Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Travel
  3. International Travel

Rolling down the river with Viking River Cruises

See also

If you're one of those people who never really considered a cruise because you've always thought of them as just laying by the pool in a big boat on the ocean -- which certainly has its place -- think again. There is another kind of cruising known as river cruising, with a greater emphasis on spending time on land between stops, and some great tours to be had.

One of the biggest and best companies that specializes in river cruises is Viking River Cruises, and boy have they got some great adventures on their roster of tours. From Europe to China to Russia, immerse yourself in different cultures along with the luxuries of fine dining and first rate travel by sea. Or river, anyway.

Out of all the trips they offer, this one just may be the coolest: Venice to Istanbul, where you can see the whirling dervishes firsthand. the romance and nostalgia of Venice, writing than gondolas in the canals and dining on fine Italian cuisine than travel through Croatia and Greece to the last stop in Istanbul and visiting all of the ancient mysteries of ornate mosques and a whole other world.

The video shows a little taste of what you're missing by not visiting Istanbul, which many travelers wouldn't even think about putting on their list with so many other popular tourist attractions in the world. But see if you can watch this video and not want to run out and book a Viking River Cruise tour for 2014.

  • Day 1 | Venice, Italy
  • Day 2 | Pula, Croatia
  • Day 3 | Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Day 4 | Kotor, Montenegro
  • Day 5 | Cruising the Ionian Sea
  • Day 6 | Santorini (Thira), Greece
  • Day 7 | Athens (Piraeus), Greece
  • Day 8 | Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
  • Day 9 | Istanbul, Turkey
  • Day 10 | Istanbul, Turkey

Have a hunger for travel and foodie adventures? Visit my travel blog A Table For One, Please!

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Spring travel
    What destinations have the best spring travel deals?
    Video
    Travel Buzz
  • Bridal Fashion Week
    Highlights from the 2014 New York Bridal Fashion Week
    Camera
    Wedding Ready
  • Seared Scallops
    The only seared scallop recipe you’ll need this summer
    Yummy Eats
  • Volvo child seats
    It's happening: Volvo has designed an inflatable child safety seat
    Auto News
  • Black rice tortillas
    Liven up your burritos with these black rice tortillas
    Recipes 101
  • Remove toxins
    Use this cooking product to remove toxins and bacteria from your body
    Video
    Watch

Related Videos:

  • Diana's Tours
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KcINxQwTsrY?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • 'CATS' added to Broadway musicals on Royal Caribbean ships
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/G29eTr7FgVU?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Grazing giraffe on the Serengeti
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518197725" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518197725&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!