Posted July 16th, 2018, 10:13 AM
I don't remember if it was included on the sheet of excursions they provided us the first day on the ship, it may have been. However, it was definitely included in the daily program they give you the night before each stop. I got the sense that Viking works with the local guides during the cruise and adding possible excursions.
Personally, I would not pass up on any of the free (included) excursions. They were very good, and in most cases you could just tell the guide if you wanted to go off on your own at any time. Exceptions are the larger included excursions such as Gottweig Abby, they actually moved the ship during the excursion so you re-board in a different town than where you left the ship.