River cruising is a convenient way to travel through a destination since you only have to unpack once, but you'll see several areas along the way. This form of travel also provides opportunities to explore off the beaten path places that may not be as well-known.
Avalon Waterways offers several types of river cruises-wine-focused, Christmas markets and tulip cruises, among others. Another interesting theme this cruise line offers that travelers may not think of at first is Active & Discovery cruises.
Choosing to cruise on an Active & Discovery itinerary allows travelers to be more active and also to dive deeper into the local culture. One of the biggest highlights of these types of cruises is the number of excursion options that are included for guests.
Some of the activities include biking tours, hiking tours, canoeing tours, running and walking.
Guests also get the chance to experience local culture and history in unique ways such as touring a concentration camp, seeing a concert, participating in a neighborhood walking tour and getting access to museums that aren't often open to the public.
On an Avalon Active & Discovery cruise, there is an Adventure Host on board. This person leads free yoga and fitness classes each day, in addition to the occasional bike ride using Avalon's onboard bikes.
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