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Amsterdam/Milan
10-night Rhine Enchantment – Amsterdam to Milan Southbound Cruise/Land Package
April 3, 2020
Tauck - Cruise Division: ms Inspire
Amsterdam/Milan
Vacation Offer ID 1342524
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Cruise Inclusions

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A gala evening at a Baroque palace on the Rhine
  • A private boat ride on Lake Como and a visit to Isola Comacina for a six-course trattoria lunch
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • All private Tauck shore excursions – $2,947 Value
  • All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
  • Three nights at the Hotel Principe di Savoia
  • Lunch aboard a private canal boat cruise in Amsterdam
  • A choice of a walking tour in Old Town Basel or an excursion to Zurich with a walking tour, lunch at a historic Guild Hall, and a talk by a Swiss banker
  • A choice between a guided bicycle ride through the Black Forest, with a stop in Hinterzarten for a traditional German lunch and a Black Forest cake demonstration, or a visit to Riquewihr in Alsace for a walking tour and wine tasting
  • In Dusseldorf, choice of a tasting tour of the historic Altstadt, a craft beer tour or a bicycling excursion
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • Airport & train transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 25 meals; service charges, taxes, porterage & applicable fuel surcharges

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Pre or post cruise hotel stay
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Amsterdam

Amsterdam 04/03/2020

Tour begins: 5 PM, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Welcome to Amsterdam! Transfers are included from Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Centraal Station to your riverboat, where embarkation will begin any time after 4 PM. Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception followed by a leisurely dinner as you settle into your floating hotel for a memorable weeklong cruise on the Rhine and a visit to Italy's sparkling Lake Como region and remarkable Milan.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/03/2020 04/03/2020
Amsterdam

Amsterdam 04/04/2020

Awaken aboard your riverboat in Amsterdam and disembark to be introduced to this unique city in two distinct ways — on an orientation tour of the city center, and aboard a canal boat cruise. As you float through the city's 17th-century network of canals and enjoy a bite of lunch, you'll pass under bridges, check out the distinctive houseboats, see the historic buildings lining the canals, and watch the locals go everywhere on their bicycles... with their groceries, briefcases, and children onboard! In Amsterdam, bicyclists have their own lanes in the streets, ride fast, and don't always stop for pedestrians who get in their way... so keep your eyes open! After your canal cruise, you'll catch up with the riverboat in Utrecht, then depart for an overnight sail to Düsseldorf, Germany, during which you'll enjoy dinner onboard.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/04/2020 04/04/2020
Utrecht

Utrecht 04/04/2020

Awaken aboard your riverboat in Amsterdam and disembark to be introduced to this unique city in two distinct ways — on an orientation tour of the city center, and aboard a canal boat cruise. As you float through the city's 17th-century network of canals and enjoy a bite of lunch, you'll pass under bridges, check out the distinctive houseboats, see the historic buildings lining the canals, and watch the locals go everywhere on their bicycles... with their groceries, briefcases, and children onboard! In Amsterdam, bicyclists have their own lanes in the streets, ride fast, and don't always stop for pedestrians who get in their way... so keep your eyes open! After your canal cruise, you'll catch up with the riverboat in Utrecht, then depart for an overnight sail to Düsseldorf, Germany, during which you'll enjoy dinner onboard.,
04/04/2020 04/04/2020
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf 04/05/2020

Arrive this morning in Düsseldorf — one of Germany's wealthiest cities, known for its charming Altstadt (Old Town) on the riverfront; its modern avant-garde architecture; Königsallee ("the Kö"), a super high-end shopping street near Altstadt; and a lively promenade by the river. Walk off the riverboat into town for your choice of a "Taste of Düsseldorf" walking tour focused on the city's history, architecture, and culinary traditions, along with some tasty local treats; a craft beer tour that visits a number of breweries to offer a sampling of the varieties of dark Altbier the region is known for; or a bicycling excursion along the city's Rhine River waterfront. Back aboard ship this afternoon, your riverboat continues on towards the Middle Rhine. As you cruise, enjoy an onboard lecture by your Tauck director, and the chef's Signature Dinner this evening.,
04/05/2020 04/05/2020
Wiesbaden-Biebrich

