There are many ways to travel the world, but few compare to the unique, stylish and sophisticated experience of a river cruise. Sail along the world’s most legendary waterways onboard a stunning Avalon Waterway river cruise ship. Bringing you into the heart of the action, you’ll enjoy a leisurely atmosphere and intimate ambiance onboard a beautiful floating boutique hotel.
River cruising is perfect for travelers who are looking for new experiences: See sights that you won’t forget. Immerse yourself in new cultures. Meet new friends who share your passion for unique experiences and discover culinary delights.
Avalon, voted “Best River Cruise Line” by Cruise Critic, offers all-inclusive value, including free shore excursions, free Wi-Fi access and free select beverages with dinner such as wine and beer, and more. At every meal, you'll have the ability to choose from a multitude of dining experiences. All feature the highest-quality local ingredients, hand crafted by true culinary artisans. And all are included at no extra cost.
A part of the wonderful appeal of river cruises is that their vessels are typically intimate, with passengers numbering in the hundreds, not thousands, and Avalon is no exception. Enjoy panoramic windows throughout every ship, luxurious accommodations - the most spacious staterooms in Europe, and more personal and attentive service while onboard.
With an All-Inclusive Value plus Free Roundtrip Air from Toronto and Savings up to $1,400/couple, these amazing offers are not to be missed.
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1. All-Inclusive Value
Your river cruise provides exceptional value including Free shore excursions, complimentary beverages such as wine and beer with dinner, Free Wi-Fi access and much more. With an All-Inclusive Value plus Free Roundtrip Air from Toronto and Savings up to $1,400/couple, these amazing offers are not to be missed.
2. Limited Inventory
With smaller and more intimate ships, there are only a limited number of staterooms available. Book your river cruise today to take advantage of our exclusive rates and secure your spot on one of these fantastic journeys.
3. Award-winning Cruise Line
Avalon lets you discover Europe in a world-class way. With their contemporary design, this Swiss line has a passion for details and is continually praised for the beauty of their vessels and the quality of their service including a highly attentive English-speaking crew.
4. It’s River Cruising
River cruises sail to some of the world’s most breathtaking rivers. You’ll enjoy amazing sights along the way, from scenic vineyards and, historic castles to countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites! You can truly feel the culture of a country with this type of cruising: rivers are like the highways of Europe and can take you beyond just seeing the places you’ve read about.
5. We're your trusted friends
Cruise Connections Canada is your friend in the travel industry and our goal is to provide you with a worry-free vacation. We recognize your passion for travel and it is an honour to be trusted with planning something so important to you!
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13 days Cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam
FREE Roundtrip Air from Toronto
FREE French Balcony Upgrade
FREE Shore Excursions
This magnificent vacation includes a deluxe cruise that reveals the best of Europe along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. See the sights with Local Guides in Vienna, Grein, Passau, Bamberg, and Cologne; attend a baking demonstration in Bavaria’s picturesque Miltenberg; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim; and cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Your vacation concludes with a canal cruise past 16th-century merchant houses in delightful Amsterdam.
B: full buffet breakfast L: lunch D: dinner
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, soft drinks with lunch, and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included on board your vessel.
Day 0 - Fly FREE from Toronto to Vienna. From Vienna airport, you will be transferred to the pier for your cruise embarkation.
Day 1 - Arrive in Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)
Vienna, Austria’s capital, is known as the “City of Music” and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 - Vienna
Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your included tour. You do not rush through Vienna—you waltz, taking your time to savor each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café. An optional concert is available during your stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 - Melk–Grein
Situated in the picturesque Wachau Valley, Melk is home to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey that dominates the town and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! At the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle, Grein’s turreted houses on the main square offer excellent photo opportunities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 - Passau, Germany
Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen’s Cathedral houses the world’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 - Regensburg
Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall, and Porta Pretoria—gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavaria’s cultural centers. It is here you will find Germany’s oldest restaurant, the 12th-century Historische Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 - Nuremberg
Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it was restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses—all explained by a local expert. Nuremberg’s traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metal working. After dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s Famous Beers! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 - Bamberg
Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th-century mansions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 - Würzburg
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The magnificent BISHOP’S RESIDENZ is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 - Wertheim–Miltenberg
Time at leisure this morning in charming Wertheim, situated at the confluence of the Tauber and Main Rivers. The town is known for its medieval town center, its castle, and its wine. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and renaissance houses and the gothic splendor of the Merchant Hall. This afternoon, learn how to bake a local Soft Cookie specialty. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 - Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge
Visit Siegried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim. Enjoy a Special Treat, then there’s free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 - Cologne, Germany
Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs! Try a Kölsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of “4711,” the original eau de cologne. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 - Amsterdam, Holland
Holland’s delightful 700-year-old capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by Canal Boat, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 - Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
All good things must come to an end. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
You will be transferred from the cruise terminal to the airport for your FREE flight back to Toronto. We hope you enjoyed your voyage. It will be time to say goodbye for now but we look forward to welcoming you back on your next cruise.