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Experience Avalon River Cruising and SAVE BIG!

It's no wonder European river cruising is the newest and best way to see the continent. With Avalon Waterways, the experience gets even better. Unlike other cruise ships, the beds face the windows in most staterooms, lending passengers a spectacular view of the famous landscapes that give Europe its charm. Avalon amenities include a Sky Deck, fitness center, library, salon, elegant dining options, and more.

During your journey, sail past historic windmills and castles, ruins and vineyards, past some of the world's most fascinating sights. But not all highlights of the trip occur at sea. On land, enjoy shore excursions and day trips to see the best of the city. You'll stop in iconic destinations like Prague, Burgundy and Zurich and discover the rich cities and hidden gems with guided sightseeing. Stroll or bike along ancient roads and discover the countries you’ve always dreamed about. On an Avalon Waterways European river cruise, you'll experience the extraordinary.

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$2,620 off 2017 European River Cruises

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Romantic Rhine

8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
Northbound departs: October 29 & November 4, 2017 or Southbound departs: November 4, 2017

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

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Active Discovery on the Danube

9 Day River Cruise from Linz to Budapest
Eastbound departs: July 5, 2017 or Westbound departs: July 14 & August 12, 2017

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; paddle a canoe or meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley; be introduced to a count in his castle; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad and end your vacation with one night in Budapest, and maybe choose to learn some Hungarian? And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

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From the Danube Delta to Prague

20 Day River Cruise from Bucharest to Prague
Westbound departs: July 26 & October 18, 2017

This fascinating vacation takes you from Romania’s Bucharest, to the mouth of the Danube where it flows into the Black Sea, and all along the Danube to Nuremberg, ending in Prague in the Czech Republic. Explore the Danube Delta with its unique birdlife, celebrate the end of the Danube’s journey as it flows into the Black Sea, and sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge. See the sights with a Certified Local Guide in Romania’s lively capital of Bucharest, Constanta on the Black Sea, Bulgaria’s Arbanassi and Veliko Târnovo, Serbia’s Belgrade, the Hungarian capital of Budapest and Vienna, the magical “City of Music.” And there’s more: sail westward, with guided sightseeing in Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche, and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. Disembark your ship and travel to the “Golden City” of Prague for a final three overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time.

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Central European Experience

12 Day River Cruise from Prague to Paris
Westbound departs: July 2, 16, 30, & October 22, 2017 or Eastbound departs: May 28, July 9, 23 & Aug. 6, 2017

This marvelous Central Europe river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your vacation begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the splendid “City of Light.” Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, Würzburg, and Bamberg. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and taste some of the Moselle’s much loved wines in Bernkastel. Other highlights: travel by high-speed train from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, and see the legendary Lorelei rock. Your vacation ends with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and a visit of the Hradcany Castle grounds in the “Golden City” of Prague.

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The Blue Danube Discovery

13 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague
Departs:  July 9, July 16, July 28, July 30, August 2, November 27 & December 11, 2017

The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights and guided sightseeing. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore its famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former royal palace grounds, explore its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums. Then, board your river cruise vessel and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche, and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. Disembark your ship and travel to the “Golden City” of Prague for a final three overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. All of this and more await you on this marvelous vacation!

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The Rhine & Moselle

13 Day River Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam
Northbound departs: October 24, 2017 or Southbound departs: October 12, 2017

This exciting river cruise vacation has it all! Arrive in Zürich and transfer to your ship, which is docked in Basel. Then, head north on the Rhine and enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Cologne, and Koblenz. Choose to visit either Metz in France, or take an excursion to the area of the Maginot Line, and enjoy guided sightseeing of Luxembourg City. See the Roman ruins at Trier, Eltz Castle in the hills above the Moselle, and the unique Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary Lorelei rock and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, visit pretty Bernkastel, and enjoy excursions to majestic Heidelberg and to Germany’s legendary Black Forest.

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Magnificent Europe

15 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
Departs: July 4, August 8, 2017 or Eastbound departs: July 7, July 18 & Aug. 15, 2017

See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guided sightseeing in each city shows you the highlights, and is conducted by Certified Local Guides. Cruise through the scenic canals of Amsterdam and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Spend time in magnificent Cologne, the charming wine village of Rüdesheim, medieval Bamberg, historical Nuremberg, and magical Vienna. Attend a beer tasting in Bamberg and enjoy inside visits of Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz, and St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava. While on board, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the scenic beauty, quaint towns, fascinating architecture, and historic buildings dotting the landscape as you sail along.

