Journey by water and over land to learn about Copenhagen’s must-see sights from the colorful Nyhavn (New Harbor) to Amalienborg Palace, the winter home of the Danish royal family, Carlsberg Brewery and more.
Set amid 14 islands, Stockholm is a mosaic of natural beauty, fascinating history and timeless traditions. Enjoy a glimpse of this remarkable city rich in a maritime past and vibrant culture.
So many treasures await in the colorful, historic port of Bergen, from the old harbor steeped in Hanseatic history to the home of Norway’s greatest musician, violin virtuoso Ole Bull.
Learn a few useful Norwegian words and phrases with Rikke, your Viking tutor. Skål!
Unlock the cultural treasures of Bergen. One of the colorful buildings that welcomes visitors to Bergen’s Bryggen wharf is home to the Hanseatic Museum, where hidden surprises await.
Join Karine as she explores the origin of this much-loved shoe known as Weejuns in America, so named in honor of its Norwegian ancestry. Learn how it made its way to America and how it played a role in Norway’s World War II history.
Hear the mesmerizing sounds of violin virtuoso Ole Bull. Join Karine to learn more about the life of an icon whose performances left audiences spellbound across the globe.
Meet soprano Maya Krivchenia and learn what it’s like to sing for one of the best opera companies in the world and hear her perform.
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at a most unusual profession: Norwegian aquaculture, once a small industry in the 1970s, is now one of its greatest exports. Join Karine for an introduction to this fascinating world.
Edvard Grieg composed some of Norway’s most beautiful music, including the much-loved Peer Gynt. Visit his home, listen to his music and admire the natural beauty that inspired him.
Join Karine on a journey into Oslo’s renowned Munch Museum, where you’ll enter the world and mind of master expressionist Edvard Munch, painter of The Scream and more than 40,000 pieces of art.
Browse the extensive collection of Stockholm’s Nobel Museum and gain insight into the inspired thinking, courage and perseverance of the Nobel laureates who have changed our world.
One of the most inspiring stories of World War II heroism is one few people know. Learn how Danish fishermen risked everything to help Denmark’s Jewish citizens escape the Nazis.
Experience St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, the unrivaled art collection of Catherine the Great, as you never imagined: with personalized, after-hours tours by expert curators.
Since 1747, a stealthy army of cats has protected the treasures of St. Petersburg’s famed Hermitage Museum from rodents. Karine heads into the museum’s basement to seek them out.
Meet Mikhail Bobrov, the “Most Honored Citizen of St. Petersburg.” The legendary Russian adventurer stopped Nazi warplanes and saved countless lives during the siege of Leningrad by putting his own life on the line.
Peruse this literary haven in Paris, a favorite of book lovers and renowned authors since 1919. Browse its stacks and learn about the “tumbleweeds” who work and reside here.
Whether you’re interested in art, architecture, music or history, romantic Venice has it all. Once the center of the cultured Venetian Republic, it retains an unrivaled old-world charm.
Croatia’s crystal clear waters have attracted travelers for centuries. But this pristine coast is also known for a shining gem: Dubrovnik, the remarkably preserved medieval walled city.
From the passion of flamenco to the genius of Gaudí, Barcelona is a city of grand statements. Join Karine to uncover its vibrant cultural and architectural treasures.
Get closer to Michelangelo’s towering David, a masterpiece both revered and reviled by Florentine citizens over the centuries. Join Karine in Galleria dell'Accademia as she meets the woman behind the restoration of this remarkable sculpture.
Every culture has its tale of fated lovers. In Greece, it’s Mimikos and Mary, whose romance took an unexpected turn in the shadow of the Acropolis, a story that shook Greek society.
Explore the history of the notorious Mt. Vesuvius with Karine, from its myths and folklore to the part the volcano played (or didn’t play!) in the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Step below the historic streets of Naples into its ancient past. Explore a vast labyrinth where relics from the early Greeks and impressive Roman architecture remain amazingly intact.
What has made opera such a popular and enduring art form? Join Karine as she takes you behind the scenes of this distinctly Italian creation at its source—the opera houses of Italy.
For centuries, the people of Catalonia have pursued independence. Follow their search for this elusive goal and learn about the determination of Catalans to keep their culture alive.
Learn a few useful Italian words and phrases with Elena, your Viking tutor. Salute!
As iconic as Rome’s Colosseum or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy’s fabled Vespa is central to Italy’s cultural identity. Learn the history of this perennial Italian motor scooter.
Join Karine for a look at the Spanish Civil War. Lasting three years, it pulled Italy, Germany, the Soviet Union and luminaries like George Orwell and Ernest Hemingway into the fight.
Look beyond Barcelona’s grand icons and you’ll discover the unusual music venue of Palau de la Música. Join Karine inside this architectural masterpiece and tribute to Catalonia.
Gondolas are icons of Venice, but countless other boats and people keep this car-free city running smoothly. Join Karine for a glimpse at the city’s diverse water-oriented infrastructure.
Join Karine in the fertile Gascony region, where Armagnac is home to France’s oldest brandy. Learn more about this delightful spirit and its ties to the Torshavn venue on our ocean ships.
Ignite your soul with flamenco, Spain’s most intriguing dance. Gain an insider’s perspective on what drives the artists to deliver their fiery footwork in this centuries-old tradition.
Step into the mind of Antoni Gaudí, the colorful Barcelona artist whose passion for nature led him to create astounding biomimetic architecture and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Learn a few useful Croatian words and phrases with Ivana, your Viking tutor. Živjeli!
Follow Karine as she explores the fascinating Venice Lagoon, stopping to visit Torcello, San Giorgio Maggiori, Sant’ Erasmo, Burano, Lazzaretto Nuovo and Murano.
A testament to the city’s heritage, Dubrovnik’s fascinating Franciscan Monastery is home to one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and one of the most valued libraries in Croatia.
Join Karine at Libreria Acqua Alta, a Venetian hidden treasure. This extraordinary shop is run by the charismatic Luigi Frizzo, who believes that books “make your soul come alive.”
The semazens (whirling dervishes) from the Mevlevi Order complete as many as 2,000 turns in a ceremony named by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Ascend into Spain’s rugged mountains and enter the sacred world of Montserrat Abbey. Meet a Benedictine monk who shares his knowledge of the monastery’s religious and cultural significance.
Join Karine for a tour of the landmark 17th-century Sultan Ahmed Mosque, often called the “Blue Mosque,” one of the world’s most famous places of worship.
Step into a world of relaxation designed to soothe body and mind. Explore this much-loved aspect of Turkish culture that has been a favored therapy since the days of the Ottoman Empire.
Hidden beneath the streets of Istanbul is the hauntingly beautiful Basilica Cistern, a 6th-century relic. Step into its shadowy depths with Karine to explore its many secrets.
Learn about the tradition of Turkish carpets with roots stretching back to the Ottoman Empire. These handmade masterpieces have played an important role in Turkish life for centuries.
Istanbul is the ultimate enigma. A bridge between Europe and Asia, it has drawn from both for centuries. Join Karine as she explores this fascinating and colorful tapestry of cultures.
5 continents. 35 countries. 66 ports. 141 days. Join Viking Sun in her inaugural season and explore the world’s legendary cities, charming ports and idyllic islands on one seamless itinerary, our first-ever World Cruise.