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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Today, I'm pleased to present some fantastic deals on river cruises with Avalon Waterways. On an Avalon vacation, you can discover each destination your way through a wide range of activities and excursions that are included in the upfront price.

Right now, our customers can book the line's cruises at a huge discount with this special offer:

Save 50% on the cruise portion of a wide selection of 2024 trips. Book by May 24.

Or, take advantage of one of the following deals:

Fly for free from select gateways on certain 2024 and 2025 sailings and also get $500 per couple off the cruise price.

Save up to $2,400 per couple on Europe itineraries departing through 2025. Also, get reduced air rates starting at $599 per person from select gateways.

Save up to $2,000 per couple on other departures through 2025.

Next year, Avalon will introduce new river cruises in Bordeaux. Sail the captivating Dordogne and Garonne rivers and discover scenic villages, historic chateaux and charming wineries on itineraries highlighting southwest France. Some cruises also include time on the Seine, Saone, Rhone and Rhine rivers.

Avalon's Europe cruise rates include a river-view stateroom, onboard meals, Wi-Fi access, guided sightseeing, sparkling wine at breakfast plus soft drinks, regional beer and wine at lunch and dinner. Complimentary beer, wine and spirits -- along with a featured cocktail of the day -- will be served during an onboard happy hour each night of the cruise.

The company's exclusive Avalon Choice program lets travelers pick from a variety of included excursions on every itinerary -- there are Classic, Active and Discovery options.

On "Classic" excursions, learn about history and traditions on walking tours and visits to museums, cathedrals, castles or archaeological sites with local experts.

"Active" excursions can involve pedaling along the cycling paths of the Wachau Valley, kayaking in Amsterdam's canals or joining an urban hike through Lyon's secret passageways. Adventure Hosts on Europe departures can provide maps, bicycles and Nordic walking sticks to those who wish to explore on their own.

On "Discovery" excursions, you might enjoy a private musical performance or try a local recipe in a cooking class. Participate in interactive experiences in a variety of venues, from celebrated music halls and galleries to farmhouse kitchens.

Avalon's Active & Discovery itineraries provide a greater number of these types of shore outings. You can bike or hike, join a cocktail-making class or create your own masterpiece at a painting workshop, for example.

The Storyteller Series is a collection of cruises featuring celebrity hosts. Guest speakers this year include Graham McTavish, Scottish actor and author known for his on-screen roles in hits like The Hobbit and The Witcher, rock band Sister Hazel and Jen Hatmaker, podcaster and best-selling author of books such as For the Love and Feed These People (a cookbook).

Avalon has also rolled out new sustainability initiatives on its ships, with a special focus on waste reduction and recycling programs. Shore activities are carefully planned to support local businesses and communities while providing guests with unique, memorable vacations.

Here are this week's Top 10 Avalon Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Danube Symphony, 6 days. Travels between Vilshofen and Budapest. Save 50%. Starting at $1,250. Departs June 19, 2024 and July 2 & 7, 2024.

2) The Blue Danube Discovery, 8 days. Begins in Budapest and ends in Nuremberg. Save 50%. Starting at $1,750. Departures from June 11, 2024 through November 18, 2024.

3) Danube Dreams, 8 days. Travels between Budapest and Vilshofen. Save 50%. Starting at $1,800. Departures from June 4, 2024 through November 11, 2024.

4) The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles, 8 days. Travels between Luxembourg and Amsterdam. Save 50%. Starting at $1,850. Departures from June 16, 2024 through August 8, 2024.

5) Romantic Rhine, 8 days. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save 50%. Starting at $1,900. Departures from May 28, 2024 through July 27, 2024.

6) Active & Discovery on the Danube, 8 days. Travels between Vilshofen and Budapest. Save 50%. Starting at $1,900. Departures from June 5, 2024 through August 27, 2024.

7) Burgundy & Provence, 8 days. Travels between Arles and Chalon-sur-Saone. Save 50%. Starting at $2,050. Departures from May 28, 2024 through August 6, 2024.

8) Active & Discovery on the Rhone, 8 days. Travels between Lyon and Arles. Save 50%. Starting at $2,050. Departs July 23 & 30, 2024.

9) Active & Discovery on the Seine, 9 days. Begins and ends in Paris. Save 50%. Starting at $2,210. Departures from July 1, 2024 through August 26, 2024.

10) Magnificent Rivers of Europe, 16 days. Begins in Budapest and ends in Amsterdam. Save 50%. Starting at $3,725. Departs July 5 & 17, 2024.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.


Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go