Day by Day on a Rhine Getaway

Many of Europe’s best-loved sights and attractions are conveniently placed along its picturesque rivers. Travelers especially like cruising the charming Rhine River which meanders through The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The Middle Rhine is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rich landscape and culture reaching back to Roman times. Savor the culinary traditions of the Alsace region with its influences of French, German and Swiss flavors on a river cruise through the heart of Europe.

Eating Your Way Through Europe

Some of the most cherished memories of a European vacation are of shared meals and interesting culinary discoveries. On a river cruise, you can explore local delicacies during your day in port and relax over a regional meal for dinner back on the ship. On Viking® cruises, beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner are always included in your fare.

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Enjoy local beer in Cologne, Germany

Experienced chefs are passionate making the onboard dining experience a reflection of the ship’s journey. With locally sourced ingredients, an onboard herb garden and a wide selection of European wines, you may find that dining is your favorite part of a Viking River Cruise.

Viking Inclusive Value

Known as “the thinking person’s cruise,” a Viking River Cruise packs a wealth of amenities into each of their trips with many features and services included in the reasonable rates. Onboard amenities include free Wi-Fi, spacious living areas and luxurious accommodations, all with a river view.

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Experience the cultural treasures of Amsterdam

At each stop along the way, a complimentary shore excursion is offered in addition to behind-the-scenes tours and escorted visits to world-renowned museums and prominent landmarks. Cultural enrichment is always part of the journey, with informative lectures, thrilling performances and a curated library.

Perfect Itinerary for a First Time Cruiser

The Rhine Getaway itinerary is the most popular river cruise and the ideal introduction to Europe for a first-timer. Begin or end your journey in Amsterdam where you can explore the city on foot. Visit the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House or simply stroll alongside the Amstel River. This cruise takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinderdijk, a network of windmills set along Dutch canals.

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Cruising the charming Rhine River

Further stops in Germany include spectacular castles, medieval fortresses and historic cathedrals all enjoyed with the comfort of luxurious accommodations and gourmet restaurants where you can bond with fellow guests after a day of sightseeing. Ask one of our travel agents about extending your time in Europe with a pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam or a post cruise package in Basel, Switzerland.