Traveling well includes getting the best value for your money. Tauck guests know it’s not about how little you spend, but about what you get for what you spend. With Tauck, you get your money’s worth—and more.
Known for daring expeditions to destinations like Antarctica and the Arctic, Tauck’s smaller riverboats bring that same sense of adventure to the rivers of Europe.
Tauck is in its third generation of family ownership, offering more than 100 fully guided, inclusive journeys in more than 70 countries on seven continents. Tauck believes that good value sells itself—you should get what you pay for, and then some, in one upfront price with virtually everything included. To you, it’s peace of mind travel. To Tauck, it’s integrity.
SMALL SHIPS BIG ON EXPERIENCE
A DESTINATION-INSPIRED FLEET
Tauck’s Destination Fleet of riverboats represents the epitome of elegance, providing the highest standards of quality and comfort along Europe’s stunning waterways.
Tauck has partnered with the world’s finest shipbuilders and handpicked ships that are designed for the region and compliment the locale, whether at sea or ashore. You’ll feel the difference the moment you come aboard, where a warm ambiance creates a kinship shared among fellow explorers.
Tauck ships allow for greater cruising flexibility and provide the utmost in spaciousness and contemporary design with fewer guests on board: river cruising at its best!
Inspired By the Destination
When Tauck launched their river cruises in the 1990s, they realized that no “ordinary” river cruise experience would do: Tauck wanted guests to travel Europe’s rivers in the same beyond-the-ordinary Tauck style experienced on land trips. So Tauck crafted riverboats that were ahead of the time, custom-designed to match not only the river, but the experience onshore.
Creating the Tauck Destination Fleet
Tauck extensively searched to find the right ship-building partner, and found that partner in Scylla—a family-run company, like Tauck, that shares a commitment to providing a superb guest experience. Scylla collaborates with Tauck in the custom-design, construction, maintenance, and nautical operations of the Destination Fleet.
Three Ship Sizes for Cruising Flexibility
Working with a talented group of engineers, designers, and craftsmen, Tauck designed riverboats with the utmost cruising flexibility. In 2018, Tauck completed a redesign of their 361 ft./110 m. ships to provide more space per guest with no more than 98 guests onboard, complementing the 443 ft./135 m. riverboats, which carry no more than 130 guests. In 2020, Tauck will launch a new 263 ft./ 80 m. 84-guest riverboat built especially for cruising Portugal’s Douro River and its wine country.
EXPLORE THE RIVERS OF EUROPE
DANUBE | DOURO | RHINE | RHÔNE | SEINE
Whether you’re experiencing the Rhine or the Danube, the Douro, the Rhône, Seine, Maas, or Moselle…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.
There’s a Tauck style of traveling for everyone.
If it means a better travel experience, Tauck includes it—aboard and ashore. Exclusive cultural experiences. All shore excursions. Superb accommodations. All gratuities. Entertainment, admissions, tastings, on-tour transportation, transfers upon arrival and departure—all are covered in one upfront price. And no options are sold, ever.
Meals are freshly prepared and regionally driven, both on the riverboat and at local restaurants. Complimentary beverages—from specialty coffee, tea, and soft drinks to house wine, beer and premium spirits—are included on the riverboats, all day, every day.
Travel in Good Company: Directors & Local Experts
Three professional Tauck Directors and one Tauck Cruise Director on every cruise ensure a high level of service, expertise, and guest satisfaction, along with a dedicated Family Host on every Tauck Bridges family river cruise for more interactive engagement, personal attention, and onboard fun for everyone. Trustworthy professionals average 10 years of service with Tauck and often have fascinating backgrounds, including teaching, photography, history, theatre, geography, politics, writing, cooking, and more.
Tauck Bridges: Family River Cruises
Calling all grandparents, parents, teens, and kids! Come aboard, unpack once, and Tauck does the rest. You’ll love the daily family activities on Tauck Bridges river cruises—along with the $500 savings for children 12 & under.
Tauck Bridges family trips combine cultural activities and exclusive experiences ashore with “sight-doing” that’s fun for every age and generation. With a dedicated Family Host aboard every cruise who manages special family activities, crafts, and projects, you’ll enjoy more flexibility and personal attention too—and the kids will have more opportunities to bond with their new friends!
Take a quick tour for a glimpse of life onboard a Tauck ship.