Tauck River Cruises

Tauck European River Cruises

Whether you're exploring the Rhine or the Danube, the Rhône, Seine, Maas or Moselle... the magic of Tauck's award-winning European river cruises lies in more than just the riverboat you're aboard or the landmarks you'll visit.

  • It's in the intimate, club-like atmosphere and personalized service you'll enjoy aboard the custom-designed riverboats of Tauck's Destination Fleet, featuring more 300-square-foot Tauck Suites than other ships of comparable size.
  • The places you'll discover off the beaten path, along with the must-see sights you just have to experience.
  • The uncommon access to local culture and the exclusive destination experiences you just can't get on your own.
  • The connections you'll make with the people you'll meet.
  • The traditions and little moments they'll share with you.

Tauck River Cruises

  The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam: Tauck River Cruise

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam: Tauck River Cruise

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam – 2017 This 10-day trip combines a two-night stay in Berne, the capital of Switzerland, visiting the Jungfrau, “the Top of Europe,” and the Swiss Alps with a weeklong castle-rich Rhine River cruise between Basel and Amsterdam.Follow the romantic Rhine River on…
French Waterways: Tauck River Cruise

French Waterways: Tauck River Cruise

French Waterways Savor the French flair for living from Paris bistros and culinary Lyon to Beaujolais tastings and Provençal pleasures on a 10-day trip featuring a 7-night Rhône cruise and two nights in Paris.When it comes to France cruises, it’s hard to imagine a more enjoyable one than gliding…
Holland & Belgium in Spring: Tauck River Cruise

Holland & Belgium in Spring: Tauck River Cruise

Enjoy nature's spectacular annual springtime show on a memorable 8-day trip including a 7-night riverboat cruise through the inland waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium aboard Tauck's ms Swiss Jewel, ms Esprit or ms Treasures. Everywhere, a spot of local color... throughout your Holland and…

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Personalized, Caring Service

Four Tauck Directors (including one Tauck Cruise Director) aboard every Tauck river cruise provide our guests with the most complete and capable staff on Europe’s riverboats. With the highest tour director-to-guest ratio in the industry and a smaller number of passengers than other river cruise companies, we can attend to guests’ needs in ways that travelers appreciate – so they can focus on enjoying their cruise aboard Tauck's Destination Fleet of custom-designed riverboats... as well as our unmatched and exclusive destination experiences ashore. 

Averaging about ten years of service with Tauck, our Tauck Directors personify the word “leader.” Along with the Tauck Cruise Director, they handle all day-to-day details of your river cruise from arrival to departure, from managing all transportation, luggage handling, hotel check-in, etc. to choreographing each day’s sightseeing on our all-included shore excursions. Tauck Directors are knowledgeable professionals well-versed in local cultural customs and traditions, so that guests travel with someone “in the know;” they thrive on finding creative ways to share their love of the destination, with pleasant surprises or spur-of-the-moment opportunities along the way to make the each day the best day of your river cruise.

Our guests often tell us that our Tauck Directors, Tauck Cruise Directors, and ship staff made their river cruises more enjoyable than they could have imagined – treating them as friends and family, from a warm reception upon each arrival to the warmth and kindness that define gracious service and hospitality; and solo travelers point out that their Tauck Directors have gone above and beyond to make them feel welcome and well-cared-for. The carefree comfort and exceptional service that our Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director provide are difficult to find anywhere else – and our guests continually rate them among the best reasons to travel with Tauck!

Why select Tauck for your River Cruise?

  • On our all-inclusive European river cruises, virtually every river cruise expense is included in one up-front price. No options sold. The price you pay is your final price.
  • More space per guest in a club-like atmosphere on custom-crafted riverboats. 
  • The most director-level staff and highest staff-to-guest ratio on Europe’s rivers
  • Personalized attention and service from four Tauck Directors, including one Tauck Cruise Director, on every river cruise
  • All shore excursions are included

 Awards & Recognition

Readers and editors of magazines like Travel + LeisureTravel Weekly, and National Geographic Traveler have continuously voted our river cruises as some of the best in the world. These magazines give awards based on the high standards and prestige of the industry, and often rank Tauck as among the top. Here are some descriptions of the awards our river cruises have received.

World’s Best Awards – Travel + Leisure

2009 – 2014 “World’s Best River Cruise Lines” (ranked #1 in 2011, 2013, 2014)
2011 – 2012 “World’s Best River Cruise Line for Families”

The World’s Best Awards from Travel + Leisure are selected by the magazine’s readers. Every year, T+L holds a survey for readers to fill out. The survey remains open until April. Winners are announced in the August/September issues of Travel + Leisure. These awards are given in categories such as hotels, resorts, spas, cruises, airlines, travel companies, tour operators, cities, islands, family travel, and more.