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

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

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

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.