31st December 2019 – Cruisers looking to book their 2020 holiday can now take advantage of Avalon Waterway’s new year sale, with savings of up to £2,500 per couple. Many of these great deals also enjoy no single supplement, including selected sailings of Danube Dreams, Romantic Rhine and Magnificent Europe! What’s more, selected cruises have up to 50% off! Subject to availability, book before 21st February 2020. More information on these latest offers can be viewed here.


Tulip Time Cruise

Was £2,368pp, now £1,240pp

Flight inclusive price from just £1,542pp

Departing 27th April 2020

Explore the architecture, cafes and restaurants of Amsterdam, before setting sail on this 8-day cruise through Holland and Belgium. Experience Rotterdam’s harbour, said to be the world’s busiest port. Take in the breathtaking colours of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Sail onto Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city before heading for Ghent, Belgium to join a local expert for a guided tour of the city. Back in Holland explore Middelburg, formerly an important trading city, where you still get a sense of its wealth today with its impressive structures like the gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square. This beautiful and historic springtime river cruise concludes with more time to explore Amsterdam.

View the full itinerary and deals here.


Danube Dreams Westbound

Was £2,060pp, now £1,035pp

Flight inclusive price from just £1,499pp

Departing 31st March 2020

Join this 8-day river cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf, stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals along the way. Explore the vibrant city of Budapest before setting sail on the Danube for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. The cruise will then take you to Vienna, Austria, to enjoy some free time for a stroll around this breathtaking and vibrant city. A host of excursions to delve deeper into Vienna’s history are available, including a Royal Waltz Concert or a tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Re-join the ship and journey through Wachau Valley, stopping for a guided walk in Dürnstein. Then it’s onto Linz for a visit to Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, before taking in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge.

View the full itinerary and deals here.


Active & Discovery on the Rhine Southbound

Was £2,600pp, now £1,309pp

Departing 5th May 2020

Flight inclusive price from just £1,660pp

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on an Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match every interest and pace. History buffs, foodies, or art lovers can find the inclusions that speak to them! Begin in Amsterdam for a day full of activities, from a canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace! Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided “bites and highlights” tour in Düsseldorf, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising.

View full itinerary and deals here.


A Taste of the Danube Eastbound 2020

Was £942pp, now £642pp

Departing 22nd November 2020

Flight inclusive price from just £1,026pp 

Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube. Board your ship in Vienna and set sail for Melk, where you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest, and where Benedictine monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls. From the Abbey’s terrace, you can take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. This Danube River cruise is a must to see Austria’s striking beauty, Budapest’s shining city, and all the splendid spots between on your European river cruise vacation of a lifetime.

View full itinerary and deals here.


Magnificent Europe Eastbound

Was £4,810pp, now £3,560pp

Flight inclusive price from just £3,891pp

Departing 13th October 2020

Embark on this 10-day adventure through magnificent Europe, sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest with many exciting stops along the way. Take in Amsterdam and Cologne with city sightseeing tours included, before sailing through the dramatic Rhine Gorge – the most beautiful view of the Rhine River. Next up, stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, then onto Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg. Sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers.  Arrive in Austria to visit Melk, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Before heading home, local experts will introduce you to the countless must-see sights of Vienna and Budapest.

View the full itinerary and deals here.


All cruises include full board dining with wine and beer at lunch and dinner, complimentary Wi-Fi, gratuities, and shore excursions at every port of call led by Certified Local Guides. 

Prices are based on London airports, other UK airports are available. Save up to £2,500 per couple on the cruise only portion of selected departures, not including flights, transfers or extra nights. Valid for new bookings made before 21st February 2020. Save up to 50% offer not available for single occupancy.

For full terms & conditions see avalonwaterways.co.uk/offerstcs



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About Avalon Waterways:

Travellers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways®. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® proudly present Avalon Waterways’ unique Open-Air Balcony —cruising’s only bed with a view, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. When travellers pair panoramic scenes with the widest-ranging excursion choices in river cruising, they’re in for an experience as wide open as the view.  

On an Avalon cruise, schedules give way to whims, leaving travellers the freedom to do exactly as they please, when they please. Whether enjoying a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, joining a cooking class or paddling a canoe, our   Avalon Choice®  selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When travellers prefer to explore on their own, Avalon helps with recommendations, information and the gear they need, thanks to Adventure Hosts, an Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app. And when it’s time to refuel, Avalon's  FlexDining®  program gives guests the choices they crave. 

When travellers sail the world with Avalon Waterways, every day is an adventure and every adventure is up to our guests. For more information on Avalon Waterways or to book, call 0330 058 8291, visit  www.avalonwaterways.co.uk  or contact your travel agent. Avalon Waterways is a proud supporter of The Ocean Cleanup.