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Explore History and Culture With Avalon Waterways

Rivers are considered the lifelines of human civilization, having attracted explorers and settlers since the dawn of time. Discover three of the most iconic river destinations in the world – the Rhine, Danube and Mekong – with Avalon Waterways. Along the banks of their flowing waters, you'll find a world rich in history, culture, nature and heritage. 

  • Cologne

    With Avalon Waterways, travellers discover each destination how they want. If you enjoy sightseeing, then classic excursions are perfect for you. For example, you'll enjoy experiences like taking a guided city walk of Cologne and enjoy visits to famous landmarks like the gothic Cologne Cathedral.
  • Boppard

    You also have the option of exploring your destination through active excursions. One experience to look forward to during a river cruise of the Rhine is a guided tour of Marksburg Castle – a pivotal stop in the Rhine Gorge. After exploring its battlements, you'll take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside.
  • Heidelberg

    If one of your favourite ways to experience the places you visit is by enjoying cultural heritage, Avalon Waterways curates some of the best experiences. In Heidelberg, for example, you have the option of taking a guided tour of Heidelberg Castle and visiting its famed Great Vat: the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.”

Rhine River Cruises

  • Wine World Experience

    Go on a river cruise with Avalon Waterways, and in destinations like the Danube, you'll get access to exclusive excursions like their Wine World Experience. Enjoy a delicious afternoon sipping fragrant wines in Krems, Austria in the beautiful outdoors. 
  • Mount Pöstlingberg

    If you love the feeling of standing before an incredible view, Avalon Waterways gives travellers the option of joining guided hikes to the destinations like Mount Pöstlingberg were you'll be treated to vistas of Linz, Austria and the Danube River.
  • Spitz

    On river cruises, beautiful scenery is something you get to experience every moment of the day. But, you also have the option of even more up-close encounters with nature. In destinations like Spitz, Austria, you'll be taken on a guided canoe tour.

Danube River Cruises

  • Ho Chi Minh City

    One of the best things about exploring the Mekong on a river cruise is you'll stop off in some of the planet's most fascinating cities. One of the places you visit will be Ho Chi Minh City, a destination where ancient landmarks, modern-day culture and history will capture your attention the second you step foot on land. 
  • Phnom Penh

    Considered the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, Siem Reap is a remarkable place to explore. While the temple of Angkor Vat is a must-visit, you'll find remnants of Khmer kingdom throughout this resort town located in northwestern Cambodia. Don't miss out on seeing the carved faces of Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.
  • Siem Reap

    Considered the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, Siem Reap is a remarkable place to explore. While temple of Angkor Vat is a must-visit, you'll find remnants of Khmer kingdom throughout this resort town located in northwestern Cambodia. Don't miss out on seeing the carved faces of Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom. 

Mekong River Cruises

Experience a River Cruise With Avalon

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