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A Taste Of The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $749 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 $849 4 Details

Fall in love with the Danube—with its charming small towns, and scenic beautyon this river cruise vacation. Begin your vacation in the vibrant Hungarian city of Budapest, where you board your vessel. Then discover Slovakia’s vibrant capital of Bratislava, explore the quaint town of Dürnstein with its baroque Stiftskirche, visit Melk’s awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, and bask in the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Your vacation ends in Vienna, the “City of Music,” where you’ll disembark.

Christmastime In Alsace & Germany – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1099 5 Details

This Christmas river cruise begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season!

Christmastime In Alsace & Germany – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1099 5 Details

Celebrate the festive season in Central Europe with a magnificent 4-night cruise from Frankfurt to Basel! Stops include Mannheim, Germany, for an excursion to Heidelberg, where you visit the red sandstone castle and bask in the holiday atmosphere; Strasbourg, France, for guided sightseeing and time to explore one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe; and Breisach for an included excursion into Germany’s legendary Black Forest. Try some festive Glühwein, smell the aromas of the Christmas markets, shop for local Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. This year, start your holiday season with this joyous and memorable cruise—there is no better way to celebrate the season! Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.

A Culinary Experience On The Danube Symphony - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1549 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 $1149 6 Details

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg. You’ll have opportunities galore to explore the many Christmas markets, try some festive Glühwein, sample tasty holiday treats, smell the festive aromas, shop for locally crafted Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. This year, celebrate the holiday season in style on this memorable and joyous cruise. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.

Christmas In The Heart Of Germany – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1149 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 $1499 6 Details

Start your vacation in Bavaria’s Passau where you board your river cruise vessel. Sail down the Danube, stopping to visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and the small town of Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley. End your cruise in Austria’s capital Vienna, with guided sightseeing and plenty of time to explore this “City of Music” on your own.

Danube Symphony - Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1499 6 Details

On this marvelous cruise vacation, visit Austria’s capital, Vienna, and be delighted by its charming small towns—like Melk, Dürnstein, and Grein—before heading into Germany’s Bavaria. First, enjoy Vienna, with its spectacular museums, awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and delightful music. In Dürnstein, explore the small town above which stand the ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and Grein’s quaint historical theater. End your cruise in Germany’s Passau, a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. All of this and much more awaits you on this wonderful cruise on the Danube River.

Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1049 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 $1549 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 $2149 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 Culinary Experience On Paris To Normandy

Avalon Waterways $2899 8 Details

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy guided sightseeing. Then, on to Caudebec, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating “Taste of Normandy.” Visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, and in Conflans, choose between a visit of Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison before heading back to Paris. And since this cruise has a culinary theme, there’s an onboard pastry demo and a Master of Wine will join you on the ship to host a cheese and wine tasting as well as a special food and wine pairing dinner. During your last day on the Seine, a Local Expert will show you some of the famous sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more!

A Taste Of The Danube – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1489 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 $1589 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 Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2649 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 Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2149 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.

Burgundy & Provence – Cruise Only Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1769 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 $1769 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 $2499 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 $1849 8 Details

Experience Luxembourg, Germany, and Holland on this fantastic river cruise vacation. Your adventure starts in Remich where you board your river vessel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and Cologne. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of river—and pass the legendary Lorelei rock. Visit a local wine cellar in Zell, Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in the pretty wine village of Rüdesheim. Conclude your vacation with a canal cruise in Amsterdam, and time to explore on your own.

Canals, Vineyards & Paris – Cruise Only Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1849 8 Details

Experience Holland, Germany, and Luxembourg, on this fantastic river cruise vacation. Begin in Amsterdam with an exciting cruise through its intricate network of canals. Then, into Germany to enjoy guided sightseeing in Cologne; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, enjoy the magnificent views from Reichsburg Castle above the charming town of Cochem, and wine tasting in Zell. Then visit Luxembourg City as the conclusion of your amazing vacation.

Central European Experience - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1899 8 Details

This marvelous Central Europe river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, Würzburg, and Bamberg. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and taste some of the Moselle’s much loved wines in Bernkastel, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, and see the legendary Lorelei rock.

