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. 

 

Adventure is knocking.
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. 

 

Cruising Elevated.
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.

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At Avalon Waterways, we know that luxury is about being able to choose your own adventure. You’ve earned your time to breathe. The time and space to step out and see the world your way. Welcome to the relaxed luxury of river cruising.

With 15 years of innovation in River Cruising, backed by over 90 years of experience in the travel industry, we’ll fuel your passions and show you a world less seen – both from the comfort of your Panoramic Suite℠, and outside of it.

Unpack once and indulge more in your own private suite aboard our river cruise fleet. Drink in the view of quaint towns and villages from the unique vantage point. Tempt your taste buds with decadent delicacies prepared by our renowned chefs. Choose your own adventure and create your own memories. Savour the freedom to do it all or to do just a little. 

Our job is to bring you the world. Your job is to live it..


A New View of the Old World. Board Here for Boundless.

As you set sail down the world’s most legendary waters, enjoy a curated collection of the most intriguing experiences to immerse in, on board and off. 

Whether you want to take a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon ChoiceSM selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. With as many as 28 included excursions on your cruising itinerary, the compass is in your hands to choose any direction you desire.

And, when you prefer to explore on your own, you have access to all the recommendations, information and gear you need with Avalon Waterways’ Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app, making it easy to take a complimentary bike out for a spin or enjoy freeing experiences in port.

 

Sail Away from the Ordinary.

A holiday to the legendary riverbanks of the world offers a break from the ordinary but not from your extraordinary interests. Avalon Waterways gives the most dynamic offering of “Special Interest” cruises, inviting you to explore your hobbies and passions on holiday. 

From beer and wine to history, photography, culinary and Christmas cruises, Avalon’s Special Interest itineraries complement stories with stout, nature with national icons and images with ever-changing imagery. These passion-filled cruises unite you with your pastimes and other like-minded travellers. 

Also, exclusive to Avalon Waterways, is our award-winning Active & DiscoverySM cruise itineraries – available on every major river in Europe – that invites you to enjoy whim-powered cruising. Untethered and full of included options, our innovative Active & Discovery cruises feature extraordinary activities that give you the choice you crave on holiday. On these one-of-a-kind cruises, each day, you can choose from a selection of included “Active,” “Discovery” and “Classic” excursions – an average of 23 of them – giving you unparalleled opportunities to customise your cruise. Avalon Waterways’ engaging and energising collection of Active & Discovery river cruises take place in Holland and Belgium as well as itineraries that sail on the Upper & Lower Danube, Rhine & Rhône, Seine and Moselle Rivers.

 

Wide Open Wonder. Better by Design.

Offering the perfect blend of elegance and ease, there’s a reason our ships are the critics’ darlings. Avalon’s boutique-hotel-inspired Panorama SuitesSM – available on two full decks of every Suite Ship – feature the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM with the widest-opening windows in cruising, but that’s not all. Every Panorama Suite offers Comfort Collection beds that face the ever-changing scenery.

Providing wider openings for the wide-eyed, Avalon Waterways Open-Air Balconies were designed with your view in mind. A Panorama Suite highlight on the Suite Ships of Avalon, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open 7-feet wide in Europe and 11-feet wide in Southeast Asia … Wider than any other balconies in the industry.

Avalon’s innovative, no-one-does-it-like-this Open-Air Balconies blur the line between outside and in while forming a comfortable and spacious seating area for six and creating an open invitation to discover and dream.  Even better?  Open-Air Balconies do not sacrifice room space.  In contrast, they invite you to enjoy 100 percent of their Panorama Suite, 100 percent of the time. When you choose an elevated cruise with Avalon, one thing is certain … your outlook of the world has never been brighter.

 

Popular Cruises


8 days 1 Country
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHONE
LYON   ARLES
Tour: WYL
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHONE

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Rhône River offers just-right included activities and excursions to suit your...

8 days 1 Country
BURGUNDY & PROVENCE
ARLES   CHALON
Tour: WLJ
BURGUNDY & PROVENCE

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

8 days 4 Countries
ROMANTIC RHINE
AMSTERDAM   BASEL
Tour: WAZ
ROMANTIC RHINE

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...

8 days 4 Countries
DANUBE DREAMS
DEGGENDORF   BUDAPEST
Tour: WDB
DANUBE DREAMS

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,...

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THE LEGENDARY DANUBE
NUREMBERG   BUDAPEST
Tour: WNB
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From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube River cruise travel through three countries rich in scenic beauty, charming towns, and historical locales. In Nuremberg,...

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BUDAPEST   AMSTERDAM
Tour: WBA
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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...