Ken Burns American Journeys

 

Tauck has partnered with award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, America’s premier storyteller, and his longtime collaborator, Dayton Duncan, to bring their unique perspectives, knowledge, and behind-the-scenes stories from their films and books to life in first-hand travel experiences – Ken Burns American Journeys.

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Crafted By Ken Burns

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan worked with Tauck to choreograph new trips based on the themes of the films of Ken Burns – Hidden Gems of New England, a special journey through the heart of New England, Ken Burns's "backyard"; travels through six national parks on Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest; an in-depth look at the Civil War on Most Hallowed Ground; and an unforgettable wintertime adventure in Yellowstone National Park on Tauck Culturious' Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter; and a unique trip through Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon national parks on Yosemite and Sequoia: John Muir's California.

  • New England Tours

    Worldwide Land Travel

    Hidden Gems of New England

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,190

    Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns  Designed by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, this singular journey through the picturesque heart of New England tours summer and autumn landmarks, homes, farms and wild natural settings that evoke the spirit of a place whose ideas shaped America.

  • Civil War Tours

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    Most Hallowed Ground

    • 2015
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    • 2014
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    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: $5,290

    Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns 150+ years after the tragic events of the Civil War made places like Antietam, Gettysburg, Petersburg and Appomattox infamous, our 11-day Most Hallowed Ground is one of the most comprehensive Civil War tours, created by Tauck and filmmaker Ken Burns (The Civil War).

  • Grand Canyon Vacation

    Worldwide Land Travel

    Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 10 days
    • Price: $4,950

    Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns 10 days experiencing six national parks in the Southwest that evoke the haunting spirit of the desert – the inspiring natural beauty, the stories of the spirit of the people, and the spiritual connection we all share with their special sites are at the heart of Tauck's exclusive Southwest and Grand Canyon vacation.

  • Yellowstone Tour

    Culturious Active Travel

    Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 9 days
    • Price: $4,190

    Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns Culturious small groups will feel like they have Yellowstone National Park all to themselves in a wonderland of amazing wintertime geothermal features and wildlife – a unique Tauck Yellowstone tour that concludes in trendy Jackson.

  • Yosemite Tour

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    Yosemite and Sequoia: John Muir's California

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $4,590

    Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns, this unique northern California and Yosemite tour follows conservationist John Muir’s path that traces his trajectory from San Francisco to the Sierra Nevada, embracing Muir Woods, Sequoia National Park and his beloved Yosemite National Park, experiencing the powerful beauty of glacier-carved mountains, soaring redwood and sequoia forests, and the story of why they remain for us exactly as he found them.

Ken Burns Events

Ken Burns Events are co-created by Tauck and filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. Intricately crafted and well-choreographed, they are based in one destination and are theme-driven around the subjects of their films including The Roosevelts, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Jazz, Brooklyn Bridge and others, featuring exclusive access and unique travel experiences. The events combine themed small group sightseeing tracks by day with exclusive private gala evening events held in outstanding venues, and include multiple-night stays at premier accommodations in the best locations. In December of 2014, join us for The Tauck Yosemite Event, an outstanding celebration of Yosemite National Park's sesquicentennial highlighted by an opportunity to meet Dayton Duncan plus an evening at the sought-after Bracebridge dinner. 2015 brings the return of The Tauck Jazz Event, inspired by Ken's film Jazz; the event is set in New Orleans and is highlighted by an opportunity to meet Ken Burns, and a private performance by Ellis Marsalis. New-for-2015The Tauck New York City Event, a celebration of Tauck's 90th anniversary in the city where it all began for Tauck – and for Ken Burns. This special event is highlighted by an opportunity to meet Ken Burns, and private evenings at Ellis Island and The Plaza hotel.

  • Yosemite Tours

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    The Tauck Yosemite Event

    • 2014
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    • Duration: 6 days
    • Price: $5,690

    Ken Burns Event! Celebrate Yosemite National Park's sesquicentennial – 150 years in 2014 – on The Tauck Yosemite Event, December 13 – 18, 2014... featuring the famed Bracebridge Dinner at The Ahwahnee®! Limited to 170 guests, daily small group (34) sightseeing tracks combine with gala private evenings and presentations by noted experts so you experience the history – and holiday pageantry – of Yosemite National Park and San Francisco during the wintertime holiday season.

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    The Tauck Jazz Event

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 5 days
    • Price: $4,590

    Ken Burns Event! Jazz. This uniquely American music comes to life in its birthplace, New Orleans, on a one-of-a-kind Tauck Ken Burns Event, March 25 – 29, 2015. Explore the past, present and future of jazz in the city that gave it birth, featuring live jazz throughout – including private performances by Ellis Marsalis and Donald Harrison, a private Preservation Hall performance, a private jazz-filled gala dinner cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez, plus an opportunity to meet filmmaker Ken Burns.

  • New York Tour

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    The Tauck New York City Event

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 5 days
    • Price: $6,990

    Ken Burns Event – New for 2015! Join us for this very special Ken Burns Event in the city where it all started for filmmaker Ken Burns – and for Tauck, celebrating 90 years in 2015. October 1 – 5 you'll go behind the scenes of Ken’s films and explore what makes America’s premier city unique. Our New York City Event will only happen once – and space is limited!

