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Tauck believe that on their luxury coach tours, small group journeys, river cruises and small ship cruises you should never settle for ordinary. Tauck are all about taking you to explore the world’s treasures….discover people and cultures you may not have known existed…and experience extraordinary, life-changing moments.
AGE RANGE: 3-99 Years
BUDGET: Premium & Luxury
  12 Reviews (4.6/5)

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Tauck Bridges Family Travel
Bridges Family Travel

Fantastic range of exciting family holidays filled with unforgettable sights and activities that are fun for everyone.

Tauck Small Group Journeys
Small Group Journeys

Tauck's Culturious small group tours are all about discovering local culture, venturing off the beaten path & meeting the locals.

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AVG. RATING 4.6 / 5
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Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna and Prague   2 , Korea, May 2023
The poor weather (rain, cold and wind) was a distraction throughout the tour which, unfortunately, had a negative effect on many of the venues. It made the tour guides jobs particularly difficult. Not Tauck's problem but, nonetheless, it was unfortunate as it negatively impacted the tour. When we booked this tour, we compared it to another Tauck Eastern ...read more European tour referred to as a Jewish Heritage Tour. As we are are not of Jewish faith, we felt that this tour would not be meaningful to us. In hindsight, we are not sure that the tour we chose would have been much different from the Jewish Heritage Tour. Most of the members in our tour group were in fact Jewish and the focus of the tour definitely was on the Jewish faith and the Holocaust. I would like to suggest that Tauck make more of an effort to differentiate between these two tours. There is much to consider in an Eastern European tour that does not focus so highly on the Jewish heritage.

On a very positive note, the local tour guides were excellent, very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. Our Tauck Tour Guide was also excellent with extensive experience in Eastern Europe. One final negative comment, unfortunately. Even though we realize that Tauck does not make hotel room assignments, we feel that they can do a much better job of influencing the hotels on our stay to provide rooms that are more comparable to the cost of our tour. We have not once during our Tauck tours been assigned a hotel room with a view of anything but rooftops of adjacent buildings or a view of another section of the hotel itself. That's not what we feel we deserve for the money we pay for these tours. On a closing note, we are booked on our next Tauck tour to Portugal in October and plan to book a follow-on Tauck tour to New Zealand on 2024.
Tauck Grand Alaska tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
Denali was spectacular and thoroughly enjoyed the plane ride up over Denali. The trip into the park was also great and we did see some bears and Dall sheep way off into the distance. The Lodges were all Princess Lodges and were very crowded. Quite a number of us caught COVID so didn't make the cruise which was very disappointing but enjoyed what we ...read more did see.
Tauck Capital Cities Plus Niagara Falls   2 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We had a great Tour Director and everything was well organised. She gave very informative information on the places we were visiting and had a great sense of humour. The accommodations were fabulous and there was a great group of people on the tour.
Best of Ireland   0 , Korea, Jun 2022
Overall, a wonderful experience. We must start with kudos to both Jemma and Hannah for all the support, help and advice you gave us throughout the booking process. Yes, we will book with you again and are now looking at Tauck tours to Australia, New Zealand and or Tasmania in 2023.

Our tour to Ireland was number one on our Bucket List and we were ...read more not disappointed. Vincent, our tour guide was a treasure of information on Ireland's history and overall knowledge of the political, economic and societal struggles that have plagued Ireland's history. Also, his knowledge of each of the sites we visited on tour was extraordinary. He truly deserves to be a "Keeper" for Tauck.

There are, however, two recommendations for consideration that would change our overall rating to five stars instead of four. First, the Westin Dublin was not what we expected of our accommodations. It was below the standard of other Westin hotels we have used over the years. Unfortunately, we had complaints that we registered with our tour guide and the hotel management. Compared with all other hotels we stayed in during our tour, the Westin was at the very bottom.

