Our three favorite Europe river cruises with Viking River Cruises

Europe river cruises are popular for good reason. Filled with culture, cuisine and quietly changing landscapes, you'll discover (or rediscover) bucket list destinations with the sophistication and comfort of a state-of-the-art Viking Longship.

Having trouble choosing the very best itinerary? We've rounded up our three favorite Europe river cruises by Viking River Cruises with current offers (including free or reduced airfare!) Enjoy!

15-Day Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises

Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. A 15-day Grand European Tour aboard Viking River Cruises traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend. Totaling 4 countries, 14 ports, 12 included shore excursions and 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it's no surprise that this Europe river cruise itinerary from Amsterdam to Budapest is one of Viking's most popular cruises!

2017 fares start from $3,999 per person with sailings available in July, August, October and November. 2018 fares start from $4,899 per person in June, August, September and October.

Ports of Call:
Budapest, Hungary • Vienna, Austria • Melk, Austria • Passau, Germany • Regensburg, Germany • Nuremberg, Germany • Bamberg, Germany • Würzburg, Germany • Wertheim, Germany • Koblenz, Germany • Cologne, Germany • Kinderdijk, The Netherlands • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For sailings between March and October 2018, river cruise fares start from $4,499 per person with free airfare from Viking's gateway cities.

8-Day Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises

On the 8-day Romantic Danube, you'll visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge, explore Göttweig Abbey (one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers) and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. You'll see Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau and celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you’re sure to love. Enjoy 3 countries, guided tours at 6 ports and 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites from Budapest to Nuremberg, Germany.

Ports of call:
Budapest, Hungary • Vienna, Austria • Krems, Austria • Passau, Germany • Regensburg, Germany • Nuremberg, Germany

For sailings between March and December 2018, river cruise fares start from $1,999 per person with airfare from $395 per person.

8-Day Rhine Getaway with Viking River Cruises

The 8-day Rhine Getaway river cruise itinerary gives you all of the highlights of the legendary Rhine starting at just $1,699 per person. Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best preserved medieval castle. Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest at an open air museum and spend time in picturesque Colmar. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this 8-day journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.

Ports of Call:
Amsterdam, the Netherlands • Kinderdijk, the Netherlands • Cologne, Germany • Koblenz, Germany • Heidelberg, Germany • Strasbourg, France • Breisach, Germany • Basel, Switzerland

For sailings between March and December 2018, river cruise fares start from $1,999 per person with airfare from $295 per person.

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Terms & Conditions – US

*Note: Cruise fares listed are for cruise and cruisetour only in US dollars, per person and fares/discount offers are based on double occupancy and are valid for US residents only. Prices are based upon lowest price point and category at time of print and are subject to change without notice. Air prices are per person based on the cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all gov’t taxes and fees of approx. $160 and air fuel surcharges. Add’l airline imposed baggage charges may apply, consult your airline. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Subject to availability and may not be combinable with any other offers. Offer EBD: Offer valid on bookings made from June 1 - June 30, 2017. 2-for-1 cruise plus FREE air valid on available departures of Grand European Tour, European Sojourn, France’s Finest, Waterways of the Tsars and Kiev to the Black Sea. Air savings vary on other itineraries. Air offers valid on all North American gateways except Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only Book and pay in full by June 30, 2017. Offer expires June 30, 2017. Additional restrictions may apply; see Passenger Ticket Contract at vikingrivercruises.com. CST#2052644-40