For additional itineraries contact a tripcentral.ca River Cruise Expert at 1-866-650-6654

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Paris to Normandy

8 days roundtrip from Paris
Departs: July 8, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29, August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 29, September, 5, 12, 19, 2017

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy guided sightseeing. Then, on to Caudebec, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating “Taste of Normandy.” Visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, and in Conflans, choose between a visit of Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison before heading back to Paris. During your last day on the Seine, a Local Expert will show you some of the famous sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more!

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Burgundy & Provence

11 days from Côte d’Azur to Paris (Northbound)
Northbound departs:  July 14, 28, August 7, 11, 21, 25, September 4, 2017 or Southbound departs: July 16, July 20, 30, August 3 & 13, 2017

Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, then continue on by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area. Your vacation ends with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. This cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, delightful towns, and more!

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Paris to Normandy with London

11 days from Paris to London
Departs:  July 11, 15, 22, 29, August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 2017

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France's unparalleled capital of Paris and exciting London, with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.In Vernon, 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, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you'll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral--once the tallest building in the world. 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.On this enchanting river cruise, enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure is not complete without some time in two of the most popular cities in the world--Paris and London! Paris, the "City of Light" has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Trade your "Bonjours" for "Cheerios" as an included high-speed train transfer whisks you to London for three exciting nights. Your Monograms package includes hotel reservations, guided sightseeing, daily breakfasts, and the services of a Monograms Local Host®. This "friend in the city" can answer your questions, offer suggestions, and help make your vacation what you want it to be. During your guided sightseeing tour with a local expert, see the London sights you cannot go home without seeing--Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, and more!

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Burgundy and Provence with Aix-en-Provence & Nice - Southbound

14 days from Paris to London
Departs:  July 16, 20, 30, August 3 & 13, 2017

Opportunities abound on this delightful river cruise vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, then take the high-speed train to Dijon and continue by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your river cruise ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area.Disembark your cruise ship in Arles and transfer to Aix en Provence for the start of your Monograms extension. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, walk along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau--a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés--and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mishmash of architectural styles. This was Cézanne's hometown, and in your free time, you may want to take a tour following in his footsteps. Perhaps take an excursion to Cassis with an included cruise, soak in Aix-en-Provence's healing thermal baths, or shop for lavender and other local specialties.Finally, we'll whisk you via high-speed train to Nice for your final two nights in France. Here, you'll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice's most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco, St. Tropez, or Cannes--known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Local Hosts®--a "friend in the city" to answer questions, share inside information, and help arrange your activities and excursions. Your Local Host can also provide suggestions for the best places to sample the local specialties, as well as be there to help you feel comfortable in each city. Transfers to and from your hotels and train stations, and hotel reservations with daily breakfasts, are included.

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Burgundy and Provence with Barcelona – Southbound

8 days roundtrip from Paris
Departs: July 8, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29, August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 29, September, 5, 12, 19, 2017

Opportunities abound on this delightful river cruise vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, then travel by high speed train to Dijon and continue by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area.Disembark your river cruise ship and arrive in the French Riviera, the splendid Côte d'Azur, for a final night in France. Then, transfer to Nice airport for the start of your Monograms extension. We've arranged your flight to Barcelona, Spain, along with your hotel reservation, daily breakfasts, sightseeing with a local expert, transfers to and from your hotel and airport, and more. Plus, we know you may not be familiar with the city, so we've arranged the services of a friendly and knowledgeable Local Host® to answer questions, share inside information, help arrange your activities and excursions, and make you feel right at home. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we'll pick you up for guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide that features a drive along the elegant Passeig de Gracia, and visits of Gaudi's extraordinary Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia Basilica. In your free time, you could explore the Picasso Museum, catch some rays on the beach, or have fun at Tibidabo Amusement Park. Your Local Host can help you make the most of this fantastic city. A perfect vacation of river cruise sailing and land sightseeing!

Save up to $6,800 per couple on select 2017 Irrawaddy River Cruises

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Golden Myanmar & The Alluring Irrawaddy

14 days roundtrip from Yangon - Northbound
Departs: October 9, 2017

14 days roundtrip from Yangon - Southbound
Departs: September 9, November 28 & December 18, 2017

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Golden Myanmar & The Alluring Irrawaddy

14 days roundtrip from Yangon - Northbound
Departs: October 9, 2017

14 days roundtrip from Yangon - Southbound
Departs: September 9, November 28 & December 18, 2017

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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy
with Inle Lake

16 day River Cruise from Yangon to Yangon - Southbound
Departs: September 9 & December 18, 2017

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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy
with Bangkok

