Avalon Waterways

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All Avalon Waterways tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.8 for all Avalon Waterways trips.

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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Wachau
From $ 3,289
$ 253 per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg
  • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans, and experts
  • Visits cities in four European nations
  • Enjoy the beauty of river Danube.
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Belgrade, Belogradchik, Bucharest, Budapest
From $ 3,649
$ 405 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta
  • Guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
  • Guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; and, see the rock formations in Belogradchik
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site
  • Guided sightseeing; lecture on board
  • Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs
  • This deluxe river cruise through Eastern Europe stops in fascinating cities in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Hungary—and offers exciting inland excursions


  • Join your river cruise vacation in Bucharest with a transfer to Fetesti where your journey along the Danube River begins
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Cambodia, Vietnam, Cai Be, Siem Reap, Cu Chi Tunnels
From $ 4,519
$ 565 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit
  • Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, or visit the lively central market
  • Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage
  • Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc
  • Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng
  • Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made
  • On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in interesting places along the mighty Mekong River


  • In the enchanting Cambodian countryside, go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Arles, Avignon, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lyon, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Vienne, Burgundy, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 6,488
$ 433 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
  • Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral
  • Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne
  • Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
  • Cheese tasting on board
  • Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz
  • Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise
  • Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers
  • The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: Cambodia, Vietnam, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
From $ 8,379
$ 322 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to Vietnam
  • Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class
  • Cu Chi Tunnels excursion
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; visit a sampan-making workshop, a local home to see how Vietnamese conical hats are made, and a Catholic church in Cu Lao Gieng
  • Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration
  • Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from a local orphanage
  • Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields
  • Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit
  • Visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; ox cart ride through the countryside, and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach
  • Fly to Siem Reap; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple
  • Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village; Apsara dance performance
  • Fly to Hanoi
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance
  • Drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village
  • Cruise the bay; visit Ti Top Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak
  • Visit Sung Sot Cave; drive to Hanoi
  • Drive to Sapa; Visit a local market
  • Visit Ta Van village, Lao Chai village, Silver Waterfall, and Heaven Gate
  • Visit a weekly market and a Red Dao village
  • Drive to Hanoi; fly to Hue
  • Visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tombs of the Nguyen Emperors
  • Drive to Danang; visit the Cham Museum and Monkey Mountain
  • Excursion to Hoi An including a cruise on the Thu Bon River and a walking tour of the Ancient Town
  • Day at leisure
  • This magical Southeast Asia river cruise along the Mekong River will take you through Vietnam and Cambodia, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country and the must-see sites along the way


  • Your adventure begins in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where you’ll get a taste of the culture first-hand with a Vietnamese cooking class and go on a fascinating excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels used extensively during the war
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Budapest, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna
From $ 2,699
$ 337 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Cruising
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Choice of guided walktour, see the Stiftskirche; or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruiseing through the Wachau Valley, see the Stiftskirche; guided visitguided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; and wine tasting on board
  • Guided walk
  • Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting on board
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
  • Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany


  • As you leave Budapest, you’ll sail past the splendid Parliament Building, and along Danube River, you’ll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lucerne, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Zurich
From $ 5,669
$ 436 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to Switzerland

    Day 2 Zürich—Emmental—Interlaken:
  • Zürich orientation walk; visit the Schaukaeserei Affoltern; travel to Interlaken
  • Visit to the Jungfraujoch railway station

    Day 4 Interlaken—Brienz—Ballenberg—Lucerne:
  • Visit the Woodcarving Museum in Brienz; visit the Open-Air Museum in Ballenberg; travel to Lucerne

    Day 5 Lucerne:
  • Morning walking tour, see the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

    Day 6 Lucerne—Basel (Embarkation):
  • Travel to Basel; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

    Day 9 Mainz:
  • Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

    Day 10 Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge—Koblenz:
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz
  • Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise

