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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Their Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and beds facing the incredible views.

Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe's great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, their Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, they can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need. And when it's time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with their FlexDiningSM choices.

Danube Dreams | Deggendorf to Budapest

8-Day River Cruise from only $2849

Sailing from Deggendorf to Budapest (and reverse) on Impression
Reverse itinerary is also offered. Many dates available at varying prices.

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. Passau, Germany, is called the “City of Three Rivers” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Walk through 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. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. 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, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, a local expert shows you all the must-see sights. Then to round out this timeless European river cruise, take a stroll along Váci utca—the main shopping street, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, which provides the best panoramic views of Budapest. Your Danube River cruise is sure to make your dream a reality and fulfil your wish to experience the Danube’s legendary beauty and remarkable destinations along the way.

Itinerary

Day 1: Deggendorf (Embarkation)
Day 2: Passau
Day 3: Linz
Day 4: Melk | Wachau Valley | Dürnstein
Day 5: Vienna
Day 6: Bratislava
Day 7: Budapest
Day 8: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Burgundy & Provence | Port-Saint-Louis to Paris

10-Day River Cruise from only $4298

Sailing from Port-Saint-Louis to Paris on Poetry II

Reverse itinerary is also offered. Many dates available at varying prices.

Enjoy the wondrous view on your 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! You’ll begin your delightful French river cruise in Port-Saint-Louis and embark on the Rhone River for Arles. See its 1st-century Roman amphitheater still used today. Attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh whose work was inspired by the setting here. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through this charming village, and then to Avignon to see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, where you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and fascinating 16th-century castle.

You’ll visit Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture, as well as France’s gastronomic capital. Lyon offers wonderful sights, including the popular Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards, and world-famous cuisine to discover on a guided culinary walk. You’ll sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Macon, enjoying cheese tasting on board. In Dijon, you’ll tour one of France’s architectural treasures and home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement,” gracing Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital—built in 1443.

This France river cruise adventure continues in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Arrive in The City of Light via high-speed train from Dijon to see Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A classic French river cruise vacation!

Itinerary

Day 1: Port-Saint-Louis (Embarkation)
Day 2: Arles
Day 3: Avignon
Day 4: Viviers
Day 5: Tournon | Vienne
Day 6: Lyon
Day 7: St. Jean de Losne
Day 8: St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation) | Beaune | Dijon | Paris
Day 9: Paris
Day 10: Paris

NEW! Heart of the Danube | Budapest to Mainz

13-Day River Cruise from only $5198

Sailing from Budapest to Mainz on Artistry II
Reverse itinerary is also offered. Many dates available at varying prices.

This European river cruise through Hungary, Austria, and Germany begins in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and sail to Vienna—the “City of Music.” You’ll marvel at the sights with a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail to Dürnstein to walk in the steps of Richard the Lionheart. You may choose a guided hike to the castle where he was held during the Crusades, and behold the brilliant view of Austria’s Wachau Valley from above. Next, the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk awaits, with its frescoed ceilings, sculptures, library, and ornate pipe organ. Join us on board for a wine tasting of Wachau Valley vintages.

You’ll cruise to Passau for guided walking tour of Germany’s “City of Three Rivers.” Visit the Bavarian town of Regensburg to see medieval sights, and join us for a beer tasting on board. In Roth, take a guided tour of the town; guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Join a guided excursion and tour of Munich to see Nymphenburg Palace—former home of the German monarchs. In Bamberg, enter a world where imperial dynasties lived with a guided tour of its Romanesque cathedral amid the seven hills crowned with churches. Enjoy a beer tasting on board before sailing for the quaint Bavarian town of Volkach. Visit Kitzingen in Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area to hear the legend of the town’s beginnings. Würzburg will delight you along the famed Romantic Road, followed by a visit to a Bavarian Main River Village. Your Danube River cruise concludes in Mainz.

Itinerary

Day 1: Budapest (Embarkation)
Day 2: Vienna
Day 3: Vienna
Day 4: Dürnstein | Wachau Valley | Melk
Day 5: Passau
Day 6: Regensburg
Day 7: Roth
Day 8: Nuremberg | Munich
Day 9: Bamberg
Day 10: Volkach | Kitzingen
Day 11: Würzburg
Day 12: Main River Village
Day 13: Mainz (Disembarkation)

Magnificent Europe | Amsterdam to Budapest

15-Day River Cruise from only $5799

Sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest on Impression
Reverse itinerary is also offered. Many dates available at varying prices.

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern. This popular city is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany where there’s a guided city walk in Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture.

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. There’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers. First stop in Austria is Melk for a visit of its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. And in the last days of your vacation, local experts will introduce you to two capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a river cruise to remember!

Itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam (Embarkation)
Day 2: Amsterdam
Day 3: Cologne
Day: 4: Rhine Gorge | Rüdesheim
Day 5: Main River Village
Day 6: Würzburg
Day 7: Marktbreit | Rothenburg | Volkach
Day 8: Bamberg
Day 9: Roth | Nuremberg
Day 10: Regensburg
Day 11: Passau | Linz
Day 12: Melk | Wachau Valley | Vienna
Day 13: Vienna
Day 14: Budapest
Day 15: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Grand France | Paris to Port-Saint-Louis

15-Day River Cruise from only $6298

Sailings from Paris to Port-Saint-Louis on Tapestry II
Reverse itinerary is also offered. Many dates available at varying prices.

On this France river cruise vacation, enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful views, and stops in the most charming and historical parts of France. Sail along the Seine River to the picturesque Normandy region. In Vernon, choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” Go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery.

In Rouen, go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral. Before you depart the beautiful Seine River, spend time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic cities! The “City of Light” has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum. Delight in a guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis. Lyon, sitting at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône Rivers, is France’s third-largest city and a showcase of medieval and Renais-sance architecture. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards. You’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. In historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Situated on the Rhône River, Arles is famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Paris (Embarkation)
Day 2: Vernon | Les Andelys
Day 3: Caudebec
Day 4: Caudebec
Day 5: Rouen
Day 6: Conflans
Day 7: Paris
Day 8: Paris
Day 9: Mâcon
Day 10: Lyon
Day 11: Lyon
Day 12: Tournon | Viviers
Day 13:
Avignon
Day 14: Arles
Day 15: Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)

*Book a select air-inclusive 2020 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for $500pp cruise only or cruise/land price and $299/person round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CLE, CLT, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MIA, MCO, MSP, ORD, PHL, PIT. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $299 air will be based on the lowest available priced itinerary at the time of air booking.  Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.  Does not apply to intra-vacation air. Offers combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land and air deposit between February 6 and April 30, 2019 for travel on select cruise departures in 2020. Pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available on all flight segments. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air or Custom Tours. Individual members of groups can qualify, if booking is made and deposits applied within the promo window. Group air contracts are not available with this promotion. Groups of 10 or more passengers flying from the same US gateway will not be booked on same flights and could lose promotion if requesting to match flights. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to air reservations (including itineraries involving $299 round-trip trans-Atlantic air) subject to airfare differentials between originally booked airline fare and re-booked air itinerary. Airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Pre-assigned seating may not be available on all air segments. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20.

†The “from” price is based on the lowest 2020 price available and does not include applicable discount. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare or additional fees/charges and is subject to change. Prices are in US dollars.