If you have clients looking for short vacation breaks in more exotic destinations then look no further than Avalon Waterways.
In 2020, the river cruise company will be offering time-challenged travellers – or those wanting to test the waters of river cruising – a choice of four, five and six day river cruise itineraries that include A Taste of the Rhine; Heart of Germany; and A Taste of the Danube.
Priced from $2,586 (all prices exclude airfare), the new A Taste of the Rhine is a five-day cruise featuring the chance to explore must-see sites along the Rhine River including a culinary walk through Amsterdam; a guided tour of Cologne; a wine-tasting in Boppard; free time in Rudesheim; and of course, cruising through the picturesque, castle-dotted Rhine Gorge.
Formerly a Christmas markets cruise, the new six-day Heart of Germany will be offered year-round in 2020. Priced from $2,743, this itinerary features stops along the Main River and Main-Danube Canal including a guided walk through a picturesque Bavarian village; time in Würzburg with its towering fortress and Baroque Bishop’s residence; enjoying Bavarian wines in Kitzingen; partaking in an onboard beer-tasting near Volkach; and taking in the sites of Bamberg, a Bavarian oasis built on seven hills. The cruise concludes in Nuremberg.
The four-day, A Taste of the Danube – priced from $1,449 – has become a very popular itinerary for first-time river cruisers and time-starved travellers alike, with visits to Budapest, Bratislava, Melk and Dürnstein. The cruise ends in Vienna.
And for those travellers who are testing the river cruise-waters but want to add on time on land in popular European destinations, Avalon Waterways is introducing three Your Way options in 2020 that include: an Avalon Waterways land extension; a Monograms independent vacation package; or a Globus escorted touring vacation.
Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways, explains, “With our new Your Way program, we’re making it easier for travellers to extend their river cruise vacation with land itineraries that are perfectly suited to their preferences and budget.”
Hoffee continued, “In addition, with our exclusive onboard Avalon Choice feature on every itinerary, our guests have their pick of the widest array of included excursions, from classic sightseeing to immersive discoveries and active adventures.”
Sail on over to www.avalonwaterways.ca for more.