The lorelei and market garden...a theme of contrasts
we returned home to the states after 14 days on the tauck swiss jewel, sailing from basel to amsterdam. we have over 100 days on both seabourn and silversea, and prior river cruises on the danube, the douro and others as well.
we were very pleased with this tauck cruise. we have never traveled with tauck before and did not know what to expect, but they were great. the shore excursions were led by excellent local guides, so that we left learning much about strasbourg, heidelburg, cochen, etc. most memorable were the visits to the museum near arnhem which has a recreation of the house to house battle in its basement. unforgettable.
we liked going from south to north on this cruise. it's the way the rhine flows and the sailing was smooth and uneventful. we found the entire cruise to be flawless...and we don't often say that. we are now considering budapest to bucharest, which we have not done yet.