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Tauck

4.9 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1925
Headquarters
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Trips
  • 1,223

16
Tauck Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 14 Great 2 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 0
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4.9

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Still Spellbound by the Grandeur of Alaska June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Focused on the amazing wildness of Alaska without worrying about the mundane details. Expert, low-key tour director made everything look easy. Excursions enhanced appreciation for the history, terrain, wildlife, peoples, boom and bust cycles that make Alaska so unique. Clear view of Denali, great weather, days 'at sea' with binoculars in hand!

Most Memorable Moment:
Flightseeing, Tundra Wilderness tour (clear Denali, rare wolf sighting and grizzlies in distance), crossing Prince William Sound (sea-otters, orcas, stellar sea-lions, and more), Hubbard Glacier calving, Glacier Bay entire day, Whale Watching out of Juneau, and bald eagles everywhere!
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Australia/New Zealand - Ultimate Experience March 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Travel Date: March 2018
We were excited to have experienced 20 days of everything these 2 countries had to offer. We felt we didn't miss anything. Tauck knows how to provide you with the ultimate activities that any seasoned traveler walks away with and says WOW - truly an experience of a lifetime. Our tour Director Gary was an added plus.

Most Memorable Moment:
Too many to name, all planned activities were outstanding. We particularly enjoyed everything Queenstown had to offer. Probably the most impressive thing about the whole trip was that we got off each of our 6 private flights directly onto an awaiting bus and never during the 3 weeks did we touch our luggage.
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The most indelible image of Costa Rica December 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The hotel choices were good and there was plenty of food. Lots of activities for the kids. But, we expected nature walks/hikes for the adults and the kids. That never happened. Where were the talks regarding ecology, wildlife, geology, whatever? The one and only wildlife talk we had was regarding insects, which was great and enjoyed by all.

Most Memorable Moment:
The most indelible image of Costa Rica was the rain forest and foliage. But if you ask my granddaughter, what she loved the most was the zip line and rafting down the river with the other kids. I genuinely enjoyed the visit to a wildlife rescue center, the chocolate factory and the pineapple plantation. Would have liked a hike though the forest.
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Loved Japan March 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Totally enjoyed our tour. Had an amazing guide and co-guide which makes all the difference in a good experience. Definitely will be back.

Most Memorable Moment:
The Tauck Director's suggestion of the "sushi" conveyor belt restaurant in Kyoto... and of course the cherry blossoms.
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We did so many memorable things February 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What a fantastic trip! Tauck definitely knows how to treat a traveler. From the tour director to the food, hotels, chartered flights, boat harbor cruises, jet boat and helicopter rides, private parties and movie viewings---I could go on and on. Both countries are beautiful, but New Zealand is breath taking!

Most Memorable Moment:
This is a tough question. We did so many memorable things, but my number 1 was the balloon ride followed closely by the jet boat and helicopter rides. I met so many wonderful people and hope to meet up with a few of them in the future! Our tour director made this entire trip one of a kind!
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Spotlight on India January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was an excellent tour which my wife and I truly enjoyed. This is a great country to visit on a Tauck tour because we were able to see so much but on a comfortable, safe journey due to the excellent organization, experienced and knowledgable guides and director, and choice of the best hotels. Good balance of tour and free time.

Most Memorable Moment:
Varanasi with the evening boat ride and the early morning walk through the streets for another viewing of the River Ganges by boat. The Amber fort and the Taj Mahal were spectacular to see along with everything else on the tour. The Tuck tuck rides and walks through the streets and food markets were excellent as well.
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From Tauck

It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His determination and values were passed on to his son, Arthur Tauck, who would realize that dream. With ingenuity and an innovative spirit, Arthur started Tauck Motor Tours, a travel company that would give birth to a new industry. The first tour, through the back roads of New England, was created by this 27-year-old in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.

Two elements that did change over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – were the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel used. Today Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more. What started as a New England motor coach tour company has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company. The fourth generation of Taucks is now involved in the company. While remarkable in any business, this seamless continuity across generations speaks to shared vision and values.

Throughout its history, the concept of “family” at Tauck has gone far beyond those sharing the surname to include hundreds of valued employees, and hundreds of thousands of loyal guests. The story of Tauck is the story of a unique American family company celebrating a passion for travel – a story that will continue to inspire generations to come.


