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Western and Central Europe River Cruises - Viking River Cruises

A Viking River Cruise in Western and Central Europe is perfect for guests seeking an authentic European vacation, with more time spent amongst friendly locals in Europe’s most historic cities. Viking’s popular European river cruises sail along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Elbe and Moselle. These major arteries will take you from major capital cities to small, quaint towns - and you won't have to unpack once.

Another added bonus of sailing on a river cruise, if you are looking to know more about Europe, is that you are greeted with walking tours, educational classes and the chance to experience these cities as the locals do. Viking is offering several different itineraries into the heart of Western and Central Europe. Among these itineraries are cruises to the canal lined streets of Amsterdam, and to historic cities like Cologne, Bamberg, Budapest and Prague. See the castles of Germany, the palaces of Belgium and the windmills of the Netherlands. The options for discovery are nearly endless with a Viking River Cruises voyage through Central or Western Europe.

No matter the specific itinerary you choose, you will be on a beautiful Viking river ship – many of which have organic herb gardens on their sun deck and an observation lounge with floor to ceiling glass doors. Everything about Viking’s river ships is designed to help you take in the most of Europe, from convenient access to historic city centers to local dishes designed to further immerse guests into the European culture. Continue below for more highlights of the experiences available on a Viking River Cruise through Central and Western Europe:

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Windmills in Kinderdijk
  • Allow yourself to be blown away by Kinderdijk’s network of massive windmills. You’ll have the chance to step inside a working windmill to learn more about their history and how they work.
  • Visit the towering Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. Continue from this UNESCO World Heritage Site to tour more of Cologne, famous for its museums and Roman ruins.
Heroes Square in Budapest
  • Witness a glassblowing exhibition in Miltenberg, Germany – a scenic town along the Main River that’s famous for its many half-timbered homes, the oldest German inn and delicious baked goods.
  • Explore the much cherished city of Budapest, which straddles the Danube with its two sections, Buda and Pest. Highlights include Castle Hill and Matthias Church in Buda, as well as the National Opera House and Heroes’ Square in Pest.
St. Stephens Cathedral in Passau
  • Marvel in the beauty of Vienna’s Hofburg Palace as your tour Austria’s capital. You can also see St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Vienna Opera House and the grandiose Schonbrunn Palace, dubbed the “Versailles of Vienna.”
  • Step into Old Town Passau for a tour through the city’s baroque architecture. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which houses Europe’s largest church organ, and enjoy an exclusive concert.


If you have any interest in traveling to Europe, consider Viking River Cruises' European itineraries that travel through Central and Western Europe. You will be able to get an amazing sampling of several places without the stress of packing, unpacking, train rides, finding qualified tour guides and worrying about understanding the menu at dinner. Take the stress out of discovery and call The Cruise Web today to book your Viking River Cruise in Europe.



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