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Lovers of European river cruises will be delighted to learn that a new journey is now open for booking.

Viking’s ‘Rhine & Main Explorer’ will sail in April 2025, combining two of Europe’s most historic rivers.

The cruise sails between Basel and Nuremberg, exploring storybook castles and UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way.

The 11-day voyage visits three countries, allowing guests the opportunity to experience the rich cultures of southern Germany and neighbouring Switzerland and France.

The itinerary boasts nine included tours offering guests a deep discovery of two of Europe’s most storied rivers with charming old towns, medieval castles and one of Europe’s high-powered business hubs.

“The Rhine and Main rivers offer guests a constantly changing view of hilltop castles, historic towns and steep terraced vineyards. It is a region that will always be best explored by the river,” said Michelle Black, ANZ Managing Director, Viking.

“The Rhine River is a popular region with travellers, with many of our guests having already sailed it, so we are pleased to offer this exciting new itinerary combining the best the Rhine and Main rivers have to offer.”

‘Rhine & Main Explorer’ has 45 scheduled departure dates, beginning from April 13, 2025, and running through November 19, 2025. with included economy flights if booked before March 28.