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A Tale of Three Rivers

Sail across three rivers over the course of this week-long adventure – featuring a curated selection of UNESCO World Heritage sites, old towns and cultural highlights.

Enjoy a range of included tours and scenic sailings, as well as the opportunity to book additional excursions during this adventure. You’ll have the opportunity to explore museums, visit ruins, taste wines and much more.

From aboard the spectacular Viking Alsvin, enjoy access to a luxurious restaurant, spacious common areas, 360-degree Sun Deck views and much more.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Alsvin
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: May - Nov
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A Tale of Three Rivers Cruise Itinerary

This fantastical adventure conducts you through a selection of Germany’s highlights – from UNESCO-listed riverside views to castle ruins. Enjoy tours, tastings, scenic sailings and much more over the course of 8 days.

Day 1

Bamberg (EMBARK)

Arrive at your embarkation city and meet up with your cruise ship.

Day 2

Bamberg / Main River, Spessart (scenic sailing)

Explore the UNESCO-listed Bamberg with its stunning countryside views. Later, relax during a scenic sailing along the Main River through Germany’s Franconia region.

Day 3


Spend the day visiting the ornate Bishops’ Residenz – a UNESCO-designated site.

Day 4


Explore the Old Town, university and impressive ruins of the Heidelberg Castle.

Day 5

Mainz / Rüdesheim

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Mainz and pay a visit to the Gutenberg Museum.

Day 6

Middle Rhine (scenic sailing) / Cochem

Begin your day on a relaxing note as your ship sails through the UNESCO-designated Middle Rhine.
Later, visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle.

Day 7

Bernkastel / Trier

Sample vintages from this wine-making region during today’s excursion. Later, adventure through the highlights of Germany’s oldest city.

Day 8


Today, your adventure comes to a close. Disembark after breakfast and begin your journey home.

A Tale of Three Rivers Cruise Ships

Viking Alsvin

Named after a mythological Norse horse, Alsvin delivers an unforgettable voyage in luxury and comfort. Suites offer two full-size rooms with a verandah and a French balcony. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining and a lounge area on the Aquavit Terrace.

360° View Sun Deck
Organic Herb Garden
Low Vibration Hybrid Engines

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A Tale of Three Rivers Deals

Continue exploring across 3 rivers

7 Nights
Mar Nov

A Tale of Three Rivers

  • Bamberg (EMBARK)
  • Bamberg / Main River - Spessart (scenic sailing)
  • Würzburg
  • Heidelberg
  • Mainz / Rüdesheim
  • Middle Rhine (scenic sailing) / Cochem
  • Bernkastel / Trier
  • Trier (DISEMBARK)
£2,195pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Alsvin  

A Tale of Three Rivers Cruise Review

“Personally, I had a great experience. There was legitimately so much to do, I wasn’t bored for even a second. The tours were really cool; very organised and the guides were really friendly.”

Leah Smith, York

A Tale of Three Rivers FAQ

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

Are refrigerators included in the staterooms?

Yes, each stateroom is equipped with a minibar. Purified water is also provided in all staterooms and replenished daily.

Do I need to make a reservation for the ship’s restaurant?

No, dining reservations are not needed.

When is this cruise available to book?

This cruise runs in between May and November – available to book for 2025.

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