Stories By Ken Burns

On the following journeys we're pleased to bring you "Stories by Ken Burns," filmed narrative vignettes by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. This original content is produced exclusively for Tauck; the vignettes deepen your travel experience by sharing Ken and Dayton's own personal stories, in-depth perspectives and reflections about the people and events that shaped America. You'll go behind-the-scenes of their films with insights that you won't get anywhere else – or if traveling on your own. Our "Stories by Ken Burns" vignettes vary by journey; you'll find them featured on:

  • Hudson Valley Tour

    Worldwide Land Travel

    The Hudson Valley

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 10 days
    • Price: $4,790

    Stories by Ken Burns Discover the Hudson River's heart, soul and history on a Hudson Valley tour that starts in romantic Montreal... winds through the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks, Lake Placid and Lake George... includes a Hudson River cruise, visits to historic estates and stays at elegant lakeside resorts... and ends in legendary New York City.

  • Fall Foliage Tour

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    Grand New England

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: $4,490

    Stories by Ken Burns With more than just the excitement of a fall foliage tour, Tauck's new excursion through Grand New England takes you to see American history in a new light in places like the Revolutionary heart of Concord, the Berkshire retreats of artists and authors, lush forests and fertile fields... and the elusive soul of New England from Boston to Bar Harbor, from Mount Washington to Acadia National Park.

  • Grand Canyon Tour

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    America's Canyonlands

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,190

    Stories by Ken Burns... Complimentary night before your tour begins at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North... Our Bryce Canyon, Zion and magnificent Grand Canyon tour takes in the natural and human history of the great Southwest – including three of North America's most popular national parks – by raft, plane, yacht and off-road vehicle; explore from inside-the-park lodges and hotels.

  • South Dakota Travel and Wyoming Travel

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    Legends of the American West

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 9 days
    • Price: $3,990

    Stories by Ken Burns One of our newest adventures in the great American West truly immerses you in the legends of the "Old West," from amazing Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills to the vast cowboy lands of Wyoming and on to America's first national park, Yellowstone, finishing within the imaginative masterpiece of nature known as Grand Teton National Park.

  • Yellowstone Tours

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    Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks - Northbound

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,390

    Stories by Ken Burns Geothermal wonders, the magnificent Tetons, Mount Rushmore and the cowboy country of Wyoming take center stage on one of Tauck's most popular Yellowstone tours in the great American West.

  • California Tour

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    California's Gold Coast

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: $4,990

    Stories by Ken Burns – New for 2015! Tauck’s ultimate California tour travels from Mediterranean-like San Diego, to hip and artsy Los Angeles, gracious Santa Barbara, stunning Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel, through the Central Valley to Gold Country, the unspoiled beauty of Yosemite and its giant trees and the gem-like city of San Francisco... featuring "Stories by Ken Burns."

  • Glacier National Park Tour

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    Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 10 days
    • Price: $4,790

    Stories by Ken Burns  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 and more.

  • New Orleans Tour

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    New Orleans: Bayous & The Big Easy

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,090

    Stories by Ken Burns Tauck's 8-day Cajun Country and New Orleans tour includes Tauck Exclusives like Stories by Ken Burns, a Cajun house party, private demo at the New Orleans School of Cooking, an authentic streetcar tour, a private jazz experience at Preservation Hall, a private farewell jazz reception and dinner at Arnaud's, five nights at historic French Quarter hotels and more!

  • Georgia Tours

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    Charleston / Savannah

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $2,990

    Stories by Ken Burns – Gracious southern living is memorable as Tauck's South Carolina and Georgia tours feature a private Charleston harbor cruise and private evenings celebrating Savannah's Madeira traditions and historic storytelling; visits to plantations, gardens, and a Civil War fort; and beachfront stays at an island tycoon retreat and an popular island resort.

  • Washington DC Tour

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    Williamsburg & Washington, DC

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,190

    Stories by Ken Burns! Journey through Pennsylvania's Amish country to Gettysburg; visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown on our Philadelphia to Washington DC tour. Special Tauck touches include a horse-drawn carriage ridge in Philadelphia and "living history" at a private dessert reception in Gettysburg.

  • Yellowstone Vacations

    Culturious Active Travel

    Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 9 days
    • Price: $4,490

    Stories by Ken Burns Go wild in the West... inside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks on hikes, bikes, trail rides and river rafting... stay at historic lodges in the heart of the parks... explore with expert naturalist guides... visit a cattle ranch for the cowboy life, Culturious Style... and enjoy "Stories by Ken Burns"... all on one of guests' favorite Yellowstone vacations!

  • Arizona Vacation

    Bridges Family Trips

    Red Rocks & Painted Canyons

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,271

    Stories by Ken Burns  Have fun exploring Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks from classic inside-the-park lodges, as well as Lake Powell, Sedona, Kanab and Las Vegas, with your family on the perfect Utah, Nevada and Arizona vacation... plus a complimentary night before your tour begins at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North!

  • Wyoming Vacation

    Bridges Family Trips

    Cowboy Country

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,051

    Stories by Ken Burns  Discover the best of the Tetons, Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming's Old West during your family's fun-filled South Dakota and Wyoming vacation.

  • California Travel

    Bridges Family Trips

    Majestic California: The Pacific, Redwoods & Yosemite

    • 2015
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    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: $3,284

    Stories by Ken Burns  Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, pan for gold, explore Yosemite and ride a moonlight train, go kayaking or biking in Monterey and more with your family on Tauck Bridges' California travel adventure!

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