Central European Experience – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1899 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 $1469 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 $1469 8 Details

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Prague to Frankfurt. Your vacation begins in 1,000-year-old Prague with guided sightseeing that shows off the city’s best-known treasures and time to explore the impressive Old Town Christmas market. Also enjoy guided city sightseeing in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg with a visit to the Bishop’s Residenz, and the charming Bavarian village of Miltenberg. And, of course, there’s free time to visit the Christmas markets. What a fantastic way to start your holiday season. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.

Danube Dreams - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1349 8 Details

On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals—Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest—as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Taste beer in Engelhartszell and visit the quaint historical theater in the resort town of Grein; Discover pretty little Weissenkirchen in Austria’s Wachau Valley Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava and end your vacation in vibrant Budapest. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience.

Danube Dreams - Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1299 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 – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2149 8 Details

On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing Slovakia and Austria’s splendid capitals— Bratislava and Vienna —as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava, and savor a Sachertorte in Vienna. Visit Austria’s oldest theater in Grein, explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and enjoy free time in Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides is sure to heighten your experience.

Danube Dreams For Beer Enthusiasts - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1299 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 $1899 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 $1449 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 $4524 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!

Enchanting Belgium – Cruise Only Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1599 8 Details

This vacation will acquaint you with the charms of Namur’s cozy medieval squares and streets, or take you on an excursion to the Ardennes, including Bastogne. Cruise through Rotterdam’s harbor, and And choose between a visit to Kinderdijk or to the gardens of Keukenhof (after mid May when Keukenhof closes, excursion to Delft). There’s a poignant excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres and Eastern Flanders, and guided visits of Maastricht, Antwerp, and Ghent. Allow yourself to be enchanted by Belgium!

Enchanting Belgium – Cruise Only Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2349 8 Details

This vacation will acquaint you with Rotterdam’s busy harbor, and Namur’s cozy medieval squares and streets. Choose between a visit to Kinderdijk or to the gardens of Keukenhof (after mid May when Keukenhof closes, excursion to Delft). There’s a poignant excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres and Eastern Flanders, and guided visits of Ghent, Antwerp, and Maastricht. Allow yourself to be enchanted by Belgium!

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

Avalon Waterways $2069 8 Details

Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures and ancient traditions as you embark on an inspiring journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Along the way, learn more about the history of each country, marvel at spectacular scenery, and interact with the friendly locals. This is a journey that will create memories you won’t soon forget!

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

Avalon Waterways $2079 8 Details

Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures and ancient traditions as you embark on an inspiring journey through Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the way, learn more about the history of each country, marvel at spectacular scenery, and interact with the friendly locals. This is a journey that will create memories you won’t soon forget!

Festive Time On The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1199 8 Details

The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, where you board your river cruise vessel and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Krems and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. Finally disembark your ship in Nuremberg, Germany. All this and more await you on this marvelous vacation! Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of the famous Christmas Markets in Europe where you will find all sorts of gifts to bring home.

Festive Time On The Legendary Danube – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1949 8 Details

From Nuremberg to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Embark your ship in Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation! Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.

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 $1949 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 $1949 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.

Holland & Belgium With Tulips In Early Spring – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1599 8 Details

On this cruise vacation, see some of the highlights of Belgium and Holland, and in the early spring, admire the tulips and other spring blooms! Guided sightseeing shows you the charming towns of Middelburg as well as the bigger cities of Antwerp and Ghent. Visit the fascinating Delta Works, a windmill in Kinderdijk, and in early spring, the famous flower gardens of Keukenhof and see the breathtaking display of colors from the tulips, daffodils, and more, or later in the year, visit Delft home of the distinctive “Delft Blue” pottery. End your vacation in Amsterdam, with a cruise through the city’s canals. So much to see in an experience-filled week!

Holland & Belgium With Tulips In Early Spring – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1599 8 Details

On this cruise vacation, see some of the highlights of Holland and Belgium, and in the early spring, admire the tulips and other spring blooms! Start your vacation with a cruise through Amsterdam’s canals. Guided sightseeing shows you the charming town of Middelburg, as well as the bigger cities of Ghent and Antwerp. In the spring, visit the famous gardens of Keukenhof and see the breathtaking display of colors from the tulips, daffodils, and more, or later in the year, visit Delft famous for its distinctive Delft blue pottery; then the fascinating Delta Works, and a windmill in Kinderdijk. So much to see in an experience-filled week!

