Europe’s Top Special Interest River Cruises
Written by: Amanda Bailey on March 26, 2015
Cruising through Europe, there’s so much history, scenery and culture to absorb. Avalon’s special interest cruises give passengers the opportunity to focus their attention on the aspect of travel that they are most passionate about. If you are interested in learning more about the cuisine of France, or about the most important WWI sights, then check out Avalon’s wide range of special interest sailings. These are just a few of the enriching voyages Avalon offers — at no additional cost to travelers.
Culinary River Cruises
Join expert chefs for special food-focused itineraries. Onboard activities include cooking demonstrations with fresh, local ingredients, lectures with cooking tips, and pairings of food with wine. And of course, plenty of eating!
Art River Cruises
Avalon’s unique Art & Impressionist sailing whisks passengers off to Northern France, a scenic region known for inspiring such masters as Monet and Van Gogh. Stroll in Monet’s vast garden, and spend an afternoon at Parisian art galleries, reflecting on the beauty of the world’s most famed works.
Wine and Beer River Cruises
Europe is home to the oldest vineyards and breweries in the world. On Avalon’s spirited Wine and Beer cruises, savor the best regional beverages under the guidance of experts. Enjoy tastings, food pairings, and visit historic breweries or notable wineries.
Avalon offers several festively-themed cruises in which travelers enjoy all the sights, sounds and tastes of the season. In addition to special Christmas and New Years meals, passengers can learn about the local holiday traditions through on-ship lectures and events.
Golf River Cruises
Golf lovers of any skill level will love this cruise through Germany and Austria. An onboard local golf expert schedules tee times at three select courses during the nine-day journey.
Music River Cruises
On this music-themed departure, passengers enjoy pianos recitals and performances from local bands on board. Be prepared for a symphony of excursion options, including a lesson in violin-making in Regensburg, an organ recital at Melk Abbey and a visit to Budapest’s Opera House.
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