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Tauck Announces New Expanded People-to-People Cultural Journey to Cuba

12/08/2014

NORWALK, CT (December 8, 2014)  For 2015 Tauck is enhancing its popular eight-day Cuba itinerary, adding five additional days and expanding beyond Havana and its surroundings to include (along with three nights in Havana) multiple-night hotel stays in three additional cities, plus a single-night stay in a fifth city.  The resulting itinerary provides a richer, more diverse, and more in-depth immersion into Cuban culture.

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Tauck Offers Special eGift Cards in Time for Holiday Shopping

11/18/2014

NORWALK, CT (November 18, 2014)  With the holiday season fast approaching, Tauck is making it easy for travelers everywhere to share their passion for exploring the world by giving “the gift of travel” to family and friends.  The company recently introduced Tauck eGift Cards that are easily customized with personalized messages and a choice of new holiday graphics, and can be purchased in denominations ranging from $50 to $2,000 USD.  Tauck eGift Cards can then be sent via email for delivery to In Boxes anywhere in the world (either immediately or at a later time and date of the gift giver’s choosing).  Recipients may apply their eGift Card balance toward any of Tauck’s 100+ land journeys or cruises to more than 70 countries and all seven continents.

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Tauck Again Named A Top Workplace

11/05/2014

NORWALK, CT (November 5, 2014)  For the third consecutive year, Connecticut-based Tauck has scored near the top in rankings of the best places to work in the surrounding region.  In a “Top Workplaces” survey conducted recently by newspaper publisher Hearst Connecticut Media and the research firm WorkplaceDynamics, Tauck scored the number-two ranking of mid-sized companies within Connecticut’s Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.  In 2012 and 2013 Tauck was named the second and fourth-ranked place to work, respectively, in ratings of companies throughout Connecticut published by the Hartford Business Journal.

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Tauck Marks 90th Anniversary With Special Heli-Exploring Departures

10/22/2014

NORWALK, CT (October 22, 2014)  Ninety years after Arthur Tauck Sr., helped launch the escorted tour industry, the family-owned and operated company bearing his name will be celebrating the pioneering spirit and traditions of innovation that continue to drive it today.  To mark its 90th anniversary next summer, and for a limited number of departures only, Tauck will once again operate “heli-hiking” (or “Heli-Exploring” as it is now deemed by Tauck) trips in the Canadian Rockies.  Invented in the 1970s by Arthur Tauck Jr., Tauck’s chairman and son of the company’s founder, heli-exploring brings guests high into the Canadian Rockies via helicopter to experience incredible alpine wonders paired with the comforts and convenience of lodges originally built for helicopter-assisted ski vacations.

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Tauck Launches U.K. Sales Team, Reservations Center & Marketing Efforts

10/14/2014

NORWALK, CT (October 14, 2014)  Tauck, the 90-year-old leader in premium quality guided tours, river cruises and small ship ocean cruises, is taking big steps to better serve U.K.-based travelers and travel agents.  The company recently hired a field sales force to serve the U.K. market, it has opened a new reservations center in London, and it is launching a new U.K. website and travel brochures priced in GBP.  This marks the first time ever in Tauck’s 90-year history that the company has embarked on any such initiatives in a foreign country.

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Tauck Unveils 2015 "Earth Journeys" Co-Crafted with BBC Earth

10/01/2014

NORWALK, CT (October 1, 2014)  Tauck is expanding its Earth Journeys partnership with the award-winning filmmakers at BBC Earth for 2015, more than doubling the number of its co-branded itineraries for the coming year just as an aggressive, integrated marketing effort is set to raise the partnership’s profile among BBC fans and viewers.

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Explore the Roosevelts' New York City With Ken Burns

09/23/2014

NORWALK, CT (September 23, 2014)  Following last week’s premier of Ken Burns’s new epic, 14-hour documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (which drew nine-million viewers on its first night alone), the filmmaker is offering a unique epilogue of sorts; the chance to explore the New York City of the Roosevelts during an in-depth, five-day exploration of the city co-produced with the 90-year-old guided travel company Tauck.

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Tauck Adds New European Trips for 2015

09/08/2014

NORWALK, CT (September 8, 2014) Tauck has unveiled its European trips for 2015, and among the company’s 40 land journeys on the continent are a new small-group itinerary highlighting Italy’s Puglia region and a pair of in-depth, six-day, World Cities explorations of Paris and Rome.

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Tauck Boosts Capacity by Two-Thirds on its 2014 Christmas Market River Cruises

08/14/2014

NORWALK, CT (August 14, 2014) Tauck will continue to increase its presence in European river cruising later this year, when it dramatically boosts the capacity of its Christmas market cruises along the Danube and Rhine rivers. The move is the latest in an eventful year for Tauck’s river cruising efforts, following the launch of the company’s two new Inspiration Class ships (the ms Inspire and ms Savor, christened in April and June respectively) and the addition of four new river cruise itineraries. Tauck was also recently named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for the second consecutive year, with the results appearing in the magazine’s current issue.

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New European "Grand Tour" and African Safari Added to 2015 Tauck Bridges Portfolio

07/29/2014

NORWALK, CT (July 29, 2014) The Tauck Bridges collection of tours and cruises created specifically for families will include a new London, Paris and Rome tour and a new South African safari in 2015, Tauck announced today. The two new land journeys, plus a new Tauck Bridges river cruise on the Rhine announced this spring, promise to fuel additional growth for Tauck’s already fast-growing collection of family travel experiences in the coming year.

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Tauck Introducing New Explorations of Myanmar and the Arabian Peninsula in 2015

07/15/2014

NORWALK, CT (July 15, 2014) Tauck is continuing to expand its “Exotics” portfolio of journeys to non-North American/non-European destinations in 2015, with the company’s first-ever guided trips to Myanmar and the eastern Arabian Peninsula on tap for the coming year. The two new all-inclusive, fully-guided trips bring the total number of itineraries in Tauck’s Exotics portfolio to 31 for 2015, with land journeys and/or cruises in Africa, the South Pacific, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

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Tauck Again Named “World’s Best River Cruise Line” By Travel + Leisure Readers

07/07/2014

NORWALK, CT (July 7, 2014) For the second consecutive year, and for the third time in the last four years, Tauck has been named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the world’s most authoritative and respected publications for travelers. The award, which will be presented to Tauck officials later this month in New York City, is based on the results of the magazine’s annual readers’ survey. Full survey results and a complete list of winners are featured on www.TravelandLeisure.com and will be published in the magazine’s August issue.

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Tauck Adds Historic Willard Hotel in Washington, DC to Civil War Tour

05/06/2014

NORWALK, CT (May 6, 2014) Tauck has added another strong element of authentic period history to the Civil War tour it co-designed with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns; guests traveling on the company’s 11-day “Most Hallowed Ground” itinerary will now spend the first three nights of their journey in Washington, DC’s historic InterContinental The Willard hotel.

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Tauck Adds Three Cruises to its Small Ship Ocean Cruising Portfolio for 2015

04/28/2014

NORWALK, CT (April 28, 2014) Tauck has announced its 2015 portfolio of ocean-going cruises, and the company’s collection of 15 intimate, small ship cruise experiences will include three new itineraries. In addition, Tauck is enhancing its three Galapagos Islands itineraries with exclusive content provided through its “Earth Journeys” partnership with the nature documentary filmmakers at BBC Earth. Complete information on Tauck’s entire portfolio of 2015 small ship cruises is now posted on the company’s website, tauck.com, and it is also featured in a new full-color, 84-page brochure currently mailing to travel agents and consumers.

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Tauck Invites Revelers to Ring In 2015 in Paris

04/10/2014

NORWALK, CT (April 10, 2014) Tauck is offering travelers the opportunity to ring in 2015 in grand style in the legendary City of Light at “The Tauck Paris Event,” a new six-day cultural exploration of Paris highlighted by an opulent New Year’s Eve gala. The year-end Paris celebration is one of eight single-departure Tauck events on tap for 2014. Each is an in-depth cultural exploration of a specific destination, and each provides attendees with extraordinary access to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. For example, Tauck guests at different events this year will enjoy an evening inside the National Baseball Hall of Fame with filmmaker Ken Burns, they’ll enjoy true VIP treatment at Churchill Downs during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, and they’ll experience an exclusive evening inside the Vatican with dinner and private guided tours of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums.

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Tauck Christens its New ms Inspire Riverboat in Basel, Switzerland

04/04/2014

NORWALK, CT (April 4, 2014) Members of the Tauck family, Tauck executives, the company’s Board of Directors, special guests and local dignitaries all gathered dockside in Basel, Switzerland, yesterday to christen Tauck’s newest riverboat, the ms Inspire. Tauck Cruise Director Lynn Hardcastle offered a traditional blessing, and the ship officially entered service moments later when Tauck Cruise Director Bridget Ashton cut a ceremonial ribbon to send a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne crashing against the ship’s hull. The festive atmosphere was heightened by music provided by a local band, and by a fireboat that sounded its horn in celebration while sending torrents of water gushing skyward.

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Tauck Sees Big Growth In Small Groups

03/31/2014

NORWALK, CT (March 31, 2014) After boosting the number of special “small group departures” it offers on its classic land tours by 30% in 2013, Tauck is once again increasing its small group dates by an additional 20% for the coming year. The special small group departures on the company’s Tauck World Discovery land journeys typically average just 24 guests, versus approximately 40 on regular departures of the same itineraries. In all, Tauck will offer over 360 small group departures on some 55 land tours in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Celebrate Baseball With Paul Simon, Ken Burns, Phil Niekro and Tauck at the Baseball Hall of Fame

03/19/2014

NORWALK, CT (March 19, 2014) Avid baseball fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate America’s “national pastime” this summer with the help of filmmaker Ken Burns, singer Paul Simon and former major league players including Phil Niekro at “The Tauck Baseball Event” in Cooperstown, New York. The special four-day Tauck event, from July 31 – August 3, will coincide with the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum’s special 75th anniversary concert, where Tauck guests will enjoy premier seating in Rows 3 and 4. Headlining the concert will be Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Paul Simon, with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and former Yankees great and noted jazz guitarist Bernie Williams and others also scheduled to perform.

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Tauck Adds Two New River Cruises For 2015

03/12/2014

NORWALK, CT (March 12, 2014) Tauck has unveiled its 2015 portfolio of European river cruises, and the Connecticut-based company is adding a new 23-day, three-country itinerary and a new Tauck Bridges family cruise along the Rhine to its roster. Tauck’s full collection of 19 river cruises for 2015 is now listed on the company’s website, complete with departure dates and pricing, and all cruises are currently open for booking.

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Tauck Expands Complimentary Drinks on Riverboats, Unveils New Loft Cabins

02/25/2014

NORWALK, CT (February 25, 2014) Tauck has released the first photos of its innovative lower-level “loft” cabins, and Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best River Cruise Line” is celebrating the event by announcing an expanded complimentary drinks policy on all six of its European riverboats. Under the new policy, guests will now enjoy unlimited beer, wine and premium spirits throughout the day aboard Tauck’s four existing Jewel Class ships and on its two new Inspiration Class ships launching this year. Travelers on Tauck’s riverboats had previously enjoyed unlimited wine and beer with onboard meals only..

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Tauck Introduces New Tauck Bridges Family Itinerary to Spain

02/19/2014

NORWALK, CT (February 19, 2014) Tauck is expanding its portfolio of Tauck Bridges guided family itineraries with the launch this year of its first-ever family trip to Spain. The company’s new “Spain: Olé, Olé, Olé!” journey includes a range of unique experiences that reveal Spanish culture and history to travelers of all ages in fun and enriching ways.

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Tauck Announces Godmothers for New ms Inspire Riverboat

02/12/2014

NORWALK, CT (February 12, 2014) Tauck will honor the skill and dedication of its cruise director team by having its four female Tauck Cruise Directors collectively serve as godmother to the company’s new ms Inspire riverboat, the first of two new Inspiration Class riverboats being launched by Tauck this year. The ms Inspire will be christened on April 3rd in Basel, Switzerland. Tauck’s second Inspiration Class ship, the ms Savor, will be christened on June 21st in Rudesheim, Germany, the company also announced today

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Tauck and BBC Earth Offering New Dinosaur-Themed Family Trip in 2014

12/03/2013

NORWALK, CT (December 3, 2013)  With the theatrical release of the new $85 million, 3D motion picture Walking With Dinosaurs set for later this month, dinosaur fever will be running rampant among children throughout the coming year.  Now parents looking to foster their children’s interest in science can take advantage of the perfect vacation package for budding young paleontologists – an all-inclusive, five-day exploration of all things dinosaur co-crafted by Tauck, the 88-year-old leader in guided luxury travel, and the filmmakers at BBC Earth.

