Cruising draws tens of millions of people in each year, and it’s easy to see why. The convenience of visiting so many different places without the hassles of transportation or having to unpack and pack multiple times. Today, cruise lines have immersive itineraries that bring you closer to the local culture, on and off the ships. Travelers will have access to guest speakers, local food and authentic entertainment onboard. Small ships bring cruisers closer to the action on land, and cultural excursions immerse cruisers to the local way of living. To top it off, cruises travel to way more destinations than just the Caribbean. The Mediterranean, Asia, South Pacific, Africa and Antarctica are all popular cruise locations. There are cruise lines for everyone, even travelers who don’t like cruising.
River cruising is perfect for inquisitive travelers who want authentic experiences that bring the culture and history of the destination to life. One of the best parts of river cruising is exploring the stops along the way during shore excursions. Avalon Waterways offers many cultural and historical shore excursions, where travelers can go behind the scenes with an expert to see the best of each destination. Here are Avalon’s top European excursions that you have to experience!
Europe is always a destination that travelers keep going back to. The region is home to so many different types of places, there is most definitely something for everyone. It has tons of bucket list cities, postcard worthy sites, and is full to the brim with history and culture.
A continent comprised of such a huge variety of destinations can be a little overwhelming if it is your first time exploring. Our experts put together a list of the top information you need to know for your first Europe vacation.