17 day River Cruise from Bangkok to Yangon - Northbound
Departs: October 6, 2017

17 day River Cruise from Bangkok to Yangon - Southbound
Departs: September 6 & December 15, 2017

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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy
with Bangkok and Inle Lake

19 days from Bangkok to Yangon - Southbound
Departs: September 6 & December 15, 2017

Other Asian itineraries available - contact a tripcentral River Cruise Expert for more details 1-866-650-6654

$299 Airfare + Save $3000 per couple on select Europe 2018 Cruises

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The Legendary Danube

11 Day River Cruise from Prague to Budapest
Departs: July 17, 21 & August 18, 2018

What entices you most about a river cruise through Central Europe? Does visiting historical sites pique your interest? How about architecture preserved from the 14th century or cities virtually untouched since Roman times? Maybe it's walking down narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses or enjoying Germany's famous beers? From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.Enjoy three nights in Prague, one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Stand in front of Old Town's medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualization of time unlike anything else in the world. Travel to Nuremberg, Germany, to board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Passau, known for its narrow, winding streets, offers the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria's majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the "City of Music."Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

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The Blue Danube Discovery

13 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague
Departs: July 11, 15, 18, & 29, 2018

This timeless Europe river cruise vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with three nights in Prague--the capital of the Czech Republic.In Budapest, Hungary's lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. As you leave Budapest and sail up the Danube River, you'll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit Austria's majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley's famous wines. You'll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses, all dominated by St. Stephen's Cathedral--a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Further up the Danube River, you'll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg. Being the only German city not bombed during WWII, it offers at least 1,300 buildings of historic interest. Your last stop is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you'll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle.Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague, known as the "Golden City." See the sights with a Local Guide and explore on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square, and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!

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The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

13 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
Departs: April 10, 2018

This exciting river cruise vacation has it all! Begin in Amsterdam with a cruise through the city's enchanting canals. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, Luxembourg City and Strasbourg; visit France's Metz or take an excursion to the Maginot Line; see the Roman ruins at Trier; visit Eltz Castle and the unique Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary Lorelei rock and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, enjoy a walking tour of pretty Bernkastel, and excursions to majestic Heidelberg and to Germany's legendary Black Forest.

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Magnificent Europe – Westbound

15 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
Departs: July 20 & 27, 2018

From Budapest to Amsterdam, and many exciting stops along the way, you'll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation.Your river cruise adventure begins with visits to 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. Admire the view from Fishermen's Bastion 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 Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg's baroque Bishop's Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of Wachau wines and Germany's beers and bratwurst. 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 walks in historic Nuremberg, 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.

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Magnificent Europe – Eastbound

15 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
Departs: August 3, 10, 19, 28 & October 5, 2018

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you'll be immersed in 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. This popular city is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective--on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany where there's a guided city walk in Cologne--a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. There's guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you'll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers. First stop in Austria is Melk for a visit of its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Dürnstein--famous for its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche. And in the last days of your vacation, local experts will introduce you to three capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as "The City of Music" for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; Bratislava, Slovakia, where winding cobblestone streets twist and turn in the Old Town and you'll visit St. Martin's Cathedral; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a river cruise to remember!

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Magnificent Europe with Paris and London – Westbound

21 Day River Cruise from Budapest to London
Departs: July 20 & 27, 2018

See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Guided sightseeing in each city is conducted by Certified Local Guides and shows you the must-see sights.In Regensburg, we'll introduce you to some of Germany's famous beers, and there's wine tasting in Austria's Wachau Valley. Visit Vienna, charming Dürnstein, Regensburg, Nuremberg, medieval Bamberg, picturesque Rüdesheim, and Cologne. Also enjoy inside visits of Bratislava's gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, the amazing Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and Würzburg's Bishop's Residenz. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock; glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers; and enjoy a scenic cruise through the delightful canals of Amsterdam.After disembarking your Avalon cruise ship in Amsterdam, we transfer you by high-speed train to Paris for your exciting Monograms extension. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfasts, sightseeing with local experts, transfers to and from your hotels and train stations, and more. Plus, we know you may not be familiar with the cities, so we've arranged the services of friendly and knowledgeable Local Hosts® to answer questions, share inside information, help arrange your activities and excursions, and make you feel right at home. The moment you arrive in Paris, you'll feel the magic. We know the very best place to photograph the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we'll take you there to get your shots! You'll go to Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its amazing stained-glass Rose Window and the Louvre museum to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures. Enjoy free time in the "City of Light" to hunt for the many celebrity tombstones in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, take a French cooking lesson, or enjoy a cabaret show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. Next, bid "Au Revoir" as a high-speed train whisks you from Paris to London for three nights and plenty of time to investigate just what makes England so jolly. You'll hear the inside stories of places like Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. You'll go inside St. Paul's Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. You'll also see Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus--just to name a few iconic London landmarks. With your free time in London, you may want to ride the London Eye, shop at the iconic Harrods department store, or take in a West End theater show.

