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R I V ER CR UISES Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, Southeast Asia & Eg ypt


AQUAVIT TERRACE AT DAWN


IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU Everything we do at Viking is focused on making your time with us truly memorable – for all the right reasons. Onboard service doesn’t just come with a smile, it comes with award-winning credentials and years of experience. Our highly trained staff go out of their way to make you feel completely comfortable and create an easy-going, relaxed ambience where nothing is too much trouble. They are one of the main reasons people choose to travel with Viking over other river cruise lines, again and again. Come and discover the difference for yourself.

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MILTENBERG, GERMANY

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CONTENTS VIKING RIVER CRUISES The world of Viking

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The Viking difference

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It’s included in the price

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Welcome aboard

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Viking longships

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True two-room suites

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Lyon to Avignon Avignon to Lyon

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France’s Finest / 15 Days Paris to Avignon

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Chateaux Rivers and Wine / 8 Days Bordeaux to Bordeaux

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NEW Rhone Explorer / 8 Days Lyon to Lyon

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Which stateroom will you choose?

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PORTUGAL

A journey of flavour

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A taste of what’s to come

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Portugal’s River of Gold / 10 Days Lisbon to Porto

Aquavit Terrace

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Beverage package

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Award-winning service

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Enriching excursions

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Uniquely Viking experiences

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Holiday season experiences

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Pre and post extensions

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Special offers

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2019 RIVER ITINER ARIES EUROPE Grand European Tour / 15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest Budapest to Amsterdam

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Romantic Danube / 8 Days Budapest to Nuremberg

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Danube Waltz / 8 Days Budapest to Passau

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EGYPT Pharaohs and Pyramids / 12 Days Cairo to Cairo

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CHINA & SOUTHEAST ASIA Imperial Jewels of China / 13 Days Shanghai to Beijing

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Undiscovered China / 19 Days Shanghai to Beijing

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Roof of the World / 17 Days Beijing to Shanghai

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Magnificent Mekong / 15 Days Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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VIKING OCEAN CRUISES Reinventing ocean cruising

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Ocean and river cruise combined

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Ships built for discovery

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Rhine Getaway / 8 Days Amsterdam to Basel Basel to Amsterdam

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Cities of Light / 12 Days Paris to Prague

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Paris to the Swiss Alps / 12 Days Paris to Zürich

Recharge in The Spa

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Explore the world

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Passage to Eastern Europe / 11 Days Budapest to Bucharest

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European Sojourn / 23 Days Amsterdam to Bucharest

GENER AL INFOR M ATION

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Our ships on the rivers

Elegant Elbe / 10 Days Berlin to Prague

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Tulips and Windmills / 10 Days Amsterdam to Amsterdam

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NEW Holland & Belgium in Bloom / 10 Days Amsterdam to Antwerp 96

It’s all included

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Which stateroom will you choose?

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The world on a plate

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Dine in your choice of restaurants for free 182

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Deck plans

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2019 booking conditions

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Map overview

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River cruises at-a-glance

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RUSSIA & UKRAINE Waterways of the Tsars / 13 Days St. Petersburg to Moscow Moscow to St. Petersburg

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Kiev to the Black Sea / 11 Days Kiev to Odessa

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FRANCE Paris and the Heart of Normandy / 8 Days Paris to Paris 114 Lyon and Provence / 8 Days Cover: Douro Valley, Portugal

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THE WORLD OF VIKING Where in the world do you want to go? Do you want to explore more of Europe with all its fantastic history and enchanting scenery? Do you want to travel through Russia and Ukraine, and see their jaw-dropping treasures and stunning rural landscapes? Or do you want to explore the ancient wonders of Egypt? Dock in the centre of small towns and stroll right off to begin your exploration.

Viking places the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Douro, Mekong, the Nile and many other rivers right outside your door, revealing the true character of each region through its historic waterways. Make 2019 the year that you discover a different world. And a world of difference.

THE NETHERLANDS

Hoorn Amsterdam Arnhem The Hague Gouda Ghent Antwerp Bruges

ENGLAND Oxford Gold Beach Omaha Beach

Cologne Brussels BELGIUM MOSELLE

POLAND GERMANY Magdeburg

Berlin Warsaw

Potsdam ELBE

MAIN-DANUBE CANAL Koblenz Würzburg

Bamberg

Melnik

Kraków Rouen LUXEMBOURG Frankfurt Prague MAIN Nuremberg Mainz Giverny CZECH REPUBLIC Trier Rothenburg Paris SLOVAKIA Strasbourg SEINE RHINE Passau Kelheim Bratislava Munich LOIRE Salzburg Vienna Budapest Zürich Basel DANUBE Lucerne Lake Geneva AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND FRANCE HUNGARY SAÔNE

GIRONDE

Bordeaux

RHÔNE

Saint-Émilion DORDOGNE

GARONNE

Lyon Tournon

Lake Como ITALY

CROATIA

RHÔNE

Avignon Arles

Belgrade Nice

Marseille DOURO RIVER

Porto Salamanca PORTUGAL

Madrid SPAIN

Lisbon

KEY Cruise embarkation & disembarkation Select cruise & tour destinations N

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Osijek

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Belogradchik SERBIA


Kizhi LAKE LADOGA

FINLAND

LAKE ONEGA

SVIR RIVER

St. Petersburg

Helsinki

Mediterranean Sea

ISRAEL Amman Bethlehem Jerusalem JORDAN

Kuzino

VOLGA-BALTIC WATERWAY

NEVA RIVER

Cairo

RYBINSK RESERVOIR

EGYPT RUSSIA

VOLGA RIVER

Petra

NILE Red Sea

Yaroslavl Uglich

Edfu

Luxor

Kom Ombo Aswan/ Wadi el Saboua Kasr Ibrim

LAKE NASSER

MOSCOW CANAL

Abu Simbel

Moscow

CHINA Hanoi Ha Long Bay Kiev

Gulf of Tonkin

UKRAINE

Bay of Bengal

DNIEPER

Bangkok

Transylvania

Siem Reap

Andaman Sea

Odessa

VIETNAM

THAILAND

Angkor Wat CAMBODIA

Phnom Penh

ROMANIA

MEKONG

South China Sea

Kampong Cham

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Mỹ Tho

Bucharest DANUBE Giurgiu

Russe

Veliko Tarnovo

Black Sea

Beijing

Xian

BULGARIA CHINA Lhasa, Tibet

THREE GORGES DAM

Shanghai

Wuhan

Chongqing THREE GORGES YANGTZE

YANGTZE

Jingzhou

Shibaozhai

Yueyang DONGTING LAKE

Hong Kong

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ENJOY CASUAL ELEGANCE IN THE RESTAURANT

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THE VIKING DIFFERENCE

CHAIN BRIDGE, BUDAPEST

As an independently owned company, we are able to do things differently. Our decades of experience give us an unrivalled level of expertise. And with the largest and most innovative fleet of ships in the world, we are consistently voted best river cruise line by all the major players. SMALL SHIP EXPERTS On a Viking river ship, you will sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore up close and in depth. Our innovative, award-winning Viking Longships have set the standard in river cruising: our intimate vessels have all the amenities of a fine hotel, providing the ideal opportunity to travel to a new destination each day, where enriching discoveries are usually just a short walk from your ship. CENTRAL DOCKING Our ‘Grandfather Rights’ on Europe’s waterways mean we own the docking locations and therefore have priority, and you arrive at the heart of your destination. THE VIKING WAY While our included and optional shore excursions cover cultural and historic highlights, we also go beyond, sharing with you The Viking Way with our Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences, opening doors to people and places otherwise difficult to visit.

DESTINATION FOCUSED DINING

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT Culture Curriculum, our exclusive onboard program, brings local history to life with lectures on history and art, tastings of vintage wines from your destinations, restaurant menus inspired by local cuisine, informative port talks and enriching destination performances of regional and classical music. DESTINATION FOCUSED DINING Our highly trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing an enriching culinary experience. In our elegant Restaurant and the Aquavit Terrace - our al fresco dining area at the bow of the ship - you will enjoy exquisite food with hospitable, attentive service. Viking’s river ships boast the most al fresco dining of all the cruise lines, because there are few things in life more delightful than enjoying fine food in the fresh air while watching the stunning scenery glide past. GENUINE, THOUGHTFUL SERVICE Every member of our Swiss-trained staff, from stateroom stewards to our Guest Services team, is dedicated to personally hosting you. We are so confident we will exceed your expectations that we have guaranteed our award-winning service, and are the only cruise line to have done so.

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BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU, WE M AKE SUR E

IT’S ALL INCLUDED IN THE PR ICE A Viking river cruise is a great-value package. Take a closer look at everything that’s included. From all your meals, to wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; from onboard Wi-Fi to shore excursions in every port, we give you everything you need to enjoy yourself, at no extra charge.

EXCEPTIONAL ACCOMMODATION

AWARD WINNING SERVICE

Aboard the newest, most deluxe river

Viking’s attentive, Swiss-trained staff

Created by our Swiss-trained chefs, meals

cruise fleet, enjoy your choice of

and the personalised assistance of your

feature fresh ingredients and regional

staterooms, including Suites, Junior

onboard Viking Concierge ensure you

specialty options, served in the Restaurant

Suites, staterooms with Verandas and

are well taken care of.

and the Aquavit Terrace, the al fresco

French balconies.

dining space at the bow of the ship.

PREMIUM BEVERAGES

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ALL ONBOARD MEALS

24 HOUR TEA AND COFFEE

COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI

Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and

Enjoy complimentary specialty teas,

Free Wi-Fi on board, so family and

soft drinks with your onboard lunch and

coffees and bottled water at our 24

friends can keep up with your

dinner service.

hour beverage bar.

amazing journey.

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“A quality product at a great value.”

– Linda Garrison, About.com

SHORE EXCURSIONS

QUIET VOX AUDIO HEADSETS

ENRICHING CULTURE CURRICULUM

We offer a free excursion in every port.

Enjoy an exciting choice of

There is a complimentary audio system

Discover more with an expert local

performances, live talks and hands-on

for each guest, so on our shore

guide who brings each and every

demonstrations that add even greater

excursions, no matter where you are

destination, its people, culture and

insight to your journey and the places

standing, you won’t miss a word from

cuisine to life.

you visit.

your expert local guide.



COMPLIMENTARY DESTINATION GUIDES

IN-ROOM INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

NO NAST Y SURPRISES

Before you leave on your Viking cruise,

Sometimes a quiet night in is all you

For your Program Director and

you receive a complimentary destination

want. Enjoy music, movies on demand,

shipboard crew, tipping and gratuities

guide to help you prepare for your

plus BBC, CNN, National Geographic

are included in your cruise program, so

upcoming trip.

and more.

budgeting for your holiday could not be easier.

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AL FRESCO DINING ON THE AQUAVIT TERRACE AQUAVIT TERRACE

THE RESTAURANT

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VERANDA SUITE STATEROOM

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LOBBY


WELCOME ABOARD Quietly elegant, wonderfully spacious and comfortable, stepping aboard your Viking ship feels like coming home. On every ship you are greeted with an abundance of space and natural light. Panoramic, floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the glorious, everchanging scenery and, on most of our ships, the sleek Scandinavian design blends contemporary style with traditional comforts. Best of all, every stateroom has a window, French balcony or veranda. Find a comfy chair in the inviting lounge and gaze at the mesmerising views. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Curl up with a good book in the library. Head to the Sun Deck for wonderful all-round views and relaxation. Listen to a music recital or a fascinating talk on the places you will be exploring. Learn how to cook a local specialty. SERENE SCANDINAVIAN SPACES Without a golden tassel in sight, you will enjoy the smart Scandinavian design on board. Feel the difference in details such as the soft leather on the hand rails. The use of warm colour tones, natural wood and quality fabrics create light and airy spaces.

EXPLORATION MEETS RELAXATION When evening falls, enjoy a fabulous dinner in the elegant restaurant with its sparkling views over the water. In many places, your ship is moored until late or overnight, and you can step ashore for an after-dinner drink or stroll around town. Or head to the onboard bar and lounge, where you can relax accompanied by the soothing sounds of the resident pianist. Take in the evening air with a night cap on deck with new friends. Or, on the Viking Longships, enjoy a selection of films in the comfort of your stateroom. SWEET DREAMS Welcome to your stateroom. Elegant, spacious and so very inviting, a relaxing sanctuary with all the comforts of a fine hotel with a grand view. Because there’s nothing better than waking from a restful night’s sleep, luxurious linens promise sweet dreams. And because a beautiful bathroom is a necessity not an indulgence, your ensuite has a generous walk-in shower and fluffy towels. Premium shampoos and scented body lotions add to the ambience of a boutique hotel. Good morning or good night, it is simply perfect.

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VIKING LONGSHIPS Award-winning, state-of-the-art sister ships G U E S T S : 19 0

L E N G T H : 4 4 3 F T.

2 Explorer Suites Feature 445 square feet, separate sleeping and sitting rooms and a private wraparound veranda with 270° views.

DE C K S : 4

STAT ERO OM S: 95

Viking Lounge Linger over the tunes from a baby grand piano while comparing notes about the day’s adventures with new friends.

Organic Herb Garden A delightful green space that enhances your cuisine with fresh, just-picked flavour.

Solar Panels Help make our ships the greenest on the rivers.

Walking Track The perfect place for exercise and taking in fresh air.

Energy-Efficient Hybrid Engines Reduce vibrations for a remarkably smooth ride with no motion sickness. 25 Standard Staterooms All with river views. 7 Veranda Suites Feature 275 square feet on the Upper Deck, separate sleeping quarters with a French balcony and sitting room with a full veranda.

Atrium Our soaring lobby, awash in light, where our Guest Services staff can help you customise your explorations ashore.

39 Full-Size Veranda Staterooms 22 Staterooms with French Balconies The largest deluxe staterooms afloat on Europe’s rivers.

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Library Read up on your next destination with our thoughtfully curated book collection.

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Since their launch, the Viking Longships have received acclaim for their innovative design, outstanding quality and state-of-the-art engineering. In an unprecedented move, Cruise Critic editors recognised the entire Viking Longships fleet as “Best River Cruise Ship”, marking the first time this award has been presented to an entire class of ship.

“Ships created at the highest standard… a new benchmark for comfort.”

– Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor, Cruise Critic

Viking Bar Enjoy a drink and settle in to marvel at the beautiful scenery.

Sun Deck Relax outdoors, in the sunshine or under an umbrella, and watch the ever-changing panoramas.

Floor-to-Ceiling Windows Maximise natural light and create a light, airy ambience.

Complimentary Shipwide Wi-Fi So you can stay connected to the world around you.

Aquavit Terrace Dine al fresco in a glorious outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship.

The Restaurant Enjoy always available classics, regional cuisine and personalised service in an elegant setting.

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VIKING LONGSHIP SAILING PAST JOHANNISBURG CASTLE, GERMANY

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“River cruising is perfect for people who have an interest in culture and history, and who want a relaxing time on a small ship with like-minded people. On every Viking river cruise, the destinations are the focus of the journey. This is reflected in our itineraries and ship design, as well as the excursions and onboard experiences. The result is a journey that is simply incredible.“ Torstein Hagen Chairman, Viking River Cruises

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THE FIRST EVER TRUE TWO-ROOM SUITES ON EUROPEAN RIVER SHIPS There is more to our Veranda and Explorer Suites than meets the eye... EARLY CHECK-IN: We pride ourselves on the earliest check-in times in the river cruise industry for all staterooms. First priority is for guests in our Explorer Suites and Veranda Suites; you will have access to your stateroom no later than 12pm. COMPLIMENTARY SILVER SPIRITS BEVERAGE PACKAGE: Enjoy unlimited premium wines, beers, espresso drinks, juices and mineral water for the entire duration of your cruise, or enjoy a cocktail any time.1 SPACE TO RELAX: With separate bedroom and living area; enjoy more room to unwind, invite friends back and relax in comfort enjoying the sweeping vistas from your private verandas. PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN EUROPE: We will be waiting at the airport to take you to your ship or hotel and will bring you back to the airport at the conclusion of your journey. If Viking has booked your air, we know when you fly; if you booked your own, please provide us with your flight schedules.1 WELCOME CHAMPAGNE: A bottle of fine French Champagne will be waiting in your stateroom upon arrival. COMPLIMENTARY LAUNDRY SERVICE: At any time during your cruise, we will ensure your clothes are freshly laundered and/or pressed, and will pick them up from your stateroom as often as you need.

VER A N D A SU ITE B ATH R OOM

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COMPLIMENTARY ROOM SERVICE: We can deliver breakfast so you can linger a little longer in your suite.1 MINI-BAR WITH WINE, BEER AND SOFT DRINKS: Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are replenished daily so you can enjoy a beverage at your leisure. DAILY FRUIT BASKET: A tray of seasonal fresh fruit is replenished daily for your enjoyment. IN-SUITE PREMIUM BATHROBES & SLIPPERS: Enjoy an extra touch of luxury with our high-quality bathrobes and slippers provided for your use while on board. EXPL OR ER SU ITE

BINOCULARS: We provide a pair of binoculars in your stateroom for your onboard use – scan the scenery for a closer look. COFFEE BREWER: Make coffee and tea right in your suite.1 CASHMERE BLANKET: With a soft cashmere blanket, you are always warm and cosy on your veranda or out on deck.1 COMPLIMENTARY SHOE SHINE SERVICE: Simply let us know when you need them back and we will make your shoes look like new.

V E RA N D A SU ITE

¹Explorer Suite guests only.

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WHICH STATEROOM WILL YOU CHOOSE? Your private sanctuary on the river. Viking’s innovative thinking and patented design provides you with more choices and a more enriching overall experience than other ships. Each of our spacious staterooms offers deluxe comfort during your river cruise. Whichever stateroom you choose, your hotel-style bed topped with European linens and duvets provides the perfect place to turn in after a full day of exploring Europe’s great towns and cities. And you’ll feel pampered by bathrooms equipped with heated floors and premium Freyja™ bath products.

VE R A N D A SU ITE

State-of-the-art Viking Longships offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe. VIKING EXPLORER SUITES Viking’s Explorer Suite at 445 square feet features a separate living room with a generously sized sitting area, a desk and a chair, and access onto a wraparound veranda with spectacular 270 degree views. A private bedroom with a French balcony gives you space to relax and take in the sweeping vistas of your destination. With ample storage space and a spacious bathroom, featuring heated floors, the Explorer Suite is our largest stateroom on board.

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VIKING VERANDA SUITES Viking’s Veranda Suite at 275 square feet features a private bedroom with a French balcony so you can relax in comfort as your destination unfolds before you. The adjacent separate living room offers a generously sized sitting area, a small desk and a full sized veranda right outside the glass door. Including a spacious bathroom with anti-fog mirrors and premium Freya™ bath products, the ultimate enjoyment of your destination is never far away.

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E XP LOR ER SU ITE

VER A N D A STATER OOM

F R E N C H B A LC ON Y STATEROOM

STA N D A R D STATER OOM

VERANDA STATEROOM Our Veranda Staterooms at 205 square feet feature ample storage space, a 40” flat panel TV, a spacious bathroom with anti-fog mirrors and premium Freya™ bath products, as well as floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a full-size veranda.

STANDARD STATEROOM Viking’s Standard Stateroom at 150 square feet offers all the comforts and conveniences for an enjoyable journey. It features ample storage space, a 40” flat panel TV, a spacious bathroom with anti-fog mirrors and premium Freya™ bath products.

FRENCH BALCONY STATEROOM Featuring ample storage space, a 40” flat panel TV, a spacious bathroom with anti-fog mirrors and premium Freya™ bath products, our French Balcony Staterooms at 135 square feet are comfortable, airy and designed with an understated elegance in mind and include a floor-to-ceiling glass door that opens to a railing.

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SH OPPIN G AT TH E M A RK E T S

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A JOURNEY OF FLAVOUR

D E L I C I O U S , H E A LT H Y A N D FR ESH CUISINE

On every Viking journey you can look forward to spirited food bursting with flavour and aroma. We believe that dining should be a grand adventure, and there is no better time or place to tantalise your taste buds than when you’re travelling. That’s why, as well as timeless classics, we create dishes that reflect the regions through which you’re travelling. LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS Provençal lemons, Hungarian paprika and dill from the onboard herb garden inspire our chefs to create authentic dishes. The crunch of walnuts melding with the heavenly trio of apple, cinnamon and butter as you take a bite of Apple Strudel. Artisan cheese from Lyon. And always a generous glass or two of wine from the local province. DESTINATION FOCUSED CUISINE Our signature “Taste of…” events introduce you to the food and drinks of the region. The “Taste of Germany,” for instance, features pretzels and sweet mustard, bratwurst and Kölsch. It is the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow guests and sample the flavours of local culture.

L OC A L LY SOU R C ED , F R ESH PR OD U C E

EVERYDAY LUXURY Each meal is a special occasion aboard a Viking river ship. Feel the heavy texture of thick linen napkins and tablecloths. Delight in the sheerness of your wine glass and the fresh flowers decorating your table. Villeroy & Boch, Iittala and Marimekko crockery bring joy to your dining experience, just like the delightful company of your fellow travellers, inviting you to share the day’s new discoveries over another glass. IMPECCABLE SERVICE AMID CASUAL ELEGANCE Indulge in attentive table service in the upscale Restaurant as you sail into your next port. Greet the morning with a sumptuous buffet. Enjoy a savoury soup and a light salad at midday. Come evening, settle in for a relaxed, multi course finedining experience.

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A TASTE OF WHAT'S TO COME Food is an integral part of every culture, and when you travel with Viking you can explore not just a destination but its cuisine too. CHOICE IS THE SPICE OF LIFE Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast with hot dishes cooked to order, fresh pastries, homemade jams, muesli and fresh fruit. Choose lunch on board, from a variety of courses in the Restaurant, to something lighter in the lounge. And if you’re travelling on a Viking Longship, you can eat al fresco on the Aquavit Terrace.

SW ISS TR A IN ED STA F F

At dinner, indulge in a four or five-course meal in the ambient restaurant. Free-flowing wine (on the house, of course) perfectly complements the laughter and conversation set against the backdrop of the river. SMART AND CASUAL We want you to feel relaxed at all times, including dinnertime. Smart casual works for us, with no dinner jacket required. Our restaurants are also open-seating, so that you can choose where and with whom you want to dine. If you wish, enjoy a more casual meal, from a breakfast croissant to lighter evening fare, on the Sun Deck or Aquavit Terrace, our al fresco dining area at the bow of the ship.

H A U TE C U ISIN E

LIGHT AND HEALTHY Of course not everyone wants to indulge in a four or five-course dinner every night. Which is why we also offer a selection of lighter options and simple classics. If you are a vegetarian or have any special dietary requirements, simply let us know and you can look forward to delicious food that delights the taste buds. Enjoy! C OM PL IM EN TA RY A LTER N ATIVE D IN IN G ON TH E A QU AVIT TER R A C E

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Sample Menu – The Restaurant

F I RS T CO U RS E

Smoked Salmon Carpaccio & Salmon Caviar

Sweetcornblini,celery&leeksalad,lemonvinaigrette

Potato-Crusted Mascarpone Cheese Truffle sabayon sauce

Baby Rocket & Watermelon Salad Goat cheese croutons, tangerine dressing

Roasted Tomato Soup Basil foam MAIN CO URS E

Chateaubriand

Butteredvegetables,friedpotatoes,saucebéarnaise,jus

Caramelised Sea Scallops

Crisp bacon, braised savoy cabbage, thyme roasted potatoes, port wine sauce

Courgette Baked with Goat Cheese & Sundried Tomato Artichoke, basil & cherry tomato ragout DE S S E RT S

Mascarpone & Sour Cherry Cake, Brownie Streusel Marinated berries

Ice Cream Banana

Sorbet Cherry

Sauces

Chocolate, butterscotch, forest berries

Fruit plate Fresh apricots CHE E S E P L AT E

The following cheese plate is accompanied by Mango-Thyme Chutney, Nut-Baguette & Crackers

Gruyére

Swiss cow's milk hard cheese, aged for at least six months, nutty, sharp taste

Saint Albray

French cow's milk, soft taste with white-red rind A LWAY S AVAI L ABL E

The following classic fare are accompanied by fresh sautéed vegetables and baked potato Caesar Salad, Sautéed Fillet of Salmon, Roasted Chicken Breast, Seared New York Steak

F IN E D IN IN G

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AQUAVIT TERR ACE One of the most talked about features is the stunning Aquavit Terrace, an inspired design combining the comfort of the lounge with the invigorating fresh air of a terrace area. The only outdoor restaurant on any river ship in Europe, it’s a great place to sit and watch castles float by as you indulge in a delicious meal or a relaxing drink. Revolutionary in concept and design, the spacious indoor-outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship is one of the most popular spots to gather for a meal and watch your destination pass by. Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner al fresco. Meet friends for drinks, or read a book – all while enjoying breathtaking views and basking in the fresh air.

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SILVER SPIRITS BEVER AGE PACK AGE

When you cruise with Viking, the choice is yours when it comes to beverages. You’ll enjoy complimentary specialty teas, coffees and bottled water at all times, and your onboard lunch and dinner service is always accompanied by hot or iced tea or coffee, house wines, beers and soft drinks. You may also take advantage of our Silver Spirits Beverage Package, which covers unlimited premium wines, beers, specialty coffees, juices and mineral water for the entire duration of your cruise, plus cocktails and sparkling wine. This package allows you to completely unwind and enjoy a drink anytime, knowing that you will not pay a cent more than you budgeted for. At less than AU$30 per person per day, this is excellent value and unique to Viking. Take a moment for yourself with a book and a glass of chilled Pinot Gris, get to know your fellow passengers over a local beer, or celebrate a special occasion with a festive cocktail. Relax, you’re on holiday.

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P E R SON A LIS E D SE RV ICE FROM O UR S WIS S -TR A IN ED STAFF

ATTEN TIVE SERVIC E

AWARD-WINNING SERVICE GENUINE ATTENTION OUR SERVICE GUARANTEE We have almost 4,000 of our own staff worldwide. They are not sub-contractors, but employees of Viking Cruises who wear the Viking uniform with great pride. Our ships are small and intimate, and every member of our staff, from stateroom stewards to our guest services team is dedicated to personally hosting you. We are so confident we will exceed your expectations that we are the only cruise line to guarantee our award-winning service. Read more about it on our website.

They are handpicked by our knowledgeable, experienced management, and they are all devoted to making your holiday the most memorable journey possible. TOP RATINGS Our Viking staff are the reason why our guests have consistently awarded us top customer satisfaction ratings. And we couldn’t have done any of this without you. Here’s to enjoying many more cruise seasons exploring the world together. Join us.

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE When you have the best people, you have the best service, and Viking has both. Our Swisstrained staff, graduates of the Hotel School Academy, are the cream of the cruise industry.

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F R I E N D LY A N D P R O FES S ION AL STAFF ARE ALSO LOCAL EXPERTS

S TAT E R O OM S T E WA R D S T R A INED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD

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ENRICHING EXCURSIONS A WORLD OF EXPLORATION AWAITS YOU We know that you travel to explore, to learn, to understand and to gain more insight and appreciation than can be obtained from simply passing through. Whether it’s castles and cathedrals, museums and outdoor markets, or a UNESCO World Heritage Site, when it comes to showing you the world we are dedicated to delivering the extraordinary, with the opportunity to explore your way.

EXPERTLY G U ID ED TOU R S

GUIDED EXCURSIONS INCLUDED IN EVERY PORT Our daily shore excursions include must-see highlights and delightful surprises. These expertly guided tours bring you closer to the art, architecture, history and people of the region. If you wish, explore further by adding on optional tours. GAIN GREATER INSIGHT Find out how to make your own fondant au chocolat or enjoy lively French accordion tunes. Discover the secret of why the villagers of Vidin live to a hundred, or unveil the myths of Count Dracula. Our Culture Curriculum, an exclusive onboard program, brings local history to life with informative lectures on history and art, tastings of regional wines, restaurant menus inspired by local cuisine and enriching destination performances featuring folkloric shows and musicians playing regional and classical music. CAPTURE THE CULTURE Accompany us on a shopping trip to the local market, walk through the door of a centuries-old cathedral or visit a contemporary art museum. Meet local fine food and wine purveyors. Our tastings and demonstrations expand your mind and satisfy your senses.

TA STE TH E L OC A L SPEC IA LTIES

VISIT L E L OU VR E, PA R IS

PERSONALISE YOUR JOURNEY Our well-versed and resourceful Guest Services staff can assist you with special requests. They can reserve a table at that Parisian Michelin-star restaurant you have always wanted to try, get tickets to the St. Petersburg ballet, or arrange for you to experience a traditional thermal bath in the heart of Budapest. EN R IC H IN G SH OR E EXC U R SION S

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L EA R N A B O U T LOC A L CUSTOM S AND TRADITIONS

C A PTU R E TH E L OC A L C U LT U RE

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UNIQUELY VIKING EXPERIENCES BRINGING YOU LOCAL LIFE, WORKING WORLD AND PRIVILEGED ACCESS With more itineraries in more destinations worldwide, we offer behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities that set us apart from other travel companies. While we deliver the expected and iconic such as visits to museums and landmarks, we also go beyond. In every port, enjoy an included excursion at no extra cost. On most itineraries, we also offer optional Local Life and Working World experiences as well as optional Privileged Access experiences, opening doors to places otherwise difficult to visit. VENTURE BEYOND THE ICONIC Go behind the scenes at the Hermitage Museum and visit its off-site art vaults. Explore Vienna’s magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the elaborate residence of the Hapsburgs. Accompany our onboard chef to a French food market and sample local specialties. Tour Bernkastel-Kues, the Moselle Valley’s renowned wine producer, and enjoy a local vintage. Watch the mesmerising horsemanship of skilled riders in Hungary’s Puszta region. Our tours and excursions expand your mind and delight your senses. VIKING’S DELIGHTFUL VIDEO LIBRARY These special travel experiences are unique to Viking Cruises. Karine Hagen, Senior Vice President at Viking, is responsible for infusing our itineraries with insightful excursions across the globe, giving us all the opportunity to enjoy these exclusive and extraordinary experiences. Karine and the Viking film team have created a series of fascinating videos in which you can discover the true flavour of a destination prior to your travels. So, before you go anywhere, go online and join Karine at vikingrivercruises.com.au/videos. KA R IN E H A G EN , SEN IOR VIC E PR ESID EN T AT VIKIN G , TR U F F L E H U N TIN G IN B OR D EA U X

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PRIVILEGED ACCESS

Home-hosted visit: Château Siaurac, Libourne, France (optional)

The Hermitage Behind Closed Doors, St. Petersburg (optional)

This excursion gives you an exclusive insider’s tour of the main house and park, the vines and cellar. Join your hosts for a sumptuous lunch of local delicacies.

Only a fraction of The Hermitage’s works are on public display. Join a historian off-site for Privileged Access to the secured vaults.

CHÂTEAUX, RIVERS & WINE Bordeaux – Bordeaux 8 days, 7 guided tours

WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS Moscow – St. Petersburg 13 days, 10 guided tours

LOCAL LIFE

A Day in Salamanca, Spain (included) Explore Plaza Mayor, see the house of Shells, visit 13th-century Salamanca University, Tower del Clavero, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. PORTUGAL’S RIVER OF GOLD Lisbon – Porto 10 days, 8 guided tours

Cologne’s Beer Culture & Dinner, Cologne, Germany (optional) During this fun excursion, you’ll stroll the Old Town’s cobblestone streets, visit three Kölsch brew houses and enjoy dinner at Brauhaus zur Malzmühle. RHINE GETAWAY Amsterdam – Basel or v.v. 8 days, 6 guided tours

WORKING WORLD

Kinderdijk Windmills & Dutch Cheese Maker, The Netherlands (included) Meet the cheese makers and learn the craft, process and history of cheese making. Visit Kinderdijk’s 19 historic windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR Amsterdam to Budapest or v.v. 15 days, 12 guided tours

Beaujolais & Truffles, Lyon, France (optional) Sample wines, enjoy a lunch of farm-fresh organic ingredients, and watch the truffle dog hunt in action, then visit a goat cheese farm. LYON & PROVENCE Lyon – Avignon or v.v. 8 days, 7 guided tours

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F R A N K FU RT C H R IST MA S M ARKET, GERM ANY

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THE MAGIC OF A EUROPEAN HOLIDAY SEASON Winter is a magical time of year in Europe, with fairytale, snow-topped castles and mountains, and a wonderful, festive spirit everywhere. Warm light beams out of home windows, and advent wreaths decorate the doors. This holiday season, immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit with Viking. FAIRY-TALE CHRISTMAS MARKETS From late November to early December you can explore Europe’s famous Christmas markets on Viking’s Rhine Getaway, Romantic Danube and Danube Waltz river cruise itineraries. In medieval town squares and down cobbled lanes, market stalls offer a delightful array of hand-carved toys, ornaments, nutcrackers and colourful woollen scarves, and the air is filled with the scents of gingerbread and spicy gluhwein. Feel the crunch of white snow underfoot as you behold the stalls brimming with traditional arts and crafts, and soak up the joyful atmosphere. FESTIVE CHRISTMAS CRUISING From Austria and Germany to Portugal and France, Viking’s Christmas cruises help spread the cheer with onboard festivities. You can bake gingerbread cookies with our executive chef, decorate the ship’s Christmas tree and enjoy live, regional holiday music from a local ensemble. Whether you choose to travel in early

C H R ISTM A S OR N A M EN TS

December and return home in time for Christmas or spend Christmas on board, you can look forward to a relaxing festive season with no rush – just the wonder of Europe’s most enchanting destinations, and the best dressed ship in town. CHRISTMAS MARKET ITINERARIES ROMANTIC DANUBE, Budapest to Nuremberg See page 52 for more information DANUBE WALTZ, Budapest to Passau See page 58 for more information RHINE GETAWAY, Amsterdam to Basel See page 62 for more information

N U R E MB E R G , G ER MA N Y

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PRE & POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities. Whether you are travelling in Europe, Russia, Egypt or Asia, our Viking Hotels are always high-quality and selected for their advantageous location. In select destinations, you may upgrade to a Premier Hotel to experience an exceptional property.

MAT T H IA S C H U R C H, BUDAPEST

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PA R IS, F R A N C E

PR A G U E, C ZEC H R EPU B L IC

A M STER D A M , TH E N ETH ER L A N D S

M OSC OW, R U SSIA

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2019 VIKING RIVER CRUISE OFFERS Our 2019 river cruise offers are simply too good to miss. Not only are we providing 2019 river cruises at 2018 prices, but we are also offering free return flights in all staterooms and suites on selected itineraries of 13 days or more, as well as return flights for $995pp in all staterooms and suites on selected itineraries of 12 days or less. These excellent value specials are available until 30 April 2018, unless sold out prior. We do expect these offers to sell quickly, so don’t delay. Take advantage of the best pricing and stateroom categories while they last and start planning your journey of discovery.

GATEWAY CITIES Viking will fly you to the gateway of your cruise commencement and from the gateway of your cruise conclusion. Alternatively, you may choose to fly to or from a different destination including the following: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, DĂźsseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Lisbon, London (Heathrow), Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Zurich ALL OFFERS ARE VALID ON BOOKINGS MADE BY 30 APRIL 2018 Conditions: All fares and offers are for new bookings only, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. All prices are in Australian Dollars, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 river cruise/tour itineraries only. Must book by 30 April 2018. Please contact us for additional availability. Viking Airfare Offers are only valid if booked in conjunction with a 2019 Viking river cruise/tour itinerary. Fly Free offer to Europe, Russia and Asia is a return economy class airfare valid on 2019 Europe and Russia cruise/tour itineraries of 13 days or more and all 2019 China and Southeast Asia cruise/tour itineraries. $995 per person offer is a return economy class airfare to Europe, valid on 2019 Europe and Ukraine river cruise/tour itineraries of 12 days or less. $4,995 per person Business Class air offer to Europe is available on 2019 Europe & Russia river cruise/tour itineraries of 13 days or more in Veranda stateroom categories and above. $250 per person Custom air fee is available in conjunction with an Economy Class airfare to Europe and $500 per person Custom air fee is available in conjunction with a Business Class airfare to Europe. Choice of airline: Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Qatar Airways. Choice of stopovers Dubai in one or both directions with Emirates, Singapore in one or both directions with Singapore Airlines or Doha in one direction only with Qatar Airways. Combo offer is available if two or more 2019 European river cruise/tour itineraries are booked back to back, flights to Europe are on us. $600 per couple friends discount is available if there are a minimum of 6 friends travelling together on any 2019 river cruise/tour itinerary of 13 days or more. Viking Airfare offer is a strictly limited offer, conditions apply, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Full airline terms and conditions will apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice. For further conditions please visit www.vikingrivercruises.com.au/my-trip/air-services

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CRUISE IN 2019 AT

2018 PRICES

Book any 2019 river cruise by 30 April 2018 and you’ll secure your booking at 2018 prices.

FLY FREE Book any 2019 river cruise of 13 days or more in Europe, Russia or Asia, in any stateroom or suite category, and your return flights are on us, including taxes.

COMBO OFFER

RIVER OCEAN COMBO

Fly Free including taxes to Europe when you book any two European river cruises back to back regardless of duration.

Save up to $2,000 per couple when you book a 2019 river/ocean combo and fly free to Europe including taxes on selected itineraries.

FLY FOR

BUSINESS CLASS

Book any 2019 river cruise of 12 days or less in Europe or Ukraine, in any stateroom or suite category, and you’ll fly return for just $995 per person including taxes.

Fly Business Class for $4,995 per person including taxes on any Europe or Russia itinerary of 13 days or more in a Veranda stateroom category or above.

995PP

$

CUSTOM

AIR

Customise your airline or break up your journey on the way to Europe with a stopover from just $250 per person. Your choice of Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Qatar Airways.

FRIENDS DISCOUNT

600

$

PER COUPLE

Travel with friends and save $600 per couple when six or more people book any river cruise of 13 days or more together.

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EUROPE If Europe were a book, it would be a hardcover pageturner. Its riveting historical plot would tell the stories of famous musicians, sculptors and genius painters; of vintners, bakers and farmers; of war heroes and resistance fighters; of royals and boundary breakers, of irreverent architects, scientists and seafarers. If Europe were a book, its pages would overflow with alpine peaks, endless patchworks of farmed fields, and bustling cities. And there would be a whole chapter on castles overlooking meandering rivers.

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G E RM A N Y

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GR AND EUROPEAN TOUR 15 days | 14 ports | Amsterdam to Budapest Imagine 15 magical days along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers. From the engineering marvel of the Main–Danube Canal to the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, from Germany’s fairy-tale castles to Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields, this epic voyage presents the highlights of Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. Savour a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café and enjoy 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. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it’s our most popular itinerary.

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THE NETHERLANDS GERMANY

Amsterdam Kinderdijk RHINE

Cologne Koblenz Miltenberg

Cruise

CZECH REPUBLIC MAIN

Bamberg MAIN–DANUBE CANAL

Prague Würzburg Nuremberg Rothenburg DANUBE Krems Regensburg Passau Melk Vienna AUSTRIA

DANUBE

Budapest HUNGARY

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ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1

Amsterdam Embark your ship; free time, relax on board or explore the city

• 15 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2

Kinderdijk Tour Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO Site

• 12 guided tours with audio headset

Day 3

Cologne Walking tour and Gothic Cathedral visit; free time to explore

Day 4

Koblenz Marksburg Castle excursion

Rhine River Cruising the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site

Day 5

Miltenberg Guided walk and glassblowing demonstration

• All meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Day 6

Würzburg  Tour baroque Bishops’ Residenz palace

Rothenburg  Optional “Romantic Road” tour

Day 7

Bamberg  Guided walking tour and free time

Day 8 Nuremberg City tour and guided walk to Market Square or optional World War II history tour; free time

• Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 9

Regensburg Walking tour through medieval city centre and free time

Day 10

Passau  Walking tour, organ concert and free time

Day 11

Melk  Benedictine Abbey tour with library and frescoes

• Culture Curriculum: Enjoy concerts aboard and ashore, ranging from Austrian classics to baroque organ music; attend lectures on current affairs in Germany, the Netherlands and the European Union

Danube River Cruising the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site

• All port charges

Krems Evening free time or stroll the cobbled streets

• Free Wi-Fi

Day 12 Vienna Panoramic city tour featuring the Ringstrasse and afternoon at leisure; optional classical concert

• All onboard gratuities and tipping

Day 13

Vienna Full day at leisure; optional Imperial Vienna full day excursion on the city’s culture and history

• Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air

Day 14

Budapest City tour of Buda and Pest; afternoon at leisure or optional Budapest Thermal Baths visit

• In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers

Day 15 Budapest After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Budapest or three nights in Prague.

