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Discover More Of Enchanting Europe On a River Cruise
Some of Europe's most intriguing cities, towns and villages are located inland, far from the oceans plied by coastal cruise ships. Come with us as we travel along the the mighty Danube and the enchanting Rhine where we discover castles and vineyards, beautiful villages and charming towns in the heart of Europe. We share our individual journeys, as well as top tips and ultimate guides on what to see and what not to miss on your own voyages.

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Floating through the heart of Europe. Join a Rhine adventure on the Viking Tialfi

Our four-country journey on the Rhine River will visit wine towns, ancient ruins and vibrant cities. Join us for the perfect romantic getaway – as long as we can remember to appreciate slower moments as well as rapid ones. Read More

Cruise Critic's Ultimate Rhine River Cruise Guide

One of the biggest challenges to planning your Rhine River cruise can be organizing your days. From big city sightseeing to kicking back and enjoying a biergarten, we help you find time for everything. Read More

Is There Enough to Do on a River Cruise?

If you've ever wondered whether there's enough to do on a river ship, the variety of options may just surprise you. Here's what you can expect. Read More

On the Danube River: Two Longtime Pals Make Discoveries About Europe and Friendship

On our Danube cruise, we learned about everything from the rituals of a 900-year-old Benedictine abbey to making apple strudel. Our week on the Viking Ullur also taught us valuable lessons about how to ensure smooth sailing on a river cruise with a "best friend forever" in tow. Read More

Cruise Critic's Expert Danube River Cruise Guide

How will you spend your days in the Danube River's magical cities of Budapest, Linz, Bratislava and Vienna? What's there to see in enchanting towns like Regensburg and Nuremberg? We'll help you sort it out. Read More

10 Insights to Make the Most Out of Your First River Cruise

New to river cruising? Fear not, we have it covered! Our experts reveal their pro tips and know-how on how to ensure your first river cruise is a wonderful experience – whether that's what to pack, how to choose a cabin, or when and where to go. Read More

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About Viking

Viking was founded in 1997 and provides destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans and lakes around the world. Designed for experienced travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers experiences for The Thinking Person™. Each journey includes a shore excursion in every port and an onboard and onshore enrichment program that provides deep immersion in the destination through performances of music and art, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers. Viking has more than 250 awards to its name, including being named “Best River Cruises” in Cruise Critic’s 2023 Cruisers’ Choice Awards.

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