Aussies love travelling, but more and more we’re opting for shorter trips that we can fit into our busy schedules. To cater for this Avalon Waterways will start offering some shorter itinerary options in 2020.

The shorter options include four, five and six-day river cruise itineraries include A Taste of the Rhine, The Heart of Germany and A Taste of the Danube.

A Taste of the Rhine is a five-day cruise stopping at sites along the Rhine River including: taking a culinary walk through Amsterdam, enjoying a guided tour of Cologne, wine-tasting in Boppard, spending free time in Rudesheim and of course, cruising through the picturesque, castle-dotted Rhine Gorge.

Meanwhile the six-day The Heart of Germany stops along the Main River and Main-Danube Canal including a guided hike through a picturesque Bavarian village, spending time in Würzburg, enjoying Bavarian wines in Itzingen, an onboard beer-tasting near Volkach, and taking in the sites of Bamberg.

Last but not least, the four-day Taste of the Danube spends time in Budapest, Bratislava, Melk and Dürnstein before ending in Vienna.

For those travellers who are just testing the river cruise-waters but want to add-on time on land in popular European destinations, Avalon Waterways is introducing three Your Way options for 2020: 1. An Avalon Waterways land extension 2. A Monograms independent holiday package or 3. A Globus escorted touring holiday.

“With our new Your Way program, we’re making it easier for travellers to extend their river cruise holiday with land itineraries that are perfectly suited to their preferences and budget,” said Gai Tyrell, Managing Director Australasia, Globus family of brands.

Will your clients be eager to try a short river cruise?