    Day 13 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):
  • Your Switzerland guided vacation begins in Zurich, where you will start your Globus tour
  • You’ll enjoy a guided walk through Old Town, a visit to Emmental Valley to visit the Schaukaeserei Affoltern, and then travel to Interlaken for an excursion to the Jungfraujoch—Europe’s highest railway station
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangkok, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang
From $ 7,259
$ 316 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to Thailand
  • Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Day at leisure
  • Fly to Siem Reap
  • Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple; Apsara dance performance
  • Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village
  • Fly to Phnom Penh; onboard welcome reception
  • Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit
  • Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh
  • Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage
  • Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc
  • Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; visit a Catholic church, a local home to see how Vietnamese conical hats are made, and a sampan-making workshop in Cu Lao Gieng
  • Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made
  • Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class
  • Cu Chi Tunnels excursion
  • Fly to Hanoi
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance
  • Drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village
  • Cruise the bay; visit Ti Top Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak
  • Drive to Hanoi; fly to Luang Prabang
  • Visit Mount Phousi, Wat Mai, the National Museum, and Wat Xieng Thong
  • Day at leisure
  • This inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand
  • A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cologne, Paris, Rudesheim
From $ 3,948
$ 395 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to France!
  • Guided tour
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Guided tour in Luxembourg City
  • Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting
  • Guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise
  • Your river cruise vacation gets underway in romantic Paris
  • The “City of Light” has Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg
From $ 2,499
$ 357 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome reception on board
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market
  • Scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
  • Guided walk; Christmas market

    Day 5 Regensburg:
  • Guided walk; Christmas market; Christmas Traditions lecture; beer tasting on board
  • Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
  • This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School
  • See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Croatia, Amsterdam, Bamberg, Belgrade, Belogradchik, Brasov, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Linz, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Transylvania, Vienna
From $ 9,950
$ 369 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Canal cruise
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat
  • Guided walk
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided tour
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz
  • Choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
  • Guided walking tour; special treat
  • Guided walking tour in Passau
  • Guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley
  • Guided tour
  • Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
  • Day at leisure
  • Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill
  • Guided tour; concert performance
  • Lecture on board; guided tour
  • Visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramaticIron Gates gorge
  • Guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations
  • Choice of full day guided tour, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided tour in Rousse
  • Transfer to Sinaia, visit Peles Castle
  • Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle
  • Transfer to Bucharest and guided tour
  • From Holland to Romania, with a host of exciting stops along the way, this river cruise vacation across Europe is truly an adventure!

    Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals with countless museums, cafés, shops, and restaurants to explore
  • See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Belgrade, Belogradchik, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Linz, Passau, Prague, Transylvania, Vienna
From $ 7,520
$ 396 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to Prague
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
  • Travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome reception
  • Guided walk
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided visit of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; wine tasting

    Day 7 Vienna:
  • Guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket
  • Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
  • Day at leisure
  • Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill
  • Lecture on board; guided tour
  • Visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge
  • Visit the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations
  • Choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
  • Guided sightseeing in Bucharest
  • Guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle
  • Guided tour in Brasov; visit to Peles Castle
  • Your picturesque Danube River cruise begins with two nights in the Czech Republic’s Golden City of Prague
  • You’ll travel to Regensburg, then board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Deggendorf to sail on to Passau
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangkok, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
From $ 8,079
$ 323 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to Thailand
  • Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Day at leisure
  • Fly to Siem Reap
  • Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple; Apsara dance performance
  • Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village
  • Fly to Phnom Penh; onboard welcome reception
  • Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit
  • Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh
  • Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage
  • Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc
  • Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; visit a Catholic church, a local home to see how Vietnamese conical hats are made, and a sampan-making workshop in Cu Lao Gieng
  • Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made
  • Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class
  • Cu Chi Tunnels excursion
  • Fly to Hanoi
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance
  • Drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village
  • Cruise the bay; visit Ti Top Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak
  • Drive to Hanoi; fly to Hue
  • Visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tombs of the Nguyen Emperors
  • Drive to Danang; visit the Cham Museum and Monkey Mountain
  • Excursion to Hoi An including a cruise on the Thu Bon River and a walking tour of the Ancient Town
  • Day at leisure
  • This inspiring river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand
  • A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: England, France, United Kingdom, London, Normandy, Paris, Rouen, Giverny
From $ 3,685
$ 335 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursions to Giverny, or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting on board
  • Choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or hike in the Natural Park
  • Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral
  • Choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class)
  • Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)
  • Full day at leisure
  • This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful views along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy


