Glide along the majestic Danube. Sail the Main or Moselle, and discover the heart of Europe by cruising the Rhine. There is no more relaxing or rewarding way to see the world than from its great rivers. And there is no better river cruise line than Viking.
On a Viking European River Cruise you’ll enjoy a wealth of history, culture and beauty. Discover the historic windmills of the Netherlands. Marvel at Germany’s fairytale castles and gothic cathedrals. Explore the wild natural beauty of Saxon Switzerland, and the imperial palaces of Austria.
France is a destination that always appeals, and with Viking you can discover a new view of this enchanting land. Whether you are sailing through glorious southern France with its Roman monuments, or Paris and Normandy with its dramatic history and stunning landscapes, or beautiful Bordeaux, you are sure to enjoy any one of the river cruises in France.
Discover the art and culture of Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia. Explore Lisbon and Porto on Viking’s Douro, River of Gold holiday through Portugal. There are so many wonderful Viking river cruise holidays, you are spoiled for choice.
If you’d like to travel further afield, let Viking show you the real Russia. From St. Petersburg to Moscow, sail the Waterways of the Tsars and see all the highlights of this remarkable land. Or explore China and its many treasures: the Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Three Gorges. Combining hotel stays and deluxe cruising along the Yangtze, China cruises offer the best of both worlds. Likewise, Vietnam and Cambodia are best explored on Viking’s cruise and stay holiday, the Magnificent Mekong.
And when it comes to ocean cruising, Viking Cruises is the world leader. Viking offer cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders each region has to offer. Viking ocean cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. All-inclusive pricing, comfortable deluxe accommodations, intimate ships, delicious cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable vacation.
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Cruise across Lake Nasser on the deluxe MS Omar El Khayam.
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In the Prose Edda, the respected 13th-century chronicle of Old Norse mythology, Herja was a mighty Valkyrie.
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Also known as Hildr, the great and powerful Norse goddess Hild was one of the legendary Valkyries.
What are the ships like?
As the world's leading river cruise line, Viking ships set the standard in comfort and design. Most of our ships accommodate around 200 guests. And all our ships are light, airy and wonderfully spacious. Panoramic windows throughout make the most of the ever-changing views. It's like staying in a deluxe, floating hotel — one that that travels with you.
What type of accommodation can I expect?
If you haven't travelled with Viking before, stepping inside one of our cabins — or staterooms as we call them — may take you by surprise. All our staterooms are outside, with a river view. Roomy and light, they offer ensuite facilities and plenty of storage space. There's a whole range of different staterooms to choose from, some with verandas, and two-room suites.
Is there space to relax on board?
Yes, every ship offers a choice of public areas where you can sit back and watch the world go by. Chill out on the sun deck. Enjoy a drink in the stylish and spacious lounge or, on the new Viking Longships, relax as you dine in the open air on the Aquavit Terrace.
What do you do during the day?
Unlike some ocean cruises, you won't spend any long days at sea. Every day, you explore somewhere new. There's a great selection of excursions (including visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites) that are included in the cost. Plus, on board events, activities and performances that add to the pleasure of your holiday.
What's the food like on board?
The food on board a Viking river cruise ship is exceptional. From a sumptuous breakfast and delicious lunch to a five-course dinner, you’ll enjoy the finest cuisine. You'll be treated to traditional favourites and regional specialities. Lighter and vegetarian options are also available.
Do I have to dress up for dinner?
No, you don't have to dress formally for dinner. One of the things guests love about a Viking river cruise holiday is the relaxed dress code in the elegant but informal restaurant.