The award-winning Viking Prestige joined her sister-ship Viking Legend in 2011. Setting sail with a maximum of 188 guests aboard, Viking Prestige combines streamlined Scandinavian interiors, sumptuous staterooms and suites, and panoramic riverside views. Gourmet dining, first-class service and plentiful onboard facilities add to your luxury river cruise experience.
Days afloat are all about doing as much or as little as you wish. Looking to relax? Visit the Sun Deck for sunbathing with a view or escape to the tranquillity of the library? Looking to stretch your mind? Learn to cook local fare with the ship's chefs or explore your next port of call at an onboard lecture. The daily newsletter 'Viking Daily' is delivered to your stateroom each evening so you don't miss a thing onboard or ashore.
The 97 river-facing staterooms and suites are spread across three beautifully appointed decks - discover Single, Standard and French Balcony Staterooms, together with Suites. All feature a Sony 26-inch flat panel TV with CNBC, CNN, ESPN, FOX, National Geographic and more, hotel-style beds, telephone, safe, fridge, hairdryer, individual climate control, daily replenished bottled water, and bathroom with shower and premium toiletries (bathrobes and slippers upon request).
Sail along the River Danube in comfort and style aboard Viking Prestige.
The Restaurant on Viking Prestige boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and presents a menu of contemporary dishes and regional specialities. Breakfast is buffet-style; choose from a selection of light soups and salads at lunch-time, before a multi-course dinner in the evening. Enjoy casual dining on the Sun Deck and also at the open-air Aquavit Terrace overlooking the bow of the ship.
Stop by the beverage station for hot and cold drinks round-the-clock. The stylish lounge bar is the perfect spot to relax with a freshly-mixed cocktail or a gin and tonic and socialise with your fellow guests and. Aquavit Terrace is a great place to meet up for sundowners or to enjoy a nightcap under the stars.
The entertainment on Viking Prestige is relaxed and low-key. After dinner, ambient music in the bar and lounge is complemented by occasional live music and folkloric shows.
Day 1: Fly UK – Budapest
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Budapest and be transferred to the port to embark on board Viking Legend or Viking Prestige.
Day 2: Budapest, Hungary
One of eastern Europe's liveliest and most cosmopolitan cities — Budapest — offers plenty to see and do. The 19th-century Chain Bridge spans Danube River and connects the hilly Buda district with the flat Pest area. Ride the tram up Castle Hill to Buda's old town where you can step back to Roman times at Budapest History Museum and discover the World Heritage-listed Royal Palace. Admire Hungarian crown jewels at Parliament House or indulge in a hot thermal bath at Szechenyi Bath. Enjoy a photo opportunity at Heroes’ Square, before visiting Vajdahunyad Castle in nearby City Park. Savour a bird's eye view of the city from the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel and the famous Fisherman's Bastion.
Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border of Austria and Hungary. It is surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains threaded with biking and hiking trails. Venture to heart of Bratislava and walk along the picturesque streets of the old town or become lost in the beauty of St Michael's street and gaze in awe at the fairy tale-like St Michael’s tower. Visit the peaceful Slavin to pay your respects to fallen soldiers and admire the breath-taking views of the city. Be amazed by the verdant fields and meandering rivers as you venture to the historical Devin Castle or lose yourself in the modern art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum.
Day 4: Vienna, Austria
A highlight of any cruise is a day in Austria's capital city — Vienna. Steeped in history, Vienna is packed to the brim with wonderful sights — from the world-famous Opera House and Spanish Riding School to the Burgtheatre, Town Hall, St Stephen's Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace, and Hofburg Imperial Palace. Visit Vienna's Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art, or get up close to exotic wildlife at Tiergarten. Make sure to admire city-wide views from the Riesenrad giant Ferris wheel and Danube Tower.
Day 5: Krems, Austria
Located at the eastern end of the Wachau Valley on the Danube River, Krems is a small city with a long heritage. Be sure to visit one of the many vineyards to sample locally-made white wines. You can also explore the Old Town and see the various churches and traditional architecture. The Karikaturmuseum and Cartoon Museum can provide an insight into the unique humour of the Austrian residents. Take a guided tour of Aggstein Castle and uncover the history of the 12th-century structure. Krems is also just 70km from the Austrian capital of Vienna; where you can explore the numerous palaces and museums.
Day 6: Linz, Austria
Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and lies in an attractive location on both banks of the River Danube. Famous for its fine churches and museums it’s an ideal location to explore. Take an historic ride on Pöstlingbergbahn and experience one of the world's steepest narrow-gauge railways. Enjoy the beauty of the New Cathedral (Mariendom) and gaze in awe at the breathtaking view over Linz from the cathedral's spire. Step into the future and visit the Ars Electronica Center and watch the stunning riverside lightshow. Get lost in the beauty of nature and take a visit to Linz Botanical Garden; home to more than 10,000 species of plants. Experience a poignant piece of World War II history with a day trip to Mauthausen concentration camp.
Day 7: Passau, Germany
The German city of Passau — which lies at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn rivers — is your next port of call. Also known as the 'Three Rivers City', Passau is dominated by the 13th-century hilltop Veste Oberhaus fortress with its city museum and observation tower. Meander through the cobbled streets of the Baroque-style old town district, exploring City Hall, New Bishop's Residence, and the mix of handicraft shops and galleries en-route. No visit here would be complete without calling at St Stephen's Cathedral to admire the 17,774-piped organ and distinctive onion-domed towers.
Stay overnight on the Viking Legend.
Day 8: Fly Passau - UK
Disembark in Passau and be transferred to the airport, for your flight back to the UK.