Viking has certainly led the way in river cruising.  The beauty of a river cruise is that you can get closer to those wonderful inland destinations and have a more intimate travel experience.

While prices appear to be a bit steeper than on an ocean cruise, keep in mind they are pretty much all-inclusive, though there may be a few exceptions.

Also, consider that many river cruise sightseeing tours have a lot of walking on uneven terrain and old cobblestone streets in some cities, and may also involve long coach tours.

The Viking River Cruise Ships

Viking has several types of vessels that sail inland waterways: Longships, Douro ships, Elbe ships, Prestige ships, and others. Many are designed specifically for the rivers they navigate.

Veranda Suite onboard a Viking Longship. (Photo: Viking)

Common to all ships are deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. The Viking Longships offer spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, and the largest suites on Europe’s rivers.

See the layout of some of these ships with a 360 degree tour.

Viking Longship Aquavit Terrace View. (Photo: Viking)

Destinations

Viking sails the scenic river-ways throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, Ukraine, and Egypt. And with 51 ships in the Viking fleet, the opportunities for cruising these rivers aboard one of these magnificent ships are almost endless.

Here are Viking’s itineraries (subject to change; please  visit  the Viking website for current information).

Danube River Cruises

  • Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Munich to Budapest
  • Budapest to Nuremberg
  • Passau to Budapest
  • Bucharest to Budapest
  • Budapest to Bergen
  • Amsterdam to Bucharest

Viking Longship in Budapest (Photo: Viking)

Rhine River Cruises

  • Amsterdam to Basel
  • Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Paris to Prague
  • Paris to Zürich
  • Amsterdam to Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam to Antwerp
  • Basel to Bergen
  • Basel to Barcelona
  • Amsterdam to Bucharest

Viking Longship on the Rhine River near Katz Castle. (Photo: Viking)

France River Cruises

  • Amsterdam to Basel
  • Paris to Paris
  • Avignon to Lyon
  • Bordeaux to Bordeaux
  • Paris to Prague
  • Paris to Zürich
  • Basel to Bergen
  • Basel to Barcelona
  • Paris to Avignon

Viking Douro in Porto. (Photo: Viking)

Douro River Cruise (Portugal):   Lisbon to Porto

Elbe River Cruise  Berlin to Prague

Viking Elbe Ship in Magdeburg. (Photo: Viking)

Russia River Cruise:   Moscow to St. Petersburg

Ukraine River Cruise:   Kiev to Odessa

Asia River Cruises

  • Beijing to Shanghai (14 days)
  • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Beijing to Shanghai (17 days)
  • Shanghai to Beijing

Ancient Kom Ombo Temple on the bank of Nile River, Egypt. (Photo:efesenko84 / 123RF)

Egypt River Cruise:  Cairo to Cairo

Holiday Cruises:

  • Danube: Passau to Budapest
  • Budapest to Nuremberg
  • Paris to Zürich

In addition to these luxurious river cruises, Viking now has ocean and river combined voyages. These ultimate cruises offer the best of historic treasures, cultures, and seldom-seen sights of both inland and coastal destinations in one perfect itinerary.

Ocean & River Voyages (Combined)

  • Basel to Bergen
  • Budapest to Bergen

Viking also now offers excellent  ocean cruises.

Bon Voyage!

Viking has certainly led the way in river cruising.  The beauty of a river cruise is that you can get closer to those wonderful inland destinations and have a more intimate travel experience.

While prices appear to be a bit steeper than on an ocean cruise, keep in mind they are pretty much all-inclusive, though there may be a few exceptions.

Also, consider that many river cruise sightseeing tours have a lot of walking on uneven terrain and old cobblestone streets in some cities, and may also involve long coach tours.

The Viking River Cruise Ships

Viking has several types of vessels that sail inland waterways: Longships, Douro ships, Elbe ships, Prestige ships, and others. Many are designed specifically for the rivers they navigate.

Veranda Suite onboard a Viking Longship. (Photo: Viking)

Common to all ships are deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. The Viking Longships offer spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, and the largest suites on Europe’s rivers.

See the layout of some of these ships with a 360 degree tour.

Viking Longship Aquavit Terrace View. (Photo: Viking)

Destinations

Viking sails the scenic river-ways throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, Ukraine, and Egypt. And with 51 ships in the Viking fleet, the opportunities for cruising these rivers aboard one of these magnificent ships are almost endless.

Here are Viking’s itineraries (subject to change; please  visit  the Viking website for current information).

Danube River Cruises

  • Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Munich to Budapest
  • Budapest to Nuremberg
  • Passau to Budapest
  • Bucharest to Budapest
  • Budapest to Bergen
  • Amsterdam to Bucharest

Viking Longship in Budapest (Photo: Viking)

Rhine River Cruises

  • Amsterdam to Basel
  • Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Paris to Prague
  • Paris to Zürich
  • Amsterdam to Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam to Antwerp
  • Basel to Bergen
  • Basel to Barcelona
  • Amsterdam to Bucharest

Viking Longship on the Rhine River near Katz Castle. (Photo: Viking)

France River Cruises

  • Amsterdam to Basel
  • Paris to Paris
  • Avignon to Lyon
  • Bordeaux to Bordeaux
  • Paris to Prague
  • Paris to Zürich
  • Basel to Bergen
  • Basel to Barcelona
  • Paris to Avignon

Viking Douro in Porto. (Photo: Viking)

Douro River Cruise (Portugal):   Lisbon to Porto

Elbe River Cruise  Berlin to Prague

Viking Elbe Ship in Magdeburg. (Photo: Viking)

Russia River Cruise:   Moscow to St. Petersburg

Ukraine River Cruise:   Kiev to Odessa

Asia River Cruises

  • Beijing to Shanghai (14 days)
  • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Beijing to Shanghai (17 days)
  • Shanghai to Beijing

Ancient Kom Ombo Temple on the bank of Nile River, Egypt. (Photo:efesenko84 / 123RF)

Egypt River Cruise:  Cairo to Cairo

Holiday Cruises:

  • Danube: Passau to Budapest
  • Budapest to Nuremberg
  • Paris to Zürich

In addition to these luxurious river cruises, Viking now has ocean and river combined voyages. These ultimate cruises offer the best of historic treasures, cultures, and seldom-seen sights of both inland and coastal destinations in one perfect itinerary.

Ocean & River Voyages (Combined)

  • Basel to Bergen
  • Budapest to Bergen

Viking also now offers excellent  ocean cruises.

Bon Voyage!