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Offer ID: 1474514

14-night Grand European Tour Cruise

Private Car & Guide
Optional Private Excursion
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Hotel Option
Budapest Destination Guide
Arrive
08/15/24
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Depart
08/15/24
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Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport. Airport meet & greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking River Cruises. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring; if your arrival schedule permits, join an organized walk to Budapest's famous covered market in the three-story Great Market Hall established in 1897. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (D),

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Budapest Destination Guide
Arrive
08/16/24
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Depart
08/16/24
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Today we visit highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, starting with Pest's National Opera House and historic Heroes' Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this "City of Healing Waters". Return to your ship for dinner and evening departure. (B,L,D),

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Vienna Destination Guide
Arrive
08/17/24
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Depart
08/17/24
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Enjoy a day of scenic cruising as you sail along the beautiful Danube toward Vienna, arriving early this evening. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B,L,D),

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Vienna Destination Guide
Arrive
08/18/24
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Depart
08/18/24
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Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstraße, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's Baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan's Cathedral, and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your program director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the Versailles of Vienna, graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world's oldest zoo, and the "Roman ruin" erected in 1778. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B,L,D),

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Melk Destination Guide
Arrive
08/19/24
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Depart
08/19/24
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Today, visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria's finest Italian Baroque architecture. See its wonderful frescoes and admire the comprehensive collection of medieval manuscripts in its library. Rejoin your ship and cruise through dinner. (B,L,D),

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Passau Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/20/24
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Depart
08/20/24
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Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers. Your guided walk along the town's narrow streets takes you through the Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. You'll see the New Bishop's Residence and visit the impressive Baroque St. Stephan's Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe's largest church organ. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. We cruise through the night. (B,L,D) Note: Passau organ concert is only available May 1-October 31 and is closed on Sunday.,

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Regensburg Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/21/24
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Depart
08/21/24
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Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and tour this wonderfully preserved medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including structures dating back to Roman times. Discover many 13th- and 14th-century patrician houses and see the splendid St. Peter's Cathedral. During free time, visit the Alte Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany's oldest restaurant. Cruise through dinner. (B,L,D),

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Nuremberg Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/22/24
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Depart
08/22/24
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During our morning cruise, you may choose to attend a noteworthy presentation about the European Union. Then in the late morning you'll arrive in Nuremberg; after lunch, disembark for a tour. Visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, and see the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. See the Old Town area as you walk past the Albrecht Dürer House and Main Market Square. You can spend more time exploring Nuremberg, or join an optional World War II tour including the illuminating Documentation Center. Enjoy free time throughout the evening; dinner is served aboard your ship. We depart in the wee hours of the morning. (B,L,D),

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Bamberg Destination Guide
Arrive
08/23/24
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Depart
08/23/24
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Enjoy a tour of Bamberg, with its medieval city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour includes a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral, reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century, and the picturesque city hall built on a tiny island in the middle of a river. Take some free time to enjoy Bamberg and sample some of the town's distinctive smoke-flavored beer before returning aboard. (B,L,D),

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Wurzburg Destination Guide
Arrive
08/24/24
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Depart
08/24/24
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After breakfast, tour Würzburg Bishops' Residence, one of Germany's largest and most ornate Baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy an onboard lunch or join an optional journey along Germany's Romantic Road to Rothenburg, which features a turreted city wall and impressive Gothic and Baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship for dinner and an evening glassblowing demonstration. (B,L,D),

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Wertheim Destination Guide
Arrive
08/25/24
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Depart
08/25/24
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Wertheim is located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. During your morning walking tour, experience life in a typical small German town. Stop in a bakery and a butcher shop, and learn about Wertheim's glassblowing tradition. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to your ship for lunch. (B,L,D),

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Rhine Gorge
Arrive
08/26/24
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Depart
08/26/24
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Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river's narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. This afternoon, we'll stop to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. Rejoin your ship in Koblenz and dine aboard. (B,L,D),

Winding from Bingen to Bonn, the 'heroic Rhine' has created a beautifully picturesque gorge. The river-scape has been an inspiration to both artists and authors.

Braubach
Arrive
08/26/24
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Depart
08/26/24
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Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river's narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. This afternoon, we'll stop to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. Rejoin your ship in Koblenz and dine aboard. (B,L,D),

Braubach is south-western Germany and 8km south of Koblenz. The Marksburg Castle is perched dramatically on the top of a hill overlooking Braubach. The fortification has never been besieged and escaped virtually unscathed during the French attacks of the 17th century when most other Rhine castles were destroyed. Within the castle sits a Gothic Hall, Citadel and torture chamber complete with gruesome instruments.

Marksburg, Braubach
Arrive
08/26/24
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Depart
08/26/24
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Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river's narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. This afternoon, we'll stop to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. Rejoin your ship in Koblenz and dine aboard. (B,L,D),

Koblenz Destination Guide
Arrive
08/26/24
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Depart
08/26/24
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Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river's narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. This afternoon, we'll stop to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. Rejoin your ship in Koblenz and dine aboard. (B,L,D),

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Cologne Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/27/24
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Depart
08/27/24
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Arrive in Cologne during breakfast, then disembark for a tour of Germany's fourth largest city. Stroll through the Old Town past St. Martin's Church and visit the Dom, Germany's largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your free time enjoying Cologne's atmospheric waterfront before returning aboard for dinner and evening departure. (B,L,D),

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Kinderdijk Destination Guide
Arrive
08/28/24
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Depart
08/28/24
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We sail along the Rhine during the morning hours, enjoying scenic views. Spend your morning enjoying some popular Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). After lunch, your ship arrives in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an afternoon tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Board your ship for departure and dinner. Arrive in Amsterdam after midnight. (B,L,D),

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Amsterdam Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/29/24
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Depart
08/29/24
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After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Airport meet & greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking River Cruises. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city's neighborhoods, museums, and exciting nightlife. (B),

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Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise Inclusions
    • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
    • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
    • Visits to UNESCO Sites
    • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
    • Cultural Curriculum
    • Meals including regional specialties
    • Most alfresco dining on the rivers
    • Welcome Cocktails & Farewell Dinner
    • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
    • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
    • Walking track & sports deck
    • Curated library
    • 24-hour guest services
    • All port taxes & fees
    • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with Viking Air purchase
    • Viking Service Guarantee
    YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:
    • River-view stateroom Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
    • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
    • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
    • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
    • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
    • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
    • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
    • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Offer ID

1474514

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