Special Interest River Cruises through Europe
The best river cruise vacations should include ones passions and pursuits. With Avalon Waterways you can indulge your eye for impressionist brushstrokes. Appreciate for a well-crafted Pilsner or fine wine. Satisfy your appetite for the world’s most fascinating chapters of history. From food and wine to art, history, and music, Avalon Waterways Special Interest Cruises unite you with your pastimes-and other like-minded folks- both on the ship and off.
Active Discovery River Cruises
Most everyone travels to see new places and things, but many travel should also be about doing new things as well. With the introduction of Active Discovery cruises by Avalon Waterways on the Danube and Rhine, there is something for everyone no matter the interest or fitness level. Hike, bike, and explore your way through some of the most historic and picturesque sights along the rivers of the world. On these interactive and energetic cruises, with Avalon Waterways you will have opportunities to spend time with locals and learn about local traditions and the culture with hands-on activities and enjoy company with those river cruisers who like to do the same.
Wine or Beer Appreciation River Cruises
Do you like fine wine or enjoy a great beer? Would you like to learn more about your passion for wine or beer? On and Avalon Waterways wine or beer river cruise you can join a distinguished wine authority who will teach you the ropes as you visit a wine village and attend tastings to test your newfound talent. And of course a visit to Europe gets even better when it includes a discovery of their famous beers, these special Avalon departures deliver just that! Activities may include onboard tastings, visits to historic breweries, and fascinating lectures on board about a range of topics including European beer-brewing techniques. Prost!
Culinary River Cruises
Bon Appétit! France is a food-lover’s paradise of Europe. Enjoy a special dinner, a local chef who will dazzle you with regional specialties and food preparation tips. Participate in Avalon’s “Taste of Normandy” excursion, take in cider and wine tastings, a visit to a distillery, and come away with easy-to make recipes.
Golf River Cruises
Europe is home to some of the moset famous golf courses in the world. So why not tee up for an amazing Avalon Waterways Golf Cruise! You’ll enjoy golf outings as a local golf enthusiast arranges tee times on select courses.
Music & Jazz River Cruises
A classical concert in Vienna, a visit to Mozart’s Salzburg birthplace, where the countryside and “the hills are alive with the sound of music.” or perhaps a visit to Vienne, France, during its world-renowned Jazz Festival. Just a few of the musical experiences to be found on an Avalon Waterways special music and jazz departure.
Art & Impressionist River Cruises
Expand your appreciation of art with Avalon Waterways. Explore the great art museums of picturesque northern France! Attend an illuminating art lectures by renowned experts on board your Avalon ship. Visit the places and sites that inspired some of the world’s most famous artists, such as Auvers-sur-Oise, Rouen, Giverny, and, of course, Paris – the inimitable “City of Light.”