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It’s no accident that a Viking® river cruise is considered a “thinking person’s cruise.”

When Torstein Hagen established the intimate, inclusive cruises in 1997, his goal was to enable guests to immerse themselves in a destination through its food, traditions, culture and countryside, returning home transformed by their experiences.

Today, Viking is the world’s largest river cruise line with 60+ vessels, including the groundbreaking Viking Longships®, and 24 new builds to come. Viking offers 8- to 23-day river cruises on 11 of Europe’s great rivers; Russia’s Volga, Svir and Neva; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.

Though much has changed over the years—Viking Longships have full-sized verandas, among the largest suites on Europe’s rivers, and al fresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace—one thing has not. The award-winning line continues to offer the “Viking Difference” on its ships, on shore and even before guests leave home.

Viking knows that anticipation of a great cruise is half the fun and that curious guests want to begin their journey with some perspective. That’s why, pre-cruise, they offer online filmography, reading recommendations, cultural profiles and videos that provide insight into the distinctive cultures guests will visit.

On board intimate Viking ships, a carefully curated library, guest lecturers, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings help guests enrich shore excursions. On shore, Viking escorts guests to iconic landmarks and beyond, offering Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences in difficult-to-visit places.

Also part of the Viking allure is its inclusive value: one price covers port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, activities and shore excursions, as well as hotel accommodations on cruise tours. (Check with your AAA Travel Counselor for specifics on your bucket-list cruise.)

AAA Members get exclusive rates on the best deals on Viking river cruises.

    To inspire you further, here’s a sample of exciting Viking cruises:

  • Rhine Getaway

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    This 8-day, 4-country (Germany, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands) cruise of the scenic middle Rhine river (from Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel) features medieval castles, great cathedrals, historic cities and stately fortresses.

  • Grand European Tour

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    Visit some of Europe’s most intriguing countries—Austria, Germany, Hungary and The Netherlands—and sail several of its quintessential rivers—the Danube, Main and Rhine—on this 15-day cruise. View the Rhine Valley from atop a 900-year-old castle; dip into the culinary scene of the Wachau Valley; and learn the elegant Viennese waltz.

  • Holland and Belgium in Bloom

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    A new 2019 Viking river cruise, this 10-day springtime cruise through the low countries of The Netherlands and Belgium is perfect for biking through tulip fields, seeing the windmills of Kinderdijk, and taking in Dutch and Flemish culture while winding through canals and rivers.

  • Paris to the Swiss Alps

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    This 12-day cruise-tour, which includes scenic views of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site, features hotel stays in Paris and Zurich, and visits pint-sized Luxembourg and multiple ports in Germany.

  • Danube Waltz

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    Viking’s popular 8-day Danube River cruise reveals the highlights of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Passau. Savor the flavors of Austro-Hungarian cuisine and explore lesser-known Central European cities like Český Krumlov and Bratislava. Experience the magnificent Wachau Valley, best known for its dry wines made from Riesling and Grüner Veltliner grapes.

  • Waterways of the Tsars

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    Viking, which pioneered Russia river cruises, offers a 13-day voyage that exceeds all expectations. In gorgeous St. Petersburg, visit massive Peterhof Palace, sometimes known as the “Russian Versailles.” Marvel at the onion domes and sturdy towers of Moscow’s Red Square, and swap stories with a family living by the Volga River.

For even more options, ask your AAA Travel Counselor about Viking’s new ocean and river voyages. These journeys highlight the historic treasures, colorful cultures and seldom-seen sights of both inland and coastal destinations. Guests will have the unique opportunity to explore Europe’s legendary rivers before setting sail to Scandinavia on one of Viking’s award-winning ocean ships.

Debuting in May 2019, the Grand European & Viking Fjords itinerary will sail Budapest to Bergen, combining Viking’s popular 15-day Grand European Tour cruise on the Rhine and Danube rivers with the 8-day Viking Shores & Fjords ocean itinerary, which sails the North Sea. The 22-day itinerary will take guests to six countries and 19 ports of call.

Viking offers some of the best values in river cruising and AAA Members get exclusive rates on the best cruise deals. Call 877-396-7159 or browse available cruises today.

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Janice Yip-Hudson, AAA Travel Counselor, Daly City, Calif.

Today, people's lives are so busy. We're thinking three days ahead just to get through our to-do lists. I love helping my clients plan vacations where they have nothing to do but relax; where time stands still, and you're just on vacation.

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