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Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbours. Did you know that Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline, that Denmark ranks number 133 on the list of world countries in terms of size, and that the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level? Or that the average wind speed is 7.6 metres per second, which explains why Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines? And they have a Tasmanian as their Queen to be, Princess Mary!!  Denmark borders Germany to the south and connects with Sweden by a bridge to the east, and has 5.6M population, the Danish Krone is their currency,

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Aalborg is tagged as the city of taste!  But really it’s an industrial and University city with a population of 130000 – and Utzon, famed for our Opera House is seen alive and well with the buildings on the waterfront., founded by the Vikings in the late 1900’s and is Denmark’s 4th largest city and today we dock in the historical city centre and it’s around here their history has been about sea faring with historical merchants very wealthy and living well in half timbered mansions many that are still seen today.  It’s a short stay but a good stay as we arrive 2pm and leave at 8.30pm

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Oslo offers a fascinating combination of wilderness and city life. You can visit the small islands of the Oslo fjord and enjoy the musical delights and award-winning architecture of the Oslo opera house – all in one day. Beaches, as well as ski and trekking tracks almost in the centre of the city make you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But there is plenty to do indoors too: tourists can take time to visit the trendy cafes and boutiques at Grünerløkka, admire the picturesque wooden houses at Rodeløkka or visit one of the many museums. Famous for its winter sports competitions, Holmenkollen ski jump houses the world’s oldest museum specialising in skis and the history of ...

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Hong Kong, the fragrant city  and former British colony, in southeastern China. Vibrant and densely populated, it’s a major port and global financial centre famed for its tower-studded skyline. It’s also known for its lively food scene – from Cantonese dim sum to extravagant high tea – and its shopping, with options spanning chaotic Temple Street Night Market to the city’s innumerable bespoke tailors – or large shopping centres like Times Square, Whole neighbourhoods that are unique from Mongkok to Causeway Bay – amazing mass transport train systems and double decker buses., whatever you want you can find, from a choice of hotels that will confuse you……on a clear day like today you’ll see the amazing Victoria Harbour and then ...

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With only six days to go until the much anticipated christening ceremony taking in place in Bergen, allow us to share our journey with you as we head to Oslo to join her on the 12night Oslo to Stockholm. Viking takes destination cruising from the rivers to the ocean with the maiden season of the beautiful Viking Star, a 5-star ship which accommodates 928 Guests. With her intimate proportions, she is able to get up close, even dock centrally in many of the ports. Soon, she will be joined by two equally elegant sister ships, Viking Sea and Viking Sky, we can’t wait…… join us on this journey!

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Singapore and you step into a world where the call to prayer competes with the bustle of capitalism, where old men play mah jong in the streets and white clad bowlers send the ball flying down well tended cricket pitches, where Chinese fortune Tellers and high priced management consultants advise the same entrepeneur.  This great diversity of lifestyles, cultures, and religions thrives within the framework of a well ordered society.  Singapore is spotlessly clean, a modern metropolis surrounded by green, groomed parks .  It’s population 4.6M are orderly and well regulated people. Singapore has the largest working port in the world.

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Saigon for the old, Ho Chi Minh City for the young standard

by any name , it’s an exciting city… The French called their colonial capital the Pearl of the Orient and the triumphant Communists renamed it Ho Chi Minh City but this former Cambodian port town is still called Saigon by almost everyone who lives here.  Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has served as a natural fortress and has been fought over by countless people during the past 2000 years. About a decade ago, a group of famous Vietnamese artists left Ho Chi Minh City and resettled along the Saigon River. The Cu Chi Tunnels are famous from the Vietnam War , an underground network where Vietcong waged a guerilla war., The Mekong River Delta is a flourishing region criss crossed ...

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Is Vietnam’s third largest city and the principal port in the central part of the country.  It was originally known as Cho Han , later to be renamed Tourane by the French.  Da Nang is the threshold of becoming a major destination in itself with tourists flocking to the area due to it’s spectacular scenery , great resorts and friendly locals. It was on Da Nangs’ coast where the first US troops landed 8 March 65 in what we call the Vietnam war, and as the war progressed the airport’s runway was extended to become the longest in all of Southeast Asia., Da Nang fell to the Viet Cong in March 75, this signified South Vietnam’s defeat in the war, ...

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Hanoi the Parisien capital of Vietnam standard

Hanoi Has been Vietnam’s capital several times and is again today, a city of academics, artists, diplomats and contradictions., Originally built around an imperial citadel currently housing modern military, Hanoi is divided into four main districts, or quan.  Hoan Kiem named for it’s lake at it’s centre, is the hub of most of what we tourists want to see. Just north of the lake is the Old Quarter, a charming cluster of ancient streets., South of the Lake is the modern city centre, once the French Quarter.  The northwestern Ba Dinh District includes the zoo, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the West Lake area. The Hai Ba District to the southeast is a calm, elegant residential area while the Dong ...

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