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European Sojourn

Journey across 8 countries over the course of 23 days on this excellent Viking River Cruise.

Enjoy the highlights of your Main River Cruise on a range of tours, tastings and scenic sailings – with the opportunity to explore a range of coveted tourist destinations and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Spend your time relaxing aboard either the Viking Vidar, Lofn or Lif – elite members of Viking’s ecologically-friendly longship fleet. On-board, guests enjoy access to a range of eateries, recreational activities and modern comforts.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Lofn + 2 more
  • Duration: 22 Nights
  • Departure: May - Oct (2025)
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European Sojourn Cruise Itinerary

Guests enjoy a wide variety of tours across UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cultural highlights and coveted tourist destinations over the course of this 23-day itinerary. Embark on a selection of scenic sailings, tastings, bike tours and much more.

Day 1

Amsterdam (EMBARK)

Embark your ship and spend the rest of the day settling in.

Day 2

Kinderdijk / Waal & Merwede (scenic sailing)

Today, you’ll enjoy opportunities to explore Kinderdijk and Gorinchem. Also on the itinerary, is a scenic sailing portion through Waal & Merwede.

Day 3


Tour cologne on foot or by bike, explore cathedrals, beer culture and the Bruhl UNESCO Palaces.

Day 4

Koblenz / Middle Rhine (scenic sailing)

Today, pay a visit to 13th-century Marksburg Castle. After, enjoy a scenic sailing along the UNESCO-designated Middle Rhine.

Day 5

Main River (scenic sailing) / Miltenberg

You’ll start today sailing the Main River through Germany’s Franconia region.
Upon arrival, explore Miltenberg’s Old Town.

Day 6


Spend the way exploring Wurzburg on your choice of excursion; visit the UNESCO-designated Bishops’ Residenz.

Day 7

Bamberg / Main-Danube Canal (scenic sailing)

Spend the morning exploring this UNESCO-designated medieval city. Afterwards, your ship will navigate the intricate 16 locks spanning from Kelheim to Bamberg.

Day 8


See the Palace of Justice, Old Town and Market Square of this historic city.

Day 9


Explore the medieval streets of this UNESCO-designated city. Later, learn about Regensburg’s history and Jewish Heritage.

Day 10


View Passau’s Old Town and see its ornately decorated cathedral.

Day 11

Melk / Wachau Valley (scenic sailing) / Krems

Spend the morning exploring the renowned Benedictine Abbey before rejoining your ship for a scenic sailing through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.
Arrive in Krems for a visit to Gottweig Abbey.

Day 12


Explore Vienna’s classical music heritage and enjoy a front-row seat to its stunning architecture.

Day 13


Wander Vienna’s highlights under your own steam; browse museums, visit cafes and enjoy Viennese pastries.

Day 14


Pay a visit to both Buda’s historical Castle District and the modernised Pest.

Day 15


Today, enjoy a choice of excursions; cross the Chain Bridge, visit a museum or visit a thermal spa in the “Paris of the East”.

Day 16


On your visit to this cultural centre – sample some paprika-flavoured food and see a Puszta horsemanship show.

Day 17


Tour Osijek’s highlights, admire Vukovar’s stunning palace and sit in with a local family to learn more about daily life.

Day 18


Today, enjoy a walk around Kalemegdan Fortress or see the church of St. Sava and Square of the Republic.

Day 19

Golubac / The Iron Gate (scenic sailing)

Tour the 14th-century Golubac Fortress and learn about its history. After, admire the natural wonders of the Iron Gate during a scenic sailing portion.

Day 20


Explore Vidin’s preserved medieval castle and many other historic landmarks.

Day 21


Take the opportunity to explore Ruse’s medieval architecture and sample some local Bulgarian foods.

Day 22


Spend today exploring Romania’s capital – visit the Palace of Parliament and the Village Museum.

Day 23

Bucharest (DISEMBARK)

After breakfast, disembark your ship and begin your journey home.

European Sojourn Cruise Ships

Viking Lofn

Climb aboard the Longship Lofn for a classic Viking experience! With features such as an Aquavit terrace, herb garden and walking track, there’s plenty of ways to keep yourself busy aboard ship on days you’d rather just hang back and soak up the views.

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Walking Track
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Continue your travels through Europe

22 Nights
May - Oct (2025)

European Sojourn

  • Amsterdam (EMBARK)
  • Kinderdijk / Waal & Merwede (scenic sailing)
  • Cologne
  • Koblenz / Middle Rhine (scenic sailing)
  • Main River (scenic sailing) / Miltenberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Bamberg / Main-Danube Canal (scenic sailing)
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau
  • Melk / Wachau Valley (scenic sailing) / Krems
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Kalocsa
  • Osijek
  • Belgrade
  • Golubac / The Iron Gate (scenic sailing)
  • Vidin
  • Ruse
  • Bucharest
  • Bucharest (DISEMBARK)
£6,845pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Lofn + 2 more ships  

European Sojourn Cruise Review

“Good fun from start to finish! I initially worried that such a long itinerary would be tiring; but its well-balanced with lots of opportunities to sit back and relax as well as explore.”

Terry James, Southampton

European Sojourn FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How many rivers does this cruise traverse?

The European Sojourn cruise traverses the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

Will there be visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites included?

Yes, this itinerary takes you up close to UNESCO-designated sites with a range of excursions and scenic sailings.

Are there age restrictions on Viking Cruises?

All Viking cruises are made available to those above 18 years of age.

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