2017 Avalon Waterways River Cruises
Avalon Waterways offers River Cruises throughout Europe, China, South East Asia, South America and the Galapagos Islands. The 2017 Avalon river cruise portfolio is our most comprehensive yet.
Larger, quieter and newer, the Avalon Waterways fleet is an ultra-modern river cruise experience featuring amenities you would commonly associate with a resort holiday. Our professional English-speaking tour directors offer impeccable service and insight into your destination be it a river cruise of Asia, a Europe river cruise, China river cruise or the various cruises through South America and the Galápagos Islands. Avalon Waterways’ small-ship cruises and popular river cruises are highly inclusive but can also be tailored to meet your own desires and goals for your holiday.
While some companies ask you compromise room space, we offer you a spacious Panorama Suite that never does. Avalon’s Suite Ships balconies let the outside in and turn your room into an open air balcony. These pioneering Suite Ships have become a benchmark in the river cruise ship industry, but that’s just a start. Avalon Waterways is part of the Globus family of brands, a travel company backed by an 89-year heritage of escorted travel including coach touring and river cruises.
Whether it’s the old world charm of Europe that captivates you, or the exotic nature of Yangtze River in China, the massive ecosystem you find on an Amazon river cruise, you'll be spoilt for choice as you experience the full depth of our Avalon Choice program on our river cruises.
2017 Europe River Cruises
The great river cruises of Europe meander aimlessly through the century old bends and turns of Europe’s waterways stopping at cosmopolitan cities rich in history and cultural intrigue. Europe’s townships are amongst the most charming in the world and an exemplary setting for a river cruise experience. Few other destinations would hold greater appeal for travellers than Europe which offers not just a diversity of roads and cobblestone streets but ancient river ways that were the original mode of transport. You’ll know your ship has come in when you wake up to the riverside wonders of Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Amsterdam or Budapest where you may roam where you want to or explore with the guidance of one of our expert tour guides.
2017 China River Cruises
Discover the major capitals and the allure of the Yangtze River as well as the colossal Three Gorges Dam. The longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world, the Yangtze flows from the Tibetan Plateau in the west to the East China Sea. View the immense and impressive dam at the Three Gorges, and the shortest and most dramatic gorge, Qutang, an unimaginable place where you can nearly touch the perpendicular mountains rising from the river banks.
2017 Vietnam & Cambodia Cruises
The powerful Mekong River courses for over 3,000 miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, providing a lifeline for millions of people. As you sail along this vibrant waterway, fascinating scenes of daily life unfold, arousing your mind and senses—the sounds of a bustling local market, opportunities to sample traditional candy and rice wine, fishermen hauling in their daily catch, and master artisans crafting works of art from silk and pure silver. By the end of your journey along the Mekong you will have a better understanding of life along the river and the friendly people who depend on it.
2017 Myanmar River Cruises
The Irrawaddy and its surrounding valley form the historical, cultural and economic heart of Myanmar. From its glacial origins in the soaring Himalayas, it meanders peacefully through jungle-shrouded highlands and sun-seared plains to its mangrove-dotted delta and the Andaman Sea. The country's largest river, this 'Road to Mandalay' offers you a fascinating glimpse of the 'The Golden Land' that is Myanmar.
2017 Galapagos Islands River Cruises
Giant tortoises, the marine iguana, countless sea lions, rays and sharks, the Galapagos Islands are home to all of these amazing marine wildlife. Avalon Galapagos Islands exploratory cruises put you on board a luxury yacht that easily navigates between the large and small islands with plenty of time for exciting shore excursions to up close and personal with curious penguins, lazy sea lines, the Blue Footed Boobie and a host of other diverse flora and fauna.
2017 Amazon River Cruises
Only Avalon Waterways can combine the wonders of a small-ship Amazon River cruise with the exciting diversity of cultures in Peru South America. Not only will you get to see and explore the shores on our Amazon river cruising itineraries, we also include city tours of Lima, the Peruvian capital of Cusco, Ollantaytambo and the stunning Sacred Valley as well as the world heritage listed Machu Picchu. Avalon Waterway’s South America and Amazon River cruises are some of the most enviable itineraries on offer in one of the world’s fastest growing travel destinations.