Established almost 100 years ago, Tauck is a pioneer of the travel industry and is still proudly a family-owned company.

Since launching their first European river cruise in 1992, they have become known for their luxurious ships, expert guides, exclusive access and all-inclusive fares.

Tauck’s boutique river cruise fleet is made up of just nine ships, all recently refurbished and custom-designed to sail on Europe’s most famous rivers. Though their ships are of a similar size to other lines you’ll find sailing in Europe, they carry fewer passengers onboard. Moreover, depending on where you’re sailing, there will be between 84 and 130 passengers onboard, making for a more intimate, luxurious environment with space to spread out during your voyage.

Tauck's MS Andorinha cruise through Europe's storied waterways.
Tauck’s MS Andorinha cruise through Europe’s storied waterways.

Cruising exclusively in Europe, Tauck’s popular itineraries sail on the Seine, Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Douro rivers. Additionally, experience the classic journey across the continent from Amsterdam to Budapest. Enjoy a gourmet voyage through the south of France, or discover the sun-dappled beauty of Portugal.

Furthermore, the line is renowned for its expert Tauck Directors and handpicked local guides. Their expertise in local customs, culture and traditions ensure an enriching and immersive travel experience for every guest. As well as their comprehensive shore excursion program, Tauck also hosts a range of exclusive experiences. Such will take you behind the scenes of legendary landmarks and on private tours of cultural icons.

Additionally, Tauck river cruising can be a family affair, with dedicated departures tailored specifically for families. These Tauck Bridges cruises include additional activities and entertainment onboard. It also features special shore excursions like a scavenger hunt through the Louvre or cycling tours alongside the river.

With Tauck’s all-inclusive policy, every element of your river cruise is covered from fine dining and unlimited beverages all through the day, to onboard entertainment, activities, shore excursions, and gratuities.

Tauck dining

Delicious meals inspired by local cuisine are prepared every day onboard Tauck’s ships. Additionally, the expert chefs use fresh local ingredients where possible, creating a mix of buffet and a la carte meals throughout the day.

Tauck provides ultimate guide to fine dining while enjoying river cruising along the majestic waterways of Europe.
Enjoy sumptuous meal in one of Tauck’s dining hubs.

Each ship has two dining venues – Compass Rose, the main dining room, and the casual Arthur’s. Named after Tauck’s Chairman, Arthur’s serves a light breakfast and cruise classics at lunch and dinner. Moreover, there’s an open seating policy across all vessels, so you can relax and dine when you choose. Furthermore, you may also get to enjoy a barbecue on the Sun Deck while sipping cocktails and admiring the view.

Many cruises also feature special meals on shore in spectacular locations, with exclusive dinners hosted in palaces, castles, museums. In addition, there’s even a decommissioned salt mine in Poland.

Tauck has an all-inclusive policy, meaning all meals and beverages are included in your cruise fare. That covers everything from your morning latte to bottled water and soft drinks, through to premium wines, spirits and cocktails.

Tauck staterooms and suites

Every stateroom and suite onboard Tauck’s vessels is designed with the highest commitment to comfort, spaciousness and elegance. With fewer passengers than many other lines, you’ll enjoy larger cabins with more space to relax. Moreover, there are seven cabin categories of different sizes and layouts, ranging from comfortable entry-level staterooms to plush suites.

Experience cosy staterooms aboard Tauck river vessels.
Experience cosy staterooms aboard Tauck river vessels.

Each room features pillow top mattresses, high-end linen and Molton Brown toiletries. Meanwhile, Tauck prefers to focus on space inside the cabin, so you won’t find any external balconies. However, over 80 percent of cabins on board have French balconies, where floor to ceiling windows open fully to bring the outside in.

If you’re looking for a little luxury, book one of their signature Category 7 suites. Offering more than 27 square metres of space they include a separate seating area, walk-in wardrobe, large bathroom with rainfall shower, and two French balconies.

Entertainment and activities

Nightly entertainment brings your destination onboard, with performances tailored around local culture. Enjoy local dancers, musicians and performers as they share their traditional artforms with you, bringing a deeper understanding of their homeland. Moreover, you can also participate in informative talks, workshops or demonstrations focused on history, art, food and wine, or fascinating folklore.

The cosy shipboard lounge will often feature a piano player in the evening and may even have a small dance floor should you wish to take a turn. Or you can retire to the intimate bar area to swap stories from your day over a nightcap.

In addition, spend a relaxing afternoon on the Sun Deck, admiring the 360-degree views of the river, soaking in the plunge pool or Jacuzzi, and practicing your swing on the putting green. Most ships have a small fitness centre with cardio equipment and mats for stretching, or you can indulge with a treatment in the spa.

Shore excursions

Discover the magic of each destination you visit with Tauck’s immersive shore excursions. Led by expert local guides, you can explore the town on foot, walking through medieval cobbled laneways, along colourful quays and through the grounds of ancient churches. Or head away from the port, visiting nearby chateaux, castles and monasteries to learn their fascinating stories.

Additionally, guests can enjoy private experiences like guided wine tastings, museum tours and farm visits. Shop at a food market with a local chef, learn the secrets of an artisan in their workshop, hear an inspirational classical concert and meet the people who make these magical regions their home. At night, spectacular private dinners will take you to palaces, restaurants, taverns, ranches and more for truly unforgettable experiences.

All shore excursions, including gala performances and private dinners, are included in your fare. Choose to participate in as many as you like, creating a European adventure that’s perfectly tailored to your tastes.

Tauck fleet


  • ms Andorinha
  • ms Emerald
  • ms Esprit
  • ms Grace
  • ms Inspire
  • ms Joy
  • ms Sapphire
  • ms Savor
  • ms Treaures