The Incredible Journey

Experience an incredible variety of medieval towns and imperial cities, from quintessential Bamberg to classical Vienna, with their wealth of cultural treasures plus the world-famous scenery of the dramatic Rhine Gorge. This fifteen-day river cruise takes you on an amazing journey from Cologne in the heart of the Rhine valley to Vienna and finally Budapest on the banks of the Danube. Your floating accommodation will be one of the most luxurious vessels cruising the inland waterways of Europe. You will be suitably impressed with the high quality, sumptuous accommodation and simply delicious cuisine in such stylish and relaxing surroundings.

Your Cruise Highlights

  • ✔Admire the stunning scenery of the Rhine Gorge, Main and Danube
  • ✔Guided tour of 2,000 year-old Koblenz
  • ✔Visit Melk Abbey
  • ✔Walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg
  • ✔Tour of Nuremberg – steeped in ancient and modern history
    – Including visit of the site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials and Nazi rally grounds
  • ✔Live classical quartet recital on board

Cruise the Heart of Europe

August 22 – September 5, 2019

Cologne | Koblenz & Boppard | Rudesheim | Mainz | Miltenberg & Wertheim | Wurzburg | Bamberg | Nuremberg | Regensburg | Passau | Melk | Vienna |Bratislava | Budapest

Your Ship: MS Emily Bronte

Ruby Deck Suite

$5,449 USD 
Per per person double
(Includes Tax of $690)
14-Night drinks package available from $299 per person


  • ✔Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin
  • ✔Breakfast, lunch and daily and if you choose to travel with us on any of the 
    full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided
  • ✔Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • ✔15 visits & tours with coach travel as required
  • ✔Expert cruise director
  • ✔Wi-Fi
  • ✔Roundtrip transfers from the airport to the ship.
  • ✔All port charges and taxes

European River Cruise with Viking

Discover the ports, vineyards, farms and forests of Aquitaine, once Europe’s richest kingdom. See Bordeaux’s fountains and cellars. Hunt for truffles in Périgord and create your own personal blend of Cognac at the Camus distillery. Savour France’s finest oysters fresh from the bay at Arcachon. Sip Saint-Émilion, Médoc and Sauternes in their own unique ‘terroir’ on an 8-day cruise through Bordeaux—a region synonymous with fine wine and finer living.

Some Highlights

  • – Enjoy a Sauterne tasting in Cadillac
  • – Explore Bergerac area in the Dordogne to learn about truffles or choose a wine tasting, at a nearby château, of some local vintages from the Saint-Émilion and Pomerol appellations
  • – In Pauillac you’ll enjoy a wine country tour and tasting, including the area’s famous full-flavoured Margaux Go to the market in Bordeaux with the Viking Chef to see where the local chefs find their fruit, vegetables, meats and fish

Chateaux, Rivers & Wine

April 11-18, 2020

What’s included:

  • ✔One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • ✔Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • ✔Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • ✔Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • ✔Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • ✔24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • ✔Port taxes & fees
  • ✔Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase