Europe River Cruises
The Great Rivers of Europe
When you step on to an Avalon river cruise, your breath will be taken away by the
magic that separates you from everyday life on dry land. You'll glide past imposing
medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards, and remarkable ancient wonders on your
European river cruise. Every gentle bend of the river reveals another fascinating
sight as your luxurious river cruise ship winds its way through scenic landscapes,
delivering you right to where many of Europe's most celebrated cities were born.
As Europe's second-longest river and a vital means of transportation for 2,000 years,
the Danube is the only major European river to flow from west to east.
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Flowing from the Swiss Alps, the Rhine is perhaps most famous for its legendary
Lorelei rock and the imposing medieval castles that line its banks.
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Winding across Central Germany, the Main River is formed by the joining of the Red
Main and the White Main, meeting the Rhine River at the town of Mainz.
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Flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany, the Moselle River is known for
the excellent wines produced along its banks as well as for its picturesque medieval
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The Seine rises just northwest of Dijon and flows in a northwesterly direction through
Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. It has been considered
the river of Paris.
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An important inland trade and transportation route since Greek times, the Rhône
River flows south to the Mediterranean, winding through the orchards and vineyards
of the fertile.
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The Danube River
From the Black Forest of Germany to the Black Sea, the Danube
is a vital lifeline that pulses through the heart of Central and Eastern Europe.
The Danube is not only Europe's second longest river-more than twice the length
of the Rhine and nearly three and a half times the length of the Rhône-but it flows
through ten different countries and more than a dozen languages are spoken on its
banks. Imagine the variety in food, architecture and history that goes with each
of these languages and cultures. Enjoy an intriguing, panoramic view of two thousands
years of European history as you travel along the lyrical "Blue Danube."
The Rhine River
it winds through castle-dotted hillsides, dramatic rocky gorges and picturesque
Old World villages, the Rhine River is the essence of romance. Born as an untamed
river in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine takes the scenic route to the North Sea, illuminating
some of Europe's most fascinating sights and customs. Historically and culturally,
the Rhine has been a crucial source of sustenance, pride and inspiration. Fortresses
and castles along the Rhine's embankments highlight the value ancient empires placed
on these waters. While ancient times saw the Rhine as a dividing force, today the
cities along its shores are an intriguing blend of cultures. Vineyards along the
Rhine produce world-renowned vintages and riverside cafés and restaurants celebrate
the region by pairing local wines with delectably fresh fare. With scenic splendor
and enriching surprises around every bend, the waters of the Rhine set the stage
for the very finest moments to be had in Europe.