For a vacation that offers the opportunity to engage with a new culture, see new sights everyday and experience all of the comfort and ease of a “floating hotel” more travelers are turning to river cruising. With the cruising industry’s busiest booking period quickly approaching at the start of the New Year, Viking River Cruises is pleased to announce its suite of upcoming discounts for cruises and cruisetours in Europe, Russia, Egypt and China and highlight the positive booking trends, new itineraries and announce once-in-a-lifetime destination happenings coinciding with Viking’s 2010 season.
Viking River Cruises is currently offering the following promotions, applicable for travel to some of its most popular itineraries and the world’s “hottest” destinations:
v Europe – 2-FOR-1 cruising plus $300 off international air per couple and complimentary wine with dinner. Offer code is “05P” and must be booked and paid in full by March 1, 2010.
v Russia & Ukraine — 2-FOR-1 cruising plus $400 off international air per couple and complimentary wine for all onboard dinners. Offer code is “08P” and must be booked and paid in full by March 1, 2010.
v China – 2-FOR-1 cruisetours, complimentary wine with onboard dinners, plus special international air offers: 2-FOR-1 international air for those booking stateroom categories B or higher on the Imperial Jewels of China and Roof of the World itineraries. All other stateroom categories on the Imperial Jewels of China and Roof of the World itineraries and all stateroom categories on the Yangtze Explorer and China’s Cultural Delights itineraries receive international airfare at $300 off per couple. Offer code is “06P” and must be booked and paid in full by March 1, 2010.
v Egypt – 2-FOR-1 cruising plus $300 off international air per couple and complimentary wine with all on-board dinners. Offer code is “05P” and must be booked and paid in full by March 1, 2010.
Completely new for 2010 Danube Waltz is an 8-day, itinerary sailing through four of Europe’s most enchanting countries—Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia—along the storied Danube River, which includes a tour of the 900-year-old baroque Benedictine abbey at Melk and an all-day excursion to the scenic city of Salzburg.
Itineraries that were launched late in the 2009 season that will continue into 2010 include:
v Nile Explorer, a nine-day itinerary that showcases the highlights of Cairo and features a five-day Aswan-to-Luxor cruise rich with tours and experiences that bring Egypt’s ancient world to life for passengers
v Rhine Serenade, an eight-day cruise passing through Switzerland, Germany, France and The Netherlands, which includes tours of many of the landmarks along this legendary river such as medieval castles, Cologne’s inspiring Dom, and the windmills and waterworks of Holland
v Vineyards & Vistas, an eight-day cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers features hillside castles and the sites, and gustatory delights of German wine country.
v Lastly, Imperial Danube will take guests on and eight-day voyage along the Danube visiting Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Offering a more Eastern European flair than the Danube Waltz itinerary, this is a round-trip journey from Passau including excursions to unique Hungary’s largest Cathedral in the city of Esztergom and the tiny town of Visegrád, a former royal retreat, home to no less than three castles.
On Viking’s Eastern European Odyssey itinerary two new lectures on the Balkan conflict from the standpoint of two Serbian and Croatian lecturers as a component to the line’s 2010 Culture CurriculumSM, its onboard, multi-media lectureship program offering a rich line-up of topics such as the Dutch Masters, the importance of China’s dynasties while sailing down the Yangtze, or a practical lesson on key words and phrases in the local language of the country or region travelers are in.
Offer restrictions apply for all Spring Sale promotions. Call 1?877?66VIKING for details.