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2020 ITINERARIES AT 2018 PRICES

Viking Cruises have just released their 2020 Cruise Itineraries and for a limited time only, you can book 2020 Cruises at 2018 prices! Plus you can pay just a $500 deposit to secure your 2020 cruise.

THE VIKING DIFFERENCE

A Viking journey is all about exploration, and some of your most surprising discoveries are on board. Their ships are not only beautiful, but interesting too. Each space is created to put you in touch with your surroundings. From the numerous outdoor lounge areas to the fascinating selection of books found throughout the ship, and the extraordinary views from the Explorers’ Lounge, there are endless ways in which you can get close to the wonderful world through which you are travelling. At Viking, they believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world.

THE SMALL SHIP EXPERTS

After leading the river cruise industry for two decades, they have taken that small ship, destination-focused experience to the sea. On a Viking ocean ship, you will sail into the heart of your destination. The size of their vessels allows them to dock where the mega-liners that dominate the world’s ports today cannot.

SERENE SCANDINAVIAN SPACES

Expand your horizons on elegant, intimate ships designed down to the most minute detail. They have no casinos or children’ pools, instead they have created graceful rooms designed for your comfort and serenity – open, light-filled spaces to inspire and refresh you along your journey.

INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE

  • Your own private veranda
  • 24-hour room service
  • Choice of 10 dining venues
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Nordic spa facilities
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Enriching culture
  • Evening entertainment
  • A shore excursion in every port
  • All day tea and coffee
  • Self-service laundry
  • No nasty surprises


CAN’T WAIT UNTIL 2020?

There are still a number of 2018 and 2019 departures available, some with a free return flight option on selected cruise departures. Speak to us about available cruises with the free flight option.

Travelling solo? Now is the perfect time to book your next cruise holiday, because on selected ocean and river departures in 2018 and 2019 there is a no single supplement – so you can do more and see more, and pay no more than what you would if travelling with a friend.

Hurry – offers will end soon.

Here are just some of the amazing cruises available with Viking: 

Rhine Getaway From $3,495*pp  |  8 days  |  6 guided tours  |  4 countries
….. Overlook the noble Rhine from the walls of the best-preserved medieval castle in Germany. Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the captivating Black Forest at an open air museum and spend time in picturesque, canal-lined Colmar. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this enchanting 8-day journey reveals a rich landscape of ancient vineyards and rolling meadows.
 
Grand European Tour From $6,995*pp  |  15 days  |  12 guided tours  |  4 countries
  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.
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Oberammergau, The Passion Play   From $6,196*pp  |  10 days  |  7 guided tours  | 3 countries
    Join Viking for an experience that comes along once every decade. Witness the trial, suffering and death of Christ in The Passion Play in Oberammergau. Cruise the fabled Danube, gazing upon the ecclesiastic artwork and heavenly hilltop setting of Göttweig Abbey, Austria’s revered monastery. Step inside the hushed interiors of Vienna’s St. Stephan’s Cathedral. With medieval towns, grand cities and hallowed sites, this 10-day cruisetour is sure to inspire. Limited availability; please reserve today.
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Romantic Danube    From $3,295*  |  8 days  |  6 guided tours  |  3 countries
    Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. See Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau, or travel to Salzburg. Celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love.
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Paris & the Heart of the Normandy   From $3,295*pp  |  8 days  |  7 guided tours  |  1 country
    Explore Giverny and visit the beautiful gardens and charming farmhouse where impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked, the setting that inspired many of his masterpieces. Trace the footsteps of Joan of Arc in Rouen. Walk hallowed ground at Normandy’s American Military Cemetery and World War II beaches. Savor Normandy cuisine, and visit a farm where these delicacies are made. This 8-day cruise along the Seine River celebrates history, art, food, customs and all things Français in the country’s most dazzling urbane and pastoral settings.
 
Waterways of the Tsars   From $7,895*pp  |  13 days  |  10 guided tours  | 1 country
  See the swirling onion domes and stout towers of Moscow’s Red Square. Share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family. Savor Russian caviar with your blini pancakes. Soak up the steam in a traditional banya in riverside Mandrogy village. Envision Peter the Great luxuriating in massive Peterhof Palace, then see how multiple families shared living space at a Soviet-era kommunalka. From Moscow to St. Petersburg, this 13-day voyage reveals the real Russia as never before.
 
Danube Waltz   From $3,296*pp  |  8 days  |  6 guided tours  |  5 countries
    Admire the Wachau Valley’s beauty from your Viking Longship. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Witness daily life in an abbey on an exclusive visit to Göttweig. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava. Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. This 8-day itinerary reveals the highlights of Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, while cruising leisurely through spectacular scenery.
   
