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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine - Northbound

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Departs Basel
On 06 Dec 2021
For 7 nights
To Europe
With Tauck
On Board MS Inspire
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Date Port Arrive Depart
06 Dec 21 Basel
07 Dec 21 Lucerne
07 Dec 21 Mt. Pilatus
08 Dec 21 Strasbourg
09 Dec 21 Baden
10 Dec 21 Heidelberg
11 Dec 21 Rudesheim
12 Dec 21 Koln
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MS Inspire
Maintaining Tauck’s high standards for quality and comfort, ms Inspire cruises exclusively for Tauck on the Rhine and Moselle rivers as part of our Destination Fleet. With a maximum of 130 guests, t.. Read more
7 night cruise sailing from Basel aboard the MS Inspire
Visit Lucerne, Baden, Heidelberg, Rudesheim and Koln.
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Tauck River Cruises offers personalised service, a quality experience and inclusive value to all knowledge-seeking world travellers. With exceptional onboard service and shore excursions guided by accomplished experts, it’s no surprise that Travel+ Leisure recently named Tauck the “World’s Best River Cruise Line”. Onboard a Tauck river cruise, you will find a friendly and relaxed club-like atmosphere, with no more than 118 guests on each ship. Almost every expense is included in the upfront tour price, including all gratuities and shore excursions led by Tauck Directors and local guides. Even dining onshore is included, so you can experience the authentic and local cuisines of the region without having to worry about breaking the budget.

Tauck runs itineraries throughout Europe, China and Egypt, offering you an unforgettably unique experience, with breathtaking tours of rare river villages and cosmopolitan cities alike. They travel through Europe along the Rhine, Rhone, Saone, Main, Maas and Danube rivers, visiting France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Hungary. Take a themed tasting cruise through France complete with a Julia Child tour; or a musical tour along the Danube and walk in the footsteps of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss. Other Tauck river cruises include touring Egypt’s ancient culture along the Nile River, Jordan’s biblical sites and the Dead Sea, and China’s ancient cities and country villages along the Yangtze River.


Dining is an integral part of the Tauck experience, and that is why Tauck offers you a true taste of each region you visit on your journey. Enjoy Tauck’s “free choice” dining, where you can dine when and with whom you want. Most meals are included in your cruise fare.


While family cruising is important to Tauck, their cruises are not appropriate for infants or children under three years of age. Many Tauck itineraries do not cater to the interests or patience of young children. However, for those who want to cruise as a family, you should consider “Tauck Bridges” – journeys for the whole family to enjoy together. These kid-friendly, family-oriented cruises have a minimum recommended age rating, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Quick Stats

Cruise Line Tauck
Passenger Capacity 130
Length 443
Launched 30th Nov -0001

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MS Inspire

Maintaining Tauck’s high standards for quality and comfort, ms Inspire cruises exclusively for Tauck on the Rhine and Moselle rivers as part of our Destination Fleet. With a maximum of 130 guests, the 443-foot riverboat and her sister ships continue our tradition of providing more space per guest on Europe’s inland waterways, transporting fewer passengers than most longships (135 meters). Her deck plan is innovative; with a total of 67 cabins, our most popular cabins tend to be our largest... so we have used the added ship length to offer twenty-two 300-square-foot Tauck Suites – the most of any river cruise ship on any European river. To increase the amount of natural sunlight on the lower deck, we’ve created 8 loft cabins that extend from the first to the second decks, providing guests with an additional view; all windows in these loft cabins open.


Laundry Service, Hair Salon,

Massage, Sun Deck, Plunge Pool,

24-hour Room Service, Bimini Bar, Dining Room,

Entertainment Team, Nightly Piano Music,

Fitness Center,

Putting Green,


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