7 nights onboard Viking Hild

Christmas on the Rhine & Moselle

Winners 2022 Favourite River Cruise Line

The great and powerful goddess Hild was one of the legendary Valkyries. She is the daughter of Hogni and the wife of Hedin, who were engaged in a never-ending battle. The Valkyries flew over battlefields astride their horses and decided the fate of the fallen. Hild used her power to revive the dead on the armies of her father and husband to prolong their infinite conflict.

Leaving from: Basel
Cruise ship: Viking Hild
Departure date: 30th November 2026
Leaving from: Basel Strasbourg Speyer Mannheim and 8 more stops
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Viking River Cruises

Viking is the largest river cruise line operators in the world, with a fleet of 76 ships running sailings across four continents on an army of award-winning ships. The river arm of Viking is just one of Viking's cruise options, the super-premium Norwegian ocean cruise line known for its superlative cruise experience, small ships with Scandi-chic interiors and fantastic destination and cultural enrichment programme.

On the river, Viking offers cruisers the chance to sail in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, offering facilities like sundeck swimming pools, relaxing Aquavit terraces and well-stocked libraries. Continually making new additions and expanding, Viking has recently upped its Nile river cruise game with two new ships, and also sails the Mississippi river.

The cruise line also champions themed cruises, taking passengers to the likes of the Passion Play at Oberammergau and offering exclusive pre-and post-cruise land tours.

190
Passengers
50
Crew
2016
Launched
5000t
Tonnage
135m
Length
30m
Width
15kts
Speed
4
Decks
EUR
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Basel, Switzerland
Day 2
Strasbourg, France
Day 3
Speyer, Germany
Day 3
Mannheim, Germany
Day 4
Mainz, Germany
Day 5
River travel
Day 5
Koblenz, Germany
Day 5
Winningen, Germany
Day 6
Cochem, Germany
Day 7
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Days 7 - 8
Trier, Germany
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Day 1
Basel, Switzerland
Basel is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the Swiss, French and German borders. It is located on the bend of the River Rhine and benefits from a Mediterranean climate. It is the third most populated city in Switzerland and has been the commercial hub for Swiss arts and culture since the Renaissance. In 1967 the people of Basel voted to acquire two paintings by Picasso, who was so moved by the Basel people that he donated 3 paintings and a study to the city's Kunstmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts). Visit the Augusta Raurica, one of the largest Roman archaeology parks in Switzerland, and enjoy a river crossings over the River Rhine by non-motorised ferries. During the summer months, time is spent outdoors, either swimming in the River Rhine, dining al fresco, enjoying open air concerts, cinema, street parties and festivals. Basel is home to over 20 restaurants that have won GaultMillau or Michelin awards, and boasts Switzerland's largest collection of theatre shows, including modern contemporary dance, touring and puppetry theatre.
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Day 2
Strasbourg, France
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Day 3
Speyer, Germany
Speyer is a town located in southwest Germany situated beside the river Rhine. Originally founded by the Romans, it is one of the oldest settlements in Germany and is situated in the popular wine growing region of the Palatinate. A key attraction of Speyer is the Historical Museum of the Palatinate, which is one of the most celebrated culture-history museums in Germany. It features five permanent collections including Prehistory, Roman Times, Cathedral Treasury, Modern Era and Wine Museum. Not far from the museum, visitors will find the Imperial Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is considered the largest preserved Romanesque church in Europe. Originally constructed by Konrad II, this magnificent and looming building was intended to demonstrate the Lord’s religio-political claim to power against the papacy. Speyer has been producing wine since its Roman beginnings and wine tasting, festivals and events are popular all year round. The town is popular for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling as well as guided walking tours of the town.
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Day 3
Mannheim, Germany
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Day 4
Mainz, Germany
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Day 5
River travel
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Day 5
Koblenz, Germany
Located in the West of the country, Koblenz is one of the oldest cities in Germany. It is situated on both banks of the river Rhine, at its confluence with the Moselle River. The beginnings of Koblenz can be traced back to its military beginnings around 8 BC. The city is rich in its history and heritage and is easily explored on foot. Take the cable car crossing over the river Rhine for spectacular aerial views or enjoy the city from the one thousand year old fortress, Ehrenbreitstein. The upper middle Rhine Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its unique landscape can be enjoyed and discovered through the interactive multimedia journey at the Romanticum. Historical and architectural sites of interest include Stolzenfels Castle, the Electoral Palace of Koblenz and Old Town. From the romantic winding streets and small squares of Old Town, stroll through the alleyways from the Church of the Holy Virgin to the St Kastor Basilica and enjoy the picturesque buildings and squares along the way. Koblenz is also very popular for its Riesling and strong Spatburgunder wines since the Romans introduced it two thousand years ago.
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Day 5
Winningen, Germany
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Day 6
Cochem, Germany
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany image
Day 7
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
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Days 7 - 8
Trier, Germany
Ship Details
Viking River Cruises
Viking Hild

The great and powerful goddess Hild was one of the legendary Valkyries. She is the daughter of Hogni and the wife of Hedin, who were engaged in a never-ending battle. The Valkyries flew over battlefields astride their horses and decided the fate of the fallen. Hild used her power to revive the dead on the armies of her father and husband to prolong their infinite conflict.

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