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Miltenburg, Germany - Delightfully quaint  historic town tour with family and friends... One of our favorite days on our Viking River Cruise.
One of the tours on Viking to go to a Monastery.
Christmas market and amazing views!
Oscar Schindler lived in Regensburg, Germany after the war for 1 year.
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Our first, but not last, Viking experience

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ashmorgj
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were interested in seeing part of Germany, since that is the country of my husband's ancestors. We selected the Danube cruise in December because it promised that we would get to see many Christmas markets, which we did. The ship was beautiful and well-appointed. Our cabin was comfortable. I loved that there was plenty of storage space for all our things and that we were able to store our ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Best Vacation Experience So Far

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jestoviak
10+ Cruises

If you are considering a Viking River Cruise - just do it! My Mom and I had so much fun and I think to narrow it down it was "the experience" overall. Feel free to reach out with specific questions but here's a quick overview. 1. The boat is quaint and beautiful. I loved knowing or recognizing most of the passengers. The rooms are small but comfortable. I would recommend spending the extra ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: French Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Luxury & Leisure

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KY Gaga
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Danube River cruise is the best cruise that my husband & I have taken. We did explore Budapest several days before the cruise & do suggest others to do so. There are many free, guided walking tours of the city. Plus, we explored on our own too. Embarkation & disembarkation were both easy & worry free. The staff greeted us from the moment our taxi arrived & took excellent care of us throughout ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Enjoyable River Cruise Along the Danube

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Kleinbar
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our second Viking river cruise (1st was four years ago in China) and overall we enjoyed the trip, The ship left Budapest and sailed up the Danube river making stops in Austria and Germany. The Bestla was a last minute replacement as our former ship was involved in an accident a few weeks prior that left it inoperable. First impressions are key and there were three viking ships at the dock ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


River / Bus Trip

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orlsdesl4
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have been on other Viking river cruises and enjoyed this one even though it was a river / bus trip due to the low water level of the river. This was my first experience with a Viking Longship. Besides the Eistla, I was also on the Bestla and the Ve. I was only on the Ve for one night. The Ve's staff seemed unprepared for us; I was not taken to my cabin and did not even see my room stewardess. ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite


Four Seasons on the River

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Michaelp williams
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our trip was from Amsterdam to Budapest covering 15 ports in 15 days. This is our second cruise with Viking and this week just purchased another 15 day small ship ocean cruise with Viking. The Amsterdam ship was a totally 1st class experience from the wonderful personal service, outstanding cuisine, impeccably clean, up to date and well appointed ship facilities and amenities. Heated ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite


Somewhat Below Our Expectations

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Pandandy
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

For the price of the cruise, we expected to be "wowed", but only had one such experience, sailing into Budapest at night. We also expected to be treated as adults about the likelihood of low river water interrupting our cruise. We had called Viking twice before our departure from the States and were told we had nothing to worry about -- an outright lie, we were to learn once onboard the ship ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Better than I Even Imagined

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staceyhoward
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I sent our baby off to college and wanted an adventure of a lifetime. We had been getting the booklets from Vilking for years and always said ”someday”, well someday was now. We booked the Explorer Suite and began our Grad European Adventure in Amsterdam and ended in Budapest. We have cruised with other large cruise company on big ships hauling 3000 people. We always felt like ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite


Grand European Tour was grand!

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mladyd59
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first cruise and we loved it! We were looking for something quiet and relaxing and this fit the bill. Everything was well planned and organized. Food was delicious, and the crew was attentive. The only disappointment was that on the Main river there were so many low bridges, the sundeck was closed for several days. Warning: this is not for younger people! It is geared very much toward ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: French Balcony


The Very Best

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ginnylou61
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

From the very moment we booked the cruise we received top notch care from Viking. We were kept informed all the way through. Viking met us at the airport in Amsterdam and they walked us through the boarding process in Prague, Czech Republic when we left for home. The trip itself was wonderful, the staff on the boat was fun, friendly and because the boat was a smaller vessel then a big cruise ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


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