Grand European Tour 2019 River Cruise & Viking Fjords Cruise

Span the continent on an epic journey from the cultural riches of Budapest to the pristine shores of Norway. Sail the legendary Danube into Austria’s vineyard-laden Wachau Valley. Traverse the remarkable Main–Danube Canal, pausing to sample Germany’s finest vintages and explore elegant palaces and impressive castles along the Rhine. In Kinderdijk and Amsterdam, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks. Then, sail the North Sea to the seaside village of Skagen, Denmark. Set off for Norway’s dramatic fjord landscapes, journeying from vibrant Oslo and history-rich Kristiansand to cosmopolitan Stavanger and spectacularly scenic Flåm. Disembark in historic Bergen, a city with deep Viking roots.

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Itinerary

Upon arrival in Budapest, then transfer to your ship. Budapest is aptly called “Paris of the East” for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube’s waters.

Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.

The capital city of Austria, Vienna is lined with green parks, upscale stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.

Strauss and Mozart composed many fine pieces in Vienna, Europe’s center of classical music.

Amid the picturesque villages and hilltop castles of the Wachau Valley, famous for its wine-growing, lies the charming city of Melk and its 900-year-old Benedictine abbey.

Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant colored buildings and graceful arcades.

Having escaped major damage during World War II, the picturesque town of Regensburg is one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities and the oldest city along the Danube.

One of Germany’s most renowned and intriguing cities, Nuremberg is surrounded by 13th-century walls that have many fully intact gates and watchtowers.

Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking city known for its symphony orchestra and specialty, “smoke” beer.

Würzburg is home to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Situated at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers, Wertheim is a charming town brimming with history.

On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rüdesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.

An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.

The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.

Amsterdam, city of charming canals and elegant, gabled houses is a delight to explore. Today, you will depart your river ship and transfer to Viking Sun to continue your Viking Voyage by ocean.

The North Sea has been central to Europe’s history, from Viking voyages to oil drilling.

The northernmost point of Denmark, Skagen is a charming old fishing village.

Oslo brims with scenic beauty, Viking history and artistic heritage.

Kristiansand is a vibrant city with an inviting Old Town and a historic fortress.

Stavanger’s Old Town has Europe’s highest concentration of 17th- and 18th-century wooden buildings.

Nestled in the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord, Flåm enjoys a spectacular setting.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Cabin Fares from (pp)
26 May 2019 French Balcony & Deluxe Veranda £6,935
Veranda & Penthouse Veranda £8,209
Veranda Suite & Penthouse Suite £11,135
Explorer Suite on both £15,185
Explorer Suite & Owners £18,785
02 June 2019 (in reverse) French Balcony & Deluxe Veranda £6,935
Veranda & Penthouse Veranda £8,209
Veranda Suite & Penthouse Suite £11,135
Explorer Suite on both £15,185
Explorer Suite & Owners £18,785

Extend Your Cruise

Extend your stay, pre or post cruise, with these great value cruise extensions! Simply give our award winning team a call for full details on 0800 810 8220

  • 2 Nights pre or post cruise stay in Budapest from only £259pp
  • 3 Nights pre or post cruise stay in Prague from only £769pp
  • Pre or post cruise extension: Oslo & Scenic Train from only £549pp
  • Pre or post cruise extension: Oslo & Bergen Rail from only £549pp
  • Pre or post cruise extension: Iceland & the Golden Circle rom only £1,269pp

What's Included

  • EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by 31st December 2018 & Save 500pp on 2019 Viking River Cruises PLUS free gratuities and Silver Spirits Beverage Package* Call 0800 810 8229 to secure your cabin!
  • 22-day cruise visiting 6 countries & 19 ports
  • 20 included tours/ 2 overnights
  • Wine/beer/soft drinks with lunch & dinner on board
  • Culture Curriculum, River: 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
  • Culture Curriculum, Ocean: Viking Resident Historian, Guest Lecturers, Destination Performances, TED Talks, Met Under the Stars, Munch Moments, classical music performances
  • Free Wi-Fi, connection speed may vary
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge, access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center & self-service launderettes on board your Viking Ocean Cruise
  • 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.