What's included

At Avalon, ‘included’ is one of our favourite words. That’s why we send a private home pick-up service to take you to your UK departure point, within 100 miles of your home. It’s why we offer a wide variety of included excursions and sightseeing options, and serve complimentary top-quality regional beer and wine with lunch and dinner on board our elegant and spacious ships. And why, along with flights, transfers and accommodation, all gratuities are taken care of, so you’re never left trying to work out how much to tip.

Beautifully appointed accommodation

Our fabulous staterooms offer exquisite comfort, coupled with practical storage space. A plush hotel-style bed welcomes you at the end of each day, along with your spacious bathroom that we think is the best you'll find on Europe's rivers. Most of our staterooms feature wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that open for a full balcony experience. Fluffy robes, slippers and L'Occitane toiletries offer an extra special touch.

Full board dining

Enjoy our mouthwatering full board dining, with waiter service that is attentive but unobtrusive. Soft drinks are complimentary with lunch, and you can also enjoy afternoon tea with cakes. Our all-day beverage station serves premium teas and coffees. Regional wine and beer are included with both lunch and dinner, and you can even enjoy a glass or two of sparkling wine at breakfast!

Return regional flights or rail travel

Flights from a wide range of regional airports are included with all Avalon itineraries. Unlike many other river cruise operators, at Avalon we understand that some people prefer not to fly, or sometimes just like the idea of taking in the scenery along the way. Through expanding our rail partnerships all across Europe, we can offer rail travel as an alternative method of getting to and from the majority of our European cruises.

A choice of excursions

Our local guides have insider knowledge to bring each destination to life, providing fascinating commentary on our included sightseeing and orientation tours. You'll also receive an individual audio system for all guided shore excursions. If you want to discover even more about a particular calling point, you can choose to join an optional excursion available at an extra cost.

Gratuities, transfers and port charges

The price of your Avalon cruise includes all gratuities for your Cruise Director and crew, transfers and port charges, so all you have to think about is enjoying your well-earned break.

Private home pick-up service

Start and finish your holiday in style with our award-winning personal chauffeur service. Travel in a private car to and from your chosen airport or station, and your driver will happily help you with your luggage. This service is included within 100 miles of your departure point. 

Daily sightseeing

Daily sightseeing tours with local guides are included with all of our itineraries, but they're completely optional, so it's up to you whether you choose to join them or explore on your own. Why not borrow an on-board bike or Nordic walking poles!