Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, the Avalon Choice selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. If and when you prefer to explore on your own, get all the information and gear you need with the new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it’s time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with the new FlexDining choices.
Iconic Journeys Worldwide is proud to integrate with Avalon Waterways, who have reinvented river cruise ships with the widest opening windows and who have completely redefined what it means to explore the world through river cruising.
Each of Europe’s legendary waterways have a distinct personality along with their each rich and fascinating history. Whether you cruise down the blue Danube, relax along the romantic Rhine, or reminisce down the radiant Rhône, we can assure you that your perspective of this breathtakingly beautiful continent will be forever changed.
Danube River Cruises
As Europe’s second-longest river and a vital means of transportation for 2,000 years, the Danube is the only major European river to flow from west to east. On the cruise through the Danube, you will pass through countries such as Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, and Bulgaria.
Rhine River Cruises
Flowing from the Swiss Alps to Holland’s North Sea, the Rhine is perhaps most famous for its legendary Lorelei rock and the imposing medieval castles that line its banks. On the cruise through the Rhine, you will pass through Holland, Germany, France, Belgium, and Switzerland.
Main River Cruises
Quaint, quiet, and quintessentially Germany, the Main winds leisurely through the country’s most stunning areas, passing hilltop castles and storybook medieval villages alike.
Moselle River Cruises
Flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany, the Moselle River is known for the excellent wines produced along its banks as well as for its picturesque medieval castles.
Rhône River Cruises
An important inland trade and
transportation route since Greek times, the Rhône River flows south to
the Mediterranean, winding through the orchards and vineyards of the
fertile Rhône Valley.
Why Cruise the Rhône River?
Saône River Cruises
The Saône River-its name derived from the Gallic river goddess, Souconna-flows from northeastern France to join the Rhône River in Lyon. The Saône passes through the picturesque wine-making landscapes of Burgundy and Beaujolais.
Why Cruise the Saône River?
Seine River Cruises
The Seine rises just northwest of Dijon and flows in northwesterly through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. It’s one of Europe’s great historic rivers and since the early Middle Ages has been considered the river of Paris.
A journey along Asia’s great rivers, the Mekong River and the Ganges River, offers fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. Discover all the must-see sights and be introduced to the locals and learn about their way of life. Get ready for a more intimate experience on new all-suite ships in Southeast Asia, where you will be with no more than 36 travelers, so you can have a more immersive and personable experience. All of this and so much more await on an adventure you’ll never forget.
From its source high up in the Tibetan Plateau 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. By the end of your journey along the Mekong you will have a better understanding of life along the river. Cruises on the Mekong run through Cambodia and Vietnam.
Along the Ganges, you’ll meet saree weavers, goldsmiths, and pottery makers. Explore the fascinating Hare Krishna headquarters in Mayapur, and visit Saint Mother Teresa’s former home. On land, discover the capital city of Delhi, and tour the massive Amber Fort towering over Jaipur. Visit India’s most iconic site, the Taj Mahal, for stunning views at sunrise and sunset. All of this and more await you on this gripping voyage through the heart of India.
Why Cruise the Ganges River?
We travel to see new things, try new things, and experience new cultures. So it only makes sense to set sail on a river cruise that’s just as far from the ordinary. If you are looking for a more hands-on experiences, the new new Active Discovery river cruises in Europe down the Danube, Rhine and Rhône Rivers offer a deeper immersion in each destination. Enjoy beautiful views of castles as you glide along legendary riverbanks in a canoe or perfect your brushstrokes in a local art studio. From steering a bicycle through Europe’s must-see sights to searing today’s catch in a lively cooking class, the Active Discovery river cruises present a whole new level of engagement that will ensure a richer travel experience.
Cost and Registration
Prices and dates will vary for each cruise.
For cost information and to register, please contact Iconic Journeys Worldwide to receive more information.