16 Agents take a Viking longship down the Rhine
Top selling agents enjoyed an 8-day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
Sixteen agents from Australia recently boarded Viking Kvasir, to experience Viking’s popular 8-day Rhine Getaway itinerary, cruising between Amsterdam and Basel during the region’s charming springtime. Agents were offered the famil based on their Viking bookings through Infinity.
“There is nothing like experiencing a cruise firsthand to understand the Viking difference for yourself,” said Liz Sawers, Director of Sales, Viking Australia and New Zealand. “We love getting the opportunity to share our fantastic product with our hard-working agent partners. We’re thrilled to hear the group had a wonderful time.”
Highlights included soaking up the treasures of the Rhine from the ship’s Sundeck, including turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery. The agents particularly loved an optional excursion in Strasbourg called Taste the Best of Alsace, where they sampled Alsatian delights before a professional sommelier versed them in the art of pairing local foods with Alsatian and French wines. Later, they toured the romantic, canal-laced Old Town lined with half-timbered houses and enjoyed the cozy atmosphere of a typical winstub eatery, where they learnt to make tarte flambée, which they enjoyed with local beer.
The agents also enjoyed riding e-bikes through the Black Forest, venturing through villages, rolling fields and along the woodland trails of the Black Forest. Considered one of the most beautiful trails of southern Germany, the route led them past stunning scenery and through quaint towns as they discovered more about the history and culture of the area.
A birthday and three Flight Centre anniversaries were celebrated on board, and the agents provided fantastic feedback about the trip, with special mentions for the onboard crew.
For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 (Australia) and 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or visit vikingcruises.com.au.