Top 10 Extraordinary Experiences In Europe

Every Viking river journey is full of extraordinary experiences.
Here are just 10 of our favorites.


Go Dutch on the gin

Enjoyed as an aperitif or a digestive, jenever is the national drink of The Netherlands. The juniper-flavored precursor to modern gin is best enjoyed with some delicious Dutch cheese and a great view.

It’s all included on board our
Rhine Getaway cruise

Watch a cuckoo clock being made

Time flies when you’re having fun, and on an enlightening excursion into Germany’s enchanting Black Forest you can watch a traditional cuckoo clock being made in the time-honored tradition.

Take a minute to check out our
Rhine Getaway cruise

Take a seat in ancient Rome

Built between 40 and 50 AD, the magnificent Roman amphitheater in picturesque Vienne once seated around 13,000 spectators for public meetings and shows. Today, audiences can still enjoy a variety of plays, operas and music festivals.

Take a seat on our
Lyon & Provence cruise

See Arles through an artist’s eyes

Vincent van Gogh immortalized the Café Terrace (now known as Café van Gogh) in Arles in one of his most famous paintings. It’s still the perfect place to stop for a café au lait while you drink in the atmosphere of this pretty Provençal town.

Put yourself in the picture on our
Lyons & Provence cruise

Have your cake

The capital of coffee, cakes and confectionery, Vienna’s love of all things sweet is best celebrated in one of the city’s traditional coffeehouses, some of which date back to the 17th century. Indulge in a slice of delicious Sachertorte for a real taste of Vienna.

Consider our
Romantic Danube cruise

Take the waters

They say you can’t truly experience Budapest without “taking the waters” at one of the city’s beautiful thermal spas. These Art Nouveau baths are palaces of dreamy spas you can enjoy at your leisure.

Immerse yourself in our
Romantic Danube cruise

Art al fresco

Experience a different kind of art in a very different kind of gallery on the streets of Berlin. The East Side Gallery is a stretch of the old Berlin Wall that has been turned into the world’s largest open air mural collection.

Brush up on your history on our
Elegant Elbe cruise

Pass time in Prague

Join the crowd in front of Prague’s Old Town Hall to watch the hourly procession of the figures of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles marching out right under the city’s exquisite Astronomical Clock. This medieval masterpiece has been entertaining the people for centuries.

Time to book an
Elegant Elbe cruise perhaps?

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