Viking’s Rhine Getaway

The Viking Rhine Getaway is more than just a cruise; it’s a journey through the heart of Europe, where each bend of the river reveals a new chapter of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. This voyage invites travelers to step aboard a luxurious Viking Longship and set sail on the Rhine, one of Europe’s most storied rivers, winding its way through the heart of the continent. From the serene waters of the Netherlands to the majestic castles of Germany, the Rhine Getaway offers an unrivaled exploration of the rich tapestry that makes up the river’s banks.

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Bicycles parked on a canal bridge in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in springtime, with tulips in the foreground

A Journey Through History

The Rhine River has been a crucial artery in Europe’s history, serving as a natural boundary, a trade route, and a source of inspiration for poets and painters. The Viking Rhine Getaway taps into this deep historical vein, offering guests a chance to experience the past in an immersive, insightful, and unforgettable manner.

One of the highlights of the cruise is the opportunity to explore the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its scenic beauty and over 40 castles and fortresses that date back to the Middle Ages. These ancient structures stand as sentinels over the river, each with its own story of knights, noble deeds, and the eternal struggle for power and dominion.

Further along the river, guests will find themselves in Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities, where the twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral dominate the skyline. This Gothic masterpiece, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, took over 600 years to complete and is a testament to the enduring spirit and artistry of the Middle Ages.

Luxury on the Water

What sets the Viking Rhine Getaway apart is not just the destinations but the journey itself. Viking River Cruises is synonymous with luxury, offering state-of-the-art longships designed with elegance and comfort in mind. These ships are a serene base of operations for guests, a place where they can unwind in spacious staterooms, savor gourmet meals inspired by the regions through which they travel, and enjoy panoramic views of the Rhine’s ever-changing landscapes from the Aquavit Terrace or the ship’s expansive sun deck.

Service aboard Viking Longships is attentive and personalized, ensuring that every need is met with grace and efficiency. Whether it’s a request for a special meal or assistance planning a day ashore, the crew goes above and beyond to make sure every moment of the journey is as enriching and enjoyable as possible.

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Veranda Suite bedroom on-board the Viking Longship Hlin. The town of Lorch am Rhein of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Germany is seen outside the window.

A Tapestry of Cultures

The Viking Rhine Getaway is not just a cruise; it’s a cultural immersion. Through carefully curated excursions, guests are invited to delve into the heart and soul of the regions along the Rhine. From wine tastings in the vineyards of Rüdesheim to exploring the medieval architecture of Strasbourg, the cruise offers a rich tapestry of experiences that showcase the diversity and beauty of Rhine Valley cultures.


The Viking Rhine Getaway is an unparalleled adventure that combines the luxury of modern cruising with the timeless allure of one of Europe’s most significant rivers. It’s a journey that transcends the ordinary, offering guests a unique opportunity to explore the rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultures that have flourished along the banks of the Rhine. Whether you’re a history buff, a lover of nature, or simply in search of a luxurious escape, the Viking Rhine Getaway promises an unforgettable voyage through the heart of Europe.


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