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Viking River Cruises - Embark on a Journey of Discovery

Item Number
114
Estimated Value
$6,198 USD
Leading Bid
$4,700 USD
Next Minimum Bid
$4,800 USD
Time Left
4d 21h
Online Close
Nov 19, 2019 9:30 PM EST
Number of Bids
8  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Viking River Cruises, a Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler award winner, offers the best river cruise itineraries in Europe. Enjoy exciting cities, rich cultural experiences, fine dining and deluxe accommodations aboard an award-winning, state-of-the-art Viking Longship. Come discover for yourself why Viking truly is the world's leading river cruise line.

Spectacular 2020 European River Cruise for two (2) people in one (1) cabin on Viking River Cruises for a select 8-day cruise on one of the following itineraries: Rhine Getaway, Romantic Danube, Paris & The Heart of Normandy, Danube Waltz, Lyon & Provence and Chateaux, Rivers & Wine.

Choose one of the following:

Eight (8) day Rhine Getaway cruise for two (2) people from Amsterdam to Budapest

Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, see the many charming castles commanding the riverbanks as you sail by, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dome, and experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Also, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France, and take part in the inviting nightlife in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse. From Amsterdam to Cologne to Basel, this enchanting 8-day journey takes you past ancient vineyards and riverside towns.

Eight (8) day Romantic Danube cruise for two (2) people from 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. Savor the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends, and understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his famous melody. With medieval towns, grand cities, ancient abbeys, picturesque valleys and many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a cruise along the romantic Danube is one that you are sure to love.

Eight (8) day Paris & the Heart of Normandy cruise for two (2) people

Paris - Rouen - Paris 1 country and 6 ports in 8 days.

Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France's Norman countryside and voila! Experience the Normandy beaches, site of the famous Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen, and see where Joan of Arc was tried and executed. Lose yourself in the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired Impressionist Claude Monet for many years. Plus, share the splendor of Paris, the world's most romantic city. This 8-day cruise along the Seine River cruise celebrates history, art, food, customs and all things Français in the country’s most dazzling urbane and pastoral settings.

Eight (8) day Danube Waltz cruise for two (2) people from Passau to Budapest

Cruise to enchanting destinations. 5 countries and 7 ports in 8 days.

Spend 8 days sailing the Danube through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Explore Budapest's imperial and Art Nouveau delights, take in Bratislava's baroque and Gothic wonders and admire Passau's Italianate architecture. Discover why Austria's Vienna is the "Waltz Capital" and the spectacular Wachau Valley is a wine lover's dream.

Eight (8) day Lyon & Provence cruise for two (2) people

Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes amphitheater and the Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor Beaujolais wines. Hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall on this 8-day Rhône cruise.

Eight (8) day Chateaux, Rivers & Wine cruise for two (2) people

Discover the ports, vineyards, farms and forests of Aquitaine, once Europe’s richest kingdom. See Bordeaux’s fountains and cellars. Hunt for truffles in Périgord, and create your own personal blend of Cognac at the Camus distillery. Savor France’s finest oysters fresh from the bay at Arcachon. Sip Saint-Émilion, Médoc and Sauternes in their own ”terroir” on an 8-day cruise through Bordeaux—a region synonymous with fine wine and finer living.

Everything included in your prize:

  • River-view stateroom with deluxe accommodations
  • Guided tours led by expert, English speaking guides
  • All onboard meals
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner service
  • Visit(s) to UNESCO site(s)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All port charges included

This package will be featured at our live event on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Online bidding for this item will end on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Please place a reserve bid if you don't want this prize to get away at the live event. Winners will be notified on Monday, November 25, 2019.

 

 

 

Special Instructions

Cruise is in a Standard Stateroom, up to a Category E, double occupancy, cruise only.

Valid on embarkations for 2020 sailing season only.

Cabin upgrade is available for purchase at prevailing rates subject to stateroom availability.

Not combinable with any other promotional discount including 2 for 1 or free air offer.

Reservations are only accepted within 120 days of departure.

Prize winner is responsible for any applicable tax.

Not available for Viking Tours and other Viking products including Viking Ocean.

Offer valid for river cruise only. Other restrictions may apply. Not transferrable.

Airfare, transfers, optional shore excursions and land extensions are not included and are available for purchase at regular brochure fare.

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