February 10, 2022

European River Cruises with Viking Cruises

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Kenna Reyner

European cities were designed to be accessible by river. Viking's European river cruises offer the perfect voyage through Europe.

Some of the best cruises start and end on European rivers. Ever since the beautiful cities were established, people traveled and traded along the river. Viking's European itineraries enable travelers to sail Europe's most iconic rivers. Discover Danube gems like Vienna and Budapest. See storied Rhine castles. Trace French history along the Seine. From the Main to the Moselle, the Douro to the Dordogne, the Viking experience is unsurpassed.

The grand waterways of Europe provide travelers with boundless insight into the continent's cultural and historic treasures. From storybook villages to the picturesque landscapes of the Netherlands, travelers aboard Viking river ships will find themselves in the heart of Europe.


Danube River Cruises
Coursing through Germany, Austria, Hungary, and seven other countries all the way to the Black Sea, the Danube is the soul of Central Europe. These culture-rich banks, scenic vineyards, ancient monasteries, and elegant cities have inspired travelers for centuries.


Rhine River Cruises
Raise a glass of Riesling to viking's acclaimed Rhine River cruises through Switzerland, Germany, and The Netherlands. See how the Rhine, Main, and Moselle river systems unfold to create a spellbinding display of storybook villages, Dutch windmills, German vineyards, and gothic cities.


Elbe River Cruises
Sail the Elbe to reaches seldom seen in Germany and the Czech Republic. Insights greet you at every bend as you explore majestic Berlin and Prague, delve into Wittenberg’s religious history, and contrast the delicacy of Meissen porcelain with the rocky brawn of Saxon Switzerland.


Main River Cruises
Winding between Mainz and Bamberg, the Main passes through 34 locks—16 more connect it to the Danube via the Main-Danube Canal. While this engineering feat enables river travel across the entire length of Europe, it also unlocks a trove of unspoiled landscapes and historic towns.

Douro River Cruises
Portugal cruises uncover one of Europe’s oldest and most renowned wine regions. Cruise the Douro River through ancient wine estates, passing barcos rabelos laden with casks en route to Porto and Lisbon. A sublimely scenic corner of Europe, with equally sublime food and wine.


Seine River Cruises
The Seine meanders on a serpentine path through the Norman countryside, a historic region of great pastoral beauty. Drift along dreamy apple orchards and medieval ruins. Explore elegant Paris, visit Monet’s Giverny home, and honor World War II heroes on Normandy beaches.

Moselle River Cruises
The romantic Moselle winds through an enchanting landscape of castles, picture-book villages, and terraced slate hillsides that form one of the world’s richest wine regions. With a settled history that predates the Romans, it is yours to discover on one of the Moselle river cruises.


Rhône River Cruises
Enjoy the diverse pleasures of life along the Rhône with Viking. Savor Lyon, France’s gastronomic heart; the Beaujolais wine region; quaint Provençal villages; and historic Avignon and Arles. For those who love fine food, beauty, and riveting history, Rhône cruises are pure bliss.


Why Viking? 

Enjoy a variety of amenities when you cruise with Viking including:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
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