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Go Where Your Dreams Take You.

You've always forged your own path... with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind - offering expansive views and wider perspectives. You dream of waking to views so epic they take your breath away... on a romantic mini-break, an extended exploration, or maybe on something in between. With Avalon, you awaken to the best of Europe, Southeast Asia, or South America... so, go ahead. Join us and follow your dream.

Take a Step Inside Faraway Places.

Awaken each morning embraced by a new world...a place that takes you back in time, yet where you'll find yourself totally in the moment. Away from the hustle and bustle of busy highways, the waterways of Europe, Southeast Asia and South America thread through beautiful landscapes stopping at many ports allowing you to explore well-known cities as well as small towns and villages.

European Rivers

* Countries listed are all countries in which Avalon Waterways operates on a river. Check individual itineraries to see the destinations of each cruise.

Danube River Cruises

Danube River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Danube run through:

  • Germany
  • Slovakia
  • Croatia
  • Romania
  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Serbia
  • Bulgaria
Rhine River Cruises

Rhine River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Rhine run through:

  • Holland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
Rhone River Cruises

Rhône River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Rhone run through:

  • France
  • Switzerland
Saone River Cruises

Saône River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Saone run through:

  • France
Moselle River Cruises

Moselle River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Moselle run through:

  • France
  • Germany
Main River Cruises

Main River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Main run through:

  • Germany
Seine River Cruises

Seine River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Seine run through:

  • France

Asia Rivers

Mekong River Cruises

Mekong River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Mekong run through:

  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
Ganges River Cruises

Ganges River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Ganges run through:

  • India

South America Waterways

Galapagos Islands Cruises

Galápagos Islands Cruises >>

Cruises on the Galápagos Islands run through:

  • The Galápagos Islands
Amazon River Cruises

Amazon River Cruises >>

Cruises on the Amazon run through:

  • Peru

Special Interest River Cruises - Indulge Your Passions.

Active. Food. Wine. History. Golf. Whatever you’re passionate about, Avalon Special Interest Cruises help you experience your destination from the perspective that interests you most-in the company of others who share your passion. Enjoy onboard presentations by subject experts, special activities, and more…at no additional cost.

  • Active Discovery Cruises
  • Art & Impressionist River Cruises
  • Beer Tasting River Cruises
  • Culinary River Cruises
  • Christmas River Cruises
  • European History & Politics River Cruises
  • Garden River Cruises
  • Golf River Cruises
  • Jewish Heritage River Cruises
  • Music River Cruisess
  • Jazz River Cruises
  • Wine River Cruises
  • WWII History River Cruises

Special Interest Cruises

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

The quaint European village of Oberammergau is world famous for the spectacular Passion Play performed solely by its residents just once every 10 years. Keeping a pledge made nearly 400 years ago, this reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ preserves the health and well-being of Oberammergau's residents to this day and is regarded as the most important passion play in the world.

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Extend Your Cruise

All-in-one vacation packages by Monograms

Combine with a Vacation Package - Cruise & Package

Once you've seen the best of Europe along its waterways, spend a little more time and discover its inland treasures! Monograms is independent travel without the hassles that typically come with “ordinary” independent travel. With Monograms, you never have to worry about whether or not your hotel will have your reservation, how to get from here to there, or where to go once you get to your destination-it's the perfect addition to your Avalon river cruise vacation!

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First-class escorted tours by Globus

Combine with a Globus Escorted Tour - Cruise & Tour

Globus creates vacations with just the right balance of included features and free time, place you in great hotels, and tell the stories within every journey that bring your destination to life. Simply put, Globus is passionate in our belief that there's no better way to travel. So find your dream vacation and come along with us...your story awaits.

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