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Exclusive Bracebridge Dinner to Highlight Tauck’s New 2014 Winter Event in Yosemite

11/20/2013

NORWALK, CT (November 21, 2013) Each December for over 90 years, the grand main dining room at the iconic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park has been transformed into a 17th-century English manor for the venerated Bracebridge Dinner, a revered yet irreverent holiday tradition replete with a sumptuous seven-course dinner and a four-hour pageant of medieval entertainment and classic carols performed by a cast of over 100. And while tickets for this annual extravaganza are notoriously difficult to obtain, Tauck will be featuring the Bracebridge Dinner as the centerpiece of its new six-day event celebrating Yosemite’s 150th anniversary in 2014.

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Tauck Augments Its Danube Portfolio With New River Cruise For 2014

11/06/2013

NORWALK, CT (November 6, 2013) Tauck is adding a new 10-day river cruise itinerary on the Danube for 2014, bringing the company’s total number of cruises on the river to seven and underscoring the Danube’s standing as the most popular destination for Tauck river cruisers.

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Tauck Teams With BBC Earth to Offer Travelers Original, Exclusive, Natural History Experiences

10/15/2013

NORWALK, CT (October 15, 2013) Tauck, the world-leader in guided, premium quality land journeys and cruises, has entered into an exclusive, multi-year partnership with BBC Earth to bring the expertise and perspectives of BBC wildlife filmmakers to Tauck’s itineraries offering travelers the opportunity to explore the natural world. The BBC is the world’s leading producer of highly acclaimed, award-winning natural history documentaries, such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Life and The Blue Planet. Those series and other BBC productions have reached over 500 million people in over 180 countries worldwide to date.

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Tauck Again Welcoming Solo Travelers in 2014

09/26/2013

NORWALK, CT (September 26, 2013) Tauck is again rolling out the red carpet for solo travelers in 2014, eliminating the single supplement on its Category 1 European riverboat cabins, and reducing the single supplement by up to $600 on 158 departures of 64 itineraries to five continents.

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Tauck Honored by Luxury Travel Group as "Best Escorted Tour Operator" for Third Straight Year

08/21/2013

NORWALK, CT (August 21, 2013) Tauck has been named “The Best Escorted Tour Operator” for the third consecutive year by the international luxury travel network, Virtuoso. Tauck was among a number of top travel companies honored during a gala evening last week at Virtuoso’s annual conference, Virtuoso Travel Week, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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Tauck Offers New Ways To See Europe’s Iconic Old World Cities

08/13/2013

NORWALK, CT (August 13, 2013) Tauck is broadening its European portfolio with special in-depth explorations of some of Europe’s most iconic cities beginning this September and continuing through next year. The coming 18 months will see the launch of two different explorations of London, the debut of a third “city-centric” itinerary in Florence, and the reprise of Tauck’s first such event with the return of its popular “Roman Holiday Event” in Italy’s capital city next year.

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Tauck Sees Huge Growth In French River Cruising

07/30/2013

NORWALK, CT (July 30, 2013) When Tauck’s ms Swiss Emerald sailed on the company’s first-ever departure of its new Rhone River family river cruise earlier this month, it was just the latest milestone in Tauck’s rapidly increasing presence in French river cruising. Although the Connecticut-based company (recently named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine) has only been operating on France’s rivers for three years, it has already chalked up some impressive growth statistics..

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Tauck Resuming its People-to-People Cultural Exchange Journeys to Cuba

07/17/2013

NORWALK, CT (July 17, 2013) Tauck has announced that it will again be offering departures of its people-to-people cultural exchange journeys to Cuba, following the recent renewal of its license to operate tours to the island nation. The Connecticut-based company had been among several tour operators awaiting license renewals from OFAC, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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Tauck Again Named “World’s Best River Cruise Line” By Travel + Leisure Magazine

07/09/2013

NORWALK, CT (July 9, 2013) For the second time in three years, Tauck has been named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the world’s most authoritative and respected publications for travelers. The award, which will be presented to Tauck officials later this month at a ceremony in New York City, is based on the results of the magazine’s annual readers survey. Full survey results and a complete list of winners will be included in the magazine’s August issue.

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Kiki Tauck Mahar Is Guest Of Honor As Le Soléal Enters Service

07/01/2013

NORWALK, CT (July 1, 2013) Kiki Tauck Mahar, the wife of Tauck CEO Dan Mahar and the daughter of Tauck Chairman Arthur Tauck, was the guest of honor of Compagnie Du Ponant in Venice, Italy, over the weekend, joining company officials and other dignitaries for the maiden voyage of Compagnie Du Ponant’s new luxury small ship, Le Soléal. Mahar is godmother to the new 264-passenger, 466-foot ship, which she officially christened last December. This weekend’s celebratory overnight cruise concluded on Sunday, and Le Soléal embarked today on its first commercial sailing.

