Imagine 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. From Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields to Germany’s fairytale castles, from the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal to the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this epic voyage presents the highlights of Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café. Enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest. Along the way discover the legend of the Lorelei, the ancient art of glassblowing, the music of Mozart and more. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.
AAA Member benefit
- $200 shipboard credit per person**
- 15-day cruise with river-view stateroom
- 12 guided tours with audio headset
- All meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
- Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
- Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Culture Curriculum: Enjoy concerts aboard and ashore, ranging from Austrian classics to baroque organ music; attend lectures on current affairs in Germany, Holland & the European Union; learn how to make your own Rüdesheimer coffee; experience the wonderful scents of a Viennese market
- All port charges
- Unlimited Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
Day One – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.
Day Two – Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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.
Day Three – Cologne, Germany
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.
Day Four – Koblenz, Germany
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.
Day Five – Miltenberg, Germany
Lively and romantic, the medieval town of Miltenberg on the Main River lies amid one of Germany’s fine wine–producing regions.
Day Six – Würzburg, Germany
Würzburg is home to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day Seven – Bamberg, Germany
Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking city known for its symphony orchestra and specialty, “smoke” beer.
Day Eight – Nuremberg, Germany
One of Germany’s most renowned and intriguing cities, Nuremberg is surrounded by 13th-century walls that have many fully intact gates and watchtowers.
Day Nine – Regensburg, Germany
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.
Day Ten – Passau, Germany
Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant colored buildings and graceful arcades.
Day Eleven – Melk, Austria
The charming city of Melk is set amidst an important wine-growing region.
Day Twelve – Vienna, Austria
The capital city of Austria, Vienna is filled with green parks, upscale stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.
Day Thirteen – Vienna, Austria
Strauss and Mozart composed many fine pieces in Vienna, Europe’s center of classical music.
Day Fourteen – Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is aptly called “Paris of the East” for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube’s waters.
Day Fifteen – Budapest, Hungary
Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.
*Note: Grand European Tour price based on CAT E, select October 2018 Viking Longship sailings. Prices are accurate as of February 1, 2018. Availability fluctuates, please see website for current pricing. 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 government taxes and fees of approx. $160 and air fuel surcharges. Additional airline imposed baggage charges, consult your airline. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. 2018 & 2019 RIVER CRUISE AND AIR SAVINGS: Offer valid on bookings made from Feb 1 – Feb 28, 2018. 2-for-1 cruise plus FREE air valid on available 2018 – 2019 departures of Grand European Tour, European Sojourn, Paris to the Swiss Alps (Mar & Apr), France’s Finest, Waterways of the Tsars and Kiev to the Black Sea. Air savings varies 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. Additional restrictions may apply. 2018: Book by Feb 28, 2018; pay in full by Mar 31, 2018 or at time of booking if within 90 days of departure, whichever comes first. 2019: Book by Feb 28, 2018; pay in full by June 30, 2018. Offer expires Feb 28, 2018. Additional restrictions apple; see Passenger Ticket Contract at vikingrivercruises.com. **AAA Member Benefit: $200 per person shipboard credit offer is available to AAA members on river cruise itineraries 14 days or more. $125 per person AAA Member Benefit shipboard credit offer is available to AAA members on Viking river cruise itineraries ranging from 8-13 days. Shipboard credits can only be applied when booked directly by AAA Travel Agent. This offer is only valid on 2018 river cruise itineraries and combinable with group rates, early booking discounts, past passenger discounts, refer a friend credits and future cruise vouchers. Offer is not combinable with interline and wholesale bookings. Onboard credit has no cash value. Valid only for river cruise sailings. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. CST#2052644-40