7/12/2023     by Amy Mutscher

Endless Adventure on a European River Cruise

Castles, wineries, abbeys and you – picture yourself in the heart of Europe filling your days with heritage, gastronomy and thrilling activities. By day, you may join a walking excursion or bike ride along the banks of a fascinating port town. An afternoon tour may involve kayaking on an idyllic German waterway or trying your hand at painting en plein air on a French hilltop. Evening brings gourmet dining accompanied by local brews and vintages that complement the meal and ensure a bon voyage.


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River Cruise Advantage

It’s no secret that the popularity of river cruises is due to their laser-like navigation right into the center of exciting European cities like Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Basel, but there’s even more to discover in the smaller ports along the journey. In these picture-postcard villages, you’ll get closer to memorable sights and architectural treasures with more time for in-depth exploration and leisurely enjoyment. There’s always something to celebrate along Europe’s legendary rivers whether it’s tulip season in the spring or lively Christmas markets. Day trips that delve into your location are what make a European vacation so memorable. Whether you want action-packed challenges, traditional sightseeing tours or local food and wine tastings, you can tailor a trip to suit your pace and preferences.


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Distinctive Heritage

The Moselle River carves a picturesque path through some of Germany’s most charming towns, taking passengers into the country’s scenic heartland complete with festive markets, sun-drenched vineyards and fairytale castles. At Koblenz, where the Moselle joins the Rhine River, your exploration might include a leisurely wine-tasting, guided historic tour or an invigorating hike. Discover Germany's land of volcanoes on a guided excursion to the "Lava City" of Mendig, where you can visit an interactive museum and tour an underground volcanic cave system once used to store beer.


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The Avalon Experience

Board an Avalon Suite Ship® for an innovative, transformative vacation that is the perfect blend of elegance and ease. Consider the thoughtful detail in the arrangement of your stateroom. Comfort Collection BedsSM are placed so that you face the incredible views outside of your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Included activities offer a range of options so each passenger can customize their schedule to feature their most desired activities, tours and events. There are three types of included shore excursions: Classic, where you’ll marvel at legendary and historic sites with the help of a guide; Discovery, which include interactive activities like cooking classes and cultural workshops; and Active, energetic outings like biking, paddling and hiking your way through scenic locales. Your next European river cruise may be your best vacation yet.

Call one of our travel agents to book your Avalon Waterways European river cruise today!


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