Associations:

American Society of Travel Agents; American Tourism Society; European Tour Operators Association; National Tour Association; Travel Industry Association of Canada; United States Tour Operators Association; U.S. Travel Association

Awards:

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World's Best Awards 2014 Winner

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Highlights

  • The world’s first national park inspires awe any time of the year
  • as Yellowstone winter tours would attest. But as you’ll discover visiting the national park during the winter – when bison
  • elk
  • wolves and bighorn sheep wander across snow-covered valleys
  • and Yellowstone's amazing geologic features are even more spectacular in the frigid air – is a whole other... and perhaps other-worldly... experience. Exploring by snowcoach
  • you'll see gurgling mud pots and steaming hot springs surrounded by frozen landscapes... waterfalls whose cataracts partially freeze into ice bridges... and geysers
  • like iconic Old Faithful
  • erupting dramatically into the cold winter air. You'll ride a horse-drawn sleigh through the National Elk Refuge. And you'll meet a noted naturalist and wildlife photographer who offers insights into the lives of Yellowstone National Park’s iconic species. When filmmaker Ken Burns and his colleague Dayton Duncan started thinking of new trips on which to share their unique stories and experiences
  • a wintertime Yellowstone tour was a natural choice. In Dayton’s words: “You’ve never really seen Yellowstone until you’ve been there in winter. Once a snowcoach takes you into the interior (the roads are snow-covered)
  • you have this incredible place pretty much to yourself.' Small groups
  • active travel
  • immersive – it’s Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter...
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Highlights

  • The world’s first national park inspires awe any time of the year
  • as Yellowstone winter tours would attest. But as you’ll discover visiting the national park during the winter – when bison
  • elk
  • wolves and bighorn sheep wander across snow-covered valleys
  • and Yellowstone's amazing geologic features are even more spectacular in the frigid air – is a whole other... and perhaps other-worldly... experience. Exploring by snowcoach
  • you'll see gurgling mud pots and steaming hot springs surrounded by frozen landscapes... waterfalls whose cataracts partially freeze into ice bridges... and geysers
  • like iconic Old Faithful
  • erupting dramatically into the cold winter air. You'll ride a horse-drawn sleigh through the National Elk Refuge. And you'll meet a noted naturalist and wildlife photographer who offers insights into the lives of Yellowstone National Park’s iconic species. When filmmaker Ken Burns and his colleague Dayton Duncan started thinking of new trips on which to share their unique stories and experiences
  • a wintertime Yellowstone tour was a natural choice. In Dayton’s words: “You’ve never really seen Yellowstone until you’ve been there in winter. Once a snowcoach takes you into the interior (the roads are snow-covered)
  • you have this incredible place pretty much to yourself.' Small groups
  • active travel
  • immersive – it’s Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter...
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Highlights

  • Images of Hollywood’s halcyon days along Hollywood and Sunset boulevards
  • and the stars immortalized in front of TCL Chinese Theatre… backstage as a VIP at Paramount Pictures
  • America’s oldest running movie studio… the legacy of a movie star who became America’s 40th President at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum… ringing in the New Year at an exclusive black tie gala evening… and all the magic of Pasadena’s Rose Parade from a sneak peek of the floats at the Parade Barns
  • to viewing them from premier Grandstand seating on the first turn of the Parade route.

    Step out on the red carpet throughout our multi-day celebration in Southern California and four nights at Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica

  • crowned by Tauck’s exclusive New Year’s Eve black tie dinner dance! Go behind the scenes at the Rose Parade Float Construction Barns… enjoy a backstage pass to iconic Paramount Pictures Studio… be among the first to visit the Academy Awards Museum
  • opening in 2020... take a privately guided tour and enjoy lunch under the wings of Air Force One at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum… on New Year’s Day
  • watch the Rose Parade® from premier Grandstand seating on the first turn of the parade route… if you wish
  • attend the 107th Rose Bowl Game® in Tauck’s optional reserved seats
  • or enjoy New Year’s Day lunch at a private club and tour The Huntington Gardens…

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  • The soul of the American West... Naturally inspiring
  • the landscapes of the American West challenge the imagination with jaw-dropping canyons
  • gurgling mud pots
  • geysers
  • and wide-open spaces... while towering mountains are a study in contrast
  • harboring wildlife and man-made wonders.  Larger-than-life sculptures reside in the Black Hills... cowboys and working ranches define Wyoming’s northern landscapes... Yellowstone National Park compels with natural treasures that never fail to evoke pride... and the jagged granite peaks of the Tetons contrast with forests and rivers below. This is the American West
  • the true American West – and if you ever doubt you’re in the heart and soul of it
  • just wait until you step foot in the town of Cody
  • where adventurous stories of the “Old” West are heard again and again... and the rodeo reigns supreme. Explore Yellowstone's amazing geothermal features... the colossal Black Hills masterpieces of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial... the peaks and glaciers of the Tetons... Wyoming's ranch country...
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