Wiesbaden-Biebrich 04/06/2020

Today, enjoy a full day of cruising through the Middle Rhine Valley. It's a great day to enjoy your riverboat's amenities, and your Tauck director provides commentary as you glide past sloping vineyards and rocky bluffs, sharing the stories of the Lorelei Rock and the castles standing watch onshore. Arrive this evening in the city of Wiesbaden. With a name that translates to "meadow baths", Wiesbaden is one of Europe's oldest spa towns, famous around the world for its hot springs, which have been in use since Roman times, and blossomed during the Middle Ages. Join for tonight's Tauck Exclusive evening featuring dinner and entertainment at Schloss Biebrich, an 18th-century Baroque palace on the bank of the Rhine in Wiesbaden.,
04/06/2020 04/06/2020
Mannheim

Mannheim 04/07/2020

Drive to Heidelberg today for a guided visit to the splendid ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a sprawling red sandstone compound high above the city, and a reminder of 600 years of history, followed by a walking tour of town. Check out the Heidelberg Tun, the biggest wine barrel in the world (and walk on top of it). Learn about centuries of movers and shakers, and the romantic story of the Elizabeth Gate, built in 1615 as a present from Elector Frederick V to his wife Elizabeth Stuart, the daughter of King James I of England. He had the triumphal arch secretly crafted in sections and put up as a whole the night before her birthday to surprise her the next morning. The views of the Neckar River Valley from the castle are unforgettable. While strolling in Old Town Heidelberg below, be sure to try a Heidelberg Student Kiss — a special treat invented in the 19th century by a sympathetic chocolatier to give young men a way to express their affections for young women they were not allowed to talk to! Meet your riverboat in Germersheim and spend the afternoon cruising south. You'll have time to enjoy the gym, get a massage... or curl up in a chair on the Sun Deck with a snack and your favorite drink. Have dinner onboard tonight.,
04/07/2020 04/07/2020
Heidelberg

Heidelberg 04/07/2020

Drive to Heidelberg today for a guided visit to the splendid ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a sprawling red sandstone compound high above the city, and a reminder of 600 years of history, followed by a walking tour of town. Check out the Heidelberg Tun, the biggest wine barrel in the world (and walk on top of it). Learn about centuries of movers and shakers, and the romantic story of the Elizabeth Gate, built in 1615 as a present from Elector Frederick V to his wife Elizabeth Stuart, the daughter of King James I of England. He had the triumphal arch secretly crafted in sections and put up as a whole the night before her birthday to surprise her the next morning. The views of the Neckar River Valley from the castle are unforgettable. While strolling in Old Town Heidelberg below, be sure to try a Heidelberg Student Kiss — a special treat invented in the 19th century by a sympathetic chocolatier to give young men a way to express their affections for young women they were not allowed to talk to! Meet your riverboat in Germersheim and spend the afternoon cruising south. You'll have time to enjoy the gym, get a massage... or curl up in a chair on the Sun Deck with a snack and your favorite drink. Have dinner onboard tonight.,
04/07/2020 04/07/2020
Germersheim

Germersheim 04/07/2020

Drive to Heidelberg today for a guided visit to the splendid ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a sprawling red sandstone compound high above the city, and a reminder of 600 years of history, followed by a walking tour of town. Check out the Heidelberg Tun, the biggest wine barrel in the world (and walk on top of it). Learn about centuries of movers and shakers, and the romantic story of the Elizabeth Gate, built in 1615 as a present from Elector Frederick V to his wife Elizabeth Stuart, the daughter of King James I of England. He had the triumphal arch secretly crafted in sections and put up as a whole the night before her birthday to surprise her the next morning. The views of the Neckar River Valley from the castle are unforgettable. While strolling in Old Town Heidelberg below, be sure to try a Heidelberg Student Kiss — a special treat invented in the 19th century by a sympathetic chocolatier to give young men a way to express their affections for young women they were not allowed to talk to! Meet your riverboat in Germersheim and spend the afternoon cruising south. You'll have time to enjoy the gym, get a massage... or curl up in a chair on the Sun Deck with a snack and your favorite drink. Have dinner onboard tonight.,
04/07/2020 04/07/2020
Strasbourg

