How do windmills work? What is it like to have tea with a Tibetan family? How do you say ‘thank you’ in Chinese? What does a baroque chamber music concert sound like? What can you buy in an Egyptian souk? Who were the Russian Tsars? When you travel with Viking, every destination is made more fascinating and enjoyable with a wealth of included guided tours, informative lectures, interesting demonstrations and entertaining performances. It is a combination that enables you to transcend just seeing a place and instead discover a sense of place, both enriching and enlightening.
When it comes to showing you the world, Viking has an unrivaled depth of knowledge and expertise. Carefully crafted itineraries and daily shore excursions feature must-see highlights and delightful surprises. Expertly guided tours bring you closer to the art, architecture, history and people of the world’s greatest cities. And of course you can trust that every little detail has been taken care of, including transportation, reservations and entry fees.
Sometimes when you travel, you want to dig a little deeper. You want more answers, more stories and information, for a more rewarding experience. Viking’s Culture Curriculum spans all manner of engaging activities that bring history and culture to life, and life to every experience.
Watch a glassblower from Wertheim. Listen to a concert of Austrian classics. Learn how to make Rüdesheimer coffee. Discuss French impressionism. Watch traditional dancers from Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Portugal or Nubia. Hear an eyewitness account of the Czech Republic’s Velvet Revolution. Artists, performers, historical eyewitnesses and professors from eminent institutions such as the Smithsonian all contribute to a fascinating and entertaining program that gives you true insight into the places you visit.
And when night falls, the stars come out. Members of the Peking Opera perform for your pleasure. The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe dazzles with their dexterity. Musicians from Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre leave you spellbound. And on the river, the moon rises, telling you that though the day has passed, the memory will last forever.