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Jewels of Central Europe - Eastbound

17 Day River Cruise from Paris to Budapest
Departs: April 30 & August 11, 2018

On this remarkable Europe river cruise vacation, you'll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Start with two overnights in dazzling Paris and end in Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital--with the most intriguing cities of France, Germany, and Austria along the way.Before you embark on your European river cruise, the famous sights of romantic Paris will be yours. You've seen pictures of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, and the Eiffel Tower--now experience these treasures up close. Ride the high-speed train from Paris, then board your ship to cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque scenery. First stop is Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome and many remnants can still be found, such as imperial baths. The wine village of Bernkastel, surrounded by Germany's largest expanse of vineyards, will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages. Continue your European river cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the magnificent Bishop's Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided visit of historic Nuremberg and an excursion to Bavaria's capital, Munich. Along the Danube River is Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities, where you can taste some of Germany's famous beers! Visit Passau with its narrow, winding cobblestone streets, and Melk's magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, before arriving in Vienna, the "City of Music" that inspired the genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss.There are countless opportunities to be enchanted by the sights on this fascinating Europe river cruise, and it doesn't end until you've experienced the unique energy of Budapest. A local expert will show you the famous sights and you can walk across the Chain Bridge and bask in the coffee house culture with a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café.

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Jewel of Central Europe – Westbound

19 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Paris
Departs: May 14, June 25 & August 25, 2018

On this Europe river cruise vacation, you'll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Start with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in romantic Paris.Before you embark on your European river cruise, experience the unique energy of Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on a guided tour of the city and time to explore on your own. Perhaps walk across Chain Bridge, a symbol of Budapest, and bask in the coffee house culture with a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café. Sail past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria's elegant capital of Vienna. There's a guided walk in the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. You'll be introduced to the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavaria's capital, Munich. On the banks of the Main River, you'll find small towns tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates--these picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer's dream. Along the Rhine River, stop in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley town. Later, cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque scenery, and arrive in the wine village of Bernkastel, surrounded by Germany's largest expanse of vineyards. Before you leave, we'll introduce you to some of the famed Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome--having been populated over a thousand years before the Romans arrived--a Local Guide will show you the sights, including the Porta NIgra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement.Disembark in Luxembourg and take a high-speed train to dazzling Paris! You've seen pictures of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, and Eiffel Tower--now experience these treasures up close. The perfect way to end this exciting river cruise vacation through Europe!

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Grand Danube Cruise – Eastbound

18 Day River Cruise from Prague to Bucharest
Departs: April 17 & June 26, July 24, 2018

The name of this river cruise says it all--this multi-stop, multicultural journey through several countries in Central and Eastern Europe is grand indeed! With stops in the most intriguing cities along the Danube River and exciting excursions farther inland, you'll be immersed in historical sights, cultural events, splendid scenery, and sumptuous cuisine--a little to a lot of something for everyone!Begin this adventure in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic. Prague is a 1,200-year-old city preserved in time with many historical treasures, such as Old Town's Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe. Board your river cruise vessel in Nuremberg, Germany, and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. In Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, guided sightseeing shows you the splendid architecture of the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), Porta Pretoria, and much more. Here, enjoy some of Germany's famous beers and Bratwurst! In Melk, you will visit Austria's majestic 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest monasteries. Take in the picturesque scenery as you sail through the Wachau Valley before you are drawn to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the "City of Music." St. Stephens Cathedral, the impressive Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House are all sights you'll see on your guided tour. Sail to Budapest and explore Hungary's lively capital, before continuing your cultural journey on an excursion to Pécs. Established by the Romans in the 2nd century, you'll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in Serbia's Belgrade and cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge. In Bulgaria, visit Belogradchik's eclectic rock formations, the ancient capital Veliko Tarnovo, and Arbanassi with its Church of the Nativity housing an outstanding collection of frescoes.Bucharest, Romania's lively capital, will be your last stop on this fabulous Danube river cruise vacation. Known as the "Paris of the East," a local expert will show you many of its historical treasures. Explore the city known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and showcase of architecture.

