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A Taste Of The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $249 4 Details

Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River.

A Taste Of The Danube – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $799 4 Details

Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, past quaint towns and villages—and stops in charming towns and cities of Slovakia and Austria along the way—you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River.

Christmastime In Alsace & Germany – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1249 5 Details

This Christmastime river cruise is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your ship in Wiesbaden, Germany, then sail up the Rhine River to Basel, Switzerland, passing beautiful landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated.

A Culinary Experience On The Danube Symphony - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $999 6 Details

Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends with three nights in Munich, the Bavarian capital. Since this is a cruise with a “foodie” theme, there’ll be culinary treats and tastings and an exclusive onboard food and wine-pairing dinner hosted by our Master of Wine.

Christmas In The Heart Of Germany – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1599 6 Details

In Wiesbaden, board your ship which is decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors, and embark on this festive Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany, ending in historical Nuremberg.

Christmas In The Heart Of Germany – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1599 6 Details

This festive Christmastime river cruise begins in Nuremberg, the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany, and be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, throughout town, you’ll see nativity scenes built by local citizens. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that are dotted along the Main River. Take a guided walk of one of these picturesque Bavarian villages—sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations.

Danube Symphony - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1999 6 Details

Your Danube River cruise adventure begins in picturesque Passau, Germany—the “City of Three Rivers.” Here, where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers converge, a Local Guide will take you through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses, and you’ll see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Afterward, you can relax with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship as you cruise along the Danube River into Austria. A highlight will be a guided visit to the majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff overlooking the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided walk and see the baroque Stiftskirche, a church from the early 1700s, and one of the most beautiful of its kind because of its luminous blue and white façade. Also, get a taste of some of the renowned wines in the Wachau Valley.

Danube Symphony - Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $999 6 Details

Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends in Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers” because of its unique location where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge.

Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1449 7 Details

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town’s Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It’s a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content with a warm cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine).

Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1449 7 Details

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, you’ll tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey—one of Europe’s largest monasteries—where monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls.

A Culinary Experience From Paris To Normandy

Avalon Waterways $2199 8 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy, as well as culinary treats and tastings. Enjoy an onboard crêpes lunch, a pastry demonstration, cheese and wine tasting and an exclusive onboard food and wine-pairing dinner hosted by our Master of Wine.

A Taste Of The Danube – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1289 8 Details

From the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, this European river cruise takes you through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, past quaint towns and villages, and to the intriguing capitals of Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

A Taste Of The Danube – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1539 8 Details

From the Gypsy violins of Budapest to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” this Europe river cruise highlights the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, and the fascinating capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria.

Active Discovery On The Danube - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2249 8 Details

This exciting new 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; paddle a canoe or meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley; be introduced to a count in his castle; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad and end your vacation in Budapest. And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

Active Discovery On The Danube - Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2249 8 Details

This exciting new 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation in Hungary’s capital city where you board your Avalon ship and head for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

Active Discovery On The Rhine - Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2399 8 Details

A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!

Active Discovery On The Rhine - Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2399 8 Details

A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!

Art & Impressionist Discovery From Paris To Normandy

Avalon Waterways $2199 8 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Burgundy & Provence - Cruise Only Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2299 8 Details

Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Burgundy & Provence – Cruise Only Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2299 8 Details

Take a wondrous river cruise journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and also discover some hidden gems along the way!

Burgundy & Provence For Wine Lovers - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2299 8 Details

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing of the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! And as this is a cruise with a wine theme, you’ll be joined on board by our Master of Wine who will share his expertise at lectures and tastings.

Burgundy & Provence For Wine Lovers – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2299 8 Details

Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area. And because this cruise has a Wine Appreciation theme, you will be joined on board by a Master of Wine, who will share his knowledge of French wines while hosting a tasting of cheese and wine, and chocolate and wine, as well as a food and wine pairing dinner. This cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, delightful towns, and more!

Canals, Vineyards & Paris - Cruise Only Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2299 8 Details

This magnificent river cruise vacation takes you into Luxembourg, Germany, and Holland on the enchanting Moselle and Rhine Rivers. You’ll begin this magnificent river cruise on the beautiful Moselle River with an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Then, continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit the Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. Sail into the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the amazing Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum and enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Then sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City.

