Tauck River Cruise on the MS Savor Regensburg to Wurzburg – 1st – 5th November 2014
I started my trip flying out of Stansted to Munich airport where I met up with the rest of my group. From there we transferred by coach to the ship which was moored at Regensburg – this took around 90 minutes. The MS Savor which only entered service in June this year is magnificent. It has seven different cabin types ranging from 150 sq ft to 300sq ft for a suite. All have a minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, a private bathroom with shower and sumptuous toiletries and bedding. Public spaces include Arthur’s (a casual dining area with a 180 degree opening glass wall, the Panorama Lounge and the main dining room, The Compass Rose.
After a walking tour around Regensburg itself, which we were able to do straight from the ship, we enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a six course dinner with accompanying wines which are all included when you book a river cruise with Tauck. Other inclusions are excursions, drinks in your minibar, exclusive Tauck experiences ashore, such as special dinners and cultural performances, in remarkable venues like palaces and historic sites, all gratuities, transfers, folkloric performances by local artists aboard the riverboat and all meals.
The following morning I woke to find we had reached another destination, Nuernberg, the second largest city in Bavaria after Munich. After a short coach journey we visited The Zeppelin Field and then on to the Documentation Centre. All entrance fees are included in the cruise.
Bamberg the following day was a charming medieval town which is home to lovely gardens and a four-towered Romanesque cathedral from the 13th century.
Visiting Rothenburg, one of the oldest towns on the Romantic Road was the highlight of the trip. Overlooking the Tauber River the town is both picturesque and unspoiled. It is like stepping back in time in a fairytale. Before returning to the ship we were given a private tour of an amazing wine cellar located in the basement of the Residence Palace in Wurzburg, the corridors and vaulted ceilings are lit by 400 candles – we were given four local wines to sample whilst being surrounded by wooden casks that can hold up to 1500 bottles of wine.
The whole trip was a very pleasant experience which was made even better by the quality and service received on board.