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As a family-owned company for nearly a century, Tauck knows that some of the most incredible places across the globe are best explored by water. They look forward to welcoming you aboard their custom-designed European riverboats and handpicked small ships that cruise the world, because how you see the world matters.

Smaller ships, bigger experiences

Tauck delivers exceptional personalized service and comfort on European riverboats with no more than 130 guests and worldwide small ships averaging just 200 guests. Their small ships are big on personalized service, special touches, and exceptional comfort. Intimate spaces invite conversation or quiet contemplation. These small ships dock in places where you can get lost in the moment and not in a crowd. With Tauck, small is big and the best way to see the world more intimately.

Distinctively inclusive

If it means a better travel experience, Tauck includes it. Exclusive cultural experiences ashore found nowhere else. All shore excursions. Superb accommodations. All gratuities. Entertainment, admissions, tastings, on-tour transportation, and transfers upon arrival and departure – are all covered in one upfront price. And no options are sold, ever.

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Top Itineraries

Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh & Glasgow

The gems in Scotland’s crown, the Scottish Isles, wind-swept and remote, are dramatic in nature and rich with history, weaving hypnotic tales of their living landscapes. Dunvegan Castle reigns on the rugged Isle of Skye. History sleuths will delight in seeing the mysterious standing stones of the Isle of Lewis. If you love sheepdogs, a visit to the Shetland Islands will be pure bliss. Archaeologists will dig daily life from days past on the Orkney Islands and nature lovers will find a wilderness paradise on the Isle of Mull.

Embark on a captivating exploration with these enticing highlights: Immerse yourself in the rich history of Edinburgh during a two-night stay, featuring guided visits to iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse, culminating in an exclusive dinner aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia. Traverse the stunning Isle of Skye, where you can choose from a wildlife safari, a tour of the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, or a scenic drive to the medieval Dunvegan Castle. Additionally, experience the enchanting Orkney Islands with options ranging from a seaside walk and visits to prehistoric Neolithic sites to a guided excursion along the scenic Scapa Flow.

Starting at $9,990 per person!

Treasures of the Aegean

Among the most beautiful regions to cruise in all the world, ports of call in the Aegean Sea entice with movie-star settings, a balmy Mediterranean climate, and a history of exploration both mythical and magical. It's smooth sailing on relatively calm seas as your Windstar ship charts a course for Greek islands individual in character, culturally rich, dazzling in scenery, and inviting with ancient ruins and modern-day splendors. This odyssey begins with a 2-night stay in Athens at Hotel Grande Bretagne, with views of the Acropolis, for guided exploration of some of the world’s most iconic sites.

Embark on a captivating exploration with these enticing highlights: Indulge in a celestial dining experience under the stars at the Library of Celsus in ancient Ephesus, a marvel built in the 10th century BC and now renowned as one of the world's best-preserved Greek cities. Explore the charming island of Mykonos, known as the island of winds and windmills, with the option of a guided tour or a boat ride to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Delos. Further, immerse yourself in the sun-kissed landscapes of Santorini, visit the pilgrimage sights of Patmos, and wander the romantic town of Nafplion, all offered through a selection of enticing shore excursions.

Starting at $9,990 per person!

Hidden Waterways of Flanders and Holland

Boating is a way of life in the Netherlands, where water has defined the Dutch and Belgian spirit, shaping local culture over the centuries. Inland waterways from Brussels to Amsterdam consist of an extraordinary network of canals, lakes, grand estuaries, and rivers, lined by colorful cities and towns with stories to tell. Discover a taste of daily life in this land of windmills, polders, and flowers as you join our local experts for discoveries on and off the beaten path.

Embark on a captivating exploration with these enticing highlights: Immerse yourself in the 650-year-old legacy of Slot Loevestein near Gorinchem, where exclusive access to the 14th-century castle and its private island is reserved solely for Tauck guests. Explore the fusion of architecture and ale in Antwerp through a selection of included excursions, offering a choice between a visit to the newly refurbished Royal Museum of Fine Arts or an enticing brewery tour. Upon docking in Rotterdam, opt for a guided walking tour showcasing its modern-day architecture, or venture to Rembrandt's hometown of Leiden, a treasure trove of Golden Age sights.

Starting at $4,690 per person!

Rhine Connoisseur: Brussels to Montreux

Featuring a three-night stay at a luxurious lakeside resort in Montreux called “The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera,” and a Rhine river cruise steeped in epicurean delights from Basel to Brussels, this cruise doesn’t just appeal to connoisseurs, it turns you into one! Learn about Swiss wine centuries in the making, become king of an island castle, taste your way through Strasbourg and Düsseldorf, view art famous the world over, and much more.

Embark on a captivating exploration with these enticing highlights: In Montreux, immerse yourself in the world of music with a knowledgeable local guide who unveils exclusive videos and photos of Freddy Mercury and Queen, unseen by the general public. Traverse the picturesque terraced wine-growing region of Lavaux through a delightful mini-train tour, indulge in a wine tasting at a village cellar, or opt for a guided walk to a local winery. Additionally, unravel the secrets behind the fame of Belgian chocolate through a demonstration and explore the architectural wonders of Brussels with a choice of engaging excursions.

Starting at $6,790 per person!

Rendezvous on the Seine:

Among the world’s most romanticized rivers, the River Seine mesmerizes with a legacy that has earned its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover places immortalized in paint, prose, and the annals of history, enjoying a riverside rendezvous that celebrates the best of Northern France from Paris to Rouen, Normandy, Giverny, and more.

Embark on a captivating exploration with these enticing highlights: Experience the epitome of exclusivity with Tauck as you embark on a journey that unveils the hidden gems of the French countryside. Delight in a private tour and an intimate dinner at the historic Château du Tailis, a masterpiece built in 1530, set against a backdrop of sprawling parkland exclusively for Tauck guests. Immerse yourself in the artistic legacy of Claude Monet with a privileged early-opening visit to his cherished home and meticulously painted gardens in Giverny, ensuring an undisturbed exploration devoid of crowds. Additionally, traverse Normandy's D-Day beaches with a knowledgeable guide who not only leads you along the sands but also shares poignant tributes to the enduring heroism that echoes through the sands of time.

Starting at $6,590 per person!

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