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.

FROM $3,999   Amsterdam to Budapest – 15-day cruise with 12 guided tours in 4 countries

(valid on all US air gateways except Alaska and Hawaii)
$400 Onboard Spending Money per stateroom!

Book  by April 30, 2017 to receive this special offer from Acendas Travel!


Travel through the heart of Europe
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 Café 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 Würzburg


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 Rüdesheim 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 Freyja™ 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

PRICE GUARANTEE Once you have paid in full for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges. Airfare increases, currency fluctuations, increased fuel surcharges, new government taxes-none of these will apply to you.

2017 & 2018 RIVER CRUISE AND AIR SAVINGS: Offer valid on bookings made from April 01, 2017-April 30, 2017. 2-for-1 cruise plus FREE air valid on available departures of Grand European Tour, European Sojourn, France's Finest, Waterways of the Tsars and Kiev to the Black Sea. Air savings varies on other itineraries. Air offers valid on all North American gateways except Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. 2017: Book and pay in full by April 30, 2017 or at time of booking if within 90 days of departure, whichever comes first. 2018: Book and deposit by April 30, 2017. Pay in full by June 30, 2017. Offer expires by April 30, 2017.

AIR UPGRADE: Upgrade to Premium Economy air from $795 per person or Business Class air from $2,995 per person based on select gateways and dates. Flat rate of $1,995 for Grand European Tour, France's Finest and European Sojourn on Suites and above. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; for more information visit Airline Luggage Restrictions. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers plus all government taxes/fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received. For more information about customized air services, US gateways and our Frequent Flyer Upgrade Program, visit the Viking Air Plus page.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Cruise fares listed are cruise only in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and for US residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings made April 01, 2017-April 30, 2017, are subject to availability; may not combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Credit and Viking Referral Rewards. Special cruise fares are based upon published full cruise fares; cruise fares do not include prepaid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract which may be viewed elsewhere on this website. Full cruise fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Air promotion applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select Viking River Cruises US gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your Travel Agent. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

AIR OFFER RESTRICTIONS: Offer expires April 30, 2017.

Note: U.S. flights depart one day prior to check-in date. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within North America or Europe. Premium economy is limited to specific airlines and we may not be able to accommodate based on aircraft type and availability. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers plus all government taxes/fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received.