New Scenery: All Day, Every Day.  Imagine fairytale palaces, towering gorges carved through millennia, and tiny villages nestled in the still preserved beauty of the landscape. Enjoy breathtaking scenery that’s constantly changing through panoramic windows in the restaurant and lounge and stunning 360° views from the sun deck. Just About Everything is Included: The last thing you want to do on vacation is worry about costs. When you travel on a river cruise, there are no surprises or hidden fees. The price you pay covers just about everything including port charges, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions, as well as hotel accommodations on most river cruise itineraries. So all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great vacation that is also a great value.  All aboard for affordable cruising!

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Imagine 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. From Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields to Germany’s fairytale castles, from the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal to the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this epic voyage presents the highlights of Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café. Enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest. Along the way discover the legend of the Lorelei, the ancient art of glassblowing, the music of Mozart and more. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is one of most popular. Click on "Learn More" to find all 45 Viking Cruises : Europe River Cruises.

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Thinking of Russia, two great cities immediately come to mind: Moscow and St. Petersburg. This monumental 13-day itinerary includes multiple days in both cities, touring such landmarks as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, and the Catherine Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But, there is another side of Russia; quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich that only a river cruise can provide. See opulent palaces, discover fortified monasteries and visit beautiful churches and cathedrals. It is an unforgettable way to experience the history and culture of this unique and mysterious country. Click on " Learn More" to learn all about Viking Cruises : Russian River Cruises.

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See China’s key highlights in just 13 days. Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai. Cruise the legendary Yangtze between Wuhan and Chongqing through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Three Gorges. Tour the Three Gorges Dam, an engineering marvel that has changed the face of China. Visit the necropolis at Xian, where you encounter thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors. In Beijing, explore imperial treasures like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and walk through historic Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue. Click on "Learn More" to find out more about Viking Cruises : China River Cruises.

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Texas School of Photography - Rhine River Cruise - July 17-24 2016 - Explored Castles & Cathedrals

Photographer's experienced the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany,
they sailed past castles commanding the riverbanks, and toured both Marksburg Castle and
the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. They admired Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom,
and witnessed the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. 

They also explored Holland’s famous windmills and
waterworks, and encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France.

Small Ship Group Experts

Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally comfortable. Designed to get your friends, and
family group closer to your destination and the ability to dock in the heart of
small towns. Inventive and innovative, award-winning Viking Longships have set
the standard in river cruising: intimate vessels have all the amenities of a
fine hotel, providing the ideal opportunity for your group to unpack once and
comfortably be transported each day to and from your next destination.






Viking River Cruises - The World's Most Award Winning River Cruise Line



" We could tell you all about what sailing with Viking is like, from the personal service to the privileged access to some of the world's most stunning destinations. We could give you information about the industries leading fleet and their luxurious staterooms, fine cuisine and their onboard enrichment programs. And of course we could explain why cruising with Viking offers you the best value and the best travel experience anywhere. But why listen only to us? People love to tell how much they enjoyed their journey and we're pleased to share their experiences with you.


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Join in Celebrate a 20th Anniversary!

In celebration of Viking Cruises 20th Anniversary, we invite you to fall in love with river cruising. Bring your friends and/or family and discover the extra savings, when you travel as a group.

You could receive a Bonus Savings of $1,000 per couple ($500 per person) on our most popular river itineraries. This includes our epic 15-day Grand European Tour (click HERE to learn more). This spectacular itinerary highlights four countries: TheViking Master River Cruise Experts Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary, with ample time to explore iconic cities. Your group will visit the Museum Quarter in Amsterdam, where they can see van Gogh’s artwork. Marvel at the magnificent Gothic spires of the Dom, Cologne’s landmark cathedral. Indulge in a decadent slice of Sachertorte in one of Vienna’s bustling coffeehouses. Or, perhaps learn the steps of the waltz at Tanzschule Elmayer, Vienna’s most renowned dancing school. And in Budapest, they can immerse themselves in the vibrant cultural scene while admiring impressive architecture. All this, plus a gentle river cruise along Europe’s storied Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, where they’ll witness so many picturesque landscapes and scenic splendors. It’s a truly delightful way for your friends and/or family group to experience the best that Europe has to offer. But hurry—this offer is only available for a limited time*—so call us at 800.365.1445 to take full advantage of this special offer. *(8/26/16)  Missed the deadline? Call us at 800.365.1445 for the latest up-to-the-moment group and individual promotions, discounts and deals.



Nothing compares to a river. How else but on a river can you journey into the very heart of the world’s greatest cities and most charming towns, discovering the true nature of the land and its people? Where else but on a river could you be gently carried along on an elegant, intimate ship, docking right in the heart of town, strolling off to begin your exploration? How else but on a river would you travel with such ease, unpacking just once and enjoying the ever-changing scenery along the banks? Comfortable and convenient, river cruising offers a greater variety of destinations than you can find any other way. Spend less time getting there, and more time being there. Small wonder so many people have fallen in love with this relaxing, immersive and thoroughly enjoyable form of travel." - Viking River Cruises


River Cruises Through the World’s Must-See Destinations

When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, we 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 to offer; read the details and see what our guests have enjoyed most when traveling with Viking. Call 800.365.1445 or get a FREE River Cruise Price Quote when you are ready to book your trip of a lifetime.
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New Ships.  New Itineraries.  New Savings.

New 2017 Itineraries
Grand European Tour & Belgium:
AN expanded most popular itinerary to includING THE most requested destination: Belgium.
Imperial Cities of Europe:
Broaden your cultural horizons in Europe’s great cities on this 12-day journey from Berlin to Budapest.
Bavaria to Budapest:
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Danube Bend, and revel in the splendor of Mozart’s Vienna.
Switzerland to the North Sea:
Experience the kaleidoscope of the Rhine plus Basel and the canal-lined streets of Amsterdam.
Poland, Prague & The Elegant Elbe:
Explore the cultural capitals that are Europe’s most intriguing new travel stars.
Paris, Burgundy & Provence:
Fulfill your Francophile dreams with world-famous wines and gastronomic epiphanies.
Plus...Castles & Legends, Rhineland Discovery, Lyon & Provence and so much more!

New Asia River Cruise

Undiscovered China:
Unlock the Mysteries of Giant Pandas and Curious Carvings
Encounter some of the earth’s rarest creatures and explore the treasures of a deeply mysterious and

fascinating civilization on Viking’s newest itinerary.

New Ships
• State-of-the-art Viking Longships®
Viking Osfrid on Portugal's Douro River
• Award-winning Scandinavian design, cutting-edge technologies and eco-friendly features




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