Take me to the rivers

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Front Page -

ARTHUR Tauck op­er­ated his first tour in the US with a vin­tage au­to­mo­bile in 1925. In 1987, Travel the World’s Tony Mill­more be­came the com­pany’s gen­eral sales agent in Aus­tralia. To­day, the two fam­ily-owned com­pa­nies are run by Arthur Tauck’s son-in-law, Dan Ma­har, and Tony’s son, An­drew. Ships: Four cus­tom-de­signed 118-pas­sen­ger sis­ter river ships — Swiss Emer­ald, Swiss Sap­phire, Swiss Jewel and Trea­sures. Ac­tiv­i­ties: There are whirlpools, putting greens and fit­ness cen­tres on each ship and bi­cy­cles for use ashore. Unique fea­ture: Ita But­trose is Tauck’s am­bas­sador in Aus­tralia. At­trac­tions for Aus­tralians: An ex­clu­sive of­fer of two free nights at se­lected Tauck ho­tels be­fore or af­ter most 2013 cruises booked by De­cem­ber 28, 2012, val­ued at about $US1000. Sam­ple 2013 cruise: The 13-day The Rhine and Moselle voy­age be­tween Basel and Am­s­ter­dam aboard Swiss Jewel from May to Oc­to­ber. High­lights in­clude vis­its to vine­yards, lunch in Hei­del­berg and a day in the Grand Duchy of Lux­em­bourg. From $US4990 a per­son twin-share. More: tauck.com.au.

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