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Sailing From Paris to Normandy

Normandy, the picturesque French province on the Atlantic coast, is a land of sprawling landscapes that inspired painters, writers and composers, a land forever associated with the heroic battle of D-Day on June 6, 1944. The best way to explore the region is aboard a river cruise, sailing down the Seine

Cruising Italy & The Dalmatian Coast

The bus moves slowly along the winding road, carefully climbing the volcanic slopes of Sicily’s Mt. Etna. Fertile terraces laden with manicured vineyards stretch far into the horizon. Villages with white washed homes and red roofs bask in the sun, shaded by leafy chestnut, almond and hazelnut trees. We are invited

Gems of Northern Italy

Northern Italy is home to Milan, Venice, Verona, Padua, Bologna and Ravenna, cities rich in history, beauty, and UNESCO heritage sites. One of the best ways to explore these gems is with Uniworld’s ship River Countess, on a cruise from Venice. THE SHIP The River Countess offers 82 staterooms (151 sq.ft.) and

Cortina D’Ampezzo and Cristallo Hotel

The Dolomite Mountains are a renowned Unesco Natural Heritage Site in Northern Italy, about two hours by car from Venice. In the heart of these mountains lies the charming village of Cortina D’Ampezzo. As you approach the Dolomites, the road narrows and winds and you are slowly immersed in a breathtaking

The Grand Hotel 
In Abano Terme

Are you looking for a unique European destination where you stay at a luxurious hotel, indulge and rejuvenate at a world class spa, and enjoy gourmet meals? Book your next vacation at the five-star Grand Hotel, located about 45 minutes from Venice, Italy. The hotel is situated in a region famous for

Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa,
 In Venice

The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa
 is a luxury property on Giudecca Island across the lagoon from
St. Mark’s Square — but a world away. Located amidst flowering gardens and verdant trees, the Palladio, originally a sixteenth century convent, was lovingly restored and transformed into a modern hotel with all amenities. The main