With their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides in-depth destination-focused itineraries designed for travelers who have an interest in geography, culture, and history. Each cruise itinerary booking includes daily shore excursions, and the exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that provides deep immersion in the destination through performances of music, art, cooking -demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers. Viking uses local guides for all itineraries in all destinations adding local flavor and insight to each tour. Viking River Cruises are located in Europe, Egypt, Russia, and Asia,
The company currently operates a fleet of more than 60 vessels, state-of-the-art ships that have received numerous accolades since their launch from industry experts and travelers alike. Viking has once again been named one of the “Best River Cruise Lines” by Travel + Leisure readers in the “2017 World’s Best Awards.”
Viking’s award-winning new Viking Longships offer a variety of staterooms from those with portholes, French balconies, walkout balconies and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant with fantastic views and open seating, an outdoor cafe, bar and lounge, library, and expansive sun deck, perfect for watching the world go by. The ships feature an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride.
Contact us to discuss all cruises and get our unbiased experience and knowledge to help you determine which cruise fits your criteria and will meet or exceed your expectations. We do not charge any fees, have affordable down payments, and are there to act as your advocate before, during, and after your river cruise.
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Viking river cruise itineraries
River cruises range from 8 to 23 days in length, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.
Below you can view a small sample of Viking’s river cruise itineraries.
Viking River Cruise top sellers
These are Viking River Cruises top selling cruises but are by no means their only ones. These will give you an idea about cost and itineraries.
Explore castles and cathedrals. Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best preserved medieval castle. Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock making demonstration. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this 8-day journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.
- Cruise from: Amsterdam to Basel
- Rivers: Rhine River
- Length: 8 days
- Guided tours: 6
- Countries visited: The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland
- Cost per person: from $1,999
Grand European Tour
Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend.
- Cruise from: Amsterdam to Budapest
- Rivers: Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers
- Length: 15 days
- Guided tours: 12
- Countries visited: The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary
- Cost per person: from $4,899
Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. See Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau or travel to Salzburg. Celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love.
- Cruise from: Budapest to Nuremberg
- Rivers: Danube River
- Length: 8 days
- Guided tours: 6
- Countries visited: Hungary, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
- Cost per person: from $1,999 per person.
The magnificent Mekong
Shop Old Hanoi’s markets. See the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat. Behold the haunting beauty of Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins. Explore Phnom Penh, Cambodia by cyclo-rickshaw. Discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries, and floating markets. With hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracketing your 8-day Mekong cruise, this 15-day cruisetour reveals the beauty and grace of a land we have only begun to know.
- Cruise from: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
- Rivers: Mekong River
- Length: 15 days
- Guided tours: 14
- Countries visited: Vietnam, Cambodia
- Cost per person: from $3,399
Viking luxury, small ship ocean cruises
In addition to river cruises, Viking now offers small ship ocean cruises too. In 2015, Viking introduced its first small high-end ocean ship with the christening of the 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star. In 2016, Viking launched its second ocean ship, Viking Sea, which was joined in 2017 by sister ships Viking Sky and Viking Sun. In the coming years, the fleet will add additional ships: Viking Orion in 2018, along with three yet-to-be-named ships by 2022, making Viking the largest small ship ocean cruise line. Cruises to Scandinavia & Baltic, Mediterranean, Americas, and the Caribbean, Asia & Australia, and Africa.
Vikings award-winning small ocean ships are engineered at a size that allows direct access into most ports, so guests have easy and efficient embarkation and disembarkation. Each ship boasts a private veranda in every stateroom, a choice of restaurants offering a variety of fine dining options, the most al fresco dining at sea, an infinity pool, a Nordic-inspired spa, panoramic Explorers’ Lounge and thoughtfully curated book collections throughout the ship, and more—all designed in understated elegance.
Base ocean cruises range from 8 to 15 days. Itineraries are designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend in their destination. Destinations include Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic, the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Americas, and the Caribbean. You can combine itineraries to design cruises ranging from 22 to 50 days.
Viking’s fourth ocean ship, the Viking Sun, will spend her maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever world cruise, spanning 141 days and visiting five continents. Starting in 2018, the fifth ship, Viking Orion, will embark on journeys in the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Alaska.
Ask us about any of the ships. Space is also limited on the around the world cruise. We charge no fees and have affordable down payments.
Below you can view a small sample of Viking’s ocean itineraries.
Call us toll-free today at (866) 394-2848 or request a Luxury Small Ship Ocean Cruise Quote to learn more about Vikings new high-end small ocean cruises. It is almost like yachting rather than cruising but without the yachting cost.
Viking small ship ocean cruise top sellers
Below are Viking Ocean Cruises top sellers but by no means their only Ocean Cruises. These will provide you with ideas about pricing and itineraries.
Viking Shores & Fjords
Immerse yourself in a rich heritage steeped in Nordic tradition. Admire the tranquil old fishing village of Skagen, Denmark’s northernmost town. Visit cosmopolitan Oslo, Norway’s historic capital. Browse the fish market and fortress of Kristiansand, stroll among Stavanger’s remarkably preserved wooden buildings and marvel at the magnificent fjord setting of tiny Flåm. Join us on this richly rewarding journey into Scandinavia’s most scenic and fascinating corners.
- Cruise from: Amsterdam to Bergen
- Waterways: North Sea
- Length: 8 days
- Guide tours: 5
- Countries visited: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway
- Cost per person: from $3,299
NEW! Russia & the Baltic Sea
Discover Stockholm’s maze of waterways as you explore its archipelago. Marvel at St. Petersburg’s art and architecture, and enjoy more during a three-day stay. Visit the charming medieval trading ports of Tallinn and Visby, see the exquisitely beautiful Bornholm and find out why so many visitors return to the island year after year. Embrace the relaxed atmosphere of Copenhagen and experience firsthand why the Danes are considered among the world’s happiest people.
- Cruise from: Stockholm to Copenhagen
- Waterways: Baltic Sea
- Length: 11 days
- Guide tours: 6
- Countries visited: Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Denmark
- Cost per person: from $4,299
Australia & New Zealand
Gain deep insight into the native and European cultures of Australia and New Zealand. Hear about Sydney’s and Hobart’s penal past from a descendant of Australia’s first settlers. Admire the art deco glories of Napier, the Victorian treasures of Dunedin and the fragrant English gardens of Christchurch and Wellington. Enjoy the earthy sounds of the didgeridoo and the thrilling dances of the Māori. Only Viking brings you this close to the “Land Down Under.”
- Cruise from: Sydney to Auckland
- Waterways: Tasman Sea
- Length: 15 days
- Guide tours: 9
- Countries visited: Australia, New Zealand
- Cost per person: from $6,599
2019 World Cruise
Embark on our 128-day westward voyage from Miami to London. Experience the most rewarding cultures from South America and the South Pacific to Australia and Africa, featuring 44 ports, with ample time to immerse yourself in your destination during ten overnight stays, including two consecutive nights in both Sydney and Durban.
- Cruise from: Miami to London
- Waterways: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans
- Length: 128 days
- Ports: 44 ports
- Countries visited: USA, Grenada, French Guiana, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, United Kingdom, Chile, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Senegal, Spain, Morocco, England
- Cost per person: from $49,995