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Magnificent Rivers of Europe

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Magnificent Rivers of Europe

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.7 Based on 61 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Our Price From 7,283 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 3,274 Per Person
 Trip Length
16 Days
 Trip Starts
Budapest
 Trip Finishes
Amsterdam
16 Day Magnificent Rivers of Europe Itinerary (Avalon)
Countries Explored: Hungary Slovakia Austria Germany Holland
Our Price From 7,283 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 3,274 Per Person
 Trip Length
16 Days
 Trip Starts
Budapest
 Trip Finishes
Amsterdam
16 Day Magnificent Rivers of Europe Itinerary (Avalon)
Countries Explored: Hungary Slovakia Austria Germany Holland
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
WBA
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
WBA

Overview

Read 61 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 16 Day Magnificent Rivers of Europe. From Budapest to Amsterdam, and in many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise vacation. You’ll begin by visiting three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own.

See the...read more famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of wonderful local Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche; Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz.

Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg - one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany - a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective - on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.
Read 61 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 16 Day Magnificent Rivers of Europe. From Budapest to Amsterdam, and in many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise vacation. You’ll begin by visiting three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own.

See the...read more famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of wonderful local Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche; Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz.

Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg - one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany - a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective - on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Itinerary

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafes, and confections.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (D)

The Pearl of the Danube

Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.

Active: Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square.

This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafes. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B/L/D)

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture

Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR:

Classic: Join a guided walking tour of Old Town's cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the Gothic halls of St. Martin's Cathedral-Hungary's centuries-old coronation church.

Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B/L/D)

Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

Active: Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Explore the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Join a guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace-summer home of the Habsburg empire. Consider a tram ride to Vienna's Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN (B/L/D)

A King's Ransom and Castle Ruins

Active: Take a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades.

Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.

MELK: Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike through Melk's beautiful countryside, OR:

Classic: Take a guided tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk's Benedictine Abbey.

Discovery: Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B/L/D)

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

Classic: Join an afternoon guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." Alternatively, you may join a full day guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full day guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B/L/D)

Bavaria's Medieval Miracle

Active: Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Join a guided city walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

You may choose to join a guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B/L/D)

Legends and History Lessons

Discovery: Enjoy an onboard lecture about the Main-Danube Canal-linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

Classic: Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Bavarian town of Roth-with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge, Schloss Ratibor, OR;

Classic: Choose a guided tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;

Classic: Join a guided tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich.

Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B/L/D)

The City of Seven Hills.

Active: Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a guided walking tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

Discovery: Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH (B/L/D)

Storybook Settings

Active: Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Join a walking tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

You may choose to join a guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon while cruising to Kitzingen.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KITZINGEN (B/L/D)

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

Active: Enjoy an easy bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a guided sightseeing tour of Wurzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco.

This afternoon enjoy a leisurely sailing afternoon.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B/L/D)

Beauty on the Main River

Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.

Classic: Join a guided walking tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rudesheim.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B/L/D)

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Active: Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim, OR;

Discovery: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei-where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO ENGERS: (B/L/D)

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

Active: Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host., OR:

Discovery: Join a guided walking tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR;

Classic: Take a guided city walk of Cologne-explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.

Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

Active: Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:

Classic: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age."

In the afternoon you may join an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Spend free time on your own to explore the colourful cafes, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafes, and confections.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (D)

The Pearl of the Danube. Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.  This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafes. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

  • Active: Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:
  • Classic: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B/L/D)

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture.  Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

  • Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR:
  • Classic: Join a guided walking tour of Old Town's cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the Gothic halls of St. Martin's Cathedral-Hungary's centuries-old coronation church.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B/L/D)

Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions. Join a guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace-summer home of the Habsburg empire. Consider a tram ride to Vienna's Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

  • Active: Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
  • Classic: Explore the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN (B/L/D)

A King's Ransom and Castle Ruins. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.

  • Active: Take a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:
  • Classic: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades.

MELK: Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

  • Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike through Melk's beautiful countryside, OR:
  • Classic: Take a guided tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk's Benedictine Abbey.
  • Discovery: Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B/L/D)

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet.

