Holiday Cruises


Vienna, Cologne, Budapest, Nuremberg, Rüdesheim. Whichever Christmas markets you visit, you’ll enjoy a wonderful feast of tasty treats and inspiring handcrafted gifts. Shop for local items – from handmade Christmas decorations and nutcrackers to scented candles, woolen clothing and homemade gingerbread – and sample warm, spicy glühwein.


With a nod to a home-cooked meal, a traditional Thanksgiving feast - roast turkey with all the trimmings - will be served on select November departures in Europe.

Click below to discover which Viking cruises offer these one-of-a-kind holiday experiences.

Esztergom Basilica, Esztergom, Hungary

Bavaria to Budapest

Nuremberg to Budapest
from $3,299 | 10 Days | 7 Guided Tours | 3 Countries

Experience the Danube’s rich culture. Visit Vienna’s exquisite museums and impressive architecture during a full day on your own. Enjoy ample free time in Budapest, a colorful cosmopolitan city steeped in Hungarian history. And witness the beauty of the Danube Bend. From medieval Nuremberg to Austria’s Wachau Valley, this river cruise is a Danube dream.

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Germany

Castles & Legends

Munich to Budapest
from $3,899 | 12 Days | 10 Guided Tours | 5 Countries

The alpine beauty of Bavaria and Austria takes your Danube Waltz river cruise to new heights, with two nights each in Munich and Salzburg. This cruisetour visits the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle and Salzburg’s Old Town. Then you’ll sail the Danube past villages, vineyards and the Wachau Valley to the cultural capitals of Vienna and Budapest.

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Châteaux, Rivers & Wine

Bordeaux to Bordeaux
from $2,399 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 1 Country

This 8-day journey takes you to Aquitaine, where some of France’s most remarkable wines are produced. At the region’s heart, the city of Bordeaux invites visitors to savor its grand architecture and superb museums. Taste wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers.

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Cities of Light

Paris to Prague
from $3,599 | 12 Days | 10 Guided Tours | 4 Countries

Discover the romance of Paris and Prague and all the quaint small towns in between on this 12‑day journey, including two nights each in Paris and Prague and a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Take in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides as you cruise through Germany and sample fine wines of the region.

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Danube Waltz

Passau to Budapest
from $2,099 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 4 Countries

Explore four of Europe’s most enchanting countries along the storied Danube River; Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. See the range of architectural wonders in Budapest and Bratislava, sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley, and take a tour of the 900-year-old baroque Benedictine abbey at Melk on this amazing 8-day itinerary.

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Elegant Elbe

Berlin to Prague
from $3,499 | 10 Days | 8 Guided Tours | 2 Countries

Discover the natural beauty of former East Germany’s dramatic landscape on this 10-day Elbe River cruise. Witness the opulence of Saxon monarchs as you stroll through their palaces and gardens; sail between the sandstone cliffs of Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland.” Your journey is bookended by nights in multicultural Berlin and beautiful Prague.

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Grand European Tour

Amsterdam to Budapest
from $4,899 | 15 Days | 12 Guided Tours | 4 Countries

Imagine 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. From Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields to Germany’s fairytale castles, from the Main-Danube Canal to the vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this epic voyage offers a wealth of wonderful experiences. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

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Heart of Germany

Nuremberg to Frankfurt
from $2,299 | 7 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 1 Country

History lines the banks of the Main, one of Europe’s most intimate waterways. In this land of Franconian wine and Bavarian beer, the famed “Romantic Road” leads to fairy-tale Old Towns. Explore the cobbled streets of Rothenburg and the splendid palace of Würzburg. See the dramatic ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Discover Nuremberg’s rich past. Join us for this fascinating itinerary through Germany.

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Imperial Cities of Europe

Berlin to Budapest
from $3,399 | 12 Days | 10 Guided Tours | 3 Countries

This exciting cruisetour offers the ideal way to enhance your Romantic Danube river cruise. Spend two nights each in Dresden and Berlin, two artful cities gloriously rebuilt after World War II. Along the Danube’s fabled waters, you’ll admire glittering capitals from Budapest to Vienna and the stunning vistas of the Wachau Valley.

