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With over 50 awards and honors, Tauck is the global leader in upscale, escorted land, cruise, riverboat and family journeys offering 130 unique, engaging travel experiences on all seven continents. Plus the newest, most spacious fleet on Europe's rivers
Exceeding guests' expectations has been a cornerstone of our company for over 80 years and is an important reason why we have been lauded with so many awards and kudos throughout the industry.



Tauck's Small Ship Cruises offer travelers an intimate, life-changing perspective of what it means to travel by sea aboard yachts and expeditionary vessels bound for hidden harbors and ports of call where big ships don't go. Club-like luxuries on board include fine dining, impeccable personal service and handsome cabins with inspiring ocean views. Ashore, historic sites, cultural treasures and natural wonders come alive on privately guided excursions that are enriched with local insights and exclusive experiences not available on your own. Discover the world's finest collection of Small Ship Cruises in Europe and Latin America with Tauck.

The heart of history meets the art of luxury travel aboard Tauck's European river cruises along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers. You'll cruise aboard spacious riverboats that have been custom designed to meet American standards with well-appointed outside facing cabins and suites with L'OCCITANE amenities, a choice of on-board dining venues and complimentary wine with dinner, fitness centers and attentive personal service from Tauck's staff and the ship's crew. Private daily shore excursions explore medieval villages and grand cities, inspire with insider access to sights on- and off-the-beaten path and pamper with palace dinners, wine tastings and classical concerts - all included for Tauck guests only.

Ancient civilizations beckon along the River Nile in Egypt and China's Yangtze River on Tauck's Exotic journeys where 3- and 4-night river cruises enhance our in-depth land journeys. Call 1-866-333-5355 to learn more about all of Tauck's River Cruises.


Follow the paths of great civilizations that moved through Europe along its mighty rivers on Tauck's European river cruises… aboard Europe's newest and most spacious luxury riverboat fleet, including ms Swiss Jewel, ms Swiss Sapphire and ms Swiss Emerald.

Every Tauck river cruise features the Tauck Difference: all-included shore excursions, led by Tauck Directors, local experts and local guides; informative lectures and cultural performances; fine European-style dining with wine included with dinner aboard the riverboats, as well as beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner aboard ship - and dining ashore with included meals at local restaurants for a true taste of regional cuisine; no more than 118 guests (while similar-sized riverboats average about 140 guests); a Tauck Cruise Director on every riverboat along with one Tauck Director for every 40 guests; 14 suites (300 sq. ft.) and 7 junior suites on every ship - four times more than most other European riverboats; and all gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director included in the cost of your cruise… along with service charges, taxes, porterage, airport transfers and much more. There's just no better way to explore the heart of Europe than on Tauck's value-packed riverboat journeys along the Continent's scenic inland waterways!

Tauck Riverboat Cruising in Europe

Budapest to Amsterdam by Riverboat

Tauck's Danube, Main, and Rhine river cruise aboard ms Swiss Sapphire, ms Swiss Emerald or ms Swiss Jewel glides past ancient castles and soaring cathedrals, taking in great cities including Vienna, Köln, Nürnberg and Bratislava - and revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Schönbrunn Palace and Kölner Dam (Cologne Cathedral).

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

Exclusive Tauck extras, special holiday events aboard and ashore, much yuletide cheer... and of course, the Tauck Difference... set the tone for your delightful exploration of Christmas Markets in Germany and France on Tauck's special Rhine River cruise between Basel and Köln aboard ms Swiss Sapphire!

The Blue Danube

Wind your way past medieval landscapes on a Danube River cruise aboard ms Swiss Emerald, ms Swiss Jewel or Tauck's new-for-2011 riverboat to discover castles, cathedrals, frescoes and Habsburg palaces in five European countries. Includes land stays featuring two nights each in Prague and Budapest at centrally located 5-star hotels.
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Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

Belgium & Holland in Spring

Colorful flowers, picturesque windmills, art museums, canal-laced medieval towns, and a look at the art of making chocolate highlight this most memorable of springtime European river cruises aboard ms Swiss Sapphire, ms Swiss Emerald or ms Swiss Jewel.

The Rhine and Moselle

Explore two of Europe's most scenic rivers on a 12-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam aboard ms Swiss Emerald or ms Swiss Jewel. Glide along the Rhine in Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland; visit Luxembourg; and discover the castles, wineries and market towns of the Moselle Valley on one of Tauck's popular Rhine River tours.