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Grand Danube Cruise with Transylvania – Eastbound

20 Day River Cruise from Prague to Bucharest
Departs: April 17 & June 26, 2018

The name of this river cruise says it all--this multi-stop, multicultural journey through several countries in Central and Eastern Europe is grand indeed! With stops in the most intriguing cities along the Danube River and exciting excursions farther inland, you'll be immersed in historical sights, cultural events, splendid scenery, and sumptuous cuisine--a little to a lot of something for everyone!Begin this adventure in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic. Prague is a 1,200-year-old city preserved in time with many historical treasures, such as Old Town's Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe. Board your river cruise vessel in Nuremberg, Germany, and visit this thousand-year-old city, full of history, with a Local Guide. On to Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, where guided sightseeing shows you the splendid architecture of the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), Porta Pretoria, and much more. In Melk, visit Austria's majestic 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest monasteries, and take in the picturesque scenery as you sail through the Wachau Valley before you are drawn to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the "City of Music." St. Stephen's Cathedral, the impressive Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera are all sights you'll see on your guided tour. Sail to Budapest and explore Hungary's lively capital before going on an excursion to Pécs. Established by the Romans in the 2nd century, you'll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Bulgaria, visit Belogradchik's eclectic rock formations, the ancient capital Veliko Tarnovo, and Arbanassi with its Church of the Nativity housing an outstanding collection of frescoes.To round out this timeless European River Cruise, a stay in Romania's vibrant capital of Bucharest is a must. Known as the "Paris of the East," a local expert will show you many of its historical treasures. From Bucharest, take an overnight trip to Transylvania to visit Bran Castle, of Dracula Fame, and the city of Brasov. Also visit Peles Castle, located in the Carpathian Mountains, and considered to be the most breathtaking castle in Europe.

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From the Danube Delta to Prague – Westbound

20 Day River Cruise from Bucharest to Praque
Departs: July 11, 2018

Start this incredible journey in Bucharest, Romania, sail to the mouth of the Danube where it flows into the Black Sea, explore the Danube Delta, visit many exciting cities along the Danube River, and end with three overnights in the fascinating city of Prague, Czech Republic.Romania's lively capital, Bucharest, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures. With guided sightseeing, you'll see the Arc de Triomphe--built in honor of WWI soldiers--and the historical Royal Palace Square. Travel to Fetesti and set sail for the mouth of the Danube River. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria's ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; take pictures of Belogradchik's eclectic rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. A local expert introduces you to Serbia's capital, Belgrade, home of the world's largest Orthodox Church. In Pecs, Hungary, visit the Underground Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Budapest, Hungary's lively capital, has eight bridges connecting Buda on the right with Pest on the left, and you'll want to walk across Chain Bridge, a symbol of the city. In Vienna, Austria's magical capital, revel in the sights of Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and many more. In Melk, Austria, visit the magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey and enjoy a tasting of the Wachau Valley's famous wines. There's guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and you'll get a taste of German sausages and beer.Your Danube River cruise vacation concludes in the "Golden City" of Prague, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities. See the many historical treasures, such as Old Town's Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe.

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From the Danube Delta to Prague with Transylvania

22 Day River Cruise from Bucharest to Prague
Departs: May 16, June 11, July 9, August 27, September 17, October 15 & 22, 2018

Begin this fascinating journey in Bucharest, Romania, with an overnight excursion to Transylvania. Sail to the mouth of the Danube River where it flows into the Black sea, visit the Danube Delta, and then sail westward to Nuremburg, Germany, and end your vacation with three nights in fascinating Prague, Czech Republic.In Transylvania, visit Bran Castle of Dracula fame, enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and visit Peles Castle in Sinaia--considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. In Romania's lively capital, Bucharest, you'll see the Arc de Triomphe--built in honor of WWI soldiers--and the historical Royal Palace Square. Travel to Fetesti and set sail for the mouth of the Danube River and visit the best-preserved of Europe's deltas. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria's ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; take pictures of Belogradchik's eclectic rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. A local expert introduces you to Serbia's capital, Belgrade, home of the world's largest Orthodox Church. In Pecs, Hungary, visit the Underground Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Budapest, Hungary's lively capital, has eight bridges connecting Buda on the right with Pest on the left, and you'll want to walk across Chain Bridge, a symbol of the city. In Vienna, Austria's magical capital, revel in the sights of Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and many more. In Melk, Austria, visit the magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey and enjoy a tasting of the Wachau Valley's famous wines. There's guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and you'll get a taste of German sausages and beer.Your Danube River cruise vacation concludes in the "Golden City" of Prague, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities. See the many historical treasures, such as Old Town's Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe.

