Dining is an important part of a Viking River Cruise. The highly-trained chefs offer a destination-focused menu filled with authentic regional dishes using locally-sourced ingredients.
Venues include The Restaurant which serves sumptuous buffets for breakfast, soups and salads for lunch and multicourse dining in the evenings. The Aquavit Terrace is a more casual affair, offering al fresco dining as you sail past some of Europe's stunning destinations. You can also dine on the Sun Deck for a light meal under the sunshine.
You’ll enjoy a range of indoor and al-fresco dining areas with an open seating policy, meaning you’re free to sit wherever you like. In the evenings you’ll enjoy five-course meals as you watch the passing scenery.
Designed to ensure that you get the most out of your river cruise, Viking shore excursions are your personal ticket to a host of memorable attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You’ll typically enjoy a different excursion on each day of your cruise, planned in partnership with a key organisation and led by an expert, English-speaking guide.
From walking tours of iconic cities and quaint riverside villages to explorations of medieval castles and papal palaces, you’ll experience exactly what makes each area you visit so special.
Many excursions offer authentic, first-hand experiences such as sampling the local cuisine, wine-tasting and traditional music, you’ll feel like you’ve truly experienced what life is like in the places which you visit.
On-board your ship you’ll enjoy a Cultural Curriculum – an exclusive programme to help you learn about and enjoy the history of the places you visit. It features lectures on art and history, tasting sessions with local wines, informative talks about each port and musicians performing regional and classical music. You’ll also find a library stocked with books to enjoy.
Exclusive to adults
As of bookings made from August 2018, Viking River Cruises offers its sailings to those over 18 only. This is due to the cruise line offering little to no facilities for young children and maintaining a luxury cruising getaway for like-minded travellers and adults to enjoy.