The Best Way to See the World's Greatest Cities

River or Ocean Cruises
The Best Way to See the World's Greatest Cities

Nothing compares to the river. Where else can you journey into the heart of some of the world’s greatest cities and towns, and discover the true nature of the land?

Comfortable and convenient, river cruising offers a greater variety of destinations than you could encounter any other way. Here's why it's the best way to see the world's greatest cities.

Many of the World's greatest cities are built on rivers

Paris, Vienna, Budapest, St. Petersburg…because so many cities and towns developed along waterways, they were literally made to be accessible by river. Sail directly to the heart of many destinations and walk right off the ship into the center of town.

You can travel with ease

After boarding the ship, unpack—just once—in your spacious river-view stateroom. Relax in comfort for the duration of the cruise. And because the rivers offer smooth sailing, there is no motion sickness.

River cruising offers an intimate experience

Because Viking ships accommodate between 120 and 260 guests, it is easy to make new friends. And there is no waiting in long lines to embark, disembark or have a meal.

You'll see new scenery - all day, every day

Fairytale palaces, towering gorges carved through millennia, tiny villages nestled in the still preserved beauty of the landscape—enjoy breathtaking scenery that’s constantly changing through panoramic windows in the restaurant and lounge and stunning 360° views from the sun deck.

There's culture and history everywhere you look

Stroll through an open air architecture museum in the middle of a Russian lake; watch the artists at work in a Meissenware studio; listen to a concert of ancient bronze bells in Wuhan. You are unlikely to reach these places any other way.

You can travel your way

Join the guided walks and in-depth excursions planned for you in each destination—or sightsee on your own if you prefer. The choice is yours.

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