  • Classic: Join an afternoon guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." Alternatively, you may join a full day guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full day guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B/L/D)

Bavaria's Medieval Miracle.  You may choose to join a guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

  • Active: Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
  • Classic: Join a guided city walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B/L/D)

Legends and History Lessons.  Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg.

  • Discovery: Enjoy an onboard lecture about the Main-Danube Canal-linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.
  • Classic: Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Bavarian town of Roth-with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge, Schloss Ratibor, OR;
  • Classic: Choose a guided tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;
  • Classic: Join a guided tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B/L/D)

The City of Seven Hills.  Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.  Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening.

  • Active: Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR:
  • Classic: Take a guided walking tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
  • Discovery: Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH (B/L/D)

Storybook Settings.  You may choose to join a guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon while cruising to Kitzingen.

  • Active: Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR:
  • Classic: Join a walking tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KITZINGEN (B/L/D)

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road.  This afternoon enjoy a leisurely sailing afternoon.

  • Active: Enjoy an easy bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR:
  • Classic: Take a guided sightseeing tour of Wurzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B/L/D)

Beauty on the Main River. Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.  Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rudesheim.

  • Classic: Join a guided walking tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B/L/D)

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.  This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei-where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore.

  • Active: Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim, OR;
  • Discovery: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO ENGERS: (B/L/D)

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland. Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.  Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

  • Active: Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host., OR:
  • Discovery: Join a guided walking tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR;
  • Classic: Take a guided city walk of Cologne-explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Colorful Canals of Amsterdam.  In the afternoon you may join an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Spend free time on your own to explore the colourful cafes, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.

  • Active: Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:
  • Classic: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age."

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Trip Reviews (61) View All Most Recent 'Magnificent Rivers of Europe' Reviews

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Best river cruise 2 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2019
Best cruise I have been on. The staff were excellent, friendly and always helpful.The ship was great - rooms were much better than a large ocean cruise ship room. We all enjoyed the whole cruise and would have no hesitation in doing another trip with them.
Our ship was a joy to be on   4 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2019
We had high expectations as several of our friends had done this and similar cruises and to our delight it lived up to the expectations. Our ship the Avalon Tranquility II was a joy to be on, staterooms were great as was the crew, food and entertainment. The days were filled with exciting new places to see and explore. We would happily return to do ...read more another cruise on a different waterway with Avalon. People at Global Journeys were great to deal with, very professional and kept us informed throughout the whole experience will definitely use them again.
River cruise delight 7 , VIC, Australia, May 2019
We are extremely happy to leave some feedback about our recent Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. The program was first class as was every aspect of the service. Great, knowledgeable and very friendly staff. They went well beyond what we'd expect to make the journey so special. Our cruise director was brilliant and so entertaining.

Avalon ...read more made sure every little detail was addressed and this was confirmed when we discussed issues with travellers who were cruising with other companies. It was relaxing yet very special and the overwhelming feel was of that of pure satisfaction. I only wish I had the will power to resist the food!

This is not our first cruise but I would certainly recommend Avalon to anyone considering cruising.
Fabulous holiday 12 , New Zealand, Sep 2018
My travelling companion looked forward so much to this trip, as we had heard so many positive things about it. And I have to say for the period we were on the Avalon Expression it lived up to every comment we had heard. The Avalon service and organisation was second to none. We always looked forward to meal times.... sublime! What a great team of waiters ...read more & chefs, always obliging and happy to make your experience special.

I honestly can't say what was my highlight, but I did love the Bavarian region, with its magical castles and well preserved historic villages. Looked forward every morning to another new destination with excellent local guides showing us around our port of call. Of course this is inclusive in your trip costs. We had a good mix of travellers, but it would of been nice to have known where everyone had travelled from. Not sure if this is Avalon's policy not to introduce everyone. I never did find out.

Our room although compact was excellent, it seemed to be serviced twice a day. We were on the 2nd level, with its lovely wall to wall windows including sliding doors. However on reflection I would not hesitate next time to take a lower level cabin. Reason being, one is hardly ever in their cabin as the itinerary is full and a high percentage of the time when berthed you have another boat tied up along beside you blocking any view.

