Where can you go on a Viking River Cruise?  

Just about anywhere your dreams can take you!  

Why Viking River Cruises?

The Christmas Markets in Germany, the wonders of China and Southeast Asia, the Gardens at Giverny, the ancient ruins of the Egyptian pyramids -- all of this and more is at your fingertips aboard a Viking River Cruise.  

When you board a Viking longship, you are transported into new worlds. The sights, sounds and tastes of the surrounding culture are part of your experience.  Dock in the heart of town and immerse  yourself in your destination.

Viking River Cruises allows you to sail majestic waterways all over the world, from the romantic Danube, Rhine, and Seine in Europe to the Volga River in Russia to the Yangtze in China. Wherever you're dreaming of, Viking River Cruises can often take you there.

Included with every Viking River Cruise:

  • One shore excursion in each port of call, led by a knowledgeable local guide

  • All onboard meals, featuring regional specialties made with locally sourced ingredients and always available American classics

  • Restaurant reservations with your choice of multiple dining venues and times (including open seating)

  • Wine, beer & sodas with onboard lunch and dinner service

  • Specialty coffees & teas available 24 hours

  • Bottled water replenished daily

  • Internet/ wi-fi so you can remain connected

  • First-class hotels for overnight stays during our cruisetour programs and pre & post cruise extension packages

  • In-room infotainment system features movies on demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more

  • All port charges & government taxes — no nickel and diming

Europe

Immerse yourself in the Old World as you sail Europe’s most iconic rivers. Discover Danube gems like Vienna and Budapest. See storied Rhine castles. Trace French history along the Seine. From the Main to the Moselle, the Douro to the Dordogne, the Viking experience is unsurpassed.

Viking takes you to the heart of Europe via its grand waterways, providing you with boundless insight into the continent’s cultural and historic treasures. Immerse yourself in the storybook villages, vibrant cultural centers and picturesque landscapes of The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary and Switzerland, and unlock a whole new world of discovery. Here is a sample of what you will see on one of our European river cruises:

  • Visits to Germany’s charming wine-producing villages

  • Culinary delights in Lyon, France

  • Medieval Prague, “City of a Thousand Spires”

  • The elegant boulevards and grand monuments of Paris

  • Historic Wittenberg, home to Martin Luther

  • Fairytale windmills of The Netherlands

  • Wine tastings in the quintas of Portugal’s Douro Valley

  • Budapest’s regal Parliament building and Chain Bridge

  • Vienna’s inspirational legacy of classical music

  • France’s famed wineries in Beaujolais, Bordeaux and beyond

Russia and Ukraine

The Viking fleet is the finest operating along Russia’s rivers today, delivering eye-opening experiences in historic Moscow and canal-laced St. Petersburg. Beyond, see the domed churches of Uglich and Yaroslavl, and witness the seldom seen rural tranquility of this enigmatic country.

Uncover Europe’s best-kept secret as you sail Ukraine’s Dnieper River through a maze of whisper-thin tributaries and village-studded bays. Colorful folk traditions, hearty cuisine and rich culture lead the way from the Golden Gates of Kiev to the Odessa Steps of the Black Sea.

Asia

Explore Asia’s waterways with Viking, perhaps cruising the Yangtze through the Three Gorges, with time to see Beijing, Shanghai and Tibetan Lhasa. Our Mekong cruises reveal the emerald splendor of Cambodia and Vietnam. Intriguing cultures and unforgettable beauty await.

From China’s magnificent Yangtze River to the lush Mekong Delta, the rivers of Asia offer a rich bounty of scenic beauty, vibrant cultures, delicious cuisine and welcoming locals. Here is a preview of the countless landmarks and experiences you will enjoy on an Asia River Cruise:

  • Beijing’s massive Tiananmen Square and Forbidden Palace

  • The breathtaking Three Gorges Dam

  • Shanghai’s blend of colonial and futuristic architecture

  • China’s canal-laced old city of Lijiang

  • Chengdu’s enthralling Panda Base

  • The serpentine Great Wall of China

  • Tibet’s enormous Potala Palace

  • Siem Reap’s sprawling temple of Angkor Wat

  • French colonial flavor of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

  • The Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s breadbasket

Egypt

One of history’s greatest civilizations emerged along the banks of the Nile. Discover its secrets with Viking as our expert Egyptologists take you from the pyramids of Cairo and the temples of Luxor to the desert outpost of Aswan and beyond.

 

Great pyramids, magnificent cities, massive temples and a fertile agriculture all grew on the banks of the Nile River. Today, they have re-emerged from beneath desert sands to reveal the secrets of one of the world’s most advanced cultures.

Holiday River Cruises

A Viking holiday river cruise is pure magic. From Nuremburg to Vienna, Germany and Austria light up with Christmas markets offering hand-carved toys and ornaments, spicy glühwein and aromatic gingerbread. Celebrate an Old World Christmas on the Danube or Rhine.

Viking holiday departures complement your itinerary’s regular highlights with visits to Europe’s delightful Christmas markets, onboard festivities and more. Join us in exploring the lands where our most cherished holiday traditions began and treat yourself to a true European Christmas. Here is a preview of all you will enjoy during a Christmas Market cruise with Viking®:

  • Exuberantly decorated Christmas markets nestled in charming cities

  • Yuletide cookies, cakes and other freshly baked treats

  • Cobblestone streets illuminated by holiday lights

  • The angelic songs of strolling carolers

  • Storybook villages and snow-capped castles on the riverside

  • Hand-carved toys and ornaments from Christmases past

  • Onboard music performances, tree trimming and cooking demonstrations

  • Good tidings and cheer shared with rosy-cheeked market vendors

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