European Luxury River Cruises

VIKING – Rhine Discovery – 8 days

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Introduction

Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, see the many charming castles commanding the riverbanks as you sail by, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Also, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France, and take part in the inviting nightlife in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse. On this itinerary you see a lot—without spending a lot of time.

Day 1 Amsterdam

Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your ship. After boarding, the afternoon is yours free to explore the city on your own. If time permits, you may wish to visit the Anne Frank House. (D)

Day 2 Kinderdijk

Sail to Kinderdijk and tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. Learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, tour an actual working windmill and see its mechanisms and living quarters. Return aboard for lunch and an enjoyable afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample a distilled juniper liquor, handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever,  then try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). Cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Cologne

Continue cruising along the Rhine this morning until arrival in Cologne and disembark for a walking tour. Experience  Old Town and stroll past St. Martin’s Church,  spend some time inside Cologne’s Dom, an amazing Gothic cathedral which began construction in 1248 and which was only completed in 1880. Explore the dockside  cafés, shops and taverns on your own, and as always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Dinner is served aboard and your ship remains docked until late evening. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Koblenz & Rüdesheim

Proceed along the Rhine and disembark to tour the remarkable 700-year-old Marksburg Castle and its museum. Lunch aboard as you enjoy the  UNESCO World Heritage Site of castles overlooking the river from their hilltop locations.

Arrive in Rüdesheim later in the afternoon. Spend free time in the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse and sample a glass of locally produced wine at one of the wine bars or restaurants  — have a choice of dining aboard or in town if you prefer. Your Ship departs after midnight. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Heidelberg & Speyer

Cruise through the morning while enjoying brunch and the passing scenery. Arrive in Mannheim and see Germany’s oldest university in Heidelberg, founded in 1386. Go on to visit the beautiful sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle, taking in the scenery of the Neckar River Valley and the city’s many red rooftops from its hilltop location. Take a  walking tour through the Old Town to Heidelberg’s renowned gates. Rejoin your ship in Speyer this afternoon and take some time to explore. Your ship is docked in full view of the imposing Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was built in the 11th century and is the final resting place of eight German monarchs. Its magnificent interior features graceful rows of sandstone columns and a large stained-glass window. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Strasbourg

Your ship docks this morning in Kehl. Disembark for a guided tour of Strasbourg and see the European Parliament and  the interior of the city’s famed cathedral. The afternoon is free to further explore this Alsatian city’s blend of German and French cultures—lovely Art Nouveau and modernist architecture, fabulous churches, medieval covered bridges and beautiful parks. Dine aboard your ship and enjoy free time this evening in the quaint little city of Kehl. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Breisach

Cruise through the night and arrive during breakfast in Breisach, gateway to the Black Forest. Take a scenic route through the area’s renowned mountain landscape, dense forests and rolling meadow . Once there, visit a local workshop and witness a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Return to Breisach for some free time or choose an optional excursion to the quaint Alsatian town of Colmar, or an optional walking tour of a working vineyard. Dine aboard on your ship while you cruise on to Basel, arriving around midnight. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Basel

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your flight home. Why not extend your journey with 2 nights in Lucerne and enjoy the scenic landscape of the Swiss Alps with a view from your hotel, situated on the banks of beautiful Lake Lucerne. (B)

The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:
+ Return flights
+ Deluxe accommodation
+ Shore excursions
+ Delicious on board meals with complimentary wine

Amsterdam 2-night pre-extension – From £329.00 per person

Lucerne 2-night post-extension – From £359.00 per person

 

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DEC22 – Viking Longship Hlin
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DECKPLANS:  VIKING LONGSHIP HLIN | VIKING LONGSHIP IDI | VIKING LONGSHIP KVASIR

2015 CHECK-IN DATES
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DECKPLANS:  VIKING SUN

AVAILABLE SHIPS
AMSTERDAM TO BASEL BASEL TO AMSTERDAM
Viking Longship Idi Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25; May 9, 23; Jun 6, 20; Jul 4, 18; Aug 1, 15, 29; Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5 Mar 21; Apr 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27; Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 22; Sep 5, 19; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14, 28; Dec 12
Viking Longship Hlin Mar 24; Apr 7, 21; May 5, 19; Jun 2, 16, 30; Jul 14, 28; Aug 11, 25; Sep 8, 22; Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17;Dec 1, 15 Mar 31; Apr 14, 28; May 12, 26; Jun 9, 23; Jul 7, 21; Aug 4, 18; Sep 1, 15, 29; Oct 13, 27; Nov 10, 24;Dec 8, 22
Viking Longship Kvasir Apr 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27; Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 22; Sep 5, 19; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14, 28; Dec12 Mar 28; Apr 11, 25; May 9, 23; Jun 6, 20; Jul 4, 18; Aug 1, 15, 29; Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21;Dec 5
Viking Sun Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14, 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9, 23; Sep 6, 20; Oct 4, 18 Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24; Jun 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16, 30; Sep 13, 27; Oct 11, 25
Viking Helvetia Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24; Jun 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16, 30; Sep 13, 27; Oct 11, 25 Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14, 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9, 23; Sep 6, 20; Oct 4, 18

PRICE GUARANTEE

Once you have paid in full for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges. Airfare increases, currency fluctuations, increased fuel surcharges, new government taxes—none of these will apply to you.

ALL THIS IS INCLUDED

  • 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom
  • Return travel from the UK
  • 6 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner and Captain’s Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian Flammkuchen; observe a traditional glassblower; attend lectures on Germany’s current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising
  • All port charges
  • Free Wi-Fi, connection speed may vary

2015 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: On all sail dates the discount is per stateroom based on double occupancy. Single supplement savings are off applicable rates. Offer expires 31 October 2014.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Cruise fares listed are cruise only in GBP, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for UK residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings only as of 1 October 2014 and are subject to availability. Discounts are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract which may be viewed elsewhere on this website. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your Travel Agent. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

ALL PRICES SHOWN ABOVE ARE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS:
Viking Sun and Helvetia: E: 50%. D – A: 100%.

Viking Hlin, Idi and Kvasir: F: 50%. E – Suite: 100%.

FLIGHT UPGRADES:
Club Europe / Business Class from £350 per person (subject to availability).

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