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Portuguese Lesson

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Portuguese Lesson

Learn a few useful Portuguese words and phrases with Maria, your Viking River Cruises tutor. Saúde!

German Lesson

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German Lesson

Learn a few useful German words and phrases with Rebecca, your Viking River Cruises tutor. Prost!

Bordeaux’s Other Favorite Spirit: Camus Cognac

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Bordeaux’s Other Favorite Spirit: Camus Cognac

Step behind this famous brand to meet the man who leads the house of Camus. Discover the story behind its logo and learn more about the family philosophy that has guided the company for five generations.

Bordeaux’s Clairet & Rosé Wines

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Bordeaux’s Clairet & Rosé Wines

Introduce yourself to some of the hidden gems of Bordeaux. You’ll learn the subtle differences and why the French treasure these wines each summer.

Bordeaux’s Sublime Red and White Wines

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Bordeaux’s Sublime Red and White Wines

Join Karine Hagen as she delves into the essence of the region’s most popular wines with a local expert.

Bordeaux’s Prestigious Wines

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Bordeaux’s Prestigious Wines

Step into the fascinating world of Bordeaux winemaking. Meet a renowned Master of Wine and learn about regional favorites from local experts.

Sauternes - The Sweet Alternative

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Sauternes - The Sweet Alternative

Enjoy a glimpse into this intriguing sweet wine. Karine Hagen takes a closer look with one of Sauternes’ local experts.

Christening 2014

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Christening 2014

On March 17, 2014; Amsterdam was the starting point for one of the most exciting 24-hour periods in Viking history.

Christening Highlights 2014

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Christening Highlights 2014

In a multi-phased event taking place over 24 hours, the company christened 16 of its award-winning Viking Longships -- nine were christened in Amsterdam; four were christened in Rostock, Germany; and three were christened in Avignon, France. The first-of-its kind ceremony was subsequently certified by a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator as 'The Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company.'

Bacalhau: Portuguese Or Norwegian?

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Bacalhau: Portuguese Or Norwegian?

Watch Chef Rui Paula show Karine his nouvelle cuisine twist on Bacalhau, the Portuguese national dish that’s based on cod, Norway’s national fish.

Portuguese Crème Brûlee

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Portuguese Crème Brûlee

Go behind the scenes with Karine Hagen to see how quick and easy it is to make this local variation of everyone's favorite dessert.

The Fundamentals of Wine

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The Fundamentals of Wine

Join world-renowned master of wine Susie Barrie to learn about the fundamentals of wine – from selecting the right bottle to decanting and storing.

The Wine Regions of Bordeaux

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The Wine Regions of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France is home to the world’s most prized wines. Learn about its many different regions and appellations with Karine Hagen of Viking.

Châteaux, Rivers & Wine

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Châteaux, Rivers & Wine

Celebrate joie de vivre in Bordeaux, land of the world’s finest wines, oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers.

Blaye Citadel

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Blaye Citadel

On the banks of the Gironde River stands a mighty fortress designed in the 17th century to protect Bordeaux and its famous wines from the British.

Truffle Hunting

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Truffle Hunting

Ever wonder how rare and delicious truffles are found? Join Karine Hagen of Viking River Cruises in Bordeaux, France as she learns how dogs are trained to unearth one of the world’s great delicacies.

Cooking with Karine: Steak Bordelaise

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Cooking with Karine: Steak Bordelaise

Join Karine Hagen of Viking River Cruises as she learns how to make a Bordeaux classic with Chef Georges Gotrand.

Fado, Music of Portugal

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Fado, Music of Portugal

Born along the waterfront, the dramatic songs of Fado speak of life, struggle and passion.

Cooking with Karine: Bread in Portugal

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Cooking with Karine: Bread in Portugal

Dona Manuela’s family has been making their famous bread for centuries. Join Karine Hagen as Manuela teaches her how to make her delicious bread.

Portugal’s Wine Country

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Portugal’s Wine Country

In 1756, Portugal’s Douro Valley was established as the world’s first protected wine-producing region, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History of Port Wines

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History of Port Wines

Learn about Port Wines with Karine Hagen and local experts in Portugal.

Eyewitness to History

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Eyewitness to History

Meet Vladlen Kuzin, former director of the Leningrad Documentary Studio, as he discusses his part in documenting Soviet history.

Blenheim Palace

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Blenheim Palace

Explore this grand English palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

Glories of the Hermitage

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Glories of the Hermitage

St. Petersburg’s Hermitage is a destination in and of itself. Spend a week exploring its architecture and vast collection of treasures with personalized, after-hours tours by expert guides.

The Normandy Beaches

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The Normandy Beaches

Your host Karine Hagen brings this historic site to life. See why a visit to this now-peaceful part of Europe is a “must.”

Prague Micro Brewery

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Prague Micro Brewery

In 1466 just off Prague’s Old Town Square, a tiny micro brewery first opened its door. On the same spot today, Ladislav Vesely continues the centuries-old tradition of making the finest Czech beer.

Chinese Porcelain

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Chinese Porcelain

Intriguing Chinese dynasties: Han, Soong, Ming... All have left their distinctive marks in the history of porcelain.

Beijing Hutongs

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Beijing Hutongs

For a slice of real Chinese life, peek inside traditional courtyard houses called hutongs.

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