Secondly, the amount of time we spent on the limousine bus was excessive. We covered a huge amount of The Republic of Ireland's and Northern Ireland's geography and transit times to each destination were often at times too long. Due to the necessity to keep on track with our itinerary, we felt that the amount of time we were allotted at some of our stops was minimized. Again, a wonderful experience that took Bill back to his Irish roots!
River cruising with Tauck from Germany to Vienna   2 , QLD, Australia, Dec 2019
Fantastic company and nice staff on board. We never had to ask for anything... it was all offered on a plate. Very good service and Global Journeys handled the booking and delivered all the required paperwork.
India without any hassle     0 , QLD, Australia, Nov 2019
Our experience was an intriguing and memorable holiday on our Portrait of India tour. From the moment we arrived until we boarded our plane to leave, we didn’t have to worry about a thing as everything was taken care of. The accommodation was superb and we visited some magnificent places and sites along with a couple of real surprises. The Taj Mahal ...read more and Varanasi were highlights along with lunch cooked cooked by a famous local in her home. Our tour guide was very interesting and informative throughout our journey and we would recommend this trip to our friends.
Falling for the fall colours     0 , NSW , Australia, Sep 2019
Jemma was highly professional booking our trip and keeping us informed with a Tauck hotel change. We were fortunate to explore towns that felt like you were on a movie set and experience the colours of autumn and how each of the states we went to had their own uniqueness. Denise, a local to the area, was our tour guide and she had years of experience ...read more as well as knowledge only residents would have. Staying overnight at Mount Washington Resort was a highlight as was the lobster dinner in Maine. Acadia Park was overrun with tourists and cruise ship passengers but I understand they are working on coming up with a solution. Tauck had great accommodation for the most part and meals were excellent. We were blessed with warm temperatures and only 1 day of rain and it certainly gave a great picture of New England overall.
Great overview of Cape Cod area     1 , NSW , Australia, Sep 2019
Another hassle free and highly professional booking with Jemma at Global Journeys. We had a wonderful tour director, Jenee, and driver, Peter, who worked well together and went the extra mile to throw a few extra stops in that weren't on the itinerary. Tauck was chosen as it stayed overnight at Martha's Vineyard and also had a flight to Nantucket from ...read more there which gave a whole new perspective from above. They also offered one night accommodation pre or post tour as part of the package. The accommodation was excellent as were the options to choose meals from menus rather than set dinners. It also left Boston straight away which had more time on Cape Cod and islands, as Boston was very easy to self explore pre and post trips. The pace was leisurely with no early departures, no long drives, and mostly 2 night hotel stays. I am glad we chose this tour company when compared to others.

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Small Ship Cruising & Exotic Land Journeys

Small Ship Cruising & Exotic Land Journeys (2024)

Our unique access and longstanding partnerships in destinations the world over provide you with exclusive experiences that connect you to the heart of the places you explore. You’ll travel with our Tauck Directors and local guides who take every moment...more of your vacation personally and are with you every step of the way. We welcome you to our 2024 portfolio of small ship cruises and exotic journeys across seven continents.
European River Cruising

European River Cruising (2024)

We’re in the business of fulfilling travel dreams, and your river cruise experience begins from the moment you come aboard. Tauck’s custom-built riverboats are designed for fewer passengers and more personal space than comparative, same-sized riverboats....more With a thoughtful use of space throughout, our goal was to provide larger, more spacious cabins, fewer crowds, and more personalized service.
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How You See the World Matters
How You See the World Matters

What started as a New England motor coach tour company 90+ years ago, has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company, with a fourth generation of Taucks now involved.

Today, with six brands and more than 140 trips across seven continents, Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium river cruises, trains, helicopters and more.

Tauck Euopean River Cruising
Tauck Euopean River Cruising

On Tauck's river cruises, you can expect to see the sights a bit differently than you would with anyone else. We explore Europe's great waterways from the Rhine and the Danube to the French Rivers, Rhône and Seine. Tauck's custom-designed river cruise ships are spacious and comfortable, welcoming you to an onboard experience characterized by the Tauck Difference.

