The world’s leading river cruise line, Viking River Cruises, has announced the availability of it 2014 River Cruise Atlas exclusively for the Australian and New Zealand markets. The 2014 River Cruise Atlas features 12 new Longship vessels, new itineraries, the return of the popular AU$995 return air offer, and a value packed Early Booking Discount with savings of up to AU$2000 per couple off their cruise fare. In the 2014 season Viking is offering new destinations including Portugal, Burma and Bourdeaux on their itinerary, and is introducing the 2014 Portugal’s River of Gold 10-day cruise at the fabulous price of AU$2995* per person.
2014 Portugal’s River of Gold 10 days with eight guided tours
Discover one of Europe’s most pristine destinations—Portugal. Begin with two fascinating days and nights exploring the capital city of Lisbon, then proceed to Porto at the mouth of the Douro River to embark your cruise ship. The river takes you on a winding easterly course between steeply terraced vineyards, stopping at ports of call largely unchanged for centuries with charming town squares, colourful castles, baroque mansions and historic monasteries. At the Spanish border you’ll indulge in a scenic ride into Spain to visit the medieval city of Salamanca before the voyage back to Porto. See unspoiled vistas and sample Portuguese specialties like salt cod, hearty soups and stews and of course the area’s sensational port and tawny wines. If you have never visited Portugal, you are in for a treat. www.vikingrivercruises.com.au