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Viking River Cruises

As the UK's leading river cruise specialist, Blue Water Holidays has worked with Viking River Cruises since 2002.

Viking River Cruises operate the largest fleet on the rivers of Europe, with thoughtfully designed itineraries, enlightening shore excursions, state-of-the-art ships, fine cuisine, excellent service and remarkable value, perfect for both first-time and more experienced cruisers. A wide choice of itineraries throughout Europe includes flights from a range of regional airports, free Wi-Fi and drinks with lunch and dinner.

Award-winning Longships feature Scandinavian influenced design, giving a calm and contemporary feel. The revolutionary Aquavit Terrace provides an outdoor seating and alfresco dining option, whilst the casual and elegant main dining room offers contemporary cuisine and regional specialities. Most of the comfortable and airy cabins have a full or French balcony from which the ever-changing scenery can be admired.

  • Viking Longship
  • Longship Balcony Suite
  • Viking Longship Restaurant
  • Longship Lobby and Atrium
  • Viking Legend at Cologne on the Rhine
  • Viking Longship Aquavit Terrace

About Viking River Cruises

Your choice of cabin style

Viking River Cruises operate a fleet of more than 60 stylish and comfortable ships worldwide. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the ever-changing scenery and every cabin has a riverside view. The Sun Deck gives 360 degree views of the scenery whilst the lounge also offers superb views. The award-winning Viking Longships have a Nordic-inspired design and are named after ancient Viking gods, goddesses and heroes of mythology. The Longships also offer in-room entertainment and complimentary Wi-Fi access shipwide (restrictions apply). Most Longships also feature an Aquavit Terrace where glass doors can be rolled aside so you can enjoy a meal alfresco. Viking's newest ships on the Douro also feature a small rooftop pool.

Viking's fleet of ships offer a choice of en-suite cabins. Choose a cabin with a picture window, a French balcony with sliding glass doors, or a sit-on private balcony - all with complimentary bottled water, bath products and modern amenities. All cabins are spacious and elegantly designed.

Dining

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style breakfast with hot dishes cooked to order, fresh pastries, cereals and fruit. Choose to eat lunch onboard in the restaurant or enjoy a light snack in the lounge. Guests on the Viking Longships can also dine on the Aquavit Terrace. At dinner, enjoy a four of five course dinner in the ambient restaurant. The dress code for dinner is smart casual ' no jacket is required. The restaurants also have an open-seating plan so you can choose where and with whom you wish to dine with. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Onboard amenities

In addition to the spacious lounge and open-air sundeck with its 360 degree views, most Viking ships have a well-stocked library. Free wireless Internet is available.

English-speaking staff provide friendly, award-winning service, and Viking's onboard Concierge can handle your every request.

Shore excursions

You can look forward to at least one shore excursion almost every day - all included in the cost of your holiday. Led by expert English-speaking guides, the tours give you a deeper understanding of the places you are visiting. Quietvox tour headphones ensure that every word of the commentary is clear and audible. Enjoy entertaining talks, cooking demonstrations and lively dance performances as each destination is brought to life. In many places, the ship will be moored until late or overnight so you can step off and explore after dinner.

Included flights and transfers

Flight inclusive packages from the UK are fully bonded with the CAA's ATOL scheme so your money is protected. Included in the price is return travel from u to 14 regional airports at no extra charge, airport taxes, transfers, and hotel accommodation where specified in the itinerary. Book Explorer Suite on any European River Cruise and receive a complimentary upgrade to Business Class flights (subject to availability)

Selected Europe itineraries are available with rail travel on Eurostar's premium service. Itineraries are also available as without travel for those who prefer to make their own travel arrangements.

Cruise Collection

Rhine Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Journey from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland in style discovering the impressive history, cultures and traditions. Includes travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • This unique voyage combines a journey along the Rhine to picturesque waterside towns and historic cities with a hotel stay in the Swiss city of Lucerne. Includes travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Combine hotel stays in the romantic city of Paris and historic Prague, with a 7-night cruise along the Rhine and Moselle. Includes flights, transfers and excursions

      • River Cruise

Danube Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Visit the spectacular capital cities of Budapest and Vienna and discover the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley on this superb itinerary. Includes flights, transfers and excursions

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Legend
      Choice of Ships
      • Travel through the beautiful Wachau Valley in Austria, visit picturesque Austrian towns and explore the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this superb voyage along the Danube, with guided excursions and return flights from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Rhine, Main and Danube Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Travel from historic Amsterdam along the Rhine, through the Main-Danube Canal and onto the Danube to Budapest, exploring the waterside towns and impressive cities. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

River Danube towards the Black Sea Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Discover the magnificent cities and historical treasures of Eastern Europe as you journey along the Danube towards the Black Sea on this superb voyage with hotel stays in Budapest and Bucharest. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Bordeaux and Wine Country Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Forseti
      Viking Forseti
      • Discover scenic terraced vineyards, magnificent World Heritage Sites and spectacular architecture on this superb itinerary on Viking Forseti. Includes excursions and flight package from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Douro Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Hemming and Viking Torgil
      Viking Hemming and Viking Torgil
      • Enjoy a hotel stay in Lisbon before joining Viking Hemming or Viking Torgil in Porto and uncovering the highlights of Portugal's port wine region. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Elbe Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Elbe Longships
      Choice of Ships
      • Follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther in Wittenberg and cruise through the dramatic sandstone cliffs of Saxon Switzerland on this 9-night holiday along the Elbe, with hotel stays in the fascinating cities of Berlin and Prague. Includes travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Rhone Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Travel through picturesque Burgundy and Provence in the south of France and explore the historic towns of Vienne and Avignon. Includes excursions and travel from the UK

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Seine Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Explore the magnificent city of Paris, visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny and see the Normandy beaches. Includes flights, transfers and excursions

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Holland at Tulip Time Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Discover the magnificent windmills at Kinderdijk, the vibrant Keukenhof Gardens and spectacular cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Ghent on this tulip time itinerary. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
      • 2017 - Mar, Apr
        Included with this holiday ...

    • Save £1000pp!

Russia Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Truvor
      Viking Truvor
      • Explore the magnificent cities of St Petersburg and Moscow and discover the spectacular Golden Ring cities of Yaroslavl, Uglich and Goritzy. Includes excursions, flights and transfers

      • River Cruise
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Yangtze Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - MS Viking Emerald
      MS Viking Emerald
      • A superb Yangtze River cruise and land tour combining hotel stays in the magnificent cities of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing with a Yangtze River cruise through the spectacular Three Gorges. Includes travel package from the UK, transfers and excursions

      • Cruise and Land Tour
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!

Burma Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Mandalay
      Viking Mandalay
      • 16-night holiday with 2-nights in Thai capital Bangkok and visiting its Grand Palace, 2-nights on the shores of Burma's Inle Lake, a 7-night cruise on the Irrawaddy river from Mandalay including Bagan and its temples, plus a hotel stay in Burmese capital Yangon, UK flights and excursions

      • Cruise and Land Tour

Vietnam and Mekong Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Mekong
      Viking Mekong
      • Discover bustling cities, riverside villages and magnificent temples on this 16-night holiday, including 7-nights on the Mekong and hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

      • Cruise and Land Tour
    • Save £1000pp on 2017 dates!