Your journey is different from everyone else’s. Some days you want to see beyond every hill, visit every attraction, look in every shop. Other days you want to slow down and linger longer. Some days, you may want to just sit at a sidewalk café and watch the world go by. To meet everyone’s needs and interests, Viking offers a choice of ways to explore each and every place you visit.
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 every place on your list—or simply having everything you need to explore independently—whatever you choose, 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—and with your Quietvox audio system, 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 organise 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
New for 2012, Viking’s Concierge Service takes your personalised schedule one step further. Just like a hotel concierge, he or she holds regular desk hours and will handle the smallest—and biggest—of requests. With an impressive network of contacts, your concierge can reserve a table at the best restaurant, order theatre tickets, book a spa appointment, arrange for a private guide and car service—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.