RECEIVE FREE AIR + SAVE $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Europe river cruises.*

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 FlexDining® choices.

Romantic Rhine | Amsterdam to Basel (and reverse)

8-Day River Cruise from only $3049

Sailing from Amsterdam to Basel (and reverse)
Reverse itinerary is also offered. Many dates available at varying prices.

This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

You’ll also visit the dynamic city of Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, and the many shops, cafés, and taverns of popular Old Town.

You’ll sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River—where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Continue your Rhine River cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Join a guided excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade.

Before the end of your European river cruise vacation, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivaled natural beauty—best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

Itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam
Day 3: Cologne
Day 4: Koblenz—Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim
Day 5: Mainz
Day 6: Strasbourg
Day 7: Breisach
Day 8: Basel

Active Discovery on the Danube | Linz to Budapest (and reverse)

9-Day River Cruise from only $3629

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

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Avalon Choice gives you a choice of included excursions in each port—from Linz to Budapest. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, your Active & Discovery river cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens. With Avalon Choice included excursions, you can choose an insider’s tour of Vienna, or decide to join a canoe excursion—your Active & Discovery river cruise has something for every pace in every place we go. From a wine tasting to a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, you’ll find the per-fect outing you’ll prefer. One day, visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “Kiss,” and anoth-er day you may attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle.

With Active & Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Explore Budapest your way—stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or learn something new with a leisurely walking tour to discover a few local Hungarian phrases. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like! Join us on this Active & Discovery river cruise and experience the Danube your way. No matter how you choose to explore new locales—from paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to let you enjoy each destina-tion your way.

Day 1: Linz
Day 2: Engelhartszell—Schlögener Schlinge—Linz
Day 3: Mauthausen—Grein
Day 4: Spitz—Vienna
Day 5: Vienna
Day 6: Vienna
Day 7: Visegrád—Budapest
Day 8: Budapest
Day 9: Budapest

The Blue Danube Discovery | Budapest to Nuremberg

12-Day River Cruise from only $2798

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

This timeless Europe river cruise vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic. In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Enjoy an amazing view of the landscapes of Bratislava while sailing. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses. Further up the Danube River, you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg—the only German city not bombed during WWII. Your last stop is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague, known as the “Golden City.” See the sights with a Local Guide and explore on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square, and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!

Itinerary

Day 1: Budapest
Day 2: Budapest
Day 3: Budapest
Day 4: Vienna
Day 5: Vienna
Day 6: Dürnstein—Wachau Valley—Melk
Day 7: Passau
Day 8: Regensburg
Day 9: Nuremberg
Day 10: Nuremberg—Prague
Day 11: Prague
Day 12: Prague

Magnificent Europe | Amsterdam to Budapest (and reverse)

15-Day River Cruise from only $5799

Sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest
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
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

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $250 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price and free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between August 28 and December 16, 2019. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and 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.