2022 8-Day River Cruises
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Often when our clients are planning their next adventure, it’s all about maximizing their time in a destination. Perhaps you too are planning a land journey to Europe and are considering pairing a river cruise either at the start or end of the trip. Or maybe you only have one week to get away and are exploring shorter possibilities that include all of the places they want to visit. In either case, Tauck’s one-week European river cruises are a perfect fit. Specially designed, their 8-day river cruises maximize your time – for one amazing week, unpack just once as Tauck’s riverboat is your only “hotel,” transporting to must-see sites, towns, cities and countries along – and beyond – Europe’s most popular rivers. Tauck always looks forward to welcoming you aboard!
NEW: Cruising the Dutch Waterways!
Ingenuity in the Netherlands – that’s what Tauck’s newest 8-day river cruise discovers, and inspires, along the amazing canals and rivers. Beginning and ending in Amsterdam, unique shore excursions explore the powerful cultural landscape forever intertwined with the force of nature – and include a visit to the once-in-a-decade Floriade, “world’s fair” of horticultural exhibitions.
Heart of the Danube: Budapest to Bavaria
A seven-night cruise through the heart of the mighty Danube River is a wonderful sampling of the best of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany highlighted by an Imperial Evening at a private evening at a Viennese palace and private wine tastings. 2022 Departures: April, May, June, August, September, October
The Romantic Rhine: Basel to Amsterdam
Explore historic cities, towns and countryside vestiges of history, sharing a common link – the Rhine – in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. From Basel to Amsterdam, diverse cultural traditions of Old World Europe unfold in one amazing week. 2022 Departures: May, June, August, September, October
8-Day Family River Cruises
Our family river cruises feature a balanced mix of guided sightseeing, special experiences, shore excursion choices and walk on and off the boat flexibility along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Rhône and Douro – a great way for families to travel together, with memories to last a lifetime. 2022 Departures: June and July
Tauck’s Private Departures are open for sale
Guest safety and comfort has been top of mind at Tauck for over 95 years and has taken on even greater importance in light of the challenges travelers face today.
That’s why they are excited to launch Tauck Private Departures, offering you the opportunity to hand select a group of your family and friends for a private Tauck trip with all the advantages of traveling in the Tauck “bubble” for your group only. To make a private trip more attainable, they’ve simplified their pricing tier, while passing along additional savings of a free seat for the 11th person. What’s more, each group will enjoy More Time Together with a free hotel night before or after their private trip!
Tauck’s dedicated private departure team stands ready to help us book you on your their dream vacation, ensuring you the personal service and attention you’ve come to expect with Tauck. Some of the thing you may expect to enjoy with Tauck include:
- Fully choreographed private trips with Tauck’s signature experiences and inclusions
- Personal services of a dedicated Tauck Director who handles all day-to-day details
- For every 10 guests booked on the same private departure, the 11th person travels free. This tour savings can be applied to all travelers in the group or could be used as a complimentary seat.
- More Time Together with a free night at Tauck’s hotel before or after the trip, subject to availability
- Two pricing supplements depending on group size and trip length, priced from $500 per person for a completely private trip
- A choice of 200 specially designated Private Departures across 70 land tours in our Exotics, Europe, North America and Bridges portfolios
The start of a new calendar year is just a few months away – and with it, a new year of travel possibilities begins. The year begins with departures of some of our most popular trips, from African safaris to Galápagos cruises, along with one of Tauck’s newest national park journeys, our 8-day Desert Oasis: Zion, Death Valley & Palm Springs exploring US destinations where the desert spirit lives largest.
You’ll find complete details in our North America & Europe ebrochure – and their complete collection of journeys in their ebrochures available below. Preferred departure dates are filling quickly, so we have been suggesting our clients to book their 2022 plans early today! Tauck and Northstar are so looking forward to having you join this experience in a year of new travels to remember!
Northstar invites you to join on a Tauck’s Bridges family vacation where they’ll make every moment count. Whether you and your children travel West on a school break, enjoy a birthday celebration in Europe for their grandchildren, or a summertime riverboat reunion with the entire clan, Tauck has lined up adventures and activities that are fun for every generation to do together. You will travel with a caring Tauck Director who not only handles all the day-to-day details for you, they make sure everyone has the time of their lives everywhere they go. The only thing you will need to do is to decide where in the world you want to travel with your family.
- Red Rocks and Painted Canyons – Picture your family in the Wild West, exploring landscapes sculpted by nature in three national parks, during hikes, on horseback, by river raft and aboard a flightseeing plane on Tauck Bridges Red Rocks and Painted Canyons family adventure.
- Italia Bella: Rome to Venice – When you experience Italia Bella family style, every generation of your family discovers the best of Rome, Florence and Venice, with an exclusive after-hours visit to the Vatican, pizza making and more!
