Rhine & Viking Shores and Fjords

Resort: Basel to Bergen
Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: Denmark
Price From: £4645.00

Overview

Tour highlights of the legendary Rhine River, then discover Nordic wonders by sea. Experience cultured Basel before setting sail for Germanys storied Black Forest and Frances multicultural Strasbourg. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhinea UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire Colognes famous cathedral, and tour Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. In Kinderdijk and Amsterdam, explore Hollands famous windmills and waterworks. Then, sail the North Sea to the seaside village of Skagen, Denmark. Set off for Norways dramatic fjord landscapes, journeying from vibrant Oslo and history-rich Kristiansand to cosmopolitan Stavanger and spectacularly scenic Flm. Disembark in historic Bergen, a city with deep Viking roots.

Itinerary

Day 1 River Basel, Switzerland Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.
Day 2 River Breisach, Germany Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, next to Alsace, which is famous for its wine growing.
Day 3 River Strasbourg, France Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.
Day 4 River Speyer & Rdesheim, Germany Speyers charming, shop-lined main street is overlooked by the impressive clock tower of its Altprtel, the Old Town Gate.
Day 5 River Koblenz, Germany On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rdesheim.
Day 6 River Cologne, Germany An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.
Day 7 River Kinderdijk, The Netherlands The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.
Day 8 River/Ocean Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam, city of charming canals and elegant, gabled houses is a delight to explore. Today, you will depart your river ship and transfer to Viking Sun to continue your Viking Voyage by ocean.
Day 9 Ocean Cruise the North Sea The North Sea has been central to Europes history, from Viking voyages to oil drilling.
Day 10 Ocean Skagen, Denmark The northernmost point of Denmark, Skagen is a charming old fishing village.
Day 11 Ocean Oslo, Norway Oslo brims with scenic beauty, Viking history and artistic heritage.
Day 12 Ocean Kristiansand, Norway Kristiansand is a vibrant city with an inviting Old Town and a historic fortress.
Day 13 Ocean Stavanger, Norway Stavangers Old Town has Europes highest concentration of 17th- and 18th-century wooden buildings.
Day 14 Ocean Flm, Norway Nestled in the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord, Flm enjoys a spectacular setting.
Ship will call in Eidfjord, Norway on September 27, 2021.
Day 15 Ocean Bergen, Norway Bergen, with its historic Bryggen wharf, exudes the quaint character of a fishing village.

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