• No credit card surcharges

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GR AND EUROPEAN TOUR 15 day cruise with 12 guided tours in 4 countries

M E L K ’ S B E N ED IC T IN E A B B EY

VIEN N A , A U STR IA

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress DAY 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ascend to the mighty fortress of Arrive in Amsterdam to embark your Ehrenbreitstein, set high on a hill with ship. After boarding, relax or explore magnificent views of Koblenz, the the city on your own. (D) confluence of the Rhine and Moselle DAY 2 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands Rivers and the Eifel Hills. Sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO Site; tour (B, L, D) this fascinating network of windmills DAY 5 Miltenberg, Germany and other flood management Morning cruising along the Main. Stop technologies. Lunch aboard; cruise in Miltenberg for a walking tour and through the night. (B, L, D) free time. DAY 3 Cologne, Germany Modern Aristocracy A morning tour of Cologne includes Visit two fascinating German castles of a visit to the Dom, Germany’s largest very different characters as your hosts cathedral and a UNESCO Site. welcome you to their estates and share Afternoon free time for exploring stories of their noble pasts. Cologne on your own. Top of Cologne On this backstage tour of a lifetime, head up to the roof of Cologne’s astonishing cathedral with a local guide who is also part of the Dom’s excavation and restoration crew. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Koblenz & Middle Rhine Cruise past the Rhine’s hilltop castles, stopping to tour Marksburg Castle. This stunning stretch of the Rhine is a UNESCO Site.

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DAY 7 Bamberg, Germany Arrive today in Bamberg, with its medieval city centre, a UNESCO Site. Your walking tour visits the 11th-century cathedral and city hall built in the middle of a river. Franconian Countryside Tour Witness the natural splendour and breathtaking architecture of German Franconia and sample beer from one of its 300 breweries. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Nuremberg, Germany After breakfast, tour Nuremberg. Visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field and see the Palace of Justice.

Back on board, see a live glass blowing Nuremberg World War II Tour demonstration. (B, L, D) Glimpse the dramatic stage on which the Third Reich rose and fell as you DAY 6 Würzburg, Germany immerse yourself in Nuremberg’s Tour Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, World War II history. a large, ornate baroque palace and (B, L, D) UNESCO Site. Enjoy an afternoon cruising or you may choose one of our DAY 9 Regensburg, Germany optional excursions. This afternoon tour Regensburg, a wonderfully preserved medieval city and Rothenburg ob der Tauber a UNESCO Site. Discover many 13th and Follow the “Romantic Road” to one 14th century patrician houses and see of Germany’s last remaining walled the splendid St. Peter’s Cathedral. medieval towns, lovingly preserved. (B, L, D)

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W U R Z B U R G , G ER MA N Y

Munich Highlights See the cultural and historic highlights of one of Germany’s most relaxed cities, beautifully set near the foothills of the Alps during a panoramic tour. (B, L, D) DAY 10 Passau, Germany On this morning’s walking tour, see Passau’s Italianate architecture and the New Bishop’s Residence. Then, listen to a concert on Europe’s largest pipe organ* in St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure to explore Passau. Salzburg Highlights Spend the day in one of Austria’s most picturesque alpine cities, setting of the beloved film The Sound of Music and the birthplace of Mozart. (B, L, D) DAY 11 Melk & Krems, Austria Today visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery. Cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley. Wachau Valley Winery Sample fine vintages during a tour and tasting at a local winery. The Wachau wine region comprises just 3 percent of Austrian wine. But its reputation for producing the finest whites in Central

Europe is unparalleled. (B, L, D) DAY 12 Vienna, Austria Ride along Vienna’s Ringstrasse and see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Free time to further explore Vienna’s many cafés and museums. Mozart & Strauss Concert The classical music never stops in Vienna, as you’ll hear firsthand during this special concert. (B, L, D) DAY 13 Vienna, Austria Enjoy a day at leisure in Vienna. Perhaps tour the Museum of Fine Arts or visit the Albertina. A cup of coffee or tea and a slice of exquisite sachertorte are a must for any afternoon in Vienna. Imperial Vienna Cultural Treasures in the “City of Waltzes”. Dance and stroll your way to Vienna’s most magnificent imperial residence during a full-day excursion into the city’s culture and history. Later, rejoin your ship and sail for Budapest. (B, L, D)

DAY 14 Budapest, Hungary The Danube River divides the Hungarian capital city into Buda and Pest. Explore both parts, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, visit Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Budapest Thermal Bath Soak up the restorative powers of Budapest’s nourishing spas and join the locals in a centuries-old tradition. (B, L, D) DAY 15 Budapest, Hungary After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Budapest; take time to explore the city’s neighbourhoods, museums and exciting nightlife. (B) The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner *Passau organ concert is only available between 1 May - 31 October and is closed on Sunday. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different to those shown above.

Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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W IN D MILLS IN H OLLAND

PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Amsterdam

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $799 P E R P E R S O N

Visit world-renowned museums including the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, featuring works by the Dutch Masters. Two nights at the Radisson Blu (or similar), daily breakfasts, walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Prague

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N

Tour Hradčany Castle and its palaces, churches and museums; visit Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral; and stroll along Charles Bridge. Optional tour with Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Three nights at the Corinthia Hotel Prague (or similar), daily breakfasts, panoramic city tour and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Budapest

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $499 P E R P E R S O N

Explore the Hungarian capital, a UNESCO Site, with its elegant boulevards and outstanding museums. Discover the hidden medieval courtyards of the Castle District and taste Hungarian cuisine. Two nights at the Hilton Budapest (or similar), daily breakfasts and hotel/ ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge. 46

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2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 13

$8,195

$8,395

$8,995

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES) $9,395

$9,795

$9,895

$11,495

$13,795

Apr 10, 12, 14, 15, 16

8,395

8,695

9,195

9,595

9,995

10,095

11,795

14,595

Apr 24, 26, 28, 29, 30

8,495

8,695

9,295

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14,395

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11,195

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Oct 23, 27, 28, 29, 31

7,195

7,495

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Nov 2, 6, 14

6,995

7,095

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8,495

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10,395

12,995

May 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30 Jun 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29 Jul 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 31 Aug 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30 Sep 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30 Oct 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19

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C OLOG N E , G ER MA N Y

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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GR AND EUROPEAN TOUR 15 days | 13 ports | Budapest to Amsterdam Absorb the atmosphere of Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud and learn the Viennese waltz. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Indulge all your senses on this 15 day journey spanning the best of Europe. On our most iconic itinerary, you will trace the legendary Danube, Main and Rhine between the stunning landscapes of Hungary and the windmill-dotted waterways of the Netherlands, with engaging encounters at every bend.

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Amsterdam Kinderdijk RHINE

Cologne Koblenz Miltenberg

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MAIN–DANUBE CANAL Prague

Würzburg Nuremberg Rothenburg DANUBE Krems Regensburg Passau Melk Vienna AUSTRIA

DANUBE

Budapest HUNGARY

M EL K A BBE Y, A U S T RI A

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1

Budapest Embark your ship; free time, relax on board or explore the city

• 15 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2

Budapest City tour of Buda and Pest; afternoon at leisure or optional Budapest Thermal Baths visit

• 12 guided tours with audio headset

Day 3

Vienna Full day at leisure, optional Imperial Vienna full day excursion on the city’s culture and history

Day 4 Vienna Panoramic city tour featuring the Ringstrasse and afternoon at leisure; optional classical concert Day 5

Melk  Benedictine Abbey tour with library and frescoes

Danube River  Cruising the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site

Day 6

Passau Walking tour, organ concert and free time

Day 7

Regensburg  Walking tour through medieval city centre and free time

Day 8 Nuremberg City tour and guided walk to Market Square or optional World War II history tour; free time Day 9

Bamberg Guided walking tour and free time

Day 10

Würzburg  Tour baroque Bishops’ Residenz palace

Rothenburg Optional “Romantic Road” tour

Day 11

Miltenberg Guided walk and glassblowing demonstration

Day 12

Koblenz Visit Marksburg Castle with spectacular Rhine Valley views, see the Lorelai Rock

Rhine River Cruising the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site

Day 13

Cologne  Walking tour and Gothic Cathedral visit; free time

Day 14

Kinderdijk  Tour Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO Site

Day 15 Amsterdam After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Amsterdam

• All meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy concerts aboard and ashore, ranging from Austrian classics to baroque organ music; attend lectures on current affairs in Germany, Holland & the European Union; learn how to make your own Rüdesheim Coffee; experience the wonderful scents of a Viennese market • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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GR AND EUROPEAN TOUR 15 day cruise with 12 guided tours in 4 countries DAY 6 Passau, Germany Arrive in Passau, you’ll see the New Bishop’s Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephan’s Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe’s largest church organ*. (B, L, D)

C O L O G N E, G E R MA N Y

DAY 1 Budapest, Hungary Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. (D) DAY 2 Budapest, Hungary Today we visit highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. (B, L, D) DAY 3 Vienna, Austria Enjoy a day of scenic cruising as you sail along the beautiful Danube toward Vienna, arriving early this evening. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Vienna, Austria Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. (B, L, D) DAY 5 Melk, Austria Today, visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. See its wonderful frescoes and admire the comprehensive collection of medieval manuscripts in its library. (B, L, D) 50

DAY 7 Regensburg, Germany Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and tour this wonderfully preserved medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including structures dating back to Roman times. Discover many 13th- and 14th-century patrician houses and see the splendid St. Peter’s Cathedral. (B, L, D)

Stop in a bakery and a butcher shop, and learn about Wertheim’s glassblowing tradition. (B, L, D) DAY 12 Koblenz and Middle Rhine, Germany Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river’s narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. (B, L, D) DAY 13 Cologne, Germany Arrive in Cologne during breakfast, then disembark for a tour of Germany’s fourth largest city. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church and visit the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 Nuremberg, Germany In the late morning you’ll arrive in Nuremberg; after lunch, disembark for a tour. Visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, DAY 14 Kinderdijk, The and see the Palace of Justice, site of the Netherlands Spend your morning enjoying some infamous Nuremberg Trials. (B, L, D) Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled DAY 9 Bamberg, Germany juniper liquor, and try your hand at Enjoy a tour of Bamberg, with its sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). medieval city centre, a UNESCO World After lunch, your ship arrives in Heritage Site. Your walking tour Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage includes a visit to the magnificent Site, for an afternoon tour of this 11th-century cathedral, reworked in ingenious network of windmills and late Romanesque style in the 13th other flood management devices. century, and the picturesque city hall (B, L, D) built on a tiny island in the middle of a DAY 15 Amsterdam, The river. (B, L, D) Netherlands DAY 10 Würzburg, Germany After breakfast, disembark and After breakfast, tour Würzburg’s proceed to the airport for your return Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s flight. Or, extend your journey with largest and most ornate baroque two additional nights in Amsterdam; palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage take time to explore the city’s Site. Rejoin your ship for dinner and an neighbourhoods, museums and evening glassblowing demonstration. exciting nightlife. (B) (B, L, D) DAY 11 Wertheim, Germany Wertheim is located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. During your morning walking tour, experience life in a typical small German town.

The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

*Passau organ concert is only available between 1 May - 31 October and is closed on Sunday. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different to those shown above.

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GR A N D EU RO PE A N TOU R | Budapes t to A ms terdam

2019 CRUISES

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 13

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D) $8,195

$8,395

$8,995

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES) $9,395

$9,795

$9,895

$11,495

$13,795

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8,395

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7,195

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6,995

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May 4, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 27, 28, 30 Jun 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29 Jul 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 31 Aug 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30 Sep 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30 Oct 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS

Budapest

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $499 P E R P E R S O N Explore the Hungarian capital, a UNESCO Site, with its elegant boulevards and outstanding museums. Discover the hidden medieval courtyards of the Castle District and taste Hungarian cuisine. Two nights at the Hilton Budapest (or similar), daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Prague

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N Tour Hradčany Castle and its palaces, churches and museums; visit Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral; and stroll along Charles Bridge. Optional tour with Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Three nights at the Corinthia Hotel Prague (or similar), daily breakfasts, panoramic city tour and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Amsterdam

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $799 P E R P E R S O N Visit world-renowned museums including the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, featuring works by the Dutch Masters. Two nights at the Radisson Blu (or similar), daily breakfasts, walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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ROMANTIC DANUBE 8 days | 6 ports | Budapest to Nuremberg During this 8 day journey, encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River. Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital — traditional Buda and more cosmopolitan Pest — and from Fishermen’s Bastion, see how the river divides this fascinating city. Experience Vienna’s imperial architecture and gracious culture, and tour riverside towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. And in Germany, explore a baroque cathedral and stroll cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses. Savour authentic dishes, learn about local legends, and understand why Strauss immortalised the “Blue Danube” in his famous melody.

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RO M A N T I C DA N U BE | Budapes t to Nuremberg

MAIN

Prague Nuremberg

CZECH REPUBLIC

MAIN–DANUBE CANAL

Kelheim

Regensburg GERMANY

Passau

DANUBE

Krems

Vienna Cruise

AUSTRIA

N

DANUBE

Budapest HUNGARY PA SS A U , G E RM A N Y

ITINER ARY Day 1

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Budapest Arrive in Budapest and embark your ship; free time to relax or explore

Day 2 Budapest City tour of Buda and Pest including Castle District, a UNESCO Site

Danube River Cruising the scenic Danube Bend

Day 3 Vienna Panoramic city tour featuring the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; afternoon at leisure; optional Mozart musical evening Day 4

Danube River Cruising the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site

Krems Göttweig Abbey tour with imperial staircase and baroque church

Day 5

Passau Walking tour through Old Town and past the New Bishop’s residence, organ concert at St. Stephen’s Cathedral; free time to explore on your own

Day 6

Regensburg Walking tour through medieval city centre and free time to explore on your own; optional Munich Highlights excursion

Kelheim Optional Weltenburg Abbey and Danube Narrows excursion

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 6 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian and Hungarian classics; attend lectures on the European Union, Viennese coffeehouses and Mozart; learn how to make your own apple strudel

Day 7 Main–Danube Scenic cruising through this engineering marvel Canal 

• All port charges

 Nuremberg City tour featuring Zeppelin Field and the former Nazi Parade grounds and guided walk to Market Square or optional World War II history tour; free time to explore on your own

• All onboard gratuities and tipping

Day 8 Nuremberg After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, including a tour of Old Town and Prague Castle.

• In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers

• Free Wi-Fi • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air

• No credit card surcharges

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ROMANTIC DANUBE 8 day cruise with 6 guided tours in 3 countries world. Visit the church, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Re-join your ship and cruise leisurely through the captivating Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste some local Austrian specialties as you spot attractive riverside towns and castle ruins along the way. (B, L, D)

S T C H A R L ES C H U R C H , V IE N N A

DAY 1 Budapest, Hungary Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring; if your arrival schedule permits, join an organised walk to Budapest’s famous covered market in the three-story Great Market Hall established in 1897. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (D) DAY 2 Budapest, Hungary Your morning begins with a panoramic tour of the Pest side of the city. Journey along Andrássy Avenue and see the 19th- and 20th-century mansions, National Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Stop in Heroes’ Square to learn more about Hungarian history, then cross the Danube to Buda’s Castle District. Walk up the hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church; enjoy brilliant views. Re-join your ship in Visegrád for lunch as we cruise along the scenic Danube River. Enjoy a mid-afternoon Viennese coffee workshop, complete with apple strudel. (B, L, D) 54

DAY 3 Vienna, Austria Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Mozart & Strauss Concert The classical music never stops in Vienna, as you’ll hear firsthand during this special concert. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Krems, Austria After breakfast, explore the timehonoured town of Krems and see the Steiner Tor, the last remaining city gate. Visit Göttweig, a working Benedictine abbey that owns many of the vineyards along the Danube. The splendid ceiling fresco in the imperial stairwell is one of the largest in the

DAY 5 Passau, Germany Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. You’ll see the New Bishop’s Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe’s largest church organ.† Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. We cruise through the night. Salzburg Highlights Spend the day in one of Austria’s most picturesque alpine cities, setting of the beloved film The Sound of Music and the birthplace of Mozart. (B, L, D) DAY 6 Regensburg, Germany After breakfast, meet your guide dockside for a walking tour through the scenic town of Regensburg, considered one of Europe’s bestpreserved medieval cities. See one of the largest groupings of 13th- and 14th-century church spires, towers and patrician houses north of the Alps. You also encounter the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge, St. Peter’s Cathedral and a number of idyllic courtyards. Take time to stroll the streets, shop or visit Germany’s oldest restaurant, the Alte Wurstküche. Lunch is served aboard your ship. This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising along the Danube River.

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RO M A N T I C DA N U BE | Budapes t to Nuremberg

B U D APE S T OP E R A H O U S E, HUNGARY

Munich Highlights See the cultural and historic highlights of one of Germany’s most relaxed cities, beautifully set near the foothills of the Alps during a panoramic tour. (B, L, D) DAY 7 Main–Danube Canal & Nuremberg, Germany Very early this morning, we sail through the locks that comprise the Main–Danube Canal, an engineering marvel that stretches 106 miles from Bamberg on the Main River to Kelheim on the Danube. It began as Charlemagne’s dream in 793 and was completed in 1992 with 16 locks

that raise the water level 1,332 feet. Today, it enables river travel from the North Sea to the Black Sea. Arrive in Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second largest city, around lunchtime. Afterward, your city tour features Zeppelin Field, the former Nazi parade grounds, and the Palace of Justice, the venerable vestige of the Nuremberg Trials; or, you can join an optional World War II tour of the illuminating Documentation Centre Museum. You have a brief stop at the main courthouse before returning to Old Town, enclosed within ancient city walls. Your tour comes to a close with a walk from the imperial palace grounds, past the Albrecht Dürer House and on

to the Main Market Square with its elaborate Gothic Nuremberg World War II Tour Glimpse the dramatic stage on which the Third Reich rose and fell as you immerse yourself in Nuremberg’s World War II history. Afterward you have some time on your own to explore. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Nuremberg, Germany After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, including a tour of Old Town and Prague Castle. (B) The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner †Passau organ concert is only available May 1-October 31 and is closed on Sunday. *Weltenburg Abbey tour is available from May-October only

Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion N U R EMB E R G , G ER MA N Y

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PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Prague

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N

Discover the Czech Republic’s vibrant capital, the “City of a Hundred Spires.” Tour Hradcˇany Castle; visit Gothic Saint Vitus Cathedral; and stroll along Charles Bridge. Explore Prague’s Jewish heritage and encounter local culture in Wenceslas Square. Optional tour with Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Three nights at the Hilton Prague (or similar), daily breakfasts, panoramic city tour and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Budapest

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $499 P E R P E R S O N

Explore this legendary Hungarian capital, a UNESCO Site. Take a stroll in the parks of Margaret Island, discover the hidden medieval courtyards of the Castle District and taste savoury Hungarian cuisine. Two nights at the Budapest Marriott (or similar), daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

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RO M A N T I C DA N U BE | Budapes t to Nuremberg

Budapes t to Nuremberg 2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Apr 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 Jun 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 Jul 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 Aug 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 Sep 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 Oct 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

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4,395

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3,995

4,095

4,195

4,395

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5,395

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4,495

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Nuremberg to Budapes t 2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Apr 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$4,795

$4,895

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4,995

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4,395

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4,095

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Nov 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30

3,995

4,095

4,195

4,395

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Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 27

4,495

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8,495

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39

V IK IN G LON G S H IP IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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DANUBE WALTZ 8 days | 7 ports | Budapest to Passau This 8 day itinerary takes you through four of Europe’s most enchanting countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany—along the storied Danube River. Explore Budapest’s imperial and Art Nouveau delights, and sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley. In Austria, discover why Vienna is known as “the waltz capital.” Stroll the cobblestone streets and charming town squares of Dürnstein. And in Germany, tour the 900 year old baroque Benedictine Abbey at Melk. Your journey concludes with an overnight in Passau.

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F ISH ER M EN S B A STION , BU D A P E S T


DA N U BE WA LT Z | Budapes t to Pass au

VIE N N A , A U S T RI A

Prague CZECH REPUBLIC

Český Krumlov GERMANY Passau

DANUBE

Bratislava

Linz

Melk

Munich Cruise

N

SLOVAKIA

Dürnstein

Vienna

DANUBE

AUSTRIA

Budapest HUNGARY

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Budapest Arrive in Budapest and embark your ship, free time to relax or explore; evening cruise to admire Budapest’s beautiful scenery from the river

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2 Budapest City tour of Buda and Pest including the National Opera House, Heroe’s Square, Fishermen’s Bastion and Castle District, a UNESCO Site, afternoon at leisure or choose from three optional excursions Day 3 Bratislava City tour through Slovakia’s capital, see attractions like the medieval Town Hall, the baroque Jesuit Church and Goth St. Martin’s Cathedral Day 4 Vienna Panoramic city tour featuring the Ringstrasse, Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, afternoon at leisure, optional excursions to Schönbrunn Palace or Spanish Riding School Day 5 Melk Benedictine Abbey tour and museum featuring imperial staircase and splendid artworks from the abbey’s own collections  Danube River Cruise the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site  Dürnstein Afternoon free time to stroll the cobbled streets Day 6 Linz Full-day excursion to Cˇeský Krumlov, a UNESCO Site, visit the historic centre; free time to explore on your own; or optional Austrian culinary excursion Day 7 Passau Walking tour through Old Town and past the New Bishop’s residence, organ concert at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, free time to explore on your own Day 8 Passau After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, including a tour of Old Town and Prague Castle.

• 6 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian and Hungarian classics; attend lectures on Mozart and Viennese coffeehouses; learn some basics of the German language; find out how Austrians make their apple strudel • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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S A LZB U R G , A U S T R IA

PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Budapest

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $499 P E R P E R S O N

Explore this legendary Hungarian capital, a UNESCO Site. Take a stroll in the parks of Margaret Island, discover the hidden medieval courtyards of the Castle District and taste savoury Hungarian cuisine. Two nights at the Budapest Marriott (or similar), daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Prague

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N

Discover the Czech Republic’s vibrant capital, the “City of a Hundred Spires”. Explore Prague’s Jewish heritage and encounter local culture in Wenceslas Square. Optional tour with Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Three nights at the Hilton Prague (or similar), daily breakfasts, panoramic city tour and hotel/ ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Munich & Salzburg

4 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,469 P E R P E R S O N

Discover the historic and iconic in the Bavarian capital city of Munich and the enchanting Austrian city of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and filming location for The Sound of Music. Two nights accommodation in Munich and two in Salzburg, daily breakfasts, four guided tours and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge. 60

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DA N U BE WA LT Z | Budapes t to Pass au

Budapes t to Pass au 2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 15, 19, 20, 27, 29 Apr 2, 3, 6, 7

$4,395

$4,495

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$4,595

$4,795

$4,895

$4,995

$5,795

$8,395

Apr 9, 10, 17, 20, 23, 24, 30

4,795

4,895

4,995

5,295

5,595

5,795

7,995

12,395

May 1, 8, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

5,795

5,995

6,195

6,495

6,795

6,995

9,195

13,295

Jun 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

5,595

5,695

5,995

6,195

6,495

6,795

8,895

12,995

Jul 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 Aug 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 28

5,295

5,395

5,695

5,995

6,195

6,495

8,595

12,795

Sep 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25

6,095

6,195

6,495

6,795

6,995

7,295

9,395

13,595

Oct 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22

4,995

5,195

5,395

5,695

5,995

6,195

8,395

12,495

Oct 23, 29, 30

4,395

4,495

4,595

4,795

4,895

4,995

5,795

8,095

Nov 5, 6, 13

4,095

4,195

4,295

4,595

4,695

4,795

5,595

8,095

Nov 20, 27

3,995

4,095

4,195

4,395

4,495

4,595

5,395

7,995

Dec 4, 11

4,495

4,595

4,695

4,995

5,095

5,195

5,995

8,495

Pass au to Budapes t 2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 22, 26, 27 Apr 2, 3, 5, 7

$4,395

$4,495

$4,595

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES) $4,795

$4,895

$4,995

$5,795

$8,395

Apr 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 24, 27, 30

4,795

4,895

4,995

5,295

5,595

5,795

7,995

12,395

May 1, 7, 8, 15, 22, 28, 29

5,795

5,995

6,195

6,495

6,795

6,995

9,195

13,295

Jun 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

5,595

5,695

5,995

6,195

6,495

6,795

8,895

12,995

Jul 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 Aug 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

5,295

5,395

5,695

5,995

6,195

6,495

8,595

12,795

Sep 4, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

6,095

6,195

6,495

6,795

6,995

7,295

9,395

13,595

Oct 2, 9, 15, 16, 22

4,995

5,195

5,395

5,695

5,995

6,195

8,395

12,495

Oct 23, 29, 30

4,395

4,495

4,595

4,795

4,895

4,995

5,795

8,095

Nov 5, 6, 13

4,095

4,195

4,295

4,595

4,695

4,795

5,595

8,095

Nov 20, 27

3,995

4,095

4,195

4,395

4,495

4,595

5,395

7,995

Dec 4, 11

4,495

4,595

4,695

4,995

5,095

5,195

5,995

8,495

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39

F RE S C O , ME LK A B B EY

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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RHINE GETAWAY 8 days | 10 ports | Amsterdam to Basel Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best preserved medieval castle. Discover the rich culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest your way: join a guided coach tour or walk lush country trails to a farm. Fairytale castles, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this eight day journey reveals a wonderland of beauty and culture.

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RH I N E GE TAWAY | Ams terdam to Basel

NETHERLANDS

North Sea Amsterdam

Bruges BELGIUM

GERMANY

RHINE

Kinderdijk Cologne

Rüdesheim MOSELLE

FRANCE

Koblenz Speyer

Heidelberg

Strasbourg RHINE

Cruise

N

Breisach Basel SWITZERLAND

Lucerne

ITALY B A SEL , S W I T Z E RL A N D

Lake Como

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Amsterdam Embark your ship; free time to visit the Anne Frank House, van Gogh museum or Rijksmuseum

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2 Kinderdijk Tour Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO Site; Dutch cheese and juniper liquor tasting onboard

• 6 guided tours with audio headset

Day 3 Cologne Walking tour and Gothic Cathedral visit; free time to visit a local brewery and sample Kölsch Day 4 Koblenz Marksburg Castle excursion  Rhine River Cruising the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site  Rüdesheim Evening at leisure to stroll the Drosselgasse, perhaps sample local wines; choose to enjoy an optional dinner on shore Day 5 Heidelberg Half-day city tour featuring Heidelberg Castle and free time  Speyer Evening at leisure or stroll the cobbled streets; see Speyer’s 11th century Romanesque Cathedral, a UNESCO Site Day 6 Strasbourg Walking tour featuring the European Parliament and Strasbourg Cathedral; afternoon at leisure to sample local Alsatian treats; optional MercedesBenz Factory Tour

• All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian flammkuchen; observe a traditional glassblower; attend lectures on Germany’s current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising • All port charges

Day 7 Breisach Black Forest scenery tour with clock-making demonstration; optional excursion to the medieval village of Colmar

• Free Wi-Fi

Day 8 Basel After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two nights in Lucerne. Enjoy the scenic landscape of the Swiss Alps with a view from your hotel, situated on the banks of beautiful Lake Lucerne.

• Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air

• All onboard gratuities and tipping

• In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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RHINE GETAWAY 8 day cruise with 6 guided tours in 4 countries

A M S T E R D A M, TH E N ET H ER LANDS

DAY 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Arrive in Amsterdam, then transfer to your ship. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. If your arrival schedule permits, you may wish to visit the Rijksmuseum, or the van Gogh Museum next door. (D) DAY 2 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands This morning we sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Return aboard for lunch and an enjoyable afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). We cruise through the night. (B, L, D) DAY 3 Cologne, Germany Continue along the Rhine this morning; arrive in Cologne and take a walking tour. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church, and spend some time inside Cologne’s Dom, a remarkable Gothic cathedral whose construction began in 1248 and was only completed 64

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DAY 5 Heidelberg & Speyer, Germany Cruise through the morning as you enjoy breakfast and the passing scenery. Arrive in Mannheim and take a tour Cologne Beer Culture & Dinner of Heidelberg to see Germany’s oldest Immerse yourself in Cologne’s lively university, founded in 1386. Then, Brauhaus culture and sample the pride visit the beautiful sandstone ruins of of the city. imposing Heidelberg Castle and take (B, L, D) in the scenery of the Neckar River Valley and the city’s many red rooftops DAY 4 Koblenz & Rüdesheim, from this hilltop post. Continue with Germany a walking tour through Old Town to Proceed along the Rhine, disembarking Heidelberg’s renowned gates. to tour the 700-year-old Marksburg Castle and its museum. Enjoy an Re-join your ship in Speyer this onboard lunch as you marvel at this afternoon and take some time to look scenic passage, a UNESCO World around. You dock in full view of the Heritage Site where castles overlook imposing Romanesque cathedral, a the river from their hilltop posts. Arrive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in Rüdesheim in the late afternoon. in the 11th century on the site of a Spend free time in the pedestrian-only former basilica, the building’s design Drosselgasse and sample a glass of influenced Romanesque architecture locally produced wine at one of the for centuries to come, and is the restaurants or wine bars. final resting place of eight German monarchs. Its soaring interior features Ehrenbreitstein Fortress graceful rows of sandstone columns Ascend to the mighty fortress of and a large stained-glass window that Ehrenbreitstein, set high on a hill with was installed in the western facade magnificent views of Koblenz, the during a later Gothic period. (B, L, D) confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers and the Eifel Hills. (B, L, D) in 1880. Explore the dockside taverns, cafés and shops on your own. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time.

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RH I N E GE TAWAY | Ams terdam to Basel

T U L I PS, T H E N ET H ER LA NDS

DAY 6 Strasbourg, France We dock this morning in Kehl and disembark for a guided tour of Strasbourg. See the European Parliament and tour the interior of the city’s famed cathedral. The afternoon is free to further explore this Alsatian city’s blend of French and German cultures, resplendent churches, medieval covered bridges, verdant parks and handsome Art Nouveau and modernist architecture. Mercedes-Benz Factory Tour Witness the precision that goes into every Mercedes during this fascinating tour. (B, L, D) DAY 7 Breisach, Germany Arrive in Breisach this morning, gateway to the Black Forest. Take a scenic excursion through the area’s renowned mountain landscape, rolling meadows and dense forests. Once there, visit a local workshop and see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Return to Breisach. C AT H E D R A L D OOR , B A SEL

Medieval Village of Colmar Stroll the charming medieval lanes and squares of Colmar and explore its “Little Venice” quarter. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Basel, Switzerland After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two nights in Lucerne. Enjoy the scenic landscape of the Swiss Alps with a view from your hotel, situated on the banks of beautiful Lake Lucerne. (B) The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Amsterdam

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $799 P E R P E R S O N

Visit world-renowned museums including the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, featuring works by the Dutch Masters. Two nights at the Radisson Blu (or similar), daily breakfasts, walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Lucerne

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N

Explore this traditional Swiss town along the banks of Lake Lucerne with its dramatic Alpine backdrop. See the 14th-century Chapel Bridge, baroque churches and medieval Old Town. Encounter local culture in the cafés and shops, or travel to the summit of Mount Titlis for extraordinary views.

Basel

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N

Discover the city that stands at the point where France, Germany and Switzerland meet. See the lovely Middle Bridge, the Basel Cathedral and the winding cobbled streets lined with medieval houses and colourful fountains. Two nights in the First-Class Pullman Hotel, Basel (or similar), daily breakfasts, a guided walking tour of Basel and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host. 66

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RH I N E GE TAWAY | Ams terdam to Basel

2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 22, 24 Mar 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Apr 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Apr 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 Apr 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 Jun 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Jul 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Sep 1, 3. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Oct 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 Oct 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$3,995

$4,095

$4,195

$4,395

$4,495

$4,595

$5,395

$7,995

4,795

4,895

4,995

5,195

5,295

5,395

6,195

8,795

5,195

5,295

5,395

5,695

5,995

6,195

8,395

12,795

5,695

5,795

6,095

6,395

6,595

6,895

8,995

13,195

5,495

5,595

5,895

6,195

6,395

6,695

8,795

12,995

5,195

5,395

5,595

5,895

6,195

6,395

8,595

12,695

5,195

5,395

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6,195

6,395

8,595

12,695

5,895

5,995

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6,595

6,795

7,095

9,195

13,395

5,095

5,195

5,495

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5,995

6,295

8,395

12,595

4,795

4,895

5,195

5,395

5,695

5,995

8,095

12,195

Nov 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13

4,095

4,195

4,295

4,595

4,695

4,795

5,595

8,095

Nov 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27 Nov 29, 30 Dec 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 20

3,995

4,095

4,195

4,395

4,495

4,595

5,395

7,995

4,395

4,495

4,595

4,795

4,895

4,995

5,795

8,395

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39

D U TC H WOOD EN C LOGS

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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RHINE GETAWAY 8 days | 10 ports | Basel to Amsterdam Explore the Black Forest your way: join a guided coach tour or walk lush country trails to a farm. Discover the rich culinary traditions of Alsace. Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best preserved medieval castle. Fairy-tale castles, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s bestloved rivers. From Basel and Cologne to Amsterdam, this 8 day journey reveals a wonderland of beauty and culture.

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RH I N E GE TAWAY | Basel to Ams terdam

NETHERLANDS

North Sea Amsterdam

Bruges BELGIUM

GERMANY

RHINE

Kinderdijk Cologne

Rüdesheim MOSELLE

FRANCE

Koblenz Speyer

Heidelberg

Strasbourg RHINE

Cruise

Breisach

N

Basel SWITZERLAND

Lucerne

ITALY FA R M ER S M A R KET, A M S T E RD A M

Lake Como

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Basel Arrive in Basel and embark your ship; free time to relax or explore

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2 Breisach Black Forest scenery tour with clock-making demonstration; optional excursion to the medieval village of Colmar

• 6 guided tours with audio headset

Day 3 Strasbourg Walking tour featuring the European Parliament and Strasbourg Cathedral; afternoon at leisure to sample local Alsatian treats; optional MercedesBenz Factory Tour Day 4

Heidelberg Half-day city tour featuring Heidelberg Castle and the Old Town; free time

 Speyer Evening at leisure or stroll the cobbled streets; see Speyer’s 11th century Romanesque Cathedral, a UNESCO Site Day 5

Koblenz Spectacular Rhine Valley views on a Marksburg Castle excursion

 Rhine River Cruising the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site  Rüdesheim Evening at leisure to stroll the Drosselgasse, perhaps sample local wines; choose to enjoy an optional dinner on shore Day 6 Cologne Walking tour and Gothic Cathedral visit; free time to visit a local brewery and sample Kölsch Day 7

Kinderdijk Tour Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO Site; Dutch cheese and juniper liquor tasting onboard

Day 8 Amsterdam After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city’s neighbourhoods, museums and exciting nightlife.

• All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian flammkuchen; observe a traditional glassblower; attend lectures on Germany’s current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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RHINE GETAWAY 8 day cruise with 6 guided tours in 4 countries DAY 1 Basel, Switzerland Welcome to Basel, on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland. Transfer from the airport to your ship. After boarding, enjoy time on your own getting acquainted with the city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. (D) DAY 2 Breisach, Germany Arrive in Breisach this morning, gateway to the Black Forest. Take a scenic excursion through the area’s renowned mountain landscape, rolling meadows and dense forests. Once there, visit a local workshop and see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Return to Breisach or choose an optional excursion to the quaint Alsatian town of Colmar. Colmar World War II Tour: Museum & Memorial Visit the Colmar Pocket, where American and French forces pushed back Nazi troops during the brutal winter of 1944–1945. (B, L, D) DAY 3 Strasbourg, France Arrive in Kehl this morning and disembark for your guided tour of Strasbourg. See the European Parliament and tour the interior of the city’s famed cathedral. Free time allows you to further explore this Alsatian city’s blend of French and German cultures, resplendent churches, medieval covered bridges, verdant parks and handsome Art Nouveau and modernist architecture. Alsatian Wine Tour & Tasting Explore the treasures of Alsace, from its Renaissance beauty and distinct culture to its crisp, clean white wines. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Heidelberg & Rüdesheim, Germany Wake up in Mannheim and disembark for a tour of Heidelberg to see Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. Then, visit the 70

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beautiful sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle and take in the scenery of the Neckar River Valley and the city’s many red rooftops from this hilltop post. Dine in Rüdesheim am Rhein Raise your glass and give a hearty “Prost!” to a delicious and fun evening. (B, L, D) DAY 5 Koblenz, Germany This morning, sail along the most scenic stretch of the Rhine, where castles overlook the river from their hilltop posts. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this part of the Middle Rhine Valley is so beautiful. Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Ascend to the mighty fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, set high on a hill with magnificent views of Koblenz, the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers and the Eifel Hills. Return to your ship for lunch. Later, enjoy some time in this charming town at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. (B, L, D) DAY 6 Cologne, Germany Continue along the Rhine this morning; arrive in Cologne and disembark for a walking tour. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church, and spend some time inside Cologne’s Dom, a remarkable Gothic cathedral whose construction began in 1248 and was only completed in 1880.

Brühl UNESCO Palaces Peer into the lives of royalty at two estates built for the prince-archbishops of Cologne, each a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, L, D) DAY 7 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands We sail along the Rhine during the morning hours, enjoying scenic views. Spend your morning enjoying some popular Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). After lunch, your ship arrives in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an afternoon tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city’s neighbourhoods, museums and exciting nightlife. (B) The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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RH I N E GE TAWAY | Basel to Ams terdam

2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 28, 29, 30, 31 Apr 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Apr 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 Apr 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 Jun 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Jul 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Sep 1, 3. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Oct 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$4,795

$4,895

$4,995

$5,195

$5,295

$5,395

$6,195

$8,795

5,195

5,295

5,395

5,695

5,995

6,195

8,395

12,795

5,695

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6,095

6,395

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8,995

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9,195

13,395

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6,295

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12,595

Oct 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31

4,795

4,895

5,195

5,395

5,695

5,995

8,095

12,195

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4,095

4,195

4,295

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4,695

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5,595

8,095

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3,995

4,095

4,195

4,395

4,495

4,595

5,395

7,995

Nov 29, 30 Dec 3, 6, 7, 13, 14, 17, 20

4,395

4,495

4,595

4,795

4,895

4,995

5,795

8,395

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Lake Como 3 NIGHTS—FROM $999 PER PERSON Explore the villa-lined shores of Lake Como, nestled among alpine peaks. Three nights in the First-Class Sheraton Lake Como Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts and one lunch, guided walking tour and boat tour, and the transfer from Basel to Lake Como are included, along with the services of a Viking Tour Director.

Amsterdam

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $799 P E R P E R S O N Visit world-renowned museums including the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, featuring works by the Dutch Masters. Two nights at the Radisson Blu (or similar), daily breakfasts, walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge. All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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CITIES OF LIGHT 12 days | 8 ports | Paris to Prague Sail Europe’s most iconic rivers: the Moselle with its steep vineyards; the castle-studded Rhine; and the Main, lined with quaint villages. Taste legendary Moselle Rieslings. Survey the Rhine from 900-yearold Marksburg Castle. Explore Prague’s Lobkowicz Palace on a Privileged Access tour designed just for us by Prince William. Savour French, German and Czech cuisine. With bookends in Paris and Prague, this 12 day journey celebrates Europe’s most luminous ports.

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CI T I ES O F L IGH T |

Paris to Prague

Cruise Motor coach

N ENGLAND GERMANY Oxford RHINE

Winningen

MAIN–DANUBE Rüdesheim MAIN Bamberg CANAL Prague Bernkastel Würzburg Trier CZECH REPUBLIC Nuremberg Heidelberg Rothenburg

LUXEMBOURG Cochem

MOSELLE

Paris FRANCE

H EID E L BE RG CA S T L E

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Paris Arrive in Paris, after check-in, enjoy free time to explore this exciting city

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2 Paris Panoramic city tour including landmarks along the Seine, a UNESCO Site and free time to explore this timeless city

• 2 nights each at the Le Méridien Étoile Paris and Corinthia Hotel Prague (or similar)

Day 3 Luxembourg Visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and see the city of Luxembourg on a guided tour. Embark your ship in Trier

• 10 guided tours with audio headset

Day 4 Trier Enjoy a morning tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest town, set on the banks of the Moselle River Day 5 Cochem Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Cochem and visit Reichsburg Castle

• All onboard meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner, plus hotel breakfasts

Day 6

Koblenz Tour Marksburg Castle. Have lunch on board, cruising through Middle Rhine, a UNESCO site

• Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service

Day 7

Heidelberg Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle and a walk through Heidelberg’s Old Town and marketplace including lunch in a local restaurant

• Visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 8

Würzburg Tour the baroque Bishops’ Residenz palace, free time to explore, optional excursion to Rothenburg

Day 9 Bamberg Take a walking tour of Bamberg’s Old Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; free time to explore or sample the locally brewed smoky beer Day 10

Nuremberg Disembark in Bamberg, see the ruins of Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice, the vestige of the Nuremberg Trials; check in to hotel in Prague

Day 11

Prague A guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge

Day 12

Prague After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Prague.

