French River Cruises

Cruise the Seine through the heart of Paris

CRUISE THE LENGTH OF FRANCE ON THE SAONE-RHONE RIVERS AND THE RIVER SEINE: A river cruise in France is a cruise on the Saône and Rhône Rivers or the River Seine, or a combination of all three. Sail on a leisurely-paced cruise along the Saône and Rhône rivers through the heart of Burgundy and Provence, […]

Embarkation Day – Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

THE DUTCH CAPITAL IS A POPULAR STARTING POINT FOR EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 1 A twenty minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport and we were at the NH Amsterdam Center Hotel where all cruise passengers were to meet. There are actually three NH hotels in central […]

Amsterdam – The City of Canals

Amsterdam canal

AMSTERDAM IS A POPULAR START FOR MANY EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 2 Day two of our Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise was a day of sightseeing in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is the City of Canals, so naturally a canal cruise in Amsterdam is one of the popular […]

Cruising the Romantic Middle Rhine

Cruising the Middle Rhine

THE MIDDLE RHINE, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, IS FAMOUS FOR ITS RHINE CASTLES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 4 Today was a special cruising day for us as we sailed through the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine. Apart from the narrow gorges and stunning scenery, another feature of […]

Rüdesheim and Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum

Rüdesheim am Rhine

SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSIC MUSEUM IS QUITE UNIQUE: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 4 Lunch was early today as we were scheduled for a shore visit in Rüdesheim. At 12:45 p.m. the "Winzerexpress" mini tourist trains arrived to take us to Siegfried’s Musical Instrument Museum for a guided tour. Siegfried’s Museum […]

Visiting Miltenberg on the Main River

Miltenberg Marktplatz

MILTENBERG – A MAIN RIVER TOWN KNOWN FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL TIMBER-FRAMED HOUSES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 5 This morning we arrived at the historic town of Miltenberg which is known for its gabled, timber-framed houses. From our Main River mooring it was a short walk to Hauptstrasse, the main […]

Visiting Wertheim on the Main River

Wertheim historic centre

WERTHEIM ON THE MAIN RIVER IS KNOWN FOR IS TIMBER-FRAMED HOUSES AND CASTLE: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 5 Although Wertheim sits at the junction of two rivers – the Main and Tauber rivers – we did not come to this town on our river boat. After our visit of […]

Würzburg – “Pearl of the Romantic Road”

Würzburg Bishop's Residenz

THE RESIDENZ PALACE IS THE HIGHLIGHT ATTRACTION OF WURZBURG: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 6 With its Main River location and picturesque setting, Würzburg is a popular stop on any Rhine-Main river cruise. Würzburg is located on the banks of the Main River and the gently sloping hills that surround […]

Visiting Bamberg – A City on Seven Hills

Bamberg Altes Rathaus

BAMBERG SITS AT THE STARTING POINT OF THE MAIN-DANUBE CANAL: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise – Avalon Waterways – Day 7 Today’s crusing was interesting as we entered the Main-Danube Canal which connects the Main and Danube rivers. The 171 km long canal runs from Bamberg (our next destination) at one end, through Nuremberg to […]