Sub-Category for “Interests > Historical”

The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal: linking Europe sea-to-sea

The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal is the culmination of a desire to connect the North Sea to the Black Sea that dates back to the 8th century

Kinderdijk Windmills: Water Reclamation, Dutch Style

The 19 working Kinderdijk windmills that grace the low-lying Alblasserwaard polders in Zuid-Holland have managed the surrounding waters since 1738.

The Mystery of Mayerling

Can you solve a murder mystery? On Vantage"s Romance of the Danube Cruise, you can visit the romantic site of Mayerling and piece it all together

Gastown: It's Not What You Think

Gastown Vancouver is the city's historic heart and cultural center, home to trendy restaurants, boutiques, and galleries.

The Taj Mahal, a Timeless Testament to Eternal Love

India's iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, immortalizes the love between an emperor and his empress.

Holiday Markets: Recapture That Old-Time Christmas Spirit

Europe's holiday markets are the place to go for great Christmas shopping and a unique window into local traditions.

Exploring Bavaria's Oldest Abbey

Overlooking the waters of the Danube sits Weltenburg Abbey, the oldest monastery in Bavaria.

The Magic of Manueline: Portugal's Unique Architecture

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The unique style of Portuguese architecture known as "Manueline" boasts fantastical motifs celebrating Portugal's maritime conquests.

Nice Old Town: Absorbing History and Culture in the Côte d'Azur

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Nice Old Town, with its plethora of restaurants and open-air markets, has the feel of a medieval village amid the fifth most populous city in France.

Marie Antoinette's Playground: Versailles' Hameau de la Reine

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Marie Antoinette is the only French queen to have ever imposed her own taste on Versailles, and nowhere is that more evident than the Hameau de la Reine.