- Blue Danube: – Family Riverboat Adventure – Your family can dance down the Danube aboard a floating riverboat hotel custom made for multigenerational fun as they experience medieval magic and storied sights on Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure.
Together with their Global Response Team and river cruise partners, Tauck has developed rigorous health and safety protocols designed to provide your clients with the highest level of care. These protocols will continue to evolve based on new science, research, and learning from the health community as well as from their own team. They have implemented Tauck’s Travel Well Pledge â€“ an agreement entered into by global partners, vendors, and suppliers as a commitment to guests to provide the safest possible environment during our tours. Their Travel Well Pledge is also an agreement that each guest will sign on tour, acknowledging that we each take responsibility for our own health, and to protect the well-being of fellow travelers and the places we visit. You can view the Travel Well Pledge, along with Tauck’s health and safety protocols, the latest travel updates, and important information at tauck.com/travel-and-health.
Tauck River Cruises welcomes you to a new year of river cruising that will be unlike any other â€“ and we look forward to having you be a part of it. At this moment in time, the desire to travel is met with a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Tauck is delighted to announce that their complete 2022 river cruise collection is now available earlier than ever before â€“ with dates, details and pricing â€“ so you can start turning your desire into reality.
Tauck River Cruises along with their Global Response Team and river cruise partners have developed rigorous health and safety protocols designed to provide you with the highest level of care. These protocols will continue to evolve based on new science, research, and learnings from the health community as well as from their own team. Along with these protocols, which you can view at www.tauck.com/travel-updates, they have implemented Tauck’s Travel Well Pledge â€“ an agreement entered into by their global partners, vendors and suppliers as a commitment to their guests to provide the safest possible environment during their tours. Tauck River Cruises’ Travel Well Pledge is also an agreement that each guest will sign on tour, acknowledging that they each take responsibility for their own health, and to protect the well-being of fellow travelers and the places they visit.
Aptly named “The River of Kings,” Europe’s second-longest river originates in Germany’s Black Forest and flows through 10 countries into the Black Sea. Daily life, past and present, is chronicled along its banks, taking shape in grand cities and medieval towns where local food, architecture, and cultural vestiges tell tales of kings and their courts, the conquerors, all that once was. And served as the inspiration for quite possibly the greatest waltz of all.
Romance thrives along the River Rhine, flowing with a mighty rhythm for some 800 miles, where each turn in the bend comes with a story. 1,000 years of history are found in its 40 hilltop medieval castles and fortresses alongside valleys where ancient terraced vineyards thrive. And for a unique view of The Netherlands’ cultural landscape along its historic inland waterways, welcome to our newest Rhine river cruise, Cruising the Dutch Waterways.
The Seine and the RhÃ´ne
Three rivers and seven cruises explore some of the world’s favorite culinary experiences and secrets of the vineyards, forever intertwined with some of historyâ€™s greatest tales. Sailing the rivers Seine, RhÃ´ne, and SaÃ´ne, emanating north and south from the cultural center of Paris, artisans create haute and nouvelle cuisine â€“ and the business of wine, from Burgundy to Beaujolais to ChÃ¢teauneuf-du-Pape, has been an art for thousands of years.
Tauck River Cruising, 2022, brings over 25 all-inclusive river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, RhÃ´ne, Seine, and Douro rivers, including holiday cruises on the Danube & Rhine, family cruises for multigenerational fun â€“ and two special once-in-a-decade experiences, the Passion Play at Oberammergau and Floriade, a horticultural showcase on select Rhine river cruises.
Tauck’s custom-built river fleet is designed for fewer passengers and more personal space than comparative, same-sized riverboats. Half of their fleet are 49 cabins or less and their maximum size is just 67 cabins; larger, more spacious cabins, fewer crowds, and more personalized service. All shore excursions â€“ unique and exclusive access with a difference â€“ are included in one upfront price, along with just about every travel expense.
2022 marks two exclusive, once-in-a-decade events featured on select river cruises: Oberammergau, where the Passionsspiele (the Passion Play), is performed in the Bavarian village of the same name â€“ and Floriade Expo 2022, the Netherland’s “world’s fair” of horticultural exhibitions. Departure dates and availability is limited.
Tauck River Cruise Ships:
One of the 361-foot (110-meter) riverboats in Tauck’s Destination Fleet, the newly redesigned ms Esprit debuts in 2018 with a new deck plan optimized for spaciousness and accommodating no more than 98 guests, while similar-sized riverboats average about 160.
Maintaining Tauck’s high standards for quality and comfort, ms Grace cruises exclusively for Tauck on the Rhine River. With a maximum of 130 guests, the 443-foot riverboat continues our tradition of providing more space per guest transporting fewer passengers than most longships (135 meters).
ms Joy cruises exclusively for Tauck on the Danube River as part of our Destination Fleet. With a maximum of 130 guests, the 443-foot riverboat and provides more space per guest on Europe’s inland waterways, transporting fewer passengers than most longships (135 meters).