The question isn’t to river cruise or not. The question is where to make your splash. Do you choose the perfect river cruise by country, by sights or by cities? When travelers choose to dip their toes in the Danube River, they choose all three. This is a river that winds and bends through 10 countries to carve a historic path that unites fairytale villages, capital cities, cliffside castles and forested slopes for picture-perfect landscapes as far as the eye can see.
The sheer amount of countries the Danube River flows through means that it delivers an exceptional diversity in food, architecture, culture and history, as well as unparalleled choices for travelers. Given this, it’s no surprise that nearly 50 percent (49%) of Avalon Waterways travelers chose the Danube River as the star of their European vacation in 2019.
In addition to giving travelers a wide variety of vacations available on the Danube River, Avalon Waterways has created what they call “Short and Suite” getaways ranging from four- (4) and six- (6) days. These river cruise vacations are priced from $874 and provide time-starved travelers and first-time river cruisers the chance to test river cruise waters.
Avalon also offers travelers customizable Active & Discovery itineraries on the Danube River, giving them a choice of nearly 30 “Active,” “Discovery” and “Classic” excursions throughout their vacation.
“We take great pride in inviting travelers to cruise against the stream on the Danube River,” added Pam Hoffee. “In addition to our Avalon Choice excursions and Adventure Hosts on every itinerary, our relationship with Globus, Cosmos and Monograms gives travelers exclusive access to Your Way cruising which seamlessly provides them options for immersive sightseeing access, hotel accommodations and transfers in European cities before and after each cruising vacation.”
Whether sailing the upper Danube through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary or its lower tributaries through Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, Avalon Waterways caters to the varied interests and needs of travelers, while also inviting them to check-off Bucket List destinations.