• Culture Curriculum: Enjoy a folkloric performance; attend lectures on the European Union & the Main River; learn how to make your own German bread pudding & Rüdesheim Coffee; get to know a local glassblower and his craft • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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CITIES OF LIGHT 12 day cruise with 10 guided tours in 2 countries DAY 1 Paris, France Welcome to Paris, the romantic capital of France. Arrive at your hotel for a two night stay. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this exciting city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. DAY 2 Paris, France Today’s tour begins with a drive along the Champs-Élysées, past the Arc de Triomphe to the world-famous Louvre. The remainder of the day is yours to experience more of this timeless city: visit a museum, explore Montmartre or take a moonlit cruise along the Seine River. The banks of the Seine, with their graceful bridges and unrivalled city views, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

REICHSBURG C A STL E, C OC H EM G ER M A N Y

Day 6 Koblenz, Germany After breakfast, disembark in Koblenz for a tour of Marksburg Castle. Take in views of the Rhine Valley from this castle’s stunning vantage point. Meet your ship in Braubach and enjoy cruising through the storied Middle Rhine, a UNESCO site, lined with medieval castles, historic towns and vineyards. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Today, visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery, see the city of Luxembourg Day 7 Heidelberg, Germany on a guided tour, then you’ll continue Today’s full-day excursion takes you on to Trier and embark your ship. (B, D) to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university. Tour the imposing Day 4 Trier, Germany red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Enjoy a morning tour of Trier, Castle, built in the 12th century but Germany’s oldest city, set on the twice destroyed by lightning and banks of the Moselle River. See the then later rebuilt. A guided walk wonderfully preserved Roman Porta through Heidelberg’s Old Town and Nigra, Trier Cathedral and the Church marketplace is included, as is lunch in a of Our Lady. Enjoy scenic cruising local restaurant. (B, L, D) along the Moselle this afternoon. We arrive Bernkastel in the evening. After Day 8 Würzburg, Germany dinner, take a walk through the town’s Disembark in Karlstadt and take a cobblestone streets, or join an optional half-day excursion to the enticing wine-tasting excursion in this famous Franconian wine town of Würzburg wine region. (B, L, D) where you tour the Bishops’ Residenz, a beautiful baroque palace with Day 5 Cochem, Germany numerous paintings and frescoes. A walking tour takes you through the Enjoy some free time in Würzburg this quaint Moselle town of Cochem. Then, afternoon, or join an optional journey visit imposing Reichsburg Castle. After along the “Romantic Road” to the lunch you sail the scenic Moselle to walled medieval village of Rothenburg. Winnigen, arriving in the evening with (B, L, D) time to explore the cobbled streets and cafés, or stay on your ship and hear Day 9 Bamberg, Germany folktales about the Moselle. (B, L, D) Enjoy scenic cruising along the Main River this morning; arrive in Bamberg

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and enjoy a walking tour of the beautifully preserved Old Town area, a UNESCO site, then take time to explore or perhaps sample the town’s famous locally brewed smoky beer, rauchbier. (B, L, D) Day 10 Nuremberg, Germany This morning disembark in Bamberg for a tour of the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. See the ruins of Zeppelin Field, Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, and the Palace of Justice, the venerable vestige of the Nuremberg Trials. This afternoon, transfer to Prague. Check in to your hotel for a two night stay and take time to explore the city. (B) Day 11 Prague, Czech Republic This morning, a guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to Hradčany for a guided tour inside Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; you can see the Town Hall’s intricate 15th-century astronomical clock, spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square. (B) Day 12 Prague, Czech Republic After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Prague and discover more of this celebrated city. (B)

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CI T I ES O F L IGH T |

Paris to Prague

Paris to Prague 2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS Apr 10, 24 May 8

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$7,395

$7,495

$7,795

$7,995

$8,295

$8,595

$10,995

$15,095

Jun 5, 19

7,095

7,195

7,495

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7,995

8,295

10,695

14,795

Jul 3, 17, 31 Aug 14, 28

6,795

6,995

7,195

7,495

7,795

7,995

10,395

14,595

Sep 11, 25

7,595

7,795

7,995

8,295

8,595

8,795

11,195

15,395

Oct 9, 23

6,695

6,795

7,095

7,395

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10,295

14,395

Nov 6

5,295

5,495

5,695

5,995

6,195

6,495

7,395

10,595

Prague to Paris 2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

Apr 17 May 1, 29

$7,395

$7,495

$7,795

$7,995

$8,295

$8,595

$10,995

$15,095

Jun 12, 26

7,095

7,195

7,495

7,795

7,995

8,295

10,695

14,795

Jul 10, 24 Aug 7, 21

6,795

6,995

7,195

7,495

7,795

7,995

10,395

14,595

Sep 4, 18

7,595

7,795

7,995

8,295

8,595

8,795

11,195

15,395

Oct 2, 16, 30

6,695

6,795

7,095

7,395

7,595

7,895

10,295

14,395

Nov 13

5,295

5,495

5,695

5,995

6,195

6,495

7,395

10,595

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Paris 2 NIGHTS—FROM $699 PER PERSON Become enchanted by the romance of France’s capital. Browse the art in the Louvre or stroll along the famed Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the “City of Light,” dine at a Parisian bistro or enjoy an evening at a cabaret. Two nights in the First-Class Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

Prague 2 NIGHTS—FROM $699 PER PERSON Discover the Czech Republic’s vibrant capital, the “City of a Hundred Spires.” Tour Hradany Castle and its palaces, churches and museums; visit Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral; and stroll along Charles Bridge. Explore Prague’s Jewish heritage in the Jewish Quarter and encounter history and culture in Wenceslas Square. Two nights in the First-Class Hilton Prague Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host. All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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PARIS TO THE SWISS ALPS 12 days | 8 ports | Paris to Zürich Explore four fascinating countries, with hotel stays in Paris and Zürich and a cruise along the castle- and vineyardlined Rhine and Moselle Rivers. You’ll uncover Trier’s Roman past; stroll medieval Cochem, Mainz, Bernkastel and Strasbourg; and discover tiny Luxembourg.

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PA R IS TO T H E S W ISS A L P S |

Paris to Zürich

PORTA N I G RA , T RI E R

Sankt Goar

LUXEMBOURG Cochem Bernkastel Trier MOSELLE

Paris

Mainz

RHINE

Speyer GERMANY

Strasbourg FRANCE

RHINE

Basel

Cruise Motor coach

Zürich

SWITZERLAND

N Geneva

Zermatt

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Paris Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel; enjoy free time to explore this exciting city

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 2 nights each at the Le Méridien Étoile Paris and Zürich Marriott (or similar) • Fully escorted: 10 guided tours with audio headset • All onboard meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner, plus hotel breakfasts • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian flammkuchen; attend lectures on Germany’s current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

Day 2 Paris Panoramic city tour including landmarks along the Seine, a UNESCO Site and free time to explore this timeless city Day 3 Paris Visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and see the city of Luxembourg on a guided tour  Trier Scenic transfer to Trier; embark your ship Day 4 Trier Morning city tour of Germany’s oldest town, featuring Porta Nigra & Trier Cathedral  Bernkastel Evening at leisure or optional wine-tasting Day 5 Cochem Walking tour of Cochem valley, visit Reichsburg Castle, tour and wine tasting in Moselle wine country  Moselle River Scenic cruising Day 6 Sankt Goar Walking tour of historic Koblenz , see Lorelei Rock in the sleepy town of Sankt Goar  Rhine River Cruise the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site Day 7 Mainz City tour and Gutenberg Museum Day 8 Speyer Walking tour featuring Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO Site Day 9 Strasbourg City tour featuring Petite France area and Strasbourg Cathedral Day 10 Basel Disembark your ship; walking tour and Art Museum visit  Zürich Transfer to Zürich; check into your hotel Day 11 Zürich City walk and lake cruise Day 12 Zürich After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and proceed to the Zürich airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with four nights in the Swiss Alps and Geneva.

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PARIS TO THE SWISS ALPS 12 day cruise/tour with 10 guided tours in 4 countries DAY 1 Paris, France Welcome to Paris, the romantic capital of France. Arrive at your hotel for a two night stay. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this exciting city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. DAY 2 Paris, France Today’s tour begins with a drive along the Champs-Élysées, past the Arc de Triomphe to the world-famous Louvre. The remainder of the day is yours to experience more of this timeless city: visit a museum, explore Montmartre or take a moonlit cruise along the Seine River. The banks of the Seine, with their graceful bridges and unrivalled city views, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

BASEL, SWITZER L A N D

DAY 6 Koblenz, Germany Today enjoy scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO site. Explore historic Koblenz and stroll through the romantic town as you witness where DAY 3 Luxembourg City, the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Luxembourg Pass the sleepy town of Sankt Goar, Today, visit the Luxembourg American and see Lorelei Rock, named after the Cemetery, see the city of Luxembourg fabled figure who once lured sailors to on a guided tour, then you’ll continue on to Trier and embark your ship. (B, D) her shores. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Trier, Germany Enjoy a morning tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, set on the banks of the Moselle River. See the wonderfully preserved Roman Porta Nigra, Trier Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady. Enjoy scenic cruising along the Moselle this afternoon. We arrive at Bernkastel in the evening. After dinner, take a walk through the town’s cobblestone streets, or join an optional wine-tasting excursion in this famous wine region. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Mainz, Germany Arrive in Mainz today, the heart of the Rhine wine region. Visit one of the Upper Rhine’s most dramatic cathedrals here and browse the Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to the inventor of movable type and book printing. (B, L, D) Day 8 Speyer, Germany Arrive in Speyer and visit its stunning Romanesque imperial cathedral, considered a pivotal structure in the evolution of European architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the burial place of eight emperors including some of the most famous Holy Roman Emperors. Stroll Speyer’s charming, shop-lined main street and see the impressive clock tower of its Altpörtel, the Old Town Gate. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 Cochem, Germany A walking tour takes you through the quaint Moselle town of Cochem. Then, visit imposing Reichsburg Castle. You’ll also visit the scenic Moselle wine country, where some of the finest Rieslings in the world are produced along terraced slopes. Stop at a local Day 9 Strasbourg, France winery for a tour and tasting before returning to your ship for scenic Moselle Visit Strasbourg today, the cultural centre of France’s Alsace region. See cruising this afternoon. (B, L, D) its well preserved Old Town, or Petit 78

France, enclosed on all sides by the little Ill River. Stroll the cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered houses and intersected by picturesque canals, pausing to visit the cathedral. Indulging in Alsatian café culture is central to any visit here. You might join an excursion to sample Alsatian wine. (B, L, D) Day 10 Basel, Switzerland Disembark in Basel, a fascinating blend of modern and traditional with a thriving arts scene. Get acquainted with its Market Square of guild houses and Gothic, Renaissance and baroque splendour. Then continue by coach to Zürich, beautifully set on its namesake lake. (B) Day 11 Zurich, Switzerland Discover Zürich during a city walk and lake cruise. As you explore, the distant snow-capped Alps tower across the lake and cast their reflection in the glassy waters. You will see the twinspired Grossmünster church, founded by Charlemagne, with its stained-glass windows by Augusto Giacometti. After your walk, embark a boat for a scenic tour on Lake Zürich. (B) Day 12 Zurich, Switzerland After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the Zürich airport for your return flight. Or extend your journey with four nights in the Swiss Alps and Geneva. (B)

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PA R IS TO T H E S W ISS A L P S |

Paris to Zürich

Paris to Zürich 2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 13, 23, 27 Apr 6

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D) $5,895 $5,995 $6,095 6,695

6,795

6,895

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES) $6,395 $6,495 $6,595 $7,395 $9,895 7,195

7,295

7,395

8,195

10,695

Apr 20

7,095

7,195

7,395

7,595

7,895

8,195

10,295

14,695

May 4

7,595

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7,995

8,295

8,595

8,795

10,995

15,095

Jun 1, 15, 29

7,395

7,595

7,795

8,095

8,395

8,595

10,795

14,895

Jul 13, 27 Aug 10, 24

7,195

7,295

7,595

7,795

8,095

8,395

10,495

14,595

Sep 7, 21

7,795

7,995

8,195

8,495

8,795

8,995

11,195

15,295 14,495

Oct 5, 19

6,995

7,195

7,395

7,695

7,995

8,195

10,395

Nov 2, 20

5,995

6,095

6,195

6,495

6,595

6,695

7,495

9,995

Dec 4

6,395

6,495

6,595

6,795

6,895

6,995

7,795

10,395

Zürich to Paris 2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 16, 20, 30

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D) $5,895 $5,995 $6,095

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES) $6,395 $6,495 $6,595 $7,395 $9,895

Apr 3, 13

6,695

6,795

6,895

7,195

7,295

7,395

8,195

10,695

Apr 27

7,095

7,195

7,395

7,595

7,895

8,195

10,295

14,695

May 25

7,595

7,795

7,995

8,295

8,595

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10,995

15,095

Jun 8, 22

7,395

7,595

7,795

8,095

8,395

8,595

10,795

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Jul 6, 20 Aug 3, 17, 31

7,195

7,295

7,595

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8,095

8,395

10,495

14,595 15,295

Sep 14, 28

7,795

7,995

8,195

8,495

8,795

8,995

11,195

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6,995

7,195

7,395

7,695

7,995

8,195

10,395

14,495

Oct 26

6,695

6,795

7,095

7,395

7,595

7,895

9,995

14,195

Nov 9, 27

5,995

6,095

6,195

6,495

6,595

6,695

7,495

9,995

Dec 11

6,395

6,495

6,595

6,795

6,895

6,995

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10,395

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS

Paris

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N Be enchanted by the art in the Louvre or stroll along the Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view, dine at a Parisian bistro or enjoy an evening at a cabaret. Two nights at the Le Méridien Étoile (or similar), daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Zermatt & Geneva

4 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 2,899 P E R P E R S O N Discover Switzerland’s alpine wonders. Take the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps, see the world-famous Matterhorn, visit UNESCO-listed Lavaux and explore Geneva. Two nights each at the Zermatt Hotel Alex and Geneva Intercontinental (or similar), daily breakfasts, one lunch, four tours and hotel/ship transfers are included on this fully escorted land program. All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE 11 days | 7 ports | Budapest to Bucharest Let us take you to the cities, towns and natural wonders of Eastern Europe, where so many fairy tales began. Experience two nights in bustling Budapest, the cosmopolitan capital of Hungary; sail past dramatic natural wonders like the soaring white cliffs of the Iron Gate; and visit the Serbian capital of Belgrade and the Croatian town of Osijek. Plus, discover Bulgaria’s historical treasures, and admire the graceful charms of Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

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PA SSAGE TO E A S T ER N EU RO PE | Budapes t to Buchares t

B U D A P E S T, H U N G A RY

Prague CZECH REPUBLIC

HUNGARY Budapest DANUBE

CROATIA Osijek

Kalocsa

DANUBE

Vidin Belogradchik

Cruise

ROMANIA

Iron Gate Belgrade

N

Transylvania

SERBIA

Giurgiu

Bucharest

Veliko Tarnovo BULGARIA

Black Sea

ITINER ARY Day 1

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Budapest Arrive in Budapest and check-in to your hotel; free time to relax or explore

Day 2 Budapest City tour of Buda and Pest including the National Opera House, Heroe’s Square, Fishermen’s Bastion and Castle District, a UNESCO Site; afternoon at leisure Day 3

Budapest Board your ship; full day at leisure or optional Gödöllö Royal Palace and Gardens excursion

Day 4 Kalocsa Guided city tour with Archbishop’s Palace, organ concert and Puszta horsemanship show Day 5

Vukovar Excursion to Osijek with guided city tour

Day 6 Belgrade City walk with Kalemegdan Fortress guided tour and Orthodox cathedral; afternoon free time to explore Day 7

Danube River Cruising the dramatic Iron Gate, featuring scenic limestone cliffs

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 2 nights at the Hilton Budapest and 1 night at the Bucharest Radisson Blu (or similar) • 7 guided tours with audio headsets • All onboard meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner, plus hotel breakfasts • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 9 Russe Full-day Veliko Tarnovo excursion featuring Tsaravets Hill and ruins of the royal castle and traditional Bulgarian lunch in Arbanasi

• Culture Curriculum: Enjoy Serbian & Hungarian folkloric performances; learn about icons and orthodox religion from a Bulgarian priest; attend lectures on Serbian current affairs and the European Union.

Day 10 Giurgiu Disembark and transfer to Bucharest

• All port charges

 Bucharest Panoramic half-day city tour featuring the Palace of Parliament and lunch at a local restaurant with folkloric performance; hotel check-in

• Free Wi-Fi

Day 8 Vidin Tour featuring Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress; afternoon at leisure in Vidin

Day 11 Bucharest After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or extend your journey with three additional nights in Prague or Bucharest and Transylvania.

• All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE 11 day cruise/tour with 7 guided tours in 5 countries Church. Then, you are treated to a performance of traditional Puszta horsemanship. Return aboard and enjoy your lunch during departure. Dine aboard. (B, L, D). DAY 5 Osijek, Croatia Wake up in Vukovar and have breakfast before your excursion to the Croatian city of Osijek. Inhabited since Neolithic times, this area has had several heydays under the Romans, the Ottomans and the Hapsburgs; I R O N G ATE , S E R B IA /R OMA N IA now Vukovar is revered for its baroque buildings, parks and monuments. DAY 1 Budapest, Hungary Return aboard for lunch and enjoy Arrive at Budapest airport and transfer free time before an early evening to the deluxe Hilton Budapest (or similar) departure. (B, L, D) in the heart of the city for a two night stay. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, DAY 6 Belgrade, Serbia Wake up in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. or do some exploring on your own. Take a guided walk through the DAY 2 Budapest, Hungary grounds of Kalemegdan Fortress, now This morning, take a tour of Budapest, a stately park; also see the Orthodox the capital of Hungary. Situated along cathedral and stop at the Square of the the Danube, it combines the once Republic. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship separate towns of hilly Buda and before you have free time to explore cosmopolitan Pest into a city rich with Belgrade’s gracious architecture or history. Begin in Pest, where you see visit one of its many museums, like the National Opera House and visit the Nikola Tesla Museum. Dine aboard historic Heroes’ Square. Cross the your ship or experience some of Chain Bridge to Buda, where you walk Belgrade’s nightlife. We depart very along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion late this evening. (B, L, D) and Matthias Church. The rest of the DAY 7 Iron Gate, Serbia/Romania day is yours to explore. (B) Today, enjoy scenic cruising as you DAY 3 Budapest, Hungary travel through one of the most After breakfast, check out of your picturesque areas of the Lower hotel and we will take you to embark Danube. The Iron Gate is one of your ship. Enjoy a final free day in Europe’s most dramatic natural Budapest. Explore a museum; do some wonders, a spectacular narrow gorge shopping; ride the city’s innovative, with enormous white limestone cliffs. efficient metro; relax in one of the Your Cruise Director will provide Art Nouveau spas; or visit the Great commentary about the region and Synagogue and Jewish Quarter. As scenic points of interest as you sail always, your Program Director can help toward the next port. (B, L, D) you plan your free time. Return to your DAY 8 Vidin & Belogradchik, ship for a welcome dinner. (B, D) Bulgaria DAY 4 Kalocsa, Hungary Arrive in the picturesque Bulgarian port Arrive in Kalocsa, Hungary this of Vidin, and take an excursion to see morning and take a guided city tour Belogradchik Fortress, built right into visiting the town centre followed by the striking Belogradchik Rocks. See a short organ concert at St. Joseph the fortress’s amazing construction, 82

begun in Roman times and greatly extended by Bulgarian tsars and the Ottomans, and enjoy breathtaking views. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship; then you have free time to explore Vidin’s city centre, Orthodox churches and the ruins of the city’s once-grand synagogue. We depart during dinner. (B, L, D) DAY 9 Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi, Bulgaria After breakfast, disembark at Russe for a full-day excursion to Bulgaria’s former capital, Veliko Tarnovo. There you will see Tsaravets Hill and the ruins of the royal castle. During free time, shop for local crafts along Samovodska Charshia. Continue your venture to Arbanasi for lunch in a local restaurant and a guided tour of the Nativity Church with its intricate floor-to-ceiling murals and icons. Return to your ship for dinner. (B, L, D) DAY 10 Giurgiu and Bucharest, Romania Disembark in Giurgiu and proceed to the superior first-class Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest (or similar) in the heart of the Bucharest for a 1-night stay. This afternoon, enjoy a half-day tour of Romania’s lovely capital city. See the city’s wide boulevards, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Arch of Triumph and the Palace of Parliament. Visit the outdoor Muzeul Satului, otherwise known as the Village Museum, where authentic dwellings from all regions of the country have been relocated and reassembled, including rural cottages, farmhouses and water mills. During lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a lively folkloric performance that recalls the simple pleasures of rural life. (B, L) DAY 11 Bucharest, Romania After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with three nights in Bucharest and Transylvania. (B) The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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PA SSAGE TO E A S T ER N EU RO PE | Budapes t to Buchares t

Budapes t to Buchares t 2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 16, 22, 25, 29, 30 Apr 5, 8

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Prague

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $999 P E R P E R S O N

Discover the “City of a Hundred Spires.” Tour Hradčany Castle; visit Gothic Saint Vitus Cathedral; and stroll along Charles Bridge. Optional tour with Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Three nights at the Corinthia Prague Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Bucharest and Transylvania 3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 849 P E R P E R S O N

Encounter Romania’s mysterious Transylvania region. Visit Peles˛ Castle, plus tour the famed Dracula’s Castle. Two nights at Bucharest’s Radisson Blu and one night at the Ramada Bras˛ov (or similar); daily breakfasts; Bucharest city tour and castle tours; and hotel/ships transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge. All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 23 days | 19 ports | Amsterdam to Bucharest Cruise Amsterdam’s canals. See castles on the Rhine. Behold the grandeur of Vienna. Celebrate folk traditions in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. These travel icons—and more—await you on a 23 day journey combining our Grand European Tour and Passage to Eastern Europe cruises. Discover eight countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe while cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Enjoy a lifetime’s worth of experiences on a single voyage of unparalleled enrichment.

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EU RO PE A N SOJOU R N | A ms terdam to Buchares t

North NETHERLANDS Sea Amsterdam

C OL OG N E CAT H E D RA L

GERMANY

RHINE

Kinderdijk

Cologne MAIN Bamberg MAIN–DANUBE Koblenz CANAL Miltenberg Nuremberg Würzburg Dürnstein Rothenburg Regensburg Passau Melk Vienna AUSTRIA

HUNGARY Budapest

DANUBE

CROATIA Osijek Cruise

Transylvania

Kalocsa

Belgrade Vidin Belogradchik SERBIA

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ROMANIA

Iron Gate Bucharest Giurgiu Russe Veliko Tarnovo BULGARIA Black Sea

DANUBE

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1

Amsterdam

Arrive and embark your ship

Day 2

Kinderdijk

Tour Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO Site

Day 3

Cologne

Walking tour & Gothic Cathedral visit

Day 4

Koblenz

Marksburg Castle excursion

Day 5

Miltenberg

Guided walk & glassblowing demonstration

Day 6

Würzburg

Tour baroque Bishops’ Residenz palace

Day 7

Bamberg

Guided walking tour; free time

Day 8

Nuremberg City tour & guided walk or optional World War II history tour

Day 9

Regensburg

Day 10

Passau Walking tour, organ concert at St Stephen’s Cathedral; free time

Day 11

Melk

Benedictine abbey tour with library & frescoes

Danube River

Cruising the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site

Walking tour through medieval city centre

Day 12-13 Vienna

Panoramic city tour. Full day at leisure

Day 14-15 Budapest

City tour of Buda & Pest. Full day at leisure

Day 16

Kalocsa

Guided city tour

Day 17

Vukovar

Excursion to Osijek with guided city tour

Day 18

Belgrade City walk with Kalemegdan Fortress guided tour

Day 19

Danube River

Cruising the Iron Gate

Day 20

Vidin

Tour Belogradchik Rocks & Fortress

Day 21

Russe

Full-day Veliko Tarnovo excursion

Day 22

Giurgiu

Disembark & transfer to Bucharest

Bucharest

Panoramic city tour; hotel check-in

Day 23

Bucharest After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with three nights in the Black Sea region.

• 23 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 1 night at Bucharest Radisson Blu (or similar) • 18 guided tours with audio headset • All onboard meals: 22 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 21 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner, plus hotel breakfast • Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy concerts aboard and ashore; attend lectures on current affairs and the myth of Dracula; learn how to make your own Rüdesheim Coffee; enjoy folkloric performances; learn about icons and orthodox religion from a Bulgarian priest • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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S T S AVA C H U R C H , BELGRADE

PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Amsterdam

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $799 P E R P E R S O N

Visit the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, featuring works by the Dutch Masters. Discover hidden gems, from the fascinating Maritime Museum to the Jewish Historical Museum. Soak up atmosphere at colourful flower markets or rent a bicycle and tour the town like a local. Two nights at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam (or similar), daily breakfasts, a walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge for this pre-cruise package.

Bucharest and Transylvania

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N

Encounter Romania’s mysterious Transylvania region and explore a number of castles, cathedrals and fascinating towns. Visit Peles¸ Castle, plus tour the famed Dracula Castle. Two nights at Bucharest’s Radisson Blu and one night at the Ramada Bras¸ov (or similar); daily breakfasts; Bucharest city tour and castle tours; and hotel/ships transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

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EU RO PE A N SOJO U R N | A ms terdam to Buchares t

A ms terdam to Buchares t 2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS Apr 10

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K IN D ER D IJK _WIN D M ILLS

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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ELEGANT ELBE 10 days | 5 ports | Prague to Berlin Discover the natural beauty of former East Germany’s scenic landscape on an Elbe River cruise. Sail between the dramatic sandstone cliffs of Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland”, tour the opulent palaces of Saxon monarchs and stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens. Marvel at the baroque splendour of Dresden and see how Meissner porcelain is produced. Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther in historic Wittenberg and learn about the Protestant Reformation. Your journey is bookended by two nights each in graceful Prague and multicultural Berlin. An elegant experience indeed.

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EL EGA N T EL BE | Prague to Berlin

Berlin Potsdam Wittenberg

GERMANY

Torgau

Cruise Coach

ELBE Meissen Saxon Switzerland Dresden Děčín

N

VLTAVA

Prague CZECH REPUBLIC B ERL I N , G E RM A N Y

ITINER ARY Day 1

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Prague Arrive in Prague and check in to your hotel; free time to relax or explore

Day 2 Prague Panoramic tour of city featuring the famed Charles Bridge nad Old Town; Hradčany Castle tour; evening at leisure Day 3

Prague Morning at leisure; optional Lobkowicz Palace tour

Děčín Transfer to Děčín; embark your ship

Day 4

Bad Schandau Bastei excursion with panoramic Elbe views

Elbe River Scenic cruising through Saxon Switzerland

Day 5 Dresden City tour featuring Dresden Castle & Green Vault; guided walk to Zwinger Palace & Semper Opera House; free time

• 6 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 2 nights each at the Corinthia Hotel Prague and Hilton Berlin (or similar) • 8 guided tours with audio headset • All onboard meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner, plus hotel breakfasts

Day 6

Meissen Porcelain factory tour and demonstration; guided city walk through Old Town

• Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service

Elbe River Afternoon scenic cruising or optional excursion to Torgau

• Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 7 Wittenberg Guided walk featuring Martin Luther’s house and Castle Church, a UNESCO Site Day 8 Wittenberg Disembark your ship; tour of Wörlitz Park and Gardens, a UNESCO Site  Berlin Continue to Berlin via Potsdam; visit rococo Sanssouci Palace; hotel check-in Day 9 Berlin Panoramic city tour including Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie Day 10 Berlin After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Berlin and discover more of Germany’s historic capital.

• Culture Curriculum: Enjoy baroque chamber music and a Czech folkloric performance; listen to an eyewitness account of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution; attend lectures on Luther and the Reformation • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

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ELEGANT ELBE 10 day cruise/tour with 8 guided tours in 2 countries DAY 1 Prague, Czech Republic Arrive in Prague, then transfer to your hotel. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this celebrated city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get orientated. Prague Folklore Dinner Raise a glass to the vibrant and colourful traditions of Czech culture during a fun-filled evening of food, dance and wine.

Return aboard for lunch and afternoon cruising through the magnificent, soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region. (B, L, D) DAY 5 Dresden, Germany After breakfast, disembark in Dresden, nicknamed “Florence on the Elbe.” Drive through the 19th-century residential area to the Dresden Castle complex; enter the Green Vault to see a comprehensive collection that houses what many claim is the world’s largest collection of treasures, including priceless jewels and emeralds. Continue on foot to see Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady) with its distinctive bell-shaped dome that survived World War II bombings but collapsed the following day. Later, it was rebuilt.

DAY 2 Prague, Czech Republic This morning, tour the “City of a Hundred Spires.” A guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to Hradčany for a guided tour inside Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; you can see the Town Hall’s intricate 15th-century astronomical clock, spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square Dinner is served aboard your ship; or discover the city’s Jewish heritage in afterward, feel free to enjoy Dresden’s the Josefov Quarter. many charms and attractions as we remain docked until early morning. Lobkowicz Palace (B, L, D) See the stately residence of one of the region’s most avid patrons of the arts, DAY 6 Meissen & Torgau, Germany and admire the priceless artefacts they This morning, you’ll arrive in left behind. (B) Meissen where you’ll stop in at the Meissenware factory, producers of DAY 3 Prague & Děčín, fine porcelain since the early 1700s. Czech Republic Discover how this trademarked Enjoy your final morning in Prague porcelain is created by hand, then tour at leisure, or join an optional tour to the museum. Continue on to Castle Lobkowicz Palace. Hill for a walking tour through Old Town. Return to your ship for lunch Jewish Prague and an afternoon departure. Later, Immerse yourself in the Josefov, or arrive in Torgau with its remarkable Jewish Quarter, of Prague during an Renaissance houses. Your ship remains enlightening walking tour. docked overnight. (B, L, D) This afternoon, continue to Děčín to embark your ship. (B, D) DAY 7 Wittenberg, Germany Follow in Martin Luther’s footsteps DAY 4 Saxon Switzerland, to view many of Wittenberg’s historic Germany landmarks. Tour inside Luther’s House After breakfast, dock at the spa town and St. Marien’s Church, where he of Bad Schandau. From here we make preached. See the Castle Church where our way to the famous rock tower Luther posted his “95 Theses”; then known as the Bastei (bastion), formed enjoy free time. Return to your ship for by water a million years ago, to enjoy dinner and a leisurely evening. Your ship stunning panoramic views of the Elbe. remains docked overnight. (B, L, D) 90

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DAY 8 Wörlitz & Potsdam, Germany Disembark and travel to Wörlitz Park, Germany’s first landscaped park with English-style gardens. Tour inside Wörlitz Castle, fashioned after an English country home, and stroll the grounds. Continue to Potsdam and tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Transfer to your hotel in Berlin in the afternoon. (B) DAY 9 Berlin, Germany After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of the vibrant German capital, which has seen its fair share of dramatic changes in the last century. See the Reichstag with its spectacular glass dome, the historic Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and many other iconic sites. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. (B) DAY 10 Berlin, Germany After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in fascinating Berlin, giving you time to see more of the city’s highlights. (B) The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner *Please note: If you’re in Dresden on a Tuesday, The Green Vault is closed, therefore you will instead visit Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) to view some of the world’s great masterpieces, including works by Raphael, Vermeer, Rubens and Rembrandt.

Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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EL EGA N T EL BE | Prague to Berlin

Prague to Berlin or Berlin to Prague 2019 CRUISES

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VERANDA (B)

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VIKING ASTRILD, BEYLA Mar 8, 13, 18, 23, 28 Apr 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 May 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 Jun 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26 Jul 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31 Aug 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 Sep 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29 Oct 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Prague

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N Discover the “City of a Hundred Spires.” Tour Hradčany Castle; visit Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral; and stroll along Charles Bridge. Optional tour with Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Two nights at the Corinthia Hotel Prague (or similar), daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Berlin

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 699 P E R P E R S O N Encounter Germany’s historic capital and see its many landmarks including Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall remains. Tour one of its many museums or Charlottenburg Palace. Two nights at the Hilton Berlin (or similar), daily breakfasts and panoramic city tour are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Krakow & Warsaw

5 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,599 P E R P E R S O N Uncover Poland’s rich history and culture along the Vistula River. Visit Kraków’s Wawel Castle and Auschwitz-Birkenau just outside of the city; journey to Częstochowa; and explore Warsaw’s Old Town. Three nights accommodation in Krakow and two in Warsaw, daily breakfast, one dinner, four guided tours, and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: E-AA 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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TULIPS & WINDMILLS 10 days | 8 ports | Amsterdam–Antwerp–Amsterdam Admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Explore Hoorn’s seafaring heritage, Arnhem’s World War II history and Antwerp’s Renaissance splendour. Step into the Middle Ages in Bruges. Sample Belgian beers and chocolates. See colourful ribbons of farmland as Dutch tulips come into bloom. Roam Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park. The best time to see the Low Countries is spring, and the best way to see them is on our 10 day cruise.

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N E T H E RL A N D S


T U L I P S & W I N DM I L L S |

A ms terdam – A nt werp – A ms terdam

NETHERLANDS North Sea

Hoorn IJSSEL

Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM-RIJNKANAAL

The Hague Rotterdam

Arnhem RHINE

NEDERRIJN

Walcheren Bruges Cruise

Kinderdijk

WAAL

SCHELDE

Ghent

Antwerp BELGIUM

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ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Amsterdam Arrive in Amsterdam, embark your ship; free time to relax or explore

Day 2 Amsterdam Canal cruise via glass-topped boat; free time, perhaps visit the Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum Day 3

Ijsselmeer Scenic cruising along Holland’s waterways

Hoorn Guided walk featuring cheese warehouses and the main square

Day 4 Arnhem Tour of Paleis Het Loo & gardens; afternoon at leisure or optional battlefield and Airborne Museum tour Day 5

Kinderdijk Tour Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO Site

Day 6

Antwerp Half day city tour including Cathedral of Our Lady and Steen Castle; afternoon free time

Day 7 Ghent Excursion to Bruges, a UNESCO Site, including guided walk with Church of Our Lady and Béguinage Day 8

Walcheren Walking tour of Veere and visit the Delta Works to learn how it protects the area from floods

Holland’s Waterways Scenic afternoon cruising

Rotterdam Evening at leisure to explore on your own

Day 9 Amsterdam Keukenhof Gardens excursion and free time to visit Museum Square, go souvenir shopping or sample local fare Day 10 Amsterdam After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city’s neighbourhoods, museums and exciting nightlife.

• 10 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 8 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Learn how wooden shoes are made; find out how windmills work; attend lectures on Belgium’s political landscape and Holland’s 17th-century tulip craze; enjoy a folkloric performance; sample Dutch cheese and jenever • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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TULIPS & WINDMILLS 10 day cruise with 8 guided tours in 2 countries DAY 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Welcome to Amsterdam, embark your ship and the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. (D) DAY 2 Amsterdam, The Netherlands This morning embark on a canal tour by glass-topped boat to see architecture from the city’s Golden Age. Afternoon at leisure with time to visit the van Gogh Museum, the renovated Rijksmuseum with its marvellous collection of Dutch Master paintings, or just explore the city’s charming neighbourhoods. Dine on board or on shore; your ship will remain docked in Amsterdam overnight. (B, L, D) DAY 3 Hoorn, The Netherlands Arrive in the ancient shipping village of Hoorn. Enjoy a morning guided walk through Hoorn’s cobbled streets; see age-old cheese warehouses on the town’s main square, which dates back to Holland’s Golden Age. Free time to explore Hoorn or take an optional excursion showcasing the small towns and bucolic landscapes of the northern Holland area. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Arnhem, The Netherlands Wake up in Arnhem, a relaxed city bursting with inviting green parks and gardens. Join an included excursion to delve into the city’s role in Operation Market Garden, an ill-fated Allied World War II operation. Witness a battle re-enactment during your visit to the Airborne Museum, and pay your respects at the Airborne Cemetery. Dine on board or on shore; your ship will remain docked in Arnhem overnight. (B, L, D) DAY 5 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands Arrive this afternoon in Kinderdijk and disembark for a tour of this ingenious 18th-century community. Learn why the windmills were built and see how they work to help control flooding, then tour a working windmill to see 94

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its pumping mechanism and living quarters at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, L, D) DAY 6 Antwerp, Belgium This morning, enjoy a half-day tour of Antwerp featuring the Cathedral of Our Lady with its three monumental altarpieces painted by Peter Paul Rubens; the Grote Markt (Grand Square) surrounded by the Golden Age Town Hall and guild halls; and Het Steen (Steen Castle), Antwerp’s oldest building. (B, L, D) DAY 7 Ghent, Belgium Today visit Bruges, one of the oldest towns in Flanders. Your city walk visits the Church of Our Lady, with its famous Madonna and Child, sculpted by Michelangelo. Also see the Béguinage, a hidden courtyard inhabited by nuns, and the town’s scenic network of canals. Enjoy a beautifully lit evening departure from Ghent as we cruise through the night. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Rotterdam, The Netherlands This morning travel to the region of Walcheren. Stop in Veere and enjoy a walking tour of this engaging, time-

honoured town and travel to the Delta Works, the ingenious system of enormous doors that can be lowered during spring tides to protect the area from floods while allowing the tides to ebb and flow. Arrive this evening in Rotterdam, the world’s second largest port. Enjoy free time to explore the city this evening. (B, L, D) DAY 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Explore the picturesque Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park. Admire the stunning beauty at both indoor and outdoor exhibits of millions of vibrant blooms including tulips, hyacinths, croci and daffodils. Afternoon is yours to enjoy, explore the Museum square, take a bike ride or shop for souvenirs. (B, L, D) DAY 10 Amsterdam, The Netherlands After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city’s neighbourhoods, museums and exciting nightlife. (B)

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T U L I P S & W I N DM I L L S |

2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 16, 18, 19, 20

A ms terdam – A nt werp – A ms terdam

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D) $4,495

$4,695

$4,795

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES) $5,095

$5,195

$5,295

$6,095

$8,595

Mar 25, 27, 28, 29

5,295

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5,595

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5,995

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7,095

9,595

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12,495

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5,995

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Apr 14, 16, 19, 25, 28 May 7

6,095

6,295

6,395

6,695

6,795

7,095

8,895

12,795

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Amsterdam

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $799 P E R P E R S O N

Visit the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, featuring works by the Dutch Masters. Discover hidden gems, from the fascinating Maritime Museum to the Jewish Historical Museum. Soak up atmosphere at colourful flower markets or rent a bicycle and tour the town like a local. Two nights at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam (or similar), daily breakfasts, a walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge for this pre-cruise package.

Paris

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 1,049 P E R P E R S O N

Browse the art in the Louvre or stroll along the Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a view of the “City of Light.” Three nights at the Le Méridien Étoile (or similar), daily breakfasts, city tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge. A train transfer from Amsterdam to Paris is also included.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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HOLLAND AND BELGIUM IN BLOOM 10 days | 8 ports | Amsterdam to Antwerp Set sail on our 10 day itinerary through the inland waterways of The Low Countries—Holland and Belgium. Enjoy scenic cruising through the vast network of canals and rivers, with stops in key cities that allow you to soak up Dutch and Flemish culture and immerse yourself in their history. Cycle through tulip fields or stroll the renowned Keukenhof Gardens. See the windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and fascinating Rotterdam, one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. Finish your cruise with an overnight stay in Europe’s diamond capital, Antwerp. ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

THE NETHERLANDS North Sea

Hoorn Haarlem Amsterdam

• 10 day cruise with river-view stateroom

IJSSEL AMSTERDAM-RIJNKANAAL LEK

Rotterdam

Nijmegen Kinderdijk WAAL

RHINE

MEUSE

SCHELDE

Cruise

N

Antwerp

Maastricht

BELGIUM

• 8 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site

ITINER ARY Day 1 Amsterdam Arrive in Amsterdam, embark your ship; free time Day 2 Amsterdam Cruise Amsterdam’s charming canals; afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion

• Culture Curriculum: Find out how windmills work; learn about Holland’s 17th-century tulip craze; enjoy Historic Haarlem and learn about the battle of Nijmegen; sample Dutch cheese

Day 3 Haarlem Visit the picturesque Keukenhof Gardens; free time

• All port charges

Day 4 Hoorn Guided walking tour through Hoorn’s cobbled streets; home visit to a local family; free time

• All gratuities and tipping

Day 5 Rotterdam Explore the city of Rotterdam; scenic dinner cruise Day 6 Kinderdijk Tour Kinderdijk, a UNESCO Site; scenic cruising along the Lek and Waal Rivers Amsterdam Rijn canal Day 7

Nijmegen Learn how “Operation Market Garden” unfolded—the planned attack by the Allied forces in late summer 1944; scenic cruising along the Meuse River

• Free Wi-Fi • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

Day 8 Maastricht Walking tour of Maastricht featuring the Old Town; free time at leisure Day 9

Antwerp Visit the historic quarter of Antwerp on a walking tour; afternoon at leisure

Day 10

Antwerp After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with a two night stay in Brussels or a three night extension in the medieval city of Bruges.

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HO L L A N D A N D BELG I U M I N BLOO M |

A ms terdam – A nt werp

Amsterdam to Antwerp or Antwerp to Amsterdam 2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING TIR Mar 27

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$5, 295

$5,495

$5,595

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$7,095

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5,895

5,995

6,095

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8,695

12,495

Apr 14, 23

6,095

6,295

6,395

6,695

6,795

7,095

8,895

12,795

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Brussels

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $739 P E R P E R S O N

Explore Brussels, the vibrant capital of Belgium and home to NATO and most of the European Union’s institutions. Enjoy a drink in its lively café scene, then discover multicultural roots and hidden architecture gems of this important river city. Two nights in the Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (or similar), daily breakfasts and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

Bruges

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 1,669 P E R P E R S O N

Bruges is one of Europe’s most remarkably preserved medieval cities. You can explore its cobblestone streets, ascend its towering belfry in the Market Square for sweeping views of restored guild houses and tree-shaded squares, and shop for lace and chocolate. Three nights in the Hotel Dukes Palace (or similar), daily breakfasts, two lunches, walking tour & canal cruise around Bruges, walking tour of Ghent, full day excursion to Flanders Fields, and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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RUSSIA AND UKR AINE The soul of the samovar is singing a tune of warm-hearted hospitality. Russia is full of riddles and surprises to Western thinking, according to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The people of the largest country in the world are passionate, creating swirly-spired onion domes of gold and striking colours, and making lithe, white swans dance across a Tchaikovsky-infused lake. A day at the Hermitage gives you a taste. Ukraine’s ancient and splendid trade route, the Dnieper River, is lined with rich cultural treasures, onion-domed churches and rural folkways that recall the days of Vikings, Tsars and Cossacks. Visit Kiev’s Cave Monasteries. Marvel at the riding skill of Cossack horsemen. And trace the footsteps of history at Odessa’s Potemkin Steps.