Sadly our trip was short lived as six days into our 15 day cruise we had to leave the boat and travel the remainder of the journey by coach, staying in different hotels mostly every night. The reason being that the Danube river was too low for the boat to pass through. This affected all boat companies travelling this route. As very sad as it was Avalon did an amazing job to move and accommodate 130 people every night. They still maintained our original itinerary along the way. Hats off to Avalon for their slick and seamless organisational skills. Also for their generous refund to make up for our disappointment. At no time along the coach route were were we out of pocket.

I am hoping to book another trip with Avalon through Global Journeys, they were great organisations to deal with. Would highly recommend a river cruise as the passenger list is about 145, such a complete contrast to most ocean cruising.
Big Disappointment 19 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2018
Only spent 7 nights on cruise ship, then was told that the cruise could not continue due to low water levels on the Danube and the drought in Europe. I believe that Avalon Waterways would have been aware of this prior to our departure therefore giving us the option to opt out. We were given the option to leave the cruise after 7 days but that would ...read more have been costly for a lot of people and a great inconvenience as we had other airfares and accommodation booked for after the cruise.

We did enjoy the 7 nights of cruising but not happy with the long bus trips used to fulfil the rest of the programme. Avalon did do a wonderful job to put plan B into action but not the holiday we were after. River cruises need to be thoroughly invested before booking as we believe this has happened on a number of occasions, although no mention of this from agents etc. Had no problem booking with Global Journeys, thank you Hannah.
Avalon boat cruise up the Rhine 7 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2018
We had a great time, even though there was trouble in the channel with it being blocked by another ship. Avalon overcame the problem by changing us to another one of their ships on the other side of the blockage, so we could continue our trip, if we had gone with a smaller company this would not have been possible. Staff were very good and food was ...read more great, the site seeing was good but I would have preferred to stop longer in some ports.
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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Stateroom
 
Category D
Stateroom
Indigo Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
Panorama Suite
 
Category A
Panorama Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
 
Category P
Panorama Suite
 
Category S
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)
Sky Deck

Cabins

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Stateroom
 
Category D
Stateroom
Indigo Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
Panorama Suite
 
