River cruising is a wonderful way to explore the countryside. Sailing gently along as medieval castles float by your balcony.
A home away from home – a different port everyday for you to delve into the culture. With great dining, exceptional service and immersive itineraries, river cruising is becoming very popular!
BURGUNDY RIVER CRUISE ADVENTURE
8 days, Dijon to Dijon
Blessed with some of the most gorgeous countryside in Europe, if not the world (not to mention perhaps the best wine around), Burgundy is a place everyone should explore at least once. And the best way to do it is from the deck of an ambling river barge. Visit small villages and first-rate wineries, bike through forests and vineyards on a provided bicycle, and soak up the glorious sunshine, all with the help of a charming little hotel that goes where you go. You won’t get a better glimpse of Burgundy’s pastoral pleasures than this.
May 21, June 4, 11, 18 $3144
July 9, 16 $2932
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms
Mekong River Experience
Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap 8 days
Think Southeast Asia is just beautiful, beautiful landscapes? There’s a lot more to it. (Though, the landscapes are indeed crazy-beautiful.) On this eight-day river cruise, you’ll hop aboard bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses. The magic of the Mekong aside, river cruising gives you a view unlike any other, with visits to the Cai Be floating market, the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, and stilt villages like Chnok Tru, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production before wandering through the local markets.
Oct 29 $2379
Nov 12, Dec 24 $2575
Feb 4, 18 $2575
March 18, April 15, $2379
Book by June 30, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date
AMAZON RIVERBOAT ADVENTURE
7 days, Lima to Lima
Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized skiff designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home — with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans, or pink dolphins! And, with plenty of time for exploration in Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, you’ll have the chance to experience the jungle up close. The cuisine on-board is regional and provides a unique and delicious window into local culture. Gain a rare glimpse of how life “on the river” is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.
2020: Sept 7, 21, Oct 19, Nov 2, 16, 30 $2005 Dec 28 $1784
Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 22, April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31 $2005
Book by June 30, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook
6 WAYS TO SPEND 6 DAYS… or Even Less!
You can see more of the world in a shorter span! Avalon Waterways can help time-starved travellers, the budget savvy, and those wanting to dip their toes in river cruise waters for the first time with a choice of 4-, 5-, and 6-day river cruise itineraries.
** A Taste of the Rhine – 5 Days from Amsterdam to Frankfurt & Reverse
$2,586 CAD Per person including taxes and port charges- Based on July 22, 2020
**A Taste of the Danube – 4 Days from Budapest to Vienna & Reverse
Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, past quaint towns and villages—and stops in charming towns and cities of Slovakia and Austria along the way—you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. Board your ship in Budapest, Hungary, and relax with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck as you make your way upriver. Glide through the middle of two countries for a 58-mile stretch as the border between Hungary and Slovakia is in the centre of the Danube River. You’ll come to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. This dynamic city lies at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, the coronation church for Hungary during the 16th to 19th centuries.
$1,740 CAD Per person including taxes and port charges November 24, 2020
**The Heart of Germany 6 Days from Frankfurt to Nuremberg & Reverse
Enter a world where imperial dynasties lived with a guided tour of its Romanesque cathedral amid the seven hills crowned with churches. Take a guided tour of the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region with a visit to Kitzingen. Your guided tour will share legends of folklore, before cruising to wonderful Würzburg. Enjoy a guided tour of its Old Main Bridge, fortress, and frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop’s Residence along the famed Romantic Road. You’ll visit a Main River Village for a picturesque day in Bavaria, and continue to Mainz for a guided excursion to magnificent Heidelberg Castle.
$2,921 CAD Per person including taxes and port charges December 15, 2020
Jann Arden RIVER CRUISE
set for spring May 25, 2021
Amsterdam to Nijmegen, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz/Rudesheim, Mainz and Frankfurt.
In addition to mingling with fellow passengers, Arden will perform a private concert on board and participate in a photo op and CD signing. Arden, who will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2021.
The cruise is priced from $4,649 (excluding airfare), but travellers can save up to $600 per person if you book by April 6, 2020.You are also welcome to extend your stay in Europe before or after the cruise with a variety of hotel and touring packages offered by Sundial Travel.
Treasures of Egypt
The mysteries and treasures of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the intriguing Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx. Travel to ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temples of Karnak. On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, uncover countless ancient treasures including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening, and dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabeya party. Choose to sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat) or experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum. Egypt’s fascinating story awaits to be discovered.
12 days/11 nights
Nov 18, Dec 2, 30, 2020 $2899
*international air not included