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WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS 13 days | 7 ports | St. Petersburg to Moscow Envision Peter the Great luxuriating in massive Peterhof Palace, then see how multiple families shared living space at a Soviet-era kommunalka. Soak up the steam in a traditional banya in riverside Mandrogy village. Share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family. Savour Russian caviar with your blini pancakes. See the swirling onion domes and stout towers of Moscow’s Red Square. From St. Petersburg to Moscow, this 13 day voyage reveals the real Russia as never before.

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WAT ERWAYS O F T H E T SA R S | St. Peter sburg to M oscow

FINLAND Kizhi

LAKE LADOGA

LAKE ONEGA

RUSSIA

SVIR RIVER

Helsinki

St. Petersburg NEVA RIVER

Mandrogy

Kuzino

VOLGA-BALTIC WATERWAY RYBINSK RESERVOIR VOLGA RIVER VOLGA RIVER

Yaroslavl Uglich

Cruise

N MOSCOW CANAL

Moscow C OS S A CK D A N CE R

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 St. Petersburg Arrive in St. Petersburg, embark your ship; free time

• 13 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2

St. Petersburg Guided Hermitage Museum tour; afternoon at leisure; evening ballet performance

Day 3 St. Petersburg Pushkin excursion featuring Catherine Palace; city tour; optional Russian folkloric performance Day 4 St. Petersburg Day at leisure or optional Peterhof Palace tour, scenic canal city cruise or a home-hosted visit to a kommunalka Day 5 Svir River Scenic cruising along the “Blue Route”  Mandrogy Free time to explore a museum village Day 6 Kizhi Island Walking tour of Open Air Museum, a UNESCO Site Day 7 Volga-Baltic Waterway Scenic cruising along rivers, lakes and canals; Kuzino Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery guided walk; excursion to a children’s school Day 8 Yaroslavl Tour of city centre, a UNESCO Site, plus Church of St. Elijah the Prophet Day 9 Uglich Guided walk to Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood and home-hosted visit Day 10 Moscow Canal Scenic cruising  Moscow Panoramic city tour including Red Square, Bolshoi Theatre and St. Basil’s Cathedral; folkloric performance Day 11 Moscow Full day at leisure or optional Tretyakov Museum tour Day 12 Moscow Guided tour of the Kremlin, a UNESCO Site; free time or optional Cosmonaut Museum tour

• 10 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy onshore music and dance performances; learn a little Russian; listen to lectures about Romanov Tsars, the Soviet Union & current affairs; attend a Russian cooking workshop; participate in Russian tea time • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

Day 13 Moscow After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in Moscow, Russia.

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WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS 13 day cruise with 10 guided tours DAY 1 St. Petersburg, Russia Arrive in St. Petersburg, “The City of 300 Bridges” then transfer to your ship. After boarding, you have free time to relax before dinner. (D)

DAY 6 Kizhi, Russia Set out on a walking tour through the Kizhi Island Open Air Museum of Architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, see a collection of wooden houses, windmills and DAY 2 St. Petersburg, Russia churches representing ancient Russian Visit the Winter Palace and the architecture, highlighted by the famous legendary Hermitage Museum, where three-tiered Preobranzhenskaya you marvel at the vast collection of (Transfiguration) Church, a fairy-taleart, antiquities, jewellery and sculpture. like structure built in 1714 without a Return aboard for an early dinner, single nail. (B, L, D) followed by an evening performance of traditional Russian ballet. DAY 7 Kuzino, Russia We continue cruising along the VolgaThe Hermitage Behind Baltic Waterway. This system of rivers Closed Doors and canals, spanning 229 miles and Enjoy a Privileged Access experience seven locks, links the Volga River with that explores beyond the galleries of the Baltic Sea. Arrive in Kuzino, a this magnificent museum. typical Russian village. Take a guided (B, L, D) walk through the historic KirilloBelozersky Monastery, founded by DAY 3 St. Petersburg, Russia Saint Cyril in 1397. (B, L, D) Tour the Catherine Palace, the elegant rococo 18th-century summer residence DAY 8 Yaroslavl, Russia of the Russian Tsars. See landmarks Tour the ancient town of Yaroslavl rich including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter in monuments and visit the covered & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. food market where you may shop for Dine aboard and enjoy an optional handcrafted souvenirs. During your Russian folkloric performance this free time, you may visit the Church evening. (B, L, D) of St. Elijah the Prophet, featuring detailed frescoes and icons. (B, L, D) DAY 4 St. Petersburg, Russia At your leisure, visit one of the many DAY 9 Uglich, Russia palaces, churches or museums, or take After breakfast, disembark for a an optional morning tour to Peterhof walking tour through the provincial Palace, admiring its landscaped village of Uglich, another Golden Ring gardens and beautiful fountains. In city. See the former Kremlin of Uglich the afternoon, you may choose to join and visit the Church of St. Dmitry on an optional kommunalka visit to get the Blood, built on the site where a glimpse of these communal living Ivan the Terrible’s son Dmitry was spaces or take an optional tour of St. mysteriously killed. (B, L, D) Petersburg from the water. (B, L, D) DAY 10 Moscow, Russia DAY 5 Mandrogy, Russia This morning, cruise along the Spend a relaxing day cruising Russia’s Moscow Canal, arriving in Moscow intricate waterways. Cruise the Svir River during lunch. See the famed Bolshoi to Mandrogy where you have some Theatre and stop at Red Square for time to explore this museum village. a view of the brightly coloured St. Basil’s Cathedral. You will also get the The Russian Banya chance to explore the famous GUM Indulge in the invigorating traditions of Department Store. Enjoy an evening the Russian sauna experience. performance of traditional Russian (B, L, D) folkloric music. (B, L, D) 102

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DAY 11 Moscow, Russia Today you have a full day to further explore Moscow’s many buildings, parks and monuments. This morning, you may want to join a half-day optional tour to Tretyakov Gallery, the world’s foremost museum of Russian fine art. After lunch you may also choose to visit the Cosmonaut Museum to see displays about the history of space exploration. (B, L, D) DAY 12 Moscow, Russia After breakfast, travel to the city’s famous red brick enclosure known as the Kremlin. You’ll go behind its walls to see historic gems like Tsar’s Cannon and Tsar’s Bell, and tour inside two cathedrals. The afternoon is free to relax and explore. You may wish to visit Lenin’s Tomb. (B, L, D) DAY 13 Moscow, Russia After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or take some extra time in Russia with a two night Moscow extension. (B)

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WAT ERWAYS O F T H E T SA R S | St. Peter sburg to M oscow

2019 CRUISES VIKING AKUN, HELGI, INGVAR AND TRUVOR May 4, 5, 6, 8

DELUXE (DX)

DELUXE (CX)

VERANDA (BX)

VERANDA (AX)

JR. SUITE (JR)

SUITE (AA)

$8,995

$9,295

$10,495

$10,895

$15,895

$17,295

May 28, 29, 30 Jun 1, 21, 22, 23, 25

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8,895

10,095

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Helsinki

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,149 P E R P E R S O N Discover the allure of this Baltic capital, situated along the Gulf of Finland. Nicknamed “White City of the North,” its neoclassical architecture and Old Town offer sightseeing opportunities including the Uspenski Cathedral and Sibelius Monument. Cultural capital of Finland, Helsinki boasts many museums and galleries. Three nights at the Radisson Plaza (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and train transfers to St. Petersburg are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

St. Petersburg

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 699 P E R P E R S O N Spend two additional nights in magical St. Petersburg, and visit the various palaces in this city. Enjoy a canal cruise, and see why St. Petersburg is considered the “Venice of the North.” Two nights at the Angleterre Hotel (or similar) with daily breakfasts, hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Moscow

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N Extend your trip with two additional days in Russia’s capital city. Enjoy a guided tour through Moscow’s famed subways and have free time to explore museums and local culture. Two nights at the Radisson Royal (or similar) with daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: DX-AA 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS 13 days | 7 ports | Moscow to St Petersburg Thinking of Russia, two great cities immediately come to mind: Moscow and St. Petersburg. This monumental 13 day itinerary includes several days in both cities, touring such landmarks as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square as well as Catherine Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But, there is another side of Russia — quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich that only a river cruise can provide access to. Marvel at opulent palaces, discover fortified monasteries and visit beautiful churches and cathedrals. Experience the history and culture of Russia, a unique and mysterious country where Viking River Cruises originally first began.

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WAT ERWAYS O F T H E T SA R S | M oscow to St. Peter sburg

FINLAND Kizhi

LAKE LADOGA

LAKE ONEGA

RUSSIA

SVIR RIVER

Helsinki

St. Petersburg NEVA RIVER

Mandrogy

Kuzino

VOLGA-BALTIC WATERWAY RYBINSK RESERVOIR VOLGA RIVER VOLGA RIVER

Yaroslavl Uglich

Cruise

N MOSCOW CANAL

Moscow M O S CO W, RU S S I A

ITINER ARY Day 1

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Moscow Arrive in Moscow, embark your ship; free time

Day 2 Moscow Guided tour of the Kremlin, a UNESCO Site; free time or optional Cosmonaut Museum tour Day 3 Moscow Full day at leisure or optional Tretyakov Museum tour Day 4 Moscow Canal Scenic cruising  Moscow Panoramic city tour including Red Square, Bolshoi Theatre and St. Basil’s Cathedral; folkloric performance

• 13 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 10 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Day 5 Uglich Guided walk to Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood & home-hosted visit

• Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service

Day 6 Yaroslavl Tour of city centre, a UNESCO Site, plus Church of St. Elijah the Prophet

• Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 7 Volga-Baltic Waterway Scenic cruising along rivers, lakes and canals; Kuzino Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery guided walk; excursion to a children’s school

• Culture Curriculum: Enjoy onshore music and dance performances; learn a little Russian; listen to lectures about Romanov Tsars, the Soviet Union & current affairs; attend a Russian cooking workshop; participate in Russian tea time

Day 8 Kizhi Island Walking tour of Open Air Museum, a UNESCO Site Day 9

Svir River Scenic cruising along the “Blue Route”

 Mandrogy Free time to explore museum village Day 10 St. Petersburg Day at leisure or optional Peterhof Palace tour, scenic canal city cruise or a home-hosted visit to a kommunalka

• All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping

Day 11 St. Petersburg Pushkin excursion featuring Catherine Palace; city tour; optional Russian folkloric performance

• Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air

Day 12 St. Petersburg Guided Hermitage Museum tour; afternoon at leisure; evening ballet performance

• No credit card surcharges

Day 13 St. Petersburg After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with three nights in Helsinki, Finland.

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WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS 13 day cruise with 10 guided tours Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Dmitry was mysteriously killed. (B, L, D)

T H E KR E MLIN , MO SC O W

DAY 1 Moscow, Russia Arrive in Moscow and transfer to your ship. After boarding, you have free time to relax before dinner. (D)

DAY 6 Yaroslavl, Russia Arrive this morning in Yaroslavl, another Golden Ring city. Tour this ancient town rich in monuments and visit the covered food market where you may shop for handcrafted souvenirs. During your free time, you may visit the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, featuring detailed frescoes and icons. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 Kuzino, Russia We dock this morning in Kuzino, a typical Russian village. From here, you visit the renowned Kirillo-Belozersky DAY 2 Moscow, Russia Monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in See the famed Bolshoi Theatre and 1397. Take a guided walk through the stop at Red Square for a view of the monastery’s historic grounds, seeing brightly coloured St. Basil’s Cathedral several small wooden chapels, the and a visit to the famous GUM Department Store. You will also get the Assumption Cathedral and a museum. chance to experience the city’s Metro. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. (B, L, D) (B, L, D) DAY 3 Moscow, Russia Today you have a full day to further explore Moscow’s many buildings, parks and monuments. Or you may choose an optional experience: Take a morning tour to Tretyakov Gallery, the world’s foremost museum of Russian fine art, or take a Jewish Moscow tour, illustrating the history and spirit of the Jewish people who settled in the city. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Moscow, Russia After breakfast, travel to the city’s famous red brick enclosure known as the Kremlin. You’ll go behind its walls to see historic gems like Tsar’s Canon and Tsar’s Bell, and tour inside two cathedrals. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 Kizhi, Russia Set out on a walking tour through the Kizhi Island Open Air Museum of Architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, see a collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches representing ancient Russian architecture, highlighted by the famous three-tiered Preobranzhenskaya (Transfiguration) Church, a fairy-talelike structure built in 1714 without a single nail. (B, L, D) DAY 9 Mandrogy, Russia Spend a relaxing day cruising Russia’s intricate waterways. Stop in Mandrogy and take some time to explore this museum village. Visit the Vodka Museum or shop for handmade Russian craft items. For a truly immersive experience, you may choose an optional tour where you will witness and participate in the art of matryoshka doll making. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 Uglich, Russia After lunch, disembark for your walking tour through the provincial village of Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities that preserve the memory of Russia’s historical events. See the former Kremlin DAY 10 St. Petersburg, Russia After a leisurely breakfast, visit the of Uglich and visit the Church of St. 106

Winter Palace to tour the legendary Hermitage Museum, where you marvel at the vast collection of art, antiquities, jewellery and sculpture. Return aboard for an early dinner, followed by an evening performance of traditional Russian ballet. The Hermitage Behind Closed Doors Enjoy a Privileged Access experience that explores beyond the galleries of this magnificent museum. (B, L, D) DAY 11 St. Petersburg, Russia Today’s excursion goes to the Pushkin area where you visit Catherine Palace, the elegant rococo 18th-century summer residence of the Russian tsars. Tour its various halls, including the storied Amber and Agate Rooms, and see the ornate decor throughout. After lunch embark on a city tour; see noted sights including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. Dine aboard, then relax or attend an optional evening folkloric performance. (B, L, D) DAY 12 St. Petersburg, Russia You have the day free to see the sights that interest you. Visit one of the many palaces, churches or museums, or take an optional morning tour to Peterhof Palace, with its landscaped gardens and beautiful fountains. Kommunalka Visit Meet the residents of a St. Petersburg communal flat during a home visit (B, L, D) DAY 13 St. Petersburg, Russia After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey into another country with three nights in Helsinki, Finland, the “White City of the North.” (B) Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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WAT ERWAYS O F T H E T SA R S | M oscow to St. Peter sburg

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Moscow

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N Extend your trip with two additional days in Russia’s capital city. Enjoy a guided tour through Moscow’s famed subways and have free time to explore museums and local culture. Two nights at the Radisson Royal (or similar) with daily breakfasts and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

St. Petersburg

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 699 P E R P E R S O N Spend two additional nights in magical St. Petersburg, and visit the various palaces in this city. Enjoy a canal cruise, and see why St. Petersburg is considered the “Venice of the North.” Two nights at the Angleterre Hotel (or similar) with daily breakfasts, hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Helsinki

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,149 P E R P E R S O N Discover the allure of this Baltic capital, situated along the Gulf of Finland. Nicknamed “White City of the North,” its neoclassical architecture and Old Town offer sightseeing opportunities including the Uspenski Cathedral and Sibelius Monument. Cultural capital of Finland, Helsinki boasts many museums and galleries. Three nights at the Radisson Plaza (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and train transfer to St. Petersburg are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: DX-AA 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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KIEV TO THE BLACK SEA 11 days | 6 ports | Kiev to Odessa Cruise the Dnieper River to the Black Sea, an ancient and splendid trade route lined with rich cultural treasures, onion-domed churches and rural folkways that recall the days of Vikings, Tatars and Cossacks. Visit Kiev’s Cave Monasteries. Marvel at the riding skill of Cossack horsemen. And trace the footsteps of history at Odessa’s Potemkin Steps.

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KIE V, U K RA I N E


K I E V TO T H E BL ACK SE A | Kiev to O dess a

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ITINER ARY Day 1

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Kiev Arrive in Kiev and embark your ship; free time

Day 2 Kiev City tour including the St. Sophia Cathedral and the Monastery of Caves; afternoon at leisure. Day 3

Kiev Guided tour to outdoor Pirogovo Folk Museum with more than 200 wooden structures.

Day 4

Kremenchug Tour the city, and be welcomed into the home of a local family.

Day 5 Dnipro Tour the city and see the boulevards, parks and architecture; visit the Petrykivka Folk Art Centre. Day 6 Zaporozhye City tour to see the Lenin Monument, dam and hydroelectric plant; visit the Cossack Museum and enjoy a Cossack horsemanship show of acrobatics and music. Day 7

Kherson Morning of beautiful scenic cruising; tour the city of Kherso; walk along the river to St. Catherine’s Cathedral, visit the local craft market.

Day 8

Odessa City tour of elegant Odessa. In the evening enjoy optional performance at the Odessa Opera House.

Day 9

Odessa Guided tour to Akkerman Fortress of BilgorodDnistrovski, explore the city’s stately architecture or stroll along miles of sandy beaches.

Day 10

Day 11

Odessa Guided excursion to the Odessa Catacombs, a maze of sandstone tunnels. Optionally, visit the Odessa Art Museum. Enjoy a free afternoon, perhaps visiting the Uspensky Cathedral. Odessa After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two nights in Vienna.

• 11 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 11 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site • Culture Curriculum: Attend lectures on the Dnieper River, history of Ukraine & current affairs; enjoy an onboard concert of Ukrainian music; learn how to make your own varenyky; participate in a vodka tasting; learn a little Ukrainian • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

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KIEV TO THE BLACK SEA 11 day cruise with 11 guided tours DAY 1 Kiev, Ukraine Arrive in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, and transfer to your ship. After boarding, take free time to relax before dinner, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and start getting orientated. (D) DAY 2 Kiev, Ukraine Tour Kiev, one of Europe’s oldest cities, with a heritage of Viking, Cossack and Ukrainian peoples. See its historic buildings and monuments, and take a guided tour of the lovely St. Sophia Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crowned with 13 glimmering domes. (B, L, D) DAY 3 Kiev, Ukraine Visit the fascinating Pirogovo Folk Museum today, a remarkable collection of more than 200 wooden structures relocated and rebuilt here from regions throughout Ukraine. Each building reflects a particular region, style and historical period of the country’s past and is brought to life by exhibits of folk costumes, musical instruments and household articles. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Kremenchug, Ukraine After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Kremenchug. With its riverside location

ST S OP H IA CATHEDRAL, KIEV

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DAY 8 Odessa, Ukraine After breakfast, enjoy a half-day city tour of Odessa, an elegant city of terraced hills and landscaped parks. Travel along Primorski Boulevard to the Italian-baroque Opera House and to Potemkin Steps, where one of the most famous scenes in cinema was DAY 5 Dnipro, Ukraine shot by Sergei Eisenstein for his 1925 Undulating hills, vast open landscapes classic, The Battleship Potemkin. After and a bend in the rambling river lead dinner, you may choose to attend an to Dnipro, a former fortress settlement. optional performance at the Odessa The city was founded by Catherine the Opera House, known for its splendid Great’s lover as a summer residence for acoustics. (B, L, D) the Tsarina. During a city tour, you will see the long boulevards, green parks DAY 9 Odessa, Ukraine and provincial public buildings. Stop to Begin today with a tour of Akkerman browse the Petrykivka Folk Art Centre, Fortress of Bilgorod–Dnistrovski, founded by the celebrated Cossack a mighty and imposing citadel known as Petryk. This settlement is dramatically overlooking the Black Sea. famed for its rich ornamental style It is the largest and best preserved of decorative floral painting that fortress in Ukraine. Later, spend embodies the culture’s connection to more time exploring Odessa’s stately the natural world. (B, L, D) 19th-century architecture, a blend of its Russian heritage and Mediterranean DAY 6 Zaporozhye, Ukraine sensibilities, or stroll along its miles of After breakfast, tour Zaporozhye, sandy beaches. Or you might join an ancestral home of the Cossacks. afternoon optional excursion to explore Drive along Lenin Street; see the Jewish Odessa. (B, L, D) Lenin Monument, dam and the city’s massive hydroelectric plant. Then visit DAY 10 Odessa, Ukraine the Cossack Museum of Khortitsa. After breakfast, tour the fascinating Enjoy a special Cossack horsemanship Odessa Catacombs. This maze of show full of spectacular acrobatics underground tunnels began as a accompanied by folkloric music and sandstone mining operation but the dance. (B, L, D) abandoned mines were later used by smugglers and Soviet partisans fighting DAY 7 Kherson, Ukraine fascist invaders during World War II. Or Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising visit the Odessa Art Museum in Potocki through a rich, fertile landscape of Palace, a treasure of 19th-century corn and watermelon fields. After an architecture and colourful, eclectic onboard Ukraine history lecture, arrive interiors. During your visit, browse a in Kherson mid-afternoon. Disembark rich collection of Russian and European for a tour of this small city, founded in paintings, sculptures and decorative 1778 by order of Catherine the Great arts spanning centuries. (B, L, D) and named after the nearby ancient Greek colony of Chersonesos Taurica. DAY 11 Odessa, Ukraine Walk along the river embankment, see After breakfast, disembark and the monument to Prince Potemkin and proceed to the airport for your return visit St. Catherine’s Cathedral, decidedly flight. Or, extend your journey with Mediterranean in design. You will also two nights in Vienna. (B) visit the local craft market, where you’ll find colourful fabric, nesting dolls and decorative housewares. (B, L, D) along the trade route between the 16th-century duchy of Muscovy (today’s Moscow) and the Black Sea, this town grew into a wealthy Cossack centre. You will be welcomed today into the home of a local family for snacks. (B, L, D)

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K I E V TO T H E BL ACK SE A | Kiev to O dess a

Kiev to O dess a 2019 CRUISES VIKING SINEUS

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D N IPR O R IV E R C H U R CH

PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Vienna

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $899 P E R P E R S O N

Vienna is the city of Strauss, Freud, Mahler, Klimt and so many other great fin de siècle thinkers, and to miss Vienna would be to miss the city that defined high culture for all of Europe, if not the world. Enjoy 2 nights and daily included breakfast at the First Class Hilton Vienna Plaza (or similar), set right on the Ringstrasse, close to major attractions. You’ll have time to explore on your own or join optional tours showcasing gems like Schönbrunn Palace. Transfers between your hotel and the airport are also included. All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: DX-AA 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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FR ANCE You may well wonder, as did François Mitterrand, how you can govern a country with two hundred and thirty-eight varieties of cheese. The French know a thing or deux about celebrating joie de vivre, recruiting the expertise of the nation’s vintners and producers of champagne. You too may indulge your tastebuds with oysters and truffles, flaky croissants and chocolate desserts. Dreamy lavender fields, starry skies and terraced vineyards inspired Vincent van Gogh, while the exquisite gardens of Giverny adorned the canvasses of Claude Monet. And, as Audrey Hepburn noted, Paris is always a good idea.

L AVE N D E R FIELD S IN PROVENCE


PARIS & THE HEART OF NOR MANDY 8 days | 6 ports | Paris–Rouen–Paris Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside and voilà! Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches, site of the famous Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen, and see where Jeanne d’Arc was tried and executed. Lose yourself in the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired Impressionist Claude Monet for many years. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendour of Paris, the world’s most romantic city.

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PA R IS & T H E H E A RT O F N ORM A N DY | Paris – Rouen – Paris

THE NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

GERMANY BELGIUM Juno Beach Gold Beach Rouen Omaha Beach Vernon

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ITINER ARY Day 1

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Paris Arrive in Paris and embark your ship; free time

Day 2 Paris Panoramic city tour including landmarks along the Seine, a UNESCO Site; free time to visit the Eiffel Tower or Louvre Day 3 Giverny Monet Foundation excursion touring the home and gardens of Claude Monet including the water garden with recognisable Japanese bridge  Vernon Free time to stroll this provincial town Day 4 Seine River Scenic cruising through France’s Normandy region  Rouen Walking tour through the medieval city of Rouen including Jeanne d’Arc’s Market Square and the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral; free time Day 5 Rouen Normandy Beaches excursion including Arromanches Debarkment D-Day Museum; evening at leisure Day 6 Les Andelys Guided walk to Château Gaillard

N OTR E D A M E C ATH E D RA L , PA RI S

Seine River Scenic cruising through northern France

 Conflans Evening at leisure for a riverside walk

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 6 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site • Culture Curriculum: Taste French cheeses, learn how to create your own tarte au citron; attend lectures on Jeanne d’Arc & French Impressionists; learn to say a few words en Français; visit a local market

Day 7 Conflans Visit to Chateau de Malmaison or optional Palace of Versailles tour

• All port charges

 Paris Evening at leisure, perhaps take a city cruise

• All onboard gratuities and tipping

Day 8 Paris After breakfast, disembark and proceed to Paris airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in France’s romantic capital with a three night Paris extension.

• Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air

• Free Wi-Fi

• In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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PARIS & THE HEART OF NORMANDY 8 day cruise with 7 guided tours DAY 1 Paris, France Arrive in Paris, romance capital of the world. Transfer from the airport in Paris to your ship. After boarding, take free time to explore Paris, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get orientated. (D) Note: The Paris port authority assigned Viking Rinda a docking location in Le Pecq, a western suburb of Paris. To help maximise your time in the city centre, we are offering complimentary shuttles for Viking Rinda guests throughout your stay.

DAY 2 Paris (Le Pecq), France After breakfast, embark on a tour of this dazzling city and take in its most remarkable sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. You’ll also see the École Militaire, Orsay Museum and Latin Quarter and the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. Then we’ll drive past the Louvre and Opera House and along the famed Champs-Élysées. Highlights of Paris & the Louvre See the major sights of Paris and its renowned museums during a comprehensive full-day excursion. (B, L, D)

of Rouen, preeminent capital of Normandy. Begin with a walking tour through the centre of Old Town, where you see the spectacular Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, often painted by Claude Monet, and the famous Gros Horloge, a 16th-century astronomical clock. As you walk among the halftimbered storybook buildings, you’ll feel transported back through time; see the 14th-century courthouse where Jeanne d’ Arc was sentenced to death and the nearby Market Square where she was martyred. Rouen Countryside and Farm Visit Experience the daily life of a working Norman farm as you enjoy a leisurely visit to a bucolic homestead. Take free time to discover more of Rouen or visit one of its museums of art or antiquities. Dine aboard or at a sidewalk café. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 Normandy Beaches, France After breakfast, begin your fullday tour to the historic beaches of Normandy. Drive past Gold Beach, Courseulles sur Mer and Juno Beach DAY 3 Giverny & Vernon, France on your way to visit such World War Arrive in Vernon before breakfast; take II landmarks as Omaha Beach and a short ride into the town of Giverny, Arromanches Debarkment D-Day where Claude Monet resided from Museum. Alternatively, you may 1883 until his death in 1926. Visit take a tour of Bayeaux, where you the beautiful gardens and charming can admire the magnificent tapestry stone farmhouse where he lived and that chronicles the pre–Battle of worked; see the water garden with Hastings events. Afterward, continue the recognisable Japanese bridge, to Normandy’s coast and enjoy some water lilies, wisteria and azaleas that free time at Juno Beach after your inspired many of his masterpieces.† visit to the museum; then visit the After lunch, spend some time with Pegasus Museum. Return to your ship your Program Director in the provincial for dinner and relax aboard, or take an town of Vernon. Take a stroll to see the evening stroll in Rouen. (B, L, D) Maison du Temps Jadis (House of Past Times), Vernon’s oldest house, and the DAY 6 Les Andelys, France 11th-century Church of Notre Dame. Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise to the Dinner is served aboard. (B, L, D) small town of Les Andelys, known for DAY 4 Rouen, France Indulge in a leisurely morning cruising along the Seine. You’ll spend the afternoon in the medieval city 116

its imposing castle, Château Gaillard, built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. After lunch, join a guided walk to this fatally flawed masterpiece of Middle

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Ages architecture. Return aboard for scenic cruising and dinner. (B, L, D) DAY 7 Paris (Le Pecq), France After breakfast, disembark for a visit to Château de Malmaison, where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his final days in France. Along with the Tuileries, this elegant manor house, purchased by the emperor’s wife Josephine in 1799, served as the seat of Napoleon’s French government from 1800 to 1802. The Palace of Versailles Enjoy a day at the former home of French Kings, the awe-inspiring Château de Versailles. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Paris, France After breakfast, disembark and proceed to Paris airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in France’s romantic capital with a three night Paris extension. (B) † Monet garden not available before 1 April or after 1 Nov; a visit to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favoured by van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted.

Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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PA R IS & T H E H E A RT O F N ORM A N DY | Paris – Rouen – Paris

2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 26, 28, 31 Apr 2, 4 Apr 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21 Apr 23, 25, 28, 30 May 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 Jun 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 Jul 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 Aug 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 Sep 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 Oct 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flights and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Paris

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $999 P E R P E R S O N

Be enchanted by the romance of France’s capital. Browse the art in the Louvre or stroll along the famed Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the “City of Light,” dine at a Parisian bistro or enjoy an evening at a cabaret. Three nights at the Hotel Rochester Champs-Élysées (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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LYON & PROVENCE 8 days | 6 ports | Lyon to Avignon Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy, and learn how to make Choux Chantilly cream puffs. Savour Beaujolais wines. Discover Roman Provence at the Pont du Gard and Les Arènes amphitheatre. Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Hunt for truffles, visit a lavender farm and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall on this eight day Rhône cruise.

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Cruise Paris

If you add the Paris extension, transfer from Paris to Lyon. SEINE

N

Dijon FRANCE SAÔNE

Tournon Viviers

Lyon RHÔNE Vienne RHÔNE

Avignon Arles Nice F R EN CH L O CA L L I F E

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1

Lyon Arrive in Lyon and embark your ship; free time to relax or explore this vibrant city

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2

Lyon Tour the city of Lyon, a UNESCO Site, including a visit to the Basilica of Notre Dame, and continue on a guided walk through Vieux Lyon (Old Town); free time to shop or sample the local cuisine

• 7 guided tours with audio headset

Day 3

Lyon Take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Beaujolais, learn about the art of winemaking, and enjoy a tasting in one of the famous Beaujolais cellars

Day 4

Tournon Walking tour of Vienne featuring Temple of Augustus & Livia; Rhône River scenic afternoon cruising to Tournon

Day 5

Viviers Take a ride on the Train de l’Ardèche, evening guided walk through Old Town of Viviers with medieval and Renaissance buildings

Day 6

Avignon Guided walk featuring Pont d’Avignon and a tour of Palace of the Popes, a UNESCO Site; free time or optional Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery tour

Day 7

Arles Walking tour featuring Les Arènes amphitheatre, a UNESCO Site; free time or optional Unspoiled Carmague excursion

Day 8

Avignon After breakfast, disembark and proceed to Marseille airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in France with a three night extension at the French Riviera.

• All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Sample a variety of French cheeses; find out how to make your own fondant au chocolat; try some Beaujolais wines; enjoy lively French accordion tunes; attend lectures on current affairs and the painters of Provence; visit a local market • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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LYON & PROVENCE 8 day cruise with 7 guided tours DAY 6 Avignon, France This morning, set out on a guided walk of Avignon, nicknamed “City of Popes” because it was home to seven popes from 1309 to 1377. Stroll through the historic centre, stop at the picturesque Pont d’Avignon and walk the Place de l’Horloge. Continue to the renowned Palace of the Popes for a guided tour through this rambling maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace. LYO N , F R A N C E

DAY 1 Lyon, France Fly to Lyon. Transfer from the airport to your ship. After boarding, take free time to explore this vibrant city. (D)

Beaujolais’s famous cellars. Return to your ship for lunch. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. (B, L, D)

Pont du Gard Aqueduct See the magnificent three-tiered structure built without mortar by Romans 2,000 years ago. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 Arles, France Disembark after breakfast and take a DAY 2 Lyon, France walking tour of Arles with its diverse DAY 4 Vienne & Tournon, France After breakfast, tour the city of Lyon, architectural highlights. Experience This morning take a walking tour a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin the city’s vibrant colours and striking with a drive to the top of Fourvière Hill of Vienne, a beautiful town with an quality of light that have inspired so for amazing views of the city. Continue ancient Roman past. Visit the Temple many accomplished artists. Arles is also of Augustus and Livia, the Roman with a guided visit to the Basilica of the site of some impressive Roman amphitheatre and the Gothic Cathedral ruins, including Les Arènes, an arena Notre Dame and drive through town past the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral of St. Maurice; then spend some time that seats 20,000 and is still in use, discovering more of this engaging and the Palace of Justice. Then take as well as Romanesque monuments riverside town on your own. In the a walking tour through the cobbled such as the Church of Saint-Trôphime, streets of Vieux Lyon (Old Town), afternoon, enjoy the rolling vine-clad completed in the 15th century. where you’ll have free time to shop banks of the river, as you sail through Unspoiled Camargue for souvenirs or sample some of the its wide meanders to Tournon. See the wetlands and farms of the fine French cuisine for which Lyon is Romans in Vienne untamed Camargue and visit two of its world famous. Witness the lives of ancient Romans celebrated historic towns. Abbey of Cluny during this fascinating excursion that Return aboard for lunch followed by an Visit the picturesque Burgundy town peels back layers of history. afternoon on your own to explore or of Cluny, known for its magnificent (B, L, D) shop for handcrafted gifts. (B, L, D) medieval abbey ruins. DAY 5 Tournon & Viviers, France (B, L, D) DAY 8 Avignon, France All aboard the Train de l’Ardèche this DAY 3 Lyon & Beaujolais Wine morning for a locomotive ride through After breakfast, disembark and proceed to Marseille airport for your Tour, France the deep gorges of the Ardèche return flight. Or, extend your journey After breakfast, take a scenic drive plateau, cut by the Doux River. You’ll with three nights in the French Riviera. through the rolling hills of Beaujolais, return to your ship and enjoy lunch (B) where viticultural tradition runs deep. aboard as we cruise to Viviers, an See the legendary Moulin-à-Vent, engaging little town in a mountainous the windmill that gives its name to setting. After dinner, join your Program one of the most prestigious wines Director for an evening stroll through Key of the region, learn about the art Old Town with its medieval and of winemaking in a small museum Renaissance buildings. (B, L, D) Example of Optional Shore Excursion and enjoy a tasting in one of the 120

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LYO N & PROV EN CE | Lyon to Avignon

2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 24, 26 Apr 2

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$4,595

$4,695

$4,795

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS

Dijon 3 NIGHTS—FROM $1,339 PER PERSON Continue your discovery of provincial France with four days in the legendary region of Burgundy, whose 14th-century opulence dazzled Europe. Set out into the wine-growing countryside to taste Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune wines. A city tour of Dijon, a guided Burgundy wine excursion and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included in this fully escorted program.

Paris

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N Be enchanted by the romance of France’s capital. Stroll along the famed Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the “City of Light,” dine at a Parisian bistro or enjoy an evening at a cabaret. Three nights at the Saint James Albany Paris Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

French Riviera

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,149 P E R P E R S O N Discover even more of southern France on the French Riviera. A city tour introduces you to the Mediterranean city of Nice; stroll through Old Town and its tree-lined boulevards. During free time, relax on the famous beaches of the Côte d’Azur, or visit Cannes or legendary Monaco. Three nights at the Le Méridien Nice (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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LYON & PROVENCE 8 days | 6 ports | Avignon to Lyon Sail the scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas of France’s countryside. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colourful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins in Vienne. Stroll the cobbled streets of Arles that inspired Vincent van Gogh. And visit Avignon, the “City of Popes”. Learn about the region’s time-honoured wine-making traditions, sample Beaujolais varietals and try world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.

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LYO N & PROV EN CE | Avignon to Lyon

Cruise Paris

If you add the Paris extension, transfer from Lyon to Paris. SEINE

N

Dijon FRANCE SAÔNE

Tournon Viviers

Lyon RHÔNE Vienne RHÔNE

Avignon Arles Nice TEM PL E OF A U G U STU S A N D L I V I A , V I E N N E

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1

Avignon Arrive in Avignon and embark your ship; free time to relax or explore this quaint town

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2

Arles Walking tour featuring Les Arènes amphitheatre, a UNESCO Site; free time or optional private painting class, inspired by Van Gogh, to Arles and St. Remy

• 7 guided tours with audio headset

Day 3

Avignon Guided walk featuring Pont d’Avignon and a tour of Palace of the Popes, a UNESCO Site; free time or optional Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery tour

Day 4

Viviers Walking tour of Viviers’ Old Town with its medieval and Renaissance buildings. Rhône River scenic afternoon cruising to Tournon

Day 5

Tournon Take a ride on the Train de l’Ardèche, evening guided walk through Old Town of Vienne featuring the Temple of Augustus and Livia and the Roman amphitheatre

Day 6

Lyon Tour Lyon, a UNESCO Site, including a visit to the Basilica of Notre Dame, and continue on a guided walk through Vieux Lyon (Old Town)

Day 7

Lyon Take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Beaujolais, learn about the art of winemaking, and enjoy a tasting in one of the Beaujolais’s famous cellars

Day 8

Lyon After breakfast, disembark and proceed to Lyon airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in France with three exciting nights in Paris, one of the world’s most romantic cities, or three nights in Dijon.

• All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Sample a variety of French cheeses; find out how to make your own fondant au chocolat; try some Beaujolais wines; enjoy lively French accordion tunes; attend lectures on current affairs and the painters of Provence; visit a local market • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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LYON & PROVENCE 8 day cruise with 7 guided tours DAY 3 Avignon, France This morning, set out on a guided walk of Avignon, nicknamed “City of Popes” because it was home to seven popes from 1309 to 1377. Stroll through the historic centre, stop at the picturesque Pont d’Avignon and walk the Place de l’Horloge. Continue to the renowned Palace of the Popes for a guided tour through this rambling maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace. After the tour, enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring Avignon. Châteauneuf-du Pape Tour & Tasting Explore the town named for its “Pope’s New Castle,” its centuries-old vineyard and its superb wines.

WINE TOUR

DAY 1 Avignon, France Fly to Marseille. Transfer from the airport to your ship, docked in Avignon. After boarding, take free time to explore this quaint town on the scenic Rhône River, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get orientated. (D) DAY 2 Arles, France Disembark after breakfast and take a walking tour of Arles with its diverse architectural highlights. Experience the city’s vibrant colours and striking quality of light that have inspired artists. Arles is also the site of some impressive Roman ruins, including Les Arènes, an arena that seats 20,000 and is still in use, as well as Romanesque monuments such as the Church of Saint-Trôphime, completed in the 15th century.

Lunch and dinner are served aboard your ship. Late this evening, arrive in Viviers, a quaint town in a mountainous setting. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Viviers, France This morning join a walking tour of Viviers’ Old Town with its medieval and Renaissance buildings. Once a 5th-century Roman settlement, today the cobbled streets are dominated by the 12th-century St. Vincent Cathedral. Set sail to Tournon during lunch, docking just after dinner. Enjoy a stroll under the plane trees lining the riverbanks before retiring for the evening. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 Tournon & Vienne, France All aboard the Train de l’Ardèche this morning for a locomotive ride through the deep gorges of the Ardèche plateau, cut by the Doux River. You’ll Van Gogh’s Arles & St. Rémy Attend a private painting class, inspired return to your ship and enjoy lunch aboard as we cruise past dramatic by the famous Impressionist, and landscapes. Arrive in Vienne this glimpse the places van Gogh created afternoon, a beautiful town with an his masterpieces. ancient Roman past. Visit the Temple Return aboard for lunch followed by an of Augustus and Livia, the Roman amphitheatre and the Gothic Cathedral afternoon on your own to explore or shop for handcrafted gifts. As always, of St. Maurice on a walking tour before dinner aboard the ship. We remain your Program Director can help you docked in Vienne this evening. (B, L, D) plan your free time. (B, L, D) 124

DAY 6 Lyon, France After breakfast, disembark in Lyon for a tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin with a drive to the top of Fourvière Hill for amazing views of the city. Continue with a guided visit to the Basilica of Notre Dame and drive through town past the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral and the Palace of Justice. Then take a walking tour through the cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon (Old Town), with free time to shop for souvenirs or sample some of the fine French cuisine for which Lyon is world famous. Abbey of Cluny Visit the picturesque Burgundy town of Cluny, known for its magnificent medieval abbey ruins. (B, L, D) DAY 7 Lyon & Beaujolais Wine Tour After breakfast, take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Beaujolais, where viticultural tradition runs deep. See the legendary Moulin-à-Vent, the windmill that gives its name to one of the most prestigious wines of the region, learn about the art of winemaking in a small museum and enjoy a tasting in one of the Beaujolais’s famous cellars. Return to your ship for lunch. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Lyon, France After breakfast, disembark and proceed to Lyon airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in France with three exciting nights in Dijon or three nights in Paris. (B)

Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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LYO N & PROV EN CE | Avignon to Lyon

2019 CRUISES

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 19, 26, 31 Apr 2

FRENCH EXPLORER VERANDA VERANDA BALCONY VERANDA SUITE SUITE (B) (A) (C) (AA) (ES)

$4,595

$4,695

$4,795

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS

French Riviera

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,149 P E R P E R S O N Discover even more of southern France on the French Riviera. A city tour introduces you to the Mediterranean city of Nice; stroll through Old Town and its tree-lined boulevards. During free time, relax on the famous beaches of the Côte d’Azur, or visit Cannes or legendary Monaco. Three nights at the Le Méridien Nice (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Paris

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N Be enchanted by the romance of France’s capital. Stroll along the famed Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the “City of Light,” dine at a Parisian bistro or enjoy an evening at a cabaret. Three nights at the Saint James Albany Paris Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Dijon 3 NIGHTS—FROM $1,339 PER PERSON Continue your discovery of provincial France with four days in the legendary region of Burgundy, whose 14th-century opulence dazzled Europe. Set out into the wine-growing countryside to taste Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune wines. A city tour of Dijon, a guided Burgundy wine excursion and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included in this fully escorted program.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

Call us on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or contact your local travel agent

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FR ANCE’S FINEST 15 days | 11 ports | Paris to Avignon Pay your respects at Normandy’s World War II beaches. Walk in Jeanne d’Arc’s footsteps at Rouen. Luxuriate in Paris’s sophistication. Savour Lyon’s culinary heritage. Toast the Beaujolais vineyards. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Celebrate the Provençal lifestyle. Art, cuisine, style, joie de vivre—if you love everything Français, this is for you: a 15 day journey that combines our popular Paris & the Heart of Normandy and Lyon and Provence cruises into one tour de force.

