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Three Rivers: Danube, Main & Rhine - Southbound 2024

From Amsterdam, Netherlands to Regensburg, Germany
Length: 10 Days - Departs: Sat, Aug 17, 2024
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Departure
Aug 17, 2024
Arrival
Aug 26, 2024

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Exclusive, Complimentary Pre or Post Hotel Night

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New Tauck clients receive 1 complimentary pre or post-hotel night to enjoy on any 2024 or 2025 Tauck River Cruise Journey.
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Offer is only applicable for new guests to Tauck. Deposit and hotel request must be made at time of booking. Complimentary night is applicable on any new 2024/2025 Tauck journey booked and deposited between the aforementioned booking window. Booking Window: May 1 - June 3, 2024. This offer is only applicable for New Tauck Guests who have never traveled on Tauck previously. Past guests of Tauck are not eligible. Subject to availability. Certain hotel contracts may not be confirmed so offer will apply once hotel is confirmed. If either pre or post night at Tauck hotel is not available, offer does not apply. Deposit & hotel request must be made at time of booking. Reservations made prior to the show are not eligible. Reservations can be made on priced and un-priced Tauck itineraries. For un-priced Tauck itineraries, the name of the pre or post stay location may not be available until the tour is officially launched online. The offer will be applied when the tour is officially priced & launched with full details shared at that time. Valid for travel from January 1, 2024– December 31, 2025. Offer is not combinable with Take Off With Tauck, Gift of Time or other Tauck offers. Certain other restrictions may apply.

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River Cruise Itinerary

Explore three glorious rivers on this very exciting cruise. Travel Germany's Romantic Road, visit the famed Nürburgring motorsports complex, savor the tastes of Frankfurt, and fully immerse in the historic beauty of towns like Nijmegen, Rothenburg and Cologne.Embark your riverboat in Regensburg, Germany, cruising the Danube to Nüremberg for tours above and underground. Make your way into the countryside to visit Bayreuth, Bamberg and Rothenburg along the Romantic Road. Artisan crafts and passions add local color to your cruise along the Main, where you'll enjoy a hands-on visit to a historic paper mill or be privy to a private piano collection during a visit with your eclectic host. Frankfurt's name alone evokes images of the all-American hotdog that took its cue from the sausages that are made here; discover the city's local specialties on your foodie tour, before a sparkling dinner at Schlösshotel Kronberg raises the culinary bar. Set a course for the race track at Nürburgring or slow your pace on a bicycle ride.

  1. Day 1
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sat, Aug 17, 2024

    Tour begins: 4:00 PM. A transfer is included from Schiphol International Airport or Amsterdam Centraal Station to your riverboat. Check in time aboard ship is 4:00 PM for all guests. Join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner onboard your riverboat tonight and an evening cruise on Amsterdam's storied canals, after-dinner drink in hand.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Nijmegen Netherlands
    Sun, Aug 18, 2024

    You have a choice of sightseeing adventures today. Join our local guide for a walking tour into the heart of Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands and vibrant with medieval sights that straddle streets from the 16th-century Lower Town by the banks of the Waal River to the older Upper Town. Alternatively, learn about the Dutch passion for horticulture during an expertly guided visit to the Gardens of Appeltern and a water pumping station, or venture to the Freedom Museum in Groesbeek, chronicling 20th century history in the Netherlands. Your ship sails this afternoon, bound for Köln, Germany.


