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Wednesday,  June 19, 2024 6:06 AM 

Viking unveils Middle Rhine itinerary, adds Christmas market departures

  • Cruises
  •   05-24-2023  7:34 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Viking unveils Middle Rhine itinerary, adds Christmas market departures
Viking Mimir on the Rhine River. (Viking)
Pax Global Media

Viking has announced a new river voyage that allows guests to experience Europe’s rich culture during winter.

“Treasures of the Rhine,” a new Middle Rhine itinerary, debuts in December 2023 and establishes Viking as the first line to operate year-round on Europe’s rivers, offering guests access to landmarks when there are typically fewer crowds.

“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,” stated Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a press release. “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.”

Treasures of the Rhine

The 10-day Treasures of the Rhine dives deep into the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site with turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, medieval towns and stunning scenery.

Guests can admire the terraced vineyards dating back to the Romans and taste the region’s renowned red and white wines.

An ideal time to visit, winter offers Viking guests smaller crowds, easier access to landmarks and opportunities to savor the culinary traditions of Alsace while exploring Amsterdam, Basel and Cologne.

Hosting 190 guests in 95 staterooms, the award-winning fleet of identical Viking Longships offers a variety of stateroom categories and two-room suites with full-size verandas.

Booking details

Treasures of the Rhine departure dates begin in December 2023 and run through early March 2024, with fares starting at $1,999 per person.

From now through May 31, 2023, 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 savings on all river 2023-2025 voyages.

More Christmas market dates

In addition, Viking has added 20 additional sailings to this year’s Christmas Market river voyages. 

With more departure dates on the new and popular Christmas on the Rhine and Danube Christmas Delights voyages, Viking will be bringing an additional 3,686 guests in 2023.

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