Tauck is not charging solo travelers extra for Category 1 cabins in 2012. // © 2012 Tauck
Tauck is dropping the single supplement for Category 1 cabins on all departures of its 14 itineraries on 2013 European river cruises.
According to CEO Dan Mahar, savings run as high as $4,676 on Tauck’s 24-day trans-European cruise and the average is more than $2,400. Tauck is also offering $1,000 off the normal single supplement on Category 3 cabins on selected sailings of eight European river cruise itineraries.
“For solo travelers organizing their own trips to Europe, all the work of planning and executing the itinerary falls entirely on their own shoulders but, with a Tauck river cruise, everything is taken care of for them,” said Mahar. “And of course, there’s a camaraderie and connection with their fellow travelers, plus a great sense of security, that solo travelers don’t get to enjoy on their own.”
Along with the solo traveler savings, Tauck’s 2013 themed cruise plans include two new itineraries on the Rhone: Bon Voyage: France Family River Cruise (part of the Tauck Bridges collection of family-specific trips), and Artistic Impressions: Monte-Carlo to Paris.
The 10-day Tauck Bridges family cruise begins with an included two-night hotel stay with guided sightseeing in Paris. Guests then travel on the high-speed TGV train to Lyon, for a seven-night cruise on the Rhone onboard Swiss Emerald. Departures in 2013 are July 11, July 25 and August 1, from $4,690 plus air.
Tauck’s Artistic Impressions: Monte Carlo to Paris itinerary begins with guided sightseeing and an included two-night stay at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco before boarding Swiss Emerald in Arles. The nine-night Rhone cruise includes the Chagall and Matisse museums in Nice, the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, tracing van Gogh’s footsteps in Arles, and exploring the works of Cezanne in the Granet Museum in Aix-en-Provence. In addition, guests visit Roman antiquities at Vienne’s Musees Gallo-Romains and tours of Beaux Arts museums in Dijon and Lyon, plus a two-night stay at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe in Paris, with an artist’s studio tour and tours of the Louvre or the Musee de Rodin. Departures in 2013 are May 17 and Sept. 18, priced from $7,190 plus air.