More than 20 years ago, Viking began its journey on the rivers of Russia and transformed river cruise travel. They believed that cruising should connect you to your destination—not just take you to places on a map. And the ideal voyage immerses travelers in local cultures as it nourishes and enriches—and even changes the way you see the world. This groundbreaking approach to travel by river has earned Viking the illustrious spot as the most award-winning river cruise line. Today, their fleet of more than 60 ships sail the storied rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt.

The Viking Difference

Viking was recently voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in their 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards and once again named one of the Best River Cruise Lines by Travel + Leisure readers in the 2017 World’s Best Awards. As The World’s Leading River Cruise Line®, Viking believes in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. You sail into the heart of your destination—where new discoveries are just a short walk from your ship.

With ships thoughtfully engineered to bring the outside in, Viking has fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in comfort. Graceful staterooms and suites were designed for ultimate comfort and serenity, and light-filled public spaces inspire and refresh you throughout your journey. Plus, its state-of-the-art Viking Longships®—the newest and largest fleet on Europe’s rivers—feature premium amenities, the first true suites on river ships and the most al fresco dining on the rivers.

Travel should be more than just a trip—it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That is why Viking itineraries are designed to help you explore the most intimate nuances of your destination: its food, culture, countryside and customs.

Included shore excursions and carefully curated optional excursions provide the perfect overview of must-see cultural and historic highlights. But The Viking Way® of exploration goes beyond the expected and iconic, offering Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences. While onboard enrichment programs bring local culture and history to life, complementing your time ashore.

Viking Inclusive Value 

Viking delivers remarkable value. Economies of ship design, ownership of vessels and high standards all lead to increased savings that are passed onto you. Viking manages every aspect of their business efficiently, including locking in air contracts and negotiating the best rates, thus providing you with a high-quality travel experience at a significant value.

And with Viking, there are no surprises or hidden fees. The price you pay covers just about everything you need: one complimentary shore excursion in every port of call; unlimited free Wi-Fi; visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites; enrichment lectures and Destination Performances; beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner; 24-hour specialty coffees, teas and bottled water; all port taxes and fees; and airport transfers with the purchase of Viking Air.
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