Get the best of both cruising worlds with Viking’s 2019 combined itineraries – which were hugely popular last year. Take a 22-day Grand European and Viking Fjords cruise or opt for a 15-day itinerary.
The joy in these combination cruises lies in just how much guests get to see and do on a voyage that takes you deeper into cultures and experiences. The longer itinerary departs May 26 and takes guests to 19 ports between Bergen and Budapest.
Among the highlights are a visit to the 900-year-old Marksburg Castle in the Rhine Valley, and the chance to sample the delights of the food and wine in Austria’s Wachau Valley.
The second leg of the journey is aboard one of Viking’s new ocean-going vessels, which sets sail from Skagen, Denmark, and take in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. When it comes to setting foot back on dry land, shore excursions will have guests exploring the fish market and fortress of Kristiansand and the majestic fjord settings of Flam.
The 15-day cruise, which departs on June 2, follows a similar itinerary to that of the Grand European and Viking Fjords journey but visits different river ports, such as Breisach in Germany, acclaimed for its vineyards, and Strasbourg, beloved for its Gothic and Tudor architecture.
Combination cruising is on the rise with companies such Evergreen also offering similar itineraries. Guests are able to sail on Evergreen river vessels and then step onboard a Princess Cruises ship or Poseidon Expeditions craft for intrepid journeys to far-flung destinations such as the Arctic or North Pole.
Visit: vikingrivercruises.com.au or for prices on Viking’s combination cruises, click here.