Tauck River Cruises

TAUCK RIVER CRUISES IN: FRANCE – GERMANY – HOLLAND – AUSTRIA – SWITZERLAND – HUNGARY – BRATISLAVA
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Tauck Cruises sets the ultimate example of what an all-inclusive river cruise package really is.  That is the difference of  experiencing one of Tauck’s award-winning European river cruises – voted as the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” again by Travel & Leisure readers in their annual survey – for the third time in four years!  River cruising with Tauck truly is an intimate experience with only 118 to 130 guests, sampling the unique and different off the beaten path original discoveries that you cannot get on your own.  Tauck offers your family oriented river cruise ‘Bridges’ itineraries for family sharing experiences an adventure!

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Danube River Cruises

The Blue Danube 12 Days 2016 Prices from $4490 PP from Prague to Budapest 

Get an insider’s view of life along the Danube in Vienna, Salzburg, Bratislava and off the beaten
path on a 12-day trip featuring a 7-night riverboat
cruise and 2-night stays in Prague and Budapest.  Glide past fairy-tale castles and medieval villages
on one of our most popular Danube River cruise journeys. Visit Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Bratislava and Budapest plus the castle-studded Wachau Valley – taking in views of the
Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Attend a private Imperial evening with
dinner and music at a palace in Vienna. a wine
tasting in Dürnstein… spend a day in Mozart’s Salzburg or medieval Cesky Krumlov. Take an exclusive private tour of Baroque monastery
libraries in Prague and discuss contemporary
issues and historic events in Slovakia with a
resident expert. See the Imperial apart-ments at
the Hofburg or tour opulent Schönbrunn  Palace in Vienna. Admire frescoes, stained glass windows,
and stunning architecture as you spend two nights each in Budapest and Prague viewing their remarkable bridges, cathedrals, museums, and
grand Habsburg palaces . . . it’s a Danube River cruise to remember!   REQUEST A QUOTE

Grand European Cruise Eastbound 2016
24 Days
from $10,090  Travel like the royals of old on our Grand European Cruise, combining Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat with Budapest to the Black Sea to create an unforgettable 24-day cruise tour through the heart of Europe. This remarkable voyage from the North Sea to the Black Sea cruises along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers, taking you through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Glide past grand cathedrals, medieval monasteries, and historic citadels – as well as through the Main-Danube Canal and the Iron Gate of the Danube. Tauck’s private, inclusive shore excursions take in many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and in-depth exploration of cities including Amsterdam, Köln, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest. It’s the ultimate European river cruise… with the Tauck Difference!  REQUEST A QUOTE

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Budapest to Amsterdam by Riverboat 2016 Prices From $5,690 for 15 Days
Our two-week Danube, Main and Rhine river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam takes you on an amazing journey past grand cathedrals, medieval monasteries, castles and vineyards. Pass through
five countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, and explore legendary cities such as Amsterdam, Vienna, Köln, Nürnberg, Bratislava and Budapest. Tauck’s all-included private shore excursions take you to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic districts of Budapest, Vienna, and Bamberg, and the Wachau and Rhine valleys. In Vienna, take your choice of visits to Schönbrunn Palace or the Sisi Museum at the Hofburg, and attend a grand Imperial Evening in a traditional palace. In Amsterdam, tour the famed Rijksmuseum. Visit Köln Cathedral, Melk Abbey, medieval towns like Regensburg, Budapest’s Heroes’ Square and much more!  REQUEST A QUOTE

Budapest to the Black Sea 2016 12 Days
from $4,890
 Cruise the romantic lower Danube through the heart of Central Europe where East and West meet and entertwine in fascinating cultures and turbulent history… Glide past medieval monasteries, citadels and villages… Discover resort towns along Romania’s Black Sea Coast, explore an ancient Christian necropolis in Pecs, and visit “Dracula’s” castle in Transylvania… dine in the Soviet-style People’s Palace in Bucharest… Share homemade refreshments in the home of a Croatian family rebuilding their lives in postwar Vukovar, and listen to Béla Bartók’s piano music at a recital in his Budapest home. Experience authentic local cuisine, music and dance, and a wealth of architectural wonders as your Danube cruise winds its way through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, with nights on land at luxury hotels in the popular cities of Bucharest and Budapest (the Paris of Eastern Europe).  REQUEST A QUOTE

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Danube Reflections 2016 12 Days
from $4,690 for
 
