The Avalon 2019 Sale: save up to £3,400 per couple!

Now extended! Book before 30 April and you can save up to £3,400 per couple on selected departures in July, August, October and November 2019. Prices shown include savings.

With sailings across the Rhine, Danube, Rhone, Seine and Amsterdam's waterways, there's no better time to book. Be quick - some dates have very limited availability.

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Romantic Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

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from £1,577 per person

  • 8 days
  • Price based on 05 Nov 19
  • 18 dates available

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Here you’ll find the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, and stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Next up is the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see the impressive collection of historical self-playing instruments. You’ll pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge - the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne - a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral. As an exclamation point to this wonderful Rhine river cruise, you’ll spend time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. There is much to do with the world-famous museums and abundance of restaurants amongst the classic architecture and charming canals. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Canals, Vineyards & Castles - Amsterdam to Remich

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from £1,902 per person

  • 8 days
  • Price based on 17 Oct 19
  • 2 dates available

Start this magnificent European river cruise vacation in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Then, begin your scenic cruise along the Rhine River and come to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Along the Moselle River, you’ll stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Go on an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys.

Active & Discovery on the Rhine - Mainz to Amsterdam

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from £1,955 per person

  • 7 days
  • Price based on 10 Aug 19
  • 3 dates available

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the inclusions that speak to you. With Avalon Choice inclusions, you choose how to discover fascinating sites on your Rhine River cruise. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided culinary walk in Düsseldorf to discover its spectacular subway and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy speciality dishes while cruising. Your Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam for a day full of sightseeing. See the colourful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely culinary walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace. Or you might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion and pace. Avalon Choice on Active & Discovery river cruises gives you the Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way.

Canals, Vineyards & Castles - Remich to Amsterdam

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from £1,986 per person

  • 8 days
  • Price based on 10 Oct 19
  • 3 dates available

Board your Avalon Suite Ship in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. An excursion to historical Luxembourg City offers unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. Sail into the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the amazing Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. Before this fabulous European river cruise concludes, you’ll visit Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Experience spectacular scenery and discover legendary cultures along your Moselle and Rhine river cruise vacation.

Active & Discovery on the Danube - Budapest to Linz

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from £2,001 per person

  • 9 days
  • Price based on 28 Oct 19
  • 4 dates available

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Avalon Choice gives you a choice of included excursions in each port. Start by exploring Budapest your way—stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or learn something new with a leisurely walking tour to discover a few local Hungarian phrases. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting in Vienna. With Avalon Choice, each day is yours to spend your way. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites—selecting from an unmatched variety of included excursions to choose from each day. Join us on this Active & Discovery cruise and experience the Blue Danube your way. No matter how you choose to explore new locales—from paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to invite you to discover each destination your way. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!  

Active & Discovery on the Rhine - Amsterdam to Mainz

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from £2,004 per person

  • 8 days
  • Price based on 03 Aug 19
  • 3 dates available

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on your Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the inclusions that speak to you. Your Rhine River cruise begins in Amsterdam for a full day of activities. See the colourful corners of Amsterdam your way from a canal cruise to a leisurely culinary walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or a guided jogging tour of the city all at an easy pace. You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. With Avalon Choice inclusions, you choose how to discover fascinating sites on your Rhine River cruise. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided tour in Dusseldorf to discover its spectacular subway, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy speciality dishes while cruising. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion and pace. Avalon Choice on Active & Discovery river cruises gives you the Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way! 

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

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Most popular

from £2,028 per person

  • 8 days
  • Price based on 19 Oct 19
  • 18 dates available

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”  You’ll also visit the dynamic city of Cologne, Germany - a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, and the many shops, cafes, and taverns of popular Old Town.  You’ll sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River—where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.  Continue your Rhine River cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Join a guided excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Before the end of your European river cruise vacation, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivalled natural beauty—best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

Active & Discovery on the Danube - Linz to Budapest

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from £2,082 per person

  • 9 days
  • Price based on 22 Oct 19
  • 5 dates available

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Avalon Choice gives you a choice of included excursions in each port—from Linz to Budapest. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens. With Avalon Choice included excursions, you can choose an insider’s tour of Vienna, or decide to join a canoe excursion—your Active & Discovery river cruise has something for every pace in every place we go. From a wine tasting in Krems to a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, you’ll find the perfect outing you’ll prefer. One day, visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “Kiss,” and another day you may attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle. With Active & Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Explore Budapest your way—stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or learn something new with a leisurely walking tour to discover a few local Hungarian phrases. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like! Join us on this Active & Discovery river cruise and experience the Danube your way. No matter how you choose to explore new lo-cales—from paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to let you enjoy each destination your way.

