Consistently recognized among the "World's Best", Tauck River Cruises show you the sights differently than everyone else. We know that travel is not just about the places you visit – it's how you experience them that really matters.
Along the rivers, we do more than just point out the sights. We bring the locals aboard to share their stories, traditions and talents, then we invite you ashore to have a glass of wine or two with the vintners who made them... dine in private palaces with the nobles who live there... cook alongside chefs happy to share their regional recipes... attend command performances and concerts in opera houses and exclusive venues for Tauck guests only... and so many more opportunities to personally connect with the culture and people you meet in ways you couldn't do on your own.
So read ahead, immerse yourself in the magic of Europe's waterways, learn about the rivers we navigate, read through our first timers guide and discover why a Tauck river cruise is right for you.
Since launching our first-ever European river cruise in 1992… long before river cruising emerged as the hottest way to travel… Tauck has become a leading expert on the continent's storied waterways. We know the destinations dotting the river banks and those off the beaten path that deliver authentic experiences. And, of course, we know the rivers… not just the basic facts, but how they impacted the history and culture of the destinations they flow through.Learn More
We've designed this guide with your questions in mind. Here, you'll discover the "who, what, where, when and whys" of river cruising to help you identify what is really important when choosing a river cruise. If you are familiar with Tauck, you know that we take pride in anticipating our guests' needs on tour, catering to your comfort with over 95 years of personalized service and travel expertise. We're delighted to share our insights about river cruising with you.Learn More
Venturing off the beaten path away from well-traveled highways is part of the appeal, as are the opportunities to savor a real taste of daily life along Europe's rivers. But no matter how different the motivation, Tauck river cruising has a way of bringing everyone of every age and generation together to share experiences that last lifetimes.Learn More
Savvy travelers know that river cruising isn't just for seniors. On board every Tauck riverboat, you'll find couples young and young at heart… groups of friends and groups who share common interests or alma maters… solo travelers and families… all having the best time of their lives. No matter which waterway you want to journey along in Europe, who you're traveling with and what you hope to take away from the experience, you'll find the best European river cruise for you with Tauck, voted to Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" list for 25 consecutive years.Learn More