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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

On an Avalon Waterways cruise, you can discover each destination your way through a wide range of activities and excursions that are included in the upfront price. From hikes through French vineyards and painting classes in Amsterdam to walking tours of historic medieval towns, it's easy to customize your cruise to match your interests and sightseeing pace.

Right now, our customers can save money on Avalon cruises with these fantastic offers:

Save 50% on the cruise portion of a wide selection of 2024 trips. Book by June 14.

Or, save up to $4,000 per couple on other sailings in 2024 and 2025. Book by July 1.

And, receive free prepaid gratuities on select Active & Discovery cruises through 2025.

Avalon's Europe cruise fares 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 culture during visits to museums, cathedrals, castles or archaeological sites with local experts.

"Active" excursions can involve pedaling along the cycling paths of Budapest, kayaking in Rouen 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 renowned music halls and galleries to farmhouse kitchens.

Avalon's Active & Discovery itineraries provide a greater number of these two types of outings. You can bike or hike, join a cocktail workshop or compose your own waltz, 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).

Next year, Avalon will debut new river cruises in Bordeaux. Sail the enchanting Dordogne and Garonne rivers and discover picturesque villages, historic chateaux and delightful wineries in southwest France. Some cruises also include time on the Seine, Saone, Rhone and Rhine rivers.

Avalon has rolled out new sustainability initiatives, too, 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 July 2 & 7, 2024.

2) The Legendary Danube, 8 days. Begins in Nuremberg and ends in Budapest. Save 50%. Starting at $1,750. Departures from July 11, 2024 through November 25, 2024.

3) Romantic Rhine, 8 days. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save 50%. Starting at $1,750. Departures from June 25, 2024 through November 23, 2024.

4) Paris to Normandy, 8 days. Begins and ends in Paris. Save 50%. Starting at $1,750. Departs November 5, 12 & 19, 2024.

5) Danube Dreams, 8 days. Travels between Budapest and Vilshofen. Save 50%. Starting at $1,800. Departures from June 25, 2024 through November 11, 2024.

6) Active & Discovery on the Danube, 8 days. Travels between Vilshofen and Budapest. Save 50%. Starting at $1,900. Departures from June 24, 2024 through September 3, 2024.

7) Burgundy & Provence, 8 days. Travels between Arles and Chalon-sur-Saone. Save 50%. Starting at $2,050. Departures from July 9, 2024 and August 6, 2024.

8) Active & Discovery on the Rhone, 8 days. Travels between Lyon and Arles. Save 50%. Starting at $2,050. Departures from July 23, 2024 and August 20, 2024.

9) German Grandeur, 9 days. Begins in Basel and ends in Nuremberg. Save 50%. Starting at $2,050. Departs July 3, 2024 and October 25, 2024.

10) 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.

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