A solo trip can often be the best way to travel! You are in the driver’s seat and hold all the deciding power on where to go, when to go, what to do, what to eat, and where to stay. This is something that Avalon Waterways has taken into consideration to encourage all travellers – whether you are a multi-generational family, a couple, or a solo traveller. With three different cabin types, FlexDining options and our Avalon Choice included excursions, you can personalise your river cruise each day! With that in mind, we have designed a list of the top four river cruises for solo travellers. 

1. Active & Discovery on the Moselle 

8 days Remich to Frankfurt 

Bernkastel
The cobblestone streets of Bernkastel
Photo by Febe Vanermen on Unsplash

If you’re an on-the-go traveller, explore the Moselle in more ways than ever on this Active & Discovery river cruise. This range of river cruises are designed for those who love to go in-depth and/or get their endorphins flowing, alongside classic sightseeing. Picture yourself paddling a canoe down the Moselle or visiting a famous local brewery that has been using traditional recipes and enjoying a tasting afterwards. The choice is yours! 

2. Paris to Normandy 

8 days Paris return 

Rouen
The Cathedral of Rouen
Photo by Andrea Villiers on Unsplash

Say ‘bonjour’ to France and all its fabulous intricacies that make this country perfect for solo travellers. Dive into the history behind Joan of Arc and the city that saw her martyrdom in Rouen; savour onboard local specialties crafted by Avalon’s chefs each day; and delight in Paris, the ‘City of Light.’  

3. Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium 

15 days Amsterdam return 

Keukenhof Gardens
Photo by @taylorepatterson on Instagram

There is some seriously grand history, architecture and culture in Holland and Belgium. Join your Adventure Host to get physical via Nordic walking through Maastricht; join your fellow cruise mates to discover the colourful fields of Keukenhof; or take yourself out for a coffee at a local café to people-watch. Whether you prefer group activities or some independent time, it’s easy to get the best of both worlds as a solo traveller. 

4. A Taste of the Danube 

4 days Budapest to Vienna 

Vienna
The hustle and bustle of Vienna’s city centre
Photo by Leyre on Unsplash

If you are on your way to visit friends or family that live overseas, why not add on this Danube cruise? It is the perfect way to give yourself a taste of river cruising and whet your appetite for future solo trips with Avalon. Experience Hungary, Slovakia and Austria with knowledgeable crew and local guides taking you right to the heart of each destination. At the end of each day, return to the comfort of your ship with the choice of taking dinner in the main dining room for a sumptuous à la carte dinner, or opt for a lighter meal in the Panorama Bistro. When it comes time to disembark, you won’t want to leave! 


Avalon Waterways welcomes all solo travellers to join us in relaxed luxury – especially with our single supplement waiver deal on select 2022 and 2023 river cruises! Take a look at our current deals today. 

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