Christmas Markets Along the Danube

Discover all the magic of Austria's and Germany's traditional Christmas Markets on just two departures of this special December, 2010 Danube River cruise between Nürnberg and Vienna aboard ms Swiss Jewel... filled with exclusive Tauck extras, special yuletide events aboard and ashore, and great holiday cheer... with the Tauck Difference!

Strasbourg to Prague Serenade

The romance of idyllic Alsatian villages and vineyards in France, magnificent medieval cities and colorful Bavarian culture in Germany, and the magic of Prague... all waiting for you on the newest of Tauck's Europe river cruises on the Rhine, Main and Danube!

Grand European Cruise

Explore European landscapes on Tauck's ultimate North Sea to Black Sea tour by riverboat! Set off aboard ms Swiss Sapphire or ms Swiss Jewel on a grand 3-week cruise through nine European countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube, plus two nights at a grand city-center hotel in Bucharest.

Prague to the Black Sea

Tauck's 19-day journey through Europe's ancient heart - combining The Blue Danube and Budapest to the Black Sea and including an unforgettable 14-night luxury riverboat cruise along the Danube aboard either ms Swiss Sapphire or ms Swiss Jewel - offers the very best in Eastern Europe travel!

Romance of the Rhine & Danube

Imperial palaces, Baroque gardens and other treasures once reserved for European royalty await along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on Tauck's comprehensive new journey combining a two-week riverboat cruise aboard ms Swiss Sapphire with two-night stays in Strasbourg and Budapest.

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure

Family FYI: Did you know that the movie The Third Man was filmed at the Vienna Prater at the famous Giant Ferris Wheel? On the best Danube river cruises, you see the Old World through new eyes; join us on our family-friendly 7-night riverboat cruise filled with fun, adventure and surprises in Europe's greatest cities - and a visit to the Vienna Prater for a ride on the famous ferris wheel!

Tauck Riverboat Cruising in Asia

China, the Yangtze River & Hong Kong

Tauck's ultimate China travel adventure includes ancient cities and tranquil country villages, a spellbinding 3-night cruise Yangtze River cruise aboard the Yangzi Explorer, and a host of discoveries from Beijing's hutongs to a ride on the world's fastest train in Shanghai.

China, the Yangtze River & Hong Kong

Our 17-day ultimate China tour includes ancient cities and tranquil country villages, a spellbinding Yangtze River cruise, special talks and presentations by local experts, and cultural connections from Beijing to Shanghai to Hong Kong.

Tauck Riverboat Cruising in Africa

Egypt & Jordan: Timeless Treasures, Ancient Lands

Our two-week Egypt and Jordan tour combines a Nile River cruise and exploration of Egypt's antiquities with visits to Jordan's biblical sites, the Dead Sea and the amazing city of Petra.

Egypt: Jewels Along the Nile

The "land of the Pharaohs" beckons when you take a 4-night Nile River cruise aboard the Nile Adventurer and join Tauck's Egyptologists to explore the pyramids, ornate temples, and priceless treasures of an intriguing ancient civilization on Tauck's 12-day Egypt tour.

Tauck's Oberammergau Extensions

Our 4- or 5-day Oberammergau Extensions from Munich - featuring premier seating at the Oberammergau Passion Play and much more - are available before or after select departures of Tauck European river cruises including Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat, The Blue Danube, Strasbourg to Prague Serenade, Budapest to the Black Sea, and The Rhine and Moselle.


Munich / Oberammergau - Our 4-day Munich / Oberammergau Extension makes select Tauck river cruises even more remarkable by adding Tauck's extraordinary Oberammergau experience, including our premier seating for the Passion Play - in the best seats available for this once-in-a-decade event... an overnight at the 5-star Hotel Maximilian in the heart of the village... two nights in Munich and so much more!

Munich / Oberammergau / Salzburg - Turn your Tauck European river cruise into a once-in-a-lifetime travel adventure - including a performance of the  Oberammergau Passion Play featuring Tauck's premier seating in Section 1A, two nights at a family-owned hotel in the Bavarian Alps, overnights at 5-star hotels and guided sightseeing in Munich and Salzburg, and much more - on our 5-day Munich / Oberammergau / Salzburg Extension!