A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 

 

Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 

 

You're a lone ranger but don't want to be completely alone. We'll help plan your itinerary and set you up with our friends. Less hassles, more amazing, that's Monograms.

Happiness flows.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.

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Let Avalon Waterways take you into a world you’ve never seen. Packed with fascinating culture, exquisite cuisine and naturally dramatic vistas, our Danube River Cruises take you on an Eastern European adventure. Sample the best local produce in Cetate. Listen to lively tales of the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo and be awe-struck by the 200 million-year-old Belogradchik Rocks in Bulgaria. While most head West, our European River Cruises head East for a discovery set to inspire your imagination.

Snapshot: Bulgaria
Capital
Sofia
Currency
Bulgarian Lev
Official Language
Bulgarian
Time Zone
UTC+2
Population
7 million
Drives on the
Right

Popular

Bulgaria Cruises 2022

18 days 7 Countries
THE DANUBE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO GERMANY
BUCHAREST   DEGGENDORF
Tour: WODO
THE DANUBE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO GERMANY

Sail from the Danube Delta of the Black Sea to Hungary’s capital of Budapest through the Balkans, Hungary, and Austria on your European river cruise. Begin with an overnight stay in Bucharest for a...

11 days 4 Countries
THE DANUBE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO BUDAPEST
BUCHAREST   BUDAPEST
Tour: WOBB
THE DANUBE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO BUDAPEST

Begin your exciting European holiday with one night in Bucharest, Romania, before embarking on your river cruise along the beautiful Danube River to Budapest, Hungary. Take in the sights in Bucharest,...

9 days 5 Countries
BALKAN DISCOVERY
BUDAPEST   BUCHAREST
Tour: WBOB
BALKAN DISCOVERY

See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! Enjoy relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided...

Deals

2021 Exotics offers
Save up to R34,000* per couple
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Save up to R51,000* per couple

CRUISE WITH THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET.

From Europe to the Galapagos and Asia, cruise in relaxed luxury with Avalon Waterways with choices as unique as you. 

Glide away down the world’s most spectacular rivers, enjoying a unique vantage point from your own private oasis. Our floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows blur the line between where the world ends and your suite begins, allowing you to experience the world less seen from the comfort of your bed. This is experiential river cruising.

Rooms with a View
The window of opportunity to see and experience the world just got a whole lot wider. Our beds actually face the view with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising. Think of it as a room with a view!
Relaxed Luxury
Delight in the difference and comfort. Leaving the rules behind, but not the luxury. From free time to optional excursions, enjoy your cruise at your pace, your way.
Taste the World
Great food feeds your soul, fuels your passion, and shapes your memories. Taste decadent local delicacies, fresh regional wine and produce. On an Avalon cruise, dining is part of the journey.
Unpack Once
We've mastered the art of blending luxury with comfort. Unpack once and its smooth sailing as we share our welcoming spirit throughout the ship.