Posted August 24th, 2018, 04:26 PM
Is there a way to see all the included and pay for excursions way ahead of time? Right now Viking is saying they will post it to My Viking one week before it opens for me.
Is there a way to see all the included and pay for excursions way ahead of time? Right now Viking is saying they will post it to My Viking one week before it opens for me.Go to the main Viking page for Viking Homelands. What you'll see will be the itinerary for the cruise day by day. For each day you will see the list of excursions, included and optionals. Go to this page: https://www.vikingcruises.com/oceans...nds/index.html. Go below the map to the Day by Day. Toggle which way you are going; default is Stockholm to Bergen. Then click on a day to see details on the excursions for that port. When your MVJ opens (start looking about 120 days before) you'll get more details on them including prices. The list of excursions may not be exactly the same as on the main VO page but it should be pretty close. Hope this helps.
I feel a serious "duh" for myself. Thank you so much for pointing out the obvious! Can't believe I missed it. I'm sure you've posted this on other threads, but did you have any tours included or not that you wouldn't miss? Any that were just absolutely not worth the time? I know that we will use an outside vendor for SPB and we are planning to not do the Berlin trek but go with Friends of Dave to see more local/German sites. Other than that, we are not big on large group bus excursions. Again, thank you.Don't feel too bad. As it turns out yes we did go on Viking Homelands... in 2016. I posted a review of it (we did Bergen to Stockholm):
Viking still offered the ice Bar tour in 2017. Did not take it.In spring 2018, I believe the Ice Bar tour was not an option.
Rode the funicular up the mountain in Bergen on our own. I walked the 4km down and back to the ship. Fun.
Optional Homies tours May-June 2017 Bergen to Stockholm that we took...
Full Day to Flam Flamsbana railroad: Very nice scenery & train ride. Bus ride long but fascinating. Roundabout inside a mountain tunnel.
Pulpit Rock: Overpriced. Not worth it. Walk 150 yards to Rodne or other tours under half price right near your ship.
A Day in the Life of a Viking Arlborg: Fun, not great.
Roskilde Viking Ship Museum & Cathedral: Went alone. Loved the ship museum & outdoor ship building
Charming Coastal Copenhagen: Wife took this alone. Loved it.
Bad Doberan Minster & the Molli Railway: fun relaxing afternoon trip; didn't want to travel to Berlin
Malbork Castle Tour: Poland. wife went alone & loved the castle tour
Palmse Manor House & Upper Tour Walk: Saw everything. Tallinn upper town walk, Estonia seacoast national park, fun manor tour & tasty, healthy country lunch. Loved it.
St Petersburg: 2 day private tour with TJ travel. Best ever. Guide was PhD @ Hermitage. Early quick entries everywhere. Fun lunches @ Russian restaurants. Saw more than Viking @ half the price.
Panoramic Helsinki & Porvoo: Panoramic = bus tour. Porvoo OK, but unimpressive. Best part was the half hour walking around Helsinki docks & shops. Not recommended.
Vasa Museum & Stockholm by Boat: included lunch at a very nice restaurant. You could easily do all this on your own at much less $.