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Tauck Featured in New Video With YouTube Sensation “Dancing Matt”

06/25/2013

NORWALK, CT (June 25, 2013) Matt Harding, a Westport, CT native whose quirky dancing travelogue videos have been viewed over 80 million times on YouTube, performed his signature dance with guests of Norwalk-based travel company Tauck earlier this year, and the footage is included in a new “Dancing Matt” video which debuted on YouTube last night. The Tauck guests, travel agents attending a training seminar with the company in France, danced with Matt in front of Tauck’s ms Swiss Emerald riverboat while it was docked in Lyon.

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Noted Lincoln Expert Harold Holzer To Address Tauck Guests In Gettysburg

05/29/2013

NORWALK, CT (May 29, 2013) Harold Holzer, the noted author, Abraham Lincoln expert, and consultant to the critically-acclaimed Steven Spielberg film Lincoln, will speak to Tauck guests about the 16th president’s life and times this fall, during the October 19th departure of the company’s “Most Hallowed Ground” Civil War tour. Holzer will address the Tauck group in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address. Holzer’s presentation will occur on October 22nd, exactly four weeks prior to the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of the iconic speech.

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Granddaughter of Winston Churchill to be Featured Speaker on Select Tauck Itineraries

05/09/2013

NORWALK, CT (May 9, 2013) Guests on several Tauck itineraries visiting London will learn about Sir Winston Churchill, regarded by many as the most influential figure in British history, from a source intimately familiar with his life – his granddaughter Celia Sandys. An internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Sandys is a noted biographer who has published five books and hosted television specials chronicling Churchill’s life.

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Tauck's New Riverboats To Have 57% More Suites

04/26/2013

NORWALK, CT (April 26, 2013) Tauck has revealed information on the deck plans and cabin configurations for the new riverboats it will be launching in Europe next year, and the two newbuilds will each have 57% more suites than the company’s existing Jewel Class vessels (which already have far more suites than most other riverboats).

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Tauck Launches 2014 “Exotics” Journeys With New Exploration of Patagonia

04/04/2013

NORWALK, CT (April 4, 2013) Tauck has unveiled a new 11-day journey to Patagonia for 2014 that explores the landscapes, culture and history of the rugged region shared by Chile and Argentina near South America’s southern tip. The new “Patagonia” itinerary will feature departures from January through March and from October through December of next year, and it is among 31 different trips comprising Tauck’s portfolio of 2014 Exotics journeys. Tauck is now taking bookings on all of its 2014 Exotics trips, and full information on the entire Exotics collection, including itinerary descriptions, pricing and departure dates, is now posted on the company’s website.

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Tauck Adds “The Best of China” To Growing Portfolio of Asian Itineraries

03/27/2013

NORWALK, CT (March 27, 2013) Tauck has added a new 11-day exploration of China to its portfolio of Asian journeys, increasing the total number of land and cruise itineraries in Asia to nine for 2013. For this year the company has also added a new 17-day journey in Northern India and Nepal, as well as a 16-day land and sea exploration of Southeast Asia featuring the new luxury small ship, Le Soléal.

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Tauck Marks St. Patrick’s Day With New Ireland Itinerary For Families

03/12/2013

NORWALK, CT (March 12, 2013)  Tauck is marking St. Patrick’s Day this week by announcing details of its new “Ireland Forever” itinerary to the Emerald Isle.  The 8-day journey has been designed specifically for families, and is part of the company’s Tauck Bridges collection of family travel adventures.

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Tauck Announces Names, Additional Details of Two New Riverboats Launching in 2014

03/05/2013

NORWALK, CT (March 5, 2013) Tauck has disclosed the names of the two new riverboats it will launch next year, and announced that the ships will each be considerably longer than the four sister-ships that currently comprise the company’s fleet. The new ships, the ms Inspire and ms Savor, will both be 443 feet long, compared to Tauck’s existing ships which each measure 361 feet. Despite being 23% longer, the two newbuilds will only accommodate 130 guests each, or just 10% more than its current ships.

