Tauck has revealed two new river cruise itineraries for 2019, perfect for sight-seeing and exploring each port visited.
What’s new for 2019 with Tauck?
The first of the new sailings is a September river cruise in Amsterdam, visiting one of the world’s largest celebrations, Oktoberfest!
Autumn along the Rhine
There are only two departures for this ten-night trip as it starts in Amsterdam and embarks on a seven-night sailing to the ports of Dusseldorf, Heidelberg, Strasbourg and Basel. Enjoy walking tours, visits to legendary castles, rail journeys and craft beer treats, before ending in Munich for a two-night stay.
During your stay here, enjoy the annual fall volksfest, known as Oktoberfest, which has been a key part of Bavarian culture since 1810. Spot fans dressed in lederhosen and dirndls – the true Oktoberfest fashion – as well as plenty carnival rides and games. For food, you’ll be spoilt for choice with bratwurst, glazed nuts and huge pretzels, not to mention the local beer!
Tauck reserves seats in one of the exclusive brewery tents, especially for their customers to put you in the centre of the action. Enjoy a three-course lunch, traditional Bavarian live music (including the catchy Ein Prosit toasting song) and lots more fun.
Impressions from the Seine: Paris to Normandy
The second new sailing is an eight-day river cruise along the Seine to the coast of Normandy and back. Ports called at include Paris, Rouen, Normandy, Les Andelys and Giverny.
In Paris experience culture and art like nowhere else with local guides offering their insights during a visit to the Musée du Louvre. Other stops include the Rodin Museum and the Pere Lachaise Cemetary. The next day pays a visit to Château de Versailles, where you can tour its 700 rooms, gilded Hall of Mirrors and the gardens.
Enjoy a memorable visit to the D-Day beaches as 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the World War II invasion. Here you can also stop at the Normandy American Cemetary and Memorial which overlooks Omaha Beach and the English Channel. One of the last stops includes a Tauck exclusive visit to Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny. Here, enjoy the early morning light as you stroll through the gardens and spot blossoming flowers such as lilies, weeping willows and bamboo wood.
Which of these would you like to set sail on? Have you cruised with Tauck before? Let us know in the comments below!