Strasbourg 04/08/2020

This morning, your riverboat arrives in historic Strasbourg, France — capital of the Alsace and known as the "Crossroads of Europe", home to the European Union's headquarters — from which you'll have a choice of excursions. One possibility is to go on a guided bicycle ride in the scenic Black Forest, stopping in the resort village of Hinterzarten for a traditional German lunch and a demonstration of the art of making Black Forest cake. Your other choice is to drive along the bucolic Alsatian wine route, through countryside where some of the world's best Rieslings are made, to charming Riquewihr for a walking tour of this medieval wine town. On the list of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France", Riquewihr is situated between the Vosges Mountains and the Plain of Alsace, right in the heart of vineyard country. After lunch, enjoy a tasting at one of the local wine cellars before returning to the ship in Strasbourg, and continuing your cruise to Basel, Switzerland.,
04/08/2020 04/08/2020
Riquewihr

Riquewihr 04/08/2020

This morning, your riverboat arrives in historic Strasbourg, France — capital of the Alsace and known as the "Crossroads of Europe", home to the European Union's headquarters — from which you'll have a choice of excursions. One possibility is to go on a guided bicycle ride in the scenic Black Forest, stopping in the resort village of Hinterzarten for a traditional German lunch and a demonstration of the art of making Black Forest cake. Your other choice is to drive along the bucolic Alsatian wine route, through countryside where some of the world's best Rieslings are made, to charming Riquewihr for a walking tour of this medieval wine town. On the list of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France", Riquewihr is situated between the Vosges Mountains and the Plain of Alsace, right in the heart of vineyard country. After lunch, enjoy a tasting at one of the local wine cellars before returning to the ship in Strasbourg, and continuing your cruise to Basel, Switzerland.,
04/08/2020 04/08/2020
Basel

Basel 04/09/2020

Today you have two great Swiss cities to decide between. One possibility is to drive to Zurich, a world capital of banking (not to mention chocolate), for a walking tour with a local guide. Visit Bahnhofstrasse, the city's exclusive shopping boulevard, connecting lovely Lake Zurich with the main railway station. Head into Zurich's Old Town to wander through Niederdorf, a pedestrian area of winding streets, lined with shops, artisan studios, and restaurants. You'll pass by two important places of worship, the Romanesque Protestant church Grossmünster and Fraumünster, once an abbey home for aristocratic ladies, graced with stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall. Enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch in a historic guild house and hear a private talk by a Swiss banker over dessert. Your other possibility for the day is to stay in Basel and embark on a walking tour of its Old Town with a local guide before setting off to explore on your own. There's much to discover; the city is known for its many contemporary buildings by noted international architects, and it has the highest density of museums in the country, including the world-class Basel Art Museum. Have dinner back aboard your riverboat, docked in Basel for the night.,
04/09/2020 04/09/2020
Zurich

Zurich 04/09/2020

Today you have two great Swiss cities to decide between. One possibility is to drive to Zurich, a world capital of banking (not to mention chocolate), for a walking tour with a local guide. Visit Bahnhofstrasse, the city's exclusive shopping boulevard, connecting lovely Lake Zurich with the main railway station. Head into Zurich's Old Town to wander through Niederdorf, a pedestrian area of winding streets, lined with shops, artisan studios, and restaurants. You'll pass by two important places of worship, the Romanesque Protestant church Grossmünster and Fraumünster, once an abbey home for aristocratic ladies, graced with stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall. Enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch in a historic guild house and hear a private talk by a Swiss banker over dessert. Your other possibility for the day is to stay in Basel and embark on a walking tour of its Old Town with a local guide before setting off to explore on your own. There's much to discover; the city is known for its many contemporary buildings by noted international architects, and it has the highest density of museums in the country, including the world-class Basel Art Museum. Have dinner back aboard your riverboat, docked in Basel for the night.,
04/09/2020 04/09/2020
Basel

