Category: Destinations

Food & Wine Destinations

Taste the world The hint-of-the-sea flavour of sardines in a restaurant in a Portuguese fishing village. The rich aroma of dark chocolate in an elegant Viennese café. The reassuring pop of a cork from an aged bottle of Beaujolais in southern France. If there is ever a time to let the food do the talking,… Read more »

Architectural Wonders

Buildings that inspire The soaring spires of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. The surreal curves of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum. The rustic charm of a Norwegian stave church. Inspiring architecture can be found anywhere, sometimes where you least expect it. Classic or contemporary, sumptuous or spare, architecture defines a destination and is an integral part of… Read more »

Cities to Explore

EXPLORE THE WORLD’S GREAT DESTINATIONS, THE VIKING WAY What makes a city great is different for everyone, but the best cities are often those with spectacular sights, fascinating culture, delicious food and friendly people. Viking’s carefully planned itineraries allow for a balance of sightseeing – with at least one included excursion in every destination –… Read more »

Literary Locations

CELEBRATING THE WORLD OF BOOKS AND LITERATURE The energy and excitement of New York City. The eternal romance of Paris. The dreamy waters of the Mississippi. The seductive spirit of Southern Spain. There are many locations across the world that have served as a muse for writers, and uncovering the literary culture of the countries… Read more »

Natural Wonders

Explore some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders There is nothing like time spent in nature to make everything right with the world. On every Viking journey, you can explore some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Indeed, the journey itself, whether by river, ocean or expedition, brings you in touch with the… Read more »

Views In The World

Where in the world takes your breath away? What place stills you into silence? Is it the view of a valley unchanged through centuries? Or the vision of a building whose grandeur is unfathomable? Seeing new sights, especially those that stop you in your tracks, is one of the inspiring things about travel. And something… Read more »

Fascinating Facts About The Arctic

Experience the ultimate adventure on a journey to the top of the world. In this starkly beautiful wilderness, polar bears reign and blue ice floats serenely on the horizon. From the seas surrounding Svalbard, a northern archipelago of frozen tundra, dramatic fjords and remote human settlements, you can watch this world awakening from winter slumber… Read more »

Fascinating Facts About Antarctica

Fascinating Facts About Antarctica Virtually unexplored just 150 years ago, a journey into Antarctica is the ultimate adventure. On this, the last continent, you can experience breathtaking views, otherworldly wildlife and a land of paradoxes: the world’s biggest desert that is also the world’s largest ice sheet, nearly three miles thick. Every day brings extraordinary… Read more »

Art Destinations

Every Viking journey is one of discovery. A journey where you can immerse yourself in each destination, including its art and culture. Whether you are exploring modern art at Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, strolling through Monet’s colourful gardens in Giverny, or watching an artist paint a precious piece of Meissen porcelain, you can look forward to exciting… Read more »

City Breaks

Who doesn’t love the excitement at arriving in a new city? The thrill of seeing new sights, tasting new foods and meeting new people. Every Viking cruise takes you to the heart of each inspiring city – in fact you could think of it as lots of city breaks on one incredible journey, where your… Read more »

Dance Destinations

Dance Destinations From being swept along by the samba, carried away by the can-can or fired up by the flamenco, watching a live dance performance not only makes you feel good, it helps you connect to a destination in a way that nothing else can. Which is why, on every Viking journey – river and… Read more »

Hall of Fame

Portugal? Canada? New Zealand? We asked Viking travellers to tell us which country in the world they love the most, and we received hundreds of replies. So, here it is – the Viking Hall of Fame, featuring the Top 10 destinations, as voted for by you. Of course, you can explore any and all of… Read more »

Inspirational Interiors

The beauty of design The soaring ceiling of a New York subway station. The rustic charm of a centuries-old Italian home. A corridor of stars. Inspiring interior designs can be found anywhere, sometimes where you least expect it. Classic or contemporary, sumptuous or spare, good design is integral to good living. And on every Viking… Read more »

World Wonders

Where in the world takes your breath away? Where stops you in your tracks? Is it a view of a landscape that never ends? Perhaps it’s the sight of a thousand-year-old temple that’s as revered today as when it was first built. Or an ancient stone village that has survived everything that nature and history… Read more »

Wild Places

Wild Places There is nothing like spending time in nature to reconnect with the world, and yourself. Wild places that are untouched by human hand have a unique restorative quality. On every Viking cruise – river, ocean and expedition – you can explore some of the world’s most precious wilderness areas, parks and gardens. So… Read more »

Extraordinary Experiences In Europe

Extraordinary Experiences In Europe Every Viking river journey is full of extraordinary experiences. Here are just 10 of our favourites. 1 Delicious Dutch gin Enjoyed as an aperitif or a digestive, jenever is the national drink of The Netherlands. The juniper-flavoured precursor to modern gin is best enjoyed with some delicious Dutch cheese and a… Read more »

Unmissable Travel Experiences

Unmissable Travel Experiences Every Viking journey – river and ocean – is full of unmissable experiences. Here are 10 of our favourites. 1 Take a seat in the world’s smallest stave church In the Norwegian village of Kvernes, you can explore the fairytale stave church, one of the smallest in the world. Gaze at the… Read more »