Get With The Avalon Theme


Get With The Avalon Theme

Get With The Avalon Theme

Oct 22. - With the demand for themed holidays on the increase, Avalon Waterways has expanded the choice of its special interest departures for 2014 that combine an interest or hobby with discovering new exciting destinations along Europe ’s rivers.

The new themes include golf, beer tasting, wellness and join the existing list of jazz and classical music, culinary, wine appreciation, impressionist art, European history, Jewish heritage and Christmas Markets.

Here are the five newcomers in more detail:

Golf: 9-day ‘Austrian Highlights & Bavaria’, July 7

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the spectacular fairways and greens of selected courses in Austria and Bavaria before returning to Avalon’s newest ship, Artistry II. Up to three rounds of golf can be played at courses close to where the ship is moored, with the benefit of tee times booked by an Avalon golf enthusiast. Priced from £2,215 per person.

Beer Tasting: 9-day ‘Austrian Highlights & Bavaria,’ October 13

The famous regional beers of Austria and Germany are some of the best in the world and this new themed cruise aims to be the best way to sample them whilst visiting the historic breweries of the region. Onboard tastings and lectures by a beer expert as well as a dinner paired with selected beers for each course is also included. The breweries featured include the Ottakringer brewery, Freistadt brewery and a visit to the Kuchlbauer World of Beer in Abensberg. Priced from £2,169pp.

Wellness Cruise:Blue Danube Discovery,’ 14

This voyage focuses on total body wellness whilst offering the opportunity to enjoy the highlights of the Danube. Guests will start every morning with onboard exercise programmes featuring stretching and yoga as well as helpful lectures on healthy lifestyles and dining options devised with help of a nutritionist. Priced from £2,909pp.

Culinary cruise: ‘Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches,’ October 28

Foodies will love this new themed cruise in Northern France as an expert chef aims to dazzle with regional specialties, a cookery demonstration to prepare typical French pastries as well as easy-to-follow recipes to take home. There will be onboard cider and wine tastings, visits to a distillery and a cheese producing farm as well as an a la carte dinner with food/wine pairing.

Arts & Impressionists: ‘Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches,’ August 12

Highlights include the famous landmarks, museums and points of interest associated with the well-known French Impressionist artists as well as sightseeing in Paris with visits to the Musee d’Orsay and a walking tour around Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur. A knowledgeable local art expert will also hold a fascinating onboard lecture. Priced from £2,239pp.

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