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Rivers have throughout time served as the world’s natural highways, facilitating trade and travel, connecting people and cultures. As civilizations developed along riverbanks, history’s footprints have remained along their shores, making a river journey simply one of the most culturally enriching and rewarding travel experiences you can have.
 
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The majestic Rhine, the delightful Danube, the scenic Elbe. Sail Europe’s picturesque waterways in elegant comfort with Viking. Ranging from 8 to 15 days, itineraries offer a wealth of unforgettable journeys across the continent. Explore fascinating ports, discover arts and architecture, experience charming cultures and immerse yourself in history.

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Europe is a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern. Enjoy the timeless beauty and grace of the Old World with European river cruises along the Rhine, the Main, the Danube and the Seine.

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Grand European Tour
Amsterdam to Budapest
from $3,962 | 15 Days | 13 Guided Tours | 5 Countries
Imagine 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. From Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields to Germany’s fairytale castles, from the Main-Danube Canal to the vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this epic voyage offers a wealth of wonderful experiences. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

Romantic Danube
Budapest to Nuremberg
from $1,956 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 3 Countries
Discover grand cities and quaint villages on this 8-day journey along the “Blue Danube.” Explore both sides of fascinating Budapest, experience Vienna’s imperial architecture and gracious culture, and tour riverside towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Explore a baroque abbey and stroll cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses.

Danube Waltz
Passau to Budapest
from $1,896 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 4 Countries
Explore four of Europe’s most enchanting countries along the storied Danube River; Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. See the range of architectural wonders in Budapest and Bratislava, sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley, and take a tour of the 900-year-old baroque Benedictine abbey at Melk on this amazing 8-day itinerary.

Rhine Getaway
Amsterdam to Basel
from $1,996 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 4 Countries
Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine River on this 8-day cruise. You will see the many charming castles that command the riverbanks as you sail through Germany. Experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks and take part in the inviting nightlife in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse.

Cities of Light
Paris to Prague
from $2,956 | 12 Days | 10 Guided Tours | 4 Countries
Discover the romance of Paris and Prague and all the quaint small towns in between on this 12‑day journey, including two nights each in Paris and Prague and a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Take in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides as you cruise through Germany and sample fine wines of the region.

Tulips & Windmills
Amsterdam to Amsterdam
from $3,272 | 10 Days | 8 Guided Tours | 2 Countries
Come see the rainbow of colors and visit some of Belgium’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities for the ultimate 10-day spring journey in the Low Countries. Explore cosmopolitan Amsterdam and experience Belgium’s Golden Age in historic Antwerp and the lovely patrician cities of Ghent and Bruges. Plus, enjoy savory Dutch cheeses on this delightful cruise.

Heart of Germany
Nuremberg to Frankfurt
from $1,698 | 7 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 1 Country
History lines the banks of the Main, one of Europe’s most intimate waterways. In this land of Franconian wine and Bavarian beer, the famed “Romantic Road” leads to fairy-tale Old Towns. Explore the cobbled streets of Rothenburg and the splendid palace of Würzburg. See the dramatic ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Discover Nuremberg’s rich past. Join us for this fascinating itinerary through Germany.


 

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Imperial Cities of Europe
Berlin to Budapest
from $3,146 | 12 Days | 10 Guided Tours | 3 Countries
This exciting cruisetour offers the ideal way to enhance your Romantic Danube river cruise. Spend two nights each in Dresden and Berlin, two artful cities gloriously rebuilt after World War II. Along the Danube’s fabled waters, you’ll admire glittering capitals from Budapest to Vienna and the stunning vistas of the Wachau Valley.

Rhine Rhapsody
Basel to Paris
from $3,106 | 10 Days | 8 Guided Tours | 4 Countries
Spend 10 days amidst the timeless elegance of Paris and the breathtaking scenery along the Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers. Stay in Paris, then enjoy scenic cruising through the Rhine Valley, famous for its many castles and charming towns. Discover multicultural Strasbourg and explore Basel’s Old Town. A joyful rhapsody!