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FR A N CE’S FI N ES T |

Paris to Avignon

Juno Beach Les Andelys Gold Beach Rouen Giverny Omaha Beach Mantes-la-Jolie Paris Vernon Normandy SEINE

SAÔNE

FRANCE Burgundy

RHÔNE

Lyon Vienne Tournon Provence Viviers RHÔNE

Cruise Train

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Avignon Arles Nice

VERN O N G A RD E N S

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Paris Arrive in Paris, embark your ship; free time

• 15 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2 Paris Panoramic city tour & free time; optional Louvre tour Day 3 Vernon Monet Foundation excursion touring the home and gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny; free time to stroll the provincial town of Vernon

• 14 guided tours with audio headset

Day 4 Rouen Walking tour through medieval city and market visit

• All onboard meals: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners, featuring regional specialties

Day 5 Rouen Normandy Beaches and D-Day museum excursion; evening at leisure

• Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks with onboard dinner & lunch

Day 6 Les Andelys Guided walk to Château Gaillard

• Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 7 Paris Château de Malmaison visit Day 8 Paris Disembark your ship; transfer to Lyon via train  Lyon

Board your ship; free time

Day 9 Lyon Tour of city, a UNESCO Site, with guided walk through Vieux Lyon; free time Day 10 Lyon Excursion to the Beaujolais wine region, learn about the art of winemaking and enjoy a tasting Day 11

Vienne Guided walking tour of Vienne; free time

• Culture Curriculum: Learn about and sample a variety of French cheeses; try some Burgundian wines; attend lectures on Jeanne d’Arc & French Impressionists; learn to say a few words en Français; enjoy a concert of popular French tunes; visit a local market

 Tournon Rhone River scenic afternoon cruising to Tournon

• All port charges

Day 12 Tournon Take a ride on the Train de l’Ardèche

• Free Wi-Fi

 Viviers Evening guided walk through Old Town

• All onboard gratuities and tipping

Day 13 Avignon Guided walk featuring Pont d’Avignon and guided tour of Palace of the Popes, a UNESCO Site

• Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air

Day 14 Arles Walking tour featuring Les Arènes amphitheatre, a UNESCO Site

• In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers

Day 15

Avignon After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your flight home. Or, extend your journey with three nights in the French Riviera

• No credit card surcharges

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FR ANCE’S FINEST 15 day cruise with 14 guided tours in 1 country Day 1 Paris, France Welcome to Paris, romance capital of the world. Transfer from the airport to your ship. After boarding, take free time to explore Paris, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. (D)

Day 12 Tournon, France All aboard the Train de l’Ardèche this morning for a locomotive ride through Day 7 Paris, France the deep gorges of the Ardèche This morning, disembark for a visit plateau, cut by the Doux River. You’ll to Chateau de Malmaison, where return to your ship and enjoy lunch Napoleon Bonaparte spent his final aboard as we cruise to Viviers, an days in France. Or, join an optional tour engaging little town in a mountainous Day 2 Paris, France to the luxurious Palace of Versailles, setting. After dinner, join your Program This morning, embark on a tour of former home of Louis XIV. (B, L, D) Director for an evening stroll through this dazzling city and take in its most Old Town with its medieval and remarkable sights, including the iconic Day 8 Paris, France Renaissance buildings. (B, L, D) Eiffel Tower. Commence your cruise on This morning, disembark and enjoy a leisurely train ride from Paris through the Seine this evening. (B, D) Day 13 Avignon, France the countryside of east central France to This morning, set out on a guided Day 3 Vernon, France Lyon to board your second ship, where walk of Avignon, stroll through the Wake up in Vernon and take a a Welcome Dinner is served. (B, D) historic centre, stop at the picturesque short ride into the town of Giverny Pont d’Avignon and walk the Place Day 9 Lyon, France and visit the beautiful gardens and de l’Horloge. Enjoy a guided tour at Today you’ll tour the city of Lyon, a charming stone farmhouse of Claude the Palace of the Popes. Afternoon UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin Monet; see the water garden with at leisure or you can join the optional with a drive to the top of Fourvière the recognizable Japanese bridge and tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, visiting Hill for amazing views of the city. water lilies. Arrive in Vernon in the the vineyards and tasting the famous Continue with a guided visit to the evening. (B, L, D) wine. (B, L, D) Basilica of Notre Dame and drive past Day 4 Rouen, France the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral and Day 14 Arles, France You’ll spend the afternoon in the the Palace of Justice. On a walking tour After breakfast take a walking tour medieval city of Rouen, with a walking through the cobbled streets of Vieux of Arles with its diverse architectural tour through the Old Town; see the Lyon (Old Town), you’ll have free time highlights. Arles is also the site of some 14th-century courthouse where Joan to shop for souvenirs or sample some impressive Roman ruins, including of Arc was sentenced to death and the of the fine local cuisine. (B, L, D) Les Arènes, an arena that seats nearby Market Square where she was 20,000 and is still in use, as well as martyred. Dine aboard or at a sidewalk Day 10 Lyon, France Romanesque monuments such as the After breakfast, take a scenic drive café. Your ship remains docked Church of Saint-Trôphime, completed through the rolling hills of Beaujolais, overnight. (B, L, D) in the 15th century. Return aboard where viticultural tradition runs deep. for lunch followed by an afternoon Day 5 Normandy, France Learn about the art of winemaking in on your own to explore or shop for Today take a full-day tour to the a small museum and enjoy a tasting in handcrafted gifts. (B, L, D) historic beaches of Normandy. Drive one of the Beaujolais’s famous cellars. past Gold Beach, Courseulles sur Mer Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. (B, Day 15 Avignon, France and Juno Beach on your way to visit L, D) After breakfast, disembark and such World War II landmarks as Omaha proceed to the Marseille airport for Beach, the American Military Cemetery Day 11 Vienne, France your return flight. Or, extend your This morning enjoy a walking tour and Arromanches Debarkment D-Day journey with three nights in the French of Vienne, a beautiful town with an Museum. Return to your ship for Riviera (B) ancient Roman past. Visit the Temple dinner and relax aboard, or take an of Augustus and Livia, the Roman evening stroll in Rouen. (B, L, D) amphitheatre and the Gothic Cathedral Day 6 Les Andelys, France of St. Maurice. In the afternoon, enjoy In Les Andelys visit the town’s the rolling vine-clad banks of the river, imposing castle, Château Gaillard, built as you sail through its wide meanders in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. After to Tournon. After dinner, enjoy a stroll lunch, join a guided walk to this fatally along the riverbanks under the plane flawed masterpiece of Middle Ages trees. (B, L, D) 128

architecture before returning to your ship. (B, L, D)

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FR A N CE’S FI N ES T |

Paris to Avignon

Paris to Avignon or Avignon to Paris 2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS Mar 19, 26 Apr 2

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flights and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Paris

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $999 P E R P E R S O N Become enchanted by the romance of France’s capital. Browse the art in the Louvre or stroll along the famed Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the “City of Light,” dine at a Parisian bistro or enjoy an evening at a cabaret. Three nights in the First-Class Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

French Riviera

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 1,149 P E R P E R S O N Discover even more of southern France on the French Riviera; relax on the famous beaches of the Côte d’Azur or visit legendary Monaco. Three nights in the First-Class Le Méridien Nice (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour of Nice and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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CHÂTEAUX, RIVERS & WINE 8 days | 6 ports | Bordeaux–Saint-Émilion–Bordeaux Caressed by Atlantic breezes, the vineyards that cover the rolling hills along the rivers of the Bordeaux region have for centuries produced France’s most remarkable wines. Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux are but a handful of the appellations that make Bordeaux wines world-famous. At the region’s heart, the city of Bordeaux stretches along the river bank, inviting visitors to savour its grand architecture, tempting cafés and superb museums. Celebrate joie de vivre in this land of wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers.

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Loire Valley

Paris

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Pauillac

Bordeaux GARONNE

Arcachon

Blaye Bourg

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ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Bordeaux Arrive in Bordeaux and embark your ship; free time to relax or explore this beautiful city

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2 Bordeaux Tour of city centre, a UNESCO Site, featuring Place de la Bourse, the neoclassical Grand Theatre and several spectacular churches

• 6 guided tours with audio headset

 Garonne River Scenic cruising to Cadillac Day 3 Cadillac Morning tour of the small town of Cadillac; excursion to Sauternes wine region and wine tasting; afternoon cruising Day 4 Libourne Libourne guided walk; tour of Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO Site, and Pomerol wine region; optional truffle or wine tasting excursions available Day 5 Blaye Tour of Blaye’s 17th century citadel, a UNESCO Site; free time  Bourg Afternoon at leisure to stroll the village of Bourg or optional excursion to the medieval town of Cognac, birthplace of the world’s best known brandy Day 6 Pauillac Médoc & Margaux wine country tour with several wine tasting opportunities; travel through the rolling vineyards for dinner at Château Kirwan Day 7

Bordeaux Morning cruising; afternoon at leisure giving you time to appreciate the town’s architecture, cuisine and wine apellations; optional excursion to Arcachon or a food market visit with a Viking Chef

Day 8 Bordeaux After a final onboard breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your flight home. Or, extend your journey with three nights in the Loire Valley.

• All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy a wide sampling of Bordeaux wines, participate in classes from a master sommelier, learn ‘how to say it in French,’ and how to pair the perfect wine with every meal • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

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CHÂTEAUX, RIVERS & WINE 8 day cruise with 7 guided tours DAY 1 Bordeaux, France Arrive in Bordeaux and embark your ship. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore Bordeaux on your own. Second only to Paris in French historic monuments, Bordeaux’s thoughtfully preserved 18th-century urban areas make it a desirable film location, and its graceful port on the Garonne River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We remain docked overnight. (D) DAY 2 Bordeaux & Cadillac, France Tour the city centre this morning and see some of Bordeaux’s highlights, including the Place des Quinconces, one of the largest squares in Europe; the neoclassical Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux; and several spectacular churches. Visit the Musée d’Aquitaine for a guided tour of the collections that highlight the region’s triangular trade route and Bordeaux’s position in it. Later this afternoon, we sail upstream along the Garonne River to Cadillac, a small town with a towering castle that gave its name to the American car brand. (B, L, D) DAY 3 Cadillac (Sauternes), France Begin your day with a tour of Cadillac then head across the river for your excursion to Sauternes where you will learn how the area’s sweet dessert wines are made, and taste some examples during your tour. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Libourne (Saint-Émilion), France Disembark this morning for a leisurely stroll to Libourne’s picturesque city square, lined with buildings dating as far back as the 16th century; or take part in one of two optional excursions: an exploration of the Bergerac area in the Dordogne to learn more about truffles, a great French delicacy; or a wine tasting at a nearby château, of some local vintages from the SaintÉmilion and Pomerol appellations. Later, take a tour to Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you see the town’s superb medieval 132

lanes and delightful views of the surrounding vineyards from the upper town. Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the town’s streets and shops. (B, L, D) DAY 5 Blaye & Bourg, France Blaye boasts an extraordinary 17th-century citadel, dramatically set on a rock beside the river, incorporating the ruins of an ancient Gothic château that contains the tomb of Charibert II, king of Aquitaine. Legend has it that the Frankish hero Roland, who served Charlemagne, is also buried here. The citadel of Blaye, its city walls and two other forts are collectively listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a guided tour of the citadel, then enjoy some free time in Blaye. A Taste of Cognac: Camus Learn the history of Cognac and sample the cherished brandy during a Privileged Access visit to a distillery in its namesake town. Return aboard for lunch, and later take an afternoon stroll through the historic village of Bourg. (B, L, D) DAY 6 Pauillac (Margaux), France We sail downstream this morning, passing islands and gentle slopes, arriving in Pauillac in the early afternoon. Enjoy a wine country tour featuring several wine-tasting opportunities, including the area’s famous full-flavoured Margaux. Travel through the rolling vineyard-laced hills to dinner at a château, accompanied by the château’s own wines. Relax aboard your ship this evening, or explore Pauillac’s marina and the Plaza Lafayette, where the Marquis de Lafayette set sail to the New World. Pauillac, the undisputed capital of the Médoc wine region, is home to Châteaux Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild, among others. Before returning to your ship, catch a glimpse of the Île de Patiras lighthouse in the middle of the Gironde. (B, L, D)

TOU R TH E VIN EYA R D S

DAY 7 Bordeaux, France Relax aboard your ship this morning as we make our way back to Bordeaux. You have the afternoon at leisure, giving you more time to appreciate the well-preserved architecture of Jacques Ange Gabriel and son, and to taste the city’s cuisine and wine appellations. Perhaps pick up a few bottles to take home with you. You won’t want to miss the Place de la Bourse, with its mirror-like reflecting pool, impressive by day but absolutely stunning at night. Arcachon: A Day on the Bay Travel to the Atlantic coast and the elegant resort town of Arcachon to experience the daily life of the oyster farmer. (B, L, D) DAY 8 Bordeaux, France After a final onboard breakfast, disembark and we take you to the airport for your flight home. Or, extend your journey with three nights in the Loire Valley. (B) Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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CH ÂT E AUX , R I V ER S & W I N E | Bordeaux–Saint- Émilion – Bordeaux

2019 CRUISES VIKING LONGSHIPS

FRENCH STANDARD STANDARD BALCONY (F) (E) (D)

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Loire Valley

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,449 P E R P E R S O N

Discover France’s amazing and beautifully scenic Loire Valley. After one night in Paris, drive through the scenic countryside to Orléans, a UNESCO Site. Visit two of the region’s best-known and most beautiful châteaux: Chambord and Chenonceau. One night at the Le Méridien Étoile Paris and two nights at the Clarion Château Belmont (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided tours of Orléans and Poitiers plus châteaux visits and hotel/ship transfers are included in this fully escorted package.

Paris

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 999 P E R P E R S O N

Be enchanted by the romance of France’s capital. Browse the art in the Louvre or stroll along the famed Champs-Élysées. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the “City of Light,” dine at a Parisian bistro or enjoy an evening at a cabaret. Three nights at the Le Méridien Étoile (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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RHONE EXPLORER 8 days | 6 ports | Lyon to Lyon Follow the trade routes of centuries old as you explore the beautiful French countryside along the Rhône River. Discover Roman ruins in Vienne and Lyon and walk in the footsteps of van Gogh in Arles. Visit one of France’s most celebrated wine-producing regions on a tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Or, immerse yourself in the history of Avignon and marvel at the Roman feat of engineering, the Pont du Gard. This eight day cruise encapsulates France’s bucolic charm.

Paris

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED SEINE

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 6 guided tours with audio headset FRANCE SAÔNE

Lyon Vienne

Cruise

Tournon

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Avignon Arles

• All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and softdrinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

ITINER ARY Day 1

Lyon Arrive in Lyon and embark your ship; free time to relax or explore the city on your own

Day 2 Viviers Walking tour of Viviers’ Old Town once a 5thcentury Roman settlement; scenic cruising Day 3

Arles On a morning tour, view the impressive Roman ruins of Arles featuring Les Arènes amphitheatre, a UNESCO site; afternoon at leisure

Day 4 Avignon Guided walk inclduing a tour of the renowned Palace of the Popes; free time or join an optional tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape Day 5 Tournon Take a ride on the Train de l’Ardèche for a locomotive ride Day 6 Vienne Morning guided tour of Vienne; free time to explore; scenic sailing to Lyon

• Culture Curriculum: Sample a variety of French cheeses; find out how to make your own fondant au chocolat; try some Beaujolais wines; enjoy lively French accordion tunes • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • In Explorer Suite category, enjoy complimentary Silver Spirits Package plus private airport transfers • No credit card surcharges

Day 7 Lyon Tour Lyon, a UNESCO Site; guided walking tour through Vieux Lyon (Old Town); free time Day 8

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Lyon After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or extend your time in France with a three night stay in Paris, the Burgundy wine region or a trip through the Alps to Chamonix and Geneva.

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RH O N E E X PLORER |

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Lyon – Lyon

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Burgundy’s Vineyards

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $1,669 P E R P E R S O N

Explore the grandeur of Dijon and discover the world-renowned wine country of Burgundy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with visits to the impressive Ducal Palace, the local market designed by Eiffel and the beautiful Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Three nights in the Mercure Dijon Centre Clémenceau Hotel (or similar), six meals including daily breakfasts, Dijon city walk, full day Burgundy wine country excursion, Pérouges walking tour, and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

French Alps & Geneva

4 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 2,469 P E R P E R S O N

Discover the pristine mountain air and breathtaking views of Annecy and Chamonix, and explore the rich culture and international atmosphere of Geneva, European home to the United Nations. Two nights in Chamonix – Hôtel l’Héliopic (or similar) and two nights in Geneva - Intercontinental Hotel (or similar), seven meals including daily breakfasts, guided tours of Montreux and Geneva, wine tasting at the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, cogwheel train to the summit of Gornergrat, Mont Blanc express train from Chamonix to Martigny, and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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PORTUGAL Romans and Moors, Berbers, Vandals and Visigoths. Through the times, many cultures have conquered their share of the rich Iberian Peninsula. Like rings on a tree, each culture has left its indelible marks, leaving behind iconic architecture, historic sites and traditions, art and music. Explore the maze of winding alleys in search of the haunting lament of the fado guitar. Keeping the old houses cool under the southern sun, the intricately patterned azulejo tiles adorn churches and palaces, restaurants and railway stations. Restore your soul over a glass of port and a plate of grilled sardines.

T O W ER B E LE M, LISB O N, PORTUGAL


PORTUGAL’S RIVER OF GOLD 10 days | 5 ports | Lisbon to Porto Discover one of Europe’s most pristine destinations—Portugal. Begin by exploring the capital city of Lisbon, then proceed to Porto at the mouth of the Douro River. The river takes you on a winding easterly course between steeply terraced vineyards, stopping at ports of call with charming town squares, colourful castles, baroque mansions, historic monasteries and the medieval city of Salamanca, Spain. See unspoiled vistas and sample Portuguese specialties like salt cod, hearty soups and stews and of course the area’s sensational port and tawny wines.

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A GE D P O RT W I N E

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Lisbon Arrive in Lisbon and check-in to your hotel; free time to explore

• 8 day river cruise with river-view stateroom

Day 2 Lisbon Panoramic city tour featuring the Tower of Belém & Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO Site; free time

• 2 nights at Lisbon’s Hotel Tivoli Lisboa (or similar)

Day 3 Porto Hotel check-out; scenic motor coach transfer via Coimbra; embark your ship; evening at leisure

• 8 guided tours with audio headset

Day 4 Porto Tour of city centre, a UNESCO Site; port wine tasting; afternoon free time or optional Guimarães excursion Day 5 Régua Excursion to Vila Real; guided tour of Mateus Palace and Gardens Pinhão Quinta do Seixo excursion and wine tasting; Portuguese folkloric music show Day 6 Douro River Scenic morning cruising

• All onboard meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties, plus hotel breakfasts • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Vega de Terrón Evening at leisure

• Culture Curriculum: Sample some local port wines; enjoy a folkloric music performance; learn about wine-making traditions and Portuguese history; attend a flamenco show

Day 8 Douro River Scenic cruising

• All port charges

Pinhão Lunch & wine tasting at Quinta da Avessada in the Douro Wine District, a UNESCO Site; visit to traditional bakery & guided museum tour

• Free Wi-Fi

Barca d’Alva Castelo Rodrigo excursion Day 7 Barca d’Alva Full-day excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO Site; guided city tour; lunch & flamenco show; afternoon free time

Day 9 Régua Excursion to Lamego featuring the Sanctuary of Our Lady and its baroque staircase Porto Evening at leisure

• All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

Day 10 Porto After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in the region with a two night extension to Braga, Portugal and Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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PORTUGAL’S RIVER OF GOLD 10 day cruise/tour with 8 guided tours Day 1 Lisbon, Portugal Welcome to Lisbon; transfer to the superior first-class Hotel Tivoli Lisboa (or similar) in the heart of Lisbon. Day 2 Lisbon, Portugal After breakfast, embark on a half-day tour of Lisbon. Begin at Belém with a tour of the Jerónimos Monastery, one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese late Gothic Manueline style of architecture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Tower of Belém that you also explore. National Tile Museum Learn about the history of Portugal’s finely made decorative tiles and try your hand at making your own. (B)

Palace. This stunning baroque palace was the home of the last count of Vila Real; its richly appointed interiors and priceless objects on display will astonish you, as will the palace’s enchanting formal gardens featuring cedar-lined walkways, sculpted hedges and serene bodies of water. (B, L, D) Day 6 Barca d’Alva, Portugal We sail east along the Douro and see dramatic rock formations, picturesque terraced vineyards and graceful bridges; and pass through two of the river’s locks at the Valeira and Pocinho Dams. We arrive at Barca d’Alva, not far from the Spanish border, during lunchtime. This afternoon, enjoy a tour to Castelo Rodrigo, located approximately 2,200 feet above sea level and surrounded by almond trees. The streets are narrow and steep, and its houses still present 16th-century facades including the distinctively Portuguese Manueline-style windows. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Porto, Portugal Check out of your hotel and take a scenic ride to Porto. You will stop for lunch in Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. After boarding, you can relax and get settled Day 7 Salamanca, Spain in your stateroom before a welcome Today you have a full-day excursion cocktail and dinner is served. (B, L, D) to Salamanca, Spain. This ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Day 4 Porto, Portugal living museum of the Middle Ages; Take a city tour of Porto, whose yet it is also a cosmopolitan and historic centre is a UNESCO World multicultural city. Take a ride through Heritage Site. Admire its graceful the countryside to Salamanca, then bridges, baroque cathedrals and spend time exploring the shops and romantic 16th through 19th-century cafés of the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) buildings nestled together on narrow on your own. Your afternoon guided cobbled streets. Visit a typical port city tour takes you to the Gothic House making facility, then return to your ship of Shells, the 13th-century Salamanca for lunch. University and the New Cathedral, built from 1513 through to 1733. The Old Historic Guimarães Cathedral still exists and can be visited Visit the nation’s first capital, a city during free time. (B, D) beloved to the Portuguese, to view its medieval quarter of palaces, Day 8 Pinhão, Portugal monasteries and squares. We sail west along the Douro, passing (B, L, D) some of the area’s quintas (vineyards), then disembark for a scenic drive up to Day 5 Régua, Portugal the little village of Favaios, and make This morning we sail along the Douro, our way to one of the last traditional arriving late morning in Régua. After bakeries in the Douro River Valley. lunch, disembark for a tour to Vila Discover how bread was made in the Real, site of the extraordinary Mateus old days and how it tasted with a 140

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sample fresh from the oven. Continue for lunch at Quinta da Avessada, a rustic centuries-old winery in the heart of the Douro Wine District a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sample some local varieties of port, such as muscatel. (B, L, D) Day 9 Régua, Portugal Arrive in Régua after breakfast then disembark for a visit to Lamego, a small town known for its baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, dating back to the 14th century and still used by pilgrims today. Visit the shrine, decorated with exquisite tilework in the Moorish manner, and descend the grand baroque staircase. You’ll also see the town’s Gothic cathedral and the ruins of 12th-century Lamego Castle with its unusual vaulted cistern. (B, L, D) Day 10 Porto, Portugal After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in the region with a two night extension to Braga, Portugal and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (B) Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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2019 CRUISES VIKING HEMMING, TORGIL, OSFRID, HELGRIM Mar 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 Apr 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30 May 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31 Jun 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30 Jul 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30 Aug 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31 Sep 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 Oct 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27 , 29 Nov 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23

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Madrid 3 NIGHTS—FROM $999 PER PERSON Explore Spain’s royal capital of grand plazas and elegant architecture. Step into the city’s Hapsburg past and venture to the city of Toledo—home to the masterful painter El Greco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—during an optional tour. Three nights at the InterContinental Madrid (or similar), daily breakfasts, a city tour of Madrid and all transfers between your hotel and ship are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

Lisbon

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 699 P E R P E R S O N Extend your time in Portugal’s historic and cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon. A guided walking tour takes you through the city. An optional tour offers a scenic ride to nearby Sintra and its monastery and castle. Stroll the Bairro Alto and enjoy local museums. Two nights at the Hotel Tivoli Lisboa (or similar), daily breakfasts, walking tour and transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge.

Road to Santiago

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N Discover Spain’s spectacular Santiago de Compostela, whose city centre is a UNESCO Site. See the Cathedral of St. James and Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Stop in Braga, Portugal, to tour the pilgrimage church of Bom Jesus and its famous baroque zigzag stairway. Two nights at the NH Collection (or similar), daily breakfasts, Santiago and Braga tours and transfers are included, along with the services of a dedicated Viking concierge. All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-AA 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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EGYPT Imagine the wisdom and skill of the Egyptians of ten thousand years ago and more. Hieroglyphics send us a 5,000-year-old postcard. The pyramids and the Great Sphinx, a wealth of statues, sculptures and murals are there still, mystifying modern-day earthlings with their unique magnificence. For the past century or so, archeological interest in ancient Egypt has run high, especially following the 1922 discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings. A cruise along the life-giving Nile River is like time travel. Welcome aboard.


PHAR AOHS & PYR AMIDS 12 days | 5 ports | Cairo-Luxor-Cairo See the Great Pyramids of Giza, last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Explore Luxor and Karnak, then ride a hot air balloon over the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. Be moved by the lovely Temple of Isis at Philae, accessible only by boat. Behold Abu Simbel, perched above Lake Nasser, then cruise this serene waterway. The Nile is Egypt’s lifeblood, and our 12-day sojourn offers a comprehensive Nile cruisetour.

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DAY 1

Cairo Arrive in Cairo and check in to your hotel; free time

• 7 night Nile River cruise with riverview stateroom

DAY 2

Cairo Guided visit to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara; tour Great Pyramids and Sphinx; camel ride

DAY 3

Cairo Panoramic city tour with the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; Citadel & Mosque of Muhammad Ali; optional Khan el-Khalili souk visit

• 3 nights in Cairo: first class Ritz Carlton Nile; 1 night in Cairo: superior first class Cairo City Stars (or similar)

DAY 4

Cairo Fly to Luxor; Temples of Karnak and Luxor tour

Luxor Embark ship; optional visit to the Luxor Library and Heritage Center

DAY 5

Luxor Optional morning hot air balloon ride; Valley of the Kings tour; Hatshepsut Temple visit

DAY 6

Qena Guided visit to the Dendera Temple complex

DAY 7

Esna Tour the Temple of Khnum

DAY 8

Aswan Morning at leisure or optional tour to Abu Simbel; felucca ride on the Nile and spice market visit

DAY 9

Aswan Panoramic city tour featuring the Aswan High Dam, Temple of Isis, Nubian Village, elementary school and home-hosted visit

Nile River Scenic cruising

Kom Ombo Tour of Kom Ombo Temple

DAY 10

Edfu Temple of Horus guided visit

Nile River Scenic cruising

Luxor Optional sound and light show

DAY 11

Luxor Fly to Cairo

Cairo Hotel check-in; afternoon at leisure

DAY 12

Cairo After breakfast, depart to Cairo airport. Or, extend your time in the region with a four night extension to Jerusalem or Jordan-Petra, Dead Sea and Amman.

• 11 guided tours led by experienced Egyptologists • Included meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Intra-Egypt flights • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy the indepth narration by our Egyptologist guides; attend a Nubian evening event aboard; ride a camel • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • No credit card surcharges

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PHAR AOHS & PYR AMIDS 12 day cruise/tour with 11 guided tours DAY 1 Cairo, Egypt Arrive in Egypt, the cradle of civilisation, then transfer to the Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo (or similar) on the banks of the Nile for a 3-night stay. DAY 2 Cairo, Egypt This morning we take an excursion to the necropolis at Sakkara to see the world’s oldest step pyramid. After a typical Egyptian lunch, continue to Giza Plateau to behold the only Wonder of the Ancient World still standing: the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. There, you experience the “ships of the desert” with a camel ride. Giza Pyramids & Sphinx Witness one of the most iconic landmarks in the world on the Giza Plateau. (B, L, D)

of Ramses III. Walk through its monumental peristyle hall decorated with complex hieroglyphics. Hot Air Balloon Ride Rise above the Nile’s west bank for spectacular sunrise views. (B, L, D) DAY 6 Edfu, Egypt This morning, ride in a horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon god, built in Edfu during the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Have lunch aboard the ship while sailing toward Kom Ombo. There, you take a guided tour of the unusual double temple dedicated to the sky god Haroeris and the crocodile god Sobek, a protective deity thought to have created the world. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 Aswan, Egypt After breakfast, visit the small, elegant Philae sanctuary, dedicated to Isis, DAY 3 Cairo, Egypt rescued from the rising waters. This morning, tour Cairo’s Museum This temple is one of the Nubian of Egyptian Antiquities and admire its monuments that comprise a UNESCO huge collection of artefacts, then visit the famous gallery displaying the riches World Heritage Site. Tour the Nubian Museum to view treasures salvaged of King Tutankhamun. A guided walk from temples and monuments flooded takes you to landmarks like the iconic by the Aswan Dam; the museum’s Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of gardens are beautifully landscaped Muhammad Ali. (B) with terraced waterfalls. (B, L, D) DAY 4 Luxor, Egypt DAY 8 Abu Simbel, Egypt Fly to Luxor, where history will After a final breakfast on board be brought to life by our expert Egyptologist. Visit the Great Temples of your ship, disembark and fly to Abu Luxor and Karnak, long buried beneath Simbel, before proceeding directly to the temples. These magnificent desert sands, and walk through structures, renowned for their four monumental peristyles and examine giant seated figures, were built in the the hieroglyphics illustrating how 13th century BC by Ramses II and are ancient Egyptians lived. Proceed to your Nile cruise ship for check-in and a thought to depict him and his queen, Nefertari. The colossal structures welcome lunch. (B, L, D) were dismantled and moved to this DAY 5 Luxor, Egypt new location during construction of Upon arrival, visit the Valley of the the Aswan High Dam, which created Kings and the Mortuary Temple of Lake Nasser, a major engineering feat. Queen Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s After exploring the temples on your few female rulers and most successful own, check in on your second ship for pharaohs, on the Nile’s west bank your Lake Nasser cruise and enjoy the opposite the city of Luxor. Also see afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D) Madīnat Habu, the Mortuary Temple 146

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DAY 9 Kasr Ibrim & Amada, Egypt This morning, we sail past the iconic Kasr Ibrim Fortress. Learn the story of the last Nubian monument remaining in its original location, and see it from the ship’s Sun Deck. This afternoon, tour the small but interesting Nubian Amada Temple. The oldest of the Lake Nasser temples, it houses a collection of brightly painted historical carvings. (B, L, D) DAY 10 Wadi el Seboua, Egypt Take a walk through the Valley of the Lions, lined with sphinxes. Then, tour the Temple of Dakka, dedicated to the ibis-headed Thoth, and the GrecoRoman Temple of Meharakka, both located at the Wadi el Seboua Temple Complex. (B, L, D) DAY 11 Aswan, Egypt After a leisurely onboard breakfast, disembark for a tour of the Temple of Kalabsha, which honors the androgynous Nubian sky and sun god, Mandulis. Afterward, you’ll see the Aswan High Dam, completed in the 1960s. After a local lunch, head to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. Check in to the superior first-class InterContinental Hotel Citystars Cairo (or similar) for one night, then enjoy free time. (B, L, D) DAY 12 Cairo, Egypt After breakfast, proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey for four nights in Jordan to see the “lost city” of Petra, the Dead Sea and the capital of Amman. (B) Key Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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PH A R AO HS & PY R A M I DS | Cairo - Luxor- Cairo

2019 CRUISES

VERANDA SUITE (AC)

VIKING RA Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 29 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug 23, 30 Sep 6, 13, 20 Sep 27 Oct 4, 11, 18 Oct 25 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6, 13, 20, 27

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Jerusalem

4 NIGHTS—FROM $2,699 PER PERSON Touch 6,000 years of history in Israel’s fascinating capital, Jerusalem. Visit historic, archaeological and holy sites, including the Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. Spend a full day exploring Jerusalem’s Old City, including the city wall and gates, and see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Four nights in the First-Class King David Jerusalem (or similar); eight meals, including daily breakfasts; three full-day tours; Tel Aviv–Cairo flight; and all transfers between your hotel and airport are included in this fully escorted program.

Jordan-Petra, Dead Sea and Amman 4 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 2 , 699 P E R P E R S O N Extend your travels in the Middle East to scenic, historic Jordan. See Roman antiquities at Jerash, Crusader-era castles at Kerak or Shobak, and the lost city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy guided tours of Petra, the Dead Sea and Jordan’s capital city, Amman. Two nights in the First-Class Petra Marriott Hotel (or similar) and one night each in the First-Class Crowne Plaza Dead Sea (or similar) and the First-Class Le Méridien Amman (or similar); eight meals, including daily breakfasts; three full-day tours; Cairo–Amman flight; and all transfers between your hotel and airport are included in this fully escorted program.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: AC-AA 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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CHINA & SOUTHEAST ASIA Asia’s rivers have long been the lifeblood of civilizations, their lush banks shaping the course of dynasties and nations. Stunning tableaux of green bamboo groves, farmlands grazed by water buffalos and emerald hills rising into misty mountains unfold along the Yangtze’s dramatic Three Gorges in China, and the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam. Asia of old lives along these shores, in floating markets, tiny villages and centuries-old temples.

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IMPERIAL JEWELS OF CHINA 14 days | 5 ports | Shanghai to Beijing This phenomenal itinerary presents China’s key highlights in just 13 days. Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai, China’s most cutting-edge, modern city. Cruise the legendary Yangtze river between Wuhan and Chongqing through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Gorges. You will also tour the Three Gorges Dam, an engineering marvel that has changed the face of China. Visit Xian and look into the faces of thousands of Terracotta Warriors. In Beijing, explore historic imperial treasures like the Forbidden City and Great Wall, and walk through Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue. Distinctive hotel stays and our deluxe Viking Emerald round out an amazing trip.

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Beijing CHINA

Bo Hai Yellow Sea

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Chongqing

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ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai and check in to your hotel; free time to relax or explore

• 7 day Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom

Day 2 Shanghai Old Shanghai/Bund tour; Shanghai Museum and free time; Chinese acrobatic performance

• 2 nights in Shanghai: Westin, RitzCarlton Portman or Jing An ShangriLa; 2 nights in Xian: Sheraton, Hilton or Crowne Plaza; 3 nights in Beijing: Kerry Hotel, Regent Beijing or Westin Chaoyang (or similar)

Day 3 Shanghai Fly to Wuhan

Wuhan Embark your ship

Day 4 Wuhan Hubei Provincial Museum and bronze bell performance; Day 5 Yueyang Viking Cruises school visit

• 11 guided tours with audio headset

Day 7 Three Gorges Wu & Qutang Gorges scenic cruising

• All meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners, featuring regional specialties with select meals at local restaurants, including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Lesser Three Gorges Lesser Three Gorges excursion

• Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 8 Shibaozhai Shibaozhai Temple tour and Yangtze River views

• Intra-China flights

Day 9 Chongqing Disembark; fly to Xian

• Culture Curriculum: Listen to the sound of the Hubei Bells; attend lectures on the Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam & current affairs; see a Chinese tea ceremony; learn a few Chinese words; hone your skills at mahjong and tai chi

Day 6 Three Gorges Xiling Gorge scenic cruising Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam lock transit and facility tour

Xian Hotel check-in & free time Day 10 Xian Visit the Terracotta Army, a UNESCO Site; optional Tang Dynasty dinner show Day 11 Xian Morning at leisure; fly to Beijing Beijing Hotel check-in and free time Day 12 Beijing Excursion to the Great Wall, a UNESCO Site; Sacred Way; optional Peking duck dinner

• All port charges

Day 13 Beijing Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City; optional performance from Peking Opera

• All onboard gratuities and tipping

Day 14 Beijing After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Consider extending your China journey with three nights in Hong Kong or two nights in Beijing.

• Free Wi-Fi • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

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IMPERIAL JEWELS OF CHINA 14 day cruise/tour with 11 guided tours Day 1 Shanghai, China Fly to Shanghai, China’s largest city, then check in to your hotel. See the modern financial district juxtaposed with the older sections of the city.

means for the Chinese people and the Yangtze. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Three Gorges, China During breakfast, cruise through Wu Day 2 Shanghai, China (“Witches”) Gorge, renowned for its This morning, tour Old Shanghai and magnificent scenery. Then, board a travel along the elegant Bund, stopping smaller boat for an excursion through to admire some of its historic buildings the Lesser Three Gorges. Along the and city views. Spend some time at the way, see fascinating sites including the exquisite Yuyuan Garden, dating back to hanging coffins of the Ba people and the Ming Dynasty. After lunch in a local the ancient plank road carved into the restaurant, tour the Shanghai Museum. cliffside. (B, L, D) The Legend of Kung Fu Witness one of Beijing’s most renowned stage shows, which has traveled around the world. (B, L, D) Day 3 Shanghai, China After breakfast, prepare for your flight to Wuhan. Upon arriving, transfer to your ship docked close to Wuhan’s historic waterfront. You are welcomed aboard with a Western meal. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Shibaozhai, China This morning, visit Shibaozhai Temple, a 12-story pavilion built in 1650 along the Yangtze. Tour the pavilion and temple before returning aboard for lunch. Enjoy Yangtze River scenery as you cruise this afternoon and through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Chongqing, China After breakfast, disembark and enjoy a brief tour of Chongqing, the largest city in western China and an important Day 4 Wuhan, China inland port. Visit the Chongqing Zoo Today visit the Hubei Provincial to see the giant pandas and other Museum, where you hear the chimes exotic species. After lunch in a local of ancient bronze bells and view restaurant, fly to Xian, key city of the fascinating relics from 400 BC. (B, L, D) Tang Dynasty. From 618 to 907 AD, this dynasty presided over one of Day 5 Jingzhou, China China’s most glorious cultural periods, After a morning of sailing, arrive in spreading its influence throughout Asia Jingzhou. Visit an elementary school into Europe and Africa. (B, L, D) sponsored by Viking Cruises where you are greeted and entertained by the Day 10 Xian, China children. After breakfast, tour the mausoleum where Emperor Qin Shi Huang was Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show laid to rest over 2,000 years ago. See Indulge in a sumptuous meal the thousands of life-sized Terracotta accompanied by dances and music Warriors, archers and infantrymen that from the Tang Dynasty. were buried with him, each man and (B, L, D) horse molded with its own distinctive features. Walkways provide a bird’s-eye Day 6 Three Gorges, China view of the entire necropolis where the This morning, cruise through Xiling Terracotta Army was discovered in the Gorge, the longest of the Three 1970s. (B, L, D) Gorges. After lunch, disembark for a tour of the Three Gorges Dam, Day 11 Xian, China where you learn about this immense Today, fly to Beijing, China’s imperial engineering masterpiece and what it capital, whose rich history dates back 152

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more than 3,000 years. Check in to your hotel and dine there; enjoy free time this evening. (B, L, D) Day 12 Beijing, China After breakfast, travel to the Badaling Hills. There, you behold one of the most impressive and best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China. This 4,000-mile-long series of sandstone and earthwork fortifications was built and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century AD, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its winding pathways and marvel at the panoramic views from its ramparts. After a lunch of local specialties, visit the Sacred Way, a tree-lined avenue guarded by massive sculptures of elephants, lions and camels leading to the Ming Dynasty tombs. (B, L, D) Day 13 Beijing, China This morning visit the enormous Tiananmen Square, which can accommodate over one million people. Then, tour Beijing’s Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Made up of nearly 1,000 buildings, it is the world’s largest surviving palace complex. Walk its grounds among the opulent palaces, pavilions, courtyards and imperial gardens within the 26-foot-high walls. (B, L, D) Day 14 Beijing, China After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, continue your China journey with three nights in Hong Kong. (B)

Key

Example of Optional Shore Excursion

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I M PER I A L J E W EL S O F CH I N A | Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing or Beijing to Shanghai 2019 CRUISES VIKING EMERALD Mar 19, 28, 31

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Shanghai

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N

Shanghai has been called the New York City of China—give yourself two more days to further explore this fascinating modern metropolis. Two additional nights in the First-Class Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai (or similar), daily breakfasts, a guided tour of one of Suzhou’s famous classical gardens with a canal ride and lunch are all included in this fully escorted program.

