Tauck: exceeding expectations

Tauck Tours is a family owned business that began as the brainchild of Arthur Tauck Sr. His vision was to share his love of travel and exploration of different cultures with friends and family. Since 1925, that lovely ambition has morphed into one of the world’s leading travel companies with journeys encompassing land, sea and river.

The Tauck experience is one which blends the guest’s desire to enjoy the good life with sumptuous amenities, accommodations and transportation and combines it with culturally immersive excursions which become the high point of each and every journey.

One of their many products is the newly released Small Ship Cruising itineraries for 2016. Their small yachts and expedition ships combine fully inclusive cruising with the Signature Land Tours that Tauck is famous for. The ships vary in size from 40 – 240 passengers depending on the destination and the pricing is fully inclusive of all hotel stays, transfers, shore excursions, meals and alcohol both onboard and ashore as well as all luggage handling, gratuities and more. Solo travellers are welcomed aboard at no additional cost in specially designed single cabins. Go where the larger ships don’t go, like remote islands and hidden coves. Walk right off the ship into the heart of the destination or if anchored, ride one of the onboard Zodiacs to shore without waiting in long tender lines. Imagine shore excursions which feature private lectures by the former Croatian Minister of Tourism while enjoying a local wine tasting or a night of cultural entertainment at a royal palace in St. Petersburg featuring champagne and ballet. Their innovative itineraries span the globe from the awe-inspiring beauty of Iceland to the mysteries of the samurai in Japan. An incredible affiliation with BBC Earth brings a fresh new perspective to natural history and creates unique experiences to be shared on their Galapagos and Antarctica sailings.

Their fabulous river cruise product has won The World’s Best award three times in the last 4 years! Their ships are luxurious and beautifully designed and carry a maximum of only 130 guests which gives them the highest crew to guest ratio in Europe. Again their amazingly immersive shore excursions are the highlight to each and every itinerary. Truly unique are their private dining experiences in historical venues which give the guests the opportunity to not only “live like a royal” but also dine off ship and all as part of the included cost. Each ship has not one but four dedicated tour directors who personalize the journey to each guest’s interest and ability which makes for a customized experience for all.

Due to Tauck’s incredible attention to detail and level of service they enjoy a repeat clientele ratio of 98% which is literally unheard of in today’s travel industry. I have long been an ardent supporter of this exquisite travel product and would encourage anyone of you who wish to experience a truly unforgettable holiday experience to research their wonderful assortment of products.

As an added bonus, Tauck is offering a 2 Free Night Stay pre or post tour promotion for any and all 2016 bookings which are made prior to April 30th of this year. A fantastic value when you consider that their hotels include the likes of the Fairmont Savoy in London or the Hotel Danieli in Venice as examples.

Tauck …… because how you see the world matters ….. to them.

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Joy has long been a believer in the art of travel: the belief that a vacation is something to be anticipated savored and then long remembered as one of life’s great adventures. 
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