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Are you seeking the BEST overall river cruise line
and a remarkable destination experience?

lf so, a luxurious Tauck River Cruise should be your choice! A Tauck river cruise is an extraordinary vacation alternative for those seeking a truly luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise. What "all-inclusive" means is that once aboard a Tauck river cruise ship, you'll pay for absolutely nothing — that's right, nothing, not even port taxes! That also means even Tauck's remarkablle, in-depth sightseeing, all gourmet meals, all alcoholic beverages, and even tipping (on board and ashore) is included in your price. Those are only a few of the many reasons why Tauck is well worth the relatively small difference you may spend for an exceptional Tauck luxury river cruise compared to other river cruise lines. We guarantee that when you get home, you'll say, "our Tauck river cruise was an outstanding experience and well worth what we spent... and more!"

Tauck is the perfect choice for those who enjoy the type of warm, personalized service that one experiences at some of the world's finest luxury resorts such as Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental or Rock Resorts, and is comparable to what one would enjoy aboard ocean cruise lines such as Silversea or Regent, except there are only 116-130 other pampered guests onboard.

While some may consider a Tauck European river cruise a bit on the pricey side, we’re confident that if Tauck fits your lifestyle and needs, you most certainly will return home understanding why the Tauck experience is such a unique and rewarding vacation... and most certainly not over-priced. By the way, the BEST way to be sure that Tauck is right for you is to speak with one of our experienced river cruise experts. They know Tauck and can provide you with first hand knowledge about Tauck to ensure that this is a perfect fit for you,your lifestyle, and the goals you've set for the river cruise.

Before we get further into the discussion of what sets Tauck apart from other river cruise lines, let's clarify one critical element about Tauck. We use the word luxury many times in conjunction with a Tauck river cruise. While the overall experience is luxurious in so many ways, one thing it is not is stuffy! The crew is warm and very attentive to your needs as are the shore excursion personnel and Tauck's three highly experienced cruise directors, but you will never feel like Tauck is "stuffy." In fact, one of the more common comments we get from returning guests is about one of the three cruise directors (most other ships have only 1) and how they have stayed in touch with them after the cruise.

In 2014, Tauck launched two new, ultra-luxurious Inspiration Class river cruise ships — the breathaking ms Inspire and ms Savor. Both vessels each accommodate 130 guests. These spectacular ships sail the Danube and Rhine, offering lucky guests even more balcony and suite choices than ever before. In 2015, Tauck launched one more luxury river ship — the Esprit — which is an exact copy of the Savor and Inspire. Demand for new river ships, especially Tauck's is incredibly strong and these newest ships sell out almost a year or more in advance. In reality, ALL of their ships sell out quickly so it is very important that you book at least 9 months in advance if you want a chance to sail aboard your favorite ship and itinerary.

These three ships have a truly revolutionary new stateroom design called "Loft Staterooms." There are only 8 on each ship, and they are on the lower passenger deck where traditionally the cabins only had one or two small windows to accommodate their proximity to the river. With Tauck's new "loft" design, they have opened up an entirely new meaning to luxury staterooms. Loft staterooms measure from 190 to 225sf in size and offer guests a most unusual loft area with table and chairs for your added viewing pleasure, the loft cabins are truly almost like a mini-suite. Unlike any other river ships, these "Loft" staterooms have floor to ceiling windows that are the full width of the stateroom.  And, unlike ANY other river ship, the top level of windows in the loft staterooms actually open. We must say, they are incredible and a really nice alternative to a traditional French balcony, especially in the cooler weather months. Click HERE to see the Inspiration Class photo gallery that has a picture and floorplan of the new loft stateroom.

Are you a "Solo" Traveler?
If you are, you'll find comfort in knowing that in addition to everything being included on a Tauck cruise, there's absolutely NEVER a single supplement charge... NEVER! That's because Tauck recognizes the needs of 'solo' travelers and has set aside a number of riverview Category 1 staterooms just for solo travelers on ALL of its European river cruises. While many river cruise lines prefer not to take solo travelers, Tauck encourages you to sail with them (As an example: currently, all-inclusive prices for solo travelers can be as low as $2590 for one of the Holiday Market cruises). To find out more about why Tauck is so perfect for the 'solo' traveler, give one of our solo river cruise experts a call now! If it's your first river cruise, there's a lot to consider and our experts will work with you to ensure a perfect and hassle-free river cruise.


As we mentioned above, if Tauck is in your river cruise future, please plan early as this year is sold out (Don't worry... next year's dates are now available for booking... and booking quickly!). With Tauck, we're extremely confident that your experience will always exceed your expectations. Tauck takes care of every little detail (including a no tipping required policy) and the most extensive and thorough complimentary shore excursion program of any of the major river cruise lines. Imagine: while others go to a music concert in Vienna, you enjoy a private evening concert (including dinner) at a private Viennese palace. Or, while other cruise line passengers scurry back to their ship for lunch, you enjoy lunch in the Roman grottoes of Chateau Neercanne.

We would be remiss if we didn't discuss one more very important factor that further distinguishes Tauck from most other brands — it is Tauck's reputation for leading the way in Family or multi-generational river cruise trips, called Tauck Bridges. While they're currently limited to a few summer departures on the Danube, Rhine, and in France on the Seine, Rhone and Saone, Tauck has mastered this emerging trend on the rivers. If you're thinking about a Family river cruise for a special occasion, or just a really cool way to enjoy Europe as a family, please reach out to our experts so we can tell you more about this remarkable experience.

No matter whether you're an experienced world traveler looking for an extraordinary destination or culinary experience, a timid traveler, or just demand exceptional quality and warm, personalized service, we know that Tauck is for you. They really do take care of all the details and even have a name for it — Tauck describes it as “do-it-for-you service,” we call it a European vacation experience for those who want to be seriously spoiled.

Tauck Tours and thus Tauck River Cruises may be the most well respected
deluxe tour operator in North America and that title is well justified.

The river cruise division of Tauck is a relatively new component of the brand established in 1925 by Arthur Tauck, a true pioneer in the travel industry. Starting with its first ever tour in a rented Studebaker, the 85 years since then have seen Tauck grow to become a world-wide company offering tours and cruises on six continents. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, Tauck is still a family-run enterprise with the goal of providing exquisitely planned and fully inclusive land journeys and cruises that are life-enriching, inspirational and memorable.

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