Avalon Invites Travelers to Chart Their Own Course on the European Rivers

On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, the possibilities are as wide open as the expansive views. The same company that reinvented river cruise ships has redefined the river cruise experience. Beyond the widest views on the water is an open invitation to experience your destination in more ways, in exceptional ways, in your way.

We promise more than a good view on an Avalon Waterways river cruise – we deliver the suite view. Our entire fleet in Europe and Southeast Asia is completely comprised of Suite Ships®, each featuring our Panorama SuitesSM with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and an inviting bed facing the ever-changing scenery. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, our panoramic windows blur the line between outside and in, presenting the greatest window of opportunity in river cruising.

And now along the Danube, Rhine & Rhône Rivers, Avalon travelers can now hike, bike and engage in their surroundings in unimaginable ways with the unique Active Discovery cruise collection. From action-packed experiences to interactive discoveries, these vacations offer something for all interests, energy and fitness levels, allowing our guests to tailor their vacation to their personal taste and pace.

Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises engage and immerse travelers in two ways:

1) ACTIVE: Exploration in Motion: For the traveler who thrives on motion and action, Avalon Waterways has created a broad menu of energetic excursions that include everything from taking a jogging tour through Amsterdam, a biking tour around Vienna or even a canoe trip on the Danube.

2) DISCOVERY: Engaging, Cultural Experiences: For those who believe that life is about trying new things, Avalon presents an inspiring selection of interactive excursions created for a different kind of “doer.” These hands-on experiences offer travelers the chance to take part in a painting class in Amsterdam, taste locally produced cheese and beer at an ancient abbey or say “good morning” to Vienna on an early-riser walk to a quaint café.

On the Rhine River, for instance, travelers will not only spend time in popular destinations like Cologne and Amsterdam, they will also explore Xanten, Eltville, Duisburg and Wiesbaden. On the Danube, along with Budapest and Vienna, on these special Active & Discovery itineraries, travelers can also experience off-the-beaten-path places like Engelhartszell, Spitz and Visegrad. Active & Discovery cruises invite travelers to explore popular rivers of Europe in an entirely new way.

And, to further help their guests go their own way, the company’s NEW AvalonGo App invites them to independently explore each destination throughout their vacation with a detailed, daily schedule of their itinerary, a list of nearby attractions (featuring hours of operation, historical facts and more), maps, directions as well as local cafés, restaurants, bars and entertainment options for further exploration.

So, go ahead and dive deep into each destination with the most engaging activities ever! From inspiring food and wine tastings to invigorating jogging and hiking tours, our Active & Discovery river cruises along the Danube, Rhine and Rhône were designed for every type of doer.

After all, the greatest legends of the world were never bystanders, so when traveling the globe, why should you be?

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