Tauck Launches Six New European River Cruises for 2024

Tauck has added six new itineraries to its collection of European river cruises for 2024—the most new river cruises the company has ever added to its portfolio in a single year. Each of the new river cruises will be highlighted by an included dinner ashore, with venues ranging from a Viennese palace, to a Dutch castle on its own private island, to an Italian Renaissance-style mansion in a small commune in northern France.

Here are the new 2024 river cruise itineraries:

The 12-day “Danube Kingdoms: Bavaria, Austria & Hungary” includes a four-night, land-based exploration of Bavaria with hotel stays in Munich and Partenkirchen, plus a seven-night cruise along the Danube visiting Passau, Linz, Salzkammergut, Cesky Krumlov, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Guests will enjoy an exclusive evening at a private Viennese palace, Palais Pallavicini, inclusive of a reception, gala dinner and classical music performances. The palace has hosted luminaries including Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, and it has been the home of the Pallavicini family for over 180 years.

On the 10-day “Three Rivers: Danube, Main & Rhine” itinerary, ports of call include Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Köln, Bonn, Koblenz, Boppard, Frankfurt, Wertheim, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Nürnberg and Regensburg. Guests can enjoy an evening at Schlosshotel Kronberg, the former home of German Empress Victoria Friedrich which took four years to build (1889 to 1893). Today, it is operated by the royal House of Hesse as a luxury hotel and has an 18-hole golf course designed by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The 11-day “Rhine Connoisseur: Montreux to Brussels” itinerary begins with a three-night stay at the Fairmont Montreux Palace and explorations of the Lavaux Vineyards, Montreux and Glacier 3000. A subsequent seven-night cruise visits Strasbourg, Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Düsseldorf along the Rhine before traveling on to Gorinchem, Antwerp and Brussels. Guests can enjoy a Tauck-exclusive reception and dinner at Slot Loevestein. Set in a nature reserve on a private island, the 14th-century castle has served as a prison, residence and toll station at the strategic confluence of the Maas and Waal rivers.

Palais Pallavicini
Palais Pallavicini (Tauck River Cruises)

On the eight-day “Hidden Waterways of Flanders and Holland” itinerary, ports of call include Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Gorinchem, Leiden, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. An exclusive reception and dinner will be held at Slot Loevestein.

The eight-day “River Seine: Châteaux, Impressionism & Normandy” itinerary: visits Auvers-sur-Oise, Les Andelys, Tilly, Mont-Saint-Michel, Étretat, Honfleur, the D-Day Beaches of Normandy, Rouen, Giverny (where Tauck guests enjoy exclusive early-entry admission to the home and gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet), and Le Pecq. Guests will enjoy a private evening with a tour, dinner and music at Château du Taillis, an Italian Renaissance mansion set on a parkland estate in Duclair, France and built in 1530.

The 14-day “La Belle Vie: The Rhône, Geneva & The Riviera” itinerary includes a nine-night river cruise along the Rhône bookended by two, two-night hotel stays with guided sightseeing in Cannes and Geneva. Along the way, guests will have the opportunity to experience Aix-en-Provence, Arles, La Camargue, Avignon, Uzès, St-Rémy, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Tain l’Hermitage, Mâcon, Cluny, Chalon-sur-Saône, Beaune, Tournus, Cormatin and Lyon.

Guests will enjoy an exclusive evening at Duché d’Uzès, comprising a private tour, dinner and cocktails. The family castle of the Duke of Uzès, the home was once the site of a Roman governor’s residence and the haven of an exiled 9th-century duchess.

For more information, visit www.tauck.com.

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