    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Cologne Germany
    Mon, Aug 19, 2024

    Spend a leisurely morning aboard the riverboat, arriving in Köln before lunch for a walking tour with a local guide. Founded by the Romans in 38 BC, the city is like a living textbook of history and architecture, with Roman ruins, medieval churches, avant-garde buildings and the famous filigree-towered Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral), designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Koblenz, Germany
    Tue, Aug 20, 2024

    Dock in Koblenz for your choice of excursions. Drive to the Nürburgring race track that was featured in the movie Rush; see its Grand Prix race track built in 1984, and a long Nordschleife "North loop" track, built in the 1920s, around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel Mountains. Or, go at your own pace as you ride a bicycle along the Rhine from Koblenz to Boppard. Enjoy head-turning scenic beauty this afternoon as your riverboat charts a course through the picture-book landscapes of the Middle Rhine Valley, designated a UNESCO World Heritage for its history as an important transport route and its castle-crowned hilltops. Arrive in Wiesbaden this evening where a Tauck Exclusive dinner at Schlosshotel Kronberg, built in 1893 under the commission of Empress Victoria Friedrich and sparkling with antiques and paintings from her private estate.


    Meals: Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Wed, Aug 21, 2024

    While its name evokes images of the famous sausage that inspired modern-day hot dogs, Frankfurt is home to one of the most impressive skylines in Germany, with world-renowned museums, historic cathedrals and ornately gabled half-timbered houses lining its streets and squares. Join a local guide for a walking tour of its landmark sites or whet your appetite for some of the city's most tempting culinary specialties on a tasting walk. Return to your riverboat for an afternoon of cruising, followed by dinner at leisure onboard.


    Meals: Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Marktheidenfelt Germany
    Thu, Aug 22, 2024

    Dating back to the 7th century, Wertheim is located where the Main River meets the Tauber River in southwest Germany in a fairy-tale setting. It is crowned with a hilltop castle that reigns over the city with delightful views, is renowned for its Franconian wine and glass making – and is home to a paper mill and piano collection that are yours to experience on a choice of excursions. See how paper is made on an interactive visit to a working paper mill; meet the owner of a private piano collection as your host shows you his prized musical instruments or visit a blacksmith worshop and museum.


    Meals: Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Wurzburg, Germany
    Fri, Aug 23, 2024

    Arrive in Würzburg this morning, set on the banks of the Main River in the heart of Franconian wine country along the Romantic Road for a choice of shore excursions. Join a local guide for a walking tour of Würzburg, known for its lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture, including the 18th-century Residenz Palace. Or visit the walled Bavarian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber at the north end of the Romantic Road, resplendent with medieval architecture, half-timbered houses and a cobblestoned Old Town.


    Meals: Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Bamberg, Germany
    Sat, Aug 24, 2024

    Your riverboat docks in Bamberg this morning, located on the River Regnitz close to the Danube Main Canal, for a day of Bavarian discoveries. You can choose to join our local guide for an in-depth tour of Bamberg, spread over seven hills that earned is nickname, "Franconian Rome." Explore its medieval old town, surrounded by Europe's largest intact wall and discover the special smoked beer it is famous for. Or drive to nearby Bayreuth to see its Baroque opera house, charming palaces, historical gardens and museums on a locally guided tour. At its center is the former home of composer Richard Wagner, whose music is featured every year at the Richard Wagner Festival, Germany's most important opera event. Dinner is at leisure onboard the riverboat.


    Meals: Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Nürnberg, Germany
    Sun, Aug 25, 2024

    An important commercial hub from the Middle Ages onward, Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria, is steeped in a rich historic legacy that can be seen and felt today, both above and below ground. View its well-preserved landmarks, including the imperial castle and the walled Old Town on a locally guided walk that provides insights about this Franconian capital or go underground with a local guide learning about centuries of history both above and below ground. Explore the historic rock-cut tunnels that were cut into the rock starting in 1380. Their main uses were beer storage for local breweries but in the 1940s, they were also used as air raid bunkers. Enjoy time to discover the sights on your own before returning to the riverboat for a farewell cocktail and dinner.