Canals, Vineyards & Paris - Cruise Only Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1849 8 Details

Start this magnificent river cruise vacation in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Central European Experience - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2249 8 Details

This river cruise through central Europe will start in Luxembourg and take you across Germany on the Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as the fascinating Main Danube Canal.

Central European Experience – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2699 8 Details

This Central European river cruise will take you across Germany to Luxembourg on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.

Christmas In The Heart Of Germany – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1919 8 Details

In Wiesbaden, board your ship decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors, and embark on this festive Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany—ending with two nights in marvelous Prague, Czech Republic.

Christmas In The Heart Of Germany – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1919 8 Details

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Set on the banks of the Vltava River, you will be immersed in holiday spirit as you explore the famous Christmas markets with rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Stand in front of the medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualization of time unlike anything else in the world—and don’t miss the beautifully decorated tree in Old Town.

Danube Dreams - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1749 8 Details

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Danube Dreams - Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1749 8 Details

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Danube Dreams For Beer Enthusiasts - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1749 8 Details

Board your ship in Deggendorf, Germany, and cruise the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Danube Dreams For Wine Lovers - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1749 8 Details

This enticing river cruise vacation begins in Deggendorf, Germany, then sails down the Danube River through Germany, Austria, and Slovakia to Hungary’s vibrant capital of Budapest. And as this is a cruise with a wine theme, you’ll be accompanied by our Master of Wine who’ll share his expertise at wine tastings and lectures. Passau, the “City of Three Rivers” lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers. Walk the city with a Local Guide and admire the patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square which forms the center of the city and prepare your taste buds for an exclusive onboard food and wine-pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine. Enjoy the magnificent views as you cruise through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey; and in Dürnstein, you may wish to join an interactive wine experience and tasting. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and then take time to explore on your own. In Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and a visit of gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Danube Dreams With Habsburg Royalty - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1749 8 Details

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Ecuador & Its Galápagos Islands

Avalon Waterways $4029 8 Details

This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the “Center of the World.” You’ll also explore one of the oldest streets in Quito to visit with local artists and taste some Ecuadorian chocolate at a chocolate factory. Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises. Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, several species of Darwin’s finches, marine iguanas, flamingos, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, storm petrels, short-eared owls, and other birds. Each day venture to a new island which is home to species found nowhere else in the world! During your cruise, you’ll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A remarkable cruise adventure!

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River – Cruise Only Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2079 8 Details

On this unique and inspiring river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River – Cruise Only Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2079 8 Details

On this unique and inspiring river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

Festive Time On The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

Start this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany. At this time of year, the towns and cities are festively lit and decorated, each in its own particular style and taste. Christmas markets abound, and the strains of carols and aroma of gingerbread fill the air.

Festive Time On The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

What entices you most about a river cruise through Central Europe? Does visiting historical sites pique your interest? How about architecture preserved from the 14th century or cities virtually untouched since Roman times? Maybe it’s walking down narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses or enjoying Germany’s famous beers? From Nuremberg to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to three countries. Sail through a winter wonderland and revel in the Advent season as each town is festively lit and decorated, and Christmas markets selling traditional wares, abound.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine

Avalon Waterways $1699 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this winter wonderland journey along the Rhine River, which starts in Switzerland with stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Each town is festively lit and decorated and strains of Christmas carols fill the air.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1749 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sorts of gifts to bring home.

Paris To Normandy For Wwii Historians

Avalon Waterways $2199 8 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy. This cruise focusses on WWII History and you will be joined on board by an expert who will share his knowledge and expertise at subject lectures.

Paris To Normandy

Avalon Waterways $2199 8 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Paris To Normandy With Journeys Club Celebration

Avalon Waterways $2199 8 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Romantic Rhine – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

Romantic Rhine – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1749 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland!

Sounds Of Jazz From Burgundy & Provence - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2299 8 Details

Take a wondrous river cruise journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and also discover some hidden gems along the way!

