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River Cruising

Autumn Along the Rhine... Munich's Oktoberfest

Journey Type
River Cruising
Time of Year
Cities & Landmarks
Amsterdam, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Munich, Basel, Lucerne
Germany River Cruises
The Rhine River


Uniquely Tauck

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TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Special "Oktoberfest" celebration in Munich


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Beer-paired German lunch in historic Heidelberg with the brew master of an award-winning brewery


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – “Brews & Bites" opportunity for sipping and tasting Dutch flavors


tauck value includes


All private Tauck shore excursions – £1,625 Value


Gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director


Two nights at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich


A private Amsterdam canal boat cruise


Tour of Heidelberg Castle with guide





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Exclusively inclusive river cruising

Along the river Rhine… where mountains rise abruptly from the water’s edge, ancient castles perch aloft, keeping watch over comings and goings, gentle valleys and ancient winelands lure, spas give respite, cathedrals speak to powerful times, plains and woods catch the eye, and a river travels, connecting centuries of history, cities of the arts and crossroads of thought.

Discover the heritage and beauty of the River Rhine on our 7-night Basel – Amsterdam river cruise aboard one of Tauck's intimate riverboats. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more. Read Less

Experience Munich's Oktoberfest

Celebrate the "real" Oktoberfest in Munich... although it's in September

There are “Oktoberfest” celebrations all over the world, but until you experience the one in Munich, where it began, you haven’t really “done” the true Oktoberfest – a unique mix of beer consumption, Bavarian feasting, live brass bands, communal singing, and dancing. It all started in 1810 when a royal couple invited the citizens to their wedding festivities on the fields in front of the city. Today Munich’s Oktoberfest – always held in September – is the largest festival in the world. Tauck has reserved seats for you in the center of the action, in one of the exclusive brewery tents... come join the party!

Brews and bites in Amsterdam

Embark on a "Brews and Bites Adventure" in Amsterdam

With all the wonderful things it has to offer visitors, amazing Amsterdam is an easy city to love, any time of the year. But as you visit the Dutch capital in autumn on your Oktoberfest cruise, you may fall even further under its spell... as you set off on a “Brews and Bites Adventure” walking tour that takes you sipping and tasting your way through some of the city's coolest breweries and eateries. Talk about Dutch treats...

Düsseldorf's craft breweries

A walk to discover the beers and brewing traditions of Düsseldorf

A city well-known for its beer in a country well-known for its beer, Düsseldorf is celebrated for its Altbier (“Old beer”) tradition, which preserves the pre-lager, pre-19th-century brewing method employing a warm, top-fermenting yeast to produce a hoppy, cleaner, crisper beer. Düsseldorf’s alt breweries are concentrated in the city’s historic center, the Altstadt, which has often been jokingly referred to as “Germany's longest bar” for its wealth of pubs and breweries… which you’ll explore during your visit.

By cog railway to Mt. Pilatus

To and from Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train or gondola

Since the 1880s, the world’s steepest cogwheel train has been bringing travelers up and down Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, climbing nearly 7,000 ft. from the edge of Lake Lucerne to the mountain's summit (Oberhaupt). On your visit to Lucerne, you'll take this thrilling ride that has you traveling upward at a 48° angle. Or, if the weather is uncooperative, you may make the ascent by gondola (cable car). Either way, getting there is definitely part of the fun, as you enjoy soaking up views of Alpine meadows and mountain streams, goats and flowers.


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More Time – For all 2021 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days prior to departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

No change fees – Any Tauck, any time. If your 2021 plans do change any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Tauck journey of your choice.

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Please note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021 journeys only; deposit must be made at time of booking (does not apply to air travel and Tauck protection plans). Ask for complete details.


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