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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, I'm pleased to present some fantastic offers on river cruises with Avalon Waterways. On an Avalon vacation, you can discover each destination your way through a wide range of immersive activities and excursions that are included in the upfront price.

Right now, our customers can take advantage of these incredible deals. Book by February 28.

Save up to $2,800 per couple off the cruise price of a huge selection of Europe itineraries in 2023. Plus, get air rates starting at $599 per person from select gateways.

On some 2023 Europe sailings, you can fly for free from select gateways and also get $500 per couple off the cruise price.

Last, you can save up to $4,000 per couple off the cruise price of many sailings through 2024 in Europe, Egypt, Asia and South America.

The company will introduce a brand-new itinerary this year, The Best of the Rhine. This 5-day cruise passes through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, where picturesque castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and visits popular cities like Strasbourg, France, home to the charming La Petite France district, and Breisach, Germany, gateway to the Black Forest.

Next year, Avalon will debut new Douro River cruises in Portugal. Visit hillside vineyards, medieval castles and historic villages on the brand-new Avalon Alegria Suite Ship. Like Avalon's other Suite Ships in Europe, most of the accommodations are 200-square-foot Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open, essentially turning your room into one huge veranda.

The upfront rate for Avalon's Europe cruises includes a river-view stateroom, onboard meals, Wi-Fi access, guided sightseeing, sparkling wine at breakfast and soft drinks and regional beer and wine at lunch and dinner. And also starting this year, complimentary beer, wine and spirits -- along with a featured cocktail of the day -- will be served during a happy hour on board each night of the cruise.

The company's exclusive Avalon Choice program gives travelers their pick of a variety of included excursions on every itinerary. You have the flexibility to spend each day in port as you wish, choosing from complimentary Classic, Active and Discovery options.

On "Classic" excursions, learn about each destination's history and traditions with local experts on walking tours and visits to museums, cathedrals, castles or archaeological sites. Meanwhile, Avalon's "Discovery" experiences are more interactive: Join a cooking class in Lyon or sample wines in the Mosel Valley, for example.

On organized "Active" excursions, you can pedal along the cycling paths of Budapest or canoe through the gorges of the Ardeche River, a tributary of the Rhone. Adventure Hosts on Europe departures also can provide suggestions, maps, bicycles and Nordic walking sticks to those who wish to explore on their own.

Avalon's Active & Discovery itineraries provide even more engaging and immersive shore outings. These can include energetic excursions, like hiking or biking, as well as interactive discoveries such as composing your own waltz, participating in a cocktail workshop or meeting an apple farmer and exploring the family's orchards.



Here are this week's Top 10 Avalon Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) A Taste of the Danube, 4 days. Travels between Budapest and Vienna. Save up to $1,000 per couple. Starting at $935. Departures from May 3 through October 25, 2023.

2) The Best of the Rhine, 5 days. Begins in Frankfurt and ends in Basel. Save up to $1,000 per couple. Starting at $1,664. Departures from April 30 through September 10, 2023.

3) Romantic Rhine, 8 days. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save up to $1,500 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $2,299. Departures from March 25 through December 15, 2023.

4) Tulip Time Cruise, 8 days. Begins and ends in Amsterdam. Save up to $1,500 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $2,399. Departures from April 2 through May 7, 2023.

5) Burgundy & Provence, 8 days. Travels between Arles and Chalon-sur-Saone. Save up to $1,500 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $2,899. Departures from March 28 through October 24, 2023.

6) The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles, 8 days. Travels between Amsterdam and Remich. Save up to $1,500 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $2,999. Departures from April 16 through October 1, 2023.

7) Paris to Normandy, 8 days. Begins and ends in Paris. Save up to $1,000 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $3,049. Departures from March 28 through October 31, 2023.

8) Active & Discovery on the Moselle, 8 days. Begins in Remich and ends in Frankfurt. Fly for free, plus save $500 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $3,199. Departures from April 23 through August 4, 2023.

9) Danube Dreams, 8 days. Travels between Budapest and Deggendorf. Fly for free, plus save $500 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $3,399. Departures from June 24 through October 24, 2023.

10) Magnificent Europe, 15 days. Begins in Amsterdam and ends in Budapest. Save up to $2,800 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $5,449. Departures from May 15 through October 9, 2023.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go