A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 


Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 


Cruising Elevated.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.


Curate your curiosities.

As you set sail on the world’s most legendary waterways, we’ve curated a collection of the most intriguing experiences to immerse yourself in – both on board and on shore. All Avalon cruises present an exciting menu of included Avalon Choice excursions that put our cruisers in the pursuit of history, culture, and cuisine in an unparalleled variety of ways.

Active Excursions

For the mover

Whether you enjoy sightseeing by kayak, on two wheels, or on your own two feet, you’ll relish the energy of Avalon’s Active excursion collection. Paddle through spectacular scenery or pedal around bustling cityscapes. Biking, hiking, and boating tours pack real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.

Discovery Excursions

For the doer

An awakening for the senses, Avalon’s Discovery excursions present heartwarming, brain-tingling, hands-on adventure. Pull up a chair to hear a Viennese waltz, roll up your sleeves to paint like Van Gogh, or grab an apron to whip up a local delicacy. 

Classic Excursions

For the dreamer

Nothing beats the classics, especially when it comes to travelling back in time to bygone eras. Avalon’s Classic excursions present a colourful collection of guided walking tours through ancient fortresses, capitals, and castles.

A Local Guide Who's Actually Local

What is an Expert Local Guide? It goes without saying, but we think a true local guide knows the region from experience - not a guidebook. Your local guides on an Avalon Waterways holiday have a passion for sharing the legends and stories behind the sites. They love to share their corner of the world with you, so you walk away with a true understanding of newly discovered destinations.

Engage. Interact. Indulge. 

Boasting the largest selection of Avalon Choice excursions, our Active & Discovery cruises invite travellers to hike, bike, taste, trek, sip, and sauté along every major river in Europe – ALL included in the price of their cruise. 



Possibilities as Wide Open as the View. 

Personalise your river cruise even more with an exciting selection of Guided Optional Excursions and free time suggestions. Select your optional excursions in MyAccount and download our AvalonGO mobile app for local guidance during your free time. Your Avalon Adventure HostSM can also point you in the right direction for active exploring with gear from our Adventure Center.