DESTINATION:
INDIA and BHUTAN

 For past Tauck guests only, we're offering a Gift of Time of one FREE hotel night at Tauck's hotel.

NEW for 2019! Discover the cultures of India’s Golden Triangle from Delhi to Agra, Jaipur, and Udaipur, followed by a flight over the Himalayas to Bhutan for six nights in a spectacular mountain kingdom where life is officially measured by a Gross National Happiness Index! Unique experiences include your choice of a hike to Bhutan’s Tiger’s Nest Monastery or exploration of Tiger’s Nest base and Paro Dzong; visits with residents of a Bhutanese nunnery and local farmers in Punakha; and in Varanasi, a boat ride along the River Ganges to witness the spiritual “putting the river to sleep” and sunrise ceremonies. Enjoy multiple-night stays at three hotels ranked among the 15 “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure – The Oberoi Udaivilas; The Oberoi Rajvilas; and The Oberoi Amarvilas (with unparalleled views of the Taj Mahal); and stay at Punakha Lodge, Amankora incorporating a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse with views across an orange orchard and rice terraces. In New Delhi, visit Qutb Minar Victory Tower, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gandhi Smriti Museum, and see the Secretariat buildings, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, and India Gate; and the mansions, temples, mosques, and rickshaws of walled Old Delhi. A trip to Varanasi includes a visit to Sarnath, site of Buddha’s first sermon, and the National Museum. Agra brings sunrise at the Taj Mahal and a guided tour, plus a visit to Agra Fort. in Jaipur, visit Amber Fort and enjoy a “Maharajah Evening” of performances. From Udaipur, cruise Lake Pichola, visit the fountain gardens of Saheliyon Ki Bari and Jagdish Mandir Temple, and take a unique spice and vegetable markets rickshaw tour. Time in Thimphu, Bhutan, includes a lecture on Bhutan’s “Gross National Happiness” philosophy; visits to Buddha Dordenma Temple, Thimpu Dzong, the Royal Textile Academy, and the national arts and crafts school; and a drive to Dochula Pass for Himalayan vistas. In Punakha, tour Punakha Dzong and the crematorium and go on a hanging bridge walk – and in Paro you'll enjoy a demonstration at the Local archery club of Paro and attend a Buddhism lecture and a mask dance.

For past Tauck guests only, we're offering a Gift of Time of one FREE hotel night at Tauck’s selected hotel before or after any 2019 Tauck trip when your trip and hotel are booked in advance by the following book-by dates. 

Itinerary

Please work with your travel advisor to put together your itinerary by submitting a TRIP REQUEST.

About Tauck

Connecting People and Places: Since our first sightseeing excursions on the country roads of New England in 1925 and our private charter flights to Nova Scotia in 1958... to our air / land travels to the American West in the 1960s (an industry first!)... our journeys along the Yellow Roads of Europe... and our award-winning “voluntourism” projects in the national parks, Tauck has pioneered the best ways to discover landmark sights around the world. Today we offer guided sightseeing adventures filled with in-depth cultural exploration in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand... to give our guests a comprehensive, insider look at the places they’ve dreamed of exploring. Whether you choose our A Week In... journeys, pairing city sights with country delights, or a longer trip of 9 – 20 days, you’ll experience more of what you want to travel for in one inclusive, up-front price. Let us handle the cumbersome work of planning and organizing so you can relax and truly enjoy your journey, start to finish!

Travel Insurance

Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance

Once you've planned your trip, protect your vacation dollars and travel experience with travel insurance from Allianz Global Assistance trip protection plans and/or MedjetAssist. Allianz Global Assistance.

Allianz Global Assistance is a world leader in the travel insurance and assistance industry because they really do help people—anytime, anywhere. As a principal provider of travel insurance, Allianz helps our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem. Allianz Global Assistance is owned by Allianz SE, the world’s largest diversified insurance company. Thanks to the scale of their parent company, they can provide innovative products with worldwide coverage at a competitive rate.

Over 25 million travelers depend on Allianz every year to protect them while they’re away from home—and they take that role very seriously. That’s why they're dedicated to give our customers the help they need and the assistance benefits they deserve.

CLICK HERE to buy Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance online now or talk to one of our travel advisors about adding Allianz Global Assistance 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

*As a reference, please find the following guide to our 2019 Gift of Time expiration dates to book your trip and hotel (deposit required at time of booking). Please note that at this time not all 2019 trips are finalized and available to book with prices, so keep an eye out for their launch announcement in your Tauck enewsletter – and check back with us at tauck.com throughout the year (certain other restrictions apply to Gift of Time, ask at booking for full details):

- Exotics land trips

- Gift of Time of one FREE hotel night for past Tauck guests only

- Hotel and Exotics trip must be booked by September 28, 2018

 - Deposit must be paid at time of booking