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Viking River Cruises has once again been ranked the Number 1 River Cruise line in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. This is the second year in a row that Viking has been awarded this prestigious accolade, with a satisfaction ranking of 98.99.
Viking River Cruises in Europe
Viking River Cruises have an extensive range of itineraries on offer along the major waterways of Europe. Cruise through the Netherlands, Germany and into Switzerland along the Rhine River, Elbe River and Main River with cruises of 7 to 11 nights. If you’re keen to travel the region during the famous Tulip season there are also a number of cruises that focus on Holland and Belgium during the blooming season. Heading further east, the Danube River introduces its guests to Austria and Hungary and well as the lesser frequented Serbia and Romania over 7 to 11 nights.
If you can’t decide between these rivers there are options to combine with Vikings Grand European tour travelling between Amsterdam and Budapest and the European Sojourn crossing almost the entire continent between Amsterdam and Bucharest in Romania.
Indulge your taste buds with a river cruise through the romantic countryside of France. Voyage down the Seine River and experience history first hand on the beaches of Normandy, while traipsing through the medieval city of Rouen or meandering the exquisite gardens of Giverny which inspired Monet. Alternatively, navigate your way down the Rhone River in the south of France an immerse yourself in an area known for its gastronomy. Can’t decide between the two? Why not experience both during France’s Finest river and land journey.
Discover the magic of the Douro River, nicknamed Portugal’s ‘river of gold’ on Viking’s 9 night river and land adventure. Enjoy two nights to explore Lisbon and seven nights cruising the winding river through steeped terraced vineyards and visiting charming towns full of history.
Russia, the largest country in the world, has stunning cruises on offer with Viking River Cruises. Cruise between Moscow and St Petersburg and uncover the other side to Russia – quaint Golden Ring towns, opulent palaces, fortified monasteries and beautiful churches and cathedrals. Alternatively, for another river less travelled, cruise the Dnieper River in Ukraine from Kiev to the Black Sea and witness a route lined with rich cultural treasures, onion-domed churches and rural folkways that recall the days of the Vikings.
The Yangtze River has long been the lifeblood of China. With itineraries of between 12 and 18 nights, Viking River Cruises has China itineraries that are ready to immerse you in the highlights of this large and exotic country. Combining land and river travel, these itineraries can take you to the Great Wall in Beijing, the Terra Cotta warriors of Xian, the dramatic Three Gorges and even offer you a taste of Tibet.
Explore the magnificent Mekong River aboard Viking Mekong and discover the stunningly beautiful but culturally distinct Vietnam and Cambodia. Over 14 nights travel between Hanoi in Vietnam’s north and Ho Chi Minh City in the south via the traditional and bustling cities and towns of Vietnam and Cambodia and the quaint villages along the Mekong.
Stand in awe of Egypt’s ancient wonders as you cruise Egypt’s lifeblood, the Nile. Aboard Viking’s aptly named ship, Viking Nile, take an 11 night journey to truly discover this area xxx in myth and legend including options to visit the Great Pyramids, the Temple of Luxor, Valley of the Kings and Abu Simbel.
Included in your fare
- All onboard meals at the Restaurant and Aquavit Terrace
- Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with your onboard lunch and dinner service*
- Complimentary specialty teas, coffees and bottled water at the 24 hour beverage bar
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- One free shore excursion in every port*
- Complimentary Quietvox Audio headset for each guest undertaking a Viking shore excursion
- All gratuities onboard and for local guides and drivers*
- Complimentary destination guide provided before your cruise
- In-room Infotainment System