Based in Norwalk, Connecticut and founded by 27 year old Arthur Tauck in 1925. While most other escorted tour operators were founded overseas, Tauck Tours became the first tour operator to be issued a federal tour broker’s license by the US Government. In fact, Arthur Tauck, a traveling salesman took six (6) paying guests on one of his sales trips through New England & Southeastern Canada. The trip itself was 1,100 miles in length, it took six (6) full days to complete, & cost each guest $69.00; the mornings were spent traveling & sightseeing, while the afternoons & evenings were utilized rest rest while Mr. Tauck made his sales calls. Had it not been for the “word of mouth” endorsements Mr. Tauck received by his six (6) paid guests, Arthur Tauck would have more than likely continued being a traveling salesman & there would probably not have been a Tauck World Discovery today…

Fast Forward 88 Years... Today, Tauck World Discovery provides nearly 100 different All-Inclusive journeys in more than 60 countries worldwide and mostly still by word of mouth. Types of travel Tauck offers are: Escorted Group Tours (Tauck World Discovery), Small Ship Cruising (Tauck Small Ship Cruising & Tauck River Cruising), Family Vacations (Tauck Bridges), and Culturious, which offers immersive exploration in smaller geographical regions around the globe. Another avenue (of sorts) Tauck has taken is with renowned documentary filmmakers, Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan to create new land journeys  that explore events such as the The Kentucky Derby, Celebration of Roses, Baseball, Civil War & National Parks (Tauck Events).

Most Popular Destinations

Spotlight on Australia

11 Days starting from $5,190

Tauck's 11-day Spotlight on Australia includes Victorian Melbourne, the desert Outback, a beach resort stay in Queensland off the Great Barrier Reef, and four nights in Sydney for an insider experience "down under." If you are looking for an Austral.. (click for more)

Grand Australia and New Zealand

20 Days starting from $8,690

From the outback, reef, and cosmopolitan cities of Australia to the geysers, fiords, and Maori culture of New Zealand, experience the very best on Tauck's extraordinary New Zealand and Australia travels featuring exclusive charter flights in New Zeal.. (click for more)

Grand Australia and New Zealand

20 Days starting from $8,690

From the outback, reef, and cosmopolitan cities of Australia to the geysers, fiords, and Maori culture of New Zealand, experience the very best on Tauck's extraordinary New Zealand and Australia travels featuring exclusive charter flights in New Zeal.. (click for more)

Classic Italy

14 Days starting from $6,790

One of Tauck's top-selling tours, Classic Italy explores Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Tuscan hill towns, the Amalfi Coast and more... features an after-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums... and is filled with art, architecture, and a taste.. (click for more)

The Sweet Life: Rome and Sorrento

7 Days starting from $3,478

Live la dolce vita with your family for one week from Rome to the Amalfi Coast – take an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums, visit Rome's Colosseum, try out gladiator school, explore the dramatic Amalfi Coast, tour magical Capri by convertible c.. (click for more)

A Week In... Venice, Florence and Rome

8 Days starting from $3,940

View the treasures of the Vatican Museums after hours... enjoy a taste of Tuscany at a centuries-old monastery... get a firsthand look at the timeless Renaissance art of Florence with an art historian... and do your city-to-city travels via high spee.. (click for more)

Peru and the Galápagos Islands

15 Days starting from $8,490

From the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu, to legends of the Spanish Conquistadors and the must-see wildlife of the Galápagos Archipelago, this amazing trip combines a 6-night Tauck Galápagos cruise aboard Isabela II with an 8-night land adventure in Peru.. (click for more)

Essence of South America

14 Days starting from $6,390

Experience 14 days of the best of Chile, Argentina and Brazil, from multiple nights in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago to breathtaking Iguazú Falls or the snow-capped peaks and emerald waters of the Andes. Three Countries, Three Distinct .. (click for more)

Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland Holiday Departure 2014

9 Days starting from $5,095

Our special 9-day December 22 holiday departure of our family Galápagos cruises features an expanded 5-night cruise aboard M/V Santa Cruz. Pack your bathing suits, sunscreen, hats and comfortable hiking shoes and prepare to get wet as you set sail f.. (click for more)

Americas Canyonlands

8 Days starting from $2,990

Tauck's one-week trip through three of North America's most popular national parks – magnificent Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion – takes in the natural and human history of the great Southwest by raft, plane, yacht and exciting off-road vehicle;.. (click for more)

Red Rocks and Painted Canyons

8 Days starting from $3,089

Have fun exploring Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks from classic inside-the-park lodges – plus Lake Powell, Sedona, Kanab and Las Vegas – with your family on this popular Tauck Bridges family adventure in Arizona, Utah and Nevada. .. (click for more)

Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park

9 Days starting from $4,190

Tour four Canadian national parks plus Montana's Glacier National Park on a Rockies memory-maker that includes the Icefields Parkway, a ride on a glacier, a lake cruise, a mountain photography lesson, filmed vignettes featuring filmmakers Ken Burns a.. (click for more)

 
 

Tauck Tours: Discover the World

With more than 100 intriguing choices to the most popular destinations around the globe, Tauck Tours creative itineraries find the unusual, the little known, the extraordinary – and bring them to life.

Tauck's Individual Treatment

  • No name badges: Guests feel and are viewed as individuals
  • Individual hotel check-in, or keys are distributed in a private area
  • Guests will never carry luggage on tour. Bags are delivered and picked up from inside their rooms
  • At many meals, main restaurant dining with regular restaurant menu
  • No dining vouchers or color-coded entrée choice cards

Tauck Tour Value

  • Every important feature on each itinerary is included
  • Guests receive a 6-star travel experience for a 4-star price due to our excellent reputation and buying power. Many tours would cost 30% or more if booked individually
  • Each Tauck tour is professionally managed to maximize time spent at each attraction. Visits to landmark attractions are choreographed for optimum, less-crowded times to enhance sightseeing experiences
  • All gratuities, admissions and taxes are included (except Tauck tours Director & driver gratuities)
  • Signature sightseeing – “insider" lectures, preferred theatre seating and special VIP events with renowned destination experts, local guides, historians, park rangers, chefs, and more
  • Centrally-located hotels in the heart of the city. The finest landmark hotels or the best accommodations available in a particular area - including the hardest reservations to get, such as inside the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks, as well as Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Luggage handling throughout the trip

Vacation Spotlight

Tauck Culturious


Culturally immersive small-group active travel


The newest way to travel with Tauck is the best way to become actively immersed in the local culture. Small groups averaging 20 culturally curious travelers, Culturious active travel explores Western USA, Tuscany, Venice, Provence, the Loire Valley and Costa Rica. Imagine living la dolce vita in an Italian villa; dining on meals exquisitely prepared by a French “Rising Chef”; waking to the ocean surf from your tropical suite in a beachfront reserve; a wildlife safari in Yellowstone with a naturalist... Stretch your legs on hikes, bike rides, rafting and kayak adventures... your taste buds at vineyards, farmers’ markets, picnics, barbecues and pub crawls... and your mind at art lectures, artisan workshops, insider talks and history walks. Culturious is designed for those seeking a small-group, active travel experience. And the rewards are priceless.

 
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