River cruising is a relaxing, immersive and thoroughly enjoyable form of travel where you can soak in the ever-changing scenery along the banks of the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Douro, Volga, and Yangtze Rivers. Unpack just once on a river cruise ship and journey into the very heart of iconic cities and charming towns.
Visit iconic cities like Paris, Amsterdam, and Budapest or walk the cobblestone streets of quaint villages and towns that are just waiting to be discovered. A river cruise provides you with easy access to savor the delights of both. In addition to the rivers listed above, cruises along lesser-known rivers like the Mekong in Southeast Asia and the Main in Germany are also options.
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One of Europe’s most legendary rivers the Rhine River is an idyllic and peaceful voyage. Board your vessel in Switzerland and liesurly travel to Germany, where you can visit the Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Be amazed by a red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle and enjoy the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Finish in Cologne where you can enjoy a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.
Paris To Normandy
Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon where you can visit the historic beaches of Normandy or be captivated by Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny. Take a walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral in Rouen best know as the home of Joan of Arc. Enjoy wine, cheese, and beautiful scenery along the Seine River. Complete your adventure back in Paris with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid. Extend your vacation in Paris to experience all the amazing attractions that the "City of Lights" has to offer.
THE MEKONG RIVER
This unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam immerses the traveler in the cultures and ancient traditions along the mighty Mekong River where the enchanting Cambodian countryside will captivate your imagination. Visit the 8th-century temple or take in the stunning views while walking through the village of Angkor Ban. Continue your river cruise into Vietnam where you’ll walk through a colorful market. Cruise into Ben Tre and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a traditional workshop. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is sure to create lasting memories!
the Amazon River
This Amazon River adventure begins in the Brazilian city of Manaus making stops along the way in the Amazon rainforest. This seven-day journey takes travelers down the Brazilian Amazon deep into the rainforest. Take a skiff to marked trails where you will discover jungle birds and Pink River Dolphins. Safari through the narrow waterways of the region or head out on a jungle walk adventure. Visit an indigenous village where the locals have adapted thier lifestyle to match their environment and have a chance to buy handicrafts. This is an adventure of a lifetime and unique travel experience that few will embark on.
THE PERUVIAN AMAZON
A luxury cruise down the Amazon River in Peru completely transportes you to a new natural world like none you have ever seen. A river cruise experience will be overflowing with new discoveries it explores remote villages and indigenous cultures along the Amazon. This is one of the wildest and most biodiverse areas in the world by water and on foot. Unlike other cruises, this unique adventure will let you spot unusual wildlife and meet local native people. This ideal way to experience Peru’s Amazon is by water, traveling in comfort, and going deep into the Amazon rainforest and jungle.
PRAGUE TO LONDON
Savour the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers, and continue your adventure with wonderful visits to Paris and London.
Begin your European river cruise vacation in “The Golden City” of Prague. See the Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock with guided sightseeing in the spectacular capital of Czech Republic. You’ll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Avalon Suite Ship® and take a tour of the city’s medieval architecture and amazing sights.
Sail to Bamberg to see the home of imperial dynasties. Next stop is Würzburg— the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” followed by a cruise to Rüdesheim and the amazing Rhine Gorge. You’ll sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley to the wine village of Bernkastel, and on to the ancient city of Trier.