15-day tour from Amsterdam to Budapest

Imagine 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

From Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields to Germany’s fairytale castles, from the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube canal to the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this epic voyage presents the highlights of Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café and panoramic views of imperial Budapest, and along the way, discover the legend of the Lorelei, the ancient art of glassblowing, the music of Mozart … and more.

The tour includes 14-nights onboard new Viking Lif or Viking Skadi in river-view stateroom, 13 guided tours, all onboard meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners, culture curriculum, port charges, all tipping and gratuities.

If you book before September 30 this year, you will receive complimentary on-board silver spirits beverage package including unlimited wine, beer, premium cocktails, soft drinks, juices and speciality coffees.

Cost: 15-day Grand European tour, Amsterdam to Budapest or vice-versa; from $5795* a person, save $1000* a couple (*subject to availability, conditions apply).

Details, bookings: Viking River Cruises, 1800 829 138 (Australia), 0800 447 913 (New Zealand), http://www.vikingrivercruises.com.au

Viking Ship

When you cruise with Viking, you sail with the world’s leading river cruise company and enjoy the rewards of more than 175 years of heritage and a level of expertise second to none.

Inspiring destinations, beautifully crafted itineraries, expert tour guides, luxurious ships, fine cuisine, excellent service and remarkable value.

The Viking success is defined by all these things, and something else, too: personal attention to every detail. It’s the way the bartender has your drink ready for you at just the right time; it’s the gentle guidance from your tai chi master in a lesson you take while sailing along the Yangtze; it’s the handwritten directions from your concierge to the best coffee house in Vienna.

At Viking, staff never forget that looking after you is why the company has become the world’s favourite river cruise line and why guests return to cruise again. Indeed, it is Viking’s guests who are the company’s greatest ambassadors, making it the most honoured river cruise line in the world.

The most award-winning river cruise line
Vikings is placed high consistently on competitive rankings such Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List, Reader’s Choice and Best Small Ships awards, and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best; it has has been honoured by international organisations such as the World Travel Awards (world’s leading river cruise operator, 2009-2011); travel agents have recognised it with awards including TravelAge West’s Best Line for River Cruising and Travel Weekly’s #1 River Cruise Line, and by the editors of Cruise Critic as best river cruise line in the website’s fourth Annual Editors’ Picks Awards; Viking is featured in National Geographic’s The 10 Best of Everything.