Viking River Cruises is preparing to christen eight new Longships and welcome passengers on the new Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary in 2013.

Sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage region on the Douro, guests will be immersed in history as the river weaves through Portugal. Trailing through the steep, rolling hills, which have been home to Quintas - native port farmers - for centuries, guests will pass vineyards, castles and historic monasteries.
The ten-day holiday leads in at £1,695 per person and passengers will also pay a visit to the cosmopolitan cities Lisbon and Porto, where guests will spend two nights.

 Also sailing throughout Europe, each of the eight new Longships to be christened in early 2013, has been specifically created to capitalise on scenic routes with wraparound verandas providing 270-degree views. The Longships will set sail on European routes including Rhine Discovery and Romantic Danube, with prices starting from £1,095 per person.

 For more information call 020-8780 7995 or visit

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