Highlights of Avalon Waterways European River Cruising in 2016

Posted March 16th, 2016

Consisting of 51 diverse countries that each boast a unique sense of culture and atmosphere, Europe has something for everyone. Visitors are treated to exquisite architecture, incredible scenery and fascinating cultures that at times, are radically different to the familiarity of home in Australia.

If you’re after an elegant travelling experience around Europe, look no further than Avalon Waterways. This line embraces all that river cruising has to offer and gives passengers the chance to see Europe in style. Keep reading to see the Cruiseabout team’s favourite itineraries from Avalon Waterways for the 2016 season!

Avalon Waterways Ships

Magnificent Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest

Our first choice is a 14-night voyage from the canal city of Amsterdam down to Budapest in Hungary. On this tour you’ll get to see the best of Central Europe with port stops in cities such as Vienna, Nuremberg, Bratislava and Cologne. Each visit on shore is accompanied by a local guide to help you see the highlights, which include the paintings of Dutch masters in Amsterdam, the ancient castles of Germany and even the UNESCO World Heritage Listed town of Bamberg.

Budapest, Hungary (Magnificent Europe Cruise)

Jewels of Central Europe from Paris to Budapest

Starting in the city of love, this 16-night cruise travels down the Moselle, Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, giving cruisers a taste of life throughout ports such as Rhine Gorge, Passau, Regensburg and Würzburg. The itinerary starts with two nights in Paris and guided sightseeing before heading off to Metz or Luxembourg city where passengers are welcomed warmly on board. From there, cruisers enjoy the journey through France, Germany, Austria and Hungary.

Budapest, Jewels of Central Europe


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Grand Danube Cruise from Bucharest to Prague

This cruise through Eastern and Central Europe is the perfect way to see the best part of Budapest, Passau, and Vienna before finishing in the Czech Republic. Lasting for 17 nights, you’ll get to see attractions like the Astronomical Clock in Prague, enjoy beer tasting in Germany, and attend an organ concert in Mohács.

Stone Bridge in Prague, Grand Danube Cruise

Grand France from Paris to Cote d’Azur

This incredible itinerary takes guests on a 15-night journey down the Seine, Saône and Rhone Rivers to see France’s stunning sites, taste delicious food, and drink amazing wine. Embarking in Paris, passengers first head northwest to see the Normandy beaches before heading back down through Paris and ending at Cote d’Azur. You’ll get to see iconic attractions such as Claude Monet’s famous gardens, the Château Gaillard, and of course, the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. You’ll say oui to everything!

Monograms Vacation

What better way to complement your cruise than by an extended stay in your embarkation or disembarkation city? Avalon Waterways’ Monograms packages give you the freedom to travel independently but with the assistance of a dedicated host who helps take the hassle out of holidaying. These packages can be added on to select itineraries and come with a range of potential features, including local guides, train passes, accommodation and much more.

You can find out more by contacting one of our cruise consultants on 1300 954 661. Our in-house team are experts in the cruising industry and can help you organise, book and enjoy your cruise with Avalon Waterways, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!


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