As the 2018 spring season in Europe approaches, Tauck is gearing up with an expanded range of enhanced shore excursions on its river cruise departures. The Tauck’s April and May departures include a choice of eight to 15-day itineraries that explore 10 different countries while sailing the Danube, Rhine, or Seine rivers.
Highlights of April and May European voyages include:
The Danube Reflections: The 12-day itinerary offers a choice of Munich or Regensburg excursions, cruising through the Wachau Valley, and a Tauck-exclusive gala evening of champagne, dinner and music at a private palace in Vienna.
The Blue Danube: This 12-day itinerary begins with a Tauck-exclusive royal welcome reception, tour and dinner at the 16th-century Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle. In Linz, guests can choose to tour the city on their own, explore Salzburg, or tour medieval Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Czech Republic. Wine tasting in Dürnstein, a performance of the famed Lipizzaner horses in Vienna, and two nights each in Budapest and Prague are included as well.
Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat: The 15-day journey explores five countries and cities including Amsterdam, Vienna, Köln, Nuremberg, Bratislava, and Budapest. In Vienna, guests can choose to tour Schönbrunn Palace or the Sisi Museum at the Hofburg, and afterwards attend a grand Imperial Evening in a traditional palace.
Romantic Rhine: Basel to Amsterdam is an 8-day cruise that includes visits to the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland. From Lucerne, travelers can choose to ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel train to the heights of Mt. Pilatus, or they can have lunch and a wine tasting along the Alsatian wine route at Château Haut-Koenigsbourg.
The Rhine and Moselle: This 13-day itinerary takes passengers through Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Travelers can explore the De Hoge Veluwe National Park on a bicycle excursion or they can opt for a guided visit to the Kröller-Müller Museum. A visit to Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, the Reichsburg Castle, and an exclusive dinner at a castle in Germany are also included.
The Rhine, Swiss Alps and Amsterdam: The 10-day journey begins in Amsterdam and visits Lucerne, Basel, Colmar, Stuttgart, Rudesheim, and Cologne, among other cities and towns along the Rhine. Choice excursions on this itinerary are either a scenic cogwheel train ride to Jungfraujoch, or a walking tour of Bern.
Cruising the Seine, plus Versailles, Paris and London: Guests on the 14-day trip can choose visits to a variety of Parisian institutions like the Musée National de l’Orangerie, Musée Rodin, or the Musée d’Orsay. Also included are an exclusive early-opening tour of Versailles, the D-Day invasion beaches of Normandy, a walk in Monet’s garden at Giverny, and a visit to Auvers-sur-Oise.
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