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European Vacation Idea: Viking River Cruises

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European Vacation Idea: Viking River Cruises

Uncover the charm of Europe through an unforgettable journey.

Experience a EU-nique Vacation!

Europe is such an amazing place, but it’s also a very large place! It can be difficult to hone in on one country or city, or even one type of culture you want to experience! We’re going to share a little secret with you—there’s a way to experience a lot more in a much easier way. Cue Viking River Cruises. If you’re ready for an effortless and relaxing tour through some of Europe’s most desirable sights and places, keep reading…

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Map of Europe Viking Cruise

The Grand European Tour

This tour will take you from Amsterdam to Budapest while you enjoy the views that this scenic route has to offer. You’ll spot castles, historic landmarks, and picturesque villages and cities along your way. This 15-day journey will have you disconnecting from the responsibilities of your normal life and transport you to an iconic itinerary that travels along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers between Holland and Hungary. One expert tip to know is that all travelers must be 18 years or older on or before the day of departure!

Along the way, you’ll stop at different ports where you can reserve activities and excursions for the localities your cruise stops in. Each stop also includes one unique sightseeing tour that you can join to easily enjoy the different locations you stop in. This is a great way to pack a lot of Europe into one easy trip.

What’s Included?

More than you might think, take a look:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water

  • Port taxes & fees

  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

  • Visits to UNESCO Sites

  • Enrichment lectures & destination performances

Each Stateroom includes:

  • Outside staterooms with river view

  • Bottled water replenished daily

  • Voltage: 220V & 110V (US outlet), plus USB ports

  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed with optional twin-bed configuration

  • All Upper & Middle Deck staterooms have a full veranda or French balcony (a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)

  • Private bathroom with shower; heated floor & anti-fog mirror; premium Freyja toiletries; robes & slippers (upon request)

  • 40” or 42” flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, Fox, and more

  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

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Viking is well known for their decadence and upscale interior public spaces and private staterooms. Each stateroom will provide you with all the comfort and luxury you’d expect from a top-class cruise along with river views throughout your entire journey. Yes, you will have access to free Wi-Fi aboard any Viking ship—and you can enjoy all the modern amenities you could possibly think of throughout the entirety of your trip. On board, you will discover many welcoming areas that are perfect for enjoying dinner or an evening cocktail. All meals are included when you book and include select wines and beers with lunch and dinner. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy local restaurants and cuisine during the various stops you’ll make along the way. There’s also something to be said for not having to unpack/pack or schedule/book transportation that typically comes with multiple city visits. You’ll save time and money by getting to visit multiple cities through one river cruise…no extra planning needed for traveling between cities.

Every Viking cruise ship brings you the comfortability and luxury we know can turn an ordinary vacation into the best trip you’ve ever been on. We highly recommend exploring all the accommodations available to you for these Viking cruises with our team. Furthermore, we can connect you with resources, flight information and planning, and other important information from Viking.

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Destination-Focused Dining

We mentioned cuisine but let us tell you a little more. Each Viking cruise ship features some of the best European cuisine on the rivers they traverse. Explore the on-board options like The Restaurant, which features regional cuisine and locally sourced ingredients, so you can explore the world through new food. Additionally, you will be able to frequent the very enticing Aquavit Terrace. With a unique setup, you’ll be able to enjoy breakfast or lunch with your travel group and friends as the European landscape unfolds in front of you. Now, that’s dining with a view. The cuisine is thoughtful and culturally aware. Each dish is perfected by highly trained chefs who are passionate about connecting you with cuisine to excite your taste buds. Top-notch food and breathtaking views at the same time—you’ll never want to leave.

Add-Ons & Options

We love Viking River Cruises for a lot of reasons, but one of our favorite things about these tours is the fact that they want you to have the best experience possible. There are excellent staff aboard every ship, and you can count on them to make your experience enjoyable around every bend of the river. Additionally, Viking offers some unique options to make your trip more memorable. You can connect with the video/film add-on to document your entire journey and experience through video. You’ll get your very own unique film that you can watch and remember your journey later with. Along with that, while on board, you can count on entertainment whenever you want, with:

  • Guest Lectures & Port Talks

  • Destination Performances

  • Craft & Cooking Demonstrations

  • Classical & Regional Musicians

  • A Curated Library

So, don’t worry about what you’ll do on board—there’s plenty of activities to enjoy!

Viking cruise ship cruising along the coastline in Europe

The River is Calling Your Name

Are you going to answer its call? We will answer yours and get your river cruise booked for you. Effortless planning just means you can enjoy your European cruise that much more. Connect with our team and experience Europe in a new and unique way.

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