Traveling with Tauck gives you the opportunity to explore the world’s treasures, discover extraordinary people and cultures, and collect life-changing memories. Tauck offers more than 100 fully guided journeys in more than 70 countries on seven continents. Hosting travelers since 1925, Tauck is committed to providing a superior experience and a high level of customer satisfaction—the company’s many loyal, repeat guests are testimony to that.
Tauck trips are seamless and all-inclusive, with every detail taken care of so guests can enjoy exclusive, remarkable moments. Relax in well-located, highly rated lodgings including landmark city-center hotels, lodges inside national parks, onboard well-appointed riverboats and small ships, at castles and spa resorts, boutique hotels and manor houses, and luxury safari lodges. Enjoy authentic cuisine in every destination— lunch at a family ranch in France, a New England lobster clambake, a Spanish feast in a medieval castle, a Bedouin-style dinner in Petra, and making pasta with a chef in Tuscany. Handpicked local guides and experts provide an insider’s look at daily life around the globe. Meet and hear firsthand insight from winemakers and farmers to Irish step dancers, Vincent van Gogh scholars, Austrian ski jumpers, rugged naturalists, horse whisperers, artists, and government attachés.
Exclusive and special experiences are an added benefit of touring with Tauck. Visit the Louvre Museum after hours without crowds, go flightseeing over Denali National Park, talk with a jockey at Churchill Downs, spot wildlife from a hot air balloon in Kenya, spend time with noted authors, insiders, and nobility in their palaces, go on American Journeys co-crafted with filmmaker Ken Burns and discover nature’s secrets on Earth Journeys with exclusive BBC Earth touches.
When you travel with Tauck have confidence in knowing that Tauck Directors average 10 years of service with the company and are knowledgeable, caring professionals and problem solvers who handle every detail so you can make every moment of your vacation count. Each member of Tauck’s field staff has been trained in enhanced protocols and safety guidelines and will participate in a personal health screening before engaging with guests. Tauck’s Guest and Cruise Protection Plans provide important benefits before your trip and while you are travelling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services.
Continue reading for more detail information on the wide range of Tauck’s global destinations and tours.
Tauck’s land tours span the four corners of the earth and connect people to places worldwide, offering guided sightseeing adventures overflowing with educational and enjoyable cultural explorations in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Appreciate unique encounters on and off the beaten path, exclusive after-hours and pre-opening visits to iconic landmarks, local cuisine, insider perspectives from local experts who share their life stories, and premier hotel stays. Every trip is a perfectly choreographed series of moments that together reveal the heart and soul of the places explored.
Tauck also offers an extensive selection of fully guided, seamlessly orchestrated Exotic Land Journeys to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. These life-changing adventures truly embrace the spirit of travel and frequently feature select small-group departures of less than 24 guests to create a more intimate and personal experience. Float above Kenya’s vast Masai Mara game reserve aboard a hot air balloon followed by a champagne breakfast in the African bush. Immerse yourself in rich, centuries-old cultural traditions, as you walk in the footsteps of the Incas and Conquistadors in Latin America. Travel to Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco and come face to face with timeless traditions, antiquities, architectural treasures and rich cultural legacies where past meets present. Tauck’s Exotic Land Journeys are sure to check off destinations on your bucket-list.
Tauck’s USA land tours are endless! With a blend of vibrant cities, breathtaking landscapes, relaxing beaches, and plentiful National Parks, exciting destinations are waiting to be explored from coast to coast. Take the family on a California adventure, visiting San Francisco, the Monterey Peninsula and Yosemite National Park. Venture deep into the heart of six great National Parks of the American Southwest—Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyon—for stays at sought-after historic lodges right inside the parks. Discover the nation’s economic expansion, industrial growth and the defining themes that shaped the American experience with historical visits to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Williamsburg and Washington, DC. Tauck has partnered with filmmaker Ken Burns, America’s premier storyteller, for more than ten years to develop exclusive tours and special events centered on the themes of many of his acclaimed documentary films. What hidden U.S. gems can Tauck entice you to visit?
