Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Viking has declared the adding up 2 new itineraries and several new pre- and post-cruise extensions to its river cruise offerings for this year. Launching in March 2019, the new 10-day Holland & Belgium itinerary will navigate between Amsterdam and Antwerp, letting guests to unravel the inland waterways of the Low Countries and explore the new ports of call for Viking: Rotterdam, Maastricht and Nijmegen.
Also, as a tribute to the World War II and D-Day, Viking will provide a new 11-day cruise tour – Paris & D-Day 75th Anniversary, with two special departures that will overlap with the June 6, 2019 anniversary. On this significant journey, tourists will travel from London to Portsmouth before boarding their ship in Paris and sailing through Normandy, where they will visit and honor D-Day landing sites.
With more guests looking to extend their destination-focused travel experience beyond the core cruise itinerary, Viking has also continued to add to the slate of pre- and post-cruise extensions for new and trendy river itineraries. These fully escorted offerings include:
The eternal Istanbul (New: Pre/Post Extension for Kiev to the Black Sea itinerary) – Before the river sailing, tourists can extend their experience and join Viking in Istanbul for three nights. Where East meets West, guests will have the opportunity to explore important religious sites such as the “Blue Mosque” and legendary Hagia Sophia.
Brussels (New: Pre/Post Extension for Holland & Belgium itinerary) – An ideal complement to the newly launched itinerary, visitors can explore Brussels, the vivacious capital of Brussels during this two-night extension. Unravel the lively café scene, multicultural roots and hidden architectural gems of this important river city.
The remarkable Bruges (New: Pre/Post Extension on the new Holland & Belgium itinerary) – Guests can lengthen their journey with a three-night stay in Bruges, one of the well-preserved medieval cities of Europe. Also, guests can enjoy discovering the adjoining area, like the architectural treasures of Ghent and the World War I battlefields of Flanders.