Tauck’s ms Savor: Danube Reflections, Day Seven, Wachau Valley, A Guest Pedals Along With Me

Peter and I cycling 70 kilometers today. © 2015 Ralph Grizzle

“There are two kinds of people. One kind, you can just tell by looking at them at what point they congealed into their final selves. It might be a very nice self, but you know you can expect no more suprises from it. Whereas, the other kind keep moving, changing … They are fluid. They […]

Tauck’s ms Savor: Danube Reflections, Day Six, Cesky Krumlov, Picture Perfect

Tauck treated us to a private lunch at the Winter Riding School at Krumlov Castle. © 2015 Ralph Grizzle

Following yesterday’s long bike ride from Passau to Linz, I was glad to have 90 minutes in the bus to reach Cesky Krumlov. As we traveled out of Linz, through the Austrian countryside, across the border into the Czech Republic, we were fortunate to have an extremely knowledgeable guide who lived in Cesky Krumlov and […]

Tauck’s ms Savor: Danube Reflections, Day Five, Passau To Linz, By Bike

ms Savor, Linz

Take a moment to lick the screen if you so desire. Those chocolates taste as good as they look. The “Old Passau Gold Dome Chocolates” are made in Passau by Simon Confiserie. Covered in light and dark chocolate, then sprinkled with specks of 23-carat gold leaf, these works of art are made with apricots and Nußtrüffel with a “tail” […]

Tauck’s ms Savor: Danube Reflections, Day Four, Regensburg & Nuremberg, But Not For Me

Passau at night

I’m a few days behind on my Live Voyage Reports. There is a simple explanation. I’m enjoying the trip. The following report is from Day Four of my journey on Tauck’s 12-day Danube Reflections itinerary from Prague to Vienna.  I’m only four days into a 12-day trip with Tauck, yet I’ve observed a few points that […]

Tauck’s ms Savor: Danube Reflections, Day Three, Prague & A Diversion, Plus, My Loft Stateroom In Video


Some news today. We would not be going to Regensburg as planned. Following our morning tour of Prague and lunch, we were supposed to board motorcoaches at 1:30 p.m. for our transfer to Regensburg, a little less than four hours away. Low water, however, made embarking ms Savor in Regensburg risky. Our ship could be […]