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Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery


Exploration In Motion

For the traveler who thrives on motion and action, Avalon has created a broad menu of energetic excursions. You might find yourself on a jogging tour through Amsterdam, on a biking tour around Vienna, or even on a paddling trip down the Danube. From a climbing trip up to a medieval castle to hiking in the forest, these included excursions pack real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.


Engaging Experiences

For those who love to learn, Avalon presents an inspiring selection of interactive excursions created for the different kind of "doer." These hands-on experiences include a painting class in Amsterdam, tasting locally produced cheese and beer at an ancient abbey, or saying "good morning" to Vienna on an early-riser walk to a quaint café. Shift from observer to participant in a variety of creative outings.


What makes Active Discovery cruises truly unique

... and perfect for both new and repeat river cruisers

• More day sailing      • More Active & Discovery excursions      • More unique port cities      • More time in each port      • Less distance between ports

Check out this example of different ports to explore with Active Discovery on the Rhine:


Highlights of Avalon Choice® included excursions:

Visit a local oyster farm on a Guided Tour, enjoy an oyster tasting and learn how this delicacy is farmed. Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You'll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape of Arles.
Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park, and keep an eye out for more than 400 bird species-including pink flamingos-along the trails of the Mediterranean's Rhone delta. Join a Guided Hike in the picturesque vineyards surrounding the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage.
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, including a visit to the world's largest gothic Fortress-the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. Also, explore Les Halles' covered market.

Highlights of Avalon Choice® included excursions:

See Burg Clam (Greinburg Castle) on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour. Join a Guided Visit to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrád's Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order.
Take a guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, and follow part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire. Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a different perspective.
Join a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family's private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Italian or Dutch master works

Highlights of Avalon Choice® included excursions:

Participate in the Roman Games at the Xanten Archaeological Park and get first-hand experience of life during Roman Empire. Attend a Painting Class In Amsterdam and be inspired by the masters' techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist.
Join a Running Tour and discover Cologne from a different point of view. In Xanten, enjoy a Guided Bike tour in the countryside.
Take a Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz with a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Castle for a spectacular panoramic view.

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