Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery Cruises

Enjoy an active lifestyle while exploring the world

If you are a traveler who love to keep your active lifestyle going when you're off exploring the world, then you'll want to look into an Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery cruise. Avalon Choice® offers a choice of daily included excursions - Classic, Discovery, and Active. Choose from a variety of inclusions to match your mood, pace, and interests each day, all while experiencing the sights, sounds and flavours of the destination, your way.


When you cruise on an Active & Discovery voyage you'll be introduced to the people and places of Europe in an active, engaging and fun way. You can stay active by going on a bike tour along the Rhine River, a running tour through Amsterdam, or hiking a first-class hiking trail. How about paddling a canoe along the Danube!



For the traveler who thrives on motion and action, Avalon has created a broad menu of energetic excursions. You might find yourself on a hike tour in Val D'Enfer, on a biking tour around Vienna, or even on a canoe trip on the Danube. From a climbing trip up to a medieval castle to hiking in the forest, these included excursions pack real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.



For those who believe that life is about trying new things, Avalon presents an inspiring selection of interactive excursions created for a different kind of “doer.” These hands-on experiences include a painting class in Amsterdam, tasting locally produced cheese and beer at an ancient abbey, or saying “good morning” to Vienna on an early-riser walk to a quaint café for breakfast like a local. Traditions come to life as you shift from observer to participant in a variety of creative and engaging endeavors.


Enjoy your favorite activities and pastimes while discovering the Old World in a new way!



Active & Discovery in Holland and Belgium

Active & Discovery on the Rhine 

Active & Discovery on the Danube

Active & Discovery on the Rhone

Active & Discovery on the Moselle

Active & Discovery on the Seine

Active & Discovery on the Lower Danube

Active & Discovery on the Danube from Croatia to the Black Sea


If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Avalon’s 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 facing the incredible views. Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe's great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, the Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, Avalon can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with the new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it's time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with the new FlexDining® choices.

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