Viking has released a brand new itinerary that connects the Mediterranean with South Asia, on this Indian and Europe Grand Passage sailing.
There are just two departures for the new itinerary, sailing in December 2024 and January 2025.
Due to increased demand for longer voyages, Viking decided to put together three of its existing itineraries into these two 35-day cruises.
The sailing starts from $23,995 for the 35 days, 20 guided tours, and 12 countries visited. If you book by November 30, 2023, guests can get up to $2500 flight credit per couple.
- After Barcelona, the route explorss France’s South Coast and Italy and Greece’s history. Then pivots to the Middle East with visits to Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. Next guests will go across the Arabian Sea to Mumbai.
- There are overnight stays in five ports, with guests getting extra time to Barcelona, Pisa, Athens, Haifa and Mumbai.
- Highlights include a special visit to the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, the traditional fishing boats and the Islamic history of Muscat in Oman, and all the cultural monuments of Rome.
Extended voyages in high demand
Michelle Black, Viking ANZ Managing Director says guests have been chasing after long sailings.
“Our extended voyages are proving popular and are in high demand, and the response to our three new Grand Voyage itineraries last week was positive. Australian travellers’ have the desire to travel for longer but in comfort, and Viking can provide this.
“Combining these itineraries back-to-back to create the India and Europe Grand Passage provides our guests with a seamless booking and travel experience in a single journey from Mumbai to Barcelona, at excellent value. Plus, it takes in the ever-popular destination of Egypt, which currently is at the top of many a travellers’ wish list.”