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There's a Tauck style of traveling for everyone, including small ship cruising, river cruising, land journeys, escorted private or small groups. You're sure to find the style of travel that's best for you! Whether your needs are for a large group, a small private group, just family, or somewhere in between, Tauck offers the flexibility to create the journey the way you want. 

Like all Tauck trips, their small group travel tours unfold seamlessly because of their 95+ years’ experience guiding trips around the world. You’ll enjoy insider access and unique experiences. You’ll see the world’s highlights at the best times of day and go off the beaten path to discover the hidden gems. Tauck Directors, the industry’s best 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.


 

Sample Land Itineraries

 

UNITED STATES

Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 10.47.20 AMCowboy Country (8 Days)

Destinations: Jackson, Rapid City, Grand Teton National Park, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Yellowstone National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial

Hit the trail for a true Western adventure…the ultimate family trip to Wyoming and South Dakota. Experience life on the ranch… whoop it up at a rodeo… explore treasures of the National Park Service… and learn the stories of the people who shaped the Wild, Wild West.

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK: A peek into the story of the Mormon Row Historic District inside Grand Teton National Park and the effort to preserve its historic structures, supported by Tauck

 TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES 

  • Gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and drivers
  • A cowboy-sized helping of Wyoming ranch life – with a cookhouse lunch, horseback ride, horse whisperer and roping demonstration at the T-A Guest Ranch
  • A campfire and overnight at the Ranch at Ucross
  • Visits to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 10.56.07 AMSouthern Charms (8 Days)

An unforgettable trip through coastal South Carolina and Georgia, places reminiscent of long-ago days of gracious Southern living... a rarefied world of plantations, 19th-century mansions, magnolias and live oaks hung with Spanish moss...

Explore National Historic Landmark Districts in Savannah, Charleston, and Beaufort... visit Fort Pulaski... stay beachfront at Hilton Head Island... stroll through the gardens of Middleton Place... discover Savannah's beloved Madeira traditions on an exclusive private evening... a hands-on culinary demonstration focusing on dishes representing the unique cuisine of the coastal Low Country region... tour the islands off Beaufort, South Carolina... take a private cruise in Charleston Harbor... celebrate 300 years of history in Beaufort... and more. Tauck's Southern Charms journey is as refreshing as a cool glass of sweet tea!

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Insider stories about the Civil War during filmed narratives by filmmaker Ken Burns

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - A taste of Savannah’s beloved Madeira traditions at the Federal-style Davenport House Museum

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Tour the Sea Islands off Beaufort, South Carolina

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES:

  • Dinner at 45 Bistro in Savannah’s oldest hotel, The Marshall House
  • Visit to Savannah's Massie Heritage Center plus culinary demonstration and lunch featuring Low Country cuisine

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EUROPE

Classic Italy (14 Days)

Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 11.02.04 AMThink of Italy and a host of images comes to mind... the glories of Rome, taking shape in the now silent roars of the Colosseum, priceless works of art by Michelangelo and other famed Italian artists whose masterpieces eternally evoke awe in Europe's greatest museums...

Discover bella Italia on one of Tauck's most popular journeys, in scenic Tuscan hill towns, centuries-old cities and countryside villages, and along the Amalfi Coast.  In the treasures of Florence, coloring an era of enlightenment with a rich palette of paintings and architecture by Renaissance luminaries like da Vinci, Botticelli and Brunelleschi... along saltwater roads in Venice lined with magnificent palaces frozen in time. 

In sun-dappled Tuscan villages, medieval icons reigning over vineyard-draped landscapes that produce wines and foods that are regionally inspired, locally flavored and ultimately delizioso... and on an after-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel for an extraordinary look at ageless masterpieces – without the crowds – during a three-night stay in the Eternal City.

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS – Encounter spectacular scenery around every bend on a drive along the celebrated Amalfi Coast – the perfect blending of earth, sea and sky

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – After-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, without the crowds – see the Vatican treasures at your own pace

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES:

  • A wine tasting from local vineyards in Umbria, where you'll also discover the secrets of making Perugia's famous chocolate
  • An in-depth briefing by an art historian before a walking tour of Florence
  • Guided visit through the famed Galleria dell'Accademia, the oldest art school in Europe

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Romantic Germany (14 Days)

Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 11.09.30 AMJourney along the scenic "Yellow Roads" – such as the scenic Black Forest High Road and the fabled "Romantic Road" – through fairy-tale forests and past medieval castles... where timeless tales are told in storied towns such as Heidelberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden, Rothenburg and Berlin... explore the compelling history, varied landscapes and diverse cultural traditions personifying Germany today. And in 2022, we include Bavaria's once-in-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play.

