More in view. More to do.

If you want a unique window on the world, travel down its legendary rivers with Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites, with the widest-opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open-Air Balcony and beds that face the incredible views. 

On an Avalon cruise, everything is taken care of, including gratuities, all meals, flights and transfers, excursions and port fees, plus a private home pick-up service to take you to and from your UK airport. So if it's relaxation you're looking for, you've come to the right place.

Beyond your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored ­– your way. Whether you want to enjoy tasting Germany's best wines along the Rhine or get a culture fix at Vienna's renowned art galleries, the Avalon Choice selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions give you the chance to explore just the way you want to.

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Relax. Everything you need is included.

  • Flights, transfers and accommodation
    • With a choice of up to 27 regional airports, convenient flights are a given. Your luggage will be transferred from airport to ship and taken to your room, so everything is waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Private home pick-up service
    • A friendly driver will pick you up at your home in an executive car, load your luggage for you and drive you to the airport within 100 miles. When you return, your private driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals lounge to take you home again.
  • Full-board dining
    • From the full breakfast of your choice, with Bucks Fizz and a dedicated egg station, to elevenses, lunch, afternoon snacks, tasting sessions, afternoon tea, dinner and late-night supper, you will be fully catered for all day.
  • Complimentary paired wine
    • You'll enjoy sommelier-selected regional wines at lunch and dinner, or beer if you prefer.
  • Excursions
    • At each port of call, a local guide will show you around to give you a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at each destination.
  • Gratuities
    • All tips for crew and staff are included, so you don't have to budget extra for tipping or worry about how much to give.

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Save up to £865pp on Active Discovery cruises

We travel to see new things, try new things, and experience new cultures. So it only makes sense to set sail on a river cruise that’s just as far from the ordinary. From endless views to endless possibilities, Avalon Waterways charts a whole new course in river cruising.

Our new Active Discovery river cruises down the Danube, Rhine and Rhône Rivers offer a deeper immersion in each destination. Enjoy beautiful views of castles as you glide along legendary riverbanks in a canoe or perfect your brushstrokes in a local art studio. From steering a bicycle through Europe’s must-see sights to searing today’s catch in a lively cooking class, our Active Discovery river cruises present a whole new level of engagement.

Book your 2019 Active Discovery cruise by 30 November 2018, and you can save up to £865pp. So there's no better time to see Europe's rivers from our award-winning staterooms and river cruises.