What to expect on a Viking River Cruise!

You’ve probably seen the Viking logo on numerous occasions when watching a T.V programme and so also probably wondered who on earth Viking River Cruises were. Well, they are one of the world’s most popular river cruise lines who can provide a wealth of information about their amazing river cruise tours!



Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know exactly what to expect on a Viking River Cruise!

To know what  the accommodation is like and what the view is like from the ship!

Even to know what type  of clothes you need to take!


Well, the video below might give you some idea, so take a look on board their amazing Longships:



The Viking Longships are revolutionary vessels setting innovative standards in style, space and comfort. With names inspired by the legendary Viking Gods, the Viking Longships represent a quantum leap in design, elegance and state-of-the-art engineering.

What’s more, a Viking river cruise is remarkable value for money with just about everything included in the price!



The reason I would choose a Viking River Cruise is because of their excellent quality, service and outstanding value for money. They also have a reputation that is second to none and are also the world’s most award winning river cruise line!!


Why river cruise with Viking

Spacious Accommodations

Every stateroom has an “outside” river view with a window or balcony for viewing scenery, and on every ship, most windows open to the fresh air. Experience the comfort of hotel-style beds with European linens and duvets, and satellite television with BBC, CNN and other programming.


Gourmet Cuisine

Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts and wonderful lunches and dinners with Viking. Created by European and well known chefs, our menus combine regional specialties with gourmet fare to delight the most discriminating palate. While meals are casual, open-seating affairs, the atmosphere is always elegant.


Expert Planning & Execution

When you travel with Viking, you can relax knowing that all the details of your experience, both on board and ashore, will be fun and interesting. Our knowledgeable Programme Directors, all Viking staff members, are completely devoted to ensuring that every trip you take with us exceeds your expectations.

Cultural Enrichment

On every Viking itinerary, our expert Programme Directors provide background, context and regional perspective. Demonstrations, lectures and workshops supplement on-shore exploration. And now, we take you to a wider range of destinations than ever before—which means more cultural traditions, cuisines and wines, games, music and dances to experience and enjoy. This adds up to a personalized, in-depth experience wherever you travel with Viking.

Consistently Excellent Service

Wherever we sail, you enjoy the same standard of service—because we manage it all: nautical, technical, catering, sightseeing and guides. With operational headquarters in Switzerland and offices in both Russia and China, we oversee these regional shipboard operations.


The World’s Most Award-Winning River Cruise Line

We have consistently placed high on competitive rankings like Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Reader’s Choice and Best Small Ships awards; and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best; we have also been honored by prestigious international organizations like the World Travel Awards. Meanwhile, travel agents have recognized us with awards including TravelAge West’s Best Line for River Cruising and Travel Weekly’s #1 River Cruise Line. And Viking is featured in National Geographic’s The 10 Best of Everything.


Embark on a Viking River cruise today!




Never thought of a river cruise as a fantastic getaway before?

Not ever occurred to you what a wonderful holiday may await you?

Well think again because there truly is not a comparison for what you get on a Viking River Cruise!

I should know because I’ve been there and done it, and boy was it an experience to treasure! Basically, with Viking  you can look forward to a journey filled with inspiring destinations, exceptional accommodation, fabulous food and superb service. 


Exceptional accommodation.

Fabulous food.

Superb service.

Also, included in the price are:

* Return flights from the UK.

*Deluxe en-suite accommodation with river view.

*All on board meals.

*Specially selected wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

*A wide range of guided tours to must-see attractions and World Heritage sites.

*Cultural enrichment programme for an in-depth understanding of the places you visit.

Amazing value!

What’s more, they are even offering an amazing £1,000 saving per person on their best-selling 2014 itineraries!


For example, if you went on the VIKING Grand European 15 day Tour  on the 28th June 2014 and had the French Balcony ( D ) room, the cost would be £3795 instead of the original £4795!

Another example would be the VIKING Elegant Elbe 10 day tour. If you went on their cheapest standard (D) room on the 3rd May 2014, the cost would only be £1995 instead of the original £2995!

A truly fantastic price for an absolute wonderful experience for sure. But please do hurry as these river cruises do sell out fast and you don’t want to miss out on these amazing offers!

Book through River Cruise Tours as soon as possible and start dreaming…………….

Christmas Wishes on a Rivercruise

I’m so excited – just been told I’m going on a Christmas Markets River Cruise by my wonderful husband . Apparently it’s going through Alsace and Germany which I can’t think of any better place to be during the festive season to savour Gemütlichkeit, Glühwein and Lebkuchen? I can’t wait to be enthralled by the beautiful decorations adorning the magnificent buildings and the twinkling lights on the market stalls.The festive atmosphere which these Christmas Markets conjure would be one to beat on a beautiful crisp winter’s day.


We fly to Zürich on the 26th November (which will soon come round) and go on to a place called Basel for four nights where the cruise ship is based. Apparently we are all to meet the crew at a welcoming reception so we can get to now them and vice versa.

I’m particularly looking forward to the second day as I believe there is an excursion to the famous Black forest which is best known for its cute cuckoo clocks, fabulous woodcarvings, Black Forest ham and the delicious Black Forest Gateaux!

The following day we should be visiting Strasbourg which has the oldest and most finest Christmas markets in Europe which date back to 1570! The City’s famous Christkindelsmärik‘ is also found around Place de la CathÈdrale and Place Broglie and  a giant Christmas tree is traditionally seen as its centrepiece.

I’m also very excited for day four as we can either explore the magnificent and ancient imperial city of Speyer or join an excursion to beautiful and romantic Heidelberg with its ancient castle, ice rink and wonderful Christmas Market.

Basically, I can’t wait to spend my whole time exploring the wonderful Christmas Markets whilst savouring the aromas of mulled wine and cinnamon cookies and listening to the sounds of festive Christmas songs – roll on November 26th!