Viking Longship Jarl is a popular member of the Viking River Cruises' fleet. This modern longship brings together luxuripus surroundings and abundant facilities with tasty culinary experiences, hotel-like staterooms, and first-class service from the English-speaking crew.
Your days onboard float by at a leisurely pace. The Sun Deck is the heart of the ship during the daytime - whether you wish to sunbathe or simply watch the unfolding riverside views. Keep in touch using the complimentary Wi-Fi or indulge in retail therapy at the onboard boutique. Seek the peace and quiet of the library corner or take a leisurely promenade around the Walking Track.
The 95 outside staterooms and suites are spread across three beautifully appointed decks - discover two Explorer Suites, seven Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms and 25 Standard Staterooms. All feature a flat screen TV with infotainment system, fridge, hairdryer, climate control, complimentary toiletries, and daily replenished bottled water.
See Europe's favourite riverside ports in comfort and style aboard Viking Longship Jarl.
The Restaurant is the ship's main dining venue and showcases panoramic riverside vistas, contemporary cuisine, and a selection of round-the-world wines. Start the day in style with a buffet breakfast; savour a bowl of soup and a light salad for lunch, before taking your seat for a delicious multi-course dinner in the evening. The Sun Deck also offers light snacks or you can tuck into tasty grilled fare at the open-air Aquavit Terrace.
Visit the drinks station in the lobby for hot and cold drinks around-the-clock. The chic lounge bar is the perfect place to chat with new-found friends over a few cocktails. Enjoy open-air drinks at the Aquavit Terrace, or head up to the Sky Bar for a romantic nightcap.
The entertainment on Viking Longship Jarl caters to all tastes. During the daytime, the ship's Culture Curriculum brings together world-class lectures on art, history and culture with folkloric shows, cookery classes and food and wine tastings. Piano music, vocalists and light music add to the relaxed ambience after dinner.
Day 1: Fly from selected UK airports to Nuremberg
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Nuremberg, Germany and be transferred to the port.
Day 2, Nuremberg, Germany
The historic city of Nuremberg sits in central Germany. Visit the 900-year-old ramparts at Imperial Castle and head to Justice Palace where the famous War Crimes Tribunal was held in 1946. Discover the city's cultural history at Germanishches Nationalmuseum and the Way of Human Rights. Explore the fascinating labyrinth of underground vaults and passageways at Felsengange und Lochgefangnisse, or stroll around the Schoner Brunnen fountain and Frauenkirche church at Hauptmarkt square. You can also journey to the Nazi party rally grounds and take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre.
Day 3: Regensburg, Germany
Step ashore at the beautifully-preserved Bavarian city of Regensburg on the shores of the Danube River in southeast Germany. The old town area of this 2,000-year-old city boasts UNESCO World Heritage site status. Visit Porta Praetoria at Castra Regina Fortress, Dome St. Peter, and Schottenkirche St. Jakob. Take a walk along the 310-metre, 12th-century Stone Bridge for the best views of Regensburg and visit the artefacts at Bridge Tower Museum. You can also escape to the tranquil setting of Herzogspark with its botanical garden, medieval Prebrunnturm tower and moat.
Day 4: 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 17,974-piped organ and distinctive onion-domed towers.
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: 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, and Hofburg Imperial Palace. Visit Vienna's Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art, or get close to exotic wildlife at Tiergarten. Make sure to admire city-wide views from the Riesenrad giant Ferris wheel and Danube Tower.
Day 7: 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 8: Budapest to UK
As your cruise comes to an end, disembark the ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.