Top Five Reasons to take a Tauck River Cruise
Onboard the river ships of Tauck, you’ll find young and young at heart couples, single travellers as well as groups of friends who know they’ll meet like-minded people and experience genuine camaraderie in the friendly, casual atmosphere onboard.
Tauck guests are fascinated by Europe and enjoy the arts, food, and wine. Good value, high quality, and distinctive experiences are important to them in every aspect of their river cruise.
Here are our top five reasons to take a Tauck river cruise:
Flexible sightseeing with uncommon access
Guided excursions are included on Tauck river cruises, but participation is by choice, and guests can explore the sights on their own. Tauck have carefully curated all their all-included shore excursions with unforgettable destination experiences not available to other travellers, such as dinner and a tour at Lobkowicz Palace, a tour behind the velvet ropes at the Strahov Monastery Libraries, lunch at Medieval Cesky Krumlov Castle, or dinner at Belgrade’s Royal Palace to name but a few.
Spacious cabins and Tauck Suites
Tauck riverboats feature more 300-sq.-ft. suites than any other ships in Europe. In designing both Tauck Suites and their spacious cabins, they put all the square footage inside rather than trimming the interior in order to add step-out balconies. Over 80% of the cabins have French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabins and Tauck Suites include pillowtop mattresses and 400-thread-count linens. Tauck Suites also feature roomy walk-in closets and marble bathrooms.
More tour directors than any other ships in Europe
On your Tauck river cruises, you will travel with a Tauck Cruise Director and three Tauck Directors who are the best in the business. Tauck Directors are with you every step of the journey, both onboard and ashore, providing exceptional service and expertise. Partnering with our handpicked local guides, they lead all shore excursions, blending well-choreographed sightseeing with leisure to maximize your time. To make your trip unforgettable, they find creative ways to share their love of the destination, including pleasant surprises and impromptu opportunities along the way.
Destinations off the beaten path
European waterways bring Tauck river cruisers to places less travelled, where daily life is rooted in traditions and cultures authentically rich and inviting. No matter where you are onboard, from all-outside cabins to public spaces with panoramic windows, views of land are always within sight (weather permitting). Tauck riverboats take you to castles, wineries, abbeys, gourmet markets, picture-postcard villages, art centres and more, each distinctive to the destination. Tauck River cruising is all about going inland to discover the heart of Europe from a closer perspective, with more time for in-depth exploration of your destinations and personal enjoyment.
The all-inclusive nature of Tauck’s river cruises is key to ensuring an exceptional travel experience and is among the reasons why they enjoy one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Meals are freshly prepared and regionally driven to satisfy your taste for authentic dining on and off the boat. Award-winning sightseeing and private events open doors to cultural experiences that open your eyes and heart to history, traditions and passions that define daily life, past and present, in the places you explore. We include complimentary beverages from speciality coffee, tea, soft drinks and bottled water to house wine, beer and premium spirits aboard ship, all day, every day. Tauck have bicycles for your use on shore and an onboard fitness centre. Special meals, entertainment, admissions, tastings, on-tour transportation, all gratuities and even special treats are all covered, upfront, so all you need to do is have a great time without any worries.
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Why travel on a Tauck river cruise?
On a Tauck river cruise you will be expertly looked after by the well-trained staff and crew, including the four Tauck tour directors. Tauck has been offering inspirational travel experience for over 90 years, ever since Arthur Tauck Snr took just six guests to New England. The river cruise experts at Tauck spend hours researching, crafting and curating all the Tauck Exclusives, such as private evenings at castles and châteaux. Tauck has a fleet of nine river cruise ships, all custom designed to surround their guests in comfort and style.
“We recently took a Holland & Belgium trip, our 2nd Tauck river cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience as everything was very organized and done with class. What makes Tauck special is their goal to go above and beyond one’s expectations and to provide special treatment to all guests. Thank you for making this a memorable river cruise experience.”
– Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pipa, New York