“The Blue Danube was an unbelievable river cruise. You did an incredible job ensuring that we enjoyed every aspect of our trip... you exceeded our expectations. Our Tauck Directors were just exceptional – we use the term ‘our’ as they made us feel that we were in their total care. The special things that Tauck did for us, only Tauck does.”
Our #1 best-selling itinerary, worldwide, connects you with iconic sites along the River of Kings and within 4 popular cities – 2 nights aboard ship in Budapest, days in Vienna and Bratislava, and 2 nights in Prague at a hotel in the heart of the city. With Europe’s great cultural treasures, from architectural gems to art masterpieces, classical music inspirations, and literature muses. With local experts who tell timeless stories in legendary castles, medieval cathedrals and well-preserved Old Towns. All included, expertly orchestrated, forever memorable.
Once one of Bohemia’s most prominent noble families, the Lobkowicz were forced to flee their homeland twice under both the Nazi and Communist regimes, returning to reclaim their confiscated possessions, with the mission to preserve, study, and share them with the world. At our exclusive dinner in 16th-century Lobkowicz Palace, immerse in an evening of classical treasures – timeless art and history.
The Pallavicini family’s deep European roots date as far back as the 10th century; they acquired Palais Pallavicini, a Baroque legend in the heart of Vienna, in 1842 – and it is still family owned today. They’ve partnered with us for many years, creating a magical evening in their palace for our guests – a silver service dinner in a gilded ballroom, with classical music and dance performances that transport guests to another era.
Visit a private home
A cultural exchange in the Austrian market town of Engelhartszell brings you to a private home for conversation and hospitality. Your clients will have an opportunity to connect with local residents who live there, discovering what makes life unique in this small port town along the Danube – a unique snapshot of daily life in one of Upper Austria’s most picturesque settings.
Martin Sloboda, our longtime European travel partner, has shared his insights, knowledge and passion for Bratislava, Slovakia, with The Blue Danube river cruise guests since 2014. In a special insideTauck presentation, join Martin for a walk through this fabulous city, experiencing the stories of the city, past and present, through his eyes. He is also a Slovakian wine specialist and connoisseur, and showcases the history of this region and its rich wine heritage.