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DAY 1: Amsterdam

14 Night
Grand European Tour

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
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DAY 1: Budapest

7 Night
Danube Waltz

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Budapest
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Bratislava, Vienna ...
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DAY 1: Budapest

14 Night
Grand European Tour

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Budapest
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Vienna, Emmersdorf ...
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DAY 1: Budapest

14 Night
Grand European Tour

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14 Night
Grand European Tour

Leaving:
Amsterdam
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Kinderdijk, Cologne ...
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12 Night
Waterways Of The Tsars

Leaving:
St. Petersburg
Visiting:
Svir River, Kizhi ...
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12 Night
Waterways Of The Tsars

Leaving:
Moscow
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Uglich, Yaroslavl ...
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7 Night
Paris & The Heart Of Normandy

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Paris
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Vernon, Rouen ...
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7 Night
Danube Waltz

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7 Night
Rhine Getaway

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Amsterdam
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Kinderdijk, Cologne ...
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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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Rhine Getaway

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7 Night
Lyon & Provence

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Avignon
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Arles, Viviers ...
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7 Night
Rhine Getaway

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7 Night
Chateaux,rivers & Wine

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Bordeaux
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Cadillac, Libourne ...
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7 Night
Rhine Getaway

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Basel
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Breisach, Strasbourg ...
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9 Night
Holland & Belgium

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Amsterdam
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Hoorn, Rotterdam ...
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7 Night
Danube Waltz

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Budapest
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12 Night
Waterways Of The Tsars

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Moscow
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7 Night
Danube Waltz

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Passau
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Linz, Durnstein ...
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7 Night
Paris & The Heart Of Normandy

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Paris
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9 Night
Holland & Belgium

Leaving:
Antwerp
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Maastricht, Nijmegen ...
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7 Night
Romantic Danube

Leaving:
Regensburg
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Passau, Durnstein ...
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Danube Waltz

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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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Vienna, Emmersdorf ...
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Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks

  • 2019 Best for First-Timers
  • 2019 Best for First-Timers
  • 2019 Best Itineraries
  • 2019 Best Itineraries
  • 2018 Best Enrichment
  • 2018 Best for First-Timers
  • 2018 Best Itineraries
  • 2018 Best Itineraries
  • 2017 Best Enrichment
  • 2017 Best Enrichment
  • 2017 Best for First-Timers
  • 2017 Best for First-Timers
  • 2017 Best Itineraries
  • 2017 Best Shore Excursions
  • 2016 Best River Cruise Line Itineraries
  • 2016 Best River Cruise Line Itineraries
  • 2016 Best River Cruise Line for Enrichment

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination

  • 2017 Top-Rated European River Destinations

Who goes on Viking River cruise ships?

Passengers on Viking River Cruises are generally English-speaking, well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-plus bracket, although China and Southeast Asia attracts some younger travelers (think 40-plus).

Viking River Cruises is not appropriate for families as all passengers must be 18 years or older to sail.

Do I have to dress up on a Viking River cruise?

Viking River Cruises emphasizes comfort over formality, with most people donning pullovers or button-up shirts, khakis, and blouse and pant or suit pairings. Even at the captain's welcome and farewell dinners, you won't see many men in suits (or even jackets for that matter) or women in fancy dresses. Despite its generally casual feel, jeans and shorts are not permitted at dinner.

Is everything free on Viking River cruises?

No. Viking River Cruises are semi-inclusive, with at least one shore excursion per day, Wi-Fi, bottled water and all onboard meals (in all venues) included in the price of your cruise. Also included is beer, wine and soda at lunch and dinner; these beverages cost extra any other time of the day.

You will need to pay extra for tips, laundry and additional shore excursion offerings. On vessels with hair or spa services, or any retail offerings, you'll need to pay extra for these as well.

What are Viking River’s most popular activities?

River cruising is all about the destinations visited, and excursion are, by far, the most popular Viking River activity. In all ports, passengers have at least one free sightseeing option, with several extra-fee choices as well. Onboard, there are few activities to engage in but the occasional onboard presentation (usually a lecture, or local dance or music troupe) draws a crowd. Evening music (typically a piano player) may or may not be popular depending on the crowd onboard.

Why go with Viking River?

Largest -- and best-known -- river cruise line in the world

Best for: People taking their first river cruise who want a choice of cabins, itineraries and availability

Not for: Families or travelers looking for luxurious, all-inclusive river cruises




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