• Experience a world beyond your expectations. Choose from our award-winning vacations on virtually every continent with local favorites and off-the-beaten-path experiences only Globus can share.

  • We know why you travel. You’d rather have an extra day exploring than a fancy chocolate on your pillow. Enjoy VIP inclusions and world-class experiences at budget-friendly prices.

  • Embrace your independent spirit with the freedom to discover the world without getting lost. Enjoy independent travel confidently with guided sightseeing, loads of free time, and a knowledgeable Monograms Local Host in each destination.

  • Happiness flows on an Avalon river cruise. From Asia to South America and Europe to the Nile, you’ll cruise in relaxed luxury with river cruising’s widest views of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.

The Great Rivers of Europe

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 or the beloved classic sights in Paris — 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.

    Saone River Cruise

    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

    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?

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    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!

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    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.

Introducing Storyteller Series

If you’re ready to turn the page on the classic river cruise, we have some exciting news for you! Now, you can transport yourself through time and tales with revered raconteurs on Avalon Waterways' NEW Storyteller Series of Suite Ship sailings. These celebrity-hosted European river cruises invite travel enthusiasts, like you, to meet legends in legendary landscapes. To sail past cliffside castles while uncovering cliff-hangers. And capture insider narratives outside the pages of novels, scripts or song lyrics.

  • Diana Gabaldon, international bestselling author of Outlander novels
  • Candace Bushnell, international bestselling author of the Sex in the City anthology
  • Cheryl Strayed, international bestselling author of Wild
  • Gillian Flynn, international bestselling author of Gone Girl
  • Christopher Moore, international bestselling comic fantasy novelist
  • Edwin McCain, Billboard-topping singer-songwriter

Learn About Storyteller Series

Avalon Waterways' Storyteller Series

Happiness Flows in Every Direction

How will you explore Europe with Suite views of its sweetest rivers? Wind through whimsical windmills on the waterways of Holland? Mosey along the Moselle through France’s most picturesque pastoral landscapes? Find La vie en rose and historic heroes on the Seine from the City of Light to the beaches of Normandy? Taste the flavors and feast your eyes in France from Lyon to Burgundy on the Rhone and Saone? Capture the castles and lose yourself in the vineyards of Germany on the Rhine and Main Rivers? Discover the splendor of the legendary Danube through Austria, Hungary, and the bewitching Balkans? Whichever river you choose to cruise aboard an Avalon Suite Ship, you’ll never want to explore Europe any other way! Start dreaming with a spin on our Europe river map and chart your course on maps of the Rhine, Danube, Seine, or anywhere Avalon flows!