Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure

2015 Prices From $3,990 for 8 Days - Tauck Bridges

"Top River Cruise Line" for families – two-time winner – voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! There is no better way to experience the heart of Europe with your family than on a leisurely Tauck Bridges river cruise along the "River of Kings" aboard your well-appointed Tauck riverboat, ms Swiss Jewel or ms Savor. Unpack only once as you travel from Budapest, Hungary, to Slovakia, Austria and Germany, enjoying action-packed shore excursions specially designed for Tauck Bridges families. Play medieval games on a visit to Devin Castle in Slovakia. Soar over Vienna on the Riesenrad (giant ferris wheel) in the Prater, the city's famous amusement park. Learn how to make strüdel aboard the riverboat. Visit Schönbrunn Palace, which Empress Maria Theresa and her daughter Marie Antoinette once called home. Go bicycling along the Danube and discover tricky secrets – and The Sound of Music locations – at Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg. End your family's fun Danube River tour in Passau, Germany, by checking out Europe's biggest pipe organ and making your own tasty marzipan creation!


  1. Itinerary
  2. Pricing & Availability
  3. Accommodations
  4. Before You Go
  5. Deck Plans
  6. Packing Tips

  1. Day 1

    Welcome aboard in Budapest!



    Day 2

    Bratislava, medieval games & more in Slovakia


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    Day 3

    Schönbrunn Palace & an Imperial Evening in Vienna


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    Day 4

    Strüdel, the Prater & more in Vienna


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    Day 5

    Bicycling along the Danube & cruising the Wachau Valley


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    Day 6

    Spend time at the very unusual Hellbrunn Castle and Mozart's Salzburg


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    Day 7

    Making music – and marzipan faces – in Passau


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    Day 8

    Homeward bound!



    Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day descriptions, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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