Tauck Tours

Tauck
Tauck

Tauck Tours is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and offers a wide variety of guided tours that are of the all inclusive variety. These tours visit more than 60 countries worldwide, giving travelers the opportunity to approach any number of fascinating destinations without having to go it alone. The company has been awarded numerous accolades over the years and is generally regarded as one of the best companies of its kind. So ingrained in the travel industry is Tauck Tours, that it dedicates itself to philanthropic endeavors that benefit National Parks in the United States and a variety of other tourism industry sites. It even organizes annual employee volunteer programs that are designed to benefit some of the world’s best travel destinations.

History

Tauck Tours Logo
Tauck Tours Logo

Tauck Tours is quite likely the first tour company in the U.S., and the story of its origins is certainly an interesting one. Way back in 1925, the company’s founder, Arthur Tauck, brought some guests along with him on a sales trip through New England and southeastern Canada. The trip lasted about a week and had a fixed, all-inclusive price. In the mornings, the group traveled, and in the afternoons, the guests relaxed and had fun while Tauck executed his sales calls. This wasn’t necessarily intended to be an ongoing tour service, but the guests had such a good time that they started recommending the experience to others. That same year, Tauck Tours was launched and became the first tour operator in the country to acquire an official Tour Broker’s License from the government. From there, Tauck Tours continued to grow, largely expanding its horizons under the leadership of the founder’s son, Arthur Tauck, Jr. Today, the company offers nearly 100 different all-inclusive tours, and as mentioned, these tours visit more than 60 countries worldwide.

Destinations

Destinations
Destinations

Many of the destinations that Tauck Tours highlights are found in its home country. Examples include the wonderfully scenic states of Alaska and Hawaii. Other popular U.S. destinations include such National Parks as Yellowstone, the quaint villages of New England, and Civil War battlefields in Mid-America and the South. For travelers who are looking to go abroad, Tauck Tours offers trips to Canada, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Cuba, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. You can even book a trip through Tauck Tours that will take you to Antarctica. A number of subcategories exist for all of these destinations, and since the company offers different types of travel, guests can truly arrange a travel experience that best fits their interests.

Types of Travel

Types of Travel
Types of Travel

The types of travel that Tauck Tours has to offer are rather varied. There are family travel packages, solo traveler options, food and wine trips, cruises, and "Classic" tours that highlight some of the world’s most renowned cultural destinations. Also part of the mix are the relatively new tours that relate to the documentary films created by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. These tours focus exclusively on destinations in the United States and largely revolve around such topics as the Civil War, the birth of jazz in New Orleans, and the great National Parks of America. Just one more example of the types of travel that Tauck Tours guests can enjoy are the "Culturious" trips. These trips feature smaller groups on average and are advertised by Tauck Tours as being the "best way to become actively immersed in the local culture."

River Cruises

River Cruises
River Cruises

River cruises figure among the most popular trips that are offered by Tauck Tours, and it is easy to understand why. These cruises take to some of the World’s most renowned waterways and allow guests to connect with the people and the cultures of such famous destinations as Paris, Vienna, the temples along Egypt's Nile River, and the plantations along the mighty Mississippi River. Only adding to the allure of the Tauck Tours river cruises are the well-equipped boats, the wonderful onboard food and beverage options, and the highly personalized service.

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