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Exploring the Rhône River From a Floating Hotel

The Rhône River at Avignon. Uniworld's Rhône cruise begins in Beaune and ends in Avignon. (Rolf Süssbrich/Wikimedia Commons)
The Rhône River at Avignon. Uniworld's Rhône cruise begins in Beaune and ends in Avignon. (Rolf Süssbrich/Wikimedia Commons)

The 505-mile Rhône River was used by Greek and Roman traders, so today’s river cruisers can experience antiquity, artistry, history, and some of the finest...




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    Reliving a Historic Battle

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  • Bled, one of the most famous tourist resorts in Slovenia, with it's old castle above the Bled lake, under the Kamnik Alps. (Hrvoje Polan/AFP)

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  • The main plaza at Altun Ha, looking toward the Temple of the Masonry Altars. The ancient Mayan city was occupied from about 900 B.C. to A.D. 1000 A.D. (Photos by Bruce Blake)

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