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Viking hosts agents on 8-day river cruise in France

The cruise line has also joined Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network

Viking Cruises recently hosted 17 travel agents from Australia and New Zealand on board Viking Heimdal and Viking Delling to experience Viking’s popular 8-day Lyon & Provence itinerary cruising between Avignon and Lyon in the beautiful summer month of August.


Roger, Lance, Jeanine, Leon, Trish, Michelle, Meghan, Carolyn, Jenny, Cyd on the Aquavit Terrace


During the trip, the two different groups enjoyed included excursions to Les Arènes amphitheatre and the Pont du Gard.


They also tapped into their inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class, witnessed the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall, and explored Avignon’s Palace of the Popes.


Andrew, Rita, Libby, Mindi, Elise, Michelle, Debbie, Rosie dining in the onboard restaurant


The groups indulged their taste buds in the capital of French gastronomy, Lyon, savoured Beaujolais wines, went truffles hunting and saw how chèvre cheese is made.


Plus they experienced the Viking difference including its exclusive Culture Curriculum onboard program of lectures, port talks and enriching performances; destination focused dining; and central docking along the waterways.


Mindi, Rita, Michelle, Debbie on the Viking Longship Heimdal's sun deck in Lyon


In related Viking news, the Australian based arm of Viking Cruises, has been accepted into the prestigious ranks of Virtuoso partners, a group of more than 1700 suppliers hand picked to provide high end Virtuoso clients with exclusive benefits with the best products in the luxury travel market.


Group 1: Roger Koller, Gregor & Lewis Bespoke Travel; Trish Searle, Suncity Travel; Michelle Douglas, Just Cruises; Jennifer Thomson, Senior Holiday Travel; Carolyn Price, API Travel; Cyd Bulwinkle, Savenio; Jeanine Long, Noosa Cruise and Travel; Megan Laureau, helloworld Toowoomba City; Lance Mumby, Your Travel & Cruise


Group 2: Rita Hutchings, House of Travel Paraparaumu; Debbie Monk, Go Holidays; Michelle Haliday, Go Holidays; Libby Stafford, Cruise Connections; Mindi Willis, Italktravel Newcastle; Andrew Hessey, Helloworld Waurn Ponds; Elise Marrgatt, Eltham Travel & Cruise; Rosie Giles, Travelrite International


Published: 12 September 2017

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