Viking’s new product for 2017
Viking Cruises has just christened six new Viking Longships and launched some hot new river itineraries and pre/post packages for 2017. Four of the new Longships will be deployed on Viking’s most popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers and the remaining two will sail the Seine River on Viking’s Paris and the Heart of Normandy itinerary. Here’s a taster of the new itineraries to whet your travel appetite:
Paris to the Swiss Alps: This 12-day cruise tour has 10 guided tours venturing from Paris to Zurich. Explore four countries with hotel stays in Paris and Zurich and cruise along the castle and vineyard-lined Rhine and Moselle Rivers. This tour uncovers Triers’ Roman past; medieval Cochem, Mainz, Bernkastel and Strasbourg, and discovers tiny Luxembourg. Prices start from $6,349pp.
Undiscovered China: Uncover a surprising side of China on this in-depth, 18 day cruise tour travelling from Shanghai to Beijing. Wander the canal-lined warrens of Lijiang, China’s most unique Old Town, and see the magnificent Dazu Rock Carvings. In Chengdu, witness pandas in their natural habitat and see the gold and jade collections at the Sanxingdui Museum. This tour also includes Beijing and the Great Wall, glittering Shanghai and Xian’s Terracotta Warriors. At the centre of your journey, enjoy a five-night sojourn along the gorge-lined Yangtze River on the deluxe Viking Emerald. Prices from $8,549pp.
Viking Emerald on the Yangzte A Viking longship in Durnstein