Take a private cruise on the Rhine; dine at a romantic Black Forest pudelstein hut; take a private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden's Royal Palace, and enjoy special dinner atop the historic German Parliament building (Reichstag). Attend a cooking demonstration – or take a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum; enjoy a sparkling wine and lunch featuring "horseless carriages," a choice of visits to select Berlin museums and more. From the Rhine River valley to the mountains of Bavaria, there is something exciting every day of this in-depth two-week trip that immerses you in Romantic Germany.

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  • Wine lunch, transported in style via old-timer Aaglander "horseless carriages" – the same ones used during the 2018 German Royal wedding
  • Special farewell reception in Berlin at a chic restaurant atop the German Bundestag, the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, overlooking the city
  • Dinner at a romantic “pudelstein” hut in the heart of the Black Forest
  • A private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden’s Royal Palace

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Sample Small Ship Cruising Itineraries

Treasures of the Mediterranean Isles (12 Days)

Tauck Treasures of the MediterraneanCruise on a brand new small ship to the islands of Corsica, Sicily, Elba, Sardinia, and Malta, on a 12-day odyssey to medieval towns and baroque cities – including Catania, Noto, Valletta, Siracusa, Cagliari, and Taormina – where Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians have all left their mark. Discover ancient ruins and ornate cathedrals, palaces, monasteries, hidden gardens, coastal villages, and outstanding wineries. Admire the view from Napoleon's hillside villa in Portoferraio; immerse in the breathtaking panoramas at the top of Mount Etna; explore Bonifacio, a labyrinthine citadel perched on sea-cliffs above the dramatic Corsican coast; lose yourself in the rich Baroque art of Sicily, the intimate classical charm of Ortigia, and the charming village of Aix-en-Provence.

You will also spend two nights on land, in luxury hotels in Marseilles and the island of Malta. Local guides and expert lecturers offer insights along the way, and your ship is designed to access small harbors and remote destinations where large ships can’t go,

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  • Explore the Corsican citadel of Bonifacio, perched on soaring sea-cliffs, with its medieval fortress, maze of streets, churches, mausoleums, and unique history
  • Visit the prehistoric temple complex at Hagar Qim on Malta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site older than Stonehenge
  • Discover Ortigia, a small island-city within the city of Siracusa – a romantic enclave of ancient temples and baroque architecture
  • Explore the summit of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano, with an experienced mountaineer-guide, and savor some of the most dramatic panoramic views of Sicily and the Mediterranean

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  • Visit the waterfront Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille, chronicling centuries of Mediterranean cultural influences in Europe
  • Private Tauck Shore Excursions – $2,912 value!
  • Enjoy exclusive visits to private villas and art collections in Palermo, drinks and canapes included

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Venice & the Dalmation Coast (10 Days)

Venice and Dalmation Coast TauckWalk to places immortalized with local color, sip and savor wines masterfully crafted, toast traditions and tales fondly shared, and become part of the stories, past and present, that make your vacation memories last lifetimes. Guided visits and shore excursions choices include revered UNESCO World Heritage sites as you cruise between Venice, the Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro. Discover the architectural masterpiece that is Venice, the Gothic Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Sibenik, the ancient Roman Palace of Diocletian in Split, the walled city of Dubrovnik, renowned for its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monasteries, palaces, fountains, and churches, the stunning harbor town of Kotor, and the lavender-scented island of Hvar.

Le Lyrial, perfectly sized and ideally suited for island exploration where the bigger ships can’t go, charts a course for destinations of scenic serenity like the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, where private shore excursions reveal maritime treasures and seaside settlements worthy of leisurely discovery. Two nights at a premier hotel in Venice bring the aura of daily life amidst architectural masterpieces, ancient squares and the ever-present lacework of canals.

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  • In-depth shore excursion choices including visits to revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Venice, Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Kotor, Stari Grad Plain and Split

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff and local guides
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the yacht Le Lyrial
  • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,270
  • Choice of all-included shore excursions most days
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River Cruising 

Heart of the Danube: Budapest to Bavaria (8 Days)

Tauck Danube Budapest to BavariaWhen your road is the Danube, it’s enchanting... Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany are linked by peaceful river landscapes dotted with storybook castles and romantic villages surrounded by stone terraced vineyards, where making world-class wines – and tasting them! – is an art.

A wonderfully preserved medieval castle and town in the Czech Carpathian mountains are as awe-inspiring as the palaces and museums of Imperial Vienna. As you cruise from port to port, explore the cobblestone streets and market squares in the Old Towns of Bratislava, Cesky Krumlov, Grein, Passau, and Regensburg, each offering unexpected cultural treasures and culinary pleasures around every bend. And the pièce de résistance – a Tauck Exclusive gala evening with music and dancing at a private palace conjures up elegant Old World Europe just for Tauck guests!

