Viking Homelands

Viking Cruise bar menu

Viking Cruise bar menu: Everything you want to know!

By Janice and George | December 1, 2018

Wine and beer are free on Viking Cruises at lunch and dinner. Nice! So should you get the upgraded drinks package for cocktails and premium wine?

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stockholm drottningholm palace

A regal day trip to Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace

By Janice and George | May 15, 2017

Best daytrip in Stockholm? Take a century-old steamer across Lake Malaren to visit Drottningholm Palace on the “Queen’s Island.” (Don’t miss the “confidence” dining room.)

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Viking Homelands Cruise-Bergen

World’s best ship? Viking Star review and Viking Homelands cruise

By Janice and George | January 22, 2017

What makes the “Viking Star” the world’s best new cruise ship? The all-balcony staterooms? The freebies? The spa’s snow grotto?

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Tallinn Old Town

Eye-catching sights in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

By Janice and George | December 9, 2016

Forget the map! Tallinn Old Town in Estonia is perfect for soaking up its 1,000 years of history by strolling aimlessly and letting your curiosity guide your feet.

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Flam Railway

Norway’s Flam Railway: One of the world’s most beautiful train rides

By Janice and George | November 22, 2016

Our heads spin dizzily on the Flam Railway, rated one of “the world’s most incredible train journeys,” as we take in postcard-worthy views of storybook houses, tumbling waterfalls and craggy mountains.

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gdansk old town

Snapshot Story #21: A peek into Gdansk Old Town

By Janice and George | November 10, 2016

Gdansk, Poland, is not just shipyards and the birthplace of modern Europe’s anti-communist movement. Gdansk Old Town is a colorful medieval center – and very pretty!

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Hotel Havnekontoret

A luxury place to stay on Bergen’s historic waterfront

By Janice and George | November 6, 2016

On the historic Bergen waterfront, the Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), lovely rooms and complimentary meals.

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walking gamla stan

Walking Gamla Stan (the Old Town) in Stockholm

By Janice and George | October 29, 2016

Cobbled streets, medieval churches – even a royal palace. It’s all here in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. And walking Gamla Stan is one of the first things visitors do in Stockholm.

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one day in berlin

One day in Berlin. Crazy? Or not…

By Janice and George | October 14, 2016

One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.

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Catherine palace

Catherine Palace and the mystery of the looted Amber Room

By Janice and George | September 29, 2016

The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.

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