Tauck has launched its 2024 collection of European river cruises, with six new itineraries marking the company’s largest ever single year expansion to its product portfolio.
Six new itineraries have been developed as part of the new season, each featuring a lavish onshore dinner experience inside either one of Europe’s historic castles or a private palace.
Venues for these evening soirees range from an elegant Viennese palace such as the 1784-built Palais Pallavicini, which has been home to the Pallavicini family for 180 years and has hosted luminaries such as Ludwig Von Beethoven.
Guests enjoying this experience will be served an exquisite dinner and enjoy a private musical performance by a contemporary orchestra dressed in period pieces. A visit to this home forms part of Tauck’s new 12-day ‘Danube Kingdoms: Bavaria, Austria & Hungary’ itinerary, priced from AUD$10,130 AUD per person.
Alternatively, another new itinerary includes a visit to Schlosshotel Kronberg near Frankfurt, which was the one-time home of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower who lived there for seven years after World War II. This home features in the new 10-day ‘Three Rivers: Danube, Main & Rhine’ cruise, priced from AUD$8,680 per person.
Other fabled locations Tauck guests can visit include the 14th century Slot Loevestein castle – once a prison - that sits within a nature reserve on its own island and is part of the new eight-day ‘Hidden Waterways of Flanders and Holland’. This sailing visits Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Gorinchem, Leiden, Rotterdam and Amsterdam and is priced from AUD$6,800 per person.
Among the other locations Tauck has secured for its guests include the Château du Taillis Italian Renaissance mansion, built in 1530, which will host a private tour and dinner and can be enjoyed on the new eight-day ‘River Seine: Châteaux, Impressionism & Normandy’ itinerary, priced from AUD$7,230 per person.
Tauck’s other new itineraries include the 14-day ‘La Belle Vie: The Rhône, Geneva & The Riviera’ which features a nine-night Rhône river cruise book-ended by two-night stays in both Cannes and Geneva.
Tauck CEO Dan Mahar said he was thrilled to be expanding the company’s river cruise offerings in such a big way.
“Several of the trips incorporate included pre- or post-cruise hotel stays in new-to-Tauck cities including Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and Montreux and Geneva Switzerland.
“These signature land experiences are included in our cruise prices, they feature exclusive Tauck-guided sightseeing, and they boast stays at wonderful properties such as the Fairmont Montreux Palace, the Riessersee Hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and the InterContinental Geneve in Geneva.”
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