All-inclusive river cruises featuring personalised cruising enhanced by those "little Tauck touches;" our intimate, club-like atmosphere onboard, and the uncommon access to exclusive cultural experiences on our included excursions ashore, ensuring experiences as memorable as the places you visit, not simply what other travellers see and do.

Tauck's Land Journeys
Tauck's Land Journeys

Since Taucks first sightseeing excursions on the country roads of New England in 1925 Tauck has pioneered the best ways to discover landmark sights around the world. Today they offer guided sightseeing adventures filled with in-depth cultural exploration in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa...to give their guests a comprehensive, insider look at the places they've dreamed of exploring.

Whether you choose our a short week long journey, 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 Tauck handle the cumbersome work of planning and organising so you can relax and truly enjoy your journey, start to finish!

Tauck Small Ship Cruises
Tauck Small Ship Cruises

The difference in Tauck's small ship cruising lies in the choreography – the combination of personalised cruising with cultural land exploration. From the moment you step ashore, Tauck's 90+ years of expertise on land ensures that on every moment of your shore excursions (all included in the price) count!

Small ship cruising means more personal attention from the captain and the crew – you'll find the on-board atmosphere to be both club-like and comfortable. The pace is more relaxed, the conversations are richer, and the day-to-day experiences are shared with like-minded travellers.

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Tauck: Travel with Peace Of Mind

15 July, 2020

Tauck: Travel with Peace Of Mind

Tauck’s commitment to their guests never wavers – to earn your trust by always doing the right thing. This commitment is more important than ever as we all adapt to living and travelling in the presence of COVID-19. Tauck is 95-years young this year, and their ability to weather many storms...

Small Group Tours with Tauck

24 August, 2018

Small Group Tours with Tauck

Tauck know people choose their tours because they want a deeper, more authentic travel experience and they are drawn to the specialist operator’s small group trips. As with all Tauck experiences, journeys are planned to be seamless and all-inclusive. All the details are taken care of for you...

Memorable Moments with Tauck

31 July, 2018

Memorable Moments with Tauck

Tauck pride themselves on the exclusive partnerships they have with local experts. They open doors to iconic experiences beyond the velvet ropes and after hours in world renowned museums and galleries. So you get up close to great artworks, performances and cultural experiences without the...

Tauck Releases 2019 Small Ship Cruising

30 July, 2018

Tauck Releases 2019 Small Ship Cruising

For 25 years, Tauck has shared a passion for sailing with guests, including signature land sightseeing and longstanding partnerships which have created unforgettable travel experiences in favourite destinations the world over and small ship cruises which rank as some of the most popular...

Tauck Tour & Cruise FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Tauck

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Final tour documentation is sent after final payment is received, and will include additional information about clothing and packing, weather and more, along with the day-by-day itinerary of your journey.

What is the age group of the people who take your journeys?

Tauck land trips and cruises are enjoyed by people of all ages, by anyone who has a passion for enriching, rewarding and memorable travel experiences. Our Tauck Bridges family adventures are designed for family travel and attract people of all ages and generations; Tauck Culturious trips appeal to "boomer" travellers looking for culturally immersive, active, small group travel.

What is the average group size of a Tauck journey?

The average group size of a Tauck journey varies depending on the trip that is selected. Most land journeys average 35 to 44 guests. Some of Tauck's cruise programs will average larger group sizes based on the capacity of a ship. While the group size can be larger for such cruise programs, the land touring and shore excursions are orchestrated in smaller group sizes.

How do you choose your hotels?

When you travel with Tauck you can always count on the best available accommodations in great locations, from landmark city hotels to country hotels in areas of stunning regional beauty. Tauck hotels are selected for their central location, ambiance, service and value; most are conveniently located, close to key historic and cultural sights.

Who leads your journeys?

