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As the world’s leading river cruise line, Viking believes in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. That’s why their intimate, inclusive itineraries are designed to help you explore nuances of your destination: its food, culture, people and customs. When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, they offer cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders of each region. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruisetour along the Yangtze, Mekong or Irrawaddy Rivers. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Elbe or Douro. River cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience - unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. State-of-the-art ships, comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, and exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable journey at an incredible value. Please explore our website to see what cruise itineraries we have on offer; read the details and read what Viking guests have enjoyed most when traveling with Viking. When you are ready, one of our Viking River Master River Cruise Experts at 800.365.1445 are ready to answer your questions and help you plan your trip of a lifetime. We have over 30 Itineraries for you. Ready? Let's Get started...
Europe is a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern. Enjoy the timeless beauty and grace of the Old World with European river cruises along the Rhine, the Main, the Danube, and the Seine rivers. Explore the rich culture of countries like Austria, Germany, France, and Switzerland, and take in amazing sights like the windmills of Kinderdijik, verdant vineyards in France, and ancient castles in the Rhine Valley. Take a look at all our incredible European cruises; each will provide you with an unforgettable journey along great waterways. Learn More
Asia’s rivers have long been the lifeblood of civilizations, their lush banks shaping the course of dynasties and nations. Stunning tableaux of green bamboo groves, farmlands grazed by water buffalos and emerald hills rising into misty mountains unfold along the Yangtze’s dramatic Three Gorges in China, the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam, and Myanmar’s fabled Irrawaddy. Asia of old lives along these shores, in floating markets, tiny villages and centuries-old temples. Learn More
Viking River Cruises got its start in Russia, so we know it well. Today, they operate the finest fleet on the nation’s vast network of waterways—the Volga and Svir Rivers and the expansive lakes of Onega and Ladoga among them. Historic Moscow and canal-laced St. Petersburg highlight any visit. Beyond, Russia’s tranquil banks are lined with idyllic forests, potato and beet fields, open plains and the impressive green-domed churches of Uglich and Yaroslavl. Learn More
Are you more likely to travel socially with friends or family? We have an exclusive opportunity for small group discounts when you bring along family or friends. We call them mini-group rates. All you need is a few friends or family willing to travel together on the same sailing, and a reason to do it--say a family reunion, birthday, graduation celebration, club outing, or just for fun. All it takes is a minimum of 3 couples. Check out this week's best River Cruise Mini-Group travel bargains.
Journey into the heart of Europe, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. Traveling by river, beyond the reach of roadways, you’ll discover the true nature of these fascinating lands and the people who call them home. You’ll travel with ease, unpacking just once and enjoying the ever-changing scenery along the banks as you are gently carried aboard an elegant, intimate ship to your next destination. Nothing compares to a river, and no experience compares to a Viking river cruise. Learn More
On a Viking ship, you will sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore up close and in depth. Viking's innovative, award-winning Longships have set the standard in river cruising: intimate vessels that have all the amenities of a fine hotel, providing the ideal opportunity to comfortably be transported each day to and from your next destination—where enriching discoveries are usually just a short walk from your ship. Learn More
Viking offers free wifi and included and optional shore excursions that cover cultural and historic highlights, and they go beyond, sharing with you The Viking Way with their Local Life, and Privileged Access experiences—opening doors to people and places otherwise difficult to visit. At Viking, you not have to open your wallet every time you want a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or an excursion ashore. So, their cruises to give you more for your money with a cruise fare that includes everything you need, from meals and beverages to shore excursions and free Wi-Fi. Learn More.
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Europe is a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern. Enjoy the timeless beauty and grace of the Old World with European river cruises along the Rhine, the Main, the Danube, and the Seine rivers. Explore the rich culture of countries like Austria, Germany, France, and Switzerland, and take in amazing sights like the windmills of Kinderdijik, verdant vineyards in France, and ancient castles in the Rhine Valley. Take a look below at all our incredible European cruises; each will provide you with an unforgettable journey along great waterways.. |
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The people at Viking firmly believe that you should not have to open your wallet every time you want a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or an excursion ashore. Instead, their goal is to provide you with great value, so they’ve designed their cruises to give you more for your money with a cruise fare that includes everything you need, from meals and beverages to shore excursions and Wi-Fi. That is what we call Viking Inclusive Value. Speaking of value...we've got some very good deals waiting for you. Call and speak to a Viking Master River Cruise Expert. 800.365.1445 | Watch Video
Whatever your tastes, we believe dining is an important part of your journey, both on shore and on board. Our highly trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing an enriching culinary experience, whether you’re savoring authentic regional specialties or American classics. And our ships’ dining areas—from our elegant Restaurant to the Sun Deck and Aquavit Terrace, our al fresco dining area at the bow of the ship—are the ideal setting for hospitable, attentive and personalized service.| Watch Video
Spend more time at your destination, unpack once on our small luxury ships, enjoy your spacious cabin and unique programming with our all-inclusive cruising. See why Viking is ranked the world’s leader in River Cruising.•95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
$250 off per couple plus Early Booking
2018 - 2019 Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia
A Viking River Cruise journey is an ideal way for your family or friends group of almost any size to travel together. Special exclusive mini-group rates for as few as 3 couples. Accommodating between 112 and 260 guests, Viking river ships are much smaller and more intimate than ocean cruise vessels. Whether your group consists of family members, friends, alumni or people who share a common interest, it is easy for your group to enjoy their destination together. Our staff members are dedicated to ensuring that your group’s trip is everything they hope it would be. Our Group Sales Department can be reached at 800.365.1445 and will be happy to assist you.
