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Cities of Light

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Cities of Light

From £3,085 pp

Sail Europe’s most iconic rivers: the Moselle with its steep vineyards; the castle-studded Rhine; and the Main, lined with quaint villages.

Taste legendary Moselle Rieslings. Survey the Rhine from 900-year-old Marksburg Castle. Explore Prague’s Lobkowicz Palace on a Privileged Access tour designed just for us by Prince William. Savor French, German and Czech cuisine.

With bookends in Paris and Prague, this 12-day journey celebrates Europe’s most luminous ports.

What’s Included:

 

  • complimentary shore excursions, one in every port of call
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

 

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Day 1 - Paris, France

Arrive in Paris, the romantic capital of France. Transfer from the Charles de Gaulle airport to your hotel for a 2-night stay.

After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this exciting city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented.

Day 2 - Paris, France

Today’s tour begins with a drive along the Champs-Élysées, past the Arc de Triomphe to the world-famous Louvre. The remainder of the day is yours to experience more of this timeless city: visit a museum, explore Montmartre or take a moonlit cruise along the Seine River.

The banks of the Seine, with their graceful bridges and unrivaled city views, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time.

Day 2 - Paris, France

Breakfast

Day 3 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Today, visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and pay homage to the many Americans who lost their lives during the WWII Battle of the Bulge.

See the city of Luxembourg on a guided tour, and then continue on to Trier and embark your ship.

Dinner is served on board.

Day 3 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Trier, Germany

Enjoy a morning tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, set on the banks of the Moselle River. See the wonderfully preserved Roman Porta Nigra, Trier Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady.

Lunch is served on board as we depart. Enjoy scenic cruising along the Moselle this afternoon. We dock in Bernkastel around dinnertime.

After your evening meal you can take a walk through the town’s cobblestone streets, or join an optional wine-tasting excursion in this famous wine region

Day 4 - Trier, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Cochem, Germany

A walking tour takes you through the quaint Moselle town of Cochem.

Then, visit imposing Reichsburg Castle. After lunch you sail the scenic Moselle to Winnigen, arriving in the evening during dinner.

Explore the cobbled streets and cafés, or stay on your ship and hear folktales about the Moselle.

Day 5 -  Cochem, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Koblenz, Germany

After breakfast, disembark in Koblenz for a tour of Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress that was never destroyed. Since its fortifications have remained so intact, stepping inside is a veritable journey back to the Middle Ages.

Take in views of the Rhine Valley from this castle’s stunning vantage point. Meet your ship in Braubach, where it has sailed during your excursion.

Have lunch and enjoy cruising through the storied Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lined with medieval castles, historic towns and vineyards.

Day 6 - Koblenz, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Heidelberg, Germany

Today’s full-day excursion takes you to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university. Tour the imposing red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, built in the 12th century but twice destroyed by lightning and then later rebuilt.

A guided walk through Heidelberg’s Old Town and marketplace is included, as is lunch in a local restaurant.

Return to your ship for dinner and departure.

Day 7 - Heidelberg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Würzburg, Germany

Disembark in Karlstadt and take a half-day excursion to the enticing Franconian wine town of Würzburg where you tour the Bishops’ Residenz, a beautiful baroque palace with numerous paintings and frescoes.

Enjoy some free time in Würzburg this afternoon, or join an optional journey along the “Romantic Road” to the walled medieval village of Rothenburg.

Meet your ship in Würzburg and dine on board.

Day 8 - Würzburg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Bamberg, Germany

This morning, enjoy scenic cruising along the Main River as you make your way eastward through the Franconia region of Germany.

After lunch we stop in the historic town of Bamberg, founded in 902 and an important center of the German Enlightenment. Enjoy a walking tour of Bamberg’s beautifully preserved Old Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then take time to explore or perhaps sample the town’s famous locally brewed smoky beer, rauchbier.

Dine on board.

Day 9 - Bamberg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Nuremberg, Germany

After breakfast, disembark in Bamberg for a tour of the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. See the ruins of Zeppelin Field, Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, and the Palace of Justice, the venerable vestige of the Nuremberg Trials.

Enjoy lunch on your own, then transfer to Prague. Check in to your hotel for a 2-night stay and take time to explore the city and see what you discover.

