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Magnificent Rivers of Europe 2021

From Budapest, Hungary to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 16 Days - Departs: Thu, Aug 05, 2021

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Save $5600 on 2021 Europe river cruises of 12+ nights in a Royal Suite

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Save $5600 on 2021 Europe river cruises of 12+ nights in a Royal Suite

Save $5600 on 2021 Europe river cruises of 12+ nights in a Royal Suite

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Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise of 12 cruise nights (nights spent onboard ship) or more in a Royal Suite (Cabin Category S) to receive $5600 off per couple ($2800 off per person) on the cruise/land or cruise only price, plus receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
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*Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise of 12 cruise nights (nights spent onboard ship) or more in a Royal Suite (Cabin Category S) to receive $2800 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 2, 2020 and January 4, 2021 for travel at select times in 2021. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits. Applies to new bookings only; offer will not be applied to existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0824

Upgrade to a Panorama Suite for Free on 2021 Europe River Cruises

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Upgrade to a Panorama Suite for Free on 2021 Europe River Cruises

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Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in a Panorama Suite (cabin category B, A or P) and receive the cost of the cabin upgrade from a category E Deluxe Stateroom for free, plus receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Must Book By Mon, Jan 04, 2021
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*Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in a Panorama Suite (cabin category B, A or P) and receive the cost of the cabin upgrade from a category E Deluxe Stateroom for free. Booking must be made under deposit and discount applied between June 2, 2020 and January 4, 2021 for travel at select times in 2021. Not applicable to charters or custom tours. Offer does not apply to Category D, E or Royal Suites. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits. Applies to new bookings only; offer will not be applied to existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. XTRJT

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Book your 2021 or 2022 Europe river cruise during our Black Friday sale and save an additional $200 per couple ($100 per person) on the land/cruise or cruise only price. Also, receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Offer is combinable with all other promotions.
Must Book By Mon, Nov 30, 2020
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*Book a select 2021 or 2022 Avalon Europe river cruise and save an additional $100 per person on the land, land/cruise or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between November 25 and 30, 2020. For travel in 2021 and 2022. Offer is combinable with all other promotions. Not applicable to custom tours or charters. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer available from participating GFOB office only. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer is in USD. PRMW0852

Save $2000 on 2021 Europe cruises of 12+ nights in Deluxe Staterooms

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Save $2000 on 2021 Europe cruises of 12+ nights in Deluxe Staterooms

Save $2000 on 2021 Europe cruises of 12+ nights in Deluxe Staterooms

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Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise of 12 cruise nights (nights spent onboard ship) or more in a Deluxe Stateroom (Cabin Category D or E) to receive $2000 off per couple ($1000 off per person) on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Also, receive our everyday AffordableTours.com savings.
Must Book By Mon, Jan 04, 2021
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*Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise of 12 cruise nights (nights spent onboard ship) or more in a Deluxe Stateroom (Cabin Category D or E) to receive $1000 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 2, 2020 and January 4, 2021 for travel at select times in 2021. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits. Applies to new bookings only; offer will not be applied to existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0821

Exclusive: PrePaid Gratuities on 2020 Europe & Mekong river cruises

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Exclusive: PrePaid Gratuities on 2020 Europe & Mekong river cruises

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Book a select 2020 Europe or Mekong river cruise (excluding 2020 Oberammergau) and get the standard prepaid cruise gratuities included for the full length of the cruise portion of the vacation. Plus receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Combinable with other current promotions.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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*Book a select 2020 Avalon Europe or Mekong river cruise (excluding 2020 Oberammergau) and get the standard prepaid cruise gratuities included for the full length of the cruise portion of the vacation. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 1 and December 31, 2020 for travel commencing between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Combinable with other current promotions. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Must mention promotion code ENSGRAT20. Offer reliant on space availability. Not applicable to groups or custom tours. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

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Each time you travel on a Globus family of brands vacation (Cosmos, Globus, Avalon or Monograms) from 2019 onward you can earn up to $250 per person ($500 per couple) Welcome Back Credit to use towards your next vacation, plus as always our AffordableTours.com additional savings. There will be some select exceptions to the credit, including Escapes by Globus, Oberammergau, Monograms City Get-a-ways, Private Touring and any heavily discounted programs like Avalon Suite Rewards. Please see the list below for your potential credit amount listed per person.

  • Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
  • Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
  • Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
  • Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

Single supplement waived on select 2021 Europe river cruises

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Single supplement waived on select 2021 Europe river cruises

Single supplement waived on select 2021 Europe river cruises

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Book a select 2021 Europe river cruise in order to waive the cabin single supplement fee on the cruise portion of your booking. There is a limited number of staterooms available for this promotion per departure. Applies to E, D, B, A & P cabin categories. Plus receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Must Book By Fri, Dec 31, 2021
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*Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in order to waive the cabin single supplement fee on the cruise portion of your booking. There is a limited number of staterooms available for this promotion per departure. Applies to E, D, B, A & P cabin categories. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between November 19, 2019 and December 31, 2020 for travel in 2021. Applies to new bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with other offers except the Welcome Back Credit. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. SWPAN


River Cruise Itinerary

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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 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.

