NEW FOR 2014! A riverboat journey is not just traveling in style, but a different way of seeing. You could drive to places between Vienna and Regensburg, but when your road is the Blue Danube, the view is from the inside, and the journey unfolds like a dream... Your weeklong river odyssey begins with two nights in the heart of Vienna at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, an amalgam of four opulent 19th-century palaces, steeped in marble, frescoed ceilings, wood paneling and murals (not to mention the spa and indoor pool), presiding on a corner of Schubertring boulevard, steps from the Ringstrasse, and in easy reach of major landmarks... Here you'll attend a sumptuous evening of dining and music at a Vienna palace... then Danube Reflections winds its way along dramatic river landscapes, forests and cliffs that echo the Nibelungenlied, an epic 13th-century German poem set along the Danube... in the midst of fairy-tale castles, Roman ruins, and romantic Bavarian villages.... with unexpected Tauck Exclusives around every bend, such as the epicurean delights of wine country... including wine tastings and a private lunch at a Cesky Krumlov castle.