River Cruises

River cruising has quickly become one of the most popular ways of traveling. From the waterways of Europe to sailing down the Mekong River, pack and unpack once and watch the beautiful scenery pass by. Find exciting itineraries for all tastes and budgets. Sail some of the most enchanting rivers like the Douro, the Danube, Rhine and many others. Hop on and off the ship for included excursions as you dock right in the heart of many of the world’s most fascinating cities.

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Netherlands - What happens when you put three non-painters in a painting workshop? Can you really learn to paint like Van Gogh in an afternoon?  Those were the questions on all our minds...

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Channel Your Inner Van Gogh on this Avalon Discovery Shore Excursion in Amsterdam
Sightseeing

Fact or Fiction? 3 Things You Need to Know About 'Dracula's Castle'

Before every travel destination had a ghost tour and haunted hotels, there was Dracula's Castle.Irish author Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel 'Dracula' popularized the... read more

River or Ocean Cruises

Cycling through the Dutch Countryside on an Avalon Active Shore Excursion

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Outdoor Activities

Three Falls to Fall in Love with This Fall

North America - In some very special places in North America, Mother Nature has found a perfect formula to make dramatic hillside scenery decked out in autumn colors... read more