Our river cruises on the Rhine offer a quiet passage through the captivating cities, pretty rural winelands and spectacular natural wonders of Germany, France and Switzerland. Explore pretty Basel with its atmospheric 16th-century cathedral, enjoy the fairytale charm of Strasbourg and its half-timbered houses and discover the art of chocolate-making in the thriving capital of Cologne.
Discover beautiful medieval Breisach
Travel through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley
Join an excursion, or explore independently
Join an excursion to historic Heidelberg
Discover the exceptional wines of Rudesheim
Explore the cobbled streets of Rudesheim
Choose from a wide variety of onboard dining options, or try the local cuisine
Discover ancient ruins and stunning views
Discover vibrant Cologne
Get closer to the sights on our smaller, intimate vessels
We understand that these are uncertain times. However, you can book with confidence with Avalon. We are members of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL protected. Your holiday is also covered by the Package Travel Regulations. This means that, in the unlikely event that we had to cancel your holiday for any reason, you would receive a full refund.
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The open-air balcony in a Panorama suite
Panorama Suite interior on Avalon Visionary
Avalon Impression - Panorama Suite
Indulge inside your Royal Suite
Artistry II - Marble bathroom
A suite on board Avalon Saigon and Siem Reap
Tranquillity II - Royal Suite
Breakfast by the water
Poetry II - Marble bathroom in a Royal Suite
Illumination - Royal Suite
Champagne with a view - Artistry II, Royal Suite
Delfin III - Estuary Suite
Avalon Myanmar – Irrawaddy Deck
Welcome to river cruising - a new way of seeing the world that gives you the exceptional service and luxury of small-ship ocean cruising with intimacy, choice and attention to detail.
On an Avalon river cruise, we take care of everything. We host fewer passengers so we can offer a personal, intuitive service, whether it's the wine expert who remembers which vintage you enjoyed yesterday, the pillows you prefer on your bed, or the way you like your steak cooked at dinner.
Our spacious, elegant ships offer you the chance to explore each new horizon in sheer comfort, while our expert-led excursions bring each port of call to life - the moment you step off the ship.
There’s only one point of view on an Avalon Waterways® river cruise – the suite view. Our entire fleet in Europe and Southeast Asia is completely comprised of Suite Ships®, each featuring our Panorama Suites, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony, and an inviting bed facing the ever-changing scenery. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, our panoramic windows blur the line between outside and in, yet clearly present a world waiting to be explored however you please.
Using our new 3D virtual tour, you can see exactly what you'll be seeing as you step aboard an award-winning Avalon Waterways Suite Ship. Use the link below to start your virtual tour of the Avalon Artistry II, one of the newest ships in our European Suite Ship fleet, and of the Avalon Saigon, part of our worldwide fleet.