Savour the Flavours of Europe with Viking

Viking brings you closer to the cultures of the world with itineraries designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, wine, culture and customs. Every detail on board a Viking ship is designed to enrich and enhance your travel experience, especially through local culinary traditions. We’ve listed three of our favorite itineraries for your consideration below.

Photo: River cruise in France

8-Days Chateaux, Rivers & Wine

The Aquitaine was once Europe’s richest kingdom — a fact that its inspiring ports, vineyards, farms and forests confirms. Each stop along your voyage promises to unveil moments inherently rich with luxury. Hunt for truffles in Périgord. Play cellar master and create your own personal blend of cognac at the Camus distillery. Savor the finest oysters France has to offer, sourced from the bay at Arcachon. As you voyage through Bordeaux — a region synonymous with fine wine and finer living — sip Saint- Émilion, Médoc and Sauternes in the terroir they call home.

Photo: Wine tasting

8-Days Danube Waltz

This eight-day itinerary leisurely sails through the spectacular scenery lining the Danube River while stopping at ports specifically picked to allow you to discover the best the region has to offer. Take part in a sweeping culinary excursion across the picturesque landscape of Linz. Observe daily monastic life with an exclusive visit to Göttweig Abbey. Pop into Wachau Valley Winery for a sampling of their wares and the opportunity to learn how to make apricot dumplings. Browse local food markets in both Vienna and Budapest, and then relax in the soothing steam at a thermal bath of the latter.

Photo: Danube river in Budapest, Hungary

8-Days Rhine Getaway

The turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and stunning scenery scattered along the Rhine’s banks make it one of Europe’s most beloved rivers. Discover these sights and more on an eight-day journey from Amsterdam to Basel, where you’ll have ample opportunity to taste the region’s renowned white wines — some of these vineyards have roots reaching back to ancient Roman times. You’ll savor the culinary traditions of Alsace; Strasbourg alone proves to be a cornucopia of epicurean delights with its pretzels, cheeses, meats, sausages, baked goods and regional dessert specialties, while Breisach is just desserts, with the chance to learn how Black Forest cake is made.

Photo: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The ideal way to make the most of any of these voyages is with the expert guidance and plush perks assured by our travel advisors. Not only will you have plenty of time to experience the sights and flavors listed above, but you’ll also enjoy all the trappings that have made Viking® the #1 River Line year after year — award-winning, state-of-the-art Viking Longships® promising enrichment lectures and elegant alfresco dining. Our agents know Viking® well, so we can help you choose, plan and book your vacation to perfection.

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