Sounds Of Jazz From Burgundy & Provence – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2299 8 Details

Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins when you embark your ship in Arles in the Provence region. Sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting) before returning northward up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Then, explore Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomical capital of Lyon, and St. Jean de Losne. And as this is a cruise with a Jazz theme, you’ll enjoy several onboard jazz performances and the chance to visit the Vienne Jazz Festival on your own.

The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany.

The Blue Danube Discovery & Jewish Heritage - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

Start this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany. This cruise will visit specific sites focusing on Jewish heritage and culture in Vienna and Regensburg. You’ll be joined by a renowned expert on Jewish heritage who will present thought-provoking lectures and answer your questions.

The Blue Danube Discovery For Golfers - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

Board your ship in Budapest, Hungary, and sail up the Danube to Nuremberg, Germany. And as this is a cruise for golf enthusiasts, you’ll have the possibility to play a round while in Vienna and Nuremberg.

The Blue Danube Discovery For Wine Lovers - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

Start this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany. A Master of Wine joins this cruise and you can enjoy his expertise at lectures, as well as wine tastings and an exclusive food and wine-pairing dinner with wines chosen especially for the occasion.

The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns, can be experienced right from your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship.

The Legendary Danube Author Cruise - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns, can be experienced right from your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship.

Tulip Time Cruise

Avalon Waterways $1999 8 Details

This scenic river cruise gets underway from Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. This 700-year-old city offers an abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants to explore before you embark on your river cruise through Holland and Belgium.

Tulip Time Cruise For Beer Enthusiasts

Avalon Waterways $1999 8 Details

On this beer-themed Tulip Time cruise, you will be joined by a local beer expert who will give lectures and beer tastings. Enjoy a special food and beer-pairing dinner and visit the famous Heineken Brewery.

Tulip Time Cruise For Garden & Nature Lovers

Avalon Waterways $1999 8 Details

On this garden-and nature-themed Tulip Time cruise, visit spectacular Keukenhof near Lisse, Antwerp’s Botanical Gardens, and small, hidden-away private gardens in Amsterdam.

Tulips Of Northern Holland

Avalon Waterways $1549 8 Details

Explore the well-known sites of Holland, plus some off the beaten path, for a unique and fascinating river cruise vacation! In Northern Holland, you may opt to see the colorful fields of tulips which make this part of the country so beautiful. Alternatively, in Enkhuizen, a picturesque town with one of the largest marinas in the country, you may prefer to visit the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and history. Also, there’s an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your river cruise through the area of Friesland, best known internationally for its black and white Friesian cattle and black Friesian horses. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself—originally constructed in 1628 and wrecked on its maiden voyage. Get a true taste of the culture with an introduction to local cheese and Genever! Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam and go on a guided excursion to Gouda, famous for its cheese of the same name, as well as syrup waffles, clay pipes, and the 15th-century City Hall. For garden enthusiasts, you may, instead, choose to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens.

A Culinary Experience On The Danube Symphony

Avalon Waterways $1989 9 Details

Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends with three nights in Munich, the Bavarian capital. Since this is a cruise with a “foodie” theme, there’ll be culinary treats and tastings and an exclusive onboard food and wine-pairing dinner hosted by our Master of Wine.

Active Discovery On The Danube - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2439 9 Details

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; paddle a canoe or meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley; be introduced to a count in his castle; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad and end your vacation with one night in Budapest, and maybe choose to learn some Hungarian? And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

Active Discovery On The Danube – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2439 9 Details

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

Christmastime On The Danube - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1769 9 Details

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town’s Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It’s a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content with a warm cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine).

Christmastime On The Danube – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1769 9 Details

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, you’ll tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey—one of Europe’s largest monasteries—where monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls.

Danube Symphony - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2989 9 Details

Your Danube river cruise adventure begins with three nights in the magnificent city of Munich, capital of Bavaria, Germany, and ends in romantic Vienna, the capital of Austria. While in Munich, a Local Guide will show you all the famous attractions. Then, stroll along the pedestrian walkways and savor a local beer in a traditional stein, as you relax alongside the locals at a Biergarten.

Danube Symphony - Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1989 9 Details

Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends with three nights in Munich, the Bavarian capital known for its centuries-old buildings and Oktoberfest.

The Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2499 9 Details

This deluxe river cruise through Eastern Europe stops in fascinating cities in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Hungary—and offers exciting inland excursions.

Balkan Discovery – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2419 10 Details

See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! Enjoy relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing—so you don’t miss a thing!

Canals, Vineyards & Paris - Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2539 10 Details

Start this magnificent river cruise vacation in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Canals, Vineyards & Paris – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2989 10 Details

Your river cruise vacation gets underway in romantic Paris. The “City of Light” has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A city tour will show you all the must-see sights!

Christmastime From Prague To Basel – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2499 10 Details

Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany, on the Main Danube Canal, and the Main and Rhine Rivers.

Danube Dreams - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2169 10 Details

Your European adventure begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Stroll across Charles Bridge, shop for hand-cut crystal, and mix with the locals on Wenceslas Square.

Danube Dreams - Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2169 10 Details

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Danube Dreams For Beer Enthusiasts

Avalon Waterways $2169 10 Details

Start this beer-themed European adventure with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, where guided sightseeing shows you its best known treasures and you’ll be taken on a guided pub crawl to taste some of the local beers!.

Danube Dreams For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $2169 10 Details

Start your European adventure with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, then sail along the Danube River, and end in Hungary’s vibrant capital of Budapest. As this is a cruise with a wine theme, a Master of Wine accompanies you and will share his expertise at lectures and wine tastings!

Danube Dreams With Habsburg Royalty

Avalon Waterways $2169 10 Details

Explore the Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg following in the footsteps of the Habsburg Royal family. End with three nights in the energetic Czech capital of Prague.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Lucerne - Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2598 10 Details

Before you embark on one of Europe’s most legendary rivers, begin your vacation with two nights in exquisite Lucerne, Switzerland, and a ride up one of the country’s legendary mountains. Your journey along the Rhine River starts in Basel, Switzerland, with stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Each town is festively lit and decorated and strains of Christmas carols fill the air.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Lucerne Extension – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2598 10 Details

Begin this exhilarating vacation with 2 nights in Lucerne, where you’ll walk across the famous covered Chapel Bridge and ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt. Pilatus for a birdseye view over the town, lake and surroundings. (Departures October 19 to November 2 visit the Swiss Transport Museum as transportation up Mt. Pilatus is unavailable due to maintenance.) Then one of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home.

Romantic Rhine With Lucerne

Avalon Waterways $2598 10 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

A Culinary Experience On Paris To Normandy With London

Avalon Waterways $2991 11 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Art & Impressionism Discovery From Paris To Normandy With London

Avalon Waterways $2991 11 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Burgundy & Provence – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $3249 11 Details

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Burgundy & Provence – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $3249 11 Details

Take a wondrous river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Burgundy & Provence For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $3249 11 Details

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing of the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! And as this is a cruise with a wine theme, you’ll be joined on board by our Master of Wine who will share his expertise at lectures and tastings.

Festive Time On The Legendary Danube

Avalon Waterways $2029 11 Details

What entices you most about a river cruise through Central Europe? Does visiting historical sites pique your interest? How about architecture preserved from the 14th century or cities virtually untouched since Roman times? Maybe it’s walking down narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses or enjoying Germany’s famous beers? From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. Sail through a winter wonderland and revel in the Advent season as each town is festively lit and decorated, and Christmas markets selling traditional wares, abound.

From The Inca Empire To The Peruvian Amazon

Avalon Waterways $4529 11 Details

From its amazing archaeological treasures and gastronomic delights to its scenic beauty and melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, with its impressive display of stones weighing up to 300 tons. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu. Built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire, it is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world!

Paris To Normandy For Wwii Historians With London

Avalon Waterways $2991 11 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Paris To Normandy With London

Avalon Waterways $2991 11 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Paris To Normandy With London & Journeys Club Celebration

Avalon Waterways $2991 11 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Paris To Normandy With Mont St. Michel, Loire Valley & Journeys Club Celebration

Avalon Waterways $4348 11 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Sounds Of Jazz From Burgundy & Provence

Avalon Waterways $3249 11 Details

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! As this cruise focuses on Jazz, there will be plenty of entertainment on board, from classic to gypsy jazz, and you’ll have the chance to visit the famous Jazz Festival in Vienne.

