Best of Gdansk and Malbork Castle

June 21, 2018 Must Travel 0

Our tour began on a sweltering day in the Gdynia port at 8:30am.  Along with our tour guide Elvera, we were on the Best of Gdansk and Malbork Castle tour on a full-size bus with 34 other cruisers.  We learned early on that the right side of the bus was [read more…]

The Best of Neringa

June 20, 2018 Must Travel 0

After a delayed entry to the port of Klaipeda caused by military mine sweep operations, we arrived at 9am.  By 9:15am, we were on the bus for The Best of Neringa tour.  Our tour guide this day was Ingrida.  I suggest setting on the left side of the bus for [read more…]

Scenic Sigulda

June 19, 2018 Must Travel 0

The bus departed the pier at 9:20am on a cloudy day to begin the Scenic Sigulda tour. We began with a 1-hour ride to Sigulda, crossing territory home to many wooden castles.  On our ride, we observed beautiful pine forests that looked to be dense primarily at the tops.  This [read more…]

Splendor of St Petersburg (Day 2 of 2)

June 17, 2018 mustravel 0

Today, we left the ship at 7:30 am and made our way to the same minibus and tour guide from Day 1.  We headed out of St. Petersburg for the town of Pushkin to visit Catherine’s Palace.  Our travels took us down Moscow Avenue which highlighted the Soviet period of [read more…]

Splendor of St Petersburg (Day 1 of 2)

June 16, 2018 mustravel 0

Our tour, Splendor of St. Petersburg Day 1, began on a sunny Saturday right at the port.  We loaded into an 18-passenger van with 14 passengers present.  Our tour guide Alex had previously lived in the US (Cincinnati, Ohio to be exact), so his English was quite good. At the [read more…]

Free Time at Three Sites

June 15, 2018 Must Travel 0

We gathered at 10:15 am in the Royal Court Theater for today’s excursion titled Free Time at 3 Sites.  The tour was announced, and we were on the bus by 10:20am.  There were 46 guests on today’s tour and although we had a guide present, it was treated as an [read more…]

Charming Faro & Visby

June 14, 2018 mustravel 0

Today we are on the Charming Faro & Visby tour scheduled for meeting in the Queens Room at 8:45 am.  After assembly, we boarded our waiting bus at 9am with 46 other guests.  Sitting on the right provided the best views of the Tingstäde Church, the Baltic Sea, and much-needed [read more…]

Hop-On Hop-Off Oslo

June 12, 2018 mustravel 0

We left the Cunard Queen Elizabeth this morning at 10:20 am and the City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus (HOHO Bus)was waiting for us quietly at the pier.  Our berth was at Color Line pier just a small walk from the city center.  Three other ships were in the port [read more…]

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

June 9, 2018 mustravel 0

Today we visited Hampton Court Palace choosing to depart from the Vauxhall Station on the Victoria line. Using our Oyster Card for entry, we boarded the 9:35 am train, stopping at seven stations in-route, before arriving at the last stop of ‘Hampton Court’ about 10:13 am. Upon exiting the train, [read more…]

Secret Cottage Cotswold Tour

June 8, 2018 mustravel 0

We departed at 6:55 am on the circle line from St. James Park tube to London Paddington for the 7:50 am GWR train to Moreton-in-Marsh, for our scheduled Secret Cottage Cotswold Tour.  We purchased our rail tickets in advance consisting of a 2nd class rail ticket on the outward journey, [read more…]