The Legendary Danube

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from £2,092 per person

  • 10 days
  • Price based on 09 Aug 19
  • 14 dates available

From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise holiday takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship. Enjoy two nights in Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Stand in front of Old Town’s medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualisation of time unlike anything else in the world. Travel to Nuremberg, Germany, to board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 CE. Passau, known for its narrow, winding streets, offers the magnificent Italian Baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise holiday ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

Terms and conditions

Offer valid for new bookings on selected sailings departing July, August, October and November 2019, booked between 18 February and 30 April 2019. Example: Grand Danube Cruise, departing 13 Aug 2019, was £7,088pp, now £5,300pp, saving £3,574 per couple, flying from London Heathrow airport. Prices shown include savings. Some sailings have a greater saving; see individual cruises for details. Saving based on two people sharing a stateroom and subject to availability; single supplements may apply. New bookings only. 

This offer includes the following sailings. Some sailings have very limited availability; please check stateroom availability on individual cruise web pages for the most up-to-date pricing.

 

Cruise Sailing dates Saving amount
Active & Discovery on the Danube 2, 22, 30 Jul; 19, 27 Aug;  Save up to £1,040 per couple
8, 14, 22, 28 Oct
Active & Discovery on the Rhine 6, 13 Jul; Save up to £230 per couple
3, 10, 31 Aug;
5 Oct;
Active & Discovery on the Rhone 2 Jul; Save up to £270 per couple
6, 13 Aug
Blue Danube Discovery 2, 7, 14, 23, 28 Jul;  Save up to £2,135 per couple
2, 4, 11, 25 Aug; 
6, 15 Oct
Canals, Vineyards & Castles 18, 25 Jul; Save up to £1,070 per couple
29 Aug;
10, 17 Oct.
Central European Experience 9 Jul; Save up to £1,820 per couple
1, 20 Aug;
1, 24 Oct.
Christmastime in Alsace and Germany 30 Nov. Save up to £390 per couple
Christmastime on the Danube 25 Nov. Save up to £938 per couple
Danube Dreams 11, 16 Jul; Save up to £2,155 per couple
8, 13, 16, 21 Aug;
3, 8, 31 Oct.
Enchanted Europe 14 Aug. Save up to £2,970 per couple
From the Black Sea to the North Sea  30 Jul. Save up to £4,590 per couple
From the Danube Delta to Prague 2 Jul; Save up to £3,850 per couple
27 Aug;
22 Oct.
Grand Danube Cruise 13 Aug; Save up to £3,520 per couple
8 Oct.
Grand France 8, 9, 22, 23, Jul; Save up to £3,475 per couple
19, 20 Aug;
1, 14, 15, 28, 29 Oct.
Iconic Rivers of Europe 11 Jul; Save up to £5,610 per couple
22 Aug.
Jewels of Central Europe 2 Jul; Save up to £2,620 per couple
1 Aug;
24 Oct.
Legendary Danube 7, 14, 21, 30 Jul; Save up to £1,855 per couple
4, 6, 9, 11, 18 20, Aug;
13, 22, 29 Oct;
5 Nov.
Magnificent Europe 5, 7, 11, 19, 21, Jul; Save up to £1,900 per couple
2, 8, 18, 22, 30 Aug;
3, 9, 11, 22, 25 Oct.
Paris to Normandy 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul; Save up to £2,200 per couple
20, 27 Aug;
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct;
Reflections on the Seine 1 Jul; Save up to £1,085 per couple
12 Aug.
Rhine & Moselle 21 Jul; Save up to £2,200 per couple
13 Oct.
Rhine & Rhone Revealed 8, 9, 23 Jul;   Save up to £3,600 per couple
19, 20 Aug;
1, 14, 15, 28, 29  Oct.
Romantic Rhine 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 Jul; Save up to £1,800 per couple
3, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Aug;
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29 Oct;
2, 5, 30 Nov.
The Rhine and Moselle 2 Aug; Save up to £1,600 per couple
25 Oct.

 

Offer excludes all sailings on: 

  • Taste of the Danube (WBV and WVB)
  • German Grandeur (WNZ and WZN)
  • Balkan Discovery (WBO)
  • The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest (WOB)
  • Burgundy and Provence (WJL, WLJ).

Offer excludes Royal Suite staterooms.