Viking is to offer longer cruise itineraries and extended land tours to satisfy the pent-up desire among travellers wanting to spend more quality time holidaying abroad.

Based on its latest survey, Viking said that guests are looking for “longer itineraries, more opportunities to explore and discover a destination and a more in-depth experience .”

“On the back of this research, we are extending our current Explore More campaign for another month with two new packages combining our popular cruise itineraries with pre and post land touring extensions,” said Michelle Black, managing director of Viking ANZ.

“Our guests are now looking for experiences out of the ordinary, for deeper more immersive opportunities. The anticipation of travel and the surprise and delight of that expectation are key driving factors in decision-making at the moment. So our new extended packages offer guests the chance to go beyond the cruise and explore more of their destinations.”

Petra Jordan
Ancient temple in Petra, Jordan

Viking is now offering a 20-day Israel, Egypt and Jordan holiday including a 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids cruise, four nights in Jerusalem and four nights in Jordan. The holiday will give travellers the unbelievable experience of cruising the mighty Nile River, taking in Egypt’s ancient monuments, pyramids and Aswan’s spice markets. In Jerusalem, they will learn about Israel’s ancient history and vibrant culture and in Jordan, they will explore the lost city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prices for the 20-day package start from $13,145pp with savings up to $2600 per couple departing in March 2023. Bookings must be made before 30 May 2021.

Viking is also offering a 32-day holiday from Barcelona in Spain to Cappadocia in Turkey including a 29-day Mediterranean cruise and three nights in Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s most popular natural wonders and prime tourist attraction.

Holidaymakers will be taken to the coastal gems of the Mediterranean, visiting vibrant cities, sun-kissed beaches and charming fishing ports from Spain to Istanbul.

Prices for the total package starts from $19,945pp with savings up to $2300 per couple with departures in July 2022.

For more information, visit the link to Viking’s Explore More extended itinerary packages.