Short River Cruises - Avalon Waterways®

River Cruises Under 10 Days

Need a quick getaway? Take a 5-day river cruise through Germany at Christmastime or spend 8 days in Amsterdam admiring the colorful tulips and charming windmills. We offer several short river cruises with unique itineraries for stunning locations.

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8 Day River Cruise from Paris to Paris

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy guide...Read More

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Art & Impressionism Discovery from Paris to Normandy (WPP-T3)

Starting at $2,899* - Cruise Details

Paris to Normandy for WWII Historians (WPP-T2)

Starting at $3,298* - Cruise Details

Paris to Normandy with Canadian Entertainer Jann Arden (WPP-T4)

Starting at $2,949* - Cruise Details

A Culinary Experience on Paris to Normandy (WPP-T1)

Starting at $3,698* - Cruise Details

Add London to Your Vacation (WPP1)

Starting at $2,758* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,699$1,798*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,348$2,748*
Suite:
From $4,098$3,848*

8 Day River Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the...Read More

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Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine – Northbound (WZA-T)

Starting at $2,898* - Cruise Details

Add Lucerne to Your Vacation (WZAE)

Starting at $2,694* - Cruise Details

Add Paris & London to Your Vacation (WZA1)

Starting at $3,775* - Cruise Details

Add Lucerne, Paris & London to Your Vacation (WZA2)

Starting at $4,671* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (WAZ)

Starting at $2,199* - Cruise Details

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From $2,553$2,303*
Suite:
From $2,853$2,603*

8 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest

Discover the fascinating and scenic Danube with its charming small towns and exciting cities on this river cruise vacation. Begin with a guided sightseeing tour and a 2-night city stay in Vienna, the “City of Music.” Savor Sachertorte in a local café, spend time in one of the many marvelous museums, shop along the Kärntnerstrasse, or stroll along the historic streets. Then, board your ship and beg...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WVB0)

Starting at $1,199* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Budapest to Vienna (WBV)

Starting at $2,039* - Cruise Details

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From $2,596$2,346*
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8 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Vienna

Fall in love with the Danube—with its charming small towns, scenic beauty, and exciting cities—on this river cruise vacation. Begin your vacation with a 2-night city stay in the vibrant Hungarian city of Budapest, where included city sightseeing acquaints you with all the highlights. There is plenty of time to explore on your own—shop for paprika at the Central Market Hall, explore the massive cas...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WBV0)

Starting at $1,199* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Vienna to Budapest (WVB)

Starting at $2,039* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,599$2,199*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,298$3,048*
Suite:
From $4,048$3,798*

8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock...Read More

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Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine – Southbound (WAZ-T)

Starting at $3,098* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam (WZA)

Starting at $1,798* - Cruise Details

Add Zurich & Lake Como to Your Vacation (WAZ1)

Starting at $3,671* - Cruise Details

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From $3,397$3,147*
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9 Day River Cruise from Prague to Vienna

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere from Prague to Vienna and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the special winter atmosphere of this time of year. Highlights include a visit to the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague, a fun beer tasting, and a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine ...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WNV0)

Starting at $2,049* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Vienna to Prague (WVN)

Starting at $2,369* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:

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Cat A, B, P:
From $3,397$3,147*
Suite:
From $3,997$3,747*

9 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Prague

Enjoy the festive atmosphere from Vienna to Prague and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Prague. Be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties! Other highlights incl...Read More

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Starting at $2,049* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Prague to Vienna (WNV)

Starting at $2,369* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,131$2,631*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,453$2,953*
Suite:
From $3,988$3,738*

9 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Munich

On this marvelous cruise, visit Austria’s capital, Vienna, and be delighted by its charming small towns—like Melk, Dürnstein, and Grein—before heading into Germany’s Bavaria. First, enjoy Vienna with its spectacular museums, awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and delightful music. In Dürnstein, explore the small town nestled below the ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was im...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WVP0)

Starting at $1,641* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Munich to Vienna (WPV)

Starting at $3,039* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,595$2,694*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,244$3,644*
Suite:
From $4,994$4,744*

10 Day River Cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam

Begin this exhilarating vacation with 2 nights in Lucerne, where you’ll walk across the famous covered Chapel Bridge and ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt. Pilatus for a birdseye view over the town, lake and surroundings. (Departures October 19 to November 2 visit the Swiss Transport Museum as transportation up Mt. Pilatus is unavailable due to maintenance.) Then one of E...Read More

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Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine with Lucerne Extension – Northbound (WZAE-T)

Starting at $3,794* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,645$2,758*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,372$3,147*
Suite:
From $5,095$4,845*

11 Day River Cruise from Paris to London

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital city with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy ...Read More

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From $3,860$3,610*
Suite:
From $3,988$3,738*

9 Day River Cruise from Munich to Vienna

Start your vacation in Bavaria’s capital, Munich, and visit the charming town of Oberammergau and the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. Board your river cruise vessel in Passau and sail down the Danube, stopping to visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and the small town of Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley. End your cruise in Austria’s capital Vienna, with guided sightseeing and plenty of time to explore ...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WPV0)

Starting at $2,049* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Vienna to Munich (WVP)

Starting at $2,631* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,921$3,671*
Cat A, B, P:
From $5,120$4,420*
Suite:
From $5,820$5,170*

12 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Lake Como

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock...Read More

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Cat D, E:
From $4,676$3,775*
Cat A, B, P:
From $5,325$4,725*
Suite:
From $6,075$5,825*

14 Day River Cruise from Zürich to London

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the...Read More

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9 Day Cruise from Quito to Quito

This exciting vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the “Center of the World.” You’ll also experience Otavalo in a unique way—explore its famous Indian market, where you can find beautiful textiles, artwork, and more, then on to a local hacienda to sample Andean delicacies. Before taking to ...Read More

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Add Amazon to Your Vacation (WBGE)

Starting at $5,974* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $5,572$4,671*
Cat A, B, P:
From $6,221$5,621*
Suite:
From $6,971$6,721*

16 Day River Cruise from Lucerne to London

Europe’s most legendary cities, rivers, and sights await on this mesmerizing journey. Your vacation begins with two overnights in lovely Lucerne, Switzerland, where an included guided walk features the poignant Lion Monument, the ornate historic homes lining the walled Old Town, and Chapel Bridge—the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. There’s free time to explore on your own, then a real trea...Read More

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8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland!

