Please note, our office will be closed next week on Wednesday July 1st, Thursday July 2nd and Friday July 3rd. We will be open again for business on Monday July 6th. Please contact Shawn's cell for emergencies. Happy Canada Day!
European Castles, Cathedrals & Medieval Treasures

 "Neuschwanstein" in Bavaria, Germany; Disney's Castle was created based on this one! 
Right: Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland
You know that feeling of complete wonder and amazement? There is no easier way to experience it than stepping inside one of Europe's centuries-old structures! Castles and cathedrals are particularly fascinating and this week we are focusing on itineraries that highlight some of the most famous, as well as less known, but still spectacular structures in Europe. Centering your trip around exploring castles, cathedrals and medieval treasures appeals to so many types of travellers - history buffs, adventurers, sightseers, young and old, first time travellers and the list goes on! Explore the past while enjoying the modern luxuries of today on one of these many interesting itineraries!
Contact us if you are interested in visiting any of these castles!
Explore Scotland & Ireland's Historical Treasures

For those who enjoy travelling by bus and experiencing a lot of sights in one trip... We recommend Globus' Scottish Highlands & Islands itinerary! One of the most comprehensive Scotland vacations ever, you will enjoy Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Cawdor Castle, 5000 year old village Skara Brae and many more sights! 14 Day Tour from Glasgow to Glasgow with 2015 and 2016 departures.

Want to visit Ireland and Scotland's treasured sights by sea?Holland America Line's Irish and Scottish Explorer is a fantastic cruise itinerary with plenty of castles along the way! 14 day cruise.

Planning a trip to Ireland? Or hope to head there in the future? Consider booking a 1 day train tour from Royal Irish Tours to visit some of Ireland's famous castles and sights by train! Daily departures throughout the year.

Contact us if you are interested in visiting any of these castles!
Exploring History with European River Cruise Itineraries

For many people, travelling to Europe to enjoy the many castles, cathedrals and medieval sights is best done by river cruise! Unpack once and enjoy being in the heart of every destination aboard one of these many premier river cruises.

We think Europe's Rivers & Castles itinerary from AmaWaterways fits the bill! This itinerary explores Trier, the oldest city in Germany; the meandering Mosel River Valley; German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem; the Rhine River Gorge; the Main River; Nuremberg; and finally, Prague with many opportunities to explore European castles along the way! 7 night cruise with 3 night hotel stay in Paris and 2 night hotel stay in Prague. 2016 departures aboard the AmaDante with some dates including the Celebration of Wine Itinerary as well! Early Booking Discount until July 31st. 


For those who have the Rhine River on their travel-must list, you will enjoy Scenic's Highlight of the Rhine! This luxury cruise travels from Zurich to Amsterdam with visits to Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim and Reichsburg Castle! All-inclusive 8 day cruise with 2015 and 2016 departures.


Viking's Portugal River of Gold itinerary takes you on a winding easterly course along the Douro River stopping at ports of call largely unchanged for centuries with charming town squares, colorful castles, baroque mansions and historic monasteries along the way. If you have never visited Portugal, you are in for a treat; or, see a dramatic new side of this beautiful country! 10 day cruise with 8 guided tours with 2016 departures. Special pricing until June 30th.

Contact us if you are interested in visiting any of these castles!
Germany's Castles by Land

Looking for an affordable option to enjoy Germany's sights including one of the famous castles? Cosmos' Germany land tour itinerary includes a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle and a 1 day cruise on the Rhine! 12 Day Tour from Frankfurt to Frankfurt with 2016 departures.


Chateau de Chillon in Geneva (left) and Edinburgh Castle in Scotland (right). 

One of the great benefits of working with a Travel Expert from Cruise Holidays is that we have established relationships with cruise and tour providers to ensure you get the best rate for your budget and the best itinerary suited to your needs. We are always happy to help make your travel dreams come true! Have a great weekend and please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions!

contactQuestions, comments or booking? 

Please contact YOUR expert at land and sea:

Shawn - Annemari - Donna - Gary - Inga - Jan - Margrit - Mary - Ron

2834 Norwell Drive
Nanaimo, BC V9T 1X3
Annemari & Jan-Evert Hermans 
778-433-8575 (office) 
778-245-4391 (cell) 
Knowledge & Experience Count   

Looking for travel specials? Click here for specials.