THE WORLD MISSES YOU
Plan your comeback

Of all the affairs to remember, our romance with travel often leaves the most lasting impression. While cruising the world’s romantic rivers, we’ve invited you to sail through storybook settings; wander the cobblestones of culture-rich villages; stroll over centuries-old bridges and walk in the footsteps of legends, enjoying the scintillating stories of history along the way. So, it’s understandable that this recent detour – spending time away from the world we love – has been difficult.

Well the moment has finally come to stop replaying special memories and start planning a reunion! To leave normal behind and get back to amazing! And lucky for you, no one offers you more views, more choices or more AWE-some than Avalon Waterways.

It’s comeback time – ours, yours and the worlds. Come back to travel and the river cruise vacations that take you there. The world hasn’t been the same without you.

Plan your comeback today.



Free air or Free air & save up to $1,000 per couple*
on select Avalon Europe river cruises

*Book a select 2021 or 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, CHI (MDW, ORD) CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, IAH, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, NYC (EWR, JFK, LGA), OKC, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, PHX, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA, WAS (BWI, DCA, IAD). 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. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between April 20, 2021 and August 23, 2021. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air. Groups of 8 passengers or more don't qualify for this offer. Please call for Group promotion options. Offer is combinable with the Welcome Back Credit and Peace of Mind Credit and up to $500pp 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; see Travel Terms for details. 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.



Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

8-Day River Cruise Deluxe Stateroom from only $3,099*
*Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, does not include promotion or air;
Port Expenses additional: $196 USD

Basel to Frankfurt
Various departure dates: August 14, 2021 - December 14, 2022

Itinerary Includes: Basel Switzerland; Breisach, Germany; Strasbourg, France; Heidelberg, Germany; Mainz, Germany; Rüdesheim, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, Holland (and reverse)

Perfect pick for newbies looking for a week-long vacation.

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and visits France, Germany, and Holland! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Here you’ll find 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. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, and marvel at the red-sandstone Gothic-style cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, towering magnificently over the city, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Sail to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, then pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.

At the conclusion of your Rhine River cruise, you’ll spend time in colorful Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on an included canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Spend free time discovering world-famous museums, and an abundance of restaurants in the vibrant, modern capital of Holland.



Active & Discovery On The Rhine (Northbound)

8-Day River Cruise Deluxe Stateroom from only $3,499*
*Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, does not include promotion or air;
Port Expenses additional: $196 USD

Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Various departure dates: May 3, 2022 - September 6, 2022

Itinerary Includes: Frankfurt, Germany; Mainz, Germany; Eltville, Germany; Rüdesheim, Germany; Boppard, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Engers, Germany; Bonn, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Düsseldorf, Germany; Nijmegen, Holland; Arnhem, Holland; Amsterdam, Holland (and reverse)

Perfect pick for returning revelers.

Explore the Rhine River your way on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. Choose included classic sightseeing, Active excursions, or Discovery activities in culture and cuisine. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the Avalon Choice® inclusions that speak to you! Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided culinary walk in Düsseldorf, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Aboard your Avalon Suite Ship®, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Your Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colorful streets and row house doors of Amsterdam your way—from a relaxing canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour—all at your pace! Choose a painting class to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more freedom to cruise your way.



The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles

8-Day River Cruise Deluxe Stateroom from only $3,499*
*Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, does not include promotion or air;
Port Expenses additional: $196 USD

Amsterdam to Remich
Various departure dates: May 1, 2022 – October 15, 2022

Itinerary Includes: Amsterdam, Holland , Cologne, Germany; Engers, Germany; Rüdesheim, Germany; Cochem, Germany; Bernkastel, Germany; Remich, Luxembourg

Perfect pick for seasoned sightseers.

This magnificent European river cruise vacation begins in Holland’s colorful, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Then, embark on your picturesque cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns.

Along the Moselle River, stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Join an included excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys.



Magnificent Rivers of Europe

16-Day River Cruise Deluxe Stateroom from only $6,899*
*Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, does not include promotion or air;
Port Expenses additional: $420 USD

Budapest to Amsterdam
Various departure dates: October 5, 2021 – September 27, 2022

Itinerary Includes: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria; Dürnstein, Austria; Melk, Austria; Passau, Germany; Regensburg, Germany; Roth, Germany; Nuremberg, Germany; Bamberg, Germany; Volkach, Germany; Würzburg, Germany; Rüdesheim, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, Holland

Perfect pick for in-depth adventurers.

From Budapest to Amsterdam, and in many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise vacation. You’ll begin by visiting three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. See the famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of wonderful local Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche; Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz. Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.



*Featured pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, with limited availability for select itineraries, is correct at time of distribution and subject to change without notice. Other departure dates, itineraries and promotions may be available, contact your travel advisor for more information.