Family River and Small Ship Cruises

Family river cruises and small-ship cruises give your loved ones the opportunity to delight together in all-inclusive vacations with exciting shore excursions, onboard activities and exclusive, family-friendly experiences designed with every generation in mind.

Tauck Bridges Family Cruises
Family fun along the Seine River
Paris, France

Welcome to Tauck Bridges Family Cruises

Our family cruises include the Danube, Rhine, Rhône, Seine and Douro Rivers. Dock in medieval villages and centuries-old cities to see hidden treasures and architectural highlights... sail aboard an expeditionary small ship to the Galápagos Islands to see wildlife found nowhere else in the world...  All custom-made for fun, ease and comfort.

Bicycling with Your Family Ashore

A family cycling excursion through the countryside on your Tauck family river cruise

Whether you're cruising the Rhine, Danube, Rhône or Seine, you can stretch everyone's legs a bit with a leisurely family bicycle ride through the countryside on your Tauck family river cruise. It's a perfect way to experience the centuries-old castles, lush vineyards and other unique landscapes along the river you're cruising. Our river cruises offer numerous opportunities for cycling along Europe's rivers; every Tauck riverboats has bicycles aboard for use by guests ashore.

Scavenger hunt at Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

In Paris, Tauck Bridges families explore, learn and have fun during an art-filled scavenger hunt in Musée du Louvre. See Mona Lisa smile, fall in love with Venus de Milo, meet Bernini's sleeping beauty, mingle with Monets, Michelangelos, Rembrandts and Renoirs...

Shipboard Fun for Kids

Onboard fun for everyone on your Tauck family river cruise

There's always something fun for kids of all ages to do onboard a Tauck riverboat, and it's the best place to socialize! Meet local dancers, musicians, and artists who come aboard to demonstrate their talents. Make local treats with chefs and savor tastings, from crêpes in France to pastries in Austria. Enjoy the putting green, hot tub or plunge pool on the Sun Deck, or the fitness center. Language lessons, song and dance fests, and group games fill your evenings with family fun and new friendships.

A "rock safari" at Museu do Côa

Discover Paleolithic rock art at Museu do Côa

Your time in Portugal brings you and your family on an exciting "rock safari" at Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley. During excavations for a dam on the Côa River in the 1990s, thousands of engraved prehistoric rock drawings were discovered along the river in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. Archaeologists determined that these petroglyphs – originally created in the open air – dated to the Paleolithic era, between 10,000 to 22,000 years BC! The dam was eventually canceled, and 23 Côa Valley rock art sites became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. Accessible only by 4x4 vehicles, hop aboard and get ready to learn all about this remarkable art on a visit to the high-tech Museu do Côa, rising over the valley.

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