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Lisbon to Europe - River Cruise Viking Helgrim Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Douro River
Fine dining, pampered to the point of being spoiled.  And of course relaxing with travel friends.  My favourite.
Musicians perform Fado during lunch enroute to Porto to begin our river tour.  We travelled from Lisbon to Porto and this lunch was very well planned.  The musicians were excellent too.
View of the vineyards lining the river
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River of Gold
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Beautiful scenery.......

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Elainne 57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised many times and our first River cruise with Viking in France was very disappointing, but after a Viking Ocean Cruise which was excellent, we thought we would give Viking River Cruses another chance and we're pleased we did. The Duoro river is small so not busy, but the scenery was the real surprise, really beautiful, steep cliffs stepped with vines and olive trees which all ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Beautiful River, Great Food, Great Staff,Lots of Time on Buses, and Disappointing Wine

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travellover48
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The Douro River is famous port and wine country. Unfortunately Viking has a very poor provider of Portuguese wine to complement the fabulous food they serve. This is a wine country cruise and we expected to be treated with excellent Portuguese wine. We were a party of eight who all had the silver wine package--the included wines in the package were either undrinkable or mediocre. We opened ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Beautiful Portugal

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Travelthoman
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we were wanting to see Portugal and had planned a trip on both ends of the cruise. we have only been on mostly ocean cruises, but have been to China and Vietnam on their river cruises and land tours. Those ships are totally different from a normal river cruise ship. This was one of the smallest ships due to the size of the river and small locks. It was a bare ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


River of Gold

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nledgerwood
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to visit Spain and Portugal and this trip up and down the Douro was perfect! The ship was clean and safe. The crew was well trained and courteous. The food was marvelous. The entertainment was was always spot on. The ship was COVID-19 safe. We had a wonderful time and will continue to travel with Viking! They are the best! The day excursions were well planned and exciting. Viking let’s ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


What Pandemic? The cruise and all of its elements were outstanding and well managed.

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CTTravelerUSA
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Portugal and Spain have been on the punch list for a while since a colleague and his spouses did the trip in 2019. Despite the year long delay, the cruise, including both land extensions in Lisbon and Santiago de Compostela were marked by great service, excellent food, wonderful tours and a well managed but ubquitous approach to the issues around COVID. Despite those challenges the trip was ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Serenity midst the riverside vineyards

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NStraveljunkie
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was chosen as friends recommended it as a scenic Viking River Tour of the River Douro midst wine country. We also chose it at the particular time we travelled as Portugal had, along with Cuba, the highest vaccination rate in the world (98%). We'd not visited Portugal before and thoroughly enjoyed our 14 days there. There is already talk of a return to this charming and diverse ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda


Not the experience I expected

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ljbc
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Before I start, I’m sorry this is a long review! My sister and I have travelled extensively on European rivers but for various reasons not with Viking until this year. We had planned this trip for several years but illness and a pandemic got in the way. We were looking forward to our river Douro experience on Viking Helgrim. The cruise had been cancelled and rearranged several times, but ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


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