The Löwenstein family is one of Germany’s cultural treasures. Step behind the scenes to meet Prince Alois-Konstantin and his daughter-in-law Princess Stephanie as they share family history and the secret behind the legendary Fürst Löwenstein wines.
Step behind this famous brand to meet the man who leads the house of Camus. Discover the story behind its logo and learn more about the family philosophy that has guided the company for five generations.
Join Karine (and Finse) and step into the spirit of old Europe at Vienna’s iconic Hotel Sacher to learn the story behind the Sachertorte, its legendary handmade cake.
Go behind the scenes with Karine Hagen to see how quick and easy it is to make this local variation of everyone's favorite dessert.
Watch Chef Rui Paula show Karine his nouvelle cuisine twist on Bacalhau, the Portuguese national dish that’s based on cod, Norway’s national fish.
Join world-renowned master of wine Susie Barrie to learn about the fundamentals of wine – from selecting the right bottle to decanting and storing.
Bordeaux, France is home to the world’s most prized wines. Learn about its many different regions and appellations with Karine Hagen of Viking.
Join Karine Hagen of Viking River Cruises as she learns how to make a Bordeaux classic with Chef Georges Gotrand.
Take a walk through Libourne's bustling market square with Karine Hagen and Chef Magalie of Viking River Cruises as they shop for the freshest fruits and vegetables.
Watch as Mr. Fong teaches Karine how to make the world’s finest noodles on board Viking Emerald.
Dona Manuela’s family has been making their famous bread for centuries. Join Karine Hagen as Manuela teaches her how to make her delicious bread.
Come into the galley for an unforgettable visit with two of Viking’s executive chefs.
Meet Erhard Mörwald, the 5th-generation Wachau Valley vintner who produces Viking's private-label wines.
Ever wonder how rare and delicious truffles are found? Join Karine Hagen of Viking River Cruises in Bordeaux, France as she learns how dogs are trained to unearth one of the world’s great delicacies.
In 1756, Portugal’s Douro Valley was established as the world’s first protected wine-producing region, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Join your host Karine Hagen for a private cooking lesson with pastry chef Joanna Hajn; learn how to make a cute and tasty gingerbread house.
Watch as the chef from the world-famous restaurant in Prague prepares a special dish.
Join Karine Hagen as she learns about a variety of German cuisine.
Crackling Peking Duck? Fabulous homemade noodles? Feast your eyes on some delicacies from China.
Come inside the Schmidl Bakery and see how the fine breads served aboard Viking ships are made.
Relax and enjoy a cup of strong Viennese coffee with an exquisite pastry or two at Café Demel.
Learn about Port Wines with Karine Hagen and local experts in Portugal.
Legend has it that tea was discovered five thousand years ago. Learn about the healing properties of this ancient plant.
Come see the artistry going on behind the scenes in the galley while you are enjoying your relaxing meal in the restaurant.
Join Karine Hagen in the kitchen and learn to make this delicious Hungarian dish.
Watch as the world-famous master chef and author prepares a traditional dish. In Austria, you might visit chef Mörwald’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Bon appétit!
From tea and jam to more elaborate creations, Russian meals are usually rounded out with something sweet.
No Russian meal is complete without a homemade soup. See Borscht, served hot or chilled, and other tasty options.
Here are some of the Russian specialties you can try while traveling in Russia. Which of these dishes are familiar?
In 1466 just off Prague’s Old Town Square, a tiny micro brewery first opened its door. On the same spot today, Ladislav Vesely continues the centuries-old tradition of making the finest Czech beer.
Enjoy a glimpse into this intriguing sweet wine. Karine Hagen takes a closer look with one of Sauternes’ local experts.
Taste these, and many other holiday treats, on one of our late fall cruises along the Rhine, Danube or Seine.
Introduce yourself to some of the hidden gems of Bordeaux. You’ll learn the subtle differences and why the French treasure these wines each summer.
Step into the fascinating world of Bordeaux winemaking. Meet a renowned Master of Wine and learn about regional favorites from local experts.
Join Karine Hagen as she delves into the essence of the region’s most popular wines with a local expert.