Selected as one of the "10 Best River Cruises" by Fodor's Travel! And a two-time winner of "Top River Cruise Line" for families, as 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 Danube river cruise aboard one of Tauck's custom-designed riverboats ms Esprit or ms Joy. Unpack only once as you travel from Vilshofen, Germany to Austria, Slovakia and finally to Budapest, Hungary, enjoying action-packed shore excursions specially designed for families. Make your own tasty marzipan creation in Passau, Germany. 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 magical secrets – and "The Sound of Music" locations – at Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg. Play medieval games on a visit to Devin Castle in Slovakia. End your family's fun Danube River cruise by exploring Budapest, Hungary – once two separate cities divided by the Danube – where you'll disembark your riverboat... and begin sharing memories of your unforgettable family river cruise!