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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 now operates one of the largest fleets in Europe, with Scandinavian influenced design giving a calm, contemporary and luxurious feel. Light and airy cabins, all with a river view, offer the comforts of a fine hotel yet with ever-changing scenery.

The award-winning Viking Longships bring sit-on balcony cabins to the fleet, with larger suites, an indoor/outdoor lounge, and hybrid engine power.

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

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  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with meals on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/EUR passengers

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Sun
      Viking Sun
      • 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

    • 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save £750pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Legend
      Viking Legend
      • Travel through the beautiful Wachau Valley in Austria, visit picturesque Austrian towns and explore the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Includes excursions and flights from the UK

      • River Cruise
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct
        2016 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

Rhine, Main and Danube Cruises Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships
      Viking Longships
      • Journey along the beautiful Main River through the heart of Germany on this fascinating festive itinerary exploring the charming towns of Bamberg and Heidelberg. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
      • 2015 - Nov, Dec

    • 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    • Save £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

Bordeaux and Wine Country Cruises

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

      • River Cruise
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE home to airport transfers on 2016 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

Elbe Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Schumann
      Viking Schumann
      • A 9-night holiday along the Elbe through Germany and the Czech Republic with hotel stays in Berlin and Prague. Includes travel package from the UK

      • River Cruise
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    • Save £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

Seine Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Neptune
      Viking Neptune
      • 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 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
      • 2016 - Mar, Apr, May

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers!

Russia Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Ingvar
      Viking Ingvar
      • 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct

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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

Yangtze Cruises

    • Viking River Cruises Ship - MS Viking Emerald
      MS Viking Emerald
      • A 13-night Yangtze River cruise and land tour combining hotel stays in the magnificent cities of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing with a 5-night Yangtze River cruise through the spectacular Three Gorges. Includes travel package from the UK, transfers and excursions

      • Cruise and Land Tour
      • 2016 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 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
      • 2015 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
        2016 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    • Save £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!

Your choice of cabin style

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.

Dining and restaurant

Choose where you wish to sit in the open seating restaurant with its informal dress code - no dinner jacket required. Breakfast is buffet style, lunch offers yet more choice, and the five-course dinner offers traditional dishes as well as contemporary cuisine. House wine, beer and soft drinks are complimentary at lunch and dinner, with tea and coffee available at any time.

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.

For independent explorers, the useful complimentary Travel Companion book is full of information, maps, and local stories.

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 London, airport taxes, transfers, and hotel accommodation where specified in the itinerary. As a leading Viking partner, Blue Water can offer UK regional flights at no extra cost.

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.