Basel 04/10/2020

After breakfast onboard, bid your crew farewell and disembark your riverboat in Basel, where you'll catch a high-speed train for a railway journey traversing the center of Switzerland, through the Alps, and across the border into Italy. Late afternoon, you'll arrive in Milan, a bustling city that reigns as a world capital of fashion and design, and check into the Hotel Principe di Savoia, a splendid 1920s landmark decorated in classic Italian and Art Deco style, centrally located on the Piazza della Repubblica. Home to the national stock exchange, Milan has been Italy's financial engine since the Industrial Revolution, and is known for its upscale culinary scene and shops, which you'll discover as you explore the city on your own this evening.,
04/10/2020 04/10/2020
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 04/10/2020

After breakfast onboard, bid your crew farewell and disembark your riverboat in Basel, where you'll catch a high-speed train for a railway journey traversing the center of Switzerland, through the Alps, and across the border into Italy. Late afternoon, you'll arrive in Milan, a bustling city that reigns as a world capital of fashion and design, and check into the Hotel Principe di Savoia, a splendid 1920s landmark decorated in classic Italian and Art Deco style, centrally located on the Piazza della Repubblica. Home to the national stock exchange, Milan has been Italy's financial engine since the Industrial Revolution, and is known for its upscale culinary scene and shops, which you'll discover as you explore the city on your own this evening.,
04/10/2020 04/10/2020
Milan

Milan 04/10/2020

After breakfast onboard, bid your crew farewell and disembark your riverboat in Basel, where you'll catch a high-speed train for a railway journey traversing the center of Switzerland, through the Alps, and across the border into Italy. Late afternoon, you'll arrive in Milan, a bustling city that reigns as a world capital of fashion and design, and check into the Hotel Principe di Savoia, a splendid 1920s landmark decorated in classic Italian and Art Deco style, centrally located on the Piazza della Repubblica. Home to the national stock exchange, Milan has been Italy's financial engine since the Industrial Revolution, and is known for its upscale culinary scene and shops, which you'll discover as you explore the city on your own this evening.,
04/10/2020 04/10/2020
Milan

Milan 04/11/2020

Immerse yourself in magnificent Milan on an orientation and walking tour that includes an outside visit to the incredible Gothic Cathedral of Milan, Il Duomo, the third-largest Catholic church in the world. It took 500 years to finish this forest of spires and pinnacles topped by the iconic statue of the golden Madonnina. Steps from Il Duomo, stroll through the city's premier gathering place, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a.k.a. "the living room of Milan". This massive yet elegant shopping arcade, topped by an airy glass octagonal dome, was built as a symbol of Italian unity in the late 19th century and named after the first king of Italy. The afternoon is free. You might want to take in La Scala, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, where Maria Callas sang her heart out... Pinacoteca di Brera, a great art collection including works by Raphael, Bellini, Piero della Francesca, and Caravaggio... the fashion district between pedestrianized Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, and Corso Venezia... or the mildly bohemian Navigli neighborhood of canal-side bars, restaurants, and shops. As you go, be sure to taste the traditional flavors of Milan — sipping a Campari bitter aperitif and sampling dishes like yellow risotto, cassoeula, and ossobuco. But tonight, you have reservations for a Tauck Exclusive — a private viewing of Milan's pièce de résistance, Leonardo da Vinci's mural The Last Supper, which adorns the dining room at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent and has a way of drawing the viewer in. You might just feel as if you could walk into the picture, sit down at the table, and strike up a conversation with the apostles (subject to availability; the day of visit may vary).,
04/11/2020 04/11/2020
Milan

