Viking Announces New Winter Rhine Itinerary
Source: Viking Cruises
Viking has recently introduced a new river voyage called “Treasures of the Rhine,” which enables guests to explore Europe’s vibrant culture during winter. Starting in December 2023, the Middle Rhine itinerary will be available, making Viking the first cruise line to operate throughout the year on Europe’s historic rivers. This will allow guests to visit famous landmarks with fewer crowds than they would typically experience during the busy summer months.
“The Middle Rhine is one of our most popular destinations—with constantly changing views of hilltop castles, historic towns and terraced vineyards along the steep valley sides, it is a region that will always be best explored by the river,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “Many of our guests have sailed the Rhine during other seasons, so we are pleased to offer a new option for those who may be interested experiencing Europe during a quieter time of year.”
We're officially the first line to sail Europe's rivers year-round—join us this January on our new 10-day river voyage, Treasures of the Rhine, to explore the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel in the heart of winter. #MyVikingStory
— Viking (@VikingCruises) May 23, 2023
The 10-day Treasures of the Rhine itinerary allows guests to discover the enchanting landscape and rich cultures of the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site boasting turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, medieval towns and stunning scenery. Guests can admire the terraced vineyards dating back to the Romans and taste the region’s renowned red and white wines. An ideal time to visit, winter offers Viking guests smaller crowds, easier access to landmarks and opportunities to savor the culinary traditions of Alsace while exploring Amsterdam, Basel and Cologne.
Treasures of the Rhine departure dates begin in December 2023 and run through early March 2024, with fares starting at $1,999 per person. From now through May 31, 2023, Viking is offering its 25th Anniversary Sale for residents of the U.S. and Canada, with a $25 deposit for up to FREE airfare and special savings on all river 2023-2025 voyages. Call Viking toll-free at 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) or contact a travel advisor for details.