Consistently recognized among the "World's Best", Tauck River Cruises show you the sights differently than everyone else. They know that travel is not just about the places you visit – it's how you experience them that really matters.
Along the rivers, Tauck does more than just point out the sights. They bring the locals aboard to share their stories, traditions and talents, then they invite you ashore to have a glass of wine or two with the vintners who made them... dine in private palaces with the nobles who live there... cook alongside chefs happy to share their regional recipes... attend command performances and concerts in opera houses and exclusive venues for Tauck guests only... and so many more opportunities to personally connect with the culture and people you meet in ways you couldn't do on your own.
So read ahead, immerse yourself in the magic of Europe's waterways, learn about the rivers we navigate, read through our first timers guide and discover why a Tauck river cruise is right for you.
The magic of Tauck's award-winning European river cruises goes far beyond the riverboat you're aboard or the landmarks you'll visit. It's in the intimate ambiance and personalized service... the places you'll discover off the beaten path... and in the uncommon access to local culture and exclusive destination driven experiences you can't get on your own, as you experience a true slice of European life and return home transformed.
Since launching their first-ever European river cruise in 1992… long before river cruising emerged as the hottest way to travel… Tauck has become a leading expert on the continent's storied waterways. They know the destinations dotting the river banks and those off the beaten path that deliver authentic experiences. And, of course, they know the rivers… not just the basic facts, but how they impacted the history and culture of the destinations they flow through.
Venturing off the beaten path away from well-traveled highways is part of the appeal, as are the opportunities to savor a real taste of daily life along Europe's rivers. But no matter how different the motivation, Tauck river cruising has a way of bringing everyone of every age and generation together to share experiences that last lifetimes.
Savvy travelers know that river cruising isn't just for seniors. On board every Tauck riverboat, you'll find couples young and young at heart… groups of friends and groups who share common interests or alma maters… solo travelers and families… all having the best time of their lives. No matter which waterway you want to journey along in Europe, who you're traveling with and what you hope to take away from the experience, you'll find the best European river cruise for you with Tauck, voted to Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" list for 25 consecutive years.
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Tauck has been named to Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” list for 23 consecutive years. Their exclusive access, provided by their longstanding relationships with supplier partners around the globe, helps to create journeys that are unforgettable, that astonish you with the unexpected while exploring all 7 continents in over 100 destinations and 70+ countries. Intimate, authentic travel experiences truly connect you more deeply with the destinations you explore. See the world beyond ordinary as Tauck continues to add new destinations and ways to experience this amazing planet we live on.
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Trip Cancellation and Interruption Protection
Up to 100% reimbursement if you must cancel your trip or return home early due to a covered illness, injury and more
Live Assistance Services
24/7 phone access to an award-winning team that's always ready to help solve medical and other travel-related problems
Emergency Medical and Dental Coverage
Reimburses expenses related to covered emergency medical or dental care incurred on your trip
Emergency Medical Transportation
Provides medically necessary transportation to the nearest hospital or appropriate facility in the case of a covered medical emergency while abroad
*INCLUDED IN A TAUCK TRIP
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include: all accommodations; airport transfers and land transportation as detailed in each Trip itinerary; basic internet where available in hotel rooms and aboard riverboats (service levels are not guaranteed); entertainment and special dinners as arranged by Tauck; shore excursions and sightseeing; standard luggage handling (see Luggage Policy); services of Tauck Directors, Cruise Directors and local guides. Meals are included as specified in itinerary. All appropriate gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room servers and local guides are included.
Gratuities for Tauck Directors are included in the pricing for Bridges trips and for all Small Ship and River Cruises.
Cabins/Rooms with two beds are usually reserved for doubles. The price for rooms/cabins occupied by one person is higher than those when two or more people share the cost of a room.
NOT INCLUDED IN TAUCK TRIP
Trip prices do not include your airfare and related taxes to the departure point and from the ending point of your Trip (see Airline Reservation Service section). The terms and conditions of the air carrier including the cancellation terms apply to your airfare.
Tauck Director and Driver gratuities are not included and are voluntary for all land tours, with the exception of Bridges family trips and Small Ship and River Cruises, as noted above.
As a service, Tauck will make hotel reservations before or after your trip on a space available basis upon request. These hotel charges will be added to your Trip cost. Personal Expenses such as phone calls, room service, alcoholic and bar beverages, laundry, airline excess luggage charges and other optional incidental extras are not included. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.