Guilin & Hong Kong

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 2,139 P E R P E R S O N

Bustling Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise offering items from handicrafts and designer suits to antiques. See Victoria Harbor, Stanley Market and the floating city of Aberdeen. Three nights in the First-Class Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong (or similar), daily breakfasts, Hong Kong city tour and all transfers between your hotel and airport are included, along with the services of a Viking host.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-PS 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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UNDISCOVERED CHINA 19 days | 5 ports | Shanghai to Beijing Uncover a surprising side of China on this in-depth, 18-day cruisetour. Wander the canal-lined warrens of Lijiang, China’s most unique Old Town, and see the magnificent Dazu Rock Carvings, both UNESCO Sites. In Chengdu, witness pandas in their natural habitat and see the gold and jade collections at the Sanxingdui Museum. You will also experience the monumental giants: Beijing and the Great Wall, glittering Shanghai, Xian’s Terracotta Warriors and so much in between. At the centre of your journey, enjoy a 5-night sojourn along the gorge-lined Yangtze River on the deluxe Viking Emerald. There’s no broader view of China.

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Beijing Bo Hai Yellow Sea

CHINA Xian THREE GORGES DAM

Shibaozhai

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East China Sea Shanghai

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ITINER ARY Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai and check-in to your hotel; free time Shanghai City tour with Yuyuan Garden & Bund; Shanghai Museum & free time; Chinese acrobatic performance Shanghai Fly to Wuhan Wuhan Hubei Provincial Museum & bronze bells performance; board your ship Yueyang Viking Cruises school visit Three Gorges Xiling Gorge scenic cruising; lock transit & tour Three Gorges Wu & Qutang Gorges scenic cruising Lesser Three Lesser Three Gorges excursion Shibaozhai Shibaozhai Temple tour & Yangtze River views Chongqing Disembark your ship & hotel check-in; visit Dazu Rock Carvings, a UNESCO Site Chongqing General Stilwell Museum tour; fly to Lijiang Lijiang Hotel check-in Lijiang Tour Dr. Rock’s former residence; visit Old Town Lijiang, a UNESCO Site Lijiang Morning at leisure; fly to Chengdu; tea house visit; hotel check-in Chengdu Panda Research Base visit; tour Sanxingdui Museum; Szechuan Opera performance Chengdu Fly to Xian & hotel check-in Xian Tour Xian’s city walls & South Gate Xian Visit the Terra Cotta Army, a UNESCO Site; optional Tang Dynasty dinner show Xian Fly to Beijing; hotel check-in Beijing Hutongs tour & free time Beijing Visit the Great Wall, a UNESCO Site; Sacred Way; optional Peking Duck Dinner Beijing City tour including Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City; optional Kung Fu performance Beijing After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.

• 7  -day Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom • 3  nights Beijing: Regent, Kerry Center; 2 nights Xian: Shangri-La, Hilton; 2 nights Chengdu: Ritz Carlton, Millennium; 2 nights Lijiang: Crown Plaza; 1 night in Chongqing: Westin; 2 nights Shanghai: Westin, Shangri-La (or similar) • F ully escorted: 19 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • 5 Intra-China flights • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy evening entertainment aboard and ashore • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

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UNDISCOVERED CHINA 19 day cruise/tour with 19 guided tours Day 1 — Shanghai, China Fly to Shanghai, China’s largest city, then transfer to your hotel. Day 2 — Shanghai, China This morning, tour Old Shanghai, travel along the elegant Bund and spend some time at Yuyuan Garden. After lunch in a local restaurant, tour the Shanghai Museum. Dine locally before seeing the world-famous Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. (B, L, D) Day 3 — Shanghai, China After breakfast, prepare for your flight to Wuhan. Transfer to your ship docked near Wuhan’s historic waterfront. (B, L, D) Day 4 — Wuhan, China Today visit the Hubei Provincial Museum, hear the chimes of ancient bronze bells and view fascinating relics from 400 BC. Set sail this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 8 — Shibaozhai, China This morning, tour Shibaozhai Temple built along the Yangtze. Enjoy Yangtze River scenery as you cruise this afternoon. (B, L, D) Day 9 — Chongqing, China After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive through the steep hillsides of Dazu. Then after lunch in a local restaurant, visit the Dazu Stone Carvings, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, L, D) Day 10 — Chongqing, China After breakfast, visit the General Stilwell Museum, where you can learn more about the American general’s stormy relationship with Chiang Kai-shek and the Allies during World War II. After lunch, you’ll fly to Lijiang. (B, L, D) Day 11 — Lijiang, China Arise in Lijiang today and visit the former residence of Dr. Joseph Rock, a famed explorer and botanist of the 1920s.You will have the remainder of the day to explore this charming city.(B)

Day 5 — Jingzhou, China After a morning of sailing, arrive in Jingzhou. Visit an elementary school Day 12 — Lijiang, China sponsored by Viking where you are greeted and entertained by the children. Enjoy another free day exploring Lijiang’s Old Town. This afternoon, transfer to (B, L, D) the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Day 6 — Wu Gorge, China Upon arrival, you’ll visit a local teahouse This morning, cruise through Xiling to experience the age-old custom of Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges. drinking tea before you enjoy dinner at a After lunch, disembark for a tour of nearby restaurant. (B, L, D) the Three Gorges Dam, where you Day 13 — Chengdu, China learn about this immense engineering After breakfast, visit some of Chengdu’s masterpiece and what it means for the Chinese people. Return to your ship and most famous residents at the Panda Base. After lunch, explore the sail through the five-stage locks of the Sanxingdui Museum and attend the Three Gorges Dam. (B, L, D) Sichuan Opera for an unforgettable Day 7 — Wu Gorge, China evening marked by dramatic music, During breakfast, cruise through Wu colourful costumes and fire-breathing. (“Witches”) Gorge, renowned for its (B, L, D) magnificent scenery. Then, board a Day 14 — Xian, China smaller boat for an excursion through the Goddess Stream. Return aboard and Fly to Xian this morning and arrive in time for lunch at a local restaurant. spend the afternoon sailing through You’ll visit the South City Gate and City Qutang Gorge.(B, L, D) Wall and enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B, L, D) 156

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Day 15 — Xian, China After breakfast, tour the mausoleum where Emperor Qin Shi Huang was laid to rest over 2,000 years ago. See the thousands of life-sized Terracotta Warriors, archers and infantrymen that were buried with him. After lunch, you have free time to explore Xian. (B, L, D) Day 16 — Xian, China Today, fly to Beijing, China’s imperial capital. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time this evening. (B, L, D) Day 17 — Beijing, China After breakfast, travel to the Badaling Hills to witness one of the most impressive and best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, visit the Sacred Way, a tree-lined avenue guarded by massive sculptures leading to the Ming Dynasty tombs. This evening, dine at a local restaurant and relax at your hotel. (B, L, D) Day 18 — Beijing, China This morning visit the enormous Tiananmen Square, which can accommodate over 1 million people. Then, tour Beijing’s Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch in a local restaurant, take some free time to explore Beijing on your own or do some shopping. Enjoy your dinner this evening, or attend The Legend of Kung Fu. (B, L, D) Day 19 — Beijing, China After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your China journey with two additional nights in Beijing. (B)

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U N D ISCOV ERED CH I N A | Shanghai to Beijing

2019 CRUISES VIKING EMERALD

VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA (F) (E) (D) (C) (B) (A)

JR SUITE (JR)

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FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Shanghai

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N

Give yourself extra time to explore this fascinating modern metropolis, plus discover the classical gardens and canals of Suzhou. Two additional nights at your Shanghai hotel, daily breakfasts and a guided tour of one of Suzhou’s famous classical gardens with a canal ride and lunch are all included in this fully escorted land program.

Beijing

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 699 P E R P E R S O N

Enjoy more time to explore this once grand imperial capital while visiting a number of its iconic highlights. Two additional nights at your Beijing hotel, daily breakfasts and a halfday city tour featuring a visit to the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven are all included in this fully escorted land program.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: F-PS 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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ROOF OF THE WORLD 17 days | 5 ports | Beijing to Shanghai Marvel at Shanghai acrobats. Cruise the Yangtze’s Three Gorges. Follow Lhasa’s Barkhor Circuit pilgrimage route. Share tea with a Tibetan family. Behold the 8,000 life-sized figures of Xian’s Terracotta Army. Unlock the mysteries of Beijing’s Forbidden City. From Shanghai’s futuristic skyline to the towering Himalayas to the sweep of the Great Wall, our 17-day journey unveils the world’s oldest continuous civilization.

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RO O F O F T H E WORL D | Beijing to Shanghai

Beijing CHINA This cruise also available from Beijing to Shanghai

Bo Hai Yellow Sea

Xian YANGTZE

THREE GORGES DAM

East China Sea

Jingzhou

Shanghai

Shibaozhai Lhasa

Wuhan

Chongqing

LESSER THREE GORGES

Cruise

Guilin

Air

N Hong Kong BU D D A H , T I BE T

ITINER ARY Day 1

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Beijing Arrive in Beijing and check in to your hotel; free time to relax or explore

Day 2 Beijing

Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City; optional Kung Fu performance

Day 3

Beijing Excursion to Great Wall, a UNESCO Site; Sacred Way; optional Peking duck dinner

Day 4

Beijing

Hutongs tour

Xian

Fly to Xian; hotel check-in

Day 5

Xian

Visit the Terracotta Army, a UNESCO Site

Day 6

Xian/Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa, hotel check-in; family visit and tea

Day 7

Lhasa Jokhang Temple visit and Barkhor Market; Tibetan Museum tour

Day 8

Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, a UNESCO Site; Sera Monastery tour

Day 9 Lhasa/ Chongqing

• 7  -day Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom • 3  nights in Beijing: Kerry Hotel, Regent Beijing or Ritz-Carlton; 2 nights in Xian: Sheraton, ShangriLa or Crowne Plaza; 3 nights in Lhasa: St. Regis; 2 nights in Shanghai: Jing An Shangri-La (or similar) • F ully escorted: 18 guided tours with audio headset

Fly to Chongqing; board your ship

• A  ll meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners, featuring regional specialties with select meals at local restaurants, including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Shibaozhai Temple tour and Yangtze River views

• V  isit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 10

Shibaozhai

Day 11

Three Gorges Wu and Qutang Gorges scenic cruising

• Intra-China flights

Lesser Three Gorges

• Viking Exclusive Culture Curriculum

Day 12

Three Gorges Three Gorges Dam lock transit and facility tour Dam

Day 13

Jingzhou

Day 14

Wuhan Hubei Provincial Museum and bronze bells performance

Day 15 Wuhan/ Shanghai

Lesser Three Gorges excursion

• All port charges

Viking Cruises school visit

Disembark, fly to Shanghai; hotel check-in

Day 16

Shanghai Old Shanghai/Bund tour; Shanghai Museum and free time; Chinese acrobatic performance

Day 17

Shanghai After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight

• Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

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ROOF OF THE WORLD 17 day cruise with 18 guided tours Day 1 — Beijing, China Fly to Beijing, China’s imperial capital whose rich history dates back more than 3,000 years, then arrive at your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax or explore.

activity is a nighttime marketplace tour. (B, L, D)

Day 6 — Xian, China This morning you’ll have free time in Xian. After lunch, fly to Lhasa, the economic, spiritual and cultural center Day 2 — Beijing, China of Tibet. Experience Tibetan life with a After breakfast, visit massive Tiananmen family-hosted tea followed by dinner at Square, then see the Forbidden City a local restaurant. (B, L, D) with its elegant palaces, pavilions Day 7 — Lhasa, Tibet and landscaped gardens.Enjoy a free Today, visit 1,300-year-old Jokhang afternoon before tasting some local Temple. After a local lunch, explore the specialties at dinner, or attend The maze-like Barkhor Market in Old Lhasa Legend of Kung Fu for a beautiful display of this performance art. (B, L, D) and tour the Tibetan Museum to learn about the area’s history and culture. Day 3 — Beijing, China Tonight, enjoy a traditional Tibetan After breakfast, travel to the Badaling dinner. (B, L, D) Hills. There, you behold one of the Day 8 — Lhasa, Tibet most impressive and best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China. This This morning, tour the 13-story Potala Palace, home of the Dalai Lama. Later, UNESCO World Heritage Site was built and maintained between the 5th century visit Sera Monastery, an active temple with monks in training. Lunch and BC and the 16th century AD. Explore dinner are in local restaurants. (B, L, D) its winding pathways and marvel at the panoramic views from its ramparts. After Day 9 — Chongqing, China lunch, visit the Sacred Way, a tree-lined Today, fly to Chongqing, gateway to the avenue guarded by massive sculptures of elephants, lions and camels leading to Yangtze, to board your ship and enjoy a Western dinner. (B, L, D) the Ming Dynasty tombs. This evening, dine at a local restaurant and relax at Day 10 — Shibaozhai, China your hotel.(B, L, D) After a morning of scenic cruising along the Yangtze, tour the 12-story Day 4 — Beijing, China Shibaozhai Temple, an impressive See traditional Chinese life during your example of Qing Dynasty architecture rickshaw tour along Beijing’s hutongs set on the banks of the river. Dine (narrow alleyways).† After lunch, fly to aboard. (B, L, D) Xian, China’s legendary home of the Tang Dynasty from 618 to 907 AD. Day 11 — Wu Gorge, China Tonight, opt to experience the glory of Travel the most scenic stretch of the this era at a banquet with traditional song and dance, or enjoy dinner at your Yangtze as it forces its way through a spectacular series of limestone ridges hotel. (B, L, D) known as the Three Gorges. During †Rickshaw tour available only on Beijing to Shanghai breakfast, cruise through Qutang Gorge. itinerary direction. Then, board a smaller boat for an excursion through the Goddess Stream. Day 5 — Xian, China Return aboard for lunch, and spend the Today, tour Xian’s archaeological afternoon sailing through Wu (‟Witches”) wonder: thousands of life-sized Gorge, renowned for its magnificent Terracotta Warriors buried with Emperor scenery. Dinner is served aboard. This Qin Shi Huang, each soldier and horse evening, sail through the 5-stage locks of moulded in incredible detail. Tonight’s the Three Gorges Dam. (B, L, D) 160

Day 12 — Wu Gorge, China This morning, disembark for a tour of the Three Gorges Dam, where you learn about this immense engineering masterpiece. Lunch and dinner are served aboard while you cruise through Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges. (B, L, D) Day 13 — Jingzhou, China This morning, arrive in Jingzhou, where you visit an elementary school sponsored by Viking River Cruises. You are greeted and entertained by the children, then return to your ship for scenic cruising. (B, L, D) Day 14 — Wuhan, China After breakfast, disembark in Wuhan. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum where you hear the music of ancient bronze bells and view relics from 400 BC. Return to your ship for dinner on your final night on board. (B, L, D) Day 15 — Shanghai, China After breakfast, disembark in Wuhan. Fly to Shanghai, China’s largest city and one of the world’s most important ports. Here, you can see the modern metropolis of the financial district juxtaposed with the older sections of the city. Check in to your hotel. (B, L, D) Day 16 — Shanghai, China Today, tour Old Shanghai and the riverfront Bund district lined with banks and customs houses. After lunch, visit the Shanghai Museum; see its ancient ceramics, bronzes, calligraphy and other artifacts. Dine in a local restaurant, then admire the dexterity of Chinese acrobats at a performance. (B, L, D) Day 17 — Shanghai, China After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Consider extending your China journey with two extra nights in Shanghai to further explore this fascinating city. (B)

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RO O F O F T H E WORL D | Beijing to Shanghai

Beijing to Shanghai or Shanghai to Beijing 2019 CRUISES VIKING EMERALD Apr 9

VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA VERANDA (F) (E) (D) (C) (B) (A)

JR SUITE (JR)

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Beijing 2 NIGHTS—FROM $699 PER PERSON

Uncover the mysteries of Beijing, China’s cultural and political center. One of history’s great capitals and home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it’s a multilayered city offering a staggering blend of China’s ancient history and bold future. Two nights in the Fairmont Beijing Hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts and a guided tour of the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace are all included in this fully escorted program.

Shanghai 2 NIGHTS—FROM $699 PER PERSON

Shanghai has been called the New York City of China—give yourself two more days to further explore this fascinating modern metropolis. Two additional nights in the First-Class Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai (or similar), daily breakfasts, a guided tour of one of Suzhou’s famous classical gardens with a canal ride and lunch are all included in this fully escorted program.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those F-ES 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175 published. Cruise single supplements: F-PS

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MAGNIFICENT MEKONG 15 days | 8 ports | Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Both are stunningly beautiful, both are home to the Mekong River, yet Vietnam and Cambodia are culturally two distinctive countries. From Vietnam’s bustling cities to the tranquility of Cambodia, Viking’s remarkable 15-day journey reveals the history, culture and natural beauty of these two extraordinary lands. In Cambodia, discover ancient Khmer architecture, lush riverside landscapes and the elegant French colonial capital of Phnom Penh. In Vietnam, the colourful floating markets of the Mekong Delta, gracious Hanoi and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City await you. Let Viking show you these and many more treasures on this epic journey.

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VIETNAM Hanoi

Ha Long Bay Gulf of Tonkin

THAILAND

Cruise Motor coach Air

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Angkor Wat Siem Reap Bangkok TONLE SAP LAKE

South China Sea CAMBODIA MEKONG

Kampong Cham

Phnom Penh Ho Chi Minh City Cái Be (Saigon) Tân Châ u My˜ Tho Sa Ðéc Gulf MEKONG of Thailand TEM PL E OF L ITERAT U RE , H A N O I

ITINER ARY

ENJOY, IT’S ALL INCLUDED

Day 1 Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi and check in to your hotel; free time to relax or explore Day 2 Hanoi City tour with Temple of Literature and “Hanoi Hilton” prison; afternoon at leisure Day 3 Hanoi Morning free time Siem Reap Fly to Siem Reap; Apsara dance show Day 4 Siem Reap See Angkor Wat, a UNESCO Site and Bayon Temple Day 5 Siem Reap Visit Banteay Srey Temple and Ta Prohm Temple; guided artisans tour and market visit Day 6 Siem Reap Local village and school visit Kampong Cham Transfer to your ship via Kampong Thom; board your ship Day 7 Kampong Cham Excursion to Twin Holy Mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey; orphanage and silk-weaving village visit Day 8 Phnom Penh Visit to Cambodian villages and Udon Monastery; free time Day 9 Phnom Penh Cyclo tour featuring Royal Palace & National Museum visit; Killing Fields excursion or afternoon at leisure Day 10 Mekong River Scenic cruising Day 11 Tân Châu Traditional town visit and rickshaw ride; Vinh Hoa island tour Day 12 Sa Đéc / Cái Bè Sampan boat excursion and floating market Day 13 Mỹ Tho Disembark; transfer to hotel Ho Chi Reunification Palace tour; hotel check-in (Saigon) Minh City and free time Day 14 Ho Chi Panoramic city tour and market visit; free time Minh City Day 15 Ho Chi After breakfast, check out of your hotel and Minh City proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, continue your Southeast Asia adventure with a three night stay in Bangkok, Thailand’s exciting capital.

• 8 day cruise with river-view stateroom • 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City’s superior first class Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar); 3 nights in Siem Reap’s superior first class Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra; 2 nights in Hanoi’s deluxe Sofitel Metropole • 14 guided tours with audio headset • Included meals: 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches,13 dinners, featuring regional specialties • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service • 1 intra-itinerary flight • Culture Curriculum: Attend an Apsara dance show in Siem Reap; enjoy lectures on current affairs in Vietnam and Cambodia; visit a local elementary school • All port charges • Free Wi-Fi • All onboard gratuities and tipping • Complimentary airport transfers with Viking Air • No credit card surcharges

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MAGNIFICENT MEKONG 15 day cruise/tour with 14 guided tours in 2 countries ANGKOR WAT

Day 5 Angkor Wat, Cambodia Today, ride to the spectacular 10th-century Hindu temple Banteay Srei (“Citadel of Women”) to see magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu. Then, journey to Ta Prohm, one of the most popular of the Temples of Angkor. (B, D)

Asia,” sustaining civilizations through the centuries. Pass by some of the Mekong rice fields. (B, L, D) Day 11 Tân Châu, Vietnam Begin your morning with a ride on a traditional rickshaw in Tân Châu. Observe the making of floor mats from sedge and slippers from uzu. Afterward, visit the floating fish farm by wooden sampan, then take a boat ride to Vinh Hoa, known as “Evergreen Island.” (B, L, D)

Day 6 Kampong Cham, Cambodia Begin your coach tour through the Cambodian countryside, which brings you to your ship in Kampong Cham, via the provincial capital of Kampong Day 12 Sa Ðéc, Vietnam Thom. This afternoon, board your ship. This morning, board a sampan to After you get settled in, meet the ship’s officers over a welcome cocktail. (B, L, D) explore the backwaters and canals of the Delta. Stop in Sa Ðéc and see Day 7 Kampong Cham, Cambodia the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, the This morning visit the Twin Holy protagonist in best-selling author Mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical Day 1 Hanoi, Vietnam Srey with their many temples and novel, l’Amant (The Lover). (B, L, D) Fly to Hanoi, former capital of French pagodas, still used during traditional Indochina, then transfer to your hotel. Khmer festivals. After, visit a Kampong Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Disembark in Mỹ Tho, a busy river Check in for a two night stay, then Cham orphanage where students port not far from the capital of South relax or take a walk to stretch your legs create beautiful paintings that are Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly and get acquainted with the city. available to purchase. (B, L, D) known as Saigon. On your way to Day 2 Hanoi, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll tour the Cu Day 8 Phnom Penh, Cambodia After breakfast, tour this unique, Chi tunnels, mysterious, once-secret This morning’s excursion takes you thousand-year-old Asian capital where tunnels used as supply routes, hospitals through a Cambodian village. After, old and new combine in a lush setting take a short ride to Udon Monastery to and living quarters by the Viet Cong of parks and lakes. Then tour the receive a blessing by the monks. Then during the Vietnam War. (B, D) notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” the Hỏa Lò continue to the next village, famous for Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Prison where American POWs were held its silversmiths. (B, L, D) Take a stroll along Dong Khoi Street, captive during the Vietnam War. (B, D) the main shopping boulevard in the Day 9 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Day 3 Hanoi, Vietnam old colonial heart. See the grand City Disembark in Cambodia’s lovely Take a leisurely ride through Hanoi’s waterfront capital and explore the city Hall, Reunification Palace, the old Old Quarter by “green” electric car. in style, in a cyclo. After lunch, join an Opera House with its soaring arched Enjoy free time before your short entryway, the Chinatown area and a excursion to the sobering memorial afternoon flight to Siem Reap. Check lacquer factory. (B, D) in the Tuol Sleng detention centre, a in to your hotel for a three night stay; former high school in which thousands Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam tonight’s dinner is accompanied by a of victims of the Khmer Rouge died, After breakfast, check out of your traditional Apsara dance show. (B, D) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, hotel and proceed to the airport for or explore the city’s maze of small Day 4 Angkor Wat, Cambodia your return flight. Or, continue your alleys, markets and busy streets on Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, a your own. (B, L, D) Southeast Asia adventure with a three UNESCO World Heritage Site and one night stay in Bangkok, Thailand’s of the most important archaeological Day 10 Mekong River exciting capital. (B) sites in the world. Today, visit one Sail down the Mekong, one of the of Angkor’s largest Khmer temples, world’s great rivers, toward the Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century Vietnamese border. The Mekong is AD. (B, D) truly the “Mother River of Southeast 164

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M AGN I FI CEN T M EKO NG | Hanoi to H o Chi Minh Cit y

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City or Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi 2019 CRUISES

STANDARD (C)

STANDARD (B)

STANDARD (A)

JR SUITE (JR)

$8,395

$8,595

$8,895

$9,195

8,495

8,795

8,995

9,295

5,795

5,995

6,095

6,395

Sep 2, 6, 16, 20, 30

6,595

6,695

6,995

7,195

Oct 4, 14, 18, 28

8,395

8,695

8,995

9,195

Nov 1, 11, 15, 25, 29 Dec 9, 13

8,495

8,795

8,995

9,295

VIKING MEKONG Jan 4, 14, 18, 28 Feb 1, 11, 15, 25 Mar 1, 11, 15, 25 Jul 26 Aug 5, 9, 19, 23

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 PRE & POST EXTENSIONS More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximise the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay

2 N I G H T S — F R O M $699 P E R P E R S O N

Begin your journey in Southeast Asia with a ride through the verdant farmlands of the Red River Delta from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, then board a traditional wooden junk for an afternoon cruise and learn about the bay’s features, history and ecosystem. Hotel stays, some meals and hotel transfers are included on this fully escorted extension package.

Bangkok

3 N I G H T S — F R O M $ 1,299 P E R P E R S O N

Extend your journey to Thailand with three nights in Bangkok exploring the city’s many sights and attractions. Experience ancient palaces and temples, parks and museums, traditional dance and theatre, and world-class shopping. Hotel stays, daily breakfasts and two guided tours are included in this fully escorted package. Flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok is included.

All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: C-JR 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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REINVENTING OCEAN SHIPS BU I L T FCRUISING OR

D I S C O V E RY

To great acclaim, Viking has introduced a new era of ocean cruising by taking the innovative thinking behind our award-winning river cruises and bringing it to the epic setting of the sea. Our ships boast more than their share of wow factors, from verandas in every stateroom to the glass-walled Infinity Pool, every little detail has been thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted.

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OCEAN AND RIVER CRUISES COMBINED Viking introduces the definitive way to explore the world in comfort. Combination cruises are an innovative marriage of our award-winning river and ocean cruises. Designed for those who want to get the most from our rivers and oceans itineraries, these enriching journeys highlight the historic treasures, colourful cultures and seldom-seen sights of both inland and coastal destinations, so you’ll enjoy the full Viking experience on one magnificent itinerary. These are epic voyages that only Viking can provide. Reduce your time packing and unpacking, allowing you more time to explore the destinations you visit. Enjoy the value of experiencing both river and ocean cruising with one set of flights. Seamless connections ensure a smooth transition between the two ships, and of course you can rely on the same, top quality service and experience that Viking pride themselves on. These ocean and river voyages offer unparalleled opportunity for enrichment. Join us.

VIKIN G SEA

RHEINS TEIN CASTLE, G ER M A N Y

A QU AVIT TER R A C E

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CO M B I N E A N OCE A N A N D A R I V ER CRU ISE

GR AND EUROPEAN TOUR + VIKING SHORES AND FJORDS 22 days | 19 ports | Budapest – Amsterdam – Bergen Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz. Indulge all your senses on this river journey spanning the best of Europe. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmilldotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend. Then settle in on board for the ocean cruising section of your adventure, and set sail for the beautiful Skagen of Denmark. Visit cosmopolitan Oslo, browse the fish market and fortress of Kristiansand and marvel at the magnificent fjord setting of tiny Flåm. Join us on this richly rewarding journey into Scandinavia’s most scenic and fascinating corners. RIVER CRUISE

OCEAN CRUISE

NORWAY

Flåm Bergen

Oslo

NETHERLANDS Stavanger

GERMANY

Amsterdam

Kristiansand

Kinderdijk RHINE MAIN

Koblenz Miltenberg

Cruise

Skagen

CZECH REPUBLIC

Cologne

Bamberg MAIN–DANUBE

CANAL Prague Würzburg Nuremberg Rothenburg DANUBE Krems Regensburg Passau Melk Vienna AUSTRIA

DENMARK North Sea

DANUBE

Budapest HUNGARY

N Ljubljana SLOVENIA

Cruise N

Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS

A M STER D A M , TH E N ETH ER L A N D S

2019 CRUISES May 26: Budapest - Bergen Jun 2: Bergen - Budapest

STANDARD + VERANDA

FRENCH BALCONY + DELUXE VERANDA

$14,090

$15,290

$17,490

$22,890

$32,090

$38,790

13,990

15,290

17,490

22,690

31,990

38,690

VERANDA + VERANDA SUITE EXPLORER PENTHOUSE + PENTHOUSE SUITE ON BOTH VERANDA SUITE

EXPLORER SUITE + OWNER’S SUITE

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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RHINE GETAWAY + VIKING SHORES AND FJORDS 15 days | 15 ports | Basel – Amsterdam – Bergen From Basel, Strasbourg and Cologne, enjoy turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine on board Viking Longship Lofn. Little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. Explore the buzzing Amsterdam with two complimentary nights at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre or similar, then settle in aboard Viking Sun for the ocean cruising section of your adventure, and set sail for the beautiful Skagen of Denmark. Explore cosmpolitan Oslo and other stunning ports along the coast of Norway. Marvel at the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord, and finish off in the old Hanseatic League town of Bergen.

RIVER CRUISE

OCEAN CRUISE

NORWAY

Flåm Bergen

THE NETHERLANDS

North Sea

Oslo

Amsterdam

Stavanger

RHINE

Kinderdijk Bruges BELGIUM

GERMANY

Kristiansand Skagen

Cologne Rüdesheim

MOSELLE

FRANCE

DENMARK

Koblenz Speyer

Heidelberg North Sea

Strasbourg RHINE

Cruise

Breisach

N

Basel SWITZERLAND

Lucerne

ITALY Cruise Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS

N

Lake Como

B ER G EN , N O RWAY

STANDARD + VERANDA

FRENCH BALCONY + DELUXE VERANDA

Jun 2: Bergen - Basel

$10,890

$11,490

$12,990

$16,890

$23,290

$29,990

Jun 2: Basel - Bergen

10,890

11,490

12,990

16,890

23,290

29,990

2019 CRUISES

VERANDA + VERANDA SUITE EXPLORER PENTHOUSE + PENTHOUSE SUITE ON BOTH VERANDA SUITE

EXPLORER SUITE + OWNER’S SUITE

FOR GREAT SAVINGS SEE PAGE 38-39 All prices shown above are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of printing. Valid on 2019 sailings only. The itinerary is also available in reverse direction.Port sequence, places visited, tours and times may vary or be different from those published. Cruise single supplements: 100%. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 174-175

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SHIPS BUILT FOR DISCOVERY A Viking ocean journey is all about exploration, and some of your most surprising discoveries are on board. Our ships are not only beautiful, but interesting, too. Each space is created to put you in touch with your surroundings. From the numerous outdoor lounge areas to the fascinating selection of books found throughout the ship, and the extraordinary views from the Explorers’ Lounge, there are endless ways in which you can get close to the wonderful world through which you are travelling.

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VIKING STAR , VIKING SEA, VIKING SK Y, VIKING SUN, VIKING OR ION & VIKING JUPITER Ship overview: elegant, state-of-the-art sister ships More Al Fresco Dining Than on Any Other Ship Dine al fresco surrounded by views in the Aquavit Terrace, World Café or The Restaurant.

Dining Choices Choose from casual cafés and poolside grills to wine-pairing menus and regional specialties.

Main Pool with Retractable Dome For the perfect any-season swim; plus at night, catch a movie on our giant poolside screen.

World Café Multiple choices await you from sushi to Western classics and more – all in a casual atmosphere.

Green Cruising Designed to minimise pollution with hybrid engines.

The Wintergarden This charming room near the Main Pool is perfect for relaxing and enjoying high tea.

Infinity Pool Swim in our glassbacked Infinity Pool cantilevered off the stern.

The Restaurant Our main dining venue features a daily-changing menu including regional specialties made with fresh, local ingredients. Our open windows provide an al fresco dining opportunity. Alternative Restaurants Choose from Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant, The Chef’s Table, two private dining rooms or The Kitchen Table.

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Viking Heritage Learn about the Vikings’ rich history and inspiring legacy at our special onboard exhibit. 3-Deck Atrium Designed for relaxation, intimate music performances and mingling.

Full 360˚ Promenade Deck The perfect place for walking or jogging on our ¼-mile continuous loop track. Torshavn This piano bar is ideal for an after-hours drink or dancing to a live band.

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GU ESTS: 93 0

L E N G T H : 74 5 F T.

BE A M : 9 4 . 5 F T.

All Veranda Staterooms Choose from five categories of spacious rooms, all with king-size beds, large showers, LCD TVs and private verandas.

Explorers’ Lounge With two-story panoramic windows for maximum views, this is the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery.

Sports Deck Perfect for staying in shape at sea.

Mamsen’s Our casual deli serving traditional Norwegian snacks and light fare, early morning to late night.

CL A SS: SM A LL SHIP

Explorer Suites In premium locations with wraparound verandas for maximum views, these tworoom suites are the ship’s best.

Sleek, Yacht-style Bow An optimised hull for maximum fuel economy and speed to whisk you smoothly to your next port.

Underwater Stabilisers Ensure smooth sailing regardless of weather.

The Spa Experience Try the ultimate healthy Scandinavian tradition with our Snow Grotto and sauna, or a massage in The Spa.

Theatre & Cinemas Our main theatre, plus two movie theatres – the perfect venues for lectures or to watch movies.

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BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU, WE MAKE SURE IT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE A Viking ocean cruise is a great-value package. Take a closer look at everything that is included. From all your meals in all of our restaurants to room service, Wi-Fi and use of spa facilities, we give you everything you need to enjoy yourself, at no extra charge.

YOUR OWN PRIVATE VERANDA All staterooms and suites have king-size beds. They also feature a private veranda because everyone deserves not just a view, but a veranda on which to sit and take it all in.

BEVERAGES Enjoy premium wine, beer and soft drinks with your onboard meals, in the dining venue of your choice.

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24 -HOUR ROOM SERVICE For those days when you feel like breakfast in bed or dinner under the stars. It’s complimentary.

CHOICE OF 10 DINING VENUES Variety is the spice of life, so we welcome you to dine in a choice of 10 venues. No hidden surcharges – it is all complimentary.

SPA FACILITIES Chill out in the Snow Grotto. Step into the steam room. Relax on a heated bed. Unwind in the hydrotherapy pool.

WI-FI Free Wi-Fi on board, so family and friends can keep up with your amazing journey.

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“…passengers onboard Viking Star enjoy free Wi-Fi, one free shore excursion in every port of call, where – and this is another standout of Viking’s ocean product – immersive experiences are the focus. It feels like luxury, with a more moderate price tag.” Cruise Critic

ENRICHING CULTURE Enjoy an exciting choice of performances, live talks and handson demonstrations that add even greater insight to your journey and the places you visit.

TEA AND COFFEE Specialty teas, coffees and bottled water any time on board.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT Watch a show in the theatre. Listen to live classical music in the Viking Living Room. Head to Torshavn bar for some dancing, or catch a movie at the theatre or in your stateroom.

SHORE EXCURSIONS We offer a free excursion in every port. Discover more with an expert local guide who brings each and every destination, its people, culture and cuisine to life.

SELF-SERVICE L AUNDRY

NO NAST Y SURPRISES

Available on multiple decks, these laundries feature top quality washers, dryers and ironing facilities.

All onboard gratuities, port charges and government taxes are included in your fare. No credit card fees apply.

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PE N TH O U S E JU N IOR SUITE

WHICH STATEROOM WILL YOU CHOOSE? Whichever stateroom you choose, you can look forward to a private sanctuary of understated elegance, one that features all the comforts of home and your own spacious veranda. VERANDA Relax in our welcoming and comfortable Veranda Stateroom. At 270 sq. ft, it is wonderfully spacious and inviting. This stateroom features a king-size bed with luxury linens, and a beautifully appointed ensuite with heated floor and indulgent toiletries. Your host of complimentary extras includes soft robes and slippers, flat-screen TV with movies on demand, 24-hour room service, and Wi-Fi. You can check in from 3pm. DELUXE VERANDA Treat yourself to the little extras that make a big difference. Our Deluxe Veranda Stateroom is the same size as the Veranda Stateroom and offers the same features, as well as a mini-bar of soft drinks and snacks that is replenished daily.

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In-suite binoculars, a coffee maker and luxurious cashmere blanket all add to the pleasure. You can also look forward to priority room availability from 2pm, and preferred choice for dining, with priority reservations in the main dining room 60 days prior to departure, as well as one guaranteed reservation in each alternative restaurant. PENTHOUSE VERANDA If you like a little more space, our Penthouse Veranda Stateroom is even larger at 338 sq. ft, and features a generous sitting area. You will enjoy even more extras, including a welcome bottle of Champagne, a mini bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and snacks that is restocked daily, and complimentary shoe shine and pressing services. Your room will be available from 1pm, and you will enjoy priority reservations in the main dining room 70 days before departure, as well as two guaranteed reservations in each alternative restaurant.

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P EN TH O U S E V E R A N D A

PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE Looking for even more space and more treats? At 405 sq. ft. these lovely suites boast all the inclusions of the previously mentioned staterooms. You will also benefit from a complimentary dry cleaning and laundry service. And you can settle in to your room earlier at 11am, and enjoy priority reservations in the main dining room 80 days prior to departure, as well as three guaranteed reservations in each alternative restaurant. There are only 32 suites in this category, so be sure to book yours soon.

B ATH R OOM , VER A N D A STATER OOM

90 days before departure, and three guaranteed reservations in each alternative restaurant. There are just 14 Explorer Suites, and we advise that you book yours early. OWNER’S SUITE Unique and exclusive, the lavish Owner’s Suite is quite simply the best accommodation on board. An incredible 1,448 sq. ft, it offers one-of-a-kind features personally selected by Viking Chairman, Torstein Hagen, including his favourite wines and recommended reads. As a guest in the Owner’s Suite you will want for nothing.

EXPLORER SUITE From 757 to 1,163 sq. ft, our Explorer Suites are perfect if you want to push the boat out. Our most spacious and luxurious accommodation, these suites feature a large veranda to take in the incredible views. You can look forward to all the inclusions of the previously mentioned staterooms as well as priority main dining room reservations

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THE WORLD ON A PLATE Nothing captures the essence of a destination quite like its cuisine. That is why we create dishes that reflect the regions through which you are travelling. Best of all, every onboard meal is included in the price, as well as wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Relaxation is key, which is why the dress code in our restaurants is smart casual (no dinner jacket required), and why you can choose to sit where, and with whom, you like. And because the best dining room is the great outdoors, we offer more alfresco dining areas than on any other ship of a similar size. Indoors or out, in every restaurant the food is the star.

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A JOURNEY OF FLAVOUR At Viking, we are passionate about good food, and we believe that there is no better time to tantalise your taste buds than when you are travelling. Whether you want to enjoy the great cuisines of the world or familiar favourites, every meal aboard a Viking ocean ship is a meal to remember. Of course, fresh is best. Our chefs make the most of locally sourced produce. Lemons in Provence, tomatoes in Tuscany and oysters in Dubrovnik, seasonal local ingredients deliver an authentic taste of regional cuisines. WHAT’S COOKING? Viking’s world of discovery extends naturally into the kitchen. On board, enjoy a fun cooking class with one of our expert chefs. Sharpen your knife skills, brush up your pastry making or whip up the perfect soufflé. Learn it all in the right place at the right time. It’s the best recipe of all. FROM PLACE TO PLATE There is something very satisfying about eating food – and drinking wine – in the place where it is grown or made, and on every Viking journey you can choose to meet the people whose lives are intrinsically linked with their produce. In a stately mansion in Tuscany’s Lucca Valley, learn how to cook an authentic and delicious pasta dish. In Copenhagen, visit the Carlsberg factory to find out how this world-famous brew is made. And in Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia, take a local boat trip to see the oyster and mussel beds before feasting on the day’s catch. TORSTEIN HAGEN, VIKING CRUISES F OU N D ER A N D C H A IR M A N , COOKING ALONGSIDE EXECUTIVE CHEF A N TH ON Y M A U B OU SSIN

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DINE IN YOUR CHOICE OF RESTAUR ANT FOR FREE If you have an appetite for good food, you are in for a treat. Dine in a choice of 10 different venues – including more al fresco areas than on any other ship of a similar size. All serving complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Outstanding cuisine all included? We’ll drink to that.

MAMSEN’S Named after the mother of Viking's Chairman, Torstein Hagen, Mamsen’s is home to all things deliciously Norwegian, including open sandwiches of smoked salmon, and homemade waffles with jam – served on vintage china, just like Mamsen’s.

ALTERNATIVE DINING Some cruise lines call them speciality restaurants, we call them alternative. That is because you don’t pay extra to dine there, and so they are a very real alternative. For most staterooms, reservations can be pre-booked before you cruise, with priority given to higher grades.

THE WORLD CAFÉ Japanese or French? Italian or Asian? Take a culinary journey around the world – with some of the best views in the world, thanks to sliding panoramic glass doors that lead on to the Aquavit Terrace.

TABLE FOR TWO OR TABLE FOR 12? In all our restaurants you can sit where and with whom you wish. No formal seating, no formal dress code, and no inflexible times for sittings. It’s all about choice. Your choice. THE RESTAURANT Because the main restaurant should be as wonderful as all the other restaurants, ours features dailychanging menus with chef’s specials, along with daily-changing views, thanks to glass doors that open to offer spectacular, al fresco dining.

