AVALON’S SPECIAL INTEREST CRUISES

Avalon puts the “you” in “unique” with special interest themed river cruises that are suited to your passions and pursuits. Appreciate a fine wine or hearty ale? Do you love gardens and nature? Avalon has cruises to match most interests.   Here are three of the more popular options but please reach out to us if there's something specific you're interested in. 

 

 

Wine Cruises

Cruise with a certified Master of Wine who gives a new meaning to the phrase “wine and dine.” Learn to perfectly pair wines with dinner, cheeses, and chocolates with a choice of itinerary destinations

 

DANUBE DREAMS FOR WINE LOVERS (WESTBOUND)

8 Days \ 4 Countries

 

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest:Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square and visit a wine cellar or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Bratislava:Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture on wine and tasting

Day 4 Vienna:Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs. Excursion to Melk:Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein or visit a local wine cellar; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshop; onboard wine and cheese tasting

Day 6 Linz:Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 7 Passau:Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; onboard wine and chocolate tasting; choice of guided tour or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation):Your cruise ends this morning

April 2023 Sailing

Deluxe Stateroom From $3,460

Panorama Suite From $4,610

Royal Suite – Sold Out

 

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CULINARY RIVER CRUISES

Savor an adventure in haute cuisine and family favorites on a culinary river cruise through Burgundy and Provence. Be treated to both world-class cuisine and simple fare, while in the company of a Master of Wine. Learn to perfectly pair wines with cuisine, cheese, or chocolate. Taste local products, traditional delicacies, and regional specialties.

 

A CULINARY EXPERIENCE IN BURGUNDY & PROVENCE (NORTHBOUND)

8 Days / 1 Country 

AT-A-GLANCE

Day 1 Arles (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles:Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host; Crêpes lunch onboard

Day 3 Avignon:Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers:Guided walk with tasting, visit the Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Tournon-Vienne:Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard pastry demonstration, choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard food-and-wine-pairing dinner

Day 6 Lyon:Choice of culinary tour or guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill; Paul Bocuse legacy dinner

Day 7 Tournus–Chalon-sur-Saône:Onboard cheese tasting

Day 8 Chalon-sur-Saône (Disembarkation):Your cruise ends this morning

 

March 2023 Sailing
Deluxe Suite – Sold Out

Panorama Suite - From $5,295

Royal Suite - From $6,745

 

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ACTIVE & DISCOVERY RIVER CRUISES

Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With our Active & Discovery Europe river cruises, Avalon offers activities for travelers with varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries, to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a vacation to suit your interests and pace.

 

ACTIVE & DISCOVERY IN HOLLAND & BELGIUM

8 Days / 2 Countries 

AT-A-GLANCE

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Middelburg:Choice of nature walk, or guided visit to Delta Works, or Middelburg walking tour, or visit to an Oyster Farm

Day 3 Ghent:Choice of mountain biking tour, or guided sightseeing, or Graffiti tour

Day 4 Brussels:Choice of chocolate workshop, or biking tour, or Brussels guided tour

Day 5 Antwerp:Choice of biking tour, or visit the Red Star Line museum, or Antwerp guided tour

Day 6 Rotterdam:Choice of architectural biking tour, or ceramic painting workshop, or Rotterdam guided tour; Rotterdam harbor cruise

Day 7 Amsterdam:Choice of painting class, or biking tour, or canal cruise

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):Your cruise ends this morning

 

May 2023 Departure

Deluxe Stateroom - From $3,973

Panorama Suite – From $5,372

Royal Suite - From $6,872

 

Are you ready to explore Europe by river?   Reach out to our team to book one of these fabulous itineraries or to chat about alternative options.  

 

 

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