It’s a tribute to the taste of many guests of Viking River Cruises that they first heard about the line while watching Downton Abbey or Masterpiece. Viking River has found its sponsorship of PBS series so successful that it’s signed up for another year.
In 2016 Viking will support not only Downton Abbey but also Mr. Selfridge, Sherlock, Poldark and the upcoming series Indian Summers. Viking first came on board as a sponsor in 2011.
As a response to the popularity of Downton Abbey – Viking River is offering guests an optional excursion to Highclere Castle, the setting of the hit series. The Oxford & Highclere Castle pre- or post- trip experience is available for guests on the Cities of Light or Paris & the Heart of Normandy itineraries. Co-created with the owners of Highclere Castle, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, Viking guests spend three days in the rolling hills of England’s countryside, with a champagne welcome and special tour of the famous home.