Simone’s Tauck Danube River Cruise


Stepping out of the arrivals hall at Munich airport to find a smart taxi waiting to whisk us off to the classy MS Savor in the pretty town of Regensburg, Germany was a perfect and efficient start to our trip with Tauck.

We were blown away at how beautiful the ship was everything looked sparkling clean and all the lounges and public areas looked pristine. After a hot towel and fresh lemonade we were shown to our cabin which was surprisingly large, the bed was huge and the decoration tasteful. After unpacking we ventured onto the top deck and this is where we spent a lot of our time while cruising along, either soaking in the hot pool, playing golf or being looked after by the friendly bar staff who are always on hand to pamper you. The staff always seemed to know what you would like at which time offering you hot chocolate with rum and giving you blankets when there was a chill in the air or a lovely iced water when the sun was shining. We also enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Wachau Valley and passing through the various locks.

There were a lot of highlights on the river cruise but I absolutely fell in love with Passau the city of three rivers where we attended a concert in the Cathedral which houses the largest organ in the world, it was surreal. Another favourite of ours was Durnstein, we decided to climb up to the castle which was extremely hard going this was worth it though for the stunning views from the top. Concentration Camp Mauthausen was a very moving and emotional experience and somewhere I will never forget. I would highly recommend the River Cruise for the service, fine dining and unique cultural experiences that only Tauck can offer.