Skirnir, Grand European Tour ex Budapest to Amsterdam – 07 Jun 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
07 Jun '21
Budapest, Hungary
08 Jun '21
Budapest, Hungary
09 Jun '21
Vienna, Austria
10 Jun '21
Vienna, Austria
11 Jun '21
Melk , Austria
12 Jun '21
Passau, Germany
13 Jun '21
Regensburg, Germany
14 Jun '21
Nuremberg, Germany
15 Jun '21
Bamberg, Germany
16 Jun '21
Wurzburg, Germany
17 Jun '21
Wertheim, Germany
18 Jun '21
Koblenz, Germany
19 Jun '21
Cologne, Germany
20 Jun '21
Kinderdijk
21 Jun '21
Amsterdam, Rivers

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 Budapest to Amsterdam aboard Viking Skirnir.

Day 1 | Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Embark your ship. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. After dinner on board tonight, enjoy an evening cruise on your ship to admire Budapest’s beautiful scenery from the vantage point of the Danube River. (D)

Day 2 | Budapest, Hungary
Today we visit highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, 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; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. You may choose to join us on an optional excursion to experience the thermal springs, restorative natural spas whose waters locals have bathed in for centuries. Or, perhaps select another 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 dinner and evening departure. (B, L, D)

Day 3 | Vienna, Austria
Enjoy a day of scenic cruising along the beautiful Danube toward Vienna. As we sail, perhaps join this morning’s German language lesson to learn a few key words and phrases. You may also choose to attend an afternoon presentation on Viennese coffee houses. We arrive early this evening. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B, L, D)

Day 4 | 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 wish to join us on one of the day’s optional excursions, perhaps touring Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” visiting the Spanish Riding School’s famed Lipizzaner stallions, or celebrating a local tradition this evening at a high-spirited Heurigen dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 5 | Melk, Austria
Today, visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. See its wonderful frescoes and admire the comprehensive collection of medieval manuscripts in its library. Rejoin your ship and cruise through dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | 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 7 | Regensburg, Germany
Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and 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 before our evening departure. Cruise through dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 8 | Nuremberg, Germany
Cruise the Main-Danube Canal this morning. Or, instead, disembark in Roth for a short drive to Nuremberg, where you will have free time to explore until lunchtime. After lunch, we will tour the city. Visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, and see the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. See the Old Town area as you walk past the Albrecht Dürer House and Main Market Square. Alternately, you may choose to join an optional afternoon World War II tour including the illuminating Documentation Center. Dinner is served aboard your ship. We depart late this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 9 | Bamberg, Germany
Continue along the Main-Danube Canal this morning, arriving in Bamberg in early afternoon. Enjoy a tour of 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 sample some of the town’s distinctive smoke-flavored beer before returning aboard. (B, L, D)

Day 10 | Würzburg, Germany
Today, enjoy an onboard lunch, then tour Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or, you may choose to disembark this morning to experience 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. Rejoin your ship for dinner and an evening glassblowing demonstration. (B, L, D)

Day 11 | Wertheim, Germany
Wertheim is located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. During your morning walking tour, experience life in a typical small German town. Stop in a bakery and a butcher shop, and learn about Wertheim’s glassblowing tradition. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to your ship for lunch. Alternately, depart this morning on an all-day optional excursion where you will gain a rare glimpse into noble life, enjoying Privileged Access visits to two very different castles: Schloss Mespelbrunn and Schloss Löwenstein. (B, L, D)

Day 12 | Koblenz, Germany
Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river’s narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. This afternoon, we’ll stop to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. Rejoin your ship in Koblenz and dine aboard. (B, L, D)

Day 13 | Cologne, Germany
Arrive in Cologne during breakfast, then disembark for a tour of Germany’s fourth largest city. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church and visit the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your free time enjoying Cologne’s atmospheric waterfront, or perhaps join an optional excursion on which you will ascend to the Dom’s roof for up-close views of the cathedral’s architecture and bird’s-eye vistas of Cologne. After, return aboard for dinner. Alternately, you may set off on an optional excursion to explore Cologne’s spirited beer culture, sampling Kölsch, a light, crisp beer brewed only in Cologne, and enjoying a brauhaus dinner. After, return to your ship for a late evening departure. (B, L, D)

Day 14 | Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
We sail along the Rhine during the morning hours. Admire scenic views and enjoy a morning of enjoyable Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and take in a culturally enriching presentation on the Dutch Golden Age. This afternoon, your ship arrives in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark for an afternoon 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. Board your ship for departure and dinner. Arrive in Amsterdam around midnight. (B, L, D)

Day 15 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
After breakfast, disembark. (B)

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