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  • Tauck-InspirationClass-Inspire-at-night - Tauck's luxury river cruise ship Inspire debuted in April 2014 and sails itineraries along the lush, castle-rich riverscapes of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Europe.
  • Tauck-InspirationClass-Reception - The elegant reception area aboard Tauck's new river cruise ships Inspire and Savor. At 443 feet, the ships are the maximum length for navigating the locks along Europe's waterways.
  • Tauck-InspirationClass-Inspire - Aboard Tauck's new luxury river cruise ship Inspire, go wine tasting and explore historic castles and market towns as you glide along the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
  • Tauck-InspirationClass-Suite - A suite in Tauck's Inspiration Class river cruise ships Inspire and Savor. The ships feature 22 300-square-foot-suites, the largest number of roomy suites of any riverboat on any European river.
  • Tauck-InspirationClass-Savor-christening - Tauck's 130-passenger ms Savor during its christening in June 2014.
  • Tauck-InspirationClass-Compass-Rose - Compass Rose, the main dining room on Tauck's sister river cruise ships Inspire and Savor, boasts panoramic windows and a full menu service for dinner.
  • Tauck-Swiss-Emerald-Passau-Germany - Tauck's ms Emerald docks in Passau, Germany, when she was Swiss Emerald.
  • Tauck-Swiss-Sapphire-Cologne-winter - Tauck's ms Sapphire debuted in early 2017. The ship had been sailing as Swiss Sapphire, here during wintertime in Cologne, Germany.

Tauck: River cruises that go beyond traditional tours

Tauck River Cruises is one of a few travel experiences offered by Tauck, a tour company that is marking its 92nd year in 2017. Tauck has earned a loyal following for its inspiring, high-end land tours, ocean cruises, river cruises, family adventures and immersive trips for “culturally curious” travelers. Guests can choose from 20 river itineraries along eight European rivers aboard seven custom-designed riverboats.

Tauck is a leader in creating enriching travel experiences that enhance people’s lives by broadening their knowledge and cultural horizons. Tauck has earned numerous awards, including the designation of 2014 World's Best River Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure magazine.

All shore excursions are included in the cruise fare and each cruise is led by Tauck directors and local guides.

Family cruising on Tauck River Cruises 

Tauck offers a variety of family friendly excursions and activities for children. See more details in Eileen Ogintz's article Family cruises on Tauck River Cruises, part of our Family Cruise Guide 2016.

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Tauck's small-ship ocean cruising

And remember, Tauck offers more than river cruises. Tauck operates dozens of ocean cruises to spectacular locations around the world each year through licensing arrangements with independent ship operators. Here's a taste:


Ratings & awards

World's Best River Cruise Line, Travel + Leisure Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

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Highlights and what impressed us

  • All-Inclusive river cruises that include all shore excursions
  • Virtually every river cruise expense is included in one up-front price on Tauck River Cruises.
  • Intimate, club-like atmosphere
  • No more than 118 guests aboard Tauck's riverboats
  • Comfortable, personalized river cruises

Fast facts

10 Ships
1992 Founded
River Style
Norwalk, Conn. HQ

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