  • 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
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Ecuador, Peru, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Otavalo, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island
From $ 8,569
$ 428 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Walking tour; visit San Francisco Monastery; Larco Herrera Museum and welcome dinner
  • Visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the Vistadome train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman
  • Fly to Quito via Lima
  • Excursion to Otavalo’s Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal Island
  • Española Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Floreana Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Santa Fé & Santa Cruz Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit EL Chato Tortoise Reserve; fly to Quito
  • Full day at leisure
  • Fly to Coca; travel by boat and dugout canoe to your Amazon lodge
  • Visit a parrot clay lick; guided walk through the jungle; night walk or canoe ride
  • Cruise on the Napo through the flooded forest; visit a local community, school, and village
  • Return to Coca; fly to Quito
  • Fantastic treasures await you on this river cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cologne, Paris, Rudesheim
From $ 3,948
$ 395 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Canal cruise
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; in Rüdesheim choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument; special treat
  • Guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Guided tour in Luxembourg
  • Travel by motorcoach from Remich to Luxembourg City or Metz; continue by high-speed train to Paris; guided sightseeing
  • Day at leisure
  • Your scenic river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle rivers takes you through both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany
  • Enjoy each moment and new discovery while we take care of all the details for your best European vacation yet!

    You’ll visit Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Budapest, Linz, Prague, Vienna
From $ 4,452
$ 371 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to Prague
  • Choice of urban hike, or guided city tour including Hradčany Castle grounds and St. Vitus Cathedral; afternoon at leisure
  • Day at leisure
  • Guided tour of Česky Krumlov; transfer to Linz; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey to tour its brewery, enjoy a tasting, and explore its sensory garden, or fun guided hike along the WWII smuggler’s route; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike on the Danube Trail

    Day 6 Linz–Mauthausen–Grein:
  • In Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour; guided tour in Grein, visit to the historical theater and Greinburg Castle
  • Choice of canoe tour down the Danube; bike tour from Spitz to Krems with a stop in Dürnstein to sample local specialties; or Wine World Experience with tasting; or local encounter showcasing regional products

    Day 8 Vienna:
  • Choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s Kiss; or Vienna Experimental experience, to meet with local people
  • Choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café; or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum
  • In Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend
  • Choice of guided tour with funny language lesson, or guided bike tour, or guided tour
  • Start your Danube River vacation with three nights in the exquisite city of Prague
  • You’ll explore the Czech Republic capital with your choice of included excursions
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: France, Arles, Avignon, Lyon
From $ 3,949
$ 494 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to a local oyster farm with tasting, or either guided hike or bike tour through the Camargue Regional Natural Park
  • Choice of guided tour in Arles, meet a local bullfighter, or guided hike through the Hell Valley and visit Carrière de Lumières, or painting workshop
  • Choice of guided tour in Avignon, or guided bike tour with wine tasting, or visit the Museum of Aromas and Perfume
  • Choice of guided canoe trip down the Gorges de l’Ardèche, or guided hike in the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, or visit lock Bollène and its power plant, or guided speleological excursion with wine tasting in the caves, or visit the Crocodile Farm; evening guided tour of Viviers
  • Choice of rail-bike tour, or guided hike in the vineyards, or guided tour of Tournon, or visit the Valrhona factory and museum; onboard cooking demonstration; evening guided tour of Lyon
  • Choice of culinary tour, or Saucisson brioché culinary workshop, or guided nature walk in Parc de la Tête d’Or
  • Your Active Discovery river cruise is full of Avalon Choice inclusions for each port you visit along the Rhône River
  • Choose the Active, Classic, and Discovery included excursions that speak to you—from casual and leisurely to cultural and active
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, Germany, Lake Tanganika, Linz, Vienna, Wachau
From $ 2,784
$ 464 per day
Highlights
  • Visit large churches like St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Neo-gothic New Cathedral.
  • Explore the cities Vienna and Linz
  • Enjoy the cruise through the Dhanube River
  • Visit the Wachau wine region
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Arles, Avignon, Barcelona, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lyon, Rudesheim, Strasbourg
From $ 8,173
$ 409 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to France
  • Onboard welcome reception; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
  • Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral
  • Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne
  • Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
  • Day at leisure; cheese tasting on board
  • Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise
  • Transfer from your ship to the train station then travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class)
  • Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise
  • Travel to London by high-speed train, Eurostar train (Standard class)
  • Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)
  • Your Avalon river cruise on the Rhine and Rhône rivers actually begins with a night on the beautiful Côte d'Azur
  • From the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean, you’ll travel to Arles to board your Avalon Suite Ship®
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