Enjoy the sights and sounds of this USA/Canadian tour, stretching from Seattle to the San Juan Islands and beyond. Taste your way through Seattle’s culinary soul, fancy a tea at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, and fly aboard a floatplane into Vancouver’s Coal Harbor. Orcas may breach near your private cruise. An unforgettable treetop adventure awaits above the canopy of a British Columbia river gorge. With handpicked and one-off excursions, the Pacific Northwest awaits.
Bluegrass & Blue Ridges: Louisville to Nashville
This trip celebrates cultural heritage and natural beauty in three popular Appalachian Mountain states. With several exclusive events, one does not want to miss the Bluegrass & Blue Ridges tour. While in Kentucky, meet a professional jockey at Churchill Downs, then dine at a private ‘Bluegrass’ event at a mansion in Lexington. Sip on bourbon and taste the culinary delights in North Carolina. In Tennessee, catch a country music performance at the Grand Ole Opry and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. All of your senses will be delighted.
Tauck’s Asia land tours can be defined as a traveler’s dream—there is never a lack of sights and sensations for the eyes or the imagination. The vast continent of Asia offers an incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures and experiences to explore from some of the world’s oldest civilizations to architecturally modern cities. Asian land journeys include China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. Here is your opportunity to engage with extraordinary people in an extraordinarily uncommon world.
Essence of Japan
This 13-day trip, steeped in history, has you staying at premier hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, and even at a hot springs resort & spa in Matsumoto. Marvel at traditional arts, tranquil gardens and revered customs such as a private tea ceremony, sumo wrestling, and Kagura dancing. Admire glittering skyscrapers in Tokyo, wander the streets with a local Geisha in Kyoto, and unwind in the hot springs in Hakone. Immortalize the memory of your trip with a private cruise where you can sip sake on Lake Ashi beneath Mt. Fuji. Your trek to Japan will be nothing but inspirational and innovative.
Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali
Past, present, and future come together on this 14-day tour through Singapore and Indonesia. Stroll through ancient kingdoms in Java, see dragons of yore on the Komodo Islands, and discover bejeweled temples in Borobudur. A Tauck exclusive consists of an overnight stay in Yogyakarta with dinner and a ballet show at the Prambanan Temple. A notable mention is a visit to the Sultan’s Palace! Send a kite high into the sky in Bali’s Jimbaran Bay. Beauty and blessings will indeed be yours.
Australia and New Zealand
Tauck’s “down under” land tours offer rich experiences that include the desert Outback, tropical rainforests, colorful coral reefs, and more. It’s only a short flight from Australia’s wildly diverse landscapes, cultures, and cosmopolitan cities to New Zealand’s awe-inspiring volcanic islands, geysers, and mystical fjords. Comprehensive trips combine both destinations and include Melbourne, Uluru Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney, then a hop across the Tasman Sea to Wellington, Fjordlands, and Auckland. Or choose to explore New Zealand’s wonders by small ship first followed by a flight to Australia for a walk on the wild side.
Grand Australia & New Zealand
A deliciously fresh cup of coffee awaits in Melbourne as you start this 20-day journey through Australia and New Zealand. Your expedition offers the chance to watch an amazing sunset at Uluru, drive through the Outback and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to glide over the rainforest canopy. Enjoy encounters with koalas, kangaroos and even crocodiles. Let your taste buds savor all of the culinary delights Sydney has to offer on a multicultural foodie tour and of course, no trip is complete without visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House.
In New Zealand, start in Wellington, the country’s waterfront capital. Next on the itinerary is Blenheim on South Island where you will stay in the heart of wine country and cruise Marlborough Sound. Delight in a Tauck exclusive event, a 3-course ‘Dinner with the Warbirds,’ at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Center. Take in the beauty of the sheer cliffs, waterfalls and glacier-hewn inlets of Milford Sound. Your Queenstown visit will get your adrenaline pumping with a high-speed jet boat ride through the rapids followed by a helicopter ride. Visit the Auckland Museum for a traditional Maori cultural presentation and cap off your vacation with a farewell reception at The Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbor.
Tauck’s Themed Tours let you see the world beyond the ordinary to truly experience the amazing world we live in. Here are a few highlights.
