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Viking River Itineraries

Viking offers some 30 itineraries lasting anywhere from one to three weeks. The destination-intensive itineraries give passengers maximized sightseeing opportunities, with English-speaking guides, motorcoach tours and guided visits to treasured landmarks.

In Europe, cruises sail on some of the Continent's most scenic waterways, including the Rhine, which flows through Switzerland, France, Germany and Holland; and the Main and Danube Rivers, which cross through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Other itineraries feature trips on the Elbe in eastern Germany and the Czech Republic with stops in Berlin and Prague; the Rhone, Saone and Seine Rivers in France; the Neva and Volga in Russia (with stopovers in St Petersburg and Moscow); and the Dnieper in the Ukraine, where passengers explore Cossack traditions and take tours of palaces and monasteries in Kiev and Odessa.

In China, cruisetours, which combine land and river components, feature visits to places such as Beijing, the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Three Gorges, Lesser Gorges and Three Gorges Dam. All cruisetours are fully escorted from airport arrival to departure by English-speaking guides. The company's Western management oversees all aspects of the trip, and local offices in Beijing and Chongqing ensure in-country management as well. Onboard Chinese meals are designed by Martin Yan and alternate with Western menus.

Viking's cruise along the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia includes overnights in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. There are also visits to ancient Khmer monuments, temples of Angkor Wat and the floating markets.

From the U.S., the company also offers Nile River and Lake Nasser itineraries in Egypt on chartered ships, and Viking has announced it will become the first European river cruise company to enter the Mississippi River cruise market in America. The company is expected to use a modified Viking Longship design, similar in style to the ships that sail Europe's rivers but different in dimension and passenger capacity. Unlike the two river boats currently sailing the Mississippi (American Queen and Queen of the Mississippi), the Viking ship will not have a paddlewheel.
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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) -> Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) -> My Tho -> Sa Dec -> Tan Chau -> Phnom Penh -> Phnom Penh -> Kampong Cham -> Siem Reap -> Siem Reap -> Siem Reap -> Hanoi -> Hanoi -> Hanoi
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Shanghai -> Shanghai -> Shanghai -> Jingzhou -> Wuhan -> Wuhan -> Three Gorges Dam -> Three Gorges Dam -> Shibaozhai -> Chongqing -> Chongqing -> Xian -> Xian -> Beijing -> Beijing -> Beijing
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Amsterdam -> Kinderdijk -> Cologne -> Koblenz -> Miltenberg -> Wurzburg -> Bamberg -> Nuremberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Melk -> Vienna -> Bratislava -> Budapest -> Budapest
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Nuremberg -> Nuremberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Melk -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest
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Prague -> Prague -> Litomerice -> Dresden -> Miessen -> Wittenberg -> Dessau -> Potsdam -> Berlin
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Russia River
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St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> St. Petersburg -> Mandrogi -> Kizhi -> Vologda -> Yaroslavl -> Uglich -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow -> Moscow
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Viking River Member Reviews

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We arrived in Berlin on July 9th to be informed that due to low water level in the Elbe that our river cruise had just become a bus tour. We were ... Read more
by lafreddy
As mentioned in other reviews, the on board staff couldn't have been more pleasant and efficient. The ship itself appeared to be in decent ... Read more
by hwmpg
We joined the Viking Eistla in Budapest. First impressions were that this was a smart, well-designed and well-appointed ship and this proved to be ... Read more
by wdcw
The 14 night Grand European cruise was our fourth VRC, and first over seven nights. We are familiar with the longship design and layout and thus ... Read more
by loge23
The ship never sailed. I don't know how they can call it a river CRUISE. I did not get notice until after I had arrived in Europe and lost the chance ... Read more
by SherryAlvesta
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