Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Welcome to Holland. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM
Day 3 ARNHEM–NIJMEGEN
A Duke’s Forest and a Dutch Treat
Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR:
Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high and dune.
Join a Guided Excursion to ‘s-Hertogenbosch (meaning the Duke’s Forest). Sample a Bossche Bol—a decadent cream puff covered in Dutch chocolate, OR:
Visit a windmill and family-operated fruit and flower farm. Hear the history of a 15th century windmill with a local flour miller. Then, enjoy a carriage ride through theOoijpolder nature reserve—home to herons, storks, birds of prey, and wild horses.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO VENLO
Day 4 MAASTRICHT
Dutch History, Modern Spirit, and Fresh Pie
Enjoy an early morning sailing to Maastricht.
CLASSIC Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, and buildings, and impressively cobblestoned town
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NAMUR
Day 5 NAMUR, BELGIUM
Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the picturesque old-town, fortress citadel, and medieval architecture.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NAMUR
Day 6 LIÈGE
Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Fiery City” of Liège with its beautiful ancient quarters, peculiar alleys, and romantic streets. Don’t miss sampling authentically sweet Liège Waffles.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP
Day 7 ANTWERP
A Grand Gothic Cathedral in Artful Antwerp
Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BRUSSELS
Day 8 BRUSSELS
Ancient Landmarks and New Finds
Join a Guided Tour of Brussels, see the Town Hall with its landmark buildings and discover the many local bars, cafés and shops of the Lower Town Streets, OR:
See the major highlights of Brussels and join a do-it-yourself chocolate workshop for a fun and interactive experience.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BRUSSELS
Day 9 BRUSSELS (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.