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Avalon Waterways introduces shorter itineraries in 2020

The new offerings are perfect for time-starved travellers or those new to the world of river cruising.

In recent years, statistics show that Australian’s are travelling more than ever before but opting for shorter holidays. To meet this changing demand, in 2020 Avalon Waterways is the only river cruise company offering time-starved travellers – or those wanting to dip their toes in river cruise waters for the first time – a choice of four-, five- or six-day itineraries.

A Taste of the Rhine

Price: from AUD $1,864

This brand-new five-day cruise features countless opportunities to explore the must-see sites along the Rhine River including taking a culinary walk through Amsterdam, enjoying a guided tour of Cologne, participating in wine-tasting in Boppard, spending free time in Rudesheim and floating through the castle-dotted Rhine Gorge.

The Heart of Germany

Price: from AUD $2,353

Formerly a Christmas cruise, this six-day trip is making an appearance year-round in 2020. The itinerary features stops along the Main River and Main-Danube Canal including a guided hike through a picturesque Bavarian village, spending time in Würzburg with its towering fortress and Baroque Bishop’s residence, enjoying Bavarian wines in Itzingen, partaking in onboard beer-tasting near Volkach, and taking in the sites of Bamberg.

A Taste of the Danube

Price: from AUD $1,055

This four-day journey has become a very popular itinerary for first-time river cruisers and travellers short of time, with time spent in Budapest, Bartislava, Melk, Dürnstein and ending in Vienna.

Travel your way

For those travellers who want to add on time on land in popular European destinations, Avalon Waterways is introducing three Your Way options for 2020:

  • Avalon Waterways’ land extension: Avalon Waterways’ standard offerings include overnight land stays at the beginning and/or end of your cruise, as well as guided sightseeing.
  • Monograms’ independent holiday package: This package comes with handpicked hotel accommodations, city sightseeing and on-site services from a local host.
  • Globus’ escorted touring holiday: Booked cruisers who choose this option can enjoy sightseeing, hotel accommodations, transportation, a coach driver, a tour director and certified local guides.

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