Avalon Active Discovery Cruises

Charting a New Course in River Cruising

Waking to the widest opening windows - and the industry's only Open-Air BalconySM - is just the beginning of the Avalon difference. Beyond the wide-open views is an even wider range of ways to seize the day. Perhaps your clients would like to join a walking tour through town to an ancient castle or learn a few local phrases along the way. Avalon Choice® offers a choice of daily included excursions - Classic, Discovery, and Active. Choose from a variety of inclusions to match your clients' mood, pace, and interests each day, all while experiencing the sights, sounds, and flavors of the destination, their way.

Our new Active & Discovery river cruises offer a deeper immersion into each destination with the most engaging activities imaginable. Your clients can choose to perfect their brushstrokes in a local art studio, steer a bicycle through the scenic countryside, or sear today’s catch in a lively cooking class. From inspiring food and wine tastings to invigorating jogging and hiking tours, our Active & Discovery river cruises along the Danube, Rhine and Rhône were designed for every type of doer.

What makes Active & Discovery cruises truly unique

… and perfect for both new and repeat river cruisers

• More day sailing      • More Active & Discovery excursions      • More unique port cities      • More time in each port      • Less distance between ports

Check out this example of different ports to explore with Active & Discovery on the Rhine:

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Highlights of Avalon Choice® included excursions:

DISCOVERY
Visit a local oyster farm on a Guided Tour, enjoy an oyster tasting and learn how this delicacy is farmed. Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You'll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape of Arles.
ACTIVE
Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park, and keep an eye out for more than 400 bird species—including pink flamingos—along the trails of the Mediterranean's Rhône delta. Join a Guided Hike in the picturesque vineyards surrounding the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage.
CLASSIC
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, including a visit to the world's largest gothic Fortress—the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. Also, explore Les Halles' covered market.

Highlights of Avalon Choice® included excursions:

DISCOVERY
See Burg Clam (Greinburg Castle) on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour. Join a Guided Visit to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrád's Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order.
ACTIVE
Take a Guided Bike Tour from Spitz to Krems, and enjoy a stop in Dürnstein to see the mesmerizing blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties. Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective.
CLASSIC
Take a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the World Museum of Vienna, commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire.

Highlights of Avalon Choice® included excursions:

DISCOVERY
Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, known as the City of Wine, with wine tastings included. Join an excursion to the "Lava City" of Mendig for a Volcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined.
ACTIVE
Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visiting battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside. Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high sand dunes.
CLASSIC
Join a Guided Tour of Düsseldorf, visiting the Old Town, and discover its spectacular subway line. Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection.

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