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Introducing NEW shore experiences – INCLUDED
NEW Itinerary on France's Rhone River
NEW! App allows you to explore on your own
Book by April 24, 2018 and save up to $2500USD/$3000CDN per couple
on select 2019 cruises

Avalon Waterways is adding to its collection of Active Discovery river cruises in 2019, including a new itinerary on the Rhône River and a new AvalonGo App.

For 2019, you'll be able to choose “Classic,” “Discovery” and “Active” options each day on every river cruise itinerary – all included in your cruise price.

In addition to the delights of Classic river cruise activities with a guide on shore, Avalon’s Active Discovery cruises provide 2 more ways to experience the destination:

1) ACTIVE: Exploration in Motion: energetic excursions that include everything from taking a jogging tour through Amsterdam, a biking tour around Vienna or even a canoe trip on the Danube.

2) DISCOVERY: Engaging, Cultural Experiences: hands-on experiences offer you the chance to take part in a painting class in Amsterdam, taste locally-produced cheese and beer at an ancient abbey or say “good morning” to Vienna on an early-riser walk to a quaint café.


Avalon’s NEW 8-day Active Discovery on the Rhône  (picture top: at the famous Avignon Bridge) offers travelers an array of included “Active” and “Discovery” excursions, such as:

Arles: Hike in Val d’Enfer or engage in a workshop to learn to paint like Van Gogh.

Avignon: E-bike through Tavel, enjoy a wine-tasting or tour the Musée des Aromes and create your own scent.

Port-Saint-Louis: Hike or bike through the Camargue Regional National Park or visit a local oyster farm.

Viviers: Canoe through the Gorges de l’Ardéche, take a guided hike through the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estr, engage in an underground wine tasting in a cave, visit a crocodile farm and/or join a ghost tour.

Tournon/Tain L’Hermitage: Rail-bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux, hike the vineyards surrounding the twin cities, tour the Valrhona factory and make your own chocolate bar and/or join a cooking demonstration.

Lyon: Take a guided hike in Parc de la Tête d’Or, join a culinary walk or make your own Saucisson brioché in a cooking class.

NEW AvalonGo APP

Independently explore each destination throughout your vacation with a detailed, daily schedule of your itinerary, a list of nearby attractions (featuring hours of operation, historical facts and more), maps, directions as well as local cafés, restaurants, bars and entertainment options for further exploration.

You'll even be provided with a picnic!


Book your 2019 cruise by April 24 this year can save up to $2500 USD/ $3000CDN per couple
OR have the single supplement waived on select, air-inclusive Europe and Asia river cruises.


Book a select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $1,250 USD/ $1500 CDN off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 7 and April 24, 2018 for travel at select times in 2019. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Combinable with the $250 Air Inclusive Europe Promo (PRMW0610) and Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit only. Applies to new 2019 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0617

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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