  1. Day 1
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
    Thu, Aug 05, 2021
    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, cafés, and confections.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    (D)
  2. Day 2
    BUDAPEST
    Fri, Aug 06, 2021
    The Pearl of the Danube

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    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 cafés. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

    (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
    Sat, Aug 07, 2021
    Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture

    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, OR:

    ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle.

    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)
  4. Day 4
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Sun, Aug 08, 2021
    Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

    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 Schönbrunn 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 DÜRNSTEIN

    (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY
    Mon, Aug 09, 2021
    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

    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, OR:

    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.

    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

    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)
  6. Day 6
    PASSAU, GERMANY
    Tue, Aug 10, 2021
    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)
  7. Day 7
    REGENSBURG
    Wed, Aug 11, 2021
    Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

    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)
  8. Day 8
    ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
    Thu, Aug 12, 2021
    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)
  9. Day 9
    BAMBERG
    Fri, Aug 13, 2021
    The City of Seven Hills.

    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)
  10. Day 10
    VOLKACH
    Sat, Aug 14, 2021
    Storybook Settings

    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)
  11. Day 11
    WÜRZBURG
    Sun, Aug 15, 2021
    A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg 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/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Mon, Aug 16, 2021
    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 Rüdesheim.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    (B,L,D)
  13. Day 13
    RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
    Tue, Aug 17, 2021
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;

    ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

    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)
  14. Day 14
    COLOGNE
    Wed, Aug 18, 2021
    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

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

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral, OR;

    DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

    Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)
  15. Day 15
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
    Thu, Aug 19, 2021
    Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

    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 colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)
  16. Day 16
    AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
    Fri, Aug 20, 2021
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube, Rhine

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.



Accommodation Information

Port charges:
$420

Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

Health and Safety Protocols for Avalon Waterways

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Avalon Waterways Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 1085 reviews about Avalon Waterways Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Great trip for cultural experiences with local people, customs and way of life.

Avalon River Cruise was wonderful. Accommodations, meals and crew were all amazing. The only negative was the bus tours to the Christmas Markets which falls on the tour guides. They did not take into consideration the passengers ability to keep up with the tour and spent too much time on other aspects of the tour and rushed us through the markets. Would be better if the bus dropped us off and the markets and let us walk around and tell us up front a meeting place to return to the ship.

Our river cruise was excellent especially visiting Omaha Beach which was the highlight of the whole experience. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world. The food was superb and our room was very comfortable.

Love Avalon river cruises. This was our third and we love it!!

The ship is beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. Avalon seems to attract a very friendly and social group of travelers. It is also welcoming to the solo traveler.

This was probably the best cruise we have ever taken and we travel a lot. Autumn from Affordable is the best. She was always there when I needed her and so accommodating. The ship Passion was a 10 plus in every way from the rooms to the tours, food and staff. I liked that they had healthy choices at every meal.

All good. Stop at a gift shop in Normandy would be nice.

Avalon Waterways was a very efficient first class operation. Loved all the cultural excursions that made us truly understand the people in the countryside of Vietnam and Cambodia. Some highlights - an Ox-cart ride to a farmer's home, Tuk-Tuk transportation to the magnificent Angkor Wat, boat excursion with lunch and a cave walk in Halong Bay, and pedi-cab to the Kings Palace in Phenom Penh. I'd definitely book an Avalon tour again.

Avalon tours run smoothly. The ships, food, excursions, etc. are all first class.

The trip I booked was everything promised. The Paris to Normandy trip was great as was the extension trip to London. I appreciated the ability to upgrade the train trip to first class.

Phil.... is THE REASON I took this trip and had a marvelous time! HE is THE ONLY help I need from now on in booking trips ANYWHERE! 

It was my second trip with Avalon, everything was great as it was for the Daube cruise. Highly recommend them.

Great trip, great service, couldn't visit Rouen because of a chemical fire, which we really missed. Had to stay on the boat at another small town because of this issue. Would have rather sailed more. This trip was pricey but we enjoyed it. Trip was suppose to include WiFi on the coaches but we did not have access to WiFi at all.

We enjoyed the Avalon Magnificent Europe River Cruise very much. It was everything we expected and more. The crew and staff on the ship were outstanding.

The entire trip was incredible with the exception of one excursion. We not only took this trip for our 50th Anniversary but the experience of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day was of equal importance as my wife and I both had relatives involved in the campaign. The excursion for that purpose was a tremendous disappointment. The entire day was dedicated for that excursion, so we anticipated we would stop for lunch. During the morning leg of the tour we made a stop for more than an hour at the British landing area to basically go to a museum and as the tour guide suggested, to shop for souvenirs. Lunch wound up being another long drawn out affair as we had a three course meal with coffee which encompassed more than another hour. In my opinion a box lunch with a beverage would have been totally appropriate and saved a lot of time. As we started our afternoon travel, the tour guide started complaining that we were behind schedule and would have to make up time somewhere. When we finally arrived at Omaha Beach, which should have been the focal point of the day, we were told we had to be back on the bus in 15 minutes. Mostly everyone on the bus were irritated at this announcement. As we entered Omaha Beach we passed what looked to be large museum with lots of artifacts in front. We drove right past it on the way in and again on the way out. This entire day tour was entirely mismanaged and poorly timed out. We did not go on this particular excursion to go shopping or for a 3 course meal as our priority. Our priority was to spend the majority of our time experiencing the D-Day Anniversary, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Very sad to not get what we expected.

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