Grand European Tour – Viking River Cruises
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
  • Nuremberg, Germany
  • The Wachau Valley on the Danube
  • Regensburg, Germany
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Budapest, Hungary

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Grand European Tour – Viking River Cruises

Imagine 15 magical days on a cruise along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, seeing the best of The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary.

Travel through the heart of Europe

FROM $4,899   Amsterdam to Budapest – 15-day cruise with 12 guided tours in 4 countries

Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Cafe© Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend.

Learn about the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you will visit on the Grand European Tour river cruise. 

Day 1 Amsterdam Embark your Viking ship, free time
Day 2 Kinderdijk Tour Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO Site
Day 3 Cologne Walking tour & Gothic Cathedral visit;
free time
Day 4 Koblenz

Rhine River

Marksburg Castle excursion

Cruising the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site

Day 5 Miltenberg Guided walk & glassblowing demonstration
Day 6 Wurzburg


Tour baroque Bishops’ Residenz palace

Optional “Romantic Road” tour

Day 7 Bamberg Guided walking tour & free time
Day 8 Nuremberg City tour & guided walk to Market Square
or optional WW II history tour; free time
Day 9 Regensburg Walking tour through medieval city
center & free time
Day 10 Passau Walking tour, organ concert & free time
Day 11 Melk

Danube River


Benedictine abbey tour with library
& frescoesCruising the Wachau Valley,
a UNESCO SiteEvening free time or stroll the cobbled streets
Day 12 Vienna Panoramic city tour featuring the
Ringstrasse & afternoon at leisure;
optional classical concert
Day 13 Vienna Full day at leisure
Day 14 Budapest City tour of “Buda” & “Pest”;
afternoon at leisure; Hungarian dinner
Day 15 Budapest Disembark your Viking ship

All This Is Included

*15-day cruise visiting 4 countries & 14 ports
*Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
*12 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
*Culture Curriculum®: enjoy concerts on board & ashore, from Austrian classics to baroque organ music; attend lectures on current affairs in Germany, Holland & the European Union; learn how to make your own Rudesheim Coffee; experience the wonderful scents of a Viennese market
*Complimentary Wi-Fi
*Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
*All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
*Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
*Multiple dining venues with open seating
*Most al fresco dining on Europe’s rivers
*24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
*Organic herb garden
*River-view stateroom
*Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
*Evening turndown service
*Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
*40″ flat-screen LCD TV, with interactive programming
*Complimentary Movies On Demand
*Security safe
*Hair dryer
*110/220 volt outlets & USB port
*Direct-dial satellite phone
*Bathrobes & slippers (upon request)
*Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
*Glass-enclosed shower
*Premium Freyjaâ„¢ toiletries
*Open-air walking track
*24/7 Guest Services for special requests
*Port taxes & fees
*Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program


Talk with a Certified Viking River Cruise Travel Advisor at Acendas to plan your Grand European Tour! 

Terms and Conditions

*Note: Cruise fares listed are for cruise and cruisetour only in US dollars, per person and fares/discount offers are based on double occupancy and are valid for US residents only. Prices are based upon lowest price point and category at time of print and are subject to change without notice. Air prices are per person based on the cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all gov’t taxes and fees of approx. $160 and air fuel surcharges. Add’l airline imposed baggage charges may apply, consult your airline. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time.