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - An Imperial Evening at a private Vienna palace with dinner and classical performers
  • Wine-tasting event at the village of Weissenkirchen, in Austrian wine country

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  • All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Directors
  • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions – $1,554 Value
  • Choice of sightseeing in Passau or medieval Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic
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Impressions from the Seine: Paris to Normandy

Unique experiences include a Tauck Exclusive evening at Château du Taillis, a palatial private residence in Normandy, where guests will enjoy a reception, dinner, music, and a tour of the château’s small museum of World War II artifacts; and a private early-opening guided visit to the home and gardens of the painter Claude Monet at Giverny, where he painted many masterpieces, followed by free time to explore the nearby Impressionist Museum as you please; and in Paris, a choice of activities including a visit to Père Lachaise Cemetery, known for its ornate tombs and notable “residents” linked to Parisian history, like Marcel Proust, Frederic Chopin, and Edith Piaf, and a choice of museum visit.

Highlights include Versailles, for guided visit inside Louis XIV’s magnificent palace and gardens at Château de Versailles; Rouen, where a walking tour includes visits to Cathédrale de Rouen and Joan of Arc Square with a local guide; the D-Day Beaches of Normandy, with guided visits to Pont du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and the American Cemetery along with lunch at the Omaha Beach Club; Les Andelys for a guided walking tour and a visit to Château Gaillard; and Tilly, for cider and Calvados tastings and a Normandy farm tour.

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  •  TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Dinner at 16th-century Château du Taillis in Duclair
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private visit to the Musée du Louvre

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  •  All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
  • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $1,560
  • Choice of sightseeing including visits to the Opéra Garnier, a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, or a visit to Père Lachaise cemetery
  • A locally guided walking tour of historic Rouen, including the Cathedral painted by Monet more than 30 times and Joan of Arc Square
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If the above sample itineraries aren't exactly what you're looking for - no worries! Tauck has a seemingly endless variety of destinations and trips around the world. 

Itinerary

Please work with one of our travel advisors to put together your itinerary by submitting a TRIP REQUEST below.

About Tauck

Tauck has been named to Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” list for 23 consecutive years. Their exclusive access, provided by their longstanding relationships with supplier partners around the globe, helps to create journeys that are unforgettable, that astonish you with the unexpected while exploring all 7 continents in over 100 destinations and 70+ countries. Intimate, authentic travel experiences truly connect you more deeply with the destinations you explore. See the world beyond ordinary as Tauck continues to add new destinations and ways to experience this amazing planet we live on.

Travel Insurance

Once you've planned your trip, protect your vacation dollars and travel experience with travel insurance from Travel Insured International trip protection plans and/or MedjetAssist.

Travel Insured International® Travel Insurance

For more than 20 years, Travel Insured International has led with a passion that is based on a “do it better, do it smarter” mentality. They take pride in their mission, which built upon trust, innovation, and treating each and every customer like they are part of the family. As a principal provider of travel insurance, Travel Insured International helps our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem.

As a leading travel insurance provider, their goal is to help each individual travel confidently. They aim to keep their customers informed every step of the way, and most importantly to be there to help when things go wrong.

Whether it's business related, a long awaited cruise vacation, or a trip back home to see family and friends, traveling with a protection plan helps you relax and enjoy your travel experience to the fullest.

CLICK HERE to buy Travel Insured International Travel Insurance online now or talk to one of our travel advisors about adding Travel Insured International Travel Insurance to your vacation!

MedjetAssist

MedjetAssist is the premier global air-medical transport membership program in the U.S. As a member, if you are hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will arrange comprenhensive medical transportation to the hospital of your choice, not just the nearest adequate facility. Peace of mind every time you travel!

Domestic air-medical transports average $25,000 and internationally, it can exceed $100,000 but not with the protection of Medjet. Annual memberships are only $260 for an individual or $395 for a family, and Short-Term membersgips start as low as $99. Multi-year, Corporate and Group memberships are also available.

The MedjetAssist Difference

  • Air-Medical transport is to the member's hospital of choice, including home hospital.
  • No "medical necessity" - Neither the attending physician nor the capability of the existing facility determines the merit of a transport.
  • No healtth questions for those under the age of 75. Diamond applications are available for individuals ages 75 to 85. Applications must be approved prior to departure.
  • For individuals age 85 and up, Platinum memberships are available. This program is available to AARP members only and protects the member while they travel internationally. A Platinum membership application is required and must be approved prior to departure.
  • No adventure travel exclusions; No natural disaster exclusions; No terrorism exclusions.
  • No dollar limits on evacuations; No deductibles; No co-pays; No claim forms.
  • Domestic as well as international protection.

MedJet Q&A:

Q: What would happen if you became hospitalized because of illness or injury during your next trip? How would you manage getting back to your home hospital or another hospital of your choice… close to your family, trusted physicians, and in-network insurance?

A: With Medjet it would be easy because you would have the peace of mind knowing you have an unsurpassed team of professionals that would arrange for an air-medical transport back to the hospital of your choice, regardless of medical necessity. All you pay is your membership fee for this comprehensive protection.

Terms & Conditions

*See your travel advisor for the individual terms and conditions for the vacation package of your choosing.