ODYSSEYS OF PASSION
Indulge your special interest while cruising past Europe and Australia’s most picturesque scenes with these themed voyages.
Music along the Danube The Danube is indelibly tied to a Strauss waltz, and its length connects some of the most musically prodigious cities. Devotees of classical strains find themselves in the heartland of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Haydn and, of course, Strauss on Tauck’s melodious voyage, Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube. The 12-day tour incorporates a seven-night cruise from Budapest to Vienna before disembarking in Vilshofen for Prague, aboard either ms Savor or the newly christened ms Joy. Along the way, ‘maestros’ – scholars in music and its history, as well as performers – serve as your guides. Every day is filled with music, from workshops and lectures on board, to Tauck Exclusive performances at a private palace in Vienna. Visit Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg, listen to a recital of Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau, attend the Viennese opera and listen to recitals of Bartók and Dvořák in the composers’ former homes. Your cruise will be bookended by two nights in Budapest and two in Prague, staying in five-star accommodation.
Tastes of France Travelling to eat has never been more popular, and some lines are going out of their way to showcase the gourmet specialties of their destinations. Nowhere is this more abundant than in France, where Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is among the operators dishing up tempting epicurean adventures on board and on shore. The introduction of the ‘The Connoisseur