Viking River Cruises

This long established company operates one of the largest fleets in Europe. Scandinavian influenced design gives 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 veranda sit-on balcony cabins to the fleet, larger suites, an indoor/outdoor lounge, and hybrid engine power.

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 suite with its own balcony - all with complimentary bottled water, bath products and comfortable slippers.

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.

Viking River Cruises

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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

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Europe River Cruises

Heart of Bordeaux

7 Nights - Bordeaux and back

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

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Heart of Bordeaux River Cruise on the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde rivers
From £1495pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Romantic Danube

7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

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

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Romantic Danube River cruise to Hungary, Austria and Germany
From £945pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Danube Waltz

7 Nights - Passau to Budapest

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

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Danube Waltz River Cruise visiting Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria
From £1545pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Passage to Eastern Europe

10 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Viking Longships Viking Longships

Discover the magnificent cities and historical treasures of Eastern Europe along the Danube and towards the Black Sea with hotel stays in Budapest and Bucharest. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Oct, Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Passage to Eastern Europe River Danube cruise to the Black Sea
From £1895pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Golden River of Portugal

9 Nights - Lisbon to Porto

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

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Golden River of Portugal Douro River Cruise
From £1495pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Elegant Elbe

9 Nights - Berlin to Prague

MS Viking Schumann MS Viking Schumann

A unique 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

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Elegant Elbe River Cruise from Berlin to Prague
From £1695pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Viking Longship Rhine Discovery

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Viking Longships Viking Longships

Journey from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland in style on a brand new Viking Longship, discovering the impressive history, cultures and traditions. Includes travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Viking Longship Rhine Discovery Cruise from Amsterdam
From £1395pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Voyage to Switzerland

9 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

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

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Voyage to Switzerland River Rhine Cruise
From £1599pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Rhine Discovery

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Viking Sun Viking Sun

See the highlights of Holland, Germany and France along the Rhine including the windmills in Kinderdijk, the history of Cologne and the Art Nouveau architecture in Strasbourg. Includes travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov

Rhine Discovery Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £1845pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of £50pp!

Grand European Tour

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

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

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Grand European Tour - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £2445pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Portraits of Southern France

7 Nights - Chalons sur Saone to Avignon

Viking Longships Viking Longships

Travel through picturesque Burgundy and Provence to the south of France and explore the historic towns of Vienne and Avignon. Includes excursions and travel from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Portraits of Southern France River Rhone Cruise
From £1245pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Footsteps of the Cossacks

11 Nights - Kiev to Odessa

Viking Sineus Viking Sineus

A unique voyage along the Dneiper through the Ukraine from Kiev to Odessa, taking in traditional Ukrainian towns and cosmopolitan Black Sea ports. Includes excursions and flight package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Sep, Oct
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Footsteps of the Cossacks - Ukraine River Cruise from Kiev to the Crimea
From £3145pp

Waterways of the Tsars

12 Nights - St Petersburg to Moscow

Viking Helgi Viking Helgi

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

2014 - Sep, Oct
2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Waterways of the Tsars - Russia River Cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow
From £3145pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Paris and the Heart of Normandy

7 Nights - Paris and back

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

2014 - Oct, Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Paris and the Heart of Normandy River Seine Cruise
From £1095pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time

9 Nights - Amsterdam and back

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

2015 - Mar, Apr, May

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time Cruise
From £1695pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Cruise and Land Tours

Memories of Mandalay

17 Nights - Bangkok and back

Viking Mandalay and Viking Orient Viking Mandalay and Viking Orient

Discover rich history, diverse cultures and magnificent pagodas on this fascinating Irrawaddy River cruise and land tour to Burma, with hotel stays in bustling Bangkok and cultural Yangon, included excursions and travel package from the UK Cruise and Land Tour

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Memories of Mandalay - Irrawaddy River Cruise and Land Tour
From £4449pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Magnificent Mekong

16 Nights - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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

2014 - Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Magnificent Mekong River Cruise and Land Tour
From £3699pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Imperial Jewels of China

13 Nights - Shanghai to Beijing

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

2014 - Oct, Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Imperial Jewels of China – Yangtze River cruise
From £3045pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of £50pp!

China Cultural Delights

18 Nights - Beijing to Shanghai

MS Viking Emerald MS Viking Emerald

An 18-night Yangtze River cruise and land tour combining a 10-night Yangtze River cruise through the magnificent Three Gorges with hotel stays in the spectacular cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Includes travel package from the UK, transfers and excursions Cruise and Land Tour

2014 - Nov

China’s Cultural Delights – Yangtze River Cruise
From £3945pp
Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of £50pp!
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