Day 10 - Nuremberg, Germany

Breakfast

Day 11 - Prague, Czech Republic

This morning, tour the “City of a Hundred Spires.” A guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to Hradčany for a guided tour inside Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; you can see the Town Hall’s intricate 15th-century astronomical clock and spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square.

You also have the opportunity today to join an optional tour to Lobkowicz Palace

Day 11 - Prague, Czech Republic

Breakfast

Day 12 - Prague, Czech Republic

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.

Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Prague and discover more of this celebrated city

Breakfast

Day 1 - Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

After checking in for a 2-night stay, enjoy free time to explore this celebrated city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented.

Day 2- Prague, Czech Republic

This morning, tour the “City of a Hundred Spires.” A guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to Hradčany for a guided tour inside Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; you can see the Town Hall’s intricate 15th-century astronomical clock and spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square.

You also have the opportunity today to join an optional tour to Lobkowicz Palace.

Day 2- Prague, Czech Republic

Breakfast

Day 3 - Nuremberg, Germany

Travel to the Bavarian city of Nuremberg and join a tour that takes you to the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, and the Palace of Justice, the venerable vestige of the Nuremberg Trials.

Briefly stop at the courthouse before returning to Old Town, enclosed within ancient city walls. Complete your day with a walk from the imperial castle grounds, past the Albrecht Dürer House to the Main Market Square, with its elaborate Gothic fountain.

Continue to Bamberg to embark your ship.

Day 3 - Nuremberg, Germany

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Bamberg, Germany

Today enjoy a walking tour of Bamberg’s beautifully preserved Old Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then take time to explore or perhaps sample the town’s famous locally brewed smoky beer, rauchbier.

Enjoy lunch on board your ship before we depart this afternoon and begin cruising along the scenic Main River, which winds its way west through the Franconia region of Germany.

Day 4 - Bamberg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Würzburg, Germany

Disembark in Würzburg, a Franconian wine town, and tour the Bishops’ Residenz, a beautiful baroque palace with numerous paintings and frescoes.

After an onboard lunch, enjoy some free time in Würzburg, or join an optional journey to the walled medieval village of Rothenburg.

Return to your ship and relax as you dine and cruise through the night.

Day 5 - Würzburg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Heidelberg, Germany

We sail through the early morning, arriving in Wertheim after breakfast. Disembark for a full-day excursion to Heidelberg, an ancient city that is home to Germany’s oldest university founded in 1386.

Tour the imposing red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, built in the 12th century but twice destroyed by lightning and then later rebuilt.

A guided walk through Heidelberg’s Old Town and marketplace is included, as is lunch in a local restaurant.

Return to your ship at dinnertime; we sail through the night

Day 6 - Heidelberg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Mainz, Germany

Arrive in Mainz during breakfast, then disembark and join a guided tour of a city that boasts over 2,000 years of history. Walk along the postcard-picture streets of Old Town and stop at the Gutenberg Museum.

Founded in 1900, 500 years after the birth of Johannes Gutenberg, the museum covers the history of the printed word and displays many illuminating books and fascinating printing technologies, including a replica of Gutenberg’s workshop.

Return to your ship for lunch and scenic afternoon cruising along the Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim midafternoon. You have time at leisure to enjoy the restaurants, bars and shops that line Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse, or you may choose to join an optional wine-tasting experience. Dine on board and remain docked overnight.

Day 7 - Mainz, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Cochem, Germany

Cruise this morning through the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine. With castles perched on both sides, this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After lunch on board your ship, you arrive in the quaint Moselle town of Cochem. Stretch your legs with a walking tour of the city and visit the imposing Reichsburg Castle.

Return to your ship before dinnertime; we sail through the night.

Day 8 - Cochem, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Trier & Bernkastel, Germany

We dock in Bernkastel this morning, one of the Moselle’s most beloved medieval villages and a thriving wine center. You might join an optional wine tasting excursion during your stay.

Return to your ship for lunch and enjoy lovely unspoiled scenery as we cruise along the Moselle River toward Trier. We arrive this afternoon in time for a tour of Germany’s oldest city.

See the wonderfully preserved Roman Porta Nigra, Trier Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady.

Dine on board. We remain docked here tonight so you may wish to take an evening stroll in town.

Day 9 - Trier & Bernkastel, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Disembark in Trier this morning, then travel to Luxembourg where, at the American Cemetery, you can pay homage to the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives during the World War II Battle of the Bulge.

See the city of Luxembourg on a guided tour, then stop for lunch before continuing on to Paris. When you arrive in Paris, the romantic capital of France, check in to the Le Méridien Étoile (or similar) for a 2-night stay.

Your evening is free to explore and dine on your own.

Day 10 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Breakfast

Day 11 - Paris, France

Today’s tour begins with a drive along the Champs-Élysées, past the Arc de Triomphe to the world-famous Louvre. The remainder of the day is yours to experience more of this timeless city: visit a museum, explore Montmartre or take a moonlit cruise along the Seine River.

The banks of the Seine, with their graceful bridges and unrivaled city views, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 11 - Paris, France

Breakfast

Day 12 - Paris, France

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.

Or, extend your trip with 2 additional nights in romantic Paris.

Breakfast

The Viking Longships provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

Enjoy the indoor-outdoor Aquavit Terrace at the bow of the ship, or relax on the Sun Deck. These “green” ships, featuring energy-efficient hybrid engines, solar panels and an organic herb garden, were named to honor prominent members of the Norse pantheon.

Each ship carries 190 guests in comfortable, understated elegance, with hotel-style beds and amenities like 26-inch flat-panel TVs and in-room refrigerators.

  • 95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels, putting green, chess and walking track
  • Varied dining options including the Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
  • Observation lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, piano and dance floor
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Library corner & Onboard Boutique
  • Lift
  • Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
  • 40″ flat-panel TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand, news and entertainment cnhannels
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Explorer Suite ES

445 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Private wraparound veranda off the spacious living room offers 270-degree views
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
  • Large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • In-suite premium bathrobes & slippers, binoculars, coffee brewer, cashmere blanket & complimentary shoe shine service
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Welcome champagne, daily fruit basket, mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily)
  • Complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage Package, laundry service & room service (during breakfast)
  • Private airport transfers in Europe

Veranda Suite AA

275 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Full-size veranda off the spacious living room
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
  • Large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • In-suite premium bathrobes & slippers, binoculars, coffee brewer, cashmere blanket & complimentary shoe shine service
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Welcome champagne, daily fruit basket, mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily)
  • Complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage Package, laundry service & room service (during breakfast)

Veranda Stateroom A & B

205 ft² – (Upper& Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Open to a full size veranda
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom

French Balcony C & D

135 ft² – (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Open to create a french Balcony
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom

Standard E & F

150 ft² – (Main) Deck

  • Half height picture window
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Viking Longship Deck Plan

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 10Viking AlsvinParis£3085SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3235  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3485  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£3735  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3885  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4085  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5335  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7385  
May 1Viking AlsvinPrague£3385SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3385  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3535  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3785  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£4035  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£4185  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4385  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5635  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7685  
Jun 12Viking AlsvinPrague£3385SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3385  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3535  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3785  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£4035  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£4185  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4385  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5635  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7685  
Jul 17Viking AlsvinParis£3185SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3185  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3335  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3585  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£3835  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3985  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4185  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5435  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7485  
Aug 7Viking AlsvinPrague£3185SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3185  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3335  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3585  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£3835  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3985  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4185  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5435  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7485  
Aug 28Viking AlsvinParis£3185SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3185  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3335  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3585  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£3835  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3985  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4185  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5435  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7485  
Oct 2Viking AlsvinPrague£3385SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3385  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3535  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3785  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£4035  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£4185  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4385  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5635  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7685  
Oct 16Viking AlsvinPrague£3085SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3235  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3485  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£3735  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3885  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4085  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5335  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7385  
Oct 30Viking AlsvinPrague£3085SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3235  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3485  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£3735  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3885  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4085  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5335  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7385  
Nov 6Viking AlsvinParis£3085SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£3235  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£3485  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French Balcony£3735  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3885  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£4085  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside Balcony£5335  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound Terrace£7385  

* we work very hard to make sure our prices are up to date at all times.  However, please ring for live availability of cabin types and pricing as specifics are always subject to change until booked.


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