Why Tauck River Cruises
Our guests often tell us that it’s the “little things” that make their river cruise experience so special. Like traveling with someone who cares – Tauck staff who go “above and beyond” to take care of all the details and make every moment count… cruising aboard custom-designed riverboats reflecting the highest standards of comfort and quality… enjoying access to exclusive experiences, authentic cuisine and “wow” moments… all for one upfront price. Because how you see the world matters.
Tauck River Cruises
How you see the world matters… and on Tauck’s river cruises, you can expect to see the sights a bit differently than you would with anyone else. We explore Europe’s great waterways from the Rhine and the Danube to the French Rivers, Rhône and Seine. The custom-designed riverboats of Tauck’s Destination Fleet are spacious and comfortable, welcoming you to an onboard experience characterized by the Tauck Difference – all-inclusive river cruises featuring personalized cruising enhanced by those “little Tauck touches;” our intimate, sophisticated atmosphere onboard, and the uncommon access to exclusive cultural experiences on our included excursions ashore, ensuring experiences as memorable as the places you visit… not simply what other travelers see and do. We also feature special Solo Traveler Savings on all of our river cruises; have a special program for group travel; and are the only river cruise line with dedicated multigenerational family cruises. We invite you to explore our cruisesand find the one that’s perfect for you… and discover river cruises that go beyond the ordinary…
European River Cruises
Whether you’re exploring the Rhine or the Danube, the Rhône, Seine, Maas or Moselle… the magic of our award-winning European river cruises lies in more than just the riverboat you’re aboard or the landmarks you’ll visit. It’s in the intimate, club-like atmosphere and personalized service you’ll enjoy aboard the custom-designed riverboats of Tauck’s Destination Fleet, featuring more 300-square-foot Tauck Suites than other ships of comparable size. The places you’ll discover off the beaten path, along with the must-see sights you just have to experience. The uncommon access to local culture and the exclusive destination experiences you just can’t get on your own. The connections you’ll make with the people you’ll meet. The traditions and little moments they’ll share with you. We never settle for ordinary because you deserve much more from a river cruise: to experience a true slice of European life and return home transformed. Where will the current take you?
Cruising with us, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to behind-the-scenes cultural experiences on included shore excursions that immerse you in each destination, experiencing Europe as it was meant to be enjoyed… including private dining experiences in historic venues that go far beyond the ordinary.
When you cruise with us, virtually every river cruise expense is included in one upfront price… including all shore excursions and unlimited complimentary beverages onboard. There are no little extras to pay for, no hidden expenses, no options sold. You get what you pay for… and then some.
Sophisticated, Intimate Ambiance
Aboard our spacious, custom-designed riverboats, you’ll find that the key to our sophisticated, intimate ambiance is in the details. Luxurious cabins and suites… service rivaling that of a premium hotel… fine European-style shipboard dining, with a choice of dining venues… all the little touches.
Travel in Good Company
You’re traveling in good company when you cruise with us… well-cared for with personalized, thoughtful service from at least four Tauck staff on every river cruise, plus an experienced ship’s crew… representing the highest tour director-to-guest ratio in the industry.
Tauck’s Destination Fleet
Cruising Europe’s inland waterways exclusively for Tauck, our Destination Fleet of riverboats – comprising 361-ft. (110-m.) ships carrying no more than 98 guests, and 443-ft. (135-m.) ships accommodating up to 130 passengers – represent the epitome of comfort and elegance in river cruising. Their spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites – including the most 300-square-foot Tauck Suites on Europe’s rivers, and fewer passengers among ships of comparable size – contribute to an intimate, sophisticated ambiance on every Tauck river cruise. Aboard sister ships that are elegantly and thoughtfully designed with a contemporary European flair ascribing to the highest standards of quality and comfort, Tauck guests enjoy upscale accommodations like those you would expect at a premium hotel, with all the built-in advantages of private river cruise ships.
Here’s a rundown of some of the innovations on our 443-foot riverboats, which sail with 30% fewer passengers than other riverboats of comparable size:
- Twenty-two 300 sq. ft. Tauck Suites on the Diamond Deck, the most of any European riverboat of comparable size
- More dedicated cabins for solo travelers than any European riverboat of similar size, plus Tauck waives the single supplement for Category 1 cabins
- Innovative 225 sq. ft. loft cabins featuring a raised sitting area and 1.5 decks of window area
- A second restaurant featuring relaxed elegance and grilled entrees
- Bathrooms in 225 and 300 sq. ft. cabins featuring larger showers, rain shower heads in Category 3 – 7, and more
- Expanded gym/fitness facility, featuring a new rowing machine plus 2 treadmills and 2 stationary bikes
- A hair salon
- An elevator that stops on all decks (except Sun Deck)
- Bicycles for use by guests on shore