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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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Budapest -> Budapest -> Bratislava -> Vienna -> Melk -> Passau -> Regensburg -> Nuremberg -> Bamberg -> Wurzburg -> Wertheim -> Koblenz -> Cologne -> Kinderdijk -> Amsterdam
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Amsterdam -> Kinderdijk -> Cologne -> Koblenz -> Heidelberg -> Strasbourg -> Breisach -> Basel
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Nuremberg -> Nuremberg -> Regensburg -> Passau -> Melk -> Vienna -> Budapest -> Budapest
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Russia River
82% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
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

83% Loved It

Can't say enough about the crew. Very attentive and enthusiastic. This was our third Viking cruise. The itinerary for Tulips and Windmills was not ... Read more
by ron47
As the title states this review is my experience as a vegetarian on the Viking Danube Waltz cruise from Passau, Germany to Budapest Hungary; March ... Read more
by sroc
When we arrived at the ship, you could not miss the large dent in the starboard bow of the boat. We were given multiple variations of what went ... Read more
by post319
On April 7, 2015 we were a family of 8 from Hawaii that boarded the HLIN in Amsterdam for a Rhine River Cruise ending in Basel. I want to say the ... Read more
by kanakea
This was my first cruise ever, and I wasn't sure I would really like it. But this Viking cruise was just wonderful, and I became a convert to Viking ... Read more
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