Discover the fascinating Danube
with its charming small towns and exciting cities on this river cruise
vacation. From Vienna, the “City of Music,” embark on your Danube River
cruise and begin exploring the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau
Valley, Slovakia’s capital of Bratislava, and the vibrant Hungarian
city of Budapest.
See the best of Eastern Europe on this exhilarating Balkan adventure. Your cruise vacation begins with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. Board your ship and head south, enjoying guided sightseeing in each city, including inside visits of Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, the eclectic rock formations of Belogradchik, Patriarch’s Church in Veliko Târnovo, Arbanassi’s Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity, and the National Art Museum in Bucharest. Other highlights: an organ concert in Kalocsa, passing through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge, and a visit to Vidin’s medieval fortress. Your journey ends with an overnight in Bucharest, Romania’s vibrant capital and the “Paris of the East.”
Four countries, three
rivers, and the masterful Main Danube Canal are the basis of this
delightful 14-day river cruise vacation. Start in Zürich,
Switzerland, then enjoy guided sightseeing in the cities of Strasbourg,
Würzburg, Nuremberg, and Vienna. There’s an excursion to
Heidelberg with its imposing castle ruins, and a visit to the beautiful
Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Guided walks of the smaller towns show you
their highlights, and there’s a chance to sample some of Germany’s
famous beers on this Rhine river cruise vacation!
Experience Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, and France on this fantastic river cruise vacation. Begin in Amsterdam with an exciting cruise through its intricate network of canals. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Cologne, with its famous cathedral, and Trier, where you’ll see the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, enjoy the magnificent views from Reichsburg Castle above the charming town of Cochem, and visit a local wine cellar in Bernkastel. From Metz, travel via high-speed train to Paris for guided sightseeing, two overnights, and the conclusion of your amazing vacation.
Opportunities abound on this grand vacation to learn about France and to taste its sumptuous wines and cuisine. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the “City of Light.” Travel south to fascinating Beaune for a Burgundy wine tasting; then board your ship in quaint Chalon-sur-Saône and set sail for lovely Tournus, Mâcon, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Your vacation ends with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Cote d’Azur. This cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, charming towns, spectacular cuisine, and more!
Sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers and through the Main Danube Canal and dramatic Rhine Gorge on this remarkable river cruise vacation. Begin your trip with two nights in the vibrant Hungarian capital of Budapest with guided sightseeing and time to explore the city on your own. Then set sail and enjoy guided sightseeing showing the highlights in each city, with inside visits of Fishermen’s Bastion in Budapest, Melk’s awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim, and Reichsburg Castle in Cochem. Also participate in a lively beer tasting, attend a traditional baking demonstration in the pretty Bavarian village of Miltenberg, and travel by high-speed train to Paris, where your vacation concludes with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to explore the “City of Light” at your own pace!
Discover Ukraine’s colorful culture on this cruise along the Dnieper River. Tour palaces, monasteries and botanical gardens in Kiev, Yalta and Odessa, learn about the country’s maritime history in Sevastopol, and immerse yourself in Cossack traditions in Zaporozhye. See the influences of the Vikings, the Tatars and others on Ukraine’s architecture and people.
This phenomenal itinerary presents China’s key highlights in just 12 days. Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai, China’s most cutting-edge, modern city. Cruise the legendary Yangtze between Wuhan and Chongqing through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Gorges. You will also tour the Three Gorges Dam, an engineering marvel that has changed the face of China. Visit Xian and look into the faces of thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors. In Beijing, explore historic imperial treasures like The Forbidden City, Great Wall and famed Summer Palace, and walk through Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue. Distinctive hotel stays and our new Viking Emerald round out an amazing trip.
This exciting vacation introduces you to the rich history and cultural treasures of China, Tibet, and Mongolia. Begin your journey with three overnights in vibrant Hong Kong, including a cable car ride up Victoria Peak for panoramic views, a drive to Repulse Bay, and time in the Aberdeen fishing village for a sampan ride on the harbor. On to mainland China, where you’ll marvel at the Three Gorges Dam site on your delightful 4-night Yangtze River cruise, and experience world-famous sites in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, including the Bund, Yu Yuan Gardens, the Children’s Palace, Dayan Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, and Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. High in the Himalayas, explore Lhasa, Tibet’s mystical capital, with visits to the Summer Palace, a local home and monastery, Potala Palace, and Jokhang Temple. Fly to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where a city tour shows off the sites, you’ll enjoy a Mongolian folklore performance, and inside visits introduce you to the Bogd Khan Winter Palace and Gandan Monastery. Fly to the Gobi Desert and visit Eagle Valley National Park, the largest sand dunes in the region, and a camel breeders camp to learn about the nomadic lifestyle—truly the trip of a lifetime!
Discover China’s ancient history and fascinating culture on this delightful China river cruise. Sightseeing with a Local Guide shows you the highlights in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, with inside visits that include the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, Great Wall, Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs, the Terracotta Warriors, Dayan Pagoda, the Bund, the Yu Yuan Gardens, and the Children’s Palace. Attend an acrobatic show or visit the Ghost City Temple, and participate in a calligraphy class, lacquer and cloisonné workshops, and a noodle-making demonstration. You’ll also tour the ancient Hutongs by rickshaw, enjoy a performance of the Peking Opera, “The Tang Dynasty” dinner show, and an authentic Peking Duck dinner, and will tour a silk factory. On your 3-night river cruise along the majestic Yangtze, see the impressive Three Gorges Dam site. Fly to Hong Kong for three overnights that include a cable car ride up Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Drive by Repulse Bay, a popular beach area, then to the Aberdeen fishing village for a sampan ride on the harbor.
Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint villages along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, where your vacation begins with sightseeing of some of the famous sites, including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Then set sail and choose between a visit of Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison. Next up: your choice of a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. On to Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating “Taste of Normandy.” Continue to Les Andelys with the Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy free time to explore this medieval town on your own. Return to Paris, where you’ll disembark and conclude your exciting vacation!
One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.
From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. Then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sites in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!
The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and a visit to imposing Fishermen’s Bastion. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore its famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former Royal Palace grounds, explore its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums.
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