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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.


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.

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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Rhine Cruises

Rhine Discovery

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

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

Rhine Discovery
From £945pp
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Voyage to Switzerland

9 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

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

Voyage to Switzerland River Rhine Cruise
From £1299pp
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Cities of Light

11 Nights - Paris to Prague

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

Cities of Light - Paris to Prague on the Moselle, Rhine and Main
From £2145pp
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Danube Cruises

Romantic Danube

7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

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

Romantic Danube River cruise to Hungary, Austria and Germany
From £845pp
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Danube Waltz

7 Nights - Passau to Budapest

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 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
2016 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Danube Waltz River Cruise visiting Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria
From £1045pp
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Rhine, Main and Danube Cruises

Heart of Germany

6 Nights - Nuremberg to Frankfurt

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

Heart of Germany
From £1945pp
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Grand European Tour

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

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

Grand European Tour - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £1945pp
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River Danube towards the Black Sea Cruises

Passage to Eastern Europe

10 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

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

Passage to Eastern Europe River Danube cruise to the Black Sea
From £1645pp
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Bordeaux and Wine Country Cruises

Heart of Bordeaux

7 Nights - Bordeaux and back

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

Heart of Bordeaux River Cruise on the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde rivers
From £1045pp
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Douro Cruises

Golden River of Portugal

9 Nights - Lisbon to Porto

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

Golden River of Portugal Douro River Cruise
From £945pp
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Elbe Cruises

Elegant Elbe

9 Nights - Berlin to Prague

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Schumann 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

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

Elegant Elbe River Cruise from Berlin to Prague
From £945pp
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Rhone Cruises

Portraits of Southern France

7 Nights - Chalons sur Saone to Avignon

Viking River Cruises Ship - 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

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

Portraits of Southern France River Rhone Cruise
From £945pp
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Seine Cruises

Paris and the Heart of Normandy

7 Nights - Paris and back

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

Paris and the Heart of Normandy River Seine Cruise
From £945pp
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Holland at Tulip Time Cruises

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time

9 Nights - Amsterdam and back

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

2015 - Apr, May
2016 - Mar, Apr, May

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time Cruise
From £1345pp
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Russia Cruises

Waterways of the Tsars

12 Nights - St Petersburg to Moscow

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

Waterways of the Tsars - Russia River Cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow
From £4045pp
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Vietnam and Mekong Cruises

Magnificent Mekong

16 Nights - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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

Magnificent Mekong River Cruise and Land Tour
From £3249pp
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Yangtze Cruises

Imperial Jewels of China

13 Nights - Shanghai to Beijing

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

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

Imperial Jewels of China
From £2045pp
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Burma Cruises

Myanmar Explorer

16 Nights - Bangkok and back

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Mandalay Viking Mandalay

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

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

Myanmar Explorer
From £4249pp
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