There are no beaten paths
when your road is the Blue Danube. Starting in
Prague, an enchanting medieval city of castles
and spires, stunning palaces and cathedrals; the
awe and wonder will carry you over land to Regens-burg on the Danube, where your leisurely riverboat journey unfolds like a dream: dramatic river land-scapes, fairy-tale castles, Roman ruins, charming and romantic villages…the epicurean delights of Wachau Valley, wine tastings, a private lunch at a Cesky Krumlov castle… a mountaintop abbey drenched in lavish Baroque art… a mad count’s romantic vision of a medieval castle, and the eclectic charms of Bratislava. Our river odyssey winds its way to an idyll in the Viennese Woods and a sumptuous evening of dining and music at a Vienna palace. And a fitting finale? Two nights in the heart of city of Vienna, close to the State Opera House. There’s much to see and inspire in our Danube Reflections.
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Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube
2016 12 Days
from $5,690
Themed Cruise
Cruising the Danube River when you join
Tauck’s “maestros” to walk in the footsteps of musical giants like Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók, Schubert, Liszt, Strauss, Haydn and others takes
on new meaning on this 12-day trip through the heart of Europe including a 7-night cruise aboard one of our Inspiration Class river boats. Explore Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Bratislava, Budapest and more, visiting homes these musical greats lived and composed in, and concert halls and palaces where they performed… enveloped by
their glorious music throughout a magical journey filled with Tauck Exclusives!  Active music scholars and performers, our maestros include current doctoral recipients in music history who are passionate and knowledgeable about European music and the destinations you’ll visit. They’ll guide your explorations ashore and enrich your onboard experience with interactive music workshops, seminars and performances while cruising the Danube River.  REQUEST A QUOTE

Rhine River Cruise Options:

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam – Northbound 2016 Prices From $4690 NEW for 2016!  Follow the romantic Rhine River on its winding journey from the Swiss Alps to the Netherlands, aboard a 7-night cruise.  You’ll experience medieval wine towns, cathedrals, castles, museums, and river landscapes of the kind that inspired JMW Turner and Richard Wagner. Begin with a two-night stay at a luxury hotel in Bern, one of the most exciting day adventures you’ll ever partake in, with an idyll in Lucerne; then sail from Basel with visits to Colmar, Stuttgart, Rudesheim and Cologne . . . a Tauck Exclusive evening of dinner and music at Schloss Ehreshoven . . . a visit to the windmills of Kinderdyke, and two nights in Amsterdam with a tour along the city’s canals . . .REQUEST A QUOTE

The Rhine and Moselle – Northbound 2016 Prices From $4,890 for 13 Days  So many delights lie along the Rhine and Mosel rivers.
Let us share them with you on a 12-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam aboard ms
Inspire or the new-for-2016 ms Grace. From the Netherlands to Switzerland, through Germany, France and Luxembourg, see the marriage of French and German culture in Strasbourg;
mingle with jet setters in Baden-Baden; check
out the ancient university town of Heidelberg, Remagen, rich in World II history, and medieval masterpieces like Bernkastel, Trier and Cochem.  Pay tribute to those who fell in the Battle of the
Bulge at the Luxembourg American Cemetery
and Memorial; get a true taste of Europe with regional specialties, local wines and folk traditions; and enjoy an exclusive special dinner at a historic venue surrounded by vineyards overlooking the Rhine in Germany. It’s all waiting for you aboard our enchanting Mosel and Rhine river tours.
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The Romantic Rhine: Basel to Amsterdam – Northbound 2016 Prices From $3,590 for 8 Days “From one enchanting aspect to another in ceaseless procession… Never an unlovely one…” In the summer of 1878 Mark Twain settled his family in Heidelberg, where he wrote of the River Rhine… where mountains rise abruptly from the water’s edge, ancient castles perch aloft, keeping watch over comings and goings, gentle valleys
and ancient winelands lure, spas give respite, cathedrals speak to powerful times, plains and woods catch the eye, and a river travels that connected centuries of history, cities of the arts
and crossroads of thought. Discover the heritage and beauty of the River Rhine on our 7-night
Basel – Amsterdam river cruises. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more.  REQUEST A QUOTE