Passage to Eastern Europe
Bucharest to Budapest
from $2,756 | 11 Days | 7 Guided Tours | 5 Countries
Let us take you to the cities, towns and natural wonders of Eastern Europe. Visit capitals of Hungary, Serbia and Romania plus towns in Croatia and Bulgaria, and see the region’s dramatic scenery.

Elegant Elbe
Berlin to Prague
from $2,799 | 10 Days | 9 Guided Tours | 2 Countries
Discover the natural beauty of former East Germany’s dramatic landscape on this 10-day Elbe River cruise. Witness the opulence of Saxon monarchs as you stroll through their palaces and gardens; sail between the sandstone cliffs of Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland.” Your journey is bookended by nights in multicultural Berlin and beautiful Prague.

European Sojourn
Amsterdam to Bucharest
from $7,367 | 23 Days | 19 Guided Tours | 9 Countries
Combine Grand European Tour with Passage to Eastern Europe for the ultimate European sojourn. See the canals of Amsterdam, the castles of the Rhine Valley, great Danube cities like Vienna and Budapest, and many colorful capitals of Eastern Europe on an incredible 23-day cruisetour that includes eight countries.

Paris & the Heart of Normandy
Paris to Paris
from $1,996 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 1 Country
Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside as you experience pivotal moments in history on this fascinating 8-day journey. Experience the exquisite gardens of Giverny, walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city, with your companion.

Portraits of Southern France
Avignon to Chalon-sur-Saône
from $2,856 | 8 Days | 7 Guided Tours | 1 Country
Sail along France’s scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas the French countryside has to offer. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Burgundy and the colorful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins, walk cobbled streets and visit the historic Papal Palace in Avignon. Learn about the region’s time-honored winemaking traditions, sample Burgundy varietals and try the world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.

France's Finest
Paris to Avignon
from $5,911 | 15 Days | 13 Guided Tours | 1 Country
Join two popular itineraries to create a 15-day river cruise that offers the ultimate journey through France. Begin in France’s legendary capital of Paris, then travel along the Seine through the Norman countryside to the historic Normandy beaches before returning to Paris. Transfer to Chalon-sur-Saône to embark on the second half of your grand tour of France, finding artistic inspiration in the colors and sunlight of Burgundy and Provence.

Châteaux, Rivers & Wine
Bordeaux to Bordeaux
from $1,856 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 1 Country
This 8-day journey takes you to Aquitaine, where some of France’s most remarkable wines are produced. At the region’s heart, the city of Bordeaux invites visitors to savor its grand architecture and superb museums. Taste wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers.

Portugal's River of Gold
Lisbon to Porto
from $2,456 | 10 Days | 8 Guided Tours | 2 Countries
Discover one of Europe's most pristine destinations, Portugal. Explore Lisbon, then see unspoiled vistas, stop at ports of call largely unchanged for centuries and sample the local cuisine and port wines on your Douro River cruise

Grand European Tour & Belgium
Ghent to Budapest
from $5,712 | 19 Days | 15 Guided Tours | 6 Countries
Our most epic cruisetour combines Grand European Tour with a fascinating exploration of the Low Countries. Explore 5 countries in 19 days, beginning with two nights each in medieval Ghent and canal-laced Amsterdam. Then set sail for the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, passing elegant castles, emerald vineyards and cultural capitals along the way.

Rhineland Discovery
Bruges to Basel
from $3,346 | 12 Days | 9 Guided Tours | 5 Countries
Enhance your Rhine Getaway river cruise with two nights each in Belgium and Holland. This extraordinary cruisetour spans 5 countries in 12 days. You’ll explore medieval Bruges and Ghent and canal-laced Amsterdam, the cultural centers of the Low Countries. Then enjoy the magnificence of the Rhine, sailing past sloping vineyards, fairy-tale castles and quaint villages.

