Explore Europe with Viking’s Grand European Tour All-Inclusive River Cruise

Viking River Cruises offers a truly unforgettable experience with their Grand European Tour. This 15-day all-inclusive river cruise journey takes you on a journey through the heart of Europe, taking in some of the most iconic and historic destinations along the way.

The tour begins in Amsterdam, where you’ll spend the first two days exploring the city’s canals, museums, and charming neighborhoods. From there, you’ll board your Viking River Cruise ship and set sail down the Rhine River, taking in the picturesque towns and villages that line the riverbanks.

Amsterdam, Netherlands river cruise

As your river cruise winds down the Rhine, you’ll make stops in cities like Cologne, with its famous cathedral and lively Christmas markets and world famous Kolsch beer, and Rüdesheim, known for its beautiful vineyards and charming wine taverns. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Marksburg Castle, one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed.

Cologne, Germany river cruise

Next, you’ll continue your river cruise journey down the Main River, with stops in charming German towns like Würzburg and Bamberg. In Würzburg, you’ll have the chance to visit the magnificent Residenz Palace, an 18th-century Baroque palace that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Bamberg, you’ll have the chance to explore the old town, which is home to one of the most well-preserved medieval centers in Europe.

Würzburg, Germany river cruise

From there, you’ll make your way down the Danube River through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Austria. This region is known for its wine production, and travelers can take a guided tour of local wineries and taste the delicious wines. The cruise also stops in the charming town of Melk, where visitors can see the beautiful Melk Abbey, a magnificent Baroque palace and monastery.

Melk, Austria river cruise

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The cruise then heads to the picturesque town of Durnstein, where visitors can explore the ruins of Durnstein Castle, which was once the prison of King Richard the Lionheart. The cruise also stops in Vienna, the capital of Austria, which is known for its beautiful architecture, art, and music. Visitors can take a guided tour of the city, which includes a visit to the famous Schonbrunn Palace and the Vienna Opera House.

Vienna, Austria river cruise

The final stop on the cruise is the Hungarian capital of Budapest. This city is known for its beautiful architecture, thermal baths, and delicious food. Visitors can take a guided tour of the city, which includes a visit to the famous Hungarian Parliament Building and the Buda Castle. The cruise also includes a visit to the Szechenyi thermal baths, which are the largest thermal baths in Europe.

Budapest, Hungary river cruise

Finally, extend your journey in the beautiful city of Prague. Here, you’ll have the chance to explore the city’s charming Old Town, with its winding streets, colorful buildings, and historic landmarks such as the Charles Bridge and the St. Vitus Cathedral.

Prague, Czech Republic river cruise

In conclusion, Viking River Cruise’s Grand European Tour is a perfect way to explore the heart of Europe, from Amsterdam to Budapest. The cruise offers a unique and immersive way to experience some of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world, like Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt, Linz, Vienna, and Budapest. It gives you the comfort of having everything included, such as accommodation, food, and guided tours while you travel. You get to explore the culture, history, and landmarks of each city, and also get to taste the local delicacies and wines while enjoying the beautiful views of the rivers.

This tour gives you a chance to experience the best of Europe in one go, and it’s definitely a trip worth taking. Contact us to start planning your all inclusive river cruise with Viking’s Grand European Tour!

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