Tauck: River Preview

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This spring, Tauck launches two new Inspiration-class ships — Grace on the Rhine and Joy on the Danube. Each offers 67 accommodations, including 22 sumptuous 300-square-foot suites. For those seeking new and different, Grace sails a new 10-day “Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam” program with a two-night stay at the five-star Bellevue Palace in Bern and either a Bern walking tour or full-day Bernese Alps excursion to Europe’s highest railway station, the Jungfraujoch. Guests also tour Lucerne’s Old Town before boarding in Basel, Switzerland.

Tauck also has new exclusive dining experiences ashore, including one at Schloss Ehreshoven, a 14th-century castle and grand Baroque Manor house, in Engelskirchen, Germany. Normally closed to the public, it will host guests on the “Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam” and “Romantic Rhine” itineraries for a cocktail reception, dinner and live music. At the opulent Chateau Bizy in Vernon, France, guests on Tauck’s “Cruising the Seine plus Versailles, Paris & London” itinerary will stroll the estate and garden, sip bubbly at a champagne reception and dine with musical entertainment. Luxury cruisers will have “bragging rights” too as the chateau’s former owners include King Louis XV and its current owners are Napoleon’s descendants.

Tauck guests on the “Rhine & Moselle” itinerary will journey to Schloss Johannisberg, Geisenheim, Germany; it’s a former Benedictine monastery, palace and the first Riesling estate. Cruisers will tour a historic wine cellar, attend a reception, dine on a gourmet meal with local wines and listen to musical entertainment.

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