THE 9 BEST EUROPEAN COMPANIES
BY CHRIS VYVAN-ROBINSON
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BEST FOR COUPLES: AVALON WATERWAYS
“Their luxurious fleet, combined with in-depth walking tours, make for romantic get-aways to remember.”
Founded in Switzerland in 2004, Avalon Waterways is a river cruise company that has a luxurious fleet and offers in-depth walking tours of famed European cities and regions, and even gastronomical masterclasses. You can forget the cramped buses and trains of Europe and unwind as you cruise down the Danube, Rhine, Rhone or Seine.
The Danube river cruise allows travelers to set foot in eight countries and explore Europe’s second-longest river. Wander through the streets of Belgrade and Bucharest or marvel at the Iron Gates, the dramatic gorge which the Romans once used as a military vantage point.