European River Cruising With Tauck


If you are thinking of taking a river cruise in 2016 make sure Tauck is one of the lines at the top of your investigation list.

Founded over 20 years ago – and voted ‘World’s Best River Cruise Line’ by readers of Travel + Leisure 3 times in 4 years – Tauck offers some truly incredible voyages along some of Europe’s best loved waterways, including the Rhine, Rhone, Main, Seine and Danube.

Tauck has also been voted as the ‘Best River Cruise Line for Families’ by readers of Travel + Leisure, and in 2016 they have some family specific voyages sailing the Danube and Rhine.

Tauck was built around destination immersion and that’s why every voyage comes inclusive of shore excursions, shore excursions that not only feature a highly knowledgeable local guide, but that are also accompanied by a Tauck Tour Director.

Shore excursion examples include:

  • Mozart’s birthplace and the Mirabell Gardens, one of the settings for the movie, The Sound of Music – Salzburg, Austria
  • Walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Cesky Krumlov – Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
  • 13th-century Old Town Hall, Baroque Habsburg-era palaces, Opera House, Slovak Philharmonic Hall and St. Martin’s Cathedral – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Musée National de l’Orangerie, designed by Monet for display of his large water lily paintings; or the Musée d’Orsay, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works housed in a former railway terminal – Paris, France
  • Tour of the beaches where the D-Day landings occurred on June 6, 1944. See Omaha Beach and Pointe-du-Hoc and visit the American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer – Normandy, France
  • Exploring Luxembourg old town, starting at Constitution Square. Go inside the Cathedral before seeing the Palace of the Grand Duke, the Parliament and its centuries-old fortifications – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm – Luxembourg (from Bernkastel)

What’s included with Tauck:

  • All shore excursions
  • All gratuities to crew and Cruise Directors
  • Meals at local restaurants and special venues ashore
  • Unlimited beverages including regional wine, beer, premium spirits, tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • Access to the onboard fitness centre, putting green and whirlpool
  • Performances from local dance, musical and Capella artists
  • Bicycles for use ashore
  • Personalised, thoughtful service

No single supplement for solo travellers

One of the best aspects of a Tauck river cruise is that there are NO single supplements for solo passengers opting for Category 1 cabins on Tauck’s European river itineraries.


European River Cruising with Tauck in 2016

French Waterways and Vineyards – departing 19 April 2016 for 9-nights aboard MS Swiss Emerald

Itinerary: Paris | Lyon | Vienne | Avignon | Arles | Viviers | Tain’l’Hermitage | Lyon

Danube Reflections – departing 14 May 2016 for 11-nights aboard MS Savor

Itinerary: Vienna | Bratislava | Durnstein | Wachau Valley | Linz | Passau | Nurnberg | Prague

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam – departing 2 June 2016 for 9-nights aboard MS Inspire

Itinerary: Bern | Basel | Colmar | Stuttgart | Rudesheim | Koln | Dordrecht | Amsterdam

Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure Cruise – departing 10 July 2016 for 7-nights aboard MS Inspire

Itinerary: Basel | Cruising | Strasbourg | Heidelberg | Koblenz | Cologne | Amsterdam

French Escapade: Monte Carlo to Paris (including hotel stay in Paris) – departing 12 August 2016 for 13-nights aboard MS Swiss Emerald

Itinerary: Monte Carlo | Arles | Avignon | Châteauneuf-du-Pape | Viviers | Tournon | Vienne | Chalon-Sur-Saone | Macon | Lyon | Beaune | Paris

All of the voyages featured in our blog today are available to book now, please call one of our River Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677 for live pricing information.

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    About Danielle Fear

    Danielle has more than 40 cruises behind her and loves to visit new and exciting places. One of her favourite cruise regions is the Baltic because of its rich history and exciting ports.


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