When you think of Switzerland, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The snowy peaks of the Alps, glacial trains, stunning scenery and perhaps mouthwatering chunks of Toblerone! Well, what if we were to tell you that hidden amongst this landlocked country's green hills and crystal clear lakes, you will find an array of … Continue reading The Glorious Gardens of Switzerland
A couple of weeks ago we sent our lovely Groups Services Team out to the Christmas Markets with some of our fabulous group organisers, for our annual festive familiarisation trip. The familiarisation trips are a great way for our Groups Services Team to catch up with the group organisers and discuss what they have enjoyed … Continue reading What to expect on a Christmas Markets River Cruise!
And relax… with the busy festive season now behind us, you’re probably wondering what to do with all your spare time? Usually it’s around about now that we start to consider those pesky New Year’s resolutions, that probably only last until the second week in January… but, what if we could offer you a New … Continue reading Our Top Rail Holiday and River Cruise Destinations for 2019
Feted for its wide skies, glorious coastline, tranquil rivers and crimson-red poppy fields, Norfolk is the perfect place to stop and enjoy the view. With its stunning scenery and slower pace of life, a holiday to Norfolk is sure to leave you feeling refreshed. There are so many reasons to visit this wonderful part of … Continue reading Norfolk – An English Paradise
Forget the two hour wait and arrive in style. At Arena Travel we’re all about efficiency and we want your journey to be just as memorable as the destination, and so, this is why many of our rail holidays – and some of our River Cruises - begin and end with the Eurostar. Boarding the … Continue reading 5 reasons to travel by Eurostar
Our Moroccan top ten! 1. Souks Souks are the Morrocan answer to markets, especially where shoes, food and clothes are concerned. There's plenty to see as you walk the cultural streets - it's time to see shopping from a different perspective! There are lots of souks dotted all over the heart of the … Continue reading Marvel of Marrakech
Located in southwest Holland and just a 40-minute drive from Amsterdam, Keukenhof Gardens, otherwise known as the 'Garden of Europe', is the worlds largest garden of flowers. It has been 'wow'ing the world since 1949, being originally exhibited by the mayor of Lisse - the town in which it is situated. On just the second year … Continue reading A little Keukenhof insight
The gorgeous coastal island based in the Adriatic Sea, featured in The Guardian's Top 20 Family Summer Holidays - so we know Hvar is sure to as beautiful as the photos. We want to go just as much as you do! We're always here to give you a helping hand, and your holiday to the … Continue reading Hotspots of Hvar
The MS Serenity has been our most popular ship for as long as I can remember - especially for those new to river cruising. I was given the opportunity to test it out, and I simply couldn't resist! I travelled on our Strasbourg Christmas markets cruise - the itinerary I was lucky enough to go … Continue reading My journey on the MS Serenity
MS Serenity ✔ All cabins have River views, a TV, air conditioning/ heating, an en-suite with LC, hairdryer & safe, dressing table with chair along with 2 small wardrobes and drawer space... There is also storage under the sink in the bathroom Towels are provided together with soap and shower gel in the bathrooms Each cabin has … Continue reading My River Cruise checklist
If you're travelling to Budapest, you're probably a little Hungary for the experiences that such a fabulous city has to offer! We've provided you with a breakdown, or a to-do list if you like, of the best things to see if you've got a free time to explore your surroundings. Take a look through the … Continue reading A Budapest breakdown
"Bucket List - A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime." We decided we wanted to make our own, and we're sure you'll want to as well after looking at the breathtaking views of our top ten destinations! We've added information about each place and the holiday they … Continue reading Inspire my Bucket List!
What's in my cabin? All Cabins have heating ( radiator) Small dressing table area (shelf & mirror) Hairdryers which are available on board Small windows which open – these are above head height and allow natural light (well above the water line) Electrically heated Towel rails (in the cabin ) Small shower & WC rooms … Continue reading What do I need to pack for my stay aboard the African Queen?
What are the best things to do and places to see In Italy? 1. Sightseeing As pictured below, there are ample opportunities to see gorgeous landscapes and cultural buildings to heighten your knowledge on this holiday - think architecture, lakes, mountains and coastal views. From the hilltop village of Dolceaqua to the … Continue reading Mamma Mia!
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What's in my cabin? All cabins are of the same standard and well equipped with a desk, safe, hairdryer and an en-suite with a shower and WC All cabins on the main and upper deck have a picture view window, whilst those on the lower deck offer a porthole, you will not be spending much … Continue reading What do I need to pack for my stay aboard MV Dream?
Having recently travelled on what has been one of our most popular tours to date, Yvonne, our Product manager, put together a little something to give all of our lovely readers some insight into our tours. Have a read to find out what she thought of one of our favourite holidays. LITTLE TRAINS … Continue reading A postcard from Norfolk
Going on holiday is an exciting time but we understand it can occasionally get a little stressful on the buildup - having to pack, organise yourself, and sometimes your significant other too... All whilst keeping an eye on those exchange rates and rushing around trying to change your currency before you go. So, to make … Continue reading What currency do I need to take on my holiday?
Dalmatian Coastal Cruise Thanks to its hundreds of islands, reefs and islets, Croatia has long been popular with the sailing elite; but in recent years it has blossomed into one of Europe’s top destinations, attracting people from all walks of life who choose to come here on holiday. Whether it’s to discover a different … Continue reading What do our customers think?
One of our Group Leaders, Gerry Johnson, has been organising group holidays for clients from the Chesterfield area for 33 years and is passionate about taking like-minded individuals on interesting trips across the UK and Europe. He first travelled with The River Cruise Line on a cruise along the Rhine aboard the MPS Lady Anne … Continue reading A chat with an expert – The Rhine in Flames