A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook.
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Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.
Discover endless wonders as you experience Europe like you haven’t before. Glide past imposing medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards and remarkable ancient wonders on an Avalon European river cruise. Every gentle bend of the river reveals another fascinating sight as your luxurious river cruise ship winds its way through scenic landscapes, delivering you right to where many of Europe’s most celebrated cities were born.
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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! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint...
Like a blue ribbon threading through the green Douro Valley, the River Douro carries you through some of Portugal’s most legendary landscapes. Meaning “River of Gold,” the Douro River lives up to its...
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! This magnificent river...
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. Visit Passau,...
From Budapest to Amsterdam, and in many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise holiday. You’ll begin...
This river cruise holiday showcases France’s charm, breathtaking views, and rich history. Your adventure begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of...
Ah France, je t’adore. It’s the ultimate country where the simple is made special with typical French flair. Daily rituals are transformed into stories you’ll share forever – a morning coffee taken on a Parisian boulevard, sunrise overlooking Le Mont Saint Michel, a treasure found fossicking in the markets of Aix en Provence. Our knowledgeable insiders will help create the experiences you’ve always dreamed of, and show you ones you never thought of. Embark on an Avalon France river cruise and come alive with art d’vivre, the art of living and come home with stories you’ll re-live forever.
Explore Portugal’s Douro Valley aboard Avalon’s newest Suite Ship® -- the Avalon Alegria. Sail through vineyards clinging to steep slopes along the shores where 2,000-year-old traditions of winemaking are cherished in the charming villages in one of Europe’s oldest countries. Cruise your way by choosing our Douro River cruise with extra nights in legendary Lisbon before your cruise.
Romantisch. If there’s one word to encapsulate Austria, it’s romantic. Be soothed by the Danube’s breeze as the river unfurls like a ribbon, studded with historic villages, vineyards and dazzling architecture – including magical Vienna. Soak up the majesty of Melk Benedictine Abbey, savour a sip of Grüner Veltliner in picture-perfect Wachau Valley and feel Richard the Lionheart’s despair in his Dürnstein castle prison. Among the new discoveries of our Danube River Cruises is a constant - Living It Luxe with Avalon.
Let Avalon Waterways take you into a world you’ve never seen. Packed with fascinating culture, exquisite cuisine and naturally dramatic vistas, our Danube River Cruises take you on an Eastern European adventure. Sample the best local produce in Cetate. Listen to lively tales of the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo and be awe-struck by the 200 million-year-old Belogradchik Rocks in Bulgaria. While most head West, our European River Cruises head East for a discovery set to inspire your imagination.
Nowhere yells “Czech Republic” more than Prague, one of Europe’s most fascinating capitals. With a cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine) in hand, strolling the Christmas markets is to step into a fairy tale of carved wooden ornaments and toys, traditional foodstuffs and preserved 1,200-year-old streets. And the romance doesn’t end there. Bask in the atmospheric Old Town with its medieval core of Gothic architecture, before you set sail and cruise down the Danube River on your private slice of heaven aboard Avalon Waterways.
The Rhine and Rhône Rivers go hand-in hand like Avalon Waterways and relaxed luxury. Live it up on a stunning European river cruise in Germany. Drink in panoramic views while sailing through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, peppered with ancient castles perched precipitously on overhead cliffs. Meet Black Forest artisans, soak up the sophisticated melange of German and French culture in Strasbourg and be touched by the romance of Heidelberg. Say Guten Tag to Germany on our Rhine River Cruises.
Unpack once and indulge more on an Avalon Waterways river cruise through Holland. While in Holland, throw open the doors of your suite and invite the view in as you glide through lush Friesland, spotting cattle and horses dotted across picturesque landscapes. In the Keukenhof Gardens, traipse through the seven million flower bulbs bursting to life. Be surprised by the quaint fishing village of Enkhuizen or explore the pretty canals of Gouda with cheese in hand. Holland isn’t just about vibrant, dynamic Amsterdam – we’ll show you a country where there are treasures to be unearthed as you live it up with Avalon Waterways.
Let us introduce you to Balkan culture as we sail on a Danube river cruise to enigmatic Romania. Glide through a pristine landscape of rolling hills and rocky mountains with views so wide it’s tricky to know where the outside ends and the inside begins. You can delve into Transylvanian towns where medieval times seem just a moment away, then we beeline for lively Bucharest. Roam Victory Avenue, the wide, tree-lined boulevard lined with shops, churches and cafes. Live it up as you let go, knowing we’ll bring you the best of Romania on a Balkan Cruise.
A culture with living and breathing folklore traditions? Arguably the most sophisticated cuisine in Eastern Europe? One of Europe’s most energised capital cities? Tick, tick, tick…Hungary is bursting with surprises. From the flourishing artistic Budapest to the UNESCO World Heritage site Pecs, dotted with memorial chapels and underground burial chambers. Soak up the capital’s café culture, or go onboard your personal oasis on a Danube river cruise, sipping local world-renowned wines from big-bodied Eger reds to honey-sweet Tokaj. This is Avalon Waterways relaxed luxury, where you get to live it your way.
The hospitality of Serbia is legendary. Expect to feel the warmth while greeted with a hearty three-kiss hello and a glass of rakija (fruit brandy). Live it up while tasting decadent local delicacies served onboard an Avalon Balkan Cruise. In capital Belgrade, wander the buzzing pedestrian boulevard of Knewz Mihailova and rest in the tranquillity of sacred St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church. Feel the thrill from the spacious sky deck while passing the Iron Gates gorge, a narrow and formerly treacherous passage dividing Europe's Alps from the Carpathians – an Avalon Waterways memory that will last a lifetime.
Slovakia is (almost) the bulls-eye of Europe, surrounded by a party of neighbours including Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and the Ukraine. Its beating heart is Bratislava, where Germans, Turks, Czechs and Jews have all left their cultural mark on the city. The Old Town showcases the skill of Slovak town planners, who crammed a city’s worth of palaces, shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants, museums and churches into a few blocks. And keep your eyes peeled for some unexpected socialist-era monuments popping into view. Live it up with Avalon in Slovakia on a Balkan Cruise, where old meets new as we sail the Danube River though one of the most intriguing corners of Europe.
Switzerland is an Avalon Waterways favourite location – a country of laidback luxury where endless temptations abound, from searingly beautiful vistas to vibrant, urban cities. It also happens to be our country of origin. From the mighty Matterhorn to the glistening shores of Lac Leman and the edgy vibe in Zurich, Switzerland is simple and made perfectly. The capital Basel, intersecting the French, German and Swiss borders has a multicultural ambience. Wander the cobbled streets of lofty Altstadt and pause for riverside dining before heading back on board to live it up on an Avalon Danube River Cruise.
Cruise the world's most magnificent rivers in relaxed luxury with Avalon Waterways. Our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows blur the line between the outside and in, allowing you to experience the world less seen from the comfort of your bed.
Pair panoramic scenes with the widest-ranging excursion choices in river cruising for an experience as wide open as the view.