Life ashore

No two travellers are alike, so why should we expect you to enjoy the same things? With more expert-led discovery options than any other cruise line, we make it possible for you to explore each port of call from the angle you want. Whether you want to catch the latest Verdi production at Vienna Opera House, taste Burgundy’s best Beaujolais wines on a vineyard tour, discover the colossal Romanian Parliament building in Bucharest, or borrow an on-board bicycle and explore the local town, Avalon Choice gives you the freedom to decide how, when and what to experience on land. 

Unlike some other operators, we include excursions in the price of your river cruise holiday, and in many cities, you can even set the pace of these. Our range of Local Favourites takes you behind the scenes of a destination, bringing local culture and traditions to life. We also offer a range of alternative excursions, such as a visit to Sayn Manor House in Koblenz or a Jewish Heritage Walk in Cologne, if you’re looking for deeper insight into certain attractions or want to get a more unique impression of the area.