Category A
Panorama Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
 
Category P
Panorama Suite
 
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)
Sky Deck

Cabins

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

Availability

Limited Time Sale
Thursday 28 Jul 2022
Friday 12 Aug 2022
Ship Name Avalon Artistry II
From: $10,547 $7,283
Save $3,264 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Friday 05 Aug 2022
Saturday 20 Aug 2022
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $10,547 $7,283
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Limited Time Sale
Saturday 03 Sep 2022
Sunday 18 Sep 2022
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $11,075 $7,806
Save $3,269 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Monday 05 Sep 2022
Tuesday 20 Sep 2022
Ship Name Avalon Artistry II
From: $11,075 $7,806
Save $3,269 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Tuesday 27 Sep 2022
Wednesday 12 Oct 2022
Ship Name Avalon Illumination
From: $10,574 $7,310
Save $3,264 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Thursday 28 Jul 2022
Friday 12 Aug 2022
Ship Name Avalon Artistry II
From: $15,830 $12,513
Save $3,317 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Friday 05 Aug 2022
Saturday 20 Aug 2022
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $15,830 $12,513
Save $3,317 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Saturday 03 Sep 2022
Sunday 18 Sep 2022
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $16,648 $13,323
Save $3,325 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Monday 05 Sep 2022
Tuesday 20 Sep 2022
Ship Name Avalon Artistry II
From: $16,648 $13,323
Save $3,325 Enquire
Limited Time Sale
Tuesday 27 Sep 2022
Wednesday 12 Oct 2022
Ship Name Avalon Illumination
From: $15,872 $12,555
Save $3,317 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Wednesday 24 May 2023
Thursday 08 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Visionary
From: $11,468 $8,195
Save $3,273 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Monday 29 May 2023
Tuesday 13 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $11,468 $8,195
Save $3,273 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Thursday 08 Jun 2023
Friday 23 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Tranquility II
From: $11,468 $8,195
Save $3,273 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Thursday 06 Jul 2023
Friday 21 Jul 2023
Ship Name Avalon Visionary
From: $11,051 $7,782
Save $3,269 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 11 Jul 2023
Wednesday 26 Jul 2023
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $11,051 $7,782
Save $3,269 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 22 Aug 2023
Wednesday 06 Sep 2023
Ship Name Avalon Tranquility II
From: $11,329 $8,057
Save $3,272 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Sunday 24 Sep 2023
Monday 09 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $11,607 $8,333
Save $3,274 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 14 Oct 2023
Sunday 29 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Passion
From: $11,051 $7,782
Save $3,269 Enquire
Thursday 09 May 2024
Friday 24 May 2024
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $11,930 $11,712
Save $218 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Jun 2024
Wednesday 19 Jun 2024
Ship Name Avalon Imagery II
From: $12,139 $11,916
Save $223 Enquire
Wednesday 17 Jul 2024
Thursday 01 Aug 2024
Ship Name Avalon Imagery II
From: $11,722 $11,508
Save $214 Enquire
Tuesday 27 Aug 2024
Wednesday 11 Sep 2024
Ship Name Avalon Tranquility II
From: $12,000 $11,780
Save $220 Enquire
Wednesday 11 Sep 2024
Thursday 26 Sep 2024
Ship Name Avalon Envision
From: $12,278 $12,053
Save $225 Enquire
Wednesday 18 Sep 2024
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Imagery II
From: $12,278 $12,053
Save $225 Enquire
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Friday 18 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon View
From: $12,000 $11,780
Save $220 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Wednesday 24 May 2023
Thursday 08 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Visionary
From: $17,247 $13,916
Save $3,331 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Monday 29 May 2023
Tuesday 13 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $17,247 $13,916
Save $3,331 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Thursday 08 Jun 2023
Friday 23 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Tranquility II
From: $17,247 $13,916
Save $3,331 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Thursday 06 Jul 2023
Friday 21 Jul 2023
Ship Name Avalon Visionary
From: $16,601 $13,277
Save $3,324 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 11 Jul 2023
Wednesday 26 Jul 2023
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $16,601 $13,277
Save $3,324 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 22 Aug 2023
Wednesday 06 Sep 2023
Ship Name Avalon Tranquility II
From: $17,032 $13,703
Save $3,329 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Sunday 24 Sep 2023
Monday 09 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $17,463 $14,130
Save $3,333 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Saturday 14 Oct 2023
Sunday 29 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Passion
From: $16,601 $13,277
Save $3,324 Enquire
Thursday 09 May 2024
Friday 24 May 2024
Ship Name Avalon Impression
From: $17,939 $17,600
Save $339 Enquire
Tuesday 04 Jun 2024
Wednesday 19 Jun 2024
Ship Name Avalon Imagery II
From: $18,263 $17,918
Save $345 Enquire
Wednesday 17 Jul 2024
Thursday 01 Aug 2024
Ship Name Avalon Imagery II
From: $17,616 $17,284
Save $332 Enquire
Tuesday 27 Aug 2024
Wednesday 11 Sep 2024
Ship Name Avalon Tranquility II
From: $18,047 $17,706
Save $341 Enquire
Wednesday 11 Sep 2024
Thursday 26 Sep 2024
Ship Name Avalon Envision
From: $18,478 $18,129
Save $349 Enquire
Wednesday 18 Sep 2024
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Imagery II
From: $18,478 $18,129
Save $349 Enquire
Thursday 03 Oct 2024
Friday 18 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon View
From: $18,047 $17,706
Save $341 Enquire
Key
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Note
Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D From $ 427
Category B From $ 3,520
Category A From $ 3,627
Category P From $ 3,841
Category S From $ 6,841
Note
Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D From $ 427
Category B $ 3,520 - $ 3,641
Category A $ 3,627 - $ 3,748
Category P $ 3,841 - $ 3,963
Category S $ 6,841 - $ 7,070
Note
Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Avalon.

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