Save $1300 per couple on 2018/2019 Avalon Waterways Galapagos Islands cruises

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Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands

8 Day Cruise from Quito to Quito
Departs: March 7, April 4, May 2, October 17, 2018, Febuary 6, March 6, March 20, 2019

This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the "Center of the World." You'll also explore one of the oldest streets in Quito to visit with local artists and taste some Ecuadorian chocolate at a chocolate factory. Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises. Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, several species of Darwin's finches, marine iguanas, flamingos, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, storm petrels, short-eared owls, and other birds. Each day venture to a new island which is home to species found nowhere else in the world! During your cruise, you'll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A remarkable cruise adventure!

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Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands with the Amazon

13 Day Cruise from Quito to Quito
Departs: Febuary 21 & March 7

This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the "Center of the World." You'll also explore one of the oldest streets in Quito to visit with local artists and taste some Ecuadorian chocolate at a chocolate factory. Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises. Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, several species of Darwin's finches, marine iguanas, flamingos, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, storm petrels, short-eared owls, and other birds. Each day venture to a new island which is home to species found nowhere else in the world! You'll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays.Following your adventure around the Galápagos Islands, continue on to encounter a new set of flora and fauna in the Amazon! From Quito, fly to Coca and travel by canoe to your Amazon lodge for a 3-night stay that includes a rainforest canopy walk, a guided night tour to see the wildlife that comes out at night, cruises through the flooded forest, and spend time with the natives on a visit to a local village and school. A remarkable cruise adventure!

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Discover the Galapagos and Peru

15 Day Cruise from Lima to Quito
Departs: Febuary 18, March 4, April 1, April 29, July 8, September 30, October 14, 2018, Febuary 3, March 3 & 17, 2019

Fantastic treasures await you on this cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the "Center of the World," and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo's famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs. Also, visit the fascinating Inca constructions of ancient Puca Pucara, which translates to "Red Fortress," the magnificent Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of Cusco, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and mystical Machu Picchu. Then, fly to San Cristobal Island for a fantastic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise onboard the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. In the company of a local Naturalist, you'll encounter indigenous plants and animals found only in the Galápagos Islands, such as giant tortoises, Galápagos fur sea lions, and marine iguanas--just to name a few. Also, enjoy an amazing opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters and see the colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps a penguin or shark! For travelers who want to see ancient ruins, learn about new cultures, and be awed at the amazing natural world, this cruise adventure is not to be missed!

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Discover the Galapagos and Peru with the Amazon

19 Day Cruise from Lima to Quito
Departs: Febuary 18, March 4, April 1, April 29, July 8, September 30, October 14, 2018, Febuary 3, March 3 & March 17, 2019

Fantastic treasures await you on this river cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the "Center of the World," and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo's famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs. Also, visit the fascinating Inca constructions of ancient Puca Pucara, which translates to "Red Fortress," the magnificent Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of Cusco, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and mystical Machu Picchu. Then, fly to San Cristobal Island for a fantastic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise onboard the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos. In the company of a local Naturalist, you'll encounter indigenous plants and animals found only in the Galápagos Islands, such as giant tortoises, Galápagos fur sea lions, and marine iguanas--just to name a few. Also, enjoy an amazing opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters and see the colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps a penguin or shark!Next, fly to Coca, where you'll travel by canoe to your lodge in the Amazon Jungle. Spend three nights here and enjoy a rainforest canopy walk, guided night tour to see the wildlife that comes out at night, cruises through the flooded forest, and spend time with the natives on a visit to a local village and school. Ancient ruins, spectacular scenery, an amazing variety of animals in their natural environment, and historic buildings--this cruise vacation has it all!

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From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with Galapagos Cruise

19 Day Cruise from Lima to Quito
Departs: Febuary 18, March 4, April 1, April 29, July 8, September 30, October 14, 2018, Febuary 3, March 3 & March 17, 2019

Experience the archaeological treasures and scenic beauty of Peru with the fascinating untamed rainforest of the Amazon and the stunning marine life and tropical waters of the Galápagos Islands. This amazing river cruise vacation offers a little something for everyone!Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu, built around 1450, and sitting majestically above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world! Next, you'll embark on a journey to one of the world's vastly unexplored regions where biodiversity is at its greatest--the mighty Amazon. Board one of the world's most luxurious small ships, the Delfin III, and enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife. Take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries, swim with pink dolphins, and visit native communities--all while returning to your plush five-star yacht.Before this cruise adventure is complete, you'll get a chance to explore the beautiful Galápagos Islands onboard the 16-passenger Treasure of Galápagos! Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, marine iguanas, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, short-eared owls, and other birds. You'll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A perfect ending to this trip of a lifetime!

