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Why choose Avalon for your next river cruise holiday

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Our 2018 brochure is your comprehensive guide to our full collection of inspiring river cruises, in Europe and Asia.

Discover the Rhine and the Rhône, the Danube and Moselle. Whether you're drifting along Amsterdam’s leafy canals or visiting the Louvre in Paris, wine-tasting in the glorious Wachau Valley or soaking up the epic scenery in the Iron Gates Gorge, you will discover a wonderful collision of culture and food, empires and dynasties, timeless traditions and rich natural beauty.

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Let the Rhône inspire you

Flowing from its pure, glacial source in Switzerland, the Rhône river passes through the sunny southern climbs of France, home to some of the country’s best wine, food and art.

Admire the vineyards, forests and meadows of Burgundy, which are peppered with sleepy villages, market towns, Gothic edifices and historical architecture. Treat your tastebuds in one of Lyon’s 15 Michelin-starred restaurants, and indulge in its famous food markets – an epicurean fantasy made real.

Drift peacefully down through the heart of southern France and right down to the Côte d’Azur to experience the extraordinary light and warm, floral aroma of the Provence – and discover for yourself why this region attracted and inspired the likes of Cèzanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and Renoir.

Discover the Avalon Difference

Tempted by the luxury of an ocean cruise, but put off by the idea of days at sea, unexpected additional costs and uninspiring views? Welcome to river cruising - a new way of seeing the world up-close that combines the very best of luxury small ship ocean cruising with the flexibility of city breaks.

Avalon's spacious, elegant ships offer a comfortable base from which to explore each new horizon, whilst our expert-led excursions give you the chance to see the world your way. The Avalon difference is clear - from the moment we welcome you on board with a friendly smile, you'll feel right at home. 

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Your bed with a view

No other rooms in river cruising equal Avalon’s Panorama Suites. And the best part is that there aren’t just a couple of these 'suite' rooms on our ships. Instead, 80% of the rooms on our Suite Ships are Panorama Suites. Bring the outside view in, from the best seat in the house.

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Full-board gourmet dining

We craft our menus with the same love and care as we do our cruises. Our chefs take fresh, local ingredients to create regionally-inspired dishes that will leave you wanting more! Which is good, because all meals are included, along with beer and wine at lunch and dinner.

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Authentic experiences ashore

After docking in the heart of each city your choice of included daily excursions offers the opportunity to discover each destination from a unique point of view.  From wine tasting in local vineyards to exploring the canals of Amsterdam or visiting cottages in the Black Forest. 

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