We’ve Spent Nearly a Century Planning your Vacation.
When you select a Avalon vacation, you’re choosing experience, passion, and perfection. Our dedication began over nine decades ago when a young Antonio Mantegazza became inspired to share the stories of his home while using his family’s rowboat to transport lumber across beautiful Lake Lugano in Switzerland. He soon began transporting tourists instead, and what began on a spring day in 1928 blossomed into the worldwide name in travel.
Lighting the Path to a Better Tomorrow
From our inception, Avalon has cast a light on the world’s most fascinating places and people – inviting wayfarers and wanderers like you to bask in their glory, intrigue and wonder. Along the way, we’ve helped travelers uncover ancient traditions while meeting the locals dedicated to preserving them; to meander historic hallways while giving back to the societies that safeguard them; and to put down the guidebooks and pick up a greater understanding of the world and its people.
Immersed in enlightening experiences, we naturally gain a deeper appreciation—one that leads to greater compassion, consideration and curiosity as we ask ourselves, what else can we do to protect our planet, preserve our sacred places, and help humankind?
Enter the Avalon Lighthouse Project—an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Avalon, invites our travelers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.
We make every effort to conserve and preserve in each destination we visit by helping to protect the waterways, wild places, and wildlife by supporting and shining a light on organizations that do the same.