Avalon Waterways has designed included excursions and onboard activities for a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the included tours, adventures and events that interest you most, so you can enjoy your cruise your way.

What’s your idea of the perfect day on your river cruise? Borrowing a bicycle from ship for a picnic on shore? Gliding through the Rhine Gorge in a kayak? Or imitating the brush strokes of Van Gogh in a little French village? Whichever way you wish to spend your day, you’ll find the Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions and activities that speak to you. So, go ahead, pick up a paintbrush, a paddle, or the perfect vintage. The possibilities are as wide open as the view.


Embark on energetic excursions keeping you in motion and on-the-go – from a guided jogging tour, to biking, paddling and hiking your way through scenic locales. Take our Active excursion in Spitz, Austria for instance, you could be paddling a canoe on the Danube offering a unique perspective on the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery. A fun and rewarding way to turn up the notch on your river cruise experience!

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Spend your day immersing yourself in the destination’s unique culture with inspiring and interactive hands-on activities that are designed to speak to your interests. Channel your inner artiste at our Van Gogh inspired painting class in Arles, France, the setting of some of his most stunning works.

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A local expert will guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations and the “must-see” sites. Check out the main highlights of your destination, filled with rich stories and colourful characters. In the pearl of the Danube, don’t miss the chance to tour Budapest’s opulent squares, baroque buildings and the many glorious vantage points dotting the river.

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For those wanting to take the day as they please, there are plenty of free-time opportunities for independent adventures. We are there to help with suggestions, and our exclusive AvalonGO mobile app brings it all to life. Your AvalonGO app is your Cruise Director in your pocket and is packed with information on key attractions, restaurants and bars so you explore on your own with ease. The built-in GPS navigation works offline for hassle free roaming!

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