Lyon & Provence   From $3,295*pp  |  8 days  |  7 guided tours  |  1 country
…….   Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes amphitheater and the Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor Beaujolais wines. Hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall on this 8-day Rhône cruise.
   
Elegant Elbe   From $4,495*pp  |  10 days  |  7 guided tours  |  2 countries
…….   Discover Berlin’s modern chic, Potsdam’s rococo whimsy and Prague’s Gothic exuberance. Walk in Martin Luther’s footsteps in Wittenberg, birthplace of the Protestant Reformation. Admire delicate Meissen porcelain. Celebrate Dresden, a phoenix risen from the ashes of war. View Saxon Switzerland’s monoliths. See the Elbe Biosphere Reserve. The Elbe is one of Europe’s most unspoiled rivers and it awaits you—from Berlin to Prague—on our 10-day cruisetour.
   
Châteaux, Rivers & Wine   From $3,495*pp  |  8 days  |  7 guided tours  |  1 country
…….   Discover the ports, vineyards, farms and forests of Aquitaine, once Europe’s richest kingdom. See Bordeaux’s fountains and cellars. Hunt for truffles in Périgord, then taste them in a home-cooked meal. Create your own personal blend of Cognac at the Camus distillery. Savor France’s finest oysters fresh from the bay at Arcachon. Sip Saint-Émilion, Médoc and Sauternes in their own terroir on an 8-day cruise through Bordeaux—a region synonymous with fine wine and finer living.
   
Portugal’s River of Gold
  From $3,795*pp  |  10 days  |  8 guided tours  |  2 countries
…….   Experience the renaissance of Lisbon, newly invigorated with trending galleries and restaurants. Explore two of Iberia’s oldest university towns: Coimbra, Portugal and Salamanca, Spain. Roam the port warehouses of Porto. Enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and fado singing. Cruise the Douro River Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated wine region and a UNESCO Site. Our 10-day cruisetour includes a hotel stay in Lisbon and the added bonus of a visit to Spain.
   
Imperial Jewels of China   From $5,595*pp  |  14 days  |  11 guided tours  |  1 country
…….   Viking deepens your understanding of China’s imperial history and forward-thinking modernity on one wide-ranging cruisetour. Trace timeworn steps along the Great Wall. Marvel at 8,000 ancient Terra Cotta Warriors, each distinctly carved. Admire emerald-draped cliff faces and hushed monasteries during a tranquil Yangtze river cruise. Step inside the massive Three Gorges Dam. And gaze upon Shanghai’s cutting-edge skyline. Join us on this most enlightening of journeys.
   
France’s Finest   From $6,195*pp  |  15 days  |  14 guided tours  |  1 country
…….   Pay your respects at Normandy’s World War II beaches. Walk in Joan of Arc’s footsteps at Rouen. Luxuriate in Paris’s sophistication. Savor Lyon’s culinary heritage. Toast the Beaujolais vineyards. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Celebrate the Provençal lifestyle. Art, cuisine, style, joie de vivre—if you love everything Français, this is for you: a 15-day journey that combines our popular Paris & the Heart of Normandy and Lyon & Provence cruises into one tour de force.
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Cities of Light   From $4,595*pp  |  12 days  |  10 guided tours  |  4 countries
    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.
   
Paris to the Swiss Alps   From $5,195*pp  |  12 days  |  10 guided tours  |  4 countries
    Pay your respects at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. Discover ancient Roman Trier. Taste exquisite Moselle Rieslings and visit the wine town of Bernkastel-Kues. Enjoy scenic cruising past the sleepy town of Sankt Goar, home to the Lorelei Rock, and through the Rhine Gorge—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Heidelberg, renowned for its university, and Worms, site of a dramatic Protestant Reformation event. Vineyard-flanked slopes and historic cities, along with hotel stays in Paris and Zürich, make this 12-day cruisetour irresistible.
   
Passage to Eastern Europe   From $4,695*pp  |  11 days  |  7 guided tours  |  5 countries
    See Bucharest’s 3,000-room Palace of Parliament. Make banitsa bread with a home cook in Vidin. Explore Belgrade’s Ottoman and European treasures, including 6th-century Kalemegdan Fortress. View the Danube’s towering Iron Gate. Visit a Croatian family’s Osijek home. Witness Hungary’s daredevil Puszta horsemen. Behold Budapest’s grandeur. Once hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the eastern Danube still has secrets to reveal on our 11-day cruisetour from Bucharest to Budapest.
   