Tauck journeys are seen through the experienced eyes of Tauck Directors, knowledgeable professionals whose expertise, wealth of information, friendliness, warmth and enthusiasm earn them the highest praise from their guests. They are the personifications of the word "leader." Tauck Directors are passionate in their desire to deliver enriching, rewarding and memorable travel experiences – and they are with you through your entire journey.

What's included in the price of a Tauck journey?

Just about everything! Virtually every travel expense is included in one up-front price – airport transfers as specified in the itinerary, all hotel and ship accommodations, entertainment, meals as specified in the itinerary, special dinnerw, land and cruise transportation, sightseeing, shore excursions, luggage handling, most taxes, concierge-style services, services of local guides and more.

All appropriate gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, and ship staff are included. Tauck Director and Tauck Cruise Director (if applicable) gratuities are included on all small ship and river cruises and all Tauck Bridges trips.

Are meals included on Tauck journeys?

Most meals are included on Tauck journeys. Dining is a delightful and integral part of the Tauck experience – and that is why Tauck selects restaurants that offer a true taste of each region you visit. Enjoy Tauck's "free choice" dining where you often dine when and with whom you wish; some meals are full a la carte, some may be limited a la carte, and some may be from a set menu or buffet.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Many special dietary needs can be accommodated on Tauck journeys with advance notice but cannot be guaranteed. Different destinations make some dietary needs harder to accommodate than others. Tauck will do everything possible in communicating your requests to hotels and restaurants. Common dietary requests like ' low sodium' or 'vegetarian' are likely to be accommodated much easier than very special or unique dietary needs. Meals that are full a la carte offer more flexibility for special dietary requests as do some limited a la carte meals. For the occasional 'set menu' or 'buffet meals' on Tauck journeys, unique dietary needs may prove a bit more challenging.

How much luggage can I bring?

Due to motor coach space limitations, most Tauck journeys only allow for one normal sized suitcase per individual. Tauck also encourage just one carry-on bag per individual (for carrying items that might be needed during the day's sightseeing excursions or camera/video equipment). Dimensions for carry-ons should not exceed 17" x 12" x 10", allowing it to fit under the seat or in the overhead rack of most motor coaches.

Are tips included?

All gratuities to Tauck Directors, Tauck Cruise Director, ship staff, local guides and luggage handling are included on river cruises. Gratuities to the Tauck Director and Driver ares not included on most Tauck land journeys. Such gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not done as a group. As an exception, there are some Tauck journeys in which the Tauck Director gratuity is included and/or a Driver gratuity will not be applicable. Information about Tauck Director and Driver gratuities specific to a destination is included within final tour documentation sent after a reservation has been paid in full. All appropriate gratuities for luggage handling, bellman, doorman, dining room servers, housekeepers, local city guides, ship and train crew are included in the price of a Tauck land journey.

Are there age restrictions for children?

Children age 3 and older at the time of travel are welcome on Tauck Bridges itineraries. Based upon our experience with family travellers, for each itinerary we have a minimum recommended age to encourage comfort and enjoyment for all of our guests. In some cases there may be age restrictions on activities; all children must be accompanied on activities by a parent or guardian. At least one guest in the travelling party must be 21 or older to make a reservation. Note: Minimum age for our Tauck Bridges river cruises is 4 years; minimum age for our Tauck Bridges African safaris is 5 years; and minimum age for our Tauck Bridges Galápagos cruise is 6 years.

Tauck ask that you use good judgment if considering bringing a young child on a Tauck journey. Many itineraries do not cater to young children's interest, patience or stamina, and therefore aren't really suited to children of too young an age. Young children's behavior can be unpredictable, and with consideration for all fellow travellers wanting to enjoy their holiday to its fullest, it is important to know and understand that Tauck has the right to ask any tour member who is disruptive to a group to leave the tour whether they are 6 or 96 years of age.

Are you able to tell me if there are other children and their ages on the journey on which I am travelling?

