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Posted on 10/02/2023

As the world’s leading river line, Viking® believes in offering you extraordinarily well-designed voyages that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. Its intimate vessels sail into the heart of your destination—where new discoveries are just a short walk from your ship.

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in new cultures is to explore the world by river. That is why Viking designed elegant, intimate ships with all the amenities of an elegant boutique hotel, including an unparalleled choice of all-outside staterooms, expansive views from floor-to-ceiling and al fresco dining. Each of our elegant ships is purpose-built for the experience, with our signature Scandinavian design. Graceful staterooms and suites were designed for the ultimate comfort and serenity, and light-filled public spaces inspire and refresh travelers throughout their journey.

Viking brings you closer to the cultures of the world with destination-focused itineraries designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture and customs. Sail with like-minded travelers on The Thinking Person’s Travel Experience, a culturally rich, immersive experience. Plus, the Viking Inclusive Value covers just about everything—port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, onboard activities and shore excursions—so all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey.

Our ships gently carry you to the world’s greatest cities, deliver you to the center of charming towns and villages and connect you to your destination. Travel with ease as you unpack once and relax to an ever-changing canvas of breathtaking landscapes. Arrive in the center of town—often at Viking-owned dock locations¬— and stroll right off and begin exploring.

Watch history unfold before your eyes on a voyage along Europe’s great rivers. Viking invites you to discover the fascinating stories behind iconic landmarks when you join them on an enriching journey. 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 Viking’s European river voyages:

•    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

Discover for yourself why Viking truly is the world’s leading river line.

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