Avalon River Cruising & Small Ship Cruising

Cruise Vacation Personalization

The Adventure is up to You

We Get Your Drift

There's a wide world out there just waiting to be explored, and Avalon knows there is more than one way to see it all. Experience local cities, villages, and countrysides your way with a wide selection of active excursions and activities that put you right in the middle of it all. Borrow a bike to ride through Amsterdam, grab a Nordic walking stick to capture the castle with a hike up the vineyard, or paddle a canoe along Austria’s river shores. We make it easy to turn viewing into doing with our Adventure Center and Avalon Adventure HostSM. You’ll find all the guidance and gear you need to embark on an expedition of your own. From a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck to a jogging tour of Vienna or an optional kayaking excursion, your Avalon Adventure HostSM can make it happen. Whatever floats your boat, we get your drift!

Cruise your way with included excursions and activities designed for a wide variety of experiences—on board and on shore. Choose classic guided sightseeing with an expert local guide who shares the iconic sights inside and out. Participate in authentic local cultures and traditions for an up close and personal experience. Explore local destinations under your own steam with active excursions that immerse you in your surroundings. Every day is an adventure, and the adventure is up to you!


Expert Local Guides reveal the history and heritage of local sights, with knowledgeable insider information and fascinating stories behind the “must-see” sites.


Roll up your sleeves or pull up a chair for inspiring and interactive experiences—from hands-on participation in cuisine and art to moving performances in music and dance. Discover local experiences that inspire your inner artist, capture your curiosity, and cater to your craving to learn new things.


Your Avalon Adventure Center and Host have all the gear and guidance you need to turn viewing into doing—your way at your pace. Hike, bike, jog, or kayak your way through scenic locales with your Adventure Host to see new destinations from a new perspective. Pedal, paddle, or amble—whatever moves you!

Cruisers Can Be Choosers

Customize your cruise even more with many unique optional excursions available on MyAvalon.com. Roll past Dutch windmills on a bicycle tour in Holland, give a round of applause in a Viennese Waltz concert, or roam the palace of Louis XIV. Spend free time your way with local recommendations and directions at your fingertips thanks to our AvalonGO mobile app. Your Avalon Adventure HostSM is always there to offer suggestions to make the most of your free time.


Cruising your way is all about options. Avalon offers a wide variety of Guided Optional Excursions for virtually every passion, preference, and pace. It’s simple to select and pre-purchase the optional excursions and activities that are perfect for you with MyAvalonSM. It’s easy to personalize your Avalon river cruise ahead of time with MyAvalonSM

  • Pre-register for your cruise with easy access to Avalon's comprehensive online Service Center
  • Select your choice of included sightseeing
  • Choose and pre-pay for optional excursions
  • Set your stateroom preferences for bed configuration
  • Select Celebration Packages for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries

AvalonGO Mobile App

Free time is important—especially on vacation. Avalon makes it easy to make the most of your free time on shore with our AvalonGO mobile app. We’ve loaded the app with local information, dining and entertainment suggestions, and easy-to-follow directions—right at your fingertips. AvalonGO also lets you upload photos to share with friends and family back home. Just tap the app for the best free time ideas!

Special Occasions

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary during your cruise? Add an Avalon Celebration Package to your vacation. You can make your special day even more memorable with special touches ranging from flowers to a private cocktail reception. Ask your Avalon cruise specialist for additional details.

Monograms Independent Vacation Packages

Enjoy the freedom of independent travel without the hassle of vacation planning. Your comprehensive Monograms package handles all the details for you—from coordinated flights and rail service, superior hotels, ground transportation, and sightseeing. Best of all, you’ll have the confidence of an expert Local Host® on hand to guide and assist you in making the most of your destination. Start sooner or stay longer in Paris, London, Venice, Rome, and other beautiful destinations. Visit our Monograms page to select the perfect getaway before or after your Avalon cruise.

Globus Escorted Tours

For more than 90 years, Globus has been sharing the world with travelers like you. Continue your vacation after your cruise with an award-winning Globus escorted tour, including transportation, guided sightseeing, superior hotel accommodations, and expert Local Guides with access to the iconic sights and off-the-beaten-path locales. Join us to explore Switzerland, Austria, or Britain as the perfect complement to your Avalon river cruise. Visit our Globus page to see the tours that you can add before your Avalon cruise.