I am intrigued to see your review on TripAdvisor, Rod, stands out like a sore thumb as the one with no hand-wringing, Uriah Heep, drippingly obsequious reply from the "general manger". Very telling.
We recently returned home from our 40th Anniversary adventure that included Tauck’s French Escapade from Paris to Monte Carlo. Everyone knows I’m a big Tauck fan and I found this cruise package to be up to their usual high standard but I have to say the trip really fizzled at the end in Monte Carlo. More on that later. This was our first “Package Cruise” and I have to admit that I wouldn’t do anything similar in the future. If we can afford to venture out again it would be on a river cruise only deal.
You are on a high, or at least I am, when I’m cruising on the rivers and leaving the boat is always a let down but to me leaving the boat to continue a tour was an anti-climax. I’m most likely in the minority here and my feelings should not deter anyone from considering this otherwise outstanding cruise. Tauck are truly all-inclusive from the Moet anytime you want it to having snacks delivered to your cabin.
Alas this was most likely our last Tauck adventure because as we get that little bit older we're finding it harder and harder to save the amount needed for these wonderful experiences. Perhaps the "Lotto Fairy" will pay us a visit. That said we'll always have the memories of touring and cruising with this great company to fall back on.
As always I’m ready to answer any and all questions you may have.
phil evans wrote:
thanks for this review.
we will be on the southbound boat September 2016.
our 13th Tauck, 2nd river boat.
was Paul Bocuse's dinner all that you were expecting?
the salt lambs of the Camargue we are looking forward to.
Just booked this itinerary for Oct. 2020. I know from past experience that Tauck takes comments seriously, and when necessary makes adjustments to the itinerary. Obviously, the complaints about Monte Carlo were taken seriously, as they now stay in Cannes instead, with an excursion offered to Monte Carlo.