Milan 04/12/2020

You're off for a day's tooling around Lake Como, one of Italy's most beautiful lakes, in the shadow of the snowcapped Alps — a mecca for the well-heeled on holiday since ancient Roman times. Drive to tiny Tremezzina, where you'll board a boat for bellissima Bellagio. Your Tauck director leads an orientation walk in this resort village, known as "the Pearl of the Lake", and you'll have a bit of free time. Take in the lake views and explore the centuries-old buildings, stone lanes, and cobbled stairways lined with shops. Cruise over to the island of Isola Comacina for a quick tour and a six-course lunch at a family-owned trattoria, where you'll learn the story of Lake Como's only island, once the refuge of Lombardy's kings. After lunch, a boat cruise shows you more of Lake Como, which the poet William Wordsworth described as "a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself". The forested shoreline is punctuated by small towns with ancient stone bell towers and opulent villas. Perhaps you'll see villas belonging to George Clooney or Richard Branson! Disembark the boat in the town of Como and head back to Milan, where you'll join us this evening to cap a memorable journey with a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.,
04/12/2020 04/12/2020
Tremezzina

Tremezzina 04/12/2020

You're off for a day's tooling around Lake Como, one of Italy's most beautiful lakes, in the shadow of the snowcapped Alps — a mecca for the well-heeled on holiday since ancient Roman times. Drive to tiny Tremezzina, where you'll board a boat for bellissima Bellagio. Your Tauck director leads an orientation walk in this resort village, known as "the Pearl of the Lake", and you'll have a bit of free time. Take in the lake views and explore the centuries-old buildings, stone lanes, and cobbled stairways lined with shops. Cruise over to the island of Isola Comacina for a quick tour and a six-course lunch at a family-owned trattoria, where you'll learn the story of Lake Como's only island, once the refuge of Lombardy's kings. After lunch, a boat cruise shows you more of Lake Como, which the poet William Wordsworth described as "a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself". The forested shoreline is punctuated by small towns with ancient stone bell towers and opulent villas. Perhaps you'll see villas belonging to George Clooney or Richard Branson! Disembark the boat in the town of Como and head back to Milan, where you'll join us this evening to cap a memorable journey with a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.,
04/12/2020 04/12/2020
Bellagio

Bellagio 04/12/2020

You're off for a day's tooling around Lake Como, one of Italy's most beautiful lakes, in the shadow of the snowcapped Alps — a mecca for the well-heeled on holiday since ancient Roman times. Drive to tiny Tremezzina, where you'll board a boat for bellissima Bellagio. Your Tauck director leads an orientation walk in this resort village, known as "the Pearl of the Lake", and you'll have a bit of free time. Take in the lake views and explore the centuries-old buildings, stone lanes, and cobbled stairways lined with shops. Cruise over to the island of Isola Comacina for a quick tour and a six-course lunch at a family-owned trattoria, where you'll learn the story of Lake Como's only island, once the refuge of Lombardy's kings. After lunch, a boat cruise shows you more of Lake Como, which the poet William Wordsworth described as "a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself". The forested shoreline is punctuated by small towns with ancient stone bell towers and opulent villas. Perhaps you'll see villas belonging to George Clooney or Richard Branson! Disembark the boat in the town of Como and head back to Milan, where you'll join us this evening to cap a memorable journey with a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.,
04/12/2020 04/12/2020
Isola Comacina

Isola Comacina 04/12/2020

You're off for a day's tooling around Lake Como, one of Italy's most beautiful lakes, in the shadow of the snowcapped Alps — a mecca for the well-heeled on holiday since ancient Roman times. Drive to tiny Tremezzina, where you'll board a boat for bellissima Bellagio. Your Tauck director leads an orientation walk in this resort village, known as "the Pearl of the Lake", and you'll have a bit of free time. Take in the lake views and explore the centuries-old buildings, stone lanes, and cobbled stairways lined with shops. Cruise over to the island of Isola Comacina for a quick tour and a six-course lunch at a family-owned trattoria, where you'll learn the story of Lake Como's only island, once the refuge of Lombardy's kings. After lunch, a boat cruise shows you more of Lake Como, which the poet William Wordsworth described as "a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself". The forested shoreline is punctuated by small towns with ancient stone bell towers and opulent villas. Perhaps you'll see villas belonging to George Clooney or Richard Branson! Disembark the boat in the town of Como and head back to Milan, where you'll join us this evening to cap a memorable journey with a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.,
04/12/2020 04/12/2020
Lake Como

Lake Como 04/12/2020

You're off for a day's tooling around Lake Como, one of Italy's most beautiful lakes, in the shadow of the snowcapped Alps — a mecca for the well-heeled on holiday since ancient Roman times. Drive to tiny Tremezzina, where you'll board a boat for bellissima Bellagio. Your Tauck director leads an orientation walk in this resort village, known as "the Pearl of the Lake", and you'll have a bit of free time. Take in the lake views and explore the centuries-old buildings, stone lanes, and cobbled stairways lined with shops. Cruise over to the island of Isola Comacina for a quick tour and a six-course lunch at a family-owned trattoria, where you'll learn the story of Lake Como's only island, once the refuge of Lombardy's kings. After lunch, a boat cruise shows you more of Lake Como, which the poet William Wordsworth described as "a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself". The forested shoreline is punctuated by small towns with ancient stone bell towers and opulent villas. Perhaps you'll see villas belonging to George Clooney or Richard Branson! Disembark the boat in the town of Como and head back to Milan, where you'll join us this evening to cap a memorable journey with a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.,
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Milan

Milan 04/13/2020

Tour ends: Milan. Fly home anytime; a transfer from the Hotel Principe di Savoia to Milan Malpensa or Linate Airports or Milan's Central Train Station is included. Allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in at the airport. For additional hotel nights in Milan, ask at booking.,
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Tauck - Cruise Division: ms Inspire
Cruising exclusively along the lush riverscapes of the Rhine and Moselle upon her 2014 launch, the ms Inspire lends her name to the new Inspiration Class riverboats. With a maximum of 130 guests and an innovative deck plan, she continues Tauck's tradition of providing the most space per guest on Europe's inland waterways, exploring medieval cities from Köln to Strasbourg, and wine-growing regions from Cochem to the Alsace.
Amenities Aboard
  • Open seating in dining room
    • Flexible dining times
    • Vegetarian meals always available
  • Alternate dining venue for classic favorites at lunch and dinner and lighter breakfasts in the morning
  • Al fresco dining on Sun Deck, weather permitting American breakfast room service available in Category 7 suites
  • Complimentary snacks served 10:00 AM – midnight
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer, and premium spirits, in addition to specialty coffee, water, and soft drinks
  • Onboard entertainment includes:
    • Enrichment lectures
    • Piano music nightly
    • In-room movies
    • Culinary demos
    • Local entertainment and “themed” fun
  • One 110-volt outlet included in every cabin for small electronics
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Internet & Email available
  • Fitness center
  • Massages available
  • Putting green on Sun Deck
  • Jacuzzi on Sun Deck – available 24 hours
  • Bicycles available aboard for use ashore
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry service available
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2014
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2014
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Switzerland
Tonnage (GRT)
1000
Guests (Lowers)
134
Total Guests
130
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
34
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
European
Total Rooms
67
Suites
Balconies
Ocean/River View
67
Interior
Accessible
Your day starts with breakfast onboard, enjoying your favorite buffet selections just the way you like them, along with great views of the castles and fairy-tale villages lining the banks of the river. As you step ashore, local experts await to show you around the historic riverside city they call home. You'll explore with your local guide, discovering winding canals, millennium-old towers and bridges, and cobblestone streets. Back aboard you can enjoy a relaxing dip in the Jacuzzi before enjoying a delicious dinner prepared especially for you.
Tipping Policy
All appropriate gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, ship staff, local guides and drivers are included. Tauck Director and Tauck Cruise Director gratuities are included on all European river cruises.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Complimentary basic internet is included on riverboats and where available in hotel rooms. Service levels are not guaranteed.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Tauck regrets that it cannot provide individual assistance to a guest for walking, dining, or other personal needs. Guests needing such assistance must be accompanied by an able companion who will assist them. They cannot accommodate wheelchairs or motorized scooters; ask at time of booking.
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Goose-Down Pillows
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Pillow-Top Mattresses
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Suites
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Live Music
  • Local Entertainment
Dining
  • Al Fresco Dining
    Weather permitting
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Anytime Dining
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • In-Room Breakfast Tray
  • Room Service
  • Unlimited Complimentary Beverages
    Includes regional wine, beer and premium spirits, in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks.
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Bicycles (for use ashore)
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Room
  • Putting Greens
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool(s)
It's difficult to find the right words to describe the sumptuous new bedding and amenities custom ordered for your in-cabin cruising comfort. Tauck provides the most luxurious amenities, from 400-thread-count satin bed linens made from the finest combed cotton and puffy white duvets and pillows, to thick pillow-top mattresses that lull you to sleep and the exclusive Essentials Line of Molton Brown bath products. Tauck knows the key for waking up refreshed and relaxed for your traveling pleasure.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

River View

River View Cabin (1) Limited Availability
River View Cabin
  • Category: 1
  • Emerald Deck
  • Square Feet: 150
River View Cabin (3) Limited Availability
River View Cabin
  • Category: 3
  • Emerald Deck
  • Square Feet: 225

French Balcony

French Balcony Cabin (2) Limited Availability
French Balcony  Cabin
  • Category: 2
  • Ruby Deck
  • Square Feet: 150
French Balcony Cabin (4) Limited Availability
French Balcony  Cabin
  • Category: 4
  • Ruby Deck
  • Square Feet: 190
French Balcony Cabin (5) Limited Availability
French Balcony Cabin
  • Category: 5
  • Diamond Deck
  • Ruby Deck
  • Square Feet: 190-225
French Balcony Cabin (6) Limited Availability
French Balcony Cabin
  • Category: 6
  • Ruby Deck
  • Square Feet: 225

Suite

Suite (7) Limited Availability
Suite
  • Category: 7
  • Diamond Deck
  • Square Feet: 300
1. Two floor-to-ceiling French balconies, each 98 inches x 75 inches with one sliding door that opens

2. 32" LED TV

3. Pull-out sleeping couch (triple & quad capacity; quads for children only)

4. Walk-in closet with built-in shelves and a safe

5. Minibar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks, replenished daily

6. Storage / drawers

7. Coffee maker

8. Full-size bathroom featuring enhanced lighting, additional storage and a hair dryer

9. Large shower featuring rainfall shower head (note: no bathtub)

10. Pillow top queen-sized bed, 62 inches x 77 inches (with optional twin-bed capacity)

11. Padded headboard with reading lamps

Additional Amenities

  • Elegantly designed 300 sq. ft. suites
  • 400 thread count cotton linens / white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling
  • Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive
  • Terry-cloth bathrobes plus slippers
  • Breakfast room service
  • Iron plus ironing board
  • 220V and 110V outlets in cabin and bathroom
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Telephone and individual climate control
  • Onboard Wi-Fi available
Land / cruise price per person, based on double occupancy, includes cruise fare, most meals, port charges, unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship now include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks, shore excursions, applicable fuel surcharges, and gratuities to Tauck Directors, Tauck Cruise Director, ship staff, local guides & drivers, and on all included meals.

Note: Itinerary Changes – Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice. Museums and attractions may be subject to closure due to state, local or religious holidays. This cruise includes a fair amount of walking.

Shore Excursion Selection: Tauck will contact guests 90 days prior to departure to assist with shore excursion selections.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sun Deck

Deckplan Key

Diamond Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Suite (7)
  • French Balcony Cabin (5)
Ruby Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • French Balcony Cabin (6)
  • French Balcony Cabin (5)
  • French Balcony Cabin (4)
  • French Balcony Cabin (2)
Emerald Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • River View Cabin (3)
  • River View Cabin (1)