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A Taste of Germany on our Viking River Cruise

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Cruises, Cultural Travel, Festivals, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Germany, International, River Cruises | 0 comments

A Taste of Germany on our Viking River Cruise

Taste of Germany night was a fun fest, with staff in dirndls and lederhosen, kitchen tours, and local musicians.                   An array of German wines, beers and schnapps complemented traditional favorites like pork knuckles, sausages, dumplings, sauerkraut and strudel. The evening was topped off by live music. And all were invited to tour the kitchen.    

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Castles of the Rhine

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Germany, Historic Travel, International, River Cruises | 0 comments

Castles of the Rhine

While palaces and their treasures were magnificent status symbols, castles were built to protect against medieval invaders.

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Viking River Cruise culinary tours: the flavors of Vienna

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Austria, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, International, Restaurants, River Cruises | 0 comments

Viking River Cruise culinary tours: the flavors of Vienna

For this visit to Vienna we opted for Viking River Cruises’ “Best of Culinary Austria” excursion, tasting and learning to prepare regional specialties.

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The Grand European Tour: A Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Austria, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Germany, Historic Travel, Hungary, International, Luxury travel, Netherlands, Religious-themed travel, River Cruises | 0 comments

The Grand European Tour: A Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

European river cruises have surged in popularity with good reason. Everything is taken care of while passengers travel from destination to destination with ever-changing scenery and the comfort and convenience of a luxurious floating hotel.

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Through the Heart of Europe: the second time around

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Austria, Belgium, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Germany, Historic Travel, Hungary, International, Netherlands, River Cruises | 12 comments

Through the Heart of Europe: the second time around

Fourteen years ago we took our first Viking River Cruise to celebrate a special birthday. Our journey along the Danube, the Rhine, and the canal that connects them was one of our best trips ever, something so many of our fellow passengers said, as well. Would the Grand European Tour from Budapest to Amsterdam be as much fun the second time around?

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The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Canada, Canada, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, North America, Ocean Cruises, Québec, Quebec, Quebec City, Restaurants, River Cruises | 0 comments

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

Although you may want to reserve a window table, it is likely that you will be so absorbed with this culinary extravaganza and the restaurant’s contemporary glamor and the Old World charm that you forget about the view of the majestic St. Lawrence.

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The Imperial City: the grandeur of Vienna

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Austria, Cities, Cultural Travel, Europe, Festivals, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, River Cruises | 0 comments

The Imperial City: the grandeur of Vienna

Austria is one of the most prosperous countries in the European Union, and the quality of life in Vienna, its capital and largest city, consistently ranks #1 globally in the Mercer Quality of Living Rankings. The Imperial City is also one of the most beautiful in the world…

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Through the Heart of Europe in a Viking Longship: The Romantic Danube

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, River Cruises | 8 comments

Through the Heart of Europe in a Viking Longship: The Romantic Danube

Viking River Cruises’ longship Njord is named for the Norse god of the wind and sea. The voyage, called The Romantic Danube, was along some of the river’s most scenic stretches.

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Viking River Cruise’s European Adventure

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Austria, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Food and Wine, Germany, Historic Travel, International, Luxury travel, Multigenerational travel, River Cruises, The Netherlands | 0 comments

Viking River Cruise’s European Adventure

Our European Adventure, as it was then named, cruised the Danube, Main Canal, and Rhine from Vienna to Amsterdam on the Viking Europe.

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Treasures of the Rhine

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Festivals, Germany, Historic Travel, International, River Cruises, Switzerland, The Netherlands | 0 comments

Treasures of the Rhine

On our “Treasures of the Rhine” itinerary, we unpacked once and sailed past enchanting fairytale castles, romantic medieval villages, verdant vineyards, and pastoral landscapes–living history from Switzerland to the North Sea.

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