Tauck’s relationship with our great national park system offers unparalleled access to the natural wonders of our country. Hike Acadia National Park, Yellowstone National Park or the Grand Canyon with fewer crowds and more must-see opportunities. Stay at inside-the-park hotels with all the details taken care of by a team of experts. All you have to do is show up and be ready to explore!
Tauck offers eight remarkable safaris that include legendary game reserves and opportunities to witness the ‘Big Five.’ Discover the Serengeti, uncover the secrets within the Great Rift Valley, and witness the circle of life unfolding all around you. From Kenya to Tanzania and Botswana to Zambia – an African Safari is sure to be eye-opening and memorable.
This once-in-a-decade re-creation of Jesus Christ’s final days on Earth is an event you cannot miss. The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 has been moved to 2022 due to the pandemic. Trek via land or river to the quaint village of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps to witness the power and pageantry of this limited-edition event. This unique and moving performance is a spectacle for the ages.
European River Cruises
Tauck’s award-winning European river cruises go far beyond the riverboat you’re aboard or the landmarks you’ll visit. Whether you’re sailing on the Rhine or the Danube, the Douro, the Rhône, Seine, Maas or Moselle, the magic of a Tauck river cruise is all about the intimate ambiance, personalized service, off-the-beaten path discoveries, and special insider access to local cultural traditions. Every Tauck river cruise features carefully crafted shore excursions as well as exclusive events including gala dinners in private palaces and castles, wine tastings at private vineyards, exclusive music and dance performances, and presentations by noted local experts, culinary artisans, and historians in museums and workshops.
The fleet of custom crafted Tauck riverboats is truly inspired by each destination, offering guests immersive, innovative and authentic travel experiences as they cruise Europe’s great rivers and waterways in the utmost of spaciousness and contemporary design. A Tauck river cruise promises memories that linger long after you return home.
The Blue Danube
Explore five European countries, visit centuries-old medieval castles and Gothic cathedrals, take locally guided sightseeing tours and spend special evenings in two private palaces when you embark on this 12-day journey from Prague to Budapest. Cruise on the Danube for seven nights and spend two nights each at centrally located hotels in Prague and Budapest. Tauck exclusives include a private dinner at Lobkowicz Palace in Prague, as well as an evening of Imperial entertainment at a private Vienna palace featuring a gala dinner and Viennese performers. Along the “river of kings” glide past charming riverside villages and lush Wachau valley vineyards while enjoying the music of Mozart. Admire the Imperial treasures of the Habsburgs, wander atop Budapest’s Castle Hill and wander through Vienna’s Hofburg or Schönbrunn Palace. It’s a Blue Danube cruise to remember!
Exploring the Douro, plus Lisbon and Madrid
This enchanting 12-day voyage through one of the oldest and most beautiful wine regions in the world includes a culturally rich 7-night riverboat cruise along the Douro River aboard Tauck’s new riverboat custom-designed for cruising Portugal’s “river of gold.” Spend two nights each in Madrid, Spain’s bigger-than-life capital, with its bar culture and bevy of baroque and belle époque architecture, and in Lisbon, gateway to the “New World,” enticing with palaces aplenty and azulejos chronicling life from Moorish times to the present day. In addition to a Tauck exclusive tour and private dinner at Queluz National Palace in Lisbon guests have a choice of excursions that include active hikes, a port cocktail-making class, wine caves, bicycle rides and more. Also on the agenda are in-depth explorations of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain and Portugal, private wine tastings in quintas along the Douro River and tours of Porto, Salamanca, Coimbra and Guimarães. The Douro will steal your heart!
Small Ship Cruising
Immerse yourself in a voyage of discovery unlike any other on a Tauck small ship cruise. Smaller ships mean bigger experiences. Sail to some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing ports of call as you seek out hidden harbors and island getaways where big ships don’t go. Dock in places where you can get lost in the moment and not in a crowd.
Tauck’s small ships cater to the individual, with an emphasis on personalized service, special touches and comfort Intimate spaces invite conversation or quiet contemplation. While at sea, sit in on a lecture or take to the bridge for a unique navigation experience. In the evening meet new friends at the bar for a cocktail and enjoy live entertainment. Whether you’re inside your cabin or out on the deck, ocean views beckon with adventures yet to come as you explore incredible places like Iceland, Peru and the Galapagos Islands, the Baltic Sea, Venice and the Dalmatian coasts, Mediterranean Isles, Aegean Sea, Norwegian Fjords, coastal Portugal and Spain, the land of the rising sun Japan, Alaska’s Inside Passage and even Antarctica!