AQUAVIT TERRACE Because one of the best ingredients of any meal is a sunny day, the Aquavit Terrace offers the perfect backdrop for dining al fresco.

MAMSEN’S AQUAVIT TERRACE

THE CHEF’S TABLE Indulge in a multi-course tasting menu with perfect wine pairing inspired by the lands through which you are travelling. The Chef’s Table might very soon become your favourite table. THE POOL GRILL Handmade burger or pizza with your choice of delicious toppings? Cold beer? Crisp white wine? Lap it all up, it’s all included.

MANFREDI’S Rare or well done? Both describe our traditional Italian steakhouse that serves authentic Italian food and wines in a traditional setting that is anything but medium.

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OPEN SANDWICH OF SMOKED SALMON

TORSHAVN VINTAGE ARMAGNACS

MANFREDI’S

THE WINTERGARDEN Spring, summer, autumn and winter, this is the place to relax with an afternoon cup of tea, delicate sandwiches and homemade cakes as you feast your eyes on the panoramic views. PRIVATE DINING For a special occasion or just because you feel like it, enjoy a dinner party for 10 in Manfredi’s private dining room. It will not cost you a cent more.

24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE Breakfast on your private veranda. Dinner and a movie in your room? Complimentary room service is just a phone call away.

“We found superb cuisine everywhere on board.” Cruise Critic

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RECHARGE IN THE SPA AT NO EXTR A CHARGE

T H E S PA

“The ship’s spa is the most gorgeous we’ve seen at sea. Services, which include salon treatments from hair styling to pedicures, and a whole range of massage and facial options, are top notch. The Norwegian-influenced relaxation area comes complete with thalassotherapy pool, whirlpools, a Snow Grotto (big tip here: wear slippers!), Finnish sauna, heated tile loungers and a fireplace-like special effect; these areas are communally shared by all passengers. Locker rooms for men and women also have serene seating areas looking out at the sea, and coldwater pools. The best thing? You don’t have to buy a treatment to use the facilities. They’re complimentary – for all” Cruise Critic

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Drawing upon the holistic wellness philosophy of Nordic culture, our Scandinavian-inspired Spa is complimentary to all guests. Soothe mind, body and soul in the hydrotherapy pool, steam room and heated beds. Stimulate your circulatory system with a visit to our snow grotto where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air, then invigorate yourself in the sauna, following a centuries-old Nordic tradition. A Nordic sanctuary of wellness guaranteed to put a spring in your step and, because it’s all free, a smile on your face.

SN OW G R OTTO

Visit our state-of-the-art gym, join in one of our classes, or treat yourself to one of a range of spa treatments or a visit to the hair and beauty salon. A Viking ocean cruise is all about feeling good, from top to toe.

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EXPLORE THE WORLD Whether you want to explore Scandinavia and the Mediterranean, Asia, North America and the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, or experience our epic World Cruise, Viking offers an exciting selection of ocean cruises. Whichever one you choose, you can look forward to a voyage of discovery that leaps from your imagination to become a journey that is real and memorable.

FAROE ISLANDS Tórshavn ICELAND

Lerwick Shetland Islands Kirkwall Orkney Islands

Tromsø

Honningsvåg Alta

Lofoten NORWAY SWEDEN

Stockholm Molde FINLAND Geiranger

Reykjavík

RUSSIA

Bergen Helsinki Eidfjord St. Petersburg Haugesund Tallinn DENMARK ESTONIA Edinburgh THE Copenhagen IRELAND Belfast London NETHERLANDS ‘ Gdansk Dublin Berlin Holyhead POLAND ENGLAND Amsterdam WALES GERMANY Paris CROATIA FRANCE Dubrovnik SCOTLAND

Petropavlovsk-Kamcha

Korsakov

Venice MONTENEGRO Florence/Pisa Kotor Rome Barcelona Ajaccio ITALY GREECE Athens Katakolon Cagliari SPAIN Mykonos Messina Kérkyra Murcia Santorini Cádiz Tunis Valletta Limassol CYPRUS Algiers Casablanca TUNISIA MALTA Heraklion Haifa MOROCCO Funchal ISRAEL Ashdod Madeira ALGERIA Alexandria Islands JORDAN Aqaba Port Said

A Coruña Vigo PORTUGAL Porto Lisbon

MONACO

Cairo EGYPT

VIETNAM

INDIA

Muscat OMAN Salalah

Qingdao

Arabian Sea

Mumbai Goa

Dakar SENEGAL

Cochin Atlantic Ocean

Bay of Bengal

Hanoi Ha Long Bay THAILAND Bangkok

Chennai

Colombo SRI LANKA

Indian Ocean

MOZAMBIQUE

Busan

Koh Samui Phuket George Town

Port Louis MAURITIUS

Taipei TAIWAN Xiamen Hong Kong

Manila PHILIPPINES

Ho Chi Minh City Sihanoukville MALAYSIA

Kota Kinabalu Bandar Seri Begawan BRUNEI

INDONESIA

Jakarta

Bali

Semarang Surabaya

Komodo

Lembar Lombok

East London Cape Town Port Elizabeth SOUTH AFRICA

Darwin Cairns

AUSTRALIA

Maputo Durban

Thursday Island

Townsville Whitsunday Island

Fort Dauphin

Lüderitz

Pacific Ocean

Da Nang

CAMBODIA

MADAGASCAR

Walvis Bay

Tokyo Yokoham Shimizu Hiroshima Nagasaki Kagoshima Osaka

Haikou

Kuala Lumpur Singapore SINGAPORE

NAMIBIA

SOUTH KOREA

Shanghai

Sharm el-Sheikh Luxor

Red Sea

Dalian

Beijing CHINA

Sapporo JAPAN

Brisbane Perth Albany

Adelaide

Newcastle Sydney

Melbourne TASMANIA Hobart

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GREENLAND

CANADA Seward Kodiak

Valdez Icy Strait Point

St. Lawrence River L'Anse aux Meadows

Ketchikan

Dutch Harbor

chatsky

Qaqortoq Nanortalik

Skagway Juneau Sitka

Inside Passage

Saguenay

Vancouver

Quebec Montreal

Charlottetown Halifax

Boston New York

USA

Cape Cod Canal Atlantic Ocean

hama BERMUDA Hamilton

International Date Line

Los Angeles Pacific Ocean MEXICO Cabo San Lucas Belize City BELIZE

FRENCH POLYNESIA

ST. THOMAS Charlotte Amalie

San Juan PUERTO RICO

Mérida Cienfuegos Cozumel

Basseterre ST. KITTS & NEVIS Castries ST. LUCIA Bridgetown BARBADOS

Corinto NICARAGUA

Cartagena Panama Puntarenas COLOMBIA Îles du Salut Canal FRENCH GUIANA Puerto Limón COSTA RICA Parintins

COOK ISLANDS

FIJI

Rarotonga

Coral Sea

Nuku’alofa TONGA

St. George’s GRENADA

Belém AMAZON Santarém

Manaus

Marquesas Islands

Suva

Atlantic Ocean

Philipsburg ST. MARTIN

Ocho Rios Montego Bay JAMAICA Colón PANAMA Aruba

Roatán HONDURAS Puerto Quetzal GUATAMALA

Havana CUBA George Town GRAND CAYMAN

Fort Lauderdale Miami Key West

BRAZIL

FRENCH POLYNESIA

Recife

Salvador de Bahia

Bora Bora Tahiti FRENCH POLYNESIA

Armação dos Búzios Rio de Janeiro

Easter Island CHILE

e South Pacific

Russell

Auckland NEW ZEALAND Tasman Sea

Tauranga Napier

Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

Robinson Crusoe Island CHILE

URUGUAY Santiago Montevideo Buenos Aires CHILE Punta del Este ARGENTINA

Puerto Montt Puerto Chacabuco Port Stanley Falkland Islands UNITED KINGDOM

Chilean Fjords Punta Arenas Ushuaia Beagle Channel

Cape Horn

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GENER AL INFORMATION For those wanting to delve a little deeper, this section contains further information on your voyage with Viking. You’ll find information on the rivers we cruise, river cruise deck plans, terms and conditions, maps and a summary of our 2019 departures. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact our reservations team on 138 747 (AU), 0800 447 913 (NZ) or visit vikingcruises.com.au

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OUR SHIPS ON THE RIVERS THE VIKING LONGSHIPS Stylish, light and with a Scandinavian design, everywhere on the award-winning Viking Longships you will find quiet corners that invite you to pause and reflect, in the alcoves, the library, the lounge areas, the Sun Deck, the Aquavit Terrace and, of course, the sanctuary of your stateroom. Home to just 190 guests, all staterooms have a window and many boast a French balcony or private veranda. Read more on page 192.

OUR ELBE SHIPS Viking Beyla and Viking Astrild are inspired by our award-winning Viking Longships, and home to 98 guests. They boast many of the same design features, including the stylish lounge and restaurant, and Aquavit Terrace for al fresco dining. Read more on page 194.

OUR DOURO SHIPS Taking inspiration from the Viking Longships, the Viking Hemming, Viking Helgrim, Viking Torgil or Viking Osfrid ships are especially designed to sail the River Douro and are slightly smaller. Built in 2014, 2016 and 2019, they accommodate just 106 guests. They also boast a small rooftop pool to make the most of sunnier climes. Read more on page 194.

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OUR SHIPS IN RUSSIA Home to just 204 guests, Viking Akun, Viking Helgi, Viking Ingvar and Viking Truvor are elegantly furnished in Viking’s signature Scandinavian style, and offer plenty of space, including a Sun Deck on which you can relax. The spacious river-view staterooms offer all the comforts you would find in a deluxe hotel, and many feature a private veranda. Read more on page 195.

OUR SHIP IN CHINA Traditional artists sail with the ship. There’s a boutique to browse for pearls, and the ship’s resident tailor can make you a bespoke Chinese silk garment. The all-veranda Viking Emerald accommodates 256 guests, and offers superb service, delicious local cuisine with a full Western-style menu and spectacular views. Read more on page 196.

OUR SHIP IN VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA Featuring handcrafted teak and brass, the elegant, colonial-style ship Viking Mekong accommodates just 56 guests, and provides ample space. Enjoy a river-view ensuite stateroom with air conditioning, as well as an elegant restaurant, small library and on board shop. Read more on page 196.

OUR SHIP IN EGYPT Viking Ra is the newest, most upscale ship in Egypt. Accommodating just 52 guests, this all-suite, state-of-the-art ship has been built specifically to navigate the Nile and offers the ultimate in comfort. Spacious staterooms feature two rooms with separate living area; panoramic views can be enjoyed from the restaurant and Lounge/bar and guests can cool off in the pool or two Jacuzzis. Read more on page 197.

OUR SHIP IN UKRAINE Completely refurbished in 2014, Viking Sineus offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Enjoy spacious river view staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and beautiful public spaces including sun deck, library and observation lounge, on an elegant ship that sets a new standard of river cruising excellence in the region. Read more on page 198.

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LARGEST SUITES IN EUROPE

One of two Explorer Suites

Veranda Suite

VIKING LONGSHIPS Viking Longships were recognised in the 2017 CondÊ Nast Readers’ Poll, where Viking was named #1 River Cruise Line in the world. Built: 2012-2019 Length: 443 ft. Crew: 50 Guests: 190 Decks: 4 Staterooms: 95 (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda, 22 French Balcony, 25 Standard)

Explorer Suite (ES)

Veranda Suite (AA)

Veranda (A)

Veranda (B)

French Balcony (C)

French Balcony (D)

Standard (E)

Standard (F)

Herb Garden, Solar Panels

Upper deck Main deck Middle deck Sun deck

Shop, Reception Library, Internet

Bridge

Observation lounge Restaurant Aquavit Terrace

VIKING

Sun deck Walking Track

Herb Garden Solar Panels Walking Track

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316

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Internet

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340

Explorer Suite

Upper deck Observation lounge

Library

Buffet

French balcony

Bar Elevator

Aquavit Terrace Grills

Stateroom with a veranda French balcony

Middle deck Shop

201 203 205 207 209 211 213 215 217 219 221

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Buffet

200 202 204 206 208 210 212 214 216

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Restaurant

Reception

Kitchen

Elevator

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108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 125

Water-level staterooms have smaller windows

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Full veranda veranda

French Balcony

Wraparound Veranda

In Conde Nast’s annual awards, Viking has been recognized twelve times from 2002 to 2017 and has scored in the top of the list every year since the river cruise category was introduced. In 2017, Viking was voted the #1 River Cruise Line. Condé Nast Traveler states, “Complimentary Wi-Fi and select shore excursions encourage passengers to share experiences both on land and on the water, and Viking’s ‘Culture Curriculum’ offers experiential learning through events like regional wine tastings and menus that change Full Veranda with the season.”

Suite (ES) 445 sq. ft.

Explorer Suite (ES) 445 sq. ft.

French Balcony Stateroom

French balcony French balcony

All staterooms have river views Wraparound Veranda Lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to an open air Aquavit Terrace • Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views • Sun Deck with shaded sitting area, organic herb garden, solar panels and walking track • Library corner and onboard boutique Veranda • Elevator, Middle to Upper Deck only (A, B) 205 sq. ft. • Free Wi-Fi • Laundry service Full Veranda • Bottled water replenished daily • Voltage: 220V & 110V (U.S. outlet) in stateroom French Balcony Wraparound Veranda • Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride •

Veranda Suite (AA) 275 sq. ft.

Veranda Suite (AA) 275 sq. ft.

French balcony

Full Ver

French Balcony

Wraparound Veranda

Explorer Suite (ES) 445 sq. ft.

Full veran

French balcony French balcony

Wraparound Veranda Wraparound veranda

Explorer Suite (ES) 445 sq. ft.

Full Veranda Full Veranda

French Balcony

French Balcony (C, D) 135 sq. ft.

French Balcony French Balcony

Standard (E, F) 150 sq. ft.

Veranda Explorer Suite (A, B) (ES) 205 sq. ft. 445 sq. ft.

Full Veranda

French Balcony Veranda Suite (C, D) (AA) 135 sq. ft. 275 sq. ft.

Veranda (A, B) 205 sq. ft.

French balcony French Balcony French Balcony

OFFERING YOU A CHOICE OF STATEROOMS Explorer Suites are 445 square feet, have separate sleeping and sitting quarters, a wraparound veranda with 270° views, a French balcony and 2 flat-panel TVs • Veranda Suites are 275 square feet, have separate sleeping and sitting Veranda B) quarters, a full veranda and French balcony and 2 flat-panel TVs 205 (A, sq. ft. Explorer Suite (ES) • All staterooms and suites have hotel-style beds with optional twin445 sq. ft. Full Veranda bed configuration • All Upper and Middle Deck staterooms have a full veranda or French French Balcony balcony • Private bathroom with shower; premium bath products; bathrobe and slippers upon request • 40" or 42" flat-panel Sony ® TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer and individual climate control • Corridor configuration designs European Community Design #1832106-0001 to 1832106-0011. •

Veranda (A, B) 205 sq. ft.

French Balcony (C, D) 135 sq. ft.

French Balcony (C, D) 135 sq. ft.

French Balcony (C, D) 135 sq. ft.

Standard (E, F) 150 sq. ft.

Standard (E, F) 150 sq. ft. Veranda Suite (AA) 275 sq. ft.

Standard (E, F) 150 sq. ft.

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French Balcony (D) French Balcony (D) Standard (E) Standard (E)

Veranda (B) Veranda (B) French Balcony (C) French Balcony (C)

Veranda Suite (AA) Veranda Suite (AA) Veranda (A) Veranda (A)

Aquavit Aquavit terrace terrace

VIKING ASTRILD / VIKING BEYLA Main deck Main deck

Bridge Restaurant Bridge Observation Restaurant Observation Reception lounge Reception lounge

Upper deck Upper deck

Customised to navigate the historic Elbe River, these ships offer a choice of staterooms, all with river views. VIKING BEYLA

Built: 2015 Length: 361 ft. Crew: 28 Guests: 98 Decks: 3 Staterooms: 49 (2 Veranda Suites, 19 Veranda, 14 French Balcony, 14 Standard) VIKING BEYLA

Full veranda Full veranda

French balcony French balcony

French balcony

200 200

Observation lounge Aquavit Observation lounge terrace Aquavit Bar terrace Bar

201 201

Shop Shop Reception

Reception

100 100

102 102

105 104 105 104

107 106 107 106 109 108 109 108

110 111 111 110

115 115

117 117

112 113 113 112

Main deck Main deck

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Upper deck Upper deck

Veranda Suite Veranda Suite (AA) 250 sq. ft. (AA) 250 sq. ft.

Restaurant Restaurant

Buffet Buffet

French Balcony (C, D) 122 sq. ft.

Full Full veranda veranda

French Balcony (D)

Veranda (B) Veranda Suite (AA) French (D) Veranda (B) Veranda Suite (AA) Balcony (C) French French BalconyBalcony (D) Veranda (A) Veranda (B) Veranda Suite (AA) French Balcony (D) Veranda (B) Veranda Suite (AA) (C) Standard (E) deck Veranda (A) FrenchBalcony Balcony(D) (C) Standard (E) Main (A) French Veranda (B) a Suite (AA)

French French balcony balcony

Standard (E)

French balcony

Full veranda

Bridge Restaurant Aquavit Aquavit Observation terrace Bridge Main deck Restaurant French Balcony (C) Standard (E) Veranda (A) terrace Bridge Main deck Restaurant Upper deck Reception lounge Aquavit French Balcony (C) Standard (E) aa(A) (D) (B) Observation Aquavit Observation terrace Bridge Main deck Restaurant Upper deck Reception lounge lounge terrace Bridge Restaurant Upper deck Reception Balcony (C) StandardMain (E) deck Observation Aquavit Observation Upper deck Reception lounge terrace Bridge Main deck Restaurant Upper deck Reception lounge Observation Veranda Suite French Balcony Standard Veranda French Balkony Standard Veranda (AA) (C, D) (E) (A, B) Upper deck Reception lounge 250 sq. ft. 122(C, sq. ft. 140 sq.(E) ft. 180 sq. B) ft. D) (A, 122 sq. ft.

140 sq. ft. VIKING BEYLA

VIKING BEYLA

Aquav terrac

VIKING BEYLA

180 sq. ft.

VIKING BEYLA VIKING BEYLA

Upper deck

VIKING BEYLA

201

Full veranda

100

102

104

106

110

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108

Full veranda Full veranda

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Veranda Suite

VIKING

Veranda(AA, Suite AB) 302 sq. ft. (AA, AB) 302 sq. ft.

VIKING VIKING

Sun Deck Al Fresco Al Fresco Al Fresco Golf Sun Deck Sun Deck Sun DeckMain Deck Main Deck Reception Reception restaurant Aquavit restaurant Aquavit Main Deck Reception restaurant Lounge Aquavit Lounge Lounge Golf Sun Deck Pool Sun Deck Golf Restaurant Restaurant Upper Deck Upper Deck Middle Deck Bridge Bridge Middle Deck Restaurant Upper Deck Bridge Middle Deck Terrace Terrace Terrace Full veranda Pool Golf

Loungelounge ReceptionShop Bar Observation

Elevator

Reception

Loungelounge Bar Observation

Reception

Bar

Elevator

Middle Deck Middle Deck Sun Deck Elevator Elevator Middle Deck Elevator Elevator Middle Deck Restaurant Elevator Elevator

VIKING

Buffet

Buffet

Buffet Buffet Buffet

Buffet Buffet Buffet

French balcony

Restaurant Al Fresco Restaurant

VIKING

Viking Torgil, Hemming

Sun Deck Sun Deck

Restaurant Pool

Pool

VIKING

Aquavit Terrace Aquavit Terrace Aquavit Terrace Aquavit Terrace

Al Fresco Restaurant Al Fresco Restaurant Al Fresco

Restaurant

Elevator Elevator

Full veranda

Veranda Suite (AA, AB) 302 sq. ft.

Veranda

Veranda (A, B) 185 sq. ft. (A, B) 185 sq. ft.

Full veranda

French balcony French balcony

French balcony

Pool

Restaurant

Main Deck Main Deck Main Deck Main Deck

Elevator Elevator Elevator

Upper Deck

Upper Deck Upper Deck

Shop

Shop

Elevator

Bar

300

304 300

308

304

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308 316 326

312 320

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Elevator

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Elevator

Buffet

Buffet

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Full veranda Full veranda French balcony

Pool

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Buffet

Frenc

Pool

Reception

Shop

Veranda Suite (AA, AB) 302 sq. ft.

301

303

Observation Loungelounge Observation Loungelounge Observation Loungelounge Elevator Elevator Aquavit Aquavit Reception Reception Bar Bar Terrace Terrace

305

301 307

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307 313

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Veranda (A, B) 185 sq. ft.

Viking Torgil, Hemming

n Deck

Golf

French balc

Restaurant

VIKING

(E) Standard (E) (F)Standard Standard (F) (F) dard (E)Standard Standard

Golf

French balcony French balcony

Buffet

Restaurant Terrace Veranda Veranda (AA)SuiteBridge (AA) Veranda (A) e (AB) Suite (AB)Suite (AB) Veranda Suite (AA) Suite Veranda (A) Veranda (A) Buffet Veranda (B) Balcony French French(C) BalconyFrench (C) Balcony French French(D) Balcony (D) nda (B) Veranda (B) French (C) Balcony (D) Balcony

Golf

Viking Torgil, Hemming

Buffet

RestaurantRestaurant Buffet

203

Main deck

Observation lounge Aqu terra

Bar

105

107

109 105

Buffet

102

104 100

106 102

111 107 113 109

Sun Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Middle Restaurant Deck

115 100 117 102

restaurant Al Fresco Aquavit restaurant Bridge Al Fresco Terrace Aquavit Restaurant Bridgerestaurant AlRestaurant Fresco Terrace Aquavit restaurant Aquavit Buffet Bridge Terrace

106 102 108 104 110 106 112 108

110

112

Main deck Sun Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Middle Deck

108 104

Reception Lounge Reception RestaurantLounge Reception RestaurantLounge Reception RestaurantLounge

110 106 112 108

Main Deck

115 110 111 100 117 112 113 102 115 105 104 100117 107

Sun Deck

Standard (E) Deck Main Deck Middle Standard Sun Deck Upper Deck (F)

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Viking Viking Torgil, Torgil, Hemming Hemming Viking Torgil, Hemming

205

Bar

207

Shop

Reception Suite (AB) VerandaBalcony Suite (AA) VerandaBalcony (A) Veranda (B) French (C) (D) Built: Length: 262 ft. Crew: 36 French Guests: 106deck Decks: 4 Main deck Suite2014/2016/2019 (AB) Veranda Suite (AA) Veranda (A) Main Veranda (B) French Balcony (C) French Balcony (D) Standard (E) Standard (F) (AA) Suite (AB) Veranda Suite Veranda (A) Veranda (B) 53 (11 Veranda French Suite, Balcony23 (C) Main French Balcony (D) 16 Standard) Staterooms: Veranda, 3 French Balcony, deck Standard (E) Standard (F) Al Fresco Main deck Veranda French Balcony French Balcony (D) Standard(B) (E) Standard (F) (C)

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Shop

Shop

Reception Observation lounge Aquavit These intimate ships were custom built to sail Portugal’s Douro River. Reception terrace

209

Shop lounge Aquavit ObservationObservation lounge Aquavit Reception terrace terrace ShopAquavit Bar Shop lounge Observation Bar Observation lounge Aquavit terrace Reception Reception terrace Bar Bar

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Viking Torgil, Torgil, Hemming Hemming Viking Suite (AB) Veranda Suite (AA) Veranda (A)

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Upper deck Upper deck

VIKING HEMMING / VIKING OSFRID / Viking Hemming VIKING TORGIL/ VIKING HELGRIM Viking Torgil, Torgil, Hemming Upper deck Upper deck

Veranda (A, B) 185 sq. ft.

French Balcony

French Balcony (C, D) 150 sq. ft. (C, D) 150 sq. ft.

Aquavit Terrace

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Middle DeckMiddle Deck

Standard

Standard (E, F) 155 sq. ft. (E, F) 155 sq. ft.

French Balcony (C, D) 150 sq. ft.

St

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NEW! VERANDA STATEROOMS

Viking Helgi in Kizhi

Sample regional specialties in the restaurant

Akun, Helgi, Ingva

VIKING AKUN / VIKING HELGI / VIKING INGVAR / VIKING TRUVOR

Full veranda Full veranda

These completely refurbished ships have been modernised to offer Veranda staterooms and the most deluxe accommodations in Russia. Suite (AA) Junior Suite (JR)

Veranda (AX)

Deluxe (CX)

Veranda (BX)

Deluxe (DX) Suite Suite (AA) (AA) 400 sq. ft. 400 sq. ft.

Refurbished: 2013/2014 Length: ft.BarCrew: 115 Decks: 5 Bar Panorama Library Guests: 204Reception Upper Deck 423 Sky Neva Restaurant Sun Deck Bridge Deck Deck Shop Staterooms: 102 (2 Suites, 2 Jr. Suites, 67 Middle Veranda, 31 Main Deluxe)

Suite (AA) Junior Suite (JR)

Veranda (AX)

Deluxe (CX)

Veranda (BX) Upper Deck

Sun Deck

429

424

426

428

Akun, Helgi, Ingvar,SuiteTruvor (AA) 400 sq. ft. Akun, Helgi, Ingvar, Truvor

All double-occupancy staterooms on the Upper Deck have a veranda.

Jr. Suite

311

313

315

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329

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Elev.

Full veranda

FullFullveranda veranda

Panorama Bar

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Jr. Suite (JR) 337 sq. ft. Jr. Suite (JR) 337 sq. ft.

438

432

436

433

430

Suite (AA) 400 sq. ft. Suite (AA) 400 sq. ft.

437

431

426

428

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424

Cat CX & DX have a large picture window that opens.

429

425

226

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Library

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Main Deck

Full veranda

Upper Deck

All staterooms on the Middle Deck have a veranda.

Elev.

(BX) 230 sq. ft.

Stateroom 400 is 220 sq. ft.

Full veranda

Neva Restaurant

Veranda (AX) 225 sq. ft.

(JR) Jr. Suite 337 sq. ft. (JR)VIKING HELGI 337 sq. ft.

Middle Deck

Buffet

Full veranda

Reception Panorama Bar Bridge

Main Deck

Panorama Bar

427

422

438

425

420

439

423

418

436

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430

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433

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Sky Bar Library Middle Deck

Shop

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411

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Elev.

Full Fullveranda veranda

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VIKING HELGI

Deluxe (DX)

Upper Deck

Neva Restaurant

Akun, Helgi, Ingvar, Truvor

Veranda (AX) 225 sq. ft. Veranda

(AX)(BX) Veranda 225230 sq. ft. sq. ft. (AX) 225 sq. ft.

Deluxe

(CX) Deluxe 160 sq. ft. Deluxe (CX) 160 sq. ft.

(DX) 140 sq. ft.

Stateroom 400 is 220 (BX)sq. ft. 230 sq. ft.

All double-occupancy staterooms on the Upper Deck have a veranda.

(CX)(DX) 160140 sq. ft. sq. ft.

(BX) 230 sq. ft.

(DX) 140 sq. ft.

Stateroom 400 is 220 sq. ft.

Middle Deck

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 Restaurant with panoramic views  Elevator  Observation lounge and two bars with panoramic windows  Library and onboard boutique  Free Wi-Fi  Doctor on board  Laundry service  Voltage: 220V and 110V (U.S. outlet) Promenade in stateroom

315

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• modern bathrooms with separate shower and premium bath products; • bathrobe and slippers upon request •  • 26" flat-panel Sony® TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC and more •  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer All staterooms on the Middle Deck have a veranda. • and • air conditioning •  • Bottled Main Deckdaily water replenished •  • Sun deck with shaded sitting area Elev.  • A walk-around, open air promenade deck

302

Elev.  • Private,

301

Neva Restaurant All staterooms have river views Buffet are 400 square feet, have 2 flat-panel TVs and panoramic windows Buffet  All Suites and Cat AX-BX staterooms have a veranda  All Cat CX-DX staterooms have a large picture window that opens  Most Veranda, Deluxe staterooms and Suites have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration

 • Suites

303

Promenade

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THE VIKING EXPLORER SOCIETY Being a member of the Viking Cruises family allows you to enjoy the rewarding benefits of the Viking Explorer Society. Once you take a Viking cruise, you are automatically enrolled in the Viking Explorer Society, meaning you are part of a community of sophisticated travellers, people who like to expand their world view through travel. Travellers like you. TRAVEL CREDIT ON YOUR NEXT TRIP We would like to encourage you to join us again by offering credit on your upcoming travel with Viking Cruises. Whether you choose the rivers or oceans for your next journey, you will receive travel credits according to the amount of time that has elapsed since your last Viking voyage. If you reserve within one year, you receive $200 per passenger in travel credit; if you reserve within two years, you receive $100.

ONBOARD RECOGNITION You will not want to miss the exclusive Viking Explorer Society members-only cocktail party during your next journey. Mingle with fellow guests, get to know the ship’s staff and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.

THE INSIDE SCOOP Be among the first to learn about new Viking Cruises itineraries and ships, so you always have first choice of destinations and departure dates. You will also receive news about special, limited-time offers by email.

Share and Save with Viking Referral Rewards Travel is one of life’s great treasures, and sharing it with friends makes it even more memorable. Recommend a Viking River or Viking Ocean journey to friends or family, and you can all reap the rewards. RECEIVE $100 REFERRAL REWARDS for each new person you refer. That is $200 for each referred couple. Rewards are valid on reservations made within 12 months from date of issue. EACH REFERRED PERSON SAVES $100 per person on their first trip. EARN A FREE CRUISE when you refer your 13th new-to-Viking traveller within one calendar year. See details to the right.

RECEIVE REFERRAL REWARDS once you have reserved a Viking trip and made a deposit, you are eligible for Referral Rewards even if you have not yet travelled.

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LEVEL 1 New travellers referred: 1-12 Rewards for each new traveller: $100

LEVEL 2 New travellers referred: 13 Travel bonus: one free river cruise valued up to $3,300

HOW DOES IT WORK? Tell your friends, they book their trip and provide your name and customer number. You get your Referral Rewards, they get $100 each off their cruise. Viking Referral Rewards will be applied for new-to-Viking referrals only and are good for reservations made up to 12 months after date of issue. Referral Rewards and level benefits cannot be transferred, have no cash value, are not applicable on board and cannot be combined with other offers or promotions; call for details. Free river cruise value not to exceed $3,300 for referring Guest. Once you receive your free cruise, your count resets to zero and you start earning Level 1 benefits again right away. To receive Referral Rewards, you must have previously travelled with Viking or currently have a reservation with paid deposit and completed PIF. Those you refer must not have travelled with Viking before and must mention your name and customer number when reserving their first trip in order for credits to apply. Referral Rewards vouchers are electronically issued and statements are emailed monthly; Free Cruise vouchers are mailed at the end of the year. Viking Referral Rewards Program is not applicable to Viking employees, tour operators, wholesalers, partial charter, charter, groups, third-party resellers, GSA or Travel Agents. Additional rules and restrictions apply; see http://www.vikingrivercruises.com.au/why-viking/community/index.html for details.

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VIKING STAR, VIKING SEA, VIKING SKY, VIKING SUN, VIKING ORION AND VIKING JUPITER These ship diagrams show where the different venues and staterooms are located. The colours correspond to the colours on the stateroom plans on the previous pages. For interactive deck plans, photos and more information on our ocean ships visit our website, www.vikingcruises.com.au/oceans

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DECK 4 DECK 4 4 DECK

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Suite 4121

6094 6096

Suite 4001 Suite Suite Suite 4001 4001 4000

DV5: Deluxe Veranda

Suite 4000

Suite Suite 4000 4000

Suite 4001

DECK 4

ES1: Explorer Suite

ES2: Explorer Suite

PV1: Penthouse Veranda

PV2: Penthouse Veranda

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Suite 4000

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Suite Suite 5001 Suite Suite 5001 5000 5001

DECK 5

Suite DV2: Deluxe Veranda DV3: Deluxe Veranda Launderette Lifts Lifts Suite 4120 Suite 4120 Launderette 4122 4120 Lifts Launderette 4123 4122 4122 Launderette LiftsLifts Lifts Lifts 4123 4123 Suite Suite 4121 4120 Suite Suite ES1: Explorer Suite ES2: Explorer Suite DV4: Deluxe Veranda PV3: Penthouse Veranda DV1: Deluxe Veranda 4121 4121 Launderette 4122 Lifts Lifts 4123

Suite 4120

Suite 5000

DECK 5 DECK 5 5 DECK

Launderette

6099 Suite

Bridge

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Suite Suite 5000 5000

Suite 5109

Bridge

Lifts

DV2: Deluxe Veranda

Lifts PV1: Penthouse Veranda PS3: Penthouse Jr. Suite DECK 6 6 ES2: Explorer6099Suite DECK ADA cabins available; Check for specific locations at time of booking

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Mamsen’s

Owner’s Suite

Suite 5001

DECK 5

Bridge Bridge

Lifts

Launderette

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Mamsen’s

Bridge

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Launderette

DECK 6 6098 DECK 6 Suite Suite DECK 6 Suite 6098 6099

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite

OS: Owner’s Suite

Explorers’ Explorers’Lounge Lounge Explorers’ Owner’s Lounge Mamsen’s Owner’s Suite Explorers’ Mamsen’s Suite Lounge Owner’s Mamsen’s Suite Lifts

DECK 7 DECK 7 DECK 7 7 DECK DECK 7

Suite 5000

Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda PS3: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV2: Deluxe Veranda ES2: Explorer Suite Launderette Liftsat time of booking Lifts 5108cabins available; Check for specific locations Suite ADA 5108 Suite Launderette 5110 Lifts Lifts 5108 Launderette 5110 5111 Lifts Lifts Launderette 5111 5110 Lifts Lifts Suite Suite 5111 5108 5109 Suite 5109 Suite PV2: Penthouse Veranda Launderette DV1: Deluxe Veranda ES1: Explorer Suite ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda 5110 5109 Lifts Lifts 5111 Veranda DV2: Deluxe DV3: Deluxe Veranda PV2: Penthouse Veranda DV1: Deluxe Veranda ES1: Explorer Suite ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda Suite ES1: Explorer Suite PV2: Penthouse Veranda DV1: Deluxe Veranda ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda DV2: Deluxe Veranda DV3: Deluxe Veranda PV2: Penthouse Veranda DV1: Deluxe Veranda ES1: Explorer Suite ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda 5109 DV2: Deluxe Veranda DV3: Deluxe Veranda DV2: Deluxe Veranda DV3: Deluxe Veranda

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PV1: Penthouse Veranda PS3: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV2: Deluxe Veranda ES2: Explorer Suite Suite 6099 ES2: ADA PV1:ofPenthouse Penthouse Jr. locations Suite DV2: Deluxe Veranda Explorer Suite cabins available;PS3: Check for specific at time booking Veranda PV1: Penthouse Veranda PS3: Penthouse Jr.time Suiteof booking DV2: Deluxe Veranda ES2: Explorer Check Suite for specific ADA cabins available; locations at ADA cabins available; Check for specific locations at time of booking

Suite 5108

Lifts

Launderette

Lifts

Suite 6099

Lifts

Sports Deck Sports Deck Lifts

Sports Deck Sports Deck

DECK 9 Lifts DECK 9 Lifts DECK 9 Lifts DECK 9

Explorers’ Lounge

Pool Grill Pool Lanai Main Lifts Grill Wintergarden World Café Pool Pool Lanai World Café Grill Main Lifts Wintergarden Pool Main Pool Lifts World Café Owner’s Wintergarden Lanai Pool Lifts Pool Lanai Grill Suite Bar Main Lifts Lifts Wintergarden Pool Pool World Café Lanai Bar Pool Infinity Main Hot OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda Lifts Lanai Lifts Wintergarden Bar Pool Tub Pool Pool Lanai Bar OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda Pool Lanai Bar OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda

World Café

Launderette

Lifts

DECK 6

Lifts

PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite

Lanai Pool Grill

Aquavit Terrace

Lifts

DECK 7

Suite Suite 6098 6098 Suite

Suite 6098

Upper Level Explorers’ Retractable Lifts Open To Below Explorers’Lounge RetractableRoof Lifts Upper Level Open To Below Lounge Roof Upper Level Explorers’ Retractable Lifts Open To Below Lounge Roof PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda Upper Level Explorers’ Retractable Lifts Open To Below Lounge Roof PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda Upper Level PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Lifts

DECK 8 DECK 8 DECK 8 DECK 8 DECK 8

Explorers’ Lounge

Lifts

Retractable Roof Open To Below Lifts

DECK 8

Sports Deck Lifts

DECK 9

DECK 9

PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite Lanai

Aquavit Aquavit Terrace Terrace Infinity AquavitHot Pool TerraceTub Infinity Hot Tub PoolAquavit Infinity Hot Terrace Pool Tub

Hot Tub

Infinity Pool

Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky Viking Star, Sky Medical Explorers’ Viking Sea, Viking Wintergarden Viking Star, Desk Viking Sea, VikingCenter SkyThe Theater Infinity Pool

VIKING

VIKING

VIKING

DECK a

VIKING

Sports Medical The Chef’s Table/ Explorers’ Explorers’ Aquavit The Main Infinity Pool The Theater Center Italian Restaurant World Café Wintergarden Desk Sports Deck TheManfredi’s Chef’s Table/ Lounge Terrace Restaurant 3-Deck Atrium Torshavn Pool Explorers’ The Spa Medical Infinity Pool The Theater Deck Center World Café Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant Wintergarden Desk Explorers’ Aquavit The Main 3-Deck AtriumMain Torshavn Pool The Spa Explorers’Lounge Aquavit Terrace The Restaurant Sports Medical The Chef’s Table/ Explorers’ Lounge Terrace Restaurant 3-Deck Atrium Torshavn Pool The Spa Infinity Pool The Theater Deck Center Italian Restaurant World Café Manfredi’s Wintergarden Sports Desk Medical The Chef’s Table/ Explorers’ Infinity Pool The Theater Deck Center World Café Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant Wintergarden Desk Explorers’ Aquavit The Main Lounge Terrace Restaurant 3-Deck Atrium Torshavn Pool The Spa Explorers’ Aquavit The Main DECK 9 Lounge Terrace Restaurant 3-Deck Atrium Torshavn Pool The Spa DECK 9 DECK 8 DECK 8 DECK 7 DECK 7 DECK 6 9 5 DECKDECK 6 DECK VIKING DECK DECK 9 8 4 DECK 5 DECK DECK DECK4 DECK 8 7 3 DECK DECK DECK 7 6 2 DECK 3 DECK DECK DECK 6 5 1 DECK 2 DECK DECK DECK 5 4 a DECK 1 DECK DECK 3 DECK DECK a4 DECK DECK 3 2 DECK DECK 2 1 DECK DECK 1 a

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Sports Deck The Chef’s Table/ World Café Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant


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Registry: Norway

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Length: 745 ft.

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Speed: 20 knots

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GRT: 48,000

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Beam: 94.5 ft.

