Viking Explorers

Embark on a Journey of Discovery

Viking brings you closer to the cultures of the world with destination-focused itineraries on the rivers of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. You are invited to sail with like-minded travelers on The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help you explore and engage with your destination. Plus, the Viking Inclusive Value covers just about everything—port charges, Wi-Fi, meals lectures, onboard activities and shore excursions—so all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey. And the award-winning Viking Longships® have set the standard in river cruising with spacious Veranda Staterooms, the largest suites in Europe, al fresco dining and more. Discover for yourself why Viking truly is The World’s Leading River Cruise Line®.

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Featured Destinations

Grand Europe

Rhine Getaway

Basel to Amsterdam (or reverse)

Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, see the many charming castles commanding the riverbanks as you sail by, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Also, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France, and take part in the inviting nightlife in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse. On this itinerary you see a lot without spending a lot of time.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands • Kinderdijk, the Netherlands • Cologne, Germany • Koblenz, Germany • Heidelberg, Germany • Strasbourg, France • Breisach, Germany • Basel, Switzerland

AAA Member Benefit: $125 shipboard credit per person*

 

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Danube

Romantic Danube®

Nuremberg to Budapest (or reverse)

During this 8-day journey, encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River. Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital, traditional “Buda” and more cosmopolitan “Pest”, and from Fishermen’s Bastion see how the river divides this fascinating city. Experience Vienna’s imperial architecture and gracious culture, and tour riverside towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Explore a baroque cathedral and stroll cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses. Savor the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends, and understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his famous melody.

Budapest, Hungary • Vienna, Austria • Krems, Austria • Passau, Germany • Regensburg, Germany • Nuremberg, Germany

AAA Member Benefit: $125 shipboard credit per person*

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Grand Europe

Grand European Tour

Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse)

Imagine 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. From Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields to Germany’s fairytale castles, from the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal to the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this epic voyage presents the highlights of Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café. Enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest. Along the way discover the legend of the Lorelei, the ancient art of glassblowing, the music of Mozart and more. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary

Amsterdam, the Netherlands • Kinderdijk, the Netherlands • Cologne, Germany • Koblenz, Germany • Miltenberg, Germany • Würzburg, Germany • Bamberg, Germany • Nuremberg, Germany • Regensburg, Germany • Passau, Germany • Melk, Austria • Krems, Austria • Vienna, Austria • Budapest, Hungary

AAA Member Benefit: $200 shipboard credit per person*

 

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*Note: $200 per person shipboard credit offer is available to AAA members on river cruise itineraries 14 days or more. $125 per person AAA Member Benefit shipboard credit offer is available to AAA members on Viking river cruise itineraries ranging from 8-13 days. Shipboard credits can only be applied when booked directly by AAA travel agent. This offer is only valid on 2020/2021 river cruise itineraries and combinable with group rates, early booking discounts, past passenger discounts, refer a friend credits and future cruise vouchers. Offer is not combinable with interline and wholesale bookings. Onboard credit has no cash value. Valid only for Viking river cruises sailings. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time.