There’s nothing like exploring without the crowds, hot temperatures and inflated prices. Book an October river cruise with Avalon and you could save up to 55%, while enjoying all the benefits of off-peak travel. Enjoy the spectacular autumn colour during harvest season in the Wachau wine valley, or revel in the City of Light without the queues for the Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge. Wherever you choose for a late escape, your floating boutique hotel offers elegant and comfortable spaces to relax, exceptional service, diverse menus and the most spacious stateroom on Europe’s waterways. With a bed that faces a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling window that opens to create a private open-air balcony, this is river cruising the way it should be.