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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 2018 / 2019 / 2020

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  • 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 cruise along the Danube. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK 2018 - Dec 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £1595pp
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  • Rhine Getaway

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Viking Longships Viking Longships

    Enjoy this 7-night cruise along the legendary River Rhine visiting the windmills of Kinderdijk, historic Cologne and the wine towns of Koblenz and Rudesheim. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK 2018 - Dec 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Castle on the Rhine Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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  • Paris and the Heart of Normandy

    7 Nights - Paris and Back

    Viking Longships Viking Longships

    Explore the magnificent city of Paris, visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny and see the Normandy beaches on this 7-night cruise along the Seine. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Pont Alexandre, Paris Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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  • Golden River Douro

    9 Nights - Lisbon to Porto

    Viking Hemming Choice of Ships

    A 9-night River Douro cruise holiday with a 2-night hotel stay in Lisbon and a 7-night cruise with excursions to some of the Douro's highlights including the World Heritage Sites of Porto, Guimaraes and Salamanca 2018 - Dec 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2020 - Apr, May, Jun 2020 departures just released - save £1000pp!

    Barca d'Alva Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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  • Chateaux and Wine of Bordeaux

    7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    Viking Longships Viking Longships

    Discover scenic terraced vineyards, magnificent World Heritage Sites and spectacular architecture on this superb Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde rivers cruise on Viking Forseti. Includes excursions and flight package from the UK 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux Fly Cruise Package
    From £1795pp
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  • Danube Waltz

    7 Nights - Passau to Budapest

    Viking Longships Viking Longships

    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 2018 - Dec Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £1895pp
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  • Lyon and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Avignon

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Avignon Fly Cruise Package
    From £2145pp
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  • 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 2019 - Mar, Apr Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirit Beverage Package!

    Amsterdam bridge Fly Cruise Package
    From £2145pp
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  • Route to Eastern Europe

    10 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Chain Bridge, Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £2345pp
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  • Elegant Elbe

    9 Nights - Berlin to Prague

    Viking Elbe Longships Viking Elbe Longships

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Fly Cruise Package
    From £2595pp
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  • Cities of Light

    11 Nights - Paris to Prague

    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 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Pont Alexandre, Paris Fly Cruise Package
    From £3085pp
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  • Waterways of the Tsars

    12 Nights - St Petersburg to Moscow

    Viking Akun Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg Fly Cruise Package
    From £3295pp
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  • Imperial Jewels of China

    14 Nights - Shanghai to Beijing

    Viking Emerald 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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Chinese lanterns Fly Cruise Package
    From £3295pp
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  • Grand European River Cruise

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Viking Longships Viking Longships

    A 14-night river cruise on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers from Amsterdam, visiting charming riverside towns in Germany and Austria, and the magnificent cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Cruise the canals of Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £3345pp
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  • Footsteps of the Cossacks

    10 Nights - Kiev to Odessa

    Viking Sineus Viking Sineus

    Follow in the footsteps of the Cossacks on this unique voyage along the Dnieper River to the Black Sea exploring the heart of the Ukraine, with 3-night stops in the fascinating cities of Kiev and Odessa. Includes excursions and flight package from the UK 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package on 2019 departures!

    Micheal's Church, Kiev Fly Cruise Package
    From £3395pp
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  • 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 2018 - Dec 2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £500pp PLUS free gratuities on 2019 departures!

    Women in Hanoi Fly Cruise Package
    From £3895pp
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  • Danube and the Oberammergau Passion Play

    9 Nights - Munich to Budepest

    Viking Longships Viking Longships

    Witness the once-a-decade performance of The Passion Play in Oberammergau, visit the medieval town of Regensburg and explore the fascinating cities of Vienna and Budapest on this 10-day cruise tour along the magnificent Danube. Including pre-cruise hotel stays in the vibrant city of Munich and Oberammergau and return flights from the UK 2020 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Marienplatz, Munich Fly Cruise Package
    From £4215pp
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  • Pharaohs and Pyramids

    11 Nights - Cairo and Back

    Viking Ra Viking Ra

    Uncover the secrets of ancient Egypt, see the Great Pyramids on a camel, enjoy a traditional felucca boat ride and explore Aswan's spice market on this River Nile cruise with hotel stays in Cairo. Includes return flights from the UK and excursions 2019 - Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £500pp!

    Aswan Fly Cruise Package
    From £5795pp
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