Europe Savings with Avalon Waterways

Book now for reduced airfare plus up to $2,800 per couple on select river cruises in 2022 and 2023

Book by Sep 30, 2022


River cruising offers you the ease, the breeze, and the do-as-you-please experience you’re looking for. With cabins featuring the widest views in river cruising, not to mention award-winning European Suite Ships with wide-open spaces, fresh air, and fresher perspectives – plus more excursions with fewer passengers – Avalon Waterways has the cure for your Cabin Fever. Here’s your window of opportunity with these great offers!



Europe Savings Offer: Save up to $2,800* per couple on select 2022 & 2023 Avalon Europe river cruises

Europe Air Offer: Receive reduced airfare of $599* on select 2022 & 2023 Avalon Europe river cruises


Our Exclusive Bonus: Receive Free Transfers on select 2022 or 2023 Europe river cruises. 


From the rich heritage of Budapest to the rare haunts of Bucharest, and from the castles of Germany to the classics of Vienna, the treasures of the Danube River beckon to us. And while we may follow the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Saone, Moselle, and Main Rivers, you need only follow your passions to experience your cruise your way. From active pursuits on a bike or a hike in Burgundy to a new discovery in a painting class in Amsterdam or the beloved classic sights in Paris — how you experience an Avalon European river cruise is up to you. Your captain, cruise director, and caring crew deliver relaxed luxury from start to finish.


Our Recommended Avalon Europe Voyages

Be sure to ask for other European itineraries

Magnificent EuropeOct 12, 2022 (15 days)

Amsterdam to Budapest
Avalon Illumination | Deluxe Stateroom (E)
USD $5,391 Per Person Incl taxes
Book by September 30, 2022 to take advantage of the included $1,400 Savings per person
Ask about Reduced Airfare of $599 per person

Experience the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern and loved for its vibrant mix of sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. On to Germany for a guided city walk in Cologne—the stunning 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Volkach, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal. In Austria visit the lovely town of Melk and its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Visit two capital cities: Vienna, “The City of Music” that inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites.

Festive Time on the Romantic RhineNov 26, 2022 (8 days)

Basel to Amsterdam
Avalon Panorama | Deluxe Stateroom (E)
USD $2,845 Per Person Incl taxes
Book by September 30, 2022 to take advantage of the included $500 Savings per person
Ask about Reduced Airfare of $599 per person

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this winter wonderland journey along the Rhine River. Each town is festively lit and decorated as strains of Christmas carols fill the air. Sail from Basel, then head for Breisach, Germany. Here’s your first chance to explore a Christmas market offering many traditional items. Continue to Strasbourg, home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe and its centerpiece is a giant Christmas tree. Next up the charming town of Rüdesheim, be enthralled by the life-size figures of Europe’s largest nativity scene on the Market Square. Pass through the dramatic views of the Rhine Gorge then arrive in Cologne, wander through the Christmas market, try some traditional Lebkuchen and a cup of Glühwein. Spend time in Holland’s popular capital, Amsterdam. The best way to see the treasures of this city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Paris to NormandyApr 04, 2023 (8 days)

Roundtrip Paris
Avalon Tapestry II | Deluxe Stateroom (E)
USD $3,295 Per Person Incl taxes
Book by September 30, 2022 to take advantage of the included $500 Savings per person
Ask about Reduced Airfare of $599 per person

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy. Embark in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—associated with several famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison. Your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities!

Active & Discovery on the RhôneMay 09, 2023 (8 days)

Arles to Lyon
Avalon Poetry II | Deluxe Stateroom (E)
USD $3,445 Per Person Incl taxes
Book by September 30, 2022 to take advantage of the included $750 Savings per person
Ask about Reduced Airfare of $599 per person

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Rhône River offers just-right included activities and excursions to suit your interests. Visit an oyster farm, bike through Camargue Regional Nature Park to spot flamingos, or take a painting workshop to mimic Van Gogh in Arles. Enjoy classic sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, try inspiring discovery experiences in art, cuisine, and local culture, pursue a challenge with a hike, bike ride, or a kayak trip, or simply relax in a cornercafé. Stroll through Avignon’s papal palace or attend a wine tasting in an underground cave. Admire the lovely views of the French countryside, or the architecture and local specialties with a culinary walk or cooking class in Lyon. With so many included choices, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day—from a ghost tour in Viviers to a guided bike ride through the Gard region to a chocolate factory tour.

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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Featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, on the departure date indicated, and includes taxes, port charges and fees and doesn't include promotion. *Book a select 2022 and 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $599 round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, CHI (MDW, ORD) CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, IAH, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, NYC (EWR, JFK, LGA), OKC, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA, WAS (BWI, DCA, IAD). Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $599 air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. In lieu of $399 Air a different promotion can be offered by calling Avalon Waterways. Quotes available online, calling Avalon Waterways or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between August 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022 for select cruises in 2022. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, custom, or charters. Groups of 8 passengers or more don't qualify for this offer. Please call for Group promotion options. Offer is combinable with select $1,400/$1,000/$750/$500 per person promotions, Welcome Back Credit, Peace of Mind Credit, and select account specific offers. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.


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