Viking Cruises, a leading river and ocean cruise line, has announced its “Deals of the Week” for travellers seeking unforgettable journeys in three different regions: Lyon & Provence, South America and the Ancient Adriatic. These voyages offer a unique combination of cultural immersion, epicurean delights, and stunning scenery, all while cruising in style on award-winning ships with exceptional value.
River Cruising – Lyon & Provence
Viking’s 8-day Lyon & Provence river cruise takes you on a culinary and wine-focused journey through the south of France, with stops in Avignon, Arles, Viviers, Tournon and Lyon. On board one of Viking’s elegant Longships, guests will enjoy all-outside staterooms, enriching shore excursions, and a variety of onboard amenities. In Avignon, explore the Palace of the Popes, the largest Gothic palace in the world, and indulge in the best of French gastronomy in Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Other highlights include visiting the amphitheatre in Les Arènes, where gladiators once battled, and learning to make chèvre cheese on a farm.
Ocean Cruising – Ancient Adriatic Treasures
For those seeking a more adventurous journey, Viking’s 15-day Ancient Adriatic Treasures ocean cruise takes travellers from Venice to Istanbul or vice versa. Along the way, explore the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik, wander the medieval streets of Kotor, and take in the ancient ruins of Olympia and Troy. The journey also includes a two-day stay in Istanbul, the cultural and economic hub of Turkey. On board one of Viking’s intimate ocean vessels, guests will experience exceptional service and amenities, including veranda staterooms, gourmet dining, guided shore excursions and a state-of-the-art Nordic spa.
Ocean Cruising – South America and the Chilean Fjords
Finally, Viking’s 18-day South America and the Chilean Fjords ocean cruise takes guests from Buenos Aires to Santiago or vice versa. Along the way, visit Port Stanley, home to over one million penguins, and sail through the stunning fjords of Chile, surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and blue-tinted icebergs. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Santiago, the capital of Chile, and explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. On board, enjoy the comfort and elegance of Viking’s award-winning ocean vessels, featuring all veranda staterooms and amenities such as gourmet dining, guided excursions, and a variety of entertainment options.
Viking Cruises offers a unique and unforgettable way to explore the world’s most beautiful destinations. Whether it’s a river or ocean cruise, travellers will experience exceptional value, comfort, and a range of enriching experiences. From culinary and wine-focused journeys through France to adventurous expeditions through the Adriatic and South America, Viking has a journey for every traveller. Book now to take advantage of their current “Explorer Sale” and save up to $3,600 per couple on select cruises.
WRITTEN BY: JILL WALSH