by Donald Wood
Last updated: 8:40 AM ET, Thu May 25, 2023
Viking announced Treasures of the Rhine, a new river voyage
allowing guests the opportunity to experience Europe’s rich culture during
The new Middle Rhine itinerary debuts in December and
establishes Viking as the first line to operate year-round on Europe’s storied
rivers, offering guests more accessible access to landmarks when there are
typically fewer crowds.
The 10-day Treasures of the Rhine itinerary allows passengers
to discover the landscape and cultures of the Middle Rhine during the winter,
which offers smaller crowds, easier access to landmarks and opportunities to enjoy
the culinary traditions of Alsace while exploring Amsterdam, Basel and Cologne.
“The Middle Rhine is one of our most popular
destinations—with constantly changing views of hilltop castles, historic towns
and terraced vineyards along the steep valley sides, it is a region that will
always be best explored by the river,” Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen said.
“Many of our guests have sailed the Rhine during other
seasons, so we are pleased to offer a new option for those who may be
interested experiencing Europe during a quieter time of year,” Hagen continued.
Viking’s fleet of Longships will host 190 guests in 95
staterooms and two-room suites, with amenities such as a restaurant, bar and
lounge, library and sun deck. The ships also feature al fresco dining at Aquavit
Treasures of the Rhine departure dates begin in December and
run through early March 2024, with fares starting at $1,999 per person. From
now through May 31, Viking is offering its 25th Anniversary Sale for residents
of the U.S. and Canada, with a $25 deposit for up to FREE airfare and special
savings on all river 2023-2025 voyages.
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