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Viking Torgil Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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I'm in Portugal and he's in Spain.  The river divides the 2 countries.
Graham's Port Tasting Dinner
Douro River view on the ship
Rabelo-the boat that transported the wine to Porto in bygone days.
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A beautiful adventure
"Many thanks to Torgil and other Viking staff for making the Portugal trip so special.Viking maintained its expected excellent level of service in its Portugal's River of Gold cruise...."Read More
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A beautiful adventure

Review for Viking Torgil to Europe - River Cruise

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mongoosemama
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Viking maintained its expected excellent level of service in its Portugal's River of Gold cruise. The itinerary provided wonderful opportunities to learn about and explore the Duoro River region and to venture into Salamanca, Spain (and Santiago de Compostela, Spain on the post-trip). We visited cities, small towns, many wineries, markets and beautiful churches. We enjoyed and learned in all ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


Portugal

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jjm2252
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Portugal and Spain are the only two countries I haven't been to in Europe and I heard both were worth visiting. Truly loved Portugal, especially the people who know how to enjoy food and wine. Our Cruise Director was very informative and did a great job. Same with the Chef, Captain and all the staff and tour guides. I like how we visited with locals on our excursions which helped give us a real ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


Portugal Cruise

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deshue
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We went on this cruise to celebrate our friend's 70th b-day, but Covid hit and we ended up celebrating her 72nd b-day. I didn't research the cruise at all so I didn't know what to expect, but I have never heard a bad review for Viking River Cruises before. You won't hear a bad one from me either! We had a simply wonderful time! Portugal is beautiful, the food is delicious, the people are ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony


April 2022 - Spring Cruise on the Douro

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mikerem48
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

April 2022 - My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (24+) throughout the world on various cruise lines over the years. This was our fifth river cruise on Viking. Our Douro River Cruise started in Lisbon, Portugal on April 4, 2022. We took the pre-cruise option. This was our first trip out of the USA since 2019. Our flight from Florida arrived a few days early so we could enjoy Lisbon ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


A Glorious Journey Upriver!

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Petpainter
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The River of Gold cruise was our second Viking River cruise; Châteaux, Rivers & Wine from Bordeaux the first. We also took the fabulous Viking Ocean cruise, In Search of the Northern Lights; a thrilling display right from our veranda. We opted for this cruise after the Lyon & Provence cruise was cancelled by the pandemic in spring 2020. The October 2021 Douro cruise was our first travel experience ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda


Douro delights

Review for Viking Torgil to Europe - River Cruise

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PeterChild
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Friends had recommended the Douro cruise and we had enjoyed our 2 previous Viking cruises so we embarked on this holiday. We flew from London to Lisbon for a couple of lovely days and then took the coach to Porto for another couple of days. The outing to Guimares was wonderful. The cruise itself started the next day. The river is not long so 2.5 days to the Spanish border and 2.5 days back. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda


Beautiful autumn colours in Douro Valley

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Nut 50
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have travelled with Viking several times and believe what they offer is good value for money, excellent quality and immerses us in the culture of the places visited. David Wander the Programme Director was excellent in every respect. He led the included excursions superbly with good communication, appropriate humour and looked after the needs of a disparate group in an expert fashion. His on ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda


Unfortunate Disappointments

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pbranham
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

A cruise of a lifetime. We were so excited, per advertisements on PBS station. Was recommended to us and so my family booked this cruise a year ago. The disappointment, I understand was due to mother nature, however I have since learned that the low water happens occasionally and unfortunately we hit peak time. If we had know of this possible occurrence we would have postponed our trip to ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Pleasant low-key cruise on nice ship with great staff

Review for Viking Torgil to Europe - River Cruise

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gngal
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We enjoyed the Viking River of Gold trip but would rate this a 3.8-4.0 versus other European river cruises. Sightseeing in Lisbon and Porto was pleasant and interesting but not at the level of other major capitals. The Douro River valley was delightful, scenic and quiet but devoid of sightseeing. Side trips to small towns and historic sites required lengthy bus time. Highly recommend the add-on ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda


Cruising 2017

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Runner70
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise for its cruise destinations, size of the ship which is not overcrowded. The delicious cuisine on board and at local stops. Excellent wines from local vineyards. The comfort of the cabins on board were excellent. Great entertainment nightly. Excursions were fantastic with free time. All bus transportation was second to none, drivers very professional. Our cruise director Patricia ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Veranda


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