This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. There is much to do with the renowned museums and abundance of restaurants amongst the elegant squares and charming canal...Read More

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Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine (WAZ-T1)

Starting at $1,699* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam (WZA)

Starting at $1,649* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $1,739$1,489*
Cat A, B, P:
From $2,231$1,981*
Suite:
From $2,553$2,303*

8 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest

From the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, this European river cruise takes you through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, past quaint towns and villages, and to the intriguing capitals of Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Enjoy two nights in Vienna before you embark on your river cruise. Guided sightseeing shows you the city’s hig...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WVB0)

Starting at $749* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Budapest to Vienna (WBV)

Starting at $1,589* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,369$1,540*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,354$2,354*
Suite:
From $3,997$3,747*

9 Day River Cruise from Prague to Vienna

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town’s Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It’s a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore t...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WNV0)

Starting at $1,220* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Vienna to Prague (WVN)

Starting at $1,869* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $1,839$1,589*
Cat A, B, P:
From $2,331$2,081*
Suite:
From $2,653$2,403*

8 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Vienna

From the Gypsy violins of Budapest to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” this Europe river cruise highlights the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, and the fascinating capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria.

Enjoy two nights in Budapest, where guided sightseeing shows you the highlights of this vibrant capital. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on yo...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WBV0)

Starting at $849* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Vienna to Budapest (WVB)

Starting at $1,489* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,599$1,649*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,248$2,748*
Suite:
From $3,998$3,748*

8 Day River Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Here you’ll find the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unriv...Read More

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Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine (WZA-T1)

Starting at $1,699* - Cruise Details

Add Lucerne to Your Vacation (WZAE)

Starting at $2,545* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (WAZ)

Starting at $1,399* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,599$1,849*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,748$2,998*
Suite:
From $4,498$4,248*

8 Day River Cruise from Paris to Paris

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Vers...Read More

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A Culinary Experience from Paris to Normandy (WPP-T2)

Starting at $2,149* - Cruise Details

Art & Impressionist Discovery from Paris to Normandy (WPP-T1)

Starting at $2,649* - Cruise Details

Paris to Normandy for WWII Historians (WPP-T4)

Starting at $2,649* - Cruise Details

Paris to Normandy with Journeys Club Celebration (WPP-T3)

Starting at $3,099* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,369$1,869*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,354$2,854*
Suite:
From $3,997$3,747*

9 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Prague

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of ...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WVN0)

Starting at $1,549* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Prague to Vienna (WNV)

Starting at $1,540* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,989$2,489*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,810$3,310*
Suite:
From $4,345$4,095*

9 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Munich

Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends with three nights in Munich, the Bavarian capital known for its centuries-old buildings and Oktoberfest.

Known as the “City of Music.” Vienna inspired the creative genius of Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss. Join your Local Guide for a tour that takes you to the lavish Hofburg Palace...Read More

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A Culinary Experience on the Danube Symphony (WVP-T1)

Starting at $2,539* - Cruise Details

Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WVP0)

Starting at $1,499* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Munich to Vienna (WPV)

Starting at $2,489* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $2,989$2,489*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,810$3,310*
Suite:

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9 Day River Cruise from Munich to Vienna

Your Danube river cruise adventure begins with three nights in the magnificent city of Munich, capital of Bavaria, Germany, and ends in romantic Vienna, the capital of Austria. While in Munich, a Local Guide will show you all the famous attractions. Then, stroll along the pedestrian walkways and savor a local beer in a traditional stein, as you relax alongside the locals at a Biergarten.

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WPV0)

Starting at $1,499* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Vienna to Munich (WVP)

Starting at $2,489* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,495$2,545*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,144$3,644*
Suite:
From $4,894$4,644*

10 Day River Cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

Begin your river cruise journey in the beautiful Swiss city of Lucerne. See the impressive Lion Monument and walk across the famous Chapel Bridge. Also, enjoy free time to explore on your own before heading to Basel where y...Read More

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Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine with Lucerne - Northbound (WZAE-T1)

Starting at $2,595* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,339$2,839*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,988$3,488*
Suite:
From $4,738$4,488*

9 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Linz

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tour...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WBL0)

Starting at $2,649* - Cruise Details

Add Munich to Your Vacation (WBLM)

Starting at $4,124* - Cruise Details

Add Prague to Your Vacation (WBLP)

Starting at $3,485* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Linz to Budapest (WLB)

Starting at $2,339* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,985$3,485*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,634$4,134*
Suite:
From $5,384$5,134*

12 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague

This exciting new vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz, as well as to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov and Prague, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might lik...Read More

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Cat D, E:
From $4,624$4,124*
Cat A, B, P:
From $5,273$4,773*
Suite:
From $6,023$5,773*

12 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Munich

This exciting new vacation introduces you to Salzburg and its surrounding area, and people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz and to Salzburg, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation in Hungary’s capital city where you board your Avalon ship and head for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a ...Read More

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Add Prague to Your Vacation (WBLP)

Starting at $3,485* - Cruise Details

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