Skip to Main Content

Cruise to Europe with Avalon Waterways

Just as the great cities of the world arose along the great rivers of Europe, so did the gentle hills and humble villages that you’ll encounter on an Avalon European river cruise. From the rich heritage of Budapest to the rare haunts of Bucharest, and from the castles of Germany to the classics of Vienna, the treasures of the Danube River beckon to us. And while we may follow the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Saone, Moselle, and Main Rivers, you need only follow your passions to experience your cruise your way. From active pursuits on a bike or a hike in Burgundy to a new discovery in a painting class in Amsterdam; from the beloved classic sights in Paris to Portugal's vibrant vineyards — how you experience an Avalon European river cruise is up to you. Your captain, cruise director, and caring crew deliver relaxed luxury from start to finish.

Happiness Flows in Every Direction

From windmills and wine to castles and coastlines, all are in your view on an Avalon river cruise in Europe. Tip your beret to bountiful France. Mosey on the Moselle or make waves on the waterways of Holland. Find serenity on the Seine or roam the Rhine Valley. Waltz through history on the Danube or revel on the Rhône. Rock the boat with countless ways to discover your choice of European river cruises where happiness flows!

    Douro River Cruises

    Meaning “River of Gold,” the Douro truly is a treasure that reveals the gems of Portugal’s wine region. Weaving a course through some of Europe’s most captivating vistas and charming villages, the Douro River flows along Portugal’s sloping vineyards and serene valleys from legendary Lisbon to picturesque Porto.

    Saône River Cruises

    The Saône River-its name derived from the Gallic river goddess, Souconna-flows from northeastern France to join the Rhône River in Lyon. The Saône passes through the picturesque wine-making landscapes of Burgundy and Beaujolais.

    Seine River Cruises

    The Seine rises just northwest of Dijon and flows in northwesterly through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. It's one of Europe's great historic rivers and since the early Middle Ages has been considered the river of Paris.

    Why Cruise the Seine River?

    Special Interest Cruises

    Avalon puts the “you” in “unique” with special interest themed river cruises that are suited to your passions and pursuits. Appreciate a fine wine or hearty ale? Do you love gardens and nature? Our WWII or Habsburg & Royalty cruises provide the epic page-turner you’ve been looking for!

    Active & Discovery Cruises

    Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. Avalon offers activities for travelers with varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries, to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a vacation to suit your interests and pace.