CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS - #1 RIVER CRUISE LINE Viking was named “Best River Cruise Line” for the third year in a row. Nominated by travel experts and voted on by travelers, Viking was recognized for its “all-inclusive cruises, outside staterooms, WiFi, wine and beer with meals, shore excursions in every port and signature Culture Curriculum program.”
Viking All Inclusive Value includes:
6 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
Multiple dining venues with open seating
24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
Aquavit Terrace® and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers
All port taxes and fees
Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
No nickel and diming - enjoy inclusive value!
8-days; 3 countries; 6 ports
Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture Curriculum®: enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian & Hungarian classics; attend lectures on the European Union, Viennese coffeehouses & Mozart; learn how to make your own apple strudel
Onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
Organic herb garden
Open-air walking track
24/7 Guest Services for special requests
Group rates are based on double occupancy. Ask about past guest discount.
WOW- FREE round trip air from the US - offer expires January 31 2021. Prices are subject to change - LIMITED SPACE
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WINGERS-N-WAVES Viking River Cruise - August 5, 2021
Award Winning Itinerary - 8 days from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Holland
6 ports and 3 countries Call 386-299-7535 for ALL VIKING RIVER CRUISES!
Join your fellow Winger friends on a trip of a trip of a life time!
Group rates & you'll receive free WINGER perks! ALL-INCLUSIVE
Riverview cabin from - $2,574pp
French Balcony from - $3,274pp
Balcony from - $3,674pp LIMITED SPACE
FREE Round-trip air - not offered to the general public or listed on the Viking website. Offer ends January 31, 2021.
Explore castles & cathedrals Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best-preserved medieval castle. Discover the 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. This journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.
Welcome to Basel, on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland. Transfer from the airport to your ship.* After boarding, enjoy time on your own getting acquainted with the city. Dinner is served on board. (D)
Arrive in Breisach this morning, gateway to the Black Forest. Take a scenic excursion through the area’s renowned mountain landscape, rolling meadows and dense forests. Once there, visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration, and learn how Black Forest Cake is made. Return to your ship for lunch. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional excursion to the quaint Alsatian town of Colmar to discover the storybook charm of its streets lined with medieval, Gothic and Renaissance buildings, and visit a fine arts museum. Alternately, choose an optional excursion that explores Colmar’s World War II history. Dine on board this evening and cruise on through the night. (B, L, D)
Disembark this morning for your guided tour of Strasbourg. See the European Parliament and tour the interior of the city’s famed cathedral. Free time allows you to further explore this Alsatian city’s blend of French and German cultures, resplendent churches, medieval covered bridges, verdant parks and handsome art nouveau and modernist architecture. Alternately, join our optional excursion into Alsatian wine country for an informative winery tour and tasting. Or, spend your full day exploring culinary Strasbourg on an optional excursion; as you explore the city and take in its sights, savor samples of the renowned Alsatian cuisine, from regional dessert specialties and meats to wine pairings with local foods. Return to your ship for dinner and departure. (B, L, D)
Speyer & Rüdesheim, Germany
This morning, disembark for an included tour to visit the historic the historic town of Speyer and take in views of the imposing Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 11th century on the site of a former basilica, the building’s design influenced Romanesque architecture for centuries to come, and is the final resting place of eight German monarchs. Alternatively, after breakfast, you may choose to disembark for a full day tour of Heidelberg, the home of Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. Visit the beautiful sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle and admire the Neckar River Valley. Continue with a walking tour through Old Town to Heidelberg’s renowned gates and after lunch, rejoin your ship in Rüdesheim. This evening, you can dine on board your ship or choose to experience one of our optional dinners on shore tonight. (B, L, D)
This morning, sail along the most scenic stretch of the Rhine, where turreted castles and fortresses overlook the river from their hilltop posts. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this part of the Middle Rhine Valley is so beautiful. Arrive in Koblenz this afternoon and disembark for a lively and informative tour of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. You may also join an optional excursion to tour the 700-year-old Marksburg Castle, or choose to journey into Moselle wine country on an optional excursion, stopping for a tour and tasting at a local winery. Return to your ship for lunch. Later, enjoy some time in this charming town at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. (B, L, D)
Begin your day with a morning tour of Cologne, Germany’s fourth-largest city. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church and visit the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your free time enjoying Cologne’s atmospheric waterfront, or perhaps join an optional excursion on which you ascend to the Dom’s roof for up-close views of the cathedral’s architecture and bird’s-eye vistas of Cologne. Afterward, return on board for dinner. Alternately, you may set off on an optional excursion to explore Cologne’s spirited beer culture, sampling Kölsch, a light, crisp beer brewed only in Cologne, and enjoying a brauhaus dinner. After, return to your ship for a late-evening departure. (B, L, D)
Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
We sail along the Rhine during the morning hours. Admire scenic views and enjoy a morning of enjoyable Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and take in a culturally enriching presentation on the Dutch Golden Age. This afternoon, your ship arrives in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark for an afternoon tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Board your ship for departure and dinner. Arrive in Amsterdam around midnight. (B, L, D)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey * Or, extend your journey anywhere in Europe.
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