Legendary Scottish Isles: Edinburgh, Isle of Lewis, Glasgow, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Isle of Skye
Tauck’s 11-day Scottish Isles journey includes a 7-night cruise aboard the luxury small ship Le Jacques Cartier, plus a choice of five-star hotel stays in Glasgow and Edinburgh. While on ship, indulge in the finest wines, paired with authentic French cuisine and delectable local fare. Cruise to the celebrated Orkney and Shetland Islands as well as the more remote isles of Mull, Skye and Lewis, where you can take part in wildlife safaris. Visit eclectic Edinburgh, learn about the traditions of Scottish music and dance, and take in the incredible scenery of the Highlands. A private early-opening visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse awaits. On the Orkney Mainland, enjoy a visit to Marwick Head Nature Reserve.
Bridges Family Travel
Tauck Bridges Family trips are designed to inspire a sense of wonder while enriching the understanding of the wonderful world we live in. Tauck believes travel should be life-changing, eye-opening, exciting, and engaging for kids, teens, parents, and grandparents alike. Whether you are on a land journey, river cruise, or small ship cruise, Tauck takes care of every detail so you can share adventures and connect with each other through the magic of travel on an incredible family expedition. At a time when every moment counts, Tauck Bridges vacations create memories that last forever, offering tours on five continents, with a choice of 12 land tours and seven river cruise and small ship voyages.
The Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland
Book a small-ship cruise where exciting shore excursions, family-friendly experiences, and various onboard activities generate a timeless family tradition. Begin in Ecuador, where you can stand on both hemispheres simultaneously and have lunch near a volcanic crater! Then discover the world with your family as you set sail on an expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the Santa Cruz II. Local experts will guide you on private shore excursions where you can photograph spectacular wildlife such as the “Big 15,” snorkel under the sea and swim with sea lions. These enchanted islands are overflowing with unique ecosystems and incredible views. A vacation to the Galápagos will surely get the whole family excited about traveling!
Perhaps a delightful trip to “irresistibly Irish” Ireland will tempt the family. This fun family journey only scratches the surface of what Ireland has to offer. Explore Dublin in a World War II amphibious vehicle while immersing yourself in its rich history. Visit one of the world’s natural wonders, the Cliffs of Moher, in between learning how to Irish Step Dance, making traditional pottery, or creating your own Celtic jewelry. Treat your tastebuds to a cooking class at one of Ireland’s world-famous cooking schools and pretend to be royalty while at Bunratty Castle. Tauck has selected hotel accommodations that exude a stylish ambiance– think castles and great locations with comfort, service, and convenience; and better yet…most have great swimming pools!
Small Group Journeys
Averaging just 24 guests, choose from 85+ Tauck small group trips around the world, including safaris. The art of going small offers a deeper connection to a destination allowing for more time in each place with more opportunities to connect and engage on a deeper level. Lower guide-to-guest ratio means more personalized service, authentic experiences on and off the beaten path, exclusive access, insider access, premium hotel stays, and local cuisines. Tauck tour directors will accompany you on your journey from start to finish, taking care of the details and making sure you have the time of your life, fostering fellowship and long-lasting friendships with like-minded travelers.
Private Departures: Perfect for Friends and Family
A private departure on one of Tauck’s iconic land journeys offers you the unique opportunity to explore with just your favorite group of people, hosted by your own dedicated Tauck Director. Traveling in a “bubble” with your hand-selected group of close friends and family is a wonderful way to share the world and enjoy the exclusivity of a private tour. Pricing depends on the size of your party—based on the number of travelers, a supplement will be added to the base rate of a small group departure.
Traveling Solo Doesn’t Have to Mean Traveling Alone
With Tauck, traveling solo doesn’t mean voyaging alone— it means the camaraderie of sharing special experiences with people who have similar interests that create a lifetime of memories. Solo travelers have an additional incentive of special savings on all European river cruises and on select land tours.