The charms of European river cruising are legendary: sailing at a leisurely pace past castles and vineyards, stepping off the ship docked in the heart of a centuries’ old town or city, gourmet meals – with wine included – in the company of new-found friends.
And now thanks to a flash sale from Avalon Waterways, these charms are more accessible to Canadians than ever. They have slashed prices on a select number of their Tulip Time and Active & Discovery on the Rhine sailings.
Not only will you save $1,200 per person on each one of these 16 sailings, but you will have access to airfares to Europe at incredibly low prices. Using major scheduled airlines, Avalon will fly you from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal for just $499, taxes included. And for just $100 to $150 more, you can add on connecting fares from 16 additional cities across Canada.*
Tulip Time cruises are a wonderful way to get a jump on spring. Sailing past acres of colourful tulip fields and enjoying the urban vibe of cities including Amsterdam and Belgium’s Antwerp, these eight-day sailings are in March. During the Flash Sale, prices start at $1,895 (excluding airfare).
Or sail from Amsterdam down the romantic Rhine on an eight-day Active & Discovery sailing – your choice of numerous departures from May to October. Every day you can choose a classic walking tour, an experience of discovery with, say, a local producer or vintner or a shoreside activity such as guided hike. All included in the Avalon price. During the Flash Sale, prices start at $3,209 (excluding airfare). Some departures sail from Wiesbaden, Germany back to Amsterdam.
For more information, visit talk to your travel agent, visit www.avalonwaterways.ca, or call 1-800-268-3636.
*Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Windsor, Sarnia, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax, Charlottetown and St. John’s.