Immerse Yourself in New Cultures with Viking®

A world of discovery is waiting for you with Viking - how do you want to explore?

Destination focused. Culturally enriching. Carefully curated.

Viking® believes in offering you extraordinarily well-designed voyages that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. Its intimate vessels sail into the heart of your destination—where new discoveries are just a short walk from your ship.  Arrive in the center of town — and stroll right off and begin exploring. From river ships in Europe to perfectly sized ocean ships, Viking will deliver you to the doorstep of your dream European destination.


One of the best ways to immerse yourself in new cultures is to explore the world by river. Watch history unfold before your eyes on a voyage along Europe’s great rivers. Viking invites you to discover the fascinating stories behind iconic landmarks when you join them on an enriching journey. Immerse yourself in the storybook villages, vibrant cultural centers and picturesque landscapes of The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Switzerland and Portugal, and unlock a whole new world of discovery. 


Here is a sample of what you can experience on Viking’s European River voyages:


Indulge all your senses on Viking’s 15-day Grand European Tour, spanning the best of Europe. Their most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the stunning landscapes of Hungary and the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland with engaging encounters at every bend. Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Tour impressive wine cellars and sample the fine vintages and food during a visit to a Wachau Valley winery. Tour the boarding school of the Wiener Sängerknaben, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and meet some of the singers after an exclusive performance of one of the best known choirs in the world. See the famous fairy-tale castle that inspired Walt Disney and enjoy a flight over the surrounding countryside on a flight from Passau. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud.



Embark on a captivating journey along the legendary Rhine River, visiting iconic cities like Strasbourg, Cologne and Amsterdam on their Rhine Getaway voyage. This 8-day journey provides ample time to savor regional cuisine and taste local wines; explore medieval villages and admire the serene beauty of the Black Forest and learn to make the decadent Black Forest Cake for which the region is known; marvel at incredible views of Cologne and the Rhine from the roof of Cologne’s magnificent Gothic cathedral; witness the precision that goes into ever Mercedes-Benz on a fascinating factory tour and learn about the centuries of history that have unfolded along the Rhine.



Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath on an 8-day Danube Waltz voyage. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school or delight in an enchanting evening of music with a privileged access performance led by the renowned Alma Deutscher. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Admire the Wachau Valley’s beauty. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava and Passau. Witness daily monastic life on an exclusive visit to Göttweig Abbey. This eight-day itinerary reveals the best of these places while sailing leisurely through spectacular scenery.



Viking’s new London, Paris & D-Day itinerary commemorates the D-Day landings with a visit to the Churchill War Rooms in London. Hear inspiring tales of bravery as you visit Normandy’s historic beaches,  discover the roles that Britain and Canada played in contributing to the success of the D-Day invasion with a visit to the Pegasus Memorial Museum and learn about what life was like in World War II-era Paris. For art enthusiasts, visit the enchanting gardens and estate that inspired one of history’s great painters, founder of impressionism Claude Monet.



Tour lands of fine wine and cuisine on Viking’s 8-day Lyon & Provence itinerary. Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes d’Arles and the Pont du Gard. Explore the world’s largest Gothic palace at Avignon’s grand Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor local wines, hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall.



Viking has taken the same, small ship destination-focused experience to the seas and redefined ocean voyaging as their elegant vessels sail to the world’s most fascinating shores. 


On a Viking Ocean Ship, you will sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore in depth. The size of their vessels—with just 930 guests—gives Viking greater maneuverability, allowing them to dock where mega-liners cannot. Onboard, you can experience Viking’s award-winning service, all-veranda staterooms, the most al fresco dining on the seas and more. 


You will spend more time in port, with overnight stays in many ports of embarkation and disembarkation. With fewer days at sea, you will have ample time to immerse yourself in each destination. No other ocean line brings you so close to your destination’s doorstep. And no one else helps you uncover so much about a culture and its beauty while you are there. 


Here is a sample of what you can experience on Viking’s European Ocean voyages:



Immerse yourself in the British Isles with Viking’s 15-day British Isles Explorer itinerary, offering overnight stays in Bergen, Norway, and Greenwich, England, allowing more time to explore. Discover the legendary Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland and its capital, Edinburgh, where you can immerse yourself in an authentic Scottish experience during a whisky tasting and bagpipe workshop. Visit the seldom-visited ports of Shetland and Orkney Islands. In England, explore one of Liverpool’s best-kept secrets during a Privileged Access® tour of the Athenaeum club or enjoy a very special after-hours visit of the Tower of London and experience a unique, centuries-old tradition of the Ceremony of the Keys, which has been enacted every night without fail for almost 700 years by the Chief Yeoman Warder of the Tower. This is your chance to witness a piece of royal history that still exists today.



Set course for unforgettable exploration to some of the Mediterranean’s most historic ports on Viking’s 13-day Mediterranean Odyssey voyage. Enjoy ample time to savor Barcelona’s easygoing spirit with an overnight stay and witness the evolution of Antoni Gaudí’s creative genius as you tour some of his distinctive works on an exclusive tour. Discover the French Riviera’s seaside pleasures in Marseille and Monte Carlo or soak up the idyllic Provençal countryside during a winery picnic and a visit to Aix-en-Provence. Experience a cooking class in a Tuscan Castle in Tuscany, take a private visit of the Vatican Museum and tour Dubrovnik from a unique vantage point, strolling atop 1 ½ miles of medieval stone walls encircling the city. Along the way, gracious hosts and fine regional cuisine connect you to this remarkable region.


Witness the origin of civilization as you sail the fabled Aegean Sea on Ancient Mediterranean Treasures. Spend two days in majestic Istanbul, with its Byzantine treasures and intriguing blend of Eastern and Western influences. Experience an evening at a Turkish Hammam with the music of the sultans. Travel to the ruins of Troy, long steeped in myth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See historic sites in Ephesus and marvel at the gorgeous islands of Rhodes and Crete and visit a traditional village home to learn of the culture and traditions. Discover the architectural gems of ancient Athens during an overnight stay.



Sail historic waters and discover more of Scandinavia with overnights in Stockholm, Oslo and scenic Bergen on Viking’s popular Viking Homelands 15-day sojourn. Enjoy a culinary master class at the the Smakbyn restaurant, home to one of Scandinavia’s best-known chefs in Åland Islands or attend an intimate performance of Chopin compositions in a cultural venue in Gdańsk. Enjoy a Privileged Access® visit to Berlin including a panoramic tour, lunch atop the Reichstag and a private organ concert in a cathedral. Witness breathtaking scenery from your ship as she glides through majestic Norwegian fjords in the legendary homelands of the Vikings.

From Europe’s inland waterways to stunning seaside coasts brimming with old-world treasures, discover them with Viking in comfort aboard their award-winning small ships.  

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