 400 year old Oberammergau Passion Play, a show produced from generation to generation, it follows Christ from His triumphant entry into Jerusalem through His Trial, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension.
Escape the winter blues and surround yourself with the beauty of vast deserts, Bedouin markets and bustling shopping centers. Experience the exotic mixture of ancient traditions, modern décor and all that makes the United Arab Emirates so fascinating. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states that has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East’s most important economic centers and is one of the most liberal countries in the Gulf, with other cultures and beliefs generally tolerated.
MSC is the leader in Mediterranean Cruises. Cruise to part of the world famed for perfect sun, beautiful countryside and fascinating cultures. The Mediterranean is a unique sea, a maze of endless passages and remarkable stories.
MSC Cruise is the No 1 Cruise Line in the Mediterranean, with a 100 years of history and a timeless vision of elegance. Their Western Med itineraries sail from Barcelona and Genoa, visit Italian, French and Spanish ports such as Rome, Palermo, Messina, Naples and Venice; plus Marseille, Cannes, Barcelona, Mallorca and Malta. Below is just one of the many itineraries available.
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the “Capital of Noël,” Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas Market nestled idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town; are all timeless traditions handed down through the centuries. Cherish all the glory of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Rhine.
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Nuremberg and Regensburg’s Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in Vienna, visit four Christmas Markets. Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany and Austria where many Christmas traditions began on this magical journey through time.
From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provençal cooking skills, and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired!
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.
Vienna’s stately Ringstrasse gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur. Discover places where history is not only portrayed but an essential part of daily life as in Nuremberg and Regensburg. Sample a bite here and a drink there with the Wachau Valley’s Riesling. Fall in love with Old World Europe as you let the melodious Danube serenade you.
This perfect journey combines three beautiful rivers, the Rhine, Main and Moselle, into one grand adventure. Cruise past historic vineyards and imposing hilltop castles. Discover how everything in Zell centers on the “Black Cat” and how it relates to wine, and learn the secrets of Trier’s Porta Nigra. Let the storybook villages of Rüdesheim, Wertheim, Bernkastel and Cochem captivate you. All along the way, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque.