Featured prices are per person, land/cruise or cruise only, based on double occupancy (cab. Cat E), departure dates as indicated, and include all taxes and port
charges. Flights and travel insurance are additional. 3280 Bloor St. W, Suite 400, Toronto, ON M8X 2X3, TICO#1893755/50015835
AN IMMERSIVE CRUISE EXPERIENCE.
We travel to see new things, try new things, and experience new cultures. So it
only makes sense to set sail on a river cruise that’s just as far from the ordinary.
From endless views to endless possibilities, Avalon Waterways charts a whole
new course in river cruising.
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ACTIVE DISCOVERY ON THE RHINE
8 days | Amsterdam to Mainz
Sailing on the Panorama
Based on May 11, 2019 departure
Amsterdam (Embarkation) • Xanten • Duisburg
• Düsseldorf • Cologne • Bonn • Engers •
Koblenz • Boppard • Rhine Gorge • Rüdesheim
• Eltville • Mainz (Disembarkation)
ACTIVE DISCOVERY ON THE RHÔNE
8 days | Arles to Lyon (or reverse)
Sailing on the Poetry II
Based on August 6, 2019 departure
Arles (Embarkation) • Port-Saint-Louis
• Avignon • Viviers • Tain l’hermitage •
Tournon • Lyon (Disembarkation)
ACTIVE DISCOVERY ON THE DANUBE
9 days | Budapest to Linz
Sailing on the Impression
Based on October 28, 2019 departure
Budapest (Embarkation) • Visegrád • Vienna
• Spitz • Krems • Grein • Mauthausen •
Engelhartszell • Linz (Disembarkation)
MORE IN VIEW.
MORE TO DO.
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By this time, I’m famished, and can’t quite believe my eyes upon
entering the Sala Regina dining room. A buffet breakfast spreads
across nine tables: meats and cheeses, too many to count, fruits
of every variety, yogurts and cereals, a hot buffet with the fluffiest
scrambled eggs. It’s a foodie’s heaven on earth.
Belly full, I’m ready for a motor around the lake aboard the tailor-
made “Gozzo,” a 1960’s fishing boat restyled by famous Italian
architect and designer Venelli Kramer. Though it called for rain, luck
is with me and the sun is bright and hot. My small group and Captain
Giorgio (no, not George Clooney, unfortunately) speed our way
across the lake to the Villa del Balbianello, a magnificent late-1700s
structure built atop a peninsula. If it was good enough for
movie scenes, it’s good enough for me.
Back at the hotel, and in need of relaxing after my lake adventure,
Piscina dei Fiori (Flowers Pool) is everything I could dream of in
a perfect pool experience. Tucked away among a serene terrace
of Riviera palms and banana plants, thanks to the area’s special
microclimate, the pool glistens in back of the hotel. The plush
chaises envelope me so that I find it hard to keep my eyes open.
The WOW (Water on Water) floating pool on the lake is quite
special too, with filtered lake water and full food and drink service
from T Beach, where chefs will prepare any dish in front of guests,
T SPA AT NIGHT
T BEACH AND THE WOW POOL
giving them their own impromptu northern Italian
cooking lesson. But it’s chef Martin Vitaloni who wows me
with his smooth pasta moves in a secondary kitchen that
overlooks the lake. He gives me a short lesson on making
linguine from scratch, and afterward, I enjoy an Aperol
spritz on the veranda with a view of the sun setting
behind the Grigna as my eventful day draws to a close.
AERIAL VIEW OF LAKE COMO
BUFFET BREAKFAST AT GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO ©VALENTINA VALENTINI