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From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with Nazca Lines and Galapagos Cruise

19 Day Cruise from Lima to Quito
Departs: Febuary 18, March 4, April 1, April 29, July 8, September 30, October 14, 2018, Febuary 3, March 3 & March 17, 2019

Experience the fascinating Nazca Lines, archaeological treasures, and gastronomic delights of Peru, with the untamed rainforest of the Amazon, on this thrilling river cruise adventure that offers a little something for everyone!Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu, built around 1450, and sitting majestically above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world! Next, you'll embark on a journey to one of the world's vastly unexplored regions where biodiversity is at its greatest--the mighty Amazon. Board one of the world's most luxurious small ships, the Delfin III, and enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife. Take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries, swim with pink dolphins, and visit native communities--all while returning to your plush five-star yacht.Your unforgettable trip to Peru is not complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth. Wonderful scenery, historical treasures, learning opportunities, and so much more--all are available on this thrilling river cruise vacation to Peru and the Amazon!

Special Interest River Cruises through Europe

Speak to a tripcentral.ca agent at 1-866-650-6654 for additonal details, dates and pricing for any of these special interest River Cruises listed below.

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Active Discovery River Cruises

Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With the introduction of our new Active Discovery cruises on the Danube and Rhine, there is something for travellers with varying interests and for all fitness levels. You can now hike, bike, and explore your way through the scenic and historic wonders of the world. On these interactive and energetic cruises, we give you opportunities to spend time with locals and learn about local traditions and the culture with hands-on activities and we pack in real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.

Of course Avalon travellers have the opportunity to get their hearts pumping on every cruise. We’ve equipped all of our ships with bicycles for those who wish to pedal their way through the villages and vineyards of Europe. Travellers can opt for guided bicycle excursions or set their own pace along the banks of legendary rivers, through aromatic orchards, and down vibrant city streets.

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Wine Appreciation River Cruises

Your palate will applaud as you learn what to look for in a good wine. A distinguished wine authority will teach you the ropes as you visit a wine village and attend tastings to test your newfound talent.

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Culinary River Cruises

Enter a food-lover’s paradise in northern France. At a special dinner, a local chef will dazzle you with regional specialties and food preparation tips. If you participate in our “Taste of Normandy” excursion, there’ll be cider and wine tastings, a visit to a distillery, and you’ll even come away with easy-tomake recipes. Bon Appétit!

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Beer River Cruises

A visit to Europe is even better when it includes a discovery of their famous beers, and these special Avalon departures deliver just that! Activities may include onboard tastings, visits to historic breweries, and fascinating lectures on board about a range of topics including European beer-brewing techniques.Prost!

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Music & Jazz River Cruises

Let the music move you on Avalon's special music and jazz departures. Our Music cruises includes excursions to a classical concert in Vienna, a visit to Mozart’s Salzburg birthplace, and the countryside where “the hills are alive with the sound of music.” You will also have free time in Vienne, France, during its world-renowned Jazz Festival.

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Art & Impressionist River Cruises

Experience scenic northern France with a focus on art! Attend an illuminating art lecture by a subject expert on board your Avalon ship. On shore, explore art museums, and visit the places and sites that inspired some of the world’s most famous artists, such as Auvers-sur-Oise, Rouen, Giverny, and, of course, Paris - the inimitable "City of Light."

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History River Cruises

Take a river cruise through history! These fascinating European history and politics river cruises will give you an even richer experience as you learn the stories behind some of Europe's most historical sites. Cruises include WWII cruises, Politics cruises, Jewish Heritage cruises & Hapsburg cruises.

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Jewish Heritage River Cruise

Step back into Jewish history on this adventure through Central Europe. Aboard your ship, a renowned expert conducts informative lectures about the sites and events that played roles in Jewish heritage. In Budapest, visit the world’s second-largest synagogue. Explore the Document Neupfarrplatz museum in Regensburg with its remains of a medieval Jewish ghetto and ancient synagogue. In Prague, see the city’s Jewish Museum and cemetery, then travel to Terezin, one of Czechoslovakia’s largest concentration camps. Hear chilling stories about the daily lives of the Jews imprisoned there, and visit the poignant memorial.

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Christmastime River Cruises

Experience the holiday season the Central European way on this festive Christmas-themed departure. Delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local Christmas markets, where you’re sure to find the perfect traditionally handcrafted souvenirs. Also enjoy Christmas carols, sung by an area chorus; attend onboard lectures to learn about Christmas and New Year’s traditions in Europe; and savor a very merry Christmas holiday lunch and dinner.