Bridges Family River Cruises

Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure – 8 Days 2016 from $3,790
“Top River Cruise Line” for families – two-time winner – voted by the readers of Travel & Leisure!  Create cherished family memories on our unforgettable
7-night Basel to Amsterdam river-boat cruise
along the Rhine River between on one of our newest riverboats, ms Inspire.  Visit Switzerland, France, Germany and Netherlands. Family travel experiences include a bicycle ride through forests and vineyards along the Rhine riverside; a taste
of fondue, Swiss folklore and more in lakeside Lucerne; a ride aboard the world’s steepest cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Pilatus in the
Swiss Alps; exploring the fascinating ruins of
hilltop Heidelberg Castle in the medieval university town of Heidelberg; learning about the Lorelei and other Rhine River legends while keeping an eye
out for fairy-tale castles; discovering the art treasures and historic canals of Amsterdam; an exclusive gala dinner for Tauck guests only at thousand-year-old Reichenstein Castle, high
above the Rhine; becoming “French for a Day” aboard the riverboat with French language
lessons, songs, a cooking demonstration and a chocolate tasting and more! 
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Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure – 8 Days 2016 from $3,690
Selected as one of the “10 Best River Cruises for 2015” by Fodor’s Travel! and “Top River Cruise Line” – voted by the readers of Travel & Leisure!
As voted by the readers of Travel & Leisure! There is no better way to experience the heart of Europe with your family than on a leisurely Tauck Bridges
Danube river tour and cruise aboard two of our newest riverboats, ms Joy or ms Savor. Unpack only once as you travel from Budapest, Hungary,
to Slovakia, Austria and Germany, enjoying action-packed shore excursions specially designed for families. Play medieval games on a visit to  Devin Castle in Slovakia. Soar over Vienna on the Riesenrad (giant ferris wheel) in the Prater, the
city’s famous amusement park. Learn how to
make strudel aboard the riverboat. Visiting the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, which Empress Maria Theresa and her daughter Marie Antoinette once called home.  Go bicycling along the Danube and discover magical secrets – and “The Sound
of Music” locations – at Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg. End your family’s fun Danube River
tour in Passau, Germany, by making your own
tasty marzipan creation! 
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Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise –
10 Days 2016 Prices from $4,690
“Top River Cruise Line” for families – two-time winner  voted by the readers of Travel & Leisure! Kids of all ages love France and all things Français… Paris, where wide boulevards, like the Champs Élysées, mean wide open spaces filled with cafés, famous brasseries and shops of every kind… new food experiences, from divine pastries to fantastic
bread and the most sublime “chocolat” the fantastic Seine… a scavenger hunt through the Louvre… a picnic lunch in Tuileries Gardens, where 500+ years of French history leave lingering traces… And then explore the heart of France river cruising along the Rhône deep into the heart of Provence, inspiration
of the world’s most famous artists such as van Gogh, Cézanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse… Families of every generation feel perfectly welcomed aboard Tauck Bridges’ fantastic riverboat, experiencing… Lyon, a modern city with a Renaissance heart… medieval villages… Roman ruins… a French ranch where you’ll meet the daring gardians (cowboys)…
a papal castle… a family cooking lesson in delectable French cuisine… Family France river cruising lets families experience the best of France – together.  
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Rhone River Cruises