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Tauck Adds Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith to Ken Burns Baseball Event in Cooperstown

02/27/2013

NORWALK, CT (February 27, 2013) Baseball legend and Hall of Fame Member Ozzie Smith has joined the roster of former players, authors and experts who will be attending “The Tauck Baseball Event: America’s Pastime” in Cooperstown, New York, in June. The four-day event (June 27-30, 2013) is being designed and offered by Tauck in cooperation with Ken Burns, whose PBS film Baseball earned nearly 20 different awards and award nominations, and spawned a critically-acclaimed sequel, The Tenth Inning. Burns will deliver the event’s keynote speech and greet Tauck guests during an exclusive, “after-hours” evening inside the National Baseball Hall of Fame that includes a cocktail and dessert reception, and the opportunity to tour the Hall of Fame’s exhibits when the facility is closed to the public.

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Tauck Explores “The Heart of Italy” With New Culturious Journey to Venice, Florence and Rome

02/19/2013

NORWALK, CT (February 19, 2013)  Tauck is introducing a new in-depth, 8-day itinerary for 2013 that explores Italy’s three most iconic cities, Venice, Florence and Rome.  “The Heart of Italy: Venezia, Firenze & Roma” is part of Tauck’s Culturious collection of immersive, small-group journeys for active, boomer-aged travelers.

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Tauck To Debut Itinerary Exploring New York's Lakes and Hudson Valley

02/13/2013

NORWALK, CT (February 13, 2013) Tauck is launching a new tour that begins in Montreal, Canada, and then travels south to explore some of New York’s most iconic lakes, its scenic Adirondack Mountains, and its historic and culturally rich Hudson Valley. Tauck will offer departures of “The Hudson Valley” from June through October, with prices for the 10-day itinerary from $4,490 per person (double occupancy, plus air).

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Tauck's "Treasures of Southeast Asia" Cruise To Sail Aboard New Luxury Ship Le Soléal

02/06/2013

NORWALK, CT (February 6, 2013) Tauck has announced a new 16-day land and sea exploration of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore centered around an 11-day cruise aboard the new luxury small ship, Le Soléal. Scheduled to launch this summer in Italy, the 466-foot ship has a capacity of 264 passengers and it will also be featured on selected 2013 sailings of Tauck’s cruise exploration of Iceland.

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Tauck To Launch Two New Riverboats and Four New River Cruise Itineraries In 2014

01/29/2013

NORWALK, CT (January 29, 2013)  Tauck announced today that it will welcome two newbuilds into its fleet of European riverboats next year, bringing the total number of Tauck ships on Europe’s rivers to six.  According to company officials, the new vessels are slated to launch in March and June of 2014.  In addition Tauck will launch four new river cruise itineraries in Europe next year.

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Tauck Provides $50,000 In Grants To Mark Twain House & Museum And Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

01/25/2013

NORWALK, CT (January 25, 2013) Tauck, the Norwalk, CT-based leader in guided luxury tours and cruises, has provided $25,000 grants to both the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. The grants are part of Tauck’s “World of Giving” corporate philanthropy initiative, and follow the company’s announcement last fall that it would be including both locations on a revised tour of New England it has designed with the award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.

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Tauck And Ken Burns Announce New Baseball Event In Cooperstown, New York

01/09/2013

NORWALK, CT (January 9, 2013)  Tauck has announced a new four-day, baseball-themed event it has crafted with Ken Burns, the filmmaker whose PBS documentary Baseball garnered widespread acclaim, earned nearly 20 different awards and award nominations, and spawned a sequel, The Tenth Inning.  The new Tauck event is scheduled for June 27 – 30, 2013, and it is part of the company’s “Ken Burns American Journeys” series of travel experiences based on the filmmaker’s works.

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Kiki Tauck Mahar Named Godmother Of Compagnie Du Ponant’s New Ship, Le Soléal

12/06/2012

NORWALK, CT (December 6, 2012) Kiki Tauck Mahar, the wife of Tauck CEO Dan Mahar and the daughter of Tauck Chairman Arthur Tauck, will serve as godmother to Compagnie Du Ponant’s new 264-passenger, 466-foot luxury small ship, Le Soléal, when it is christened next July in Italy.