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Golf River Cruises

Get teed up for an amazing Avalon Golf Cruise! You’ll enjoy golf outings as a local golf enthusiast arranges tee times on select courses. Non-golfers can enjoy the regular program as per our brochure text.

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Garden & Nature River Cruises

If you are passionate about gardening, you cannot miss discovering the most beautiful gardens and parks in this region, famous throughout Europe for inspirational horticultural art!

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Journeys Club River Cruise

Join Avalon Waterways’ leadership team and fellow cruisers and fans of the cruise line on an incredible cruise which not only brings you the historic sights and bright lights of France and Normandy, but also exclusive highlights. Visit Le Havre or Honfleur, the Palace of Versailles, and the Louvre Museum or Montmartre. You may choose to hike in a regional park; attend a painting class and enjoy a special gala dinner. And on your last evening, ascend the Eiffel Tower for a birds-eye view of Paris! And if you really want to make your vacation memorable, we offer an exciting extension to Mt. St. Michel and the Loire.

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Single Supplement waved on 2017 Avalon Waterways Europe and Irrawaddy River Cruise Departures*

When you step onto Avalon European river cruises, your breath will be taken away by the magic that separates you from everyday life on dry land. You’ll glide past imposing medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards, and remarkable ancient wonders on your European river cruise. Every gentle bend of the river reveals another fascinating sight as your luxurious river cruise ship winds its way through scenic landscapes, delivering you right to where many of Europe’s most celebrated cities were born.

Coursing more than 1,300 miles through central Myanmar, the Irrawaddy and its surrounding valley form the historical, cultural, and economic heart of Myanmar. From its glacial origins in the soaring Himalayas, it meanders peacefully through jungle-shrouded highlands and sun-seared plains to its mangrove-dotted delta at the Andaman Sea. The country’s largest river, this “Road to Mandalay” offers you a fascinating glimpse of “The Golden Land” that is Myanmar.

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Terms & Conditions:

*Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $1,310 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Offer available on select dates in 2017 and on select cruises ONLY. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between April 26 and June 6, 2017 for travel at select times in 2017. Avalon and Royal Suites excluded. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Combinable with all applicable offers except single supplement waiver. Applies to new 2017 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only.

France River Cruise Offer: Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways France river cruise (WJL/WLJ) to receive 40% off per person on the Land/Cruise or Cruise only price including cabin upgrades. Applicable to cabin categories E, D, B, A & P; Does not apply to Suite/Royal Suites. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between December 7, 2016 and July 25, 2017 for travel on select departures in 2017. Discount based on core vacation, double occupancy and does not extend to additional nights, extensions, non-published date airport transfers, port charges, optional gratuities and any government-imposed taxes, fees, port charges and supplements. Not applicable to custom tours. 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. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time, applicbale departures are subject to change. Not combinable with any other offer other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveller benefit. Not applicable on Single Supplement Waiver. Applies to new 2017 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Irrawaddy River Cruise Offer: *Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways Irrawaddy river cruise to receive $3400 off per person on the cruise/land price. Offer available on select dates in 2017 and on select cruises ONLY. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between November 9, 2016 and July 25, 2017 for travel at select times in 2017. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Combinable with Journeys Club Repeat Traveller benefit only. Applies to new 2017 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only.

Single Supplement Offer: * Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in order to waive the cabin single supplement fee. Only five promotional staterooms available each departure, Category E, D, B, A & P only. Sailings that have reached the maximum of five single staterooms will be removed from this promotional offer. Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways Irrawaddy river cruise in order to waive the single supplement fee. Only three promotional staterooms available each departure, Category B only. Sailings that have reached the maximum of three single staterooms will be removed from this promotional offer. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between August 31, 2016 and February 21, 2017 for travel in 2017. Offers apply to new bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offers reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer, except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveller benefit, if applicable. Full cancellation penalties will apply.

Galopagos 2018./2019 Offer: *Book a 2018/2019 Galapagos Island Avalon Waterways vacation (WBG, WBGE, WGG & WGGE) to receive $650 off per person on the cruise/land price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between April 5 and July 11, 2017 for travel in 2018/2019. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Only combinable with Journeys Club Repeat Traveller benefit. Applies to new 2018/2019 bookings only, and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Not Applicable on Suites. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

For additional terms and conditions, more information or to book contact a tripcentral.ca River Cruise Expert at 1-800-665-4981.