Castles & Legends
Munich to Budapest
from $3,346 | 12 Days | 10 Guided Tours | 5 Countries
The alpine beauty of Bavaria and Austria takes your Danube Waltz river cruise to new heights, with two nights each in Munich and Salzburg. This cruisetour visits the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle and Salzburg’s Old Town. Then you’ll sail the Danube past villages, vineyards and the Wachau Valley to the cultural capitals of Vienna and Budapest.

Paris, Burgundy & Provence
Paris to Avignon
from $3,506 | 12 Days | 11 Guided Tours | 1 Country
Enrich your Lyon & Provence river cruise with French finery on this magnificent cruisetour. After two nights each in elegant Paris and in Burgundy’s gastronomic capital of Dijon, you’ll wind your way south on the beautiful Rhône, setting a course for the legendary landscapes of Provence, quaint villages and stunning Avignon, “City of Popes.”

Poland, Prague & the Elegant Elbe
Berlin to Warsaw
from $4,699 | 16 Days | 14 Guided Tours | 3 Countries
Complement the natural beauty and baroque splendor of your Elegant Elbe itinerary with breathtaking stays in three magical cities on one inspiring cruisetour. After your cruise, enjoy two nights in magical Prague, three in beautiful Kraków with a moving excursion to Auschwitz and two in lovingly reconstructed Warsaw, home of the courageous wartime uprising.

Lyon & Provence
Avignon to Lyon
from $2,156 | 8 Days | 7 Guided Tours | 1 Country
Sail along France’s scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas the French countryside has to offer. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins, walk cobbled streets and visit the historic Papal Palace in Avignon. Learn about the region’s time-honored winemaking traditions, sample Beaujolais varietals and try the world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.

Switzerland to the North Sea
Basel to Amsterdam
from $2,522 | 10 Days | 8 Guided Tours | 4 Countries
Follow the emerald banks of the Rhine, exploring two of Europe’s centers of art and culture along the way. Stroll Basel’s medieval quarter and explore Amsterdam’s canals lined with elegant houses. In between, cruise through enchanting storybook landscapes. Explore Strasbourg’s Alsatian beauty, admire Germany’s riverside castles and visit Holland’s iconic windmills.

Bavaria to Budapest
Nuremberg to Budapest
from $2,522 | 10 Days | 7 Guided Tours | 3 Countries
Experience the Danube’s rich culture. Visit Vienna’s exquisite museums and impressive architecture during a full day on your own. Enjoy ample free time in Budapest, a colorful cosmopolitan city steeped in Hungarian history. And witness the beauty of the Danube Bend. From medieval Nuremberg to Austria’s Wachau Valley, this river cruise is a Danube dream.
 


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Romantic Danube

Encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the Danube River. Explore Budapest, Hungary’s capital. Experience Vienna’s architecture and culture, and towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Savor authentic dishes, learn about local legends, and understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his famous melody.

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Grand European Tour + Belgium

Explore 5 countries in 19 days, with 2 nights each in the medieval jewel of Belgian Ghent and among the canal-lined lanes of Dutch Amsterdam. The rest of Europe unfolds before you during a 12-day cruise that spans the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers.

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Rhine Getaway

In Germany, see the many charming castles. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, and experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks. Encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France.

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Paris, Burgundy & Provence

Enrich your Lyon & Provence river cruise with two nights each in elegant Paris and Burgundy’s gastronomic hub of Dijon. Take in the sun-splashed landscapes of Provence, where that ever-famous light lured the great Impressionists from van Gogh to Matisse.

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Bavariato Budapest

From medieval Nuremberg to Austria’s Wachau Valley, experience the rich treasures and stunning beauty of the Danube. Visits to the cultural capital of Vienna and the two sides of Budapest crown this inspiring journey.Includes a full day in Vienna, you can stroll grand boulevards, admire exquisite museums and architecture and linger in cafés.

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On a river cruise you'll spend less time getting there, and more time being there. Your river-ship is the hub of your experience, and you itinerary offers a unique take on its ports-of-call, the best of what each destination has to offer – inspiring you to go out and explore. Making a river journey is simply one of the most culturally enriching and rewarding travel experiences you can have. The result: experiences that lead to great stories.

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