    Meals: Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Mon, Aug 26, 2024

    Tour ends: Regensburg. Disembark ship in Regensburg this morning. A transfer from your riverboat to Munich's International Airport is included, approximately a 90-minute drive away. Flights should be booked after 12 noon. Allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in at the airport. For additional nights in Munich, ask at booking.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Germany, Netherlands

Rivers Visited

Danube, Main, Rhine

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Inclusions

Explore three glorious rivers on this very exciting cruise. Travel Germany's Romantic Road, visit the famed Nürburgring motorsports complex, savor the tastes of Frankfurt, and fully immerse in the historic beauty of towns like Nijmegen, Rothenburg and Cologne.Embark your riverboat in Regensburg, Germany, cruising the Danube to Nüremberg for tours above and underground. Make your way into the countryside to visit Bayreuth, Bamberg and Rothenburg along the Romantic Road. Artisan crafts and passions add local color to your cruise along the Main, where you'll enjoy a hands-on visit to a historic paper mill or be privy to a private piano collection during a visit with your eclectic host. Frankfurt's name alone evokes images of the all-American hotdog that took its cue from the sausages that are made here; discover the city's local specialties on your foodie tour, before a sparkling dinner at Schlösshotel Kronberg raises the culinary bar. Set a course for the race track at Nürburgring or slow your pace on a bicycle ride.

  • Exclusive with Tauck
  • Visit the historic race track at Nurburgring, considered the greatest road racing circuit in the world, viewing the long "North loop" track, built in the 1920s, around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel mountains
  • Enjoy a sparkling dinner at Schlosshotel Kronberg, built in 1893 and home to Empress Victoria Friedrich whose antique furnishings hint at the grandeur of this elegant palace
  • Discover Frankfurt on a guided walking tour of its historic sites, learning about its role post-WWII, or take a tasting tour that tempts with the sausages that gave the modern-day Frankfurter its name
  • Tauck Values Includes
  • Explore Nürnberg on a choice of excursions that include going underground the city in its historic rock-cut tunnels, where centuries-old breweries would store their beer
  • All private Tauck shore excursions - $2,535 Value!

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 15 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

We had a marvelous trip. Tauck thinks of everything!!

The Tauck experience was everything we expected it to be. We also appreciated the warm reception as their first cruise on the Danube since the Covid shutdown. Their professional staff navigated the travel restrictions as we moved from country to country and overall elimated those worries for us. Their were 52 (of a possible 130) passengers on board so to say we were given VIP treatment is an understatement. We loved the crew on board the MS Joy as well as the talented Cruise Director and Tour Directors. The experience that they created for us is the reason why we will continue to travel with Tauck and recommend them to others. On a negative note, I was disappointed in the hotel selection in Prague. The InterContinental where we had originally been booked was under renovation. We were shifted to the Hilton which was average at best. Additionally as a Category 7 traveler, we were put in a standard room. Other Category 7 travelers were upgraded to the premium floors which I found irritating.

Once you take a Tauck tour, you'll never go with another Operator. The Tauck experience was incredible and totally worth the money. Can't think of one thing to complain about or would change.

Enjoyed all aspects of the Tauck Cruise.

It is wonderful to have every detail taken care of with a smile on the face of the staff.

Tauck is always an outstanding experience.

While watching a video on the history of Tauck during a coach ride portion of this tour, I was surprised to find out that this company pioneered land tours in North America, and was the first to offer European river cruises. Tauck takes care of even the smallest details, from tipping local guides to providing us with coins to use restrooms during walking tours of the various cities we visited. WiFi onboard is complimentary -- something even NatGeo doesn\'t offer on their cruises. And, an open bar to boot, where I ordered the most exotic cocktails and kept the bartenders grinning and guessing as to their ingredients. Our arrivals at hotels in separate coaches on land portions of the tour were coordinated beforehand with our rooms and luggage, so that we did not have to spend any time standing in large gatherings in the hotel lobby waiting for rooms to be assigned and room keys slowly doled out as in other tours. As we off boarded our coaches, we were handed our room keys and were able to proceed immediately to our rooms, with our luggage delivered soon thereafter. Each hotel stay was fabulous and impressive -- four stars all the way. Live orchestral music gave our dining experiences a truly special touch.

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