Skirnir, Grand European Tour ex Amsterdam to Budapest – 29 Mar 2021

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When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, we offer cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders of each region. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruisetour along the Yangtze, Mekong or Irrawaddy Rivers. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Elbe or Douro. Our river cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience – unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. State-of-the-art ships, comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, and exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable journey at an incredible value.

Viking Cruises continues the Viking tradition of exploration along the world’s great waterways.


Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Half-height picture window
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”


Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Half-height picture window
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”


French Balcony (C) Features

Stateroom size: 135 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”


French Balcony (C) Features

Stateroom size: 135 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”


Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”


Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”


Suite size: 275 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Full-size veranda off the spacious living room
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
Large private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Suite size: 445 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Private wraparound veranda off the spacious living room offers 270-degree views
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
Large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Viking Skirnir - Main Deck

Viking Skirnir - Middle Deck

Viking Skirnir - Upper Deck

Viking Skirnir - Sun Deck

Viking River Cruises boasts the most extensive fleet of river cruises vessels, and we are proud to offer you the best ships in each region where we travel. Viking ships are specially designed to navigate the world’s great rivers and provide convenient daily access to a plethora of destinations and experiences. Enjoy all the comfort and elegance of river cruising: attentive and professional staff, delicious onboard meals and spectacular scenery from every stateroom and public area.

Sailing our most popular itineraries, our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

Ship Features:

* 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, and walking track
* Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
* The Lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
* Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
* Library corner and onboard boutique
* Elevator from Middle to Upper Deck only; no elevator access for categories F and E
* Free shipwide wireless Internet service
* Laundry service
* Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
* 40″ flat-panel Sony TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Maiden Voyage: 2016
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 190
  • Crew Nationality: European
  • Officer Nationality: European
  • Dining Staff Nationality: European

Ship Facilities

  • Aquavit Terrace
  • Boutique
  • Free Shipwide Wireless Internet Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Observation Lounge & Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sun Deck


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
29 Mar '21
Amsterdam, Rivers
30 Mar '21
Kinderdijk
31 Mar '21
Cologne, Germany
01 Apr '21
Koblenz, Germany
02 Apr '21
Miltenberg, Germany
03 Apr '21
Wurzburg, Germany
04 Apr '21
Bamberg, Germany
05 Apr '21
Nuremberg, Germany
06 Apr '21
Regensburg, Germany
07 Apr '21
Passau, Germany
08 Apr '21
Melk , Austria
09 Apr '21
Vienna, Austria
10 Apr '21
Vienna, Austria
11 Apr '21
Budapest, Hungary
12 Apr '21
Budapest, Hungary

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest aboard Viking Skirnir.

Day 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arrive in Amsterdam, embark your ship. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. If your arrival schedule permits, you may wish to visit the Rijksmuseum, or the van Gogh Museum next door. (D)

Day 2 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
This morning we sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Return on board for lunch and an enjoyable afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and take in a culturally enriching presentation on the Dutch Golden Age. We cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Cologne, Germany
You have a morning tour of Cologne, including a visit to the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your tour, spend the rest of the day and evening exploring Cologne on your own: There are Roman ruins, interesting neighborhoods and wonderful museums like the Fragrance Museum and the Chocolate Museum. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or, join an optional excursion on which you will ascend to the Dom’s roof, enjoying up-close views of the cathedral’s architecture and bird’s-eye vistas of Cologne. Lunch and dinner are served aboard; we depart at midnight. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Koblenz
Cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine, stopping in Koblenz to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. After your tour, continue cruising this stunning stretch of the Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river’s narrowest point and is named after the legendary Rhine maiden who lured sailors to their demise. Lunch and dinner are served aboard your ship. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Miltenberg, Germany
The morning is spent sailing along the beautiful Main River as it winds its way through the Spessart region, home of the actual Snow White. During our sail, you will have the opportunity to learn about the region’s glassblowing traditions during a live demonstration. After lunch, we stop in Miltenberg, known for its half-timbered houses and Germany’s oldest inn. Join our walking tour that concludes with free time for you to explore. We sail through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Würzburg, Germany
After breakfast, tour Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or, instead, join an optional full-day journey along Germany’s picturesque “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg, with its turreted city wall and impressive Gothic and baroque architecture. Upon returning to Würzburg, you will also enjoy a tour of the Bishops’ Residenz. Before rejoining your ship for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Bamberg, Germany
Sail through the morning; after lunch we visit Bamberg, with its medieval city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour includes a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral, reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century, and the picturesque city hall built on a tiny island in the middle of a river. Take some free time to enjoy Bamberg and perhaps try some of the town’s distinctive smoke-flavored beer before returning aboard. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Nuremberg, Germany
After breakfast, disembark in Nuremberg and visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s; then see the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. Alternately, you may take an optional World War II tour that includes the illuminating Documentation Center Museum. After lunch, spend free time exploring Nuremberg’s Old Town. Or, join an optional tour to discover the secret network of underground bunkers where priceless art was hidden in wartime. We depart just before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Regensburg, Germany
Arrive in Regensburg midday. After lunch, tour this wonderfully preserved medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including structures dating back to Roman times. Discover many 13th- and 14th-century patrician houses and see the splendid St. Peter’s Cathedral. During free time, visit the Alte Würstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany’s oldest restaurant. Alternately, you may choose to disembark this morning and drive with your guide to Munich for an optional full-day tour of this cultural and historic city, rejoining your ship in time to enjoy dinner on board before our evening departure. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Passau, Germany
Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. You’ll see the New Bishop’s Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe’s largest church organ.† Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. Alternately, set out this morning with your guide to enjoy a full-day optional tour of picturesque Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting of The Sound of Music. We cruise through the night. (B, L, D)
†Passau organ concert is only available May 1-October 31 and is closed on Sunday.

Day 11 Melk, Austria
After breakfast, visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship; cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley this afternoon. Before dinner, you have time to explore the time-honored town of Krems and see the Steiner Tor, the last remaining city gate, or take an optional excursion to a local winery to sample some local vintages from this famous wine-producing region. (B, L, D)

Day 12 Vienna, Austria
Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Alternately, you may choose to join an optional excursion to see the famed Lipizzaner Stallions; or, express your creativity and create a lasting keepsake at an optional art workshop inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B, L, D)

Day 13 Vienna, Austria
Enjoy a day at leisure in Vienna. Perhaps see an unrivaled collection of Old Masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, or visit the Albertina. Maybe ride the Riesenrad, the world’s oldest Ferris wheel. Alternately, you may join an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” or enjoy a Viennese waltz lesson as well as visiting the palace during a full-day optional excursion. A cup of coffee or tea and a slice of exquisite Sachertorte are a must for any afternoon in Vienna. Later, rejoin your ship and sail for Budapest. (B, L, D)

Day 14 Budapest, Hungary
The Danube River divides Hungary’s capital city into the once separate towns of Buda and Pest. Explore both sides, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. Alternately, choose one of our optional excursions designed to allow you to delve deeper into the history, culture and cuisine of this fascinating city. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 15 Budapest, Hungary
After breakfast, disembark. (B)

vid: 2101 | cfid: 74814-cruise

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