• All groups of 10 guests and more receive a $125 discount per person.
• Group discounts are combinable with 2-FOR-1 cruise savings, valid for all group bookings. Offer expires March 31, 2014.
• Past Guest Travel Credit is combinable with group discounts.
We offer some of the most inspiring destinations, culturally crafted itineraries, expert local tour guides, elegant ships, fine cuisine, excellent service, and most of all ,remarkable value. On every Viking River ship, you'll experience a river cruise vacation that includes your accommodations, all onboard meals, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, free wifi, free guided shore excursions and more. Speak to one of our Viking River Master Cruise Experts and learn all about river cruising.
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Explore the Waterways & Rivers of Europe.
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Sailing Europe’s storied rivers, the award-winning Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge, library and expansive sun deck. The ships feature an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride. River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.
Flowing from the Black Forest to its vast delta at the Black Sea, the Danube has shaped the history of Central Europe. Cruise through the forested slopes of Bavaria, along the terraced hills of Austria’s wine region and past the Hungarian steppes into the heart of Eastern Europe. Learn More
Lined with hilltop castles, fairy-tale villages and sprawling vineyards, “Old Father Rhine” has long been a major European lifeline of commerce and culture. Its romance and beauty have inspired poets and composers, giving birth to the tales of Lorelei and the music of Wagner. Learn More
Cultural treasures line the banks of the rivers of France. Along the Rhône and Dordogne, sample world-renowned wines and cuisine and stunning beauty. Follow the winding Seine into breathtaking Norman farmland. And marvel at landscapes immortalized by France’s greatest painters. Learn More
→ Douro (Portugal)
Central to Portugal’s wine industry, the Douro River was long the sole highway that delivered the region’s famed port wine to the world. Trace its enchanting route past terraced slopes cloaked in lush vineyards, hillside wine estates and stunning olive and almond groves. Learn More
→ Elbe (Germany)
One of Central Europe’s most important waterways, the Elbe River traverses the bohemian highlands of the Czech Republic and the untouched forests of Germany. Its waters course past vineyard-laden hills and the soaring rock formations of Saxon Switzerland. Learn More
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Lined with traditional Christmas markets and the festive spirit of the season, Europe’s waterways are pure magic during the holidays. Celebrate along the Rhine, Main and Danube and raise your mulled cider to a joyous Noël you’ll always remember. Learn More
Cruise a vast network of rivers, lakes and canals between St. Petersburg and Moscow, stopping at inviting Golden Ring cities and charming villages. As you explore, meet smiling babushkas, admire the fine art of nesting dolls and gaze up at multi-hued onion-domed churches. Learn More
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Ocean cruises range from 8 to 15 days, with itineraries designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend in their destination. Destinations include Northern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic, the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Alaska. Combination cruises of select itineraries available ranging from 22 to 50 days. And in 2019, a global crossing on a 128-day Viking World Cruise.
& Northern Europe
Immerse yourself in the rich Viking heritage, remarkable maritime history and colorful cultures that have shaped some of the most scenic shores in the world. Learn More
→ The Americas & Caribbean
Cruising the eastern seaboard of North America provides a fascinating glimpse of legacies and traditions that date all the way back to Leif Eriksson. Learn More
→ Mediterranean & Adriatic
Experience up close the sun-soaked cultures, romantic cities steeped in an ancient past and the rich culinary and wine-making traditions of the fabled Mediterranean. Learn More
→ Quiet Season Mediterranean
Join Viking in the storied Mediterranean during the quiet season. Fewer crowds mean more meaningful, relaxed culture immersion. And low-season airfares stretch your travel dollar. Learn More
→ Asia & Australia
Uncover the secrets of Asia’s enigmatic cultures. Take in the cultural pleasures of Australia and New Zealand. Learn More
→ World & Grand Voyages
Sweeping, epic and enlightening, Viking’s Grand Voyages open doorways to more of the world’s cultures, whether traversing oceans, bridging continents or sailing around the globe. Learn More
→ Ocean & River Voyages
Travel by both river and sea with enriching journeys that highlight the history, culture and seldom-seen sights of inland and coastal destinations on one seamless itinerary. Learn More
Viking Cruises includes both the most award-winning river cruise line in the industry and the world’s best ocean cruise line.
The international team of Cruise Critic editors selected Viking’s first ocean-going ship, Viking Star, as the Best New Ocean Ship, noting “the ship is so beautifully designed – with terrific alfresco restaurants, a beautiful pool area, a superb spa and the two-level Explorers' observation lounge – that you'll be hard-pressed to go ashore.” Viking’s river cruises have also been honored for six consecutive years with awards including, Best River Cruise Line, Best New River Ships for the Viking Longships, and Best River Cruise Itineraries. Cruise Critic states that “In an expanding river market, Viking continues to reign.”
Viking was named the #1 Ocean Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure readers in its 2016 World’s Best Awards, overtaking the spot previously held by a luxury cruise line for 20 years. Viking is immensely proud of receiving this honor just one year after its first oceangoing vessel, Viking Star, set sail on its maiden voyage. In 2015, the readers of Travel + Leisure awarded Viking the highest score of all river and ocean cruise lines in the magazine’s annual World’s Best List. Viking was also named the #1 River Cruise Line on Travel + Leisure’s 2013 and 2015 World’s Best List. Viking River Cruises has been recognized twelve times from 2004 to 2016 with these annual awards.
"These river cruise & small-ship cruise ships all feature elegant interiors with abundant glass, vibrant colors, modern designs with contemporary appointments, state-of the- art technology, personalized service, fine dining, remarkable amenities, and spacious outside staterooms."
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