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Guests: 930

Type: Small Ship (Cruising)

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STATISTICS

Lifts

Lifts

Medical Center Medical Center

Staterooms 465 (42 Veranda, 272 Deluxe Veranda, 104 Penthouse Veranda, 32 Penthouse Junior Suites, 14 Explorer Suites, 1 Owner's Suite)

a DECK a DECK

Salon

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a DECK a DECK

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Medical Center Medical Center

a DECK

The Spa

The Spa Fitness Lifts Center

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6092 6094 6096

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Medical Center

Fitness Center Fitness Center Salon Shop

Viking Bar Viking Bar

Private Dining 1 Private Dining 1

The Spa

Fitness Center Salon Shop

Salon Shop Private Dining 1

The Spa

DECK 1

The Shop

The Spa

DECK 1

The Theater Lifts

Atrium

Fitness Center Salon Shop The Viking Viking Living Bar Room

Lifts

Lifts

The Viking Viking Living Room Bar Viking The Living Room Lifts Viking Bar Lifts

Lifts

Private Dining 2 Private Dining 1 Private Dining 2 Private Private Dining Dining12

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Lifts

The Viking Living Room Lifts

Cinema 2 The Shop

360° Promenade 4 laps=1 mile

The Theater Lifts

Bar Cinema 2 Bar

Torshavn 360° Lifts Promenade 4 laps=1 mile

Cinema 2

Atrium4 laps=1 mile 360° Promenade The Viking Living Room

Private Dining 2

The Chef’s Table Manfredi’s Italian The KitchenRestaurant The Chef’s Table Table Manfredi’s Italian The Chef’s The KitchenRestaurant Table Table The Chef’s Manfredi’s Table Italian The Kitchen Restaurant Table The Kitchen Manfredi’s Italian Table Restaurant Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant The Kitchen Table

Torshavn

Lifts

Torshavn Atrium Atrium Lifts

The Restaurant

The Shop

Private Dining 2

The Chef’s Table

Atrium 4 laps=1 mile 360° Promenade The Restaurant

DECK 2 DECK DECK 22 DECK 2

Cinema 1

The Theater

The Shop

Cinema 1 Bar Cinema 2 Cinema 1

Atrium

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The Theater Lifts

The Shop The Shop Lifts

Bar Cinema1 2 Cinema The Shop Lifts The Shop

360° Promenade Atrium 4 laps=1 mile

The Restaurant

Torshavn

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Launderette

The Theater BarCinema 1 Lifts

DECK 2

DV1: Deluxe Veranda ES3: Explorer Suite The Restaurant

DV6: Deluxe Veranda Atrium Atrium

V1: Veranda TorshavnV2: Veranda The ShopLifts V1: Veranda V2: Veranda DV6: Deluxe Veranda

ES3: Explorer Suite

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

The Shop V2: Veranda

V1: Veranda

DV6: Deluxe Veranda Atrium Atrium DV1: Deluxe Veranda ES3: Explorer Suite The Restaurant

3095 Suite 3095

V2: Veranda Lifts

Launderette

Lifts

Atrium

V1: Veranda

Atrium Lifts Veranda Atrium DV6: Deluxe

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

3096 Suite 3097

DECK 3 3 DECK DECK 3 DECK 3

DV4: Deluxe Veranda

Suite Suite 3001 3000 Suite 3000 Suite Suite 3001 3000 Suite 3001 Suite 3001

Lifts

V2: Veranda

V1: Veranda Launderette

Atrium Atrium DV6: Deluxe Veranda Atrium Lifts

Suite 3094 Suite 3095 Suite 3096 ES3: Explorer Suite 3094 3097 Suite 3096 3094 Suite ES3: Explorer Suite 3095 3097

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Suite DV5: Deluxe Veranda Suite 3000 3001 Lifts Launderette

Atrium

DV1: Deluxe Veranda ES2: Explorer Suite ES1: Explorer Suite

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3097

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Suite 3096 3095

DECK 3

DV5: Deluxe Veranda

4001 Suite 3000

DV5: Deluxe Veranda

DV4: Deluxe Veranda

DV1:Launderette Deluxe Veranda

PV3: Penthouse Veranda Lifts Atrium PV3: Penthouse Veranda ES2: Explorer Suite

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

DV4: Deluxe Veranda

ES1: Explorer Suite

Launderette

DECK 4 DECK 4 DECK 4

3096 Suite 3097 3094

Lifts

Launderette

Lifts

Lifts

Lifts

Lifts Deluxe Veranda DV4:

DV1: Deluxe Veranda Lifts PV3: Penthouse Veranda

ES2: Explorer Suite

PV3: Penthouse Veranda Atrium

ES2: Explorer Suite

Suite Suite 4001 DV5: Deluxe Veranda 4000 Suite 4000 Suite Suite DV5: Deluxe Veranda4001 4000 Suite 4001 Suite

DV4: Deluxe Veranda

DV1:Launderette Deluxe Veranda PV3: Penthouse Veranda

ES2: Explorer Suite

Lifts

DECK DECK 44

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Lifts

PV2:Launderette Penthouse Veranda

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Lifts

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Suite Suite 4000 4001 Launderette

Lifts

DV3: Deluxe Veranda

DV2: Deluxe Veranda Suite 4122 4121 4123 Suite Suite 4120 Suite 4121 ES1: Explorer Suite 4122 4120 Suite 4123 4120 4122 Suite ES1: Explorer Suite 4123 4122 4121 4123 Suite 4121 Suite Suite ES1: Explorer Suite 30944121

PV2: Penthouse Veranda

PV1: Penthouse Veranda DV3:Explorer Deluxe Veranda ES2: Suite DV2: Veranda ES1:Deluxe Explorer Suite

DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Suite 5000 DV2: Deluxe Veranda

5001 Suite 4000 DV3: Deluxe Veranda ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda

4122 Suite 4123 4120

Lifts

DECK 5 DECK 5 DECK 5

DV2: Deluxe Veranda ES1: Explorer Suite

DECK 4

Lifts

DV2: Deluxe Veranda Suite Launderette cabinsExplorer available; Check forPS3: specific locations time of booking 5110 ADA ES2: PV1: Penthouse Veranda Penthouse Jr.atSuite DV2: Deluxe Veranda Suite Lifts 5109 5111 ADA cabins available; Check for specific locations at time of booking Suite Suite 5108 5109 Suite PV2:Launderette Penthouse Veranda ES1: Explorer Suite ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda 5110 5108 Lifts Suite DV2: Deluxe Veranda DV3: Deluxe Veranda 5111 Launderette 5108 5110 Lifts PV2:Launderette Penthouse Veranda ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda Suite ES1: Explorer Suite 5111 5110 Lifts 5109 DV2: Deluxe Veranda DV3: Deluxe Veranda 5111 Suite 5109 Suite Suite 5109 PV2: Penthouse Veranda ES1: Explorer Suite ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda 4120

DECK 5

Bridge Lifts

DV2: Deluxe Veranda

Suite 5001 Suite 5000 Suite 5000 Suite Suite 5000 5001 Suite 5001 Suite Lifts DV1: Deluxe Veranda Lifts

Suite Suite 5000 5001 Lifts

Launderette

Bridge Lifts Launderette

Bridge Lifts

Launderette

Bridge Suite 6098

PV1: PS3: Penthouse Jr. Suite ES2: Explorer Suite LiftsPenthouse Veranda ADA available; for specific locations at time of PV1: booking Penthouse Veranda PS3: Penthouse Jr. Suite ES2:cabins Explorer Suite Check

5110 Suite 5111 5108

DECK5 5 DECK

6094 6096

DECK 7 DECK 7 DECK 7

Aquavit Terrace Aquavit Terrace Aquavit Infinity Hot Terrace Pool HotTub Infinity Tub Pool Infinity Hot Pool Tub

Launderette

Lifts

Bridge Lifts

Lifts

Suite 6099

DECK 6

Suite ES2: Explorer Suite PV1: Penthouse Veranda PS3: Penthouse Jr. Suite Lifts 6099 Suite ADA cabins available; Check for specific locations at time of booking 6099 Suite Suite 5108 6099

Mamsen’s Mamsen’s Mamsen’s

Owner’s Suite Owner’s Suite Owner’s

Suite

DECK 6

PV1: Penthouse Veranda PS3: Penthouse Jr. Suite 6098 Suite ES2: Explorer Suite Lifts ADA cabins available; Check for specific locations at time of booking 6098

DECK 6 DECK 6 DECK 6

Explorers’ Lounge Explorers’ Lounge Explorers’ Lounge

Infinity Pool

DV2: Deluxe Veranda

Suite Suite 6099 6098 Suite

Mamsen’s

Owner’s Suite

Explorers’ Lounge

Mamsen’s

Main Lifts Wintergarden Pool Pool Lanai Pool Bar Lanai Grill Pool Lanai Pool Grill Pool Café Lanai Lanai OS: Owner’s Suite World PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Bar Grill Veranda World Café Main Lifts Lifts Wintergarden Pool World Café Main Lifts Wintergarden OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite Lifts DV1: Deluxe Veranda Pool Main Lifts Lifts Wintergarden Pool Pool Lanai Bar Pool Lanai Bar Pool Lanai OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Bar Deluxe Veranda Launderette Lifts Lifts OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda OS: Owner’s Suite PS2: Penthouse Jr. Suite DV1: Deluxe Veranda Launderette

Suite 6098

Lifts

Pool Grill

World Café

Aquavit Terrace

Owner’s Suite

Lifts

Hot Tub

DECK 7

DV1: Deluxe Veranda Explorers’ DV1: Deluxe Veranda Lounge DV1: Deluxe Veranda

Lanai PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite Lifts PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite Wintergarden PS1: Penthouse Jr. Suite

Main Pool

World Café

DECK 7

Aquavit Infinity Hot Tub PoolTerrace

Maiden Voyages: Viking Star 2015 , Viking Sea 2016, Viking Sky 2017, Viking Sun 2017, Viking Orion 2018 and Viking Jupiter 2019

Staterooms 6020 and 6021 have disabled access, please speak to one of our Cruise Consultants for more information.

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2019 BOOKING CONDITIONS By making a booking and/or paying a deposit with Viking Cruises, you agree to accept and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, together with any additional terms and conditions printed on the Passenger Ticket Contract and any applicable air travel ticket. NOTIFICATION Information contained in Viking Cruises brochures, website or advertising collateral (“Viking Advertising”) is not an offer or a contract. Cruises/Tours and Airfare offers are advertised in Australian dollars and are only available for sale to Australian and New Zealand residents. Airfare offers are only available in conjunction with the purchase of a Viking cruise from our office in Australia or our agents in Australia/New Zealand. The transportation of Guests and baggage on all river cruise vessels is provided solely by the operator and is governed by the terms and conditions printed on the Passenger Ticket Contract. For complete information on terms and conditions, itinerary, liability of Viking Cruises, Inc., liability limits and all sections mentioned below, refer to the Passenger Ticket Contract. A copy of the Passenger Ticket Contract is available by contacting Viking Cruises or visiting www. vikingrivercruises.com.au/my-trip/before-you-go/ step-by-step-guide.html PAYMENT A non-refundable cruise-only deposit of $500 per person, or a non-refundable cruise plus Viking Air deposit of $1,500 per person and applicable air deal cost, is required to secure a confirmed reservation within 3 days or your reservation will automatically cancel. When more than one cruise is booked, deposit and payment policies apply per cruise. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your cruise/tour departure date. Important Notice: Promotions or offers may have different payment terms, please refer to the offer conditions specified when making the booking. The final balance is due no later than 120 days prior to sailing unless otherwise stated or within 3 days of booking if cruise/tour departure date is within 120 days of sailing. BOOKINGS To make a reservation, contact Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd on 138 747 (Australia) or 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or call your local travel agent. All Viking Cruise bookings will only be accepted at the Australian dollar advertised price and must be booked through our Australian or New Zealand office or agents in Australia or New Zealand. If Viking Cruises Inc. or Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd accepts a booking and subsequently identifies that an Australian or New Zealand resident has booked a Viking Cruise through an office or agent outside their country of residence, Viking Cruises reserves the right to cancel the booking made and convert the booking to the Australian advertised price. The customer will then have the option of paying the Australian advertised price within 3 days of notification by Viking Cruises, failing which the booking will be cancelled and Viking Cruises will have no obligation to the customer other than refund of any amount paid by the customer for the booking made outside their country of residence. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date or paid as per payment instructions. Please contact Viking Cruises for payment instruction. Upon full payment by the participant(s) of the amount specified as the Full Fare (see Invoice), Viking Cruises, Inc. agrees to arrange for the provision of the services as described in our marketing collateral and as modified by supplementary marketing collateral. Upon receipt of your deposit or full payment or upon the issuance of the Passenger Ticket Contract directly or by a travel agent or upon receipt of a confirmation letter or final Invoice from us, both the Passenger and the Carrier will be fully bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Enrolment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by

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the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in the collateral which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the company. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Electronic Funds Transfer are all acceptable forms of payment. Please contact Viking Cruises for payment instruction. PRICING All prices are advertised per person based on double occupancy, in Australian dollars and valid at time of publication. Limited Offers and fares are subject to availability and additional restrictions may apply. Viking Cruises reserves the right to correct, revise or omit pricing, dates or offers throughout the season without prior notice. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking Cruises on 138 747 (Australia), 0800 447 913 (New Zealand). VIKING AIR OFFERS Viking Air offers are only valid in conjunction with a Viking Cruise itinerary booked through the Australian office. Viking Air promotional offers are strictly limited, subject to applicable conditions and availability and may be withdrawn at any time. A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person plus the applicable air deal price is required to secure the booking. Viking Air airfares include all government fees, taxes and air fuel surcharges. Seasonal charges may apply. Viking Air airfares are non-refundable, non-changeable, non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash and/or cruise credits. Viking Cruises pays government fees, taxes and air fuel surcharges therefore at no point will these be refunded by Viking Cruises. Flights are available from selected major Australian & New Zealand gateway cities, for travel to selected European and Asian gateway cities. Viking Cruises is unable to book all airline carriers. Airline bookings cannot be processed until Guest Information Form is fully completed including correct name as per passport and all passport information. This can be completed at myvikingjourney.com Viking Air offer does not guarantee that you will be on the same carrier/flight as others in your travel group. Full airline airfare restrictions, conditions of carriage and airline terms and conditions will apply. Refer to applicable airline for full terms and conditions. Flights may be currently out of the system date range. Viking will advise you when flights are scheduled. Viking Cruises acts as a booking agent for the airlines. Airline baggage restrictions apply, additional fees may apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice. Viking Cruises is not responsible for additional charges and or amendments which may be incurred due to airline schedule changes. CANCELLATION POLICY For any cruise booking, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full, the following situations are considered cancellations and cancellation charges will apply as noted below: changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked Guest(s); or changing to a promotional fare. All cancellations must be in writing. The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure. Days prior to Cruise/Tour,Land

Cruise/Tour/Land cancellation fee

Air inclusive cancellation fee

121 days or more $500 per person

$1,500 per person

120 – 60 days

50% of full fare

50% of full fare

59 – 0 days

100% of full fare 100% of full fare

Adjustments for currency and/or fuel fluctuations may apply. Optional shore excursions/tours/concerts, excess baggage charges, drinks, beverages and meals not included in the package are additional costs to the Guest. Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors and reserves the right to make corrections as required. Check www.vikingcruises.com.au for the most up-to-date prices, terms and conditions.

TRAVEL INSURANCE Viking Cruises strongly recommends that you obtain the appropriate travel insurance when you pay the deposit on your booking to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur before or during any cruise or associated travel. If you do not purchase travel insurance you may not be able to recover any charges associated with the cancellation or unforeseen circumstances. AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW Nothing in these Terms and Conditions operates to exclude, restrict or modify any provision of the Australian Consumer Law or any equivalent laws applicable in any State or Territory in Australia. CALIFORNIA SELLER OF TRAVEL LAW Viking Cruises, Inc. is registered in California as a seller of travel. Viking Cruises, Inc.’s seller of travel registration number is 2052644-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. PRIVACY POLICY Viking Australia Pty Limited is committed to protecting your personal information. View our privacy policy at www. vikingrivercruises.com.au/privacy.aspx ©2015 Time Inc. Affluent Media Group. Used under licence. Travel+Leisure and Time Inc. Affluent Media Group are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Viking Cruises. Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise/tour, land or air component purchased from Viking. Please note: Promotional fares may have different cancellation policies. Please ensure you check the conditions at the time of booking. REVISIONS/CHANGES Once a cruise booking has been accepted and a deposit paid, all changes are subject to a $50 per person charge per change. See prior section under Cancellation Policy for additional details on situations which are classified as cancellations rather than changes. DOCUMENTS Documents will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. All Guests are required to fill out a Guest Information Form (GIF) within seven (7) days of making the booking. GIF can be completed on myvikingjourney.com TRANSFERS When international airfares are purchased from Viking Cruises, airport transfers are complimentary if air arrival and departure dates coincide with the first and the last day and destination of the cruise itinerary. If Guests arrive and depart on different dates to these or have independently arranged flights, then airport transfers are not included. Airport transfers are also complimentary when pre and/or post hotel package extensions are purchased in conjunction with a cruise and air arrival and departure dates coincide with the first and the last day and destination of the hotel package extension. There is no cash refund for unused airport transfers. Guests who are not arriving or departing the destination on the first and/or the last date of the cruise itinerary or who have independently arranged flights will have to make their own way to the vessel at their own expense. TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION/VISAS Passports, visas, vaccinations and any other travel documentation are your sole responsibility. All Guests must have passports valid for six months following disembarkation and necessary visas when boarding. Guests are advised to check with their travel agent or the Australian or New Zealand Consulate Service to determine which documents they must obtain. If incorrect documents are obtained, Guests may be unable to participate in particular shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or entry into certain countries. Note: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Viking Cruises accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas or for advising Guests of passport, visa or other immigration requirements.

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HEALTH You must ensure you are aware of any health requirements for your travel and ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. Guests are advised to check with their doctor or travel agent to determine if any vaccinations or health documents are required. CHILDREN/MINORS Due to the nature of our cruise itineraries, Viking Cruises does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard river cruise vessels. On all river cruises, minors must be over the age of 12; must be accompanied and share a stateroom with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. We reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board. DISABLED GUESTS You must report any disability requiring special attention while on your Viking Cruises itinerary to Viking at the time the reservation is made. All vessels and motor coaches are equipped to European standards. Most transportation services, including the vessels and motor coaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. Viking will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travellers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor is it responsible for any denial of services by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants or other independent suppliers. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a holiday participant for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motor coaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travellers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their wellbeing. The Guest assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors. Motorised scooters are not typically suited on international cruises and cannot be accommodated. GRATUITIES/TIPS Shipboard gratuities for Viking Program Director and shipboard personnel are included in the cruise fare on Viking Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, Mekong and Egypt cruises. Gratuities for local city guides, bus drivers and Viking tour escorts are not included in the cruise fare. Additional tipping is at the Guest’s discretion. EUROPE OPERATORS The ships described in this brochure are operated by Viking Cruises Ltd., Viking River Tours Ltd., Viking Croisières S.A. or Viking Cruises AG. CHINA OPERATORS The ships and/or cruises described in this brochure are operated by one or more of the following: Chongqing New Century Cruise Co. Ltd., Viking Cruises AG, Viking River Tours Ltd., Viking River Tours (China) Ltd. and China International Travel Service Beijing Co., Ltd. MEKONG OPERATORS The ships and/or cruises described herein are operated by one or more of the following: Pandaw Cruises Management Pte Ltd., Viking Tours Ltd. VIKING CRUISES, INC. / VIKING CRUISES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd & Viking Cruises Inc. acts solely as a Sales Agents for the above-mentioned operators of the vessels described in Viking collateral. Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd neither owns nor operates any of the vessels described herein and thus assumes no responsibility or liability for acts or omissions of the vessel owners or operators in regard to the cruises described herein. Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd acts solely as a Sales & Marketing Agent for Viking Cruises, Inc. and neither owns nor operates any of the vessels described herein and thus assumes no responsibility or liability for acts or omissions of the vessel owners or operators in regard to the cruises described herein. RESPONSIBILITY Viking Cruises, Inc. and Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd accept no liability or responsibility, whether occasioned by railroad, motor coach, private car, boat, aircraft or any

other conveyance, for any injury, damages, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect, through the acts or defaults of any company or person, or in carrying out the arrangements of the cruise, as a result of any cause beyond the control of Viking Cruises, Inc and Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd. Guests specifically release Viking Cruises, Inc. and Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay, arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers, medical personnel or other providers of services or facilities. All arrangements made for Guests with independent contractors, including medical services, are made solely for convenience to participants and are done at the participant’s own risk. Medical personnel are independent contractors. Viking Cruises, Inc. and Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd specifically disclaims all liability for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury of any kind, except to the extent prohibited by any applicable law including 46 U.S.C. §183c(b). Travel documents are subject to all terms and conditions of the respective suppliers (some of which may limit supplier’s liability). Under no circumstances shall Viking Cruises, Inc. or Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd be construed as a carrier under a contract for safe carriage of the Guest or his or her belongings. Viking Cruises, Inc. and the owners and operators of the vessels identified in this brochure shall be entitled to any and all liability limitations, immunities and rights applicable to them or any of them under the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation Vessels (CLNI), with protocols and amendments, together with the further provisions of the International Convention of Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976, with revisions and amendments (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Convention”), if and as applicable, and by those other and further limitations of liability set forth in the statutory and general maritime law of the United States, (including Title 46 U.S. Code Section 181-186, 188), as well as any other applicable nation’s laws limiting liability. Viking Cruises, Inc. and Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd and the owners and operators of the vessels identified in this brochure shall be entitled to claim the benefit of whichever law, regulation, treaty or doctrine provides the greatest legal protections to Viking Cruises, Inc. and Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd and the owners and operators of the vessels identified in this brochure. REFUSAL OF PASSAGE Viking Cruises, Inc. shall not be required to refund any amount paid by any Guest who must leave the cruise prematurely for any reason, nor shall Viking Cruises, Inc. or the owners or operators of the vessels identified in this brochure be responsible for the lodging, meals, return transportation or other expenses incurred by such Guest. ADVANCED, CANCELLED OR DELAYED SAILING Viking Cruises, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw and/or cancel a cruise or to make changes in the itinerary and hotel accommodations whenever, in its sole judgment, or in the judgment of the vessel owner or operator, conditions warrant it. In the event of charters of the vessels, truces, lockouts, riots or stoppage of labour from whatever cause or for any other reason whatsoever, the owner or operator of the vessels identified in this brochure may, at any time, cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled cruise and may, but is not obliged to, substitute another vessel or itinerary and shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to Guests by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement.

caused by an event that is beyond Viking’s reasonable control and which could not have been reasonably prevented by Viking, which includes, but is not limited to: (a) war, armed conflict, criminal damage, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity or the threat of any such acts; (b) natural disaster, including but not limited to flooding, fire, earthquake, landslide, adverse weather conditions, high or low water levels; (c) nuclear or other industrial accident causing environmental pollution or contamination; or (d) change in law, meaning, enactment, amendment (including repeal) in the law or administration of any law in Australia or any jurisdiction or territory relevant to the booking contract, which includes changes in statute, regulation, determination, by-law, declaration, licence and the common law as applicable from time to time, including fuel, Acts of God, or other circumstances beyond Viking’s control. LAND PACKAGES / EXTENSIONS The extension packages advertised have been developed in association with various international hotels. Situations may arise, voluntarily or involuntarily, that necessitate changes. Viking Cruises, Inc. reserves the right to substitute hotels as it is deemed necessary and to provide comparable alternatives. Hotels are confirmed 30 days prior to cruise departure. ITINERARIES, PRICES/INCREASES AND OMISSIONS Itineraries are subject to change and may need to be altered or cancelled specifically because of water levels or wind factors. Prices advertised are subject to change with or without notice. Adjustments for currency and/or fuel fluctuations may apply. Optional shore excursions/tours/ concerts, excess baggage charges, drinks, beverages and meals not included in the package are additional costs to the Guest. Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors and reserves the right to make corrections as required. Check www.vikingcruises.com.au for the most up-to-date prices, terms and conditions. TRAVEL INSURANCE Viking Cruises strongly recommends that you obtain the appropriate travel insurance when you pay the deposit on your booking to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur before or during any cruise or associated travel. If you do not purchase travel insurance you may not be able to recover any charges associated with the cancellation or unforeseen circumstances. AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW Nothing in these Terms and Conditions operates to exclude, restrict or modify any provision of the Australian Consumer Law or any equivalent laws applicable in any State or Territory in Australia. CALIFORNIA SELLER OF TRAVEL LAW Viking Cruises, Inc. is registered in California as a seller of travel. Viking Cruises, Inc.’s seller of travel registration number is 2052644-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. PRIVACY POLICY Viking Australia Pty Limited is committed to protecting your personal information. View our privacy policy at www.vikingrivercruises.com.au/privacy.aspx ©2015 Time Inc. Affluent Media Group. Used under licence. Travel+Leisure and Time Inc. Affluent Media Group are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Viking Cruises

ACTS OF GOD, STRIKE, OR OTHER CONDITIONS BEYOND CONTROL Neither Viking Cruises, Inc., Viking Cruises Australia Pty Ltd nor the owners or operators of the vessels identified in this brochure shall be liable for delay or inability to perform any condition in this brochure or any part thereof

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MAP OVERVIEW MAIN

NETHERLANDS

Prague

GERMANY

Amsterdam

Nuremberg

Kinderdijk RHINE

CZECH REPUBLIC

Cologne

MAIN

Bamberg

Kelheim

MAIN–DANUBE CANAL Prague

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MAIN–DANUBE CANAL

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ROMANTIC DANUBE

AMSTERDAM – BUDAPEST OR V.V. 15 DAYS | 12 GUIDED TOURS | 4 COUNTRIES | PAGE 42

BUDAPEST – NUREMBERG OR V.V. 8 DAYS | 6 GUIDED TOURS | 3 COUNTRIES | PAGE 52

NETHERLANDS

North Sea Amsterdam

Prague CZECH REPUBLIC

BELGIUM

Český Krumlov GERMANY

DANUBE

Passau

Melk

Vienna

Heidelberg

Speyer

FRANCE

DANUBE

Strasbourg RHINE

Cruise

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Koblenz

MOSELLE

AUSTRIA

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SLOVAKIA

Dürnstein

Bratislava

Linz Munich

GERMANY

RHINE

Kinderdijk Bruges

Breisach

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Lucerne

ITALY Lake Como

DANUBE WALTZ

RHINE GETAWAY

BUDAPEST – PASSAU OR V.V. 8 DAYS | 6 GUIDED TOURS | 5 COUNTRIES | PAGE 58

AMSTERDAM – BASEL OR V.V. 8 DAYS | 6 GUIDED TOURS | 4 COUNTRIES | PAGE 62

Sankt Goar

LUXEMBOURG Cochem Bernkastel

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Trier

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CITIES OF LIGHT

PARIS TO THE SWISS ALPS

PARIS – PRAGUE OR V.V. 12 DAYS | 10 GUIDED TOURS | 4 COUNTRIES | PAGE 72

PARIS – ZÜRICH OR V.V. 12 DAYS | 10 GUIDED TOURS | 4 COUNTRIES | PAGE 76

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Prague

North NETHERLANDS Sea Amsterdam

CZECH REPUBLIC

HUNGARY

ROMANIA

Kalocsa

DANUBE

Cologne MAIN Bamberg MAIN–DANUBE Koblenz CANAL Miltenberg Nuremberg Würzburg Dürnstein Rothenburg Regensburg Passau Melk Vienna AUSTRIA

Transylvania

Budapest

Iron Gate

CROATIA Osijek

GERMANY

RHINE

Kinderdijk

DANUBE

Giurgiu

Vidin Belogradchik

Cruise

N

SERBIA

Bucharest CROATIA Osijek

Veliko Tarnovo BULGARIA

Black Sea N

Cruise

Transylvania

Kalocsa

ROMANIA

Iron Gate

Belgrade Vidin Belogradchik SERBIA

Bucharest Giurgiu Russe Veliko Tarnovo BULGARIA Black Sea

DANUBE

PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE

EUROPEAN SOJOURN

BUDAPEST – BUCHAREST OR V.V. 8 DAYS | 7 GUIDED TOURS | 5 COUNTRIES | PAGE 80

AMSTERDAM – BUCHAREST OR V.V. 23 DAYS | 18 GUIDED TOURS | 8 COUNTRIES | PAGE 84

Berlin Potsdam

NETHERLANDS North Sea

Wittenberg

GERMANY

Torgau

Cruise Coach

Hoorn AMSTERDAM-RIJNKANAAL

The Hague Rotterdam

Arnhem RHINE

NEDERRIJN

Děčín

Kinderdijk

Walcheren VLTAVA

IJSSEL

Amsterdam

ELBE Meissen Saxon Switzerland Dresden

N

Bruges

Prague CZECH REPUBLIC

WAAL

SCHELDE

Ghent

Antwerp

Cruise

BELGIUM

N

ELEGANT ELBE

TULIPS & WINDMILLS

PRAGUE – BERLIN OR V.V. 6 DAYS | 8 GUIDED TOURS | 2 COUNTRIES | PAGE 88

AMSTERDAM –ANT WERP–AMSTERDAM 10 DAYS | 8 GUIDED TOURS | 2 COUNTRIES | PAGE 92

THE NETHERLANDS North Sea

FINLAND LAKE ONEGA

RUSSIA

SVIR RIVER

IJSSEL

Helsinki

AMSTERDAM-RIJNKANAAL LEK

Nijmegen Kinderdijk WAAL

St. Petersburg NEVA RIVER

RHINE

Mandrogy

Kuzino

VOLGA-BALTIC WATERWAY RYBINSK RESERVOIR VOLGA RIVER

MEUSE VOLGA RIVER

SCHELDE

Antwerp

Kizhi

LAKE LADOGA

Hoorn Haarlem Amsterdam Rotterdam

N

Budapest

DANUBE

Belgrade

Cruise

HUNGARY

Maastricht

BELGIUM

Yaroslavl Uglich

Cruise

N MOSCOW CANAL

Moscow

HOLLAND AND BELGIUM IN BLOOM

WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS

AMSTERDAM – ANT WERP 10 DAYS | 8 GUIDED TOURS | 2 COUNTRIES | PAGE 96

ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW OR V.V. 13 DAYS | 10 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 100

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MAP OVERVIEW THE NETHERLANDS

Kiev

ENGLAND

UKRAINE

GERMANY BELGIUM

DNIEPER

Juno Beach Gold Beach Rouen Omaha Beach

Kremenchug Dnepropetrovsk Zaporozhye

Odessa

LUXEMBOURG

Les Andelys Giverny Mantes-la-Jolie

Vernon

Kherson

Paris SEINE

Cruise

AUSTRIA

Cruise

SWITZERLAND

N

N

FRANCE

Black Sea

ITALY

Istanbul KIEV TO THE BLACK SEA

TURKEY KIEV – ODESSA OR V.V. 11 DAYS | 11 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 108

PARIS & THE HEART OF NORMANDY PARIS – ROUEN – PARIS OR V.V. 8 DAYS | 7 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 114

Cruise If you add the Paris extension, transfer from Paris to Lyon.

Paris

SEINE

Juno Beach Les Andelys Gold Beach Rouen Giverny Omaha Beach Mantes-la-Jolie Paris Vernon

N

Dijon

Normandy SEINE

FRANCE SAÔNE

Burgundy

Lyon RHÔNE Vienne

Tournon

RHÔNE

Lyon Vienne Tournon Provence Viviers RHÔNE

Cruise Train

RHÔNE

Viviers

SAÔNE

FRANCE

N

Avignon Arles

Avignon Arles Nice

Nice

LYON & PROVENCE

FRANCE’S FINEST

LYON – AVIGNON OR V.V. 8 DAYS | 7 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 118

PARIS – AVIGNON OR V.V. 15 DAY | 14 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 126

Paris

Loire Valley

SEINE

Paris

Cognac GIRONDE

Pauillac

Bordeaux GARONNE

Arcachon

Blaye Bourg

FRANCE

FRANCE Libourne Saint-Émilion Bergerac

Cadillac

SAÔNE

DORDOGNE

Cruise

Cruise

Tournon

If you add the Paris extension, transfer from Paris to Lyon.

Viviers

N

N

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Lyon Vienne RHÔNE

Avignon Arles

CHÂTEAUX, RIVERS & WINE

RHONE EXPLORER

BORDEAUX–SAINT-ÉMILION – BORDEAUX 8 DAYS | 7 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 130

LYON – LYON 8 DAYS | 6 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 134

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Cruise Motor coach

Santiago de Compostela

N DOURO RIVER

Bitetos Régua

Braga

Barca d’Alva Vega de Terrón

Porto

Atlantic Ocean

SPAIN

Salamanca

Lamego Pinhão Coimbra

Madrid

PORTUGAL Lisbon

PORTUGAL’S RIVER OF GOLD

PHARAOHS & PYRAMIDS

LISBON – PORTO 10 DAYS | 8 GUIDED TOURS | 2 COUNTRIES | PAGE 138

CAIRO-LUXOR-NILE-CAIRO 12 DAYS | 17 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 144

Beijing CHINA

Bo Hai

Yellow Sea

Xian

THREE GORGES DAM

YANGTZE

Wuhan

Shibaozhai Cruise

Beijing

Bo Hai

Chongqing

Xian

East China Sea

East China Sea

THREE GORGES DAM

Shibaozhai

Shanghai

YANGTZE

Shanghai

Chengdu Chongqing

Yueyang

LESSER THREE GORGES

Air

Yellow Sea

CHINA

Wuhan Yueyang

YANGTZE

LESSER THREE GORGES

Cruise Air

Lijiang

N

Guilin

Hong Kong

N

Hong Kong

IMPERIAL JEWELS OF CHINA

UNDISCOVERED CHINA

SHANGHAI – BEIJING OR V.V. 14 DAYS | 11 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 150

SHANGHAI – BEIJING 19 DAYS | 19 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 154

VIETNAM Beijing

Hanoi Bo Hai

CHINA

Seoul SOUTH KOREA

Yellow Sea

Xian

Gulf of Tonkin THAILAND

THREE GORGES YANGTZE East China DAM Sea YANGTZE

Jingzhou

Shibaozhai Lhasa

Shanghai

Wuhan

Chongqing THREE GORGES

Guilin

Cruise Motor coach Air

Cruise Air

N

Hong Kong

Ha Long Bay

N

Angkor Wat Siem Reap Bangkok TONLE SAP LAKE

South China Sea CAMBODIA MEKONG

Kampong Cham

Phnom Penh Ho Chi Minh City Cái Be (Saigon) Tân Châ u ˜ My Tho Sa Ðéc Gulf MEKONG of Thailand

ROOF OF THE WORLD

MAGNIFICENT MEKONG

BEIJING – TIBET – SHANGHAI OR V.V. 17 DAYS | 18 GUIDED TOURS | 1 COUNTRY | PAGE 158

HANOI – HO CHI MINH CIT Y OR V.V. 15 DAYS | 14 GUIDED TOURS | 2 COUNTRIES | PAGE 162

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2019 VIKING RIVER CRUISES AT-A-GLANCE* EUROPE

10

13

Viking Akun Viking Helgi Viking Ingvar Viking Truvor

10

SHIP(S)

Viking Longships

10

Viking Astrild Viking Beyla

23

Viking Longships

11

Viking Longships

12

WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS

Viking Longships

12

HOLLAND & TULIPS & BELGIUM IN WINDMILLS BLOOM

Viking Longships

8

ELEGANT ELBE

Viking Longships

8

PASSAGE PARIS EUROPEAN TO THE TO EASTERN SOJOURN SWISS ALPS EUROPE

Viking Longships

8

CITIES OF LIGHT

Viking Longships

15

RHINE GETAWAY

Viking Longships

# OF DAYS

DANUBE WALTZ

Viking Tir

ITINERARY

GRAND ROMANTIC EUROPEAN DANUBE TOUR

RUSSIA

START & END CITIES

Amsterdam Budapest or v.v.

Budapest Nuremberg or v.v.

Passau Budapest or v.v.

Amsterdam Basel or v.v.

Paris Prague or v.v.

Paris Zürich or v.v.

Budapest Bucharest or v.v.

Amsterdam Bucharest or v.v.

Berlin Prague or v.v.

Roundtrip Amsterdam

Amtserdam St. Petersburg Antwerp Moscow or v.v. or v.v.

RIVER(S)

Rhine, Main & Danube

Danube & Main

Danube

Rhine

Moselle, Rhine & Main

Rhine & Moselle

Danube

Rhine, Main & Danube

Elbe

Holland’s Waterways

Holland’s Waterways

8, 13, 18, 23, 28

16, 18, 19, 20, 25, 27, 28, 29

27

5, 14, 23

Neva & Volga

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

13

APRIL

10, 12, 14, 15, 16

15, 19, 20, 22, 22, 24, 27, 28, 26, 27, 29, 31 29, 30, 31 3,4,5,6,7,10,11, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12,13,14,16,17, 13, 14, 19, 20, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 21, 26, 27, 28 18,19,20,21,23,24, 24, 27, 30 25,26,27,28,30

13, 16, 20, 23, 16, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30 25, 29, 30

10, 17, 24

3, 6, 13, 20, 27

2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 22, 30

2, 7, 10, 16, 24, 30

2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27

1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 16, 19, 25, 28

7

MAY

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 1, 7, 8, 15, 21, 11,12,13,14,15,16, 13, 14, 16, 18, 12, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28, 29 18,19,20,21,22,23, 22, 24, 26, 27, 24, 25, 26, 31 25,26,27,28,29,30 28, 30

1, 8, 29

4, 25

5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 20, 28

8, 14, 22, 28

2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27

JUNE

1, 5, 7,9, 10, 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 14, 15, 16, 21, 4, 5, 11, 12, 10,11,13,14,15, 21, 23, 24, 25, 22, 23, 28, 18, 19, 25, 26 16,17,20,21,22,23, 27, 29 29, 30 24,27,28,29,30

5, 12, 19, 26

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

3, 11, 17, 25

5, 11, 19, 25

1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26

1, 9, 10, 11, 13, 21, 22, 23, 25

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

6, 13, 20, 27

1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31

3, 4, 5, 7, 15, 16, 17, 19, 27, 28, 29, 31

4, 5, 6, 8, 16, 17, 18, 20, 28, 29, 30

JULY

3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 31

2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11, 5, 6, 7,12, 13, 2, 3, 9, 10, 12,13,14,15,16,17, 14, 19, 20, 21, 16, 17, 23, 24, 18,19,20,21,23,25, 26, 27, 28 30, 31 26,27,28,30,31

AUGUST

2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30

2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10, 11,13,14,15,16,17, 18,19,20,21,22,23, 24,25,27,28,29,30,31

7, 14, 21, 28

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

6, 12, 20, 25, 26

6, 14, 20, 28

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21, 22, 24

SEPTEMBER

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30

1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11, 12,13,14,15,17,18, 20,21,22,23,24,25, 27,28,29,30,31

4, 11, 18, 25

7, 14, 21, 28

1, 2, 3, 9, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30

3, 11, 17, 25

4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29

1, 2, 3, 5, 13, 14, 15, 17, 25, 26, 27, 29

OCTOBER

1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 23, 27, 28, 29, 31

1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 12,13,15,16,17,18, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 22, 23, 29, 30 19,20,22,23,24,25, 25, 26, 27 26,27,28,29,30,31

5, 12, 19, 26

4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29

7, 8, 9, 11

NOVEMBER

2, 6, 14

1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 12, 13, 15, 16, 5, 6, 13, 20, 27 22, 23, 24, 19, 20, 22, 23, 29, 30 26, 27, 29, 30

2, 9, 20, 27

DECEMBER

PRE & POST EXTENSIONS

Amsterdam Prague Budapest

1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 27

4, 11

Budapest Prague

Budapest Prague

6, 13

3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20

Basel Amsterdam Lucerne Lake Como

1, 9, 15, 23, 29 3, 9, 17, 23, 31

1, 7, 15, 21, 29 1, 9, 15, 23, 29

4, 12

3, 8

4, 11

Paris Prague

Paris Swiss Alps Geneva

Budapest Amsterdam Prague Bucharest & Bucharest & Transylvania Transylvania

Berlin Prague

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Amsterdam Paris

Helsinki Amsterdam Moscow Brussels St. Petersburg Bruges


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PORTUGAL’S PHARAOHS RIVER OF AND PYRAMIDS GOLD

8

8

10

12

13

19

Viking Emerald

15

Viking Emerald

8

Viking Ra

8

UNDISCOVERED CHINA

Viking Hemming Viking Torgil Viking Osfrid Viking Helgrim

11

IMPERIAL JEWELS OF CHINA

Viking Delling

RHONE EXPLORER

Viking Longships

CHÂTEAUX, RIVERS & WINE

Viking Forseti

FRANCE’S FINEST

Viking Longships

LYON & PROVENCE

Viking Longships

PARIS & THE HEART OF NORMANDY

Viking Sineus

KIEV TO THE BLACK SEA

CHINA & SOUTHEAST ASIA

EGYPT

Kiev Odessa or v.v.

Roundtrip Paris

Lyon Avignon or v.v.

Paris Avignon or v.v.

Roundtrip Bordeaux

Roudtrip Lyon

Lisbon Porto

Roundtrip Cairo

Shanghai Beijing or v.v.

Shanghai Beijing

Dnieper

Seine

Saône & Rhône

Seine, Saône & Rhône

Dordogne, Garonne & Gironde

Rhone

Douro

Nile

Yangtze

Yangtze

ROOF OF THE MAGNIFICENT WORLD MEKONG

17

15

Viking Mekong

FRANCE

Viking Emerald

UKRAINE

Hanoi Beijing - Tibet Ho Chi Minh – Shanghai City or v.v. or v.v. Yangtze

Mekong

4, 14, 18, 28

1, 11, 15, 25

26, 28, 31

19, 24, 26, 31

19, 26

23, 30

19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

19, 28, 31

28

2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30

5, 12, 19, 26

9, 12, 21, 24

9, 21

9

17, 27

2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28

7, 14, 21, 28

4, 11, 18, 25

3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

3, 6, 15, 18, 27, 30

3, 27

3, 15, 27

6, 16, 26

6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30

2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 16, 26

2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30

5, 15, 25

1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30

23

22, 31

31

31

5, 9, 19, 23

4, 14, 24

1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29

1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29

3, 10, 17, 24

7, 14, 21, 28

1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 12, 15, 24, 27

24

12, 24

2, 6, 16, 20, 30

1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31

1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29

4, 11, 18, 25

6, 9, 18, 21, 30

6, 18

6, 18, 30

4, 14, 18, 28

3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 19, 26

3, 5, 12, 19

5, 12, 19

2, 9, 16

1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 30

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

2, 11

11

3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21

6, 13, 20, 27

Lisbon Santiago Madrid

Jerusalem Jordan

4, 11, 18, 25

3, 10, 17, 24

Vienna

Paris

Paris The French Riviera

Paris The French Riviera

The Loire Valley Paris

Paris Burgundy French Alps & Geneva

1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30

8, 11, 20

1, 11, 15, 25

8, 20

26

1, 11, 15, 25, 29

9, 13

Shanghai Guilin & Hong Kong Beijing

Beijing Shanghai Guilin & Hong Kong

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Hanoi & Halong Bay Bangkok

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