Your journey is different from everyone else's. Maybe you want to spend most of your time in port on a guided tour that takes in as much as possible. Or perhaps you would prefer to see only the key sights with a local expert before venturing out on your own. Or maybe you'd like to go at your own pace. Whatever your choice, you always have the freedom to do it your way, and we help you every step of the way.
Viking offers a choice of ways to explore each and every place you visit, from the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia to a classical concert in Vienna or even a Tang Dynasty dinner show in Xian. Our expert program directors can organize a variety of optional tours to help customize your vacation.
Shore Excursions at Your Pace
With Viking, you can enjoy tailor-made tours that move at a pace that suits you. Whether it is professionally guided tours, visits to just the major highlights or simply having everything you need to explore independently, you have the freedom to do it your way.
Make the Most Out of Every Moment
Enjoy tours led by expert local guides whose knowledge fascinates and illuminates, powered by the Quietvox audio system to ensure you will hear every word. Plus, an abundance of maps, travel guides and a well-stocked library on board ensure that you can make the most of your time ashore. An evening newsletter details the next day’s excursions and activities, and your Program Director can organize optional tours. A classical concert in Vienna? A Tang Dynasty dinner show in Xian? A hot air balloon ride over Egypt’s temples at Luxor? No problem!
New Concierge Service
Viking’s Concierge Service takes your personalized schedule one step further. Just like a hotel concierge, he or she holds regular desk hours and will happily handle all of your requests, both big and small. With an impressive network of contacts, your concierge can reserve a table at the best restaurant, order theater tickets, book a spa appointment, arrange for a private guide and more. In fact, your concierge will offer suggestions that make every day a unique and individual experience. Before you arrive, you will be provided with detailed port information and a list of activities from museums and exhibits to shows and concerts, as well as the best shops, markets and restaurants. It’s one more Viking service that enables you to enjoy your journey, your way.