Roof of the World   From $7,595*pp  |  17 days  |  18 guided tours  |  1 country
    This ultimate Viking journey leads you high into the Himalayas, where ancient traditions infuse every aspect of life. Immerse yourself in Tibet, the magnificent and moving mountain kingdom, where you can listen as monks debate Buddhism at the Sera Monastery, keep step with pilgrims as they circumambulate the Jokhang Temple and feel the warmth of home at a Tibetan family’s residence. Your cruisetour unfolds further as you wander wide-eyed into Beijing’s Forbidden City, gaze upon soaring landscapes along the Yangtze River and take in the enormous scale of Shanghai from its famous Bund. Join us for the peak China experience.
   
Pharaohs & Pyramids   From $7,395*pp  |  12 days  |  11 guided tours  |  1 country
    Uncover the ancient secrets of Egypt long buried in desert sands while experiencing the welcoming culture of today. See the pyramids from astride a majestic camel. Wander among 136 soaring pillars in Karnak Temple. Explore Dendera, one of Egypt’s best-preserved and less frequented temples. Feel the Nile breeze on your cheeks as you skim its waters by traditional felucca. Delight in the fragrances of Aswan’s spice market. Join Viking and our expert Egyptologists on a 12-day Nile cruisetour into the heart of Egypt.
   
Tulips & Windmills   From $4,595*pp  |  10 days  |  8 guided tours  |  2 countries
    Admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Explore Hoorn’s seafaring heritage, Arnhem’s World War II history and Antwerp’s Renaissance splendor. See colorful ribbons of farmland as Dutch tulips come into bloom. Sample Belgian beers and chocolates. Step into the Middle Ages in Bruges. Roam Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park. The best time to see the Low Countries is spring, and the best way to see them is on our 10-day cruise.
   
Holland & Belgium in Bloom   From $4,595*pp  |  10 days  |  8 guided tours  |  2 countries
    Set sail on our 10-day itinerary through the inland waterways of the Low Countries—Holland and Belgium. Enjoy scenic cruising through the vast network of canals and rivers, with stops in key cities that allow you to soak up Dutch and Flemish culture and immerse yourself in their history. Cycle through tulip fields or stroll the renowned Keukenhof Gardens. See the windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and fascinating Rotterdam, one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. Finish your cruise with an overnight stay in Europe’s diamond capital, Antwerp.
   
European Sojourn   From $9,795*pp  |  23 days  |  18 guided tours  |  8 countries
    Cruise Amsterdam’s canals. See castles on the Rhine. Behold the grandeur of Vienna. Celebrate folk traditions in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. These travel icons—and more—await you on a 23-day journey combining our Grand European Tour and Passage to Eastern Europe cruises. Discover eight countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe while cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube. Enjoy a lifetime’s worth of experiences on a single voyage of unparalleled enrichment.
   
Magnificent Mekong   From $5,795*pp  |  15 days  |  14 guided tours  |  2 countries
    Shop Old Hanoi’s markets. See the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat. Behold the haunting beauty of Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins. Explore Phnom Penh, Cambodia by cyclo rickshaw. Discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets. With hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracketing your 8-day Mekong cruise, this 15-day cruisetour reveals the beauty and grace of a land we have only begun to know.
   
Undiscovered China   From $7,495*pp  |  19 days  |  19 guided tours  |  1 country
    See the pavilions of Shanghai’s Yuyuan Garden. Cruise a sampan on the Yangtze’s Goddess Stream. Behold the 50,000 statues of the 7th-century Dazu Rock Carvings. Discover the Dongba culture of the Naxi people. Wander Lijiang’s 800-year-old Dayan Town. See Beijing’s Summer Palace. Our 19-day cruisetour combines a 7-day Yangtze cruise; land discovery in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai; and even more exploration in rarely visited locales where treasures elude most travelers.
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TRAVEL DATES

Available for selected departures in 2020. We can help you choose your departure date at the time of booking.
There are also a number of 2018 and 2019 departures dates available – be sure to ask about these too.


FLIGHTS

We’ll help you organise flights to your cruise departure point.

Safe travels from Travel Partners Australia ✈️

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Terms and conditions: *Prices are per person, twin share in AUD, based on the lead category specified (unless stated otherwise) and inclusive of all discounts, taxes and charges (which are subject to change). Offer valid for new bookings only when booked before 31 July 2018, unless sold out prior. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Prices are subject to change based on availability and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are subject to change and Viking Cruises reserves the right to collect any increases in effect at the time of sailing even if the fare has already been paid in full. A limited number of cabins have been set aside at these special fares, once sold fares may revert to a higher fare. Other restrictions may apply. All terms and conditions to be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions contained in the Viking Cruises brochure. General: Prices correct from publication but is subject to change at the discretion of the tour operator and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Limited availability in peak periods. All offers and prices are subject to availability and can change without notice. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges. Other conditions apply. Travel Partners Australia reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. ff681d

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