Northern Europe

Tauck Danube River Cruise

Blue Danube: Tauck River Cruise

Cruising on the Danube in a beautiful riverboat is indeed a treat, but Tauck makes it even more special with a great itinerary and awesome tours & events! We began our tour in the lovely city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Our city tour included the Old Town, the Prague Castle and the famous…
Europe: Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets in Europe

The Christmas season is special everywhere....but in Germany, France and Switzerland, it is MAGICAL! Each city has its own Christmas market and visiting them is a wonderous, not-to-be-missed experience. And Tauck has the perfect way to do it... take a Rhine or Danube River cruise! In December,…
France: Champagne, Reims

France: Champagne, Reims

Champagne in France is well known for the favorite bubbly drink in the world.  You can visit the caves and tasting rooms of the prestigious vineyards, and stay in wonderful small hotels, such as Les Crayeres, pictured here.  We regularly sponsor wine groups to this area with an extremely…
France

France: Normandy & Loire Valley

Some of my favorite things to do there: My love affair with France began in my high school classroom, as the beautiful language was introduced to me by my favorite language teacher, and she offered us the opportunity to experience France vicariously. In college, my Sorbonne-educated professor…
French Seine River Cruise: Crystal Debussy

French Seine River Cruise: Crystal Debussy

A magical itinerary along the beautiful Seine River boasting four spectacular days in the City of Light to savor both its legendary Parisian cuisine and world-renowned landmarks, enhanced even further by three days in Honfleur and an overnight in Rouen. Steeped in art and history, here is a voyage…
Germany: Berlin

Germany: Berlin

Berlin, Germany, is an amazing journey through time, culture, incredible collections of antiquities, and architectural anomalies. In one miniature city, you can travel from ancient times through the fabulous museum collections of Egypt and Persia to the newest museums depicting the persecution of…
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…
Ireland

Ireland

England: London

London

The difficulty in London is deciding what to do from among the hundreds of options. But there is one place that draws me like a magnet: Westminster Abbey. Here you will find the Christenings, the crownings, the marriages, the fervent prayers, and the final benedictions for the kings, queens, and…
Rhine and Moselle Rivers Cruise: Crystal Bach

Rhine and Moselle Rivers Cruise: Crystal Bach

With its castles, historic towns and terraced vineyards, so beautiful is the Upper Middle Rhine Valley the entire region is a treasured UNESCO site, notable for its breathtaking Rhine Gorge and iconic Lorelei Rock. Follow the Rhine and Moselle rivers to explore world-class cities and scenic…
Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise: Crystal Mahler

Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise: Crystal Mahler

Inspired by the dreams of Charlemagne, Crystal Mahler embarks on the grandest of voyages along Europe’s mightiest rivers – the Rhine, Main and Danube. Traveling between Amsterdam and Budapest, prepare to explore the capital cities and quaint villages of Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and…
Scotland

Scotland

And then there is Scotland.........home of golf and St. Andrews, the bagpipes, the clans and the tartans, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots, the Highlands and the Borders, castles, crags, salmon and haggis, Edinburgh and the Military Tatto. Scotland has always been the feisty one that stood…
Ireland: Southern

Southern Ireland

As the song says, "Irish eyes are smiling!" And yours will too, when you visit the beautiful Emerald Isle. On a recent tour of the southeastern part of the Republic of Ireland, I truly fell in love with the green Irish countryside, the rugged coast, the fabulous Manor House hotels, the sheep…
Turkey, Cappadocia

Turkey: Cappadocia

They call them the "fairie chimneys." Such is the introduction to Cappadocia, the land of the Bible. This ancient city was often besieged, and the dwellers therein escaped all their foes by going into the caves. They had a huge underground city with many miles of caves camouflaged by cleverly…