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Viking River Cruises owns and operates the world’s largest fleet (and the count is not even close) of 64 deluxe vessels built specifically for river cruising. And they have over 175 years of heritage in European river cruising. Now, picture you standing on the Great Wall of China; strolling through Moscow’s Red Square toward the ornate varicolored onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral; exploring the interior of one of Europe’s famous medieval castles; or marvel at the graceful bridges and spires of Prague.


You can experience all of this and really much more on a Viking River Cruise and only unpack once – in your spacious river view stateroom. River cruising has become enormously popular for many reasons. You will never have to repeatedly check in and out of hotels and travel along highways. Most of Europe’s great cities developed along waterways ... like Cologne, Vienna, Moscow, etc. Every day you will view new breathtaking scenery around every turn. When you glide into a new historic town you will be right in the heart of it, ready to explore from the minute you disembark.


Since Viking River Cruises owns the ships they operate, each ship is built specifically to navigate the rivers they travel. Viking ships have Scandinavian-influenced interiors with furnishings crafted of fine woods, fabrics of wools, cashmeres, cottons and linens. Each ship features an observation lounge and restaurant with panoramic windows, and a sun deck with 360 degrees views. Conde Nast Traveler readers named Viking Longships "Best River Cruise Ships."


Your Viking stateroom will most likely exceed your expectations. Most staterooms are deluxe with hotel style beds with European linens and duvets; plenty of closet space; and a place to stow your unpacked bags. All rooms have a private bath with shower, plus 40-inch Sony TV’s with CNN and other English speaking language programming. Of course you will appreciate the picture window or French balcony or, in China – a full balcony. In Europe vessels have ship-wide wireless internet access. Ships in China and Russia have an internet café with computers for use at a nominal fee.


EXPLORER SUITES & VERANDA SUITES- The Ultimate True, 2-Room Suites
Because of an exclusive corridor design, Viking Longships offer true suites - two full size rooms. You must book early if you hope to capture one of only two 445-square-foot Explorer Suites, located aft of the ship. Each boasts separate sleeping and sitting quarters, a French balcony, two flat-panel TV's and a wraparound veranda offering spectacular 270° views. And then there are seven 275-square-foot Veranda Suites on the Upper Deck with a French balcony in the sleeping quarters and a full-size veranda in the separate sitting area.



Dining on a Viking River Cruise is a wonderful opportunity to experience the finest regional cuisine all prepared from a Chef who shops in the local markets. Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed by way of the breakfast or sandwich/soup bar, or by ordering hot entrees from the menu. Dinner is a five-course affair which can range from popular local dishes to a grilled steak, chicken or Caesar Salad if you prefer – all adapted for American tastes.


Viking restaurants are designed for single-seating meals, but always in an elegant setting with crisp tablecloth linens, fine china and crystal, contemporary cutlery and special touches like flowers and candles. The service you receive will be outstanding.


Viking prides itself on being an innovator and one such example is the Aquavit Terrace, a portion of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the lounge that can be rolled aside to create a unique area that combines the comforts of the indoors with the fresh air of the outdoors. Why Aquavit? Because it originates from a Latin phrase for "water of life."


Viking understands wine is an integral part of completing the dining experience, so they have paired with a fifth-generation vineyard in Austria's Wachau Valley to produce exclusive varieties.



When you travel with Viking you enjoy at least one included shore excursion every day. These guided tours bring you closer to the culture, people and history of the destination. In most ports you will also have time for shopping or whatever leisure activity suits you. With Quietvox headphones you will clearly hear every word spoken by your guide regardless of where you are standing.


With Viking River Cruises you will enjoy the benefits of an All-Inlcusive experience including all onboard meals, served al fresco; complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners, plus complimentary bottled water, and cappuccino, coffee and tea at the 24-hour hot beverge bar. Plus you can easily post photos and stories of your Viking adventure thanks to complimentary Internet service.


Additionally, each guest receives a complimentary Travel Companion book containing information about the region and destinations, local stories and legends, and a kilometer-by-kilometer guide with locations and attractions along the river – with space for your own notes.


Grand European Tour:
15 days; Amsterdam to Budapest with 12 guided tours and visits to 9 UNESCO World Heritage Suites. Extensions available in Prague; Amsterdam & Budapest.

Romantic Danube: 8 days; Budapest to Nuremberg includes 6 guided tours & 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Switzerland to the North Sea: 10 days; Basel to Amsterdam with breathtaking castle laden Rhine River cruising. 8 guided tours and more!


As a service bonus we sugggest you read the review our own Chuck Butler authored after his Fall 2014 Grand European River Cruise Tour on one of the decorated Viking Longships. Chuck has many years of experience at this and will be glad to personally lend his experience to your benefit.


ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION is here to help you select the ultimate river cruise and receive the very best value and experience possible.

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