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Viking River Cruises

Enjoying its reputation as the world’s leading river cruise line, Viking River Cruises has been taking travellers on fascinating journeys along some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic waterways for over 20 years.

Viking’s award-winning fleet of more than 60 ships explores Europe, Russia, China, Egypt and Southeast Asia and visits more destinations than any other river cruise line. 

No matter which ship you choose to travel on, you’ll be able to relax in utmost comfort as you enjoy top-class cuisine, attentive service and spectacular scenery.

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Dining

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.

Shore Excursions

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 activities

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.

Viking Cruises Itineraries

Kinderdijk

Tulips & Windmills - Amsterdam to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates March 2019 to April 2019
9 Nights From Amsterdam , to Amsterdam
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Passau

Grand European Tour - Budapest to Amsterdam

19 sailing dates April 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Melk

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

31 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam , to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Viking Cruises ships

With an impressive fleet of over 60 vessels, Viking River Cruises is in the perfect position to offer an extensive range of itineraries throughout Europe, as well as Egypt, Russia, China and Southeast Asia. On-board you'll enjoy all the comforts of a fine hotel with attentive staff ready to do anything they can to make your holiday memorable.

European River Cruise Ships

Viking River Cruises have continually reinvented their ships over the years, and modern vessels which sail on the waterways of Europe are innovative and modern yet with traditional comforts. The ships are the perfect size to sail into the heart of Europe's towns and cities - perfect for travelling in comfort and elegance along such iconic and memorable rivers as the Danube and the Rhine.

Viking Longships

Viking's European fleet also includes the line’s revolutionary Viking Longships. These state-of-the-art vessels offer unprecedented levels of comfort, with huge verandahs and the largest suites you'll find on the river of Europe.

Russian River Cruise Ships

If you choose to explore Russia you will benefit from the line’s expertly upgraded Russian fleet as you cruise the Volga and the Dnieper River. The renovated ships feature expanded restaurants, deluxe staterooms and attractive public areas. A Russian river cruise with Viking is the perfect way to explore the colourful sights of the Red Square and quaint towns such as Uglich and Yaroslavl.

Asian River Cruise Ships

Viking Emerald is your gateway to China’s Yangtze River. This state-of-the-art ship carries 256 passengers past the unforgettable scenery of the Yangtze. It features spacious suites and staterooms with full verandahs and an English-speaking crew.

Viking Mekong is the ship for exploring Southeast Asia, as it journeys along the Mekong and Irawaddy Rivers. This ship is designed in a traditional Asian style but with state-of-the-art modern features.

Choosing Your Ship

Whichever ship you choose and wherever you decide to go, you can be assured of first-rate attentive service, delicious cuisine, deluxe accommodation where a view of the river. You'll also enjoy an extensive and varied choice of guided tours and excursions as well as an excellent on-board enrichment programme.

Viking Cruises Awards

  • 2017 Cruise Critic UK Editor's Pick Awards
    • 9X Winner: Best River Cruise Line
  • British Travel Awards 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line
  • Cruise International Awards 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line

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