Tauck have also embraced the luxury family market. Strüdel making, a scavenger hunt in the Louvre, making marzipan faces in Passau, meeting cowboys in La Camargue and dining in a fairytale castle along the Rhine are all experiences available.
The newest France family holiday is all
about everything français, with five nights
aboard a newly redesigned Tauck riverboat,
the MS Swiss Sapphire, exploring Monet’s garden, D-Day Beaches, Rouen and Versailles.
To start with, families will have two nights
on the left bank in Paris with a chance to
bike along the Seine and ride to the top of
the Eiffel Tower. Once on the cruise, little
ones will love visiting the D-Day Academy
where a hands-on visit provides your family
with a unique look at the history of the 1944
Invasion. Children can don wireless radio
headsets in a jeep or Dodge Command car,
receive a map briefing and see Allied and
German vehicles and weapons.
Crystal River Cruises, the river cruise division of luxury line Crystal Cruises, is a very opulent fleet of river cruisers. The first river cruise, on refurbished 160-passenger Crystal Mozart, set sail on its maiden voyage from Vienna in July 2016 and four more brand-new river ships will launch between June and August 2017. Onboard its ships,
Crystal River Cruises offers amenities not
usually found on river vessels, including
king-size beds, an indoor swimming pool
and complimentary kayaks, electric bicycles
and watercrafts to use while in port. Crystal is
not aiming at the family market but for those
with older children and teenagers. The twobedroom
Crystal Suites, available on all the
new ships, are the cabins to head for.