French Waterways 2016 10 Days Paris to
Lyon from $4490 When considering France cruises, it’s hard to find a more enjoyable one
than gliding along the Rhone through the vineyard country from which come some of the world’s most exceptional wines. But first meet us on the Champs Élysées for a welcome dinner at a Parisian brasserie long known as a celebrity hangout, walk through a city neighborhood called “Le Marais,” where stylish galleries and peaceful squares line twisting streets that have witnessed the marks of history… travel to Lyon, where eating well is a
time-honored tradition.  Set off on your Rhone
River cruise through one of the first wine-producing regions on Earth, stopping to explore villages along its banks; here ancient roots meet contemporary charm. See a 14th-century palace designed for
papal splendor… ochre cliffs, Roman ruins, a medieval abbey, a game of pétanque, and a
Roman aqueduct’s design that remains a lasting beauty. En route, taste an aged Beaujolais, a
Côtes du Rhône direct from the source, world-renowned chocolates, and superb cheeses.
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A Taste of France – 2016 10 Days from $5590
Focusing on French cuisine and village life, a Taste
of France features a 7-night Rhône River cruise
aboard ms Swiss Emerald through vineyard country that’s home to some of the world’s most exceptional
wines. Tauck’s epicurean delights begin in Paris
with a reception and dinner at Fouquet’s, a celebrity
hotspot on the Champs Élysées, a chocolat demonstration, and a pastry class designed for
Tauck guests at École Lenôtre only. Ride the high-speed TGV through the French countryside to Lyon
to taste your way through Les Halles, Lyon’s famed covered food market with its eye-popping vertical garden, and enjoy dinner at L’Abbaye de Collonges, created by the legendary chef Paul Bocuse. Cruise
in search of culinary adventures along the Rhône, sipping Beaujolais in Beaujolais… sampling
Provençal specialties for lunch at a private ranch in
La Camargue… and learning secrets at a cooking demonstration at an award-winning cooking school
in Valence. It’s the ultimate Rhône River cruise to
the soul of French haute cuisine!
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French Escapade: Monte-Carlo to Paris – Northbound 2016 14 Days from $5990
On one of the most enjoyable France river cruises you could imagine, journey from the jet-setting capital of Monte-Carlo into Provence to Arles to board ms Swiss Emerald for a cruise along the Rhône River to Lyon and then along the Saône. Travel into the countryside past vineyards where some of the world’s best grapes become some of the world’s best wines, stopping to taste some of them. Discover river towns with Roman roots and lingering traces of medieval magic in their streets, experience the cowboy traditions and cuisine of La Camargue, and sample the pleasures of regional cuisine and wine throughout your trip. Explore a palace fit for a pope and an abbey that was once one of the most powerful in Europe. You’ll find something new, something wonderful every day. And during two nights in Paris, you’ll dine at chic Fouquet’s on the Champs-Élysées!
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Belle Epoch: London to Monte-Carlo 2016
23 Days from $11990 
Embark on one of the
world’s great river cruise and land experiences that brings an in-depth look at France, north to south.  Begin in London… cruise through the beautiful countryside of France along the River Seine, explore the magic of Paris… take a high-speed train to Lyon, enjoy river cruising once again along the Rhone and Saone rivers… and complete your journey in Monte-Carlo visiting 3 countries, 2 capital cities, and 3 of the most popular rivers in Europe! Begin in London, at
The Savoy and attend a presentation by Sir Winston Churchill’s granddaughter, Celia Sandy.  Wind through fishing ports and medieval towns, tasting Normandy cuisine, and visiting the World War II beaches of Normandy, finding the deep essence of calvados, pausing in ancient abbeys and the picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters, dining at a chateau in Rouen, exploring cobblestone lanes, walking in Monet’s garden at Giverny, visiting Van Gogh’s muse in Aubers-sur-Oise, and finally, Paris!  Private tasting tours, from wine to cheese to chocolate, a private evening at a château. Along the Saone and Rhone, explore countryside that meanders past vineyards to discover river towns with Roman roots and lingering traces of medieval magic in their streets. Experience the cowboy traditions and cuisine of La Camargue, explore a palace fit for a pope and an abbey that was once one of the most powerful in Europe… behold the landscapes of van Gogh’s Provence… and spend two nights in Monte-Carlo. A sensational experience! 
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Seine River Cruises

Rendezvous on the Seine 2016 roundtrip
Paris 10 Days from $4,290  Your Parisian travel
starts in the heart of the city of l’amour, meanders through Normandy’s painted landscapes, flowers
with romantic seaside villages and gardens that are immortalized as you cruise and tour the River Seine aboard our ms Swiss Sapphire. Impressions of
France immortalized on canvas in the Louvre,
quickly captured by street artists in Montmartre,
gilded into a golden palace at Versailles, indulged during a château dinner, distilled into apple brandy and cider, carved into a clifftop castle, and floating
in a Water Garden… linger long after you return home. Follow the Seine to coastal Normandy on a 10-day river cruise that’s sure to impress. Discover the art
of Paris for two nights before a 7-night cruise to Rouen, Honfleur and Giverny, immortalized by Impressionist artists. Visit D-Day beaches, sample Calvados where it is made, dine at a private château and more. 
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Cruising the Seine Plus Versailles, Paris and London Northbound 2016 14 Days from $6490
Riverboating on ms Swiss Sapphire from Paris to London by way of the Seine, on a river cruise filled with Tauck exclusive experiences… winding through fishing ports and medieval towns, tasting Normandy cuisine, visiting the beaches of Normandy that have celebrated their 70th anniversary, finding the deep essence of calvados, pausing in ancient abbeys
and the picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters, dining at a chateau in Rouen, exploring cobblestone lanes, walking in Monet’s garden at Giverny, visiting Van Gogh’s muse in Aubers-sur-Oise, a visit to a private castle, and finally, Paris… well, riverboating seems like the only way to get there. Private tasting tours, from wine to cheese to chocolate… and a  presentation by Sir Winston Churchill’s grand-daughter, Celia Sandys. Your tour concluding in London, where you’ll have a tale of two cities you’ll want to tell over and over again! 
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