Yes. Just ask your Global Journeys Consultant at the time of booking. Please bear in mind that bookings, and thus the number and age of children travelling, may change.

Can my child stay alone in his/her room?

In compliance with our partner hotels and for the safety and security of our guests, children under 18 years of age must be booked into the same room as an accompanying adult.

Can you give me an example of the types of activities you have for children?

We have so many activities for active feet and curious minds that it's difficult to know where to begin! Here are just a few examples for families of all ages: a trail ride with a cowboy at Bryce Canyon, a walk with a hawk at an Irish castle, whitewater rafting in Peru's Sacred Valley, a gondola ride in Venice, mountain bicycling in the Alps, learning about bullfighting on horseback in Seville and a speedboat adventure on the Thames in London.

Do you have special prices for children?

Yes! Special rates are available and vary by journey. Children under 11 or 12 (depending on the journey) are eligible for the special rates on all of our family adventures.

Do you offer children's meals?

In most cases, there are menus available for children. Please note that in destinations such as Europe and Africa, these options may not be typical "kids' meals." Tauck also include authentic regional dining experiences and culinary discoveries that keep kids' needs in mind – like cooking classes with Irish chefs and Austrian strudel bakers and marzipan makers, a pachamanga barbecue in Peru, a picnic in an African crater, cheese making in Switzerland, chocolate tasting in France and pizza making in Italy – for a real taste of family life around the world.

What are the rooming options for my family?

Tauck accommodate single, double and triple rooming arrangements on all itineraries. In some instances a triple room accommodation may have a rollaway bed. On 6 of our US. itineraries for example, 4 people – including a maximum of 3 adults – may stay in one room. Please note that our ability to accommodate different rooming options varies by hotel and location. For example, rooms in Europe may be smaller than those in the US., and thus a rollaway may be difficult to place. Quadruple accommodations are available only on select itineraries and in Europe often require two double rooms.

What is the difference between taking my family on a Tauck Bridges journey compared to a normal Tauck journey?

Tauck Bridges journeys differ in that all of the journeys' components are designed to best suit "family" travel. Our itineraries, hotels, meals and activities are specially planned to thoroughly compliment our loyal family travellers. However, Tauck Bridges and Tauck World Discovery's journeys both are designed and delivered by the same devoted and experienced staff, whose expertise and love of travel have brought numerous awards throughout the company's history. Do note that Tauck World Discovery experiences are designed primarily for adults, although children are certainly welcome. We do not offer child rates on Tauck World Discovery itineraries.

Can I add extra nights before or after my trip?

Guests often ask us about extending their stay at either the start or end of their Tauck holiday – and special Tauck prices at our selected hotels make it more inviting than ever! When you arrive early, you become better acclimated to any time changes, so you're truly refreshed and relaxed. You'll eliminate the stress of worrying about getting to the starting point of the first day of your journey on time. And you'll have some additional time to explore on your own. If you want to spend more time in cities where your journey ends, we can also extend your stay by one or two nights – it's a great way to make your holiday last a little longer!

Where will we stay?

As a service, your Global Journeys Consultant wil orgnaise with Tauck hotel reservations before and after your journey. Rooms are reserved at the first or last night's hotel property of any Tauck journey so there is no worry of having to change hotels or rooms at the start or end of your trip. Rooms are reserved on a space-available basis, and the cost will be added to your tour cost.

Is there any price consideration for individuals travelling by themselves?

Travelling solo doesn't mean travelling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie, travelling with like-minded travellers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special experiences found on Tauck's guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. Tauck offer special Solo Traveller Savings on all of our European river cruises and on select departures of many of our land trips.

Tauck offer a airport or railway station transfers at the start and end of your tour, or in-conjunction with any pre or post accommodation booked with Global Journeys. All flight information must be given to Global Journeys at least 6 weeks prior to departure so that transfers can be arranged. If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers cannot be included.

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