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Lyon & Provence Avignon to Lyon
Sail along France's scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas the French countryside has to offer. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins, walk cobbled streets and visit the historic Papal Palace in Avignon. Learn about the region's time-honored winemaking traditions, sample Beaujolais varietals and try the world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.
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.
Throughout our decades of sailing the world's great rivers, Viking has repeatedly reinvented the European river cruise vessel. By continuously building upon our tradition of innovation we have set industry standards and delighted our guests. And with the introduction of the Viking Longships, we have done it all over again. These revolutionary sister ships are part of our award-winning European fleet, and deliver a consistent onboard experience no matter which great European rivers they sail.
Two Explorer Suites feature spectacular 270° views with a private wraparound veranda. Veranda Suites feature two full rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. Enjoy the indoor-outdoor Aquavit Terrace at the bow of the ship, or relax on the Sun Deck. These “green" ships, featuring energy-efficient hybrid engines, solar panels and an organic herb garden, were named to honor prominent members of the Norse pantheon. Each ship carries 190 guests in comfortable, understated elegance, with hotel-style beds and amenities like 26-inch flat-panel TVs and in-room refrigerators.
95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
All suites feature two rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom
Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels; putting green, chess and walking track
Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
Observation lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
Library corner and onboard boutique
Free shipwide wireless internet service
Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
40" flat-panel TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand plus CNBC, CNN, ESPN, FOX, National Geographic and more
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River Cruises Through the World's Must-See Destinations
Since its first sailings along Russia's waterways nearly 20 years ago, Viking® has reinvented river cruising. Today, Viking invites guests to sample the rich cultures and fine wines and cuisine along Europe's great rivers—all aboard the continent's most comfortable, state-of-the-art ships—and the storied rivers of China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. The innovative Viking Longships® are the most award-winning vessels on Europe's rivers, placing high on such competitive rankings as Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List, Readers' Choice Awards and Best River Cruise Ships, and Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards. Its fleet of 64 ships operates on more than 30 carefully designed itineraries around the world.
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Jul 26, 2017 - Aug 02, 2017
Aug 09, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017
Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017
Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.