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Tauck Launches Its 2013 European Portfolio Under A New “How You See The World Matters” Banner

12/04/2012

NORWALK, CT (December 4, 2012)  Tauck has unveiled its 2013 product portfolio for Europe, and for the coming year the leader in premium quality guided travel will offer a diverse array of nearly 70 land and cruise itineraries spanning the continent.  Tauck’s 2013 offerings are highlighted in a new 148-page brochure that features a refreshed layout and graphics treatment, and messaging that emphasizes “How You See The World Matters.”

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Tauck Announces New Mississippi River Cruise Co-Crafted With Ken Burns

11/01/2012

Norwalk, CT (November 1, 2012)  Tauck and the award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns have crafted a new 11-day cultural exploration of the Mississippi River that will launch early next year as part of the company’s “Ken Burns American Journeys” collection.  The new “Life on the Mississippi” itinerary begins with an overnight stay in Memphis, followed by a 7-night Mississippi River cruise aboard the newly re-launched American Queen paddlewheel steamboat, and it concludes with a two-night stay in New Orleans.  Along the way, guests will be treated to a number of unique cultural experiences and a diverse array of Tauck-exclusive shore excursions. 

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Tauck To Bring Travelers To Hartford Sites In 2013

10/24/2012

HARTFORD, CT (October 24, 2012)  Norwalk, CT-based Tauck, one of the world’s top luxury travel companies, announced today that it would be bringing travelers to the Hartford area next year on a newly redesigned tour of New England.  Tauck made the announcement jointly with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and filmmaker Ken Burns at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, which will be featured on the new itinerary. 

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Tauck’s National Parks Guest-Volunteer Program Surpasses 15,000 Participants

10/10/2012

NORWALK, CT (October 10, 2012)  Tauck’s award-winning National Parks guest-volunteer program celebrated several milestones recently, including hosting its 15,000th participant.  The unique program, which allows Tauck guests traveling on two different Tauck itineraries to work on preservation and beautification projects, also concluded its 10th year in operation and marked the contribution of over 30,000 hours of  volunteer labor to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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Tauck Named “World’s Best River Cruise Line For Families” By Travel + Leisure

09/26/2012

NORWALK, CT (September 26, 2012) For the second consecutive year, Tauck has been named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line for Families” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The recognition, announced in the magazine’s current issue, follows on the heels of Tauck being named to Travel + Leisure’s overall list of the “World’s Best River Cruise Lines” in its August issue. Tauck has been included on the “World’s Best River Cruise Lines” list for four years running, including taking the number-one spot in 2011.

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Tauck's "Celebration Of Roses Event" Returns For The 124th Annual Rose Parade

09/12/2012

NORWALK, CT (September 12, 2012)  Tauck will kick off the coming New Year in style when guests attending its special “Celebration of Roses” in Los Angeles enjoy reserved grandstand seating at the 124th annual Rose Parade on January 1st and tickets to the 2013 Rose Bowl game, college football’s “Granddaddy of Them All.”  The five-day Tauck event (December 29, 2012 – January 2, 2013) will also include themed sightseeing in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, a special gala New Year’s Eve celebration, an “insider’s” visit to see how the famous Rose Parade floats are crafted, and more.

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Tauck Guests To Walk With Lions On New Safari

08/22/2012

NORWALK, CT (August 22, 2012)  Guests traveling on Tauck’s new “Botswana, South Africa & Zambia” safari next year will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience – the chance to actually walk with and among a pride of juvenile lions as they play, relax and begin to develop the skills they’ll use later to survive in the wild.  This unique opportunity comes during a visit to a lion research center near Livingstone, Zambia, where young lion cubs orphaned in the wild are nurtured and ultimately prepared for reintroduction into their natural environment.

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Tauck Drops Category 1 Single Supplement From All 2013 European River Cruises

06/26/2012

NORWALK, CT (June 26, 2012) Good news is at hand for solo travelers frustrated by paying a higher per-person cabin rate than cruisers sharing a stateroom with a spouse or friend. Tauck, named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure magazine, is dropping the “single supplement” for Category 1 cabins on each of its 2013 European river cruises. The savings apply to every departure on all 14 of Tauck’s European river cruise itineraries.

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New Yosemite And Sequoia National Parks Tour Keeps History Of America’s “Buffalo Soldiers” Alive

05/07/2012

NORWALK, CT (May 7, 2012) Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is working with Tauck, one of the world’s top tour operators, to tell the story of America’s Buffalo Soldiers as part of a new Tauck itinerary that explores San Francisco and the National Parks of Northern California, including Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. The history of the Buffalo Soldiers in the parks is one of