Holland & Belgium With Tulips In Early Spring For Beer Enthusiasts

Avalon Waterways $2349 8 Details

On this cruise vacation, see some of the highlights of Belgium and Holland, and in the early spring, admire the tulips and other spring blooms! Guided sightseeing shows you the charming towns of Middelburg as well as the bigger cities of Antwerp and Ghent. Visit the fascinating Delta Works, a windmill in Kinderdijk, and in early spring, the famous flower gardens of Keukenhof and see the breathtaking display of colors from the tulips, daffodils, and more. End your vacation in Amsterdam, with a cruise through the city’s canals. So much to see in an experience-filled week! And since we have added a “Beer Tasting” theme to this cruise, we will introduce you to some of the region’s famous beers.

Paris To Normandy For Wwii Historians

Avalon Waterways $2649 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 $1849 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 $3099 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 $1649 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 $1399 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.

Sounds Of Jazz From Burgundy & Provence - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2899 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 $2999 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 $1199 8 Details

The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, where you board your river cruise vessel and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche, and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. Finally disembark your ship in Nuremberg, Germany. All of this and more await you on this marvelous vacation!

The Blue Danube Discovery & Jewish Heritage - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2499 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 & Jewish Heritage – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2749 8 Details

The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Board your vessel in Budapest and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche, and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. Disembark in Nuremberg for the conclusion of this marvelous vacation! And since this cruise has a Jewish Heritage theme, an expert will come on board to provide insight into the time of the Holocaust and visits will be included to a number of important sites.

The Blue Danube Discovery For Beer Enthusiasts – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2649 8 Details

The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Board your vessel in Budapest and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche, and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and since we have added a “Beer Tasting” theme to this cruise, we will introduce you to some of the region’s famous beers. Disembark in Nuremberg for the conclusion of this marvelous vacation!

The Legendary Danube – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1199 8 Details

Join your cruise in Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!

The Legendary Danube For Wine Lovers – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2049 8 Details

You’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise from fascinating Nuremberg to exciting Budapest. From Nuremberg, set sail for medieval Regensburg, where a Master of Wine joins you, continue to sail to Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. As an added feature, we’ll take you to wine cellars in the center of Budapest for a special wine tasting in a unique atmosphere and you will be delighted by wine tastings and a food and wine pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!

Tulip Time Cruise

Avalon Waterways $1549 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 $1549 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 $2099 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 $2539 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 $2339 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 $2839 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 $1369 9 Details

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere from Prague to Vienna and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the special winter atmosphere of this time of year. Highlights include a visit to the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague, a fun beer tasting, and a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Visit the Christmas markets and be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties along the way! Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.

Christmastime On The Danube – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1869 9 Details

Enjoy the festive atmosphere from Vienna to Prague and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Prague. Be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties! Other highlights include a guided visit of the amazing Benedictine Abbey in Melk, a wine tasting, fun beer tasting, and a visit of the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague. What a fantastic way to start your holiday season! Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.

Danube Symphony - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2489 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 $2489 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.

Enchanting Belgium – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1799 9 Details

This vacation will acquaint you with the charms of Namur’s cozy medieval squares and streets, or take you on an excursion to the Ardennes, including Bastogne. Cruise through Rotterdam’s harbor, Amsterdam’s canals, and choose between a visit to Kinderdijk or to the gardens of Keukenhof (after mid May when Keukenhof closes, excursion to Delft). There’s a poignant excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres and Eastern Flanders, and guided visits of Maastricht, Antwerp, and Ghent. Allow yourself to be enchanted by Belgium!

Enchanting Belgium – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2549 9 Details

This vacation will acquaint you with the charms of Amsterdam’s canals, Rotterdam’s busy harbor, and Namur’s cozy medieval squares and streets. Choose between a visit to Kinderdijk or to the gardens of Keukenhof (after mid May when Keukenhof closes, excursion to Delft). There’s a poignant excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres and Eastern Flanders, and guided visits of Ghent, Antwerp, and Maastricht. Allow yourself to be enchanted by Belgium!

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

Avalon Waterways $2599 9 Details

A deluxe Danube River cruise from the Danube Delta to Budapest is the highlight on this fascinating vacation through Eastern Europe. Explore the Danube Delta with its unique birdlife, celebrate the end of the Danube’s journey as it flows into the Black Sea, and sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge. See the sights with a Certified Local Guide in Constanta on the Black Sea, Bulgaria’s Arbanassi and Veliko Târnovo, Serbia’s Belgrade. Your vacation ends with disembarkation in Budapest.