The Legendary Danube

Avalon Waterways $2029 11 Details

What entices you most about a river cruise through Central Europe? Does visiting historical sites pique your interest? How about architecture preserved from the 14th century or cities virtually untouched since Roman times? Maybe it’s walking down narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses or enjoying Germany’s famous beers? From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

The Legendary Danube Author Cruise

Avalon Waterways $2029 11 Details

What entices you most about a river cruise through Central Europe? Does visiting historical sites pique your interest? How about architecture preserved from the 14th century or cities virtually untouched since Roman times? Maybe it’s walking down narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses or enjoying Germany’s famous beers? From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

Active Discovery On The Danube With Prague - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $3428 12 Details

This exciting new vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz, as well as to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov and Prague, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day. Disembark and spend one night in Linz. Choose from a conventional city tour or a history tour, or a gentle hike to the Pöstlingberg for a fantastic panoramic view of Linz. An optional cooking class is available or the chance to learn more about farming in the region. Then visit beautiful Česky Krumlov en route to Prague. Your vacation ends with two nights in the Czech Republic’s capital, exploring the city in the company of a Local Guide, or during an urban hike or on your own. We also offer a variety of optionals such as a visit to a microbrewery or a cooking school to make sure you never run out of things to do!

Active Discovery On The Danube With Prague – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $3088 12 Details

This exciting new vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz, as well as to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov and Prague, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day. Disembark and spend one night in Linz. Choose from a conventional city tour or a history tour, or a gentle hike to the Pöstlingberg for a fantastic panoramic view of Linz. An optional cooking class is available or the chance to learn more about farming in the region. Then visit beautiful Česky Krumlov en route to Prague. Your vacation ends with two nights in the Czech Republic’s capital, exploring the city in the company of a Local Guide, or during an urban hike or on your own. We also offer a variety of optionals such as a visit to a microbrewery or a cooking school to make sure you never run out of things to do!

Active Discovery On The Danube With Salzburg - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $3631 12 Details

This exciting new vacation introduces you to Salzburg and its surrounding area, and people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Spend 2 nights in Salzburg and enjoy a guided walk of the city, or if you prefer, a self-guided hike. We take you for a day to the Salzkammergut area where a variety of optional excursions are available: visit Emperor Franz Josef’s imperial villa in Bad Ischl, or choose from a variety of sporting options. You might even decide to join an excursion up a mountain to an ice cave! Then drive to Linz, via the Austrian Lake District, for one night before boarding your Avalon river cruise ship. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; paddle a canoe or meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley; be introduced to a count in his castle; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad and end your vacation with one night in Budapest, and maybe choose to learn some Hungarian? And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

Active Discovery On The Danube With Salzburg – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $3628 12 Details

This exciting new vacation introduces you to Salzburg and its surrounding area, and people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz and to Salzburg, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation in Hungary’s capital city where you board your Avalon ship and head for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. Say goodbye to your ship and crew in Linz and drive via the Austrian Lake district, to Salzburg for two nights. Enjoy a guided walk of the city, or if you prefer, a self-guided hike. We take you for a day to the Salzkammergut area where a variety of optional excursions are available: visit Emperor Franz Josef’s imperial villa in Bad Ischl, or choose from a variety of sporting options. You might even decide to join an excursion up a mountain to an ice cave! Transfer to Munich for the last night of this memorable vacation.

Balkan Discovery With Transylvania - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2918 12 Details

See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! This vacation has something for everybody—relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing—so you don’t miss a thing!

Central European Experience - Westbound

Avalon Waterways $3809 12 Details

This Central European river cruise will take you from the gothic skyline of Prague to the romantic lights of Paris on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.

Central European Experience – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $3359 12 Details

This river cruise through central Europe will take you from the romantic lights of Paris to the gothic skyline of Prague on the Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers.

Christmastime From Frankfurt To Vienna

Avalon Waterways $3699 12 Details

This holiday river cruise takes you to many beautiful and historical cities of Germany and Austria. And the views along the way can’t be outdone—quaint villages and castles festively decorated as you cruise down the Main and Danube Rivers.

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