Uncommon Access

The promise of an inspirational River Cruising experience...
because how you see Europe matters

Uncommon Access
Exclusive Evening, Palais Ferstel

Discovering Life Along Europe's Rivers Like a Local...

Aboard every Tauck River Cruise, we have carefully choreographed our all-included shore excursions with unforgettable destination experiences not available to other travelers. Like Tauck's signature land trips, our river cruise itineraries focus on the destination to immerse you in the essence of the places we visit.

Think exclusive events that sparkle with cultural treasures for Tauck guests only, from gala dinners in private palaces, castles and châteaux where royal hosts roll out the red carpet to wine tastings at private vineyards, exclusive music performances, presentations by noted local experts, culinary artisans in French markets, artists and historians in museums and workshops, and command concerts with music by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Strauss and Beethoven in venues that inspired their genius... and promise memories that linger long after you return home.

You'll explore like an insider, share stories, learn from experts, meet artisans who teach you their secrets. Talk with the locals. Experience their lands, their daily lives, their traditions. Make cultural connections that broaden your horizons and enlighten your mind at lectures, stir your soul at music and dance presentations by local performing artists, inspire your palate at cooking demonstrations... And you'll dine off the riverboat at local restaurants... castles and palaces, museums, historic sites... trendy cafés, taverns, wineries, bierstubes... local markets, charcuteries, family-owned ranches... and more.

  • Tauck's unmatched destination knowledge and land expertise maximize your time ashore, connecting and inspiring
  • All-included shore excursions feature choice in many destinations – they are a well-choreographed blend of cultural sightseeing and more active choices
  • Exclusive cultural experiences are an important part of every cruise, many of them private for Tauck guests only
  • Only Tauck includes exclusive dining ashore, providing a genuine taste of regional cuisine