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Are you tempted by the luxury of an ocean cruise, but put off by the idea of days at sea, expensive extras and uninspiring views? Welcome to Avalon Waterways river cruises, where five-star service comes free from stuffiness, accommodation is spacious, food is top-restaurant quality and everything is included - right down to the gratuities.

Discover our Travellers' Favourite Cruises...

We've collated a list of our guest's favourite itineraries - the most popular ones, liked and loved by so many. Take a look at our list below and see which river cruise itinerary could soon be your favourite...

Why choose Avalon Waterways?

At Avalon, ‘included’ is one of our favourite words. Along with the widest suite views that river cruising has to offer, and the space to soak it up from your window-facing bed, our award-winning cruises come with the following:

  • Full-board dining with regional wine or beer at mealtimes
  • Complimentary Happy Hour
  • Included choice of daily excursions
  • Gratuities prepaid

Customer Reviews

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Embark on a European river cruise and glide in style through scenic panoramas that evolve from fairytale castles to stunning landscapes and grand cities. Marvel at medieval castles perched on vineyard-draped hills on the Rhine, explore historic capitals including Vienna and Budapest along the Danube, or witness a kaleidoscope of colours as tulip fields stretch along riverbanks on our spring Tulip Time cruise through Holland and Belgium. Each day with Avalon brings a wealth of new discovery experiences and whether you choose an included excursion, an optional guided visit or to explore on your own, you’re assured of moments to treasure.

    River Cruise Offers

    Search through a range of exclusive cruise deals and offers for European river cruising and more further afield. Then, pack your bags and get ready to set sail down the world’s most legendary waters for less.

    Panorama Suites

    Fancy a view of the world like no other? Avalon Panorama Suites give the solution, with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that river cruising has to offer.

    Cruise Planning

    Do you want to explore the rivers of Europe but don't know where to start? Have a look at our map of European rivers and plan your next cruise, based on the places that you want to visit.

    Trustpilot reviews

    Travellers’ Favourites showcases our most iconic, inspired cruises that have guests returning to the rivers time and time again. So you can travel safe in the knowledge that the itineraries are tried, tested and much loved.

    Why Avalon

    Along with the widest suite views that river cruising has to offer, and the space to soak it up from your window-facing bed, Avalon offers full-board dining, included gratuities, excursions and more...

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Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended survey of Avalon Waterways customer experience, 106 Good Housekeeping readers, 2018.