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Tauck Bridges Family Travel

Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure

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$6,090 CAD
Journey Type
Tauck Bridges
Time of Year
Jun - Jul
Cities & Landmarks
Amsterdam, Basel, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Strasbourg
Castles on Rhine Family Riverboat Cruise Amsterdam Switzerland
Bike along Rhine-Moselle, Germany

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private medieval evening including tour and dinner at a historic moated castle

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and drivers

 

Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at CAD $2,157!

 

Riding the world’s highest cogwheel train with sweeping views of the Swiss Alps

 

Fondue, chocolate, and French lessons, becoming “French for a Day”

 

Bicycling through forests and vineyards beside the Rhine - Moselle Rivers

 

Visit to the legendary ruins of Heidelberg Castle or the medieval town of Speyer

 

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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World Travel. Family Discovery.

Create cherished family memories on our unforgettable Basel to Amsterdam riverboat cruise along the Rhine River between aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire, visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands for an adventure unlike any other.

Family travel experiences include a bicycle ride through forests and vineyards along the Rhine riverside; a taste of fondue, Swiss folklore and more in lakeside Lucerne; a ride aboard the world’s steepest cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Pilatus in the Swiss Alps; exploring the fascinating ruins of hilltop Heidelberg Castle in the medieval university town of Heidelberg; learning about the Lorelei and other Rhine River legends while keeping an eye out for fairy-tale castles; discovering the art treasures and historic canals of Amsterdam; an exclusive gala dinner for Tauck guests only at Burg Satzvey, a medieval moated castle in Germany; becoming “French for a Day” aboard the riverboat with French language lessons, songs, a cooking demonstration and a chocolate tasting; an onboard "Carnival night" and much more! Read Less

Old World Europe awaits on a Rhine River cruise

Tauck Exclusive – An evening at Burg Satzvey

Cross the moat for a special evening at Burg Satzvey

Considered one of the best-preserved medieval moated castles in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region, Burg Satzvey (Satzvey Castle), not far from Köln, has been home to the same noble family for more than 300 years. We invite you to cross the moat and visit this 12th-century castle after hours for a Tauck Exclusive tour and gala evening with a reception, dinner and musical entertainment… to which you’ll be welcomed by a member of the family.

By cog railway to Mt. Pilatus

To and from Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train or gondola

Since the 1880s, the world’s steepest cogwheel train has been bringing travelers up and down Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, climbing nearly 7,000 ft. from the edge of Lake Lucerne to the mountain's summit (Oberhaupt). On your visit to Lucerne, you'll take this thrilling ride that has you traveling upward at a 48° angle. Or, if the weather is uncooperative, you may make the ascent by gondola (cable car). Either way, getting there is definitely part of the fun, as you enjoy soaking up views of Alpine meadows and mountain streams, goats and flowers.

The casualness and playfulness of the staff was great. They made every activity fun for everyone. It really bridged the gap between the young and elderly.

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I am a recent widow. My husband and I had been traveling since 1981. I wanted to get confidence in traveling again so my 18 year old grandson who never had been on a “real” trip was my traveling buddy for the Rhine Bridges river cruise. He and I had a WONDERFUL time.

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With the exception of the Castle experience, every day was memorable


Grandma wanted a quality vacation with children and grandchildren to experience quality time together, enjoy a riverboat and see historic sites. I wanted a trip that everyone would remember for years to come. It exceeded my expectations. The staff, the trips, the food, everything was great. Two of the Tauck Directors in particular were most helpful.

Most Memorable Moment:

First, the look on my family’s faces when they got on board. So many moments, dinner at the castle, the trip up the Alps, etc.


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