One of the world's largest river cruise companies - Avalon Waterways - announced a selection of 4-5-6-day “Short and Suite” itineraries, priced from just USD 874 per person (double-occupancy Riverview cabin rates).
The 4-day "A Taste of the Danube" itinerary visits 3 capital cities and 3 countries in just 3 nights, giving cruisers the chance to sample riverboat cruising at a most reasonable price.
The 6-day "Danube Symphony" itinerary passes through Austria's Wachau Valley (UNESCO heritage site) with its picturesque villages and vineyard-clad hillsides.
The 5-day "Taste of the Rhine" itinerary features a price-inclusive culinary walking tour through Amsterdam, wine-tasting in Boppard, guided city tour of Cologne, free time exploration in Rudesheim, cruising through Germany's castle-dotted Rhine Gorge.
Formerly included only in Avalon's holiday season, the 6-day "Heart of Germany" itinerary passes the Main-Danube Canal and offers Main River cruising with a guided hike tour through a Bavarian village, free time in Wurzburg, beer-tasting near Volkach, enjoying Bavarian wines in Kitzingen, visiting Bamberg and Nuremberg.
Two additional “short & suite” itineraries include the Christmas-themed cruises "Festive Season in the Heart of Germany" (6-day) and "Christmastime in Alsace and Germany" (5-day).
All cruise itineraries are on Avalon Waterways’ Suite Ships which provide 2 full decks of 200-ft2 and Panorama Suites with the industry’s only Twin Balconies (Open-Air Balcony combined with a French Balcony).