Balkan Discovery – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2269 10 Details

See the best of Eastern Europe on this exhilarating Balkan adventure. Your cruise vacation begins with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. Board your ship and head south, enjoying guided sightseeing in each city, including inside visits of Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, the eclectic rock formations of Belogradchik, Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi’s Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity. Other highlights: an organ concert in Pécs, passage through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge, and visits to the Lepenski Vir archaeological site and Vidin’s medieval fortress. Your journey ends with an overnight in Bucharest, Romania’s vibrant capital and the “Paris of the East.”

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 $2539 10 Details

Experience France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Holland on this fantastic river cruise vacation. Your adventure starts with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the incomparable “City of Light.” Take the high-speed train from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City, then travel to Remich to board your river vessel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and Cologne. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of river—and pass the legendary Lorelei rock. Visit a local wine cellar in Zell, Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in the pretty wine village of Rüdesheim. Conclude your vacation with a canal cruise in Amsterdam, and time to explore on your own.

Christmastime From Prague To Basel – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2399 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.

Christmastime Zurich To Prague - Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2399 10 Details

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Zurich to Nuremberg. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Würzburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg. Other highlights: excursions to Germany’s Black Forest; to Heidelberg for a visit to the red sandstone castle and to Rüdesheim in the heart of Rhine wine country. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the many Christmas markets, where you can sample some tasty holiday treats, smell the festive aromas, shop for locally crafted Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. This year, celebrate the holiday season in style on this memorable and joyous cruise. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.

Danube Dreams - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1769 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 $1719 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 – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $3189 10 Details

On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals—Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest—as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Explore the grounds of majestic Hradcany Castle in Prague, explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Taste beer in Engelhartszell and visit the quaint historical theater in the resort town of Grein. Discover pretty little Weissenkirchen in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava and end your vacation in vibrant Budapest. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience.

Danube Dreams For Beer Enthusiasts

Avalon Waterways $1719 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 $2319 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 $1869 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 $2595 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 $2845 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 Extension – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2545 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.

Art & Impressionism Discovery From Paris To Normandy With London

Avalon Waterways $3888 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 $2519 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 $3049 11 Details

Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, then continue on by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, 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. Your vacation ends with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. This cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, delightful towns, and more!

Burgundy & Provence For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $3049 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.

From The Inca Empire To The Peruvian Amazon

Avalon Waterways $4624 11 Details

From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its scenic beauty to its 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 in the heart of Lima. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of Cusco, Kenko and Sacsayhuaman built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it. It is one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the world! Fly to Iquitos where you will embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon. Experience the Amazon wilderness where it originates in Peru - where biodiversity is at its greatest and the rainforest is untamed. Board one of the world’s most luxurious small ships—the Amazon Discovery. Enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife. During your time in the Amazon take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries, swim with pink dolphins, and visit native communities, all while returning to your plush five-star yacht. Wonderful scenery, historical treasures, learning opportunities, and so much more—all are available on this thrilling trip to Peru!

Paris To Normandy With London

Avalon Waterways $3196 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.

Sounds Of Jazz From Burgundy & Provence

Avalon Waterways $3849 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 $1829 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 For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $2709 11 Details

From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in Wenceslaus square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. Then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, where a Master of Wine joins you, continue to sail to Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. As an added feature, we’ll take you to wine cellars in the center of Budapest for a special wine tasting in a unique atmosphere and you will be delighted by wine tastings and a food and wine pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!

Active Discovery On The Danube With Prague – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $3265 12 Details

This exciting new vacation introduces you to Prague as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov, and the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Begin 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 keep you busy! Visit beautiful Česky Krumlov en route to Linz, where you spend one night before boarding your Avalon river cruise vessel. 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 Prague – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $3485 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 $3575 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 $4124 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 $2715 12 Details

See the best of Eastern Europe on this exhilarating Balkan adventure. Your cruise vacation begins with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. Board your ship and head south, enjoying guided sightseeing in each city, including inside visits of Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, the eclectic rock formations of Belogradchik, Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, Arbanassi’s Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity. Other highlights: an organ concert in Pécs, passage through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge, and visiting the Lepinski Vir archaeological site and Vidin’s medieval fortress. From Bucharest travel into Transylvania to visit Dracula’s Bran Castle—built in 1377, a guided visit of Brasov, as well as a guided visit of Peles Castle.

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