Tour Of Carcassonne
Our Classic Canal du Midi cruises include a tour of Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo Roman era, Carcassonne is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Carcassonne is a medieval fortified city set atop a hill overlooking the Aude River. Rising against the backdrop of the Pyrénée Mountains, the city is striking not only during the day but also at night, when it is floodlit. Composed of a circle of towers and battlements, turrets and ramparts, with the longest city wall in Europe, Carcassonne is a perfectly restored medieval town. The oldest sections of its encircling wall were built by the Romans in the first century AD. Its name dates to the 9th century, when the city was under siege by Charlemagne. Dame Carcas, in full view of Charlemagne, fed the last of the city's wheat to pigs. Charlemagne, thinking the act signified an endless food supply for the city's inhabitants, gave up and decamped. Credited with saving the city, Dame Carcas's act led to the city being known as "the virgin of Languedoc" and impregnable.
m/v Tere Moana - Meaningful Memories
Welcome to the m/v Tere Moana, the newest ship in the Paul Gauguin Cruises fleet. The Moana carries our cruise line’s spirit of Polynesian welcome, geniality, and hospitality into the wider world. Literally “Ocean Traveler,” The Moana specializes in warm-weather destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique itineraries that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe—all at our signature all-inclusive value.
Heritage LIne - The Halong Bay Collection
Breathtaking beauty. Matchless serenity. A spectacular seascape of islands, islets and limestones. All brought to life by a legendary tale that is as incredible as it is heart-warming. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is affectionately known to locals as Dragon Bay or “Vinh Ha Long”, where the spirits of dragons roam and the spirit of life are infused in this stunning creation of nature. It is a floating world all of its own, like it’s not part of the same earth. Myth, legend or fantasy? It doesn’t really matter. Welcome to the Halong Bay. Journey options are available - the two-day "The Dragon Passage" or three-day "The Jewels of Halong Bay". Heritage Line, a consummate collector of ships and vessels and a dynamic cruise company, offers guests an experience at once intimate, authentic and adventurous. Heritage Line operates vessels in South East Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia).
Visit to Noyers-sur-Serein
A visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy During our classic Burgundy cruise aboard hotel barge La Belle Epoque we visit medieval Noyers-sur-Serein to admire the local produce, colours and delights of the local market, or to wander the town ramparts in this, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Cruise the Picturesque River Thames
Cruise the Picturesque River Thames Aboard the 8 passenger Magna Carta - A slow, meandering journey past Royal Palaces, quaint riverside towns and villages – a real mixture of olde worlde England and the natural beauty of Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. From Henry VIII’s Hampton Court past Windsor Castle to Henley with frequent stops allowing plenty of time to wander and explore whilst we follow this old Viking trading route deep into rural countryside. Gentle exploration are the keywords, with good cycling and walking opportunities as the elegant and spacious hotel barge finds her way along the Royal River Thames. Magna Carta is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles today. The ambience created by combining a traditional 1936-built barge hull with fine mahogany, teak and oak woods is outstanding. Modern amenities include underfloor heating, spa pool and contemporary en suite facilities for the four spacious 200sq ft suites. The upper deck saloon and dining area feature picture windows and stylish furnishings. Your Master Chef produces a range of mouthwatering dishes whilst you enjoy the riverside surroundings from your floating country hotel.
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon, Canals & Po Valley
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon, Canals & Po Valley Aboard the 20 Passenger 'La Bella Vita' - Venice, the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon, Renaissance Architecture, the Bianco Canal and the Po Valley to Mantua. The variety of charming waterways between Venice and Mantua promises a unique and magical cruising experience. The itinerary includes fascinating excursions that offer a real insight into the many cultures - Roman, Etruscan, Istrian, Byzantine and of course Renaissance - that have influenced the arts, architecture and history of the region over many centuries. This special voyage also gives the opportunity to enjoy the diverse landscapes and nature en route, from picturesque lagoon islands with their colourful houses, to wild beach dunes and pine woods with a variety of birdlife; from the charming Venetian port of Chioggia via the River Po and Bianco Canal to the captivating lakeside setting of the Renaissance city of Mantua. La Bella Vita La Bella Vita is a stylish twenty-passenger vessel that has been newly refitted in 2010 to high standards to offer comfortable, fully air-conditioned accommodation. She has two upper deck junior suites and eight lower deck staterooms, all offering en suite facilities, and a bright, spacious dining room and bar area where delicious Italian specialities will be served. Louvred doors open to the side decks to give a perfect viewing platform, whilst above is a huge sun deck with comfortable sun loungers from which to enjoy the wonders of the region. La Bella Vita is the perfect vessel from which to immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance culture as you cruise the Venetian lagoon and the calm waters of the Po Valley en route to the elegant city of Mantua.
Victoria Cruises Experience
Along the shores of China's Yangtze River, the ancient and the modern collide. And on a journey with Victoria Cruises, you will experience the thrilling ebb and flow of Chinese life in the 21st Century. For over a decade, Victoria has been the leader in Yangtze cruising, because of the quality of our fleet, our outstanding service and innovative itineraries. We are pleased to feature our premier ships, a series of larger contemporary vessels; these include new or newly rebuilt ships with enhanced facilities. All cabins on our premier ships have private balconies for viewing the spectacular Three Gorges scenery. We will also feature our classic ship, the Victoria Rose, which offers Victoria's same outstanding service. We offer itineraries through the spectacular Three Gorges, sailing 3 nights Chongqing/Yichang, 4 nights Yichang/Chongqing, as well as our round trip 7 night itinerary sailing Chongqing/Yichang/Chongqing, (with different shore excursions in each direction) for those wishing an in depth view of the Three Gorges region. We will continue to offer our cruises which add the interesting sights of the Eastern Yangtze, sailing 6 nights Chongqing/Shanghai and 8 nights Shanghai/Chongqing. All cruises sail through the ship locks adjacent to China's new engineering marvel-the Three Gorges Dam, where a sightseeing tour is included.
A Visit To Minerve
THE 12TH CENTURY CATHAR HILLTOP TOWN OF MINERVE We take an excursion out to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete the intriguing picture.