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Basilica of Notre Dame, Lyon, France

Lyon & Provence

Avignon to Lyon
from $2,099 | 8 Days | 7 Guided Tours | 1 Country

Sail along France’s scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas the French countryside has to offer. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins, walk cobbled streets and visit the historic Papal Palace in Avignon. Learn about the region’s time-honored winemaking traditions, sample Beaujolais varietals and try the world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.

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Paris & the Heart of Normandy

Paris to Paris
from $2,099 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 1 Country

Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside as you experience pivotal moments in history on this fascinating 8-day journey. Experience the exquisite gardens of Giverny, walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city, with your companion.

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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon

Paris, Burgundy & Provence

Paris to Avignon
from $3,999 | 12 Days | 11 Guided Tours | 1 Country

Enrich your Lyon & Provence river cruise with French finery on this magnificent cruisetour. After two nights each in elegant Paris and in Burgundy’s gastronomic capital of Dijon, you’ll wind your way south on the beautiful Rhône, setting a course for the legendary landscapes of Provence, quaint villages and stunning Avignon, “City of Popes.”

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Passage to Eastern Europe

Bucharest to Budapest
from $3,199 | 11 Days | 7 Guided Tours | 5 Countries

Let us take you to the cities, towns and natural wonders of Eastern Europe. Visit capitals of Hungary, Serbia and Romania plus towns in Croatia and Bulgaria, and see the region’s dramatic scenery.

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Old Town Warsaw, Poland

Poland, Prague & the Elegant Elbe

Berlin to Warsaw
from $5,999 | 16 Days | 14 Guided Tours | 3 Countries

Complement the natural beauty and baroque splendor of your Elegant Elbe itinerary with breathtaking stays in three magical cities on one inspiring cruisetour. After your cruise, enjoy two nights in magical Prague, three in beautiful Kraków with a moving excursion to Auschwitz and two in lovingly reconstructed Warsaw, home of the courageous wartime uprising.

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Portugal's River of Gold

Lisbon to Porto
from $2,699 | 10 Days | 8 Guided Tours | 2 Countries

Discover one of Europe's most pristine destinations, Portugal. Explore Lisbon, then see unspoiled vistas, stop at ports of call largely unchanged for centuries and sample the local cuisine and port wines on your Douro River cruise.

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Rhine Getaway

Amsterdam to Basel
from $2,099 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 4 Countries

Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine River on this 8-day cruise. You will see the many charming castles that command the riverbanks as you sail through Germany. Experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks and take part in the inviting nightlife in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse.

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Bruges, Belgium

Rhineland Discovery

Bruges to Basel
from $3,299 | 12 Days | 9 Guided Tours | 5 Countries

Enhance your Rhine Getaway river cruise with two nights each in Belgium and Holland. This extraordinary cruisetour spans 5 countries in 12 days. You’ll explore medieval Bruges and Ghent and canal-laced Amsterdam, the cultural centers of the Low Countries. Then enjoy the magnificence of the Rhine, sailing past sloping vineyards, fairy-tale castles and quaint villages.

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Romantic Danube

Budapest to Nuremberg
from $2,099 | 8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 3 Countries

Discover grand cities and quaint villages on this 8-day journey along the “Blue Danube.” Explore both sides of fascinating Budapest, experience Vienna’s imperial architecture and gracious culture, and tour riverside towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Explore a baroque abbey and stroll cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses.

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Basel, Switzerland

Switzerland to the North Sea

Basel to Amsterdam
from $3,299 | 10 Days | 8 Guided Tours | 4 Countries

Follow the emerald banks of the Rhine, exploring two of Europe’s centers of art and culture along the way. Stroll Basel’s medieval quarter and explore Amsterdam’s canals lined with elegant houses. In between, cruise through enchanting storybook landscapes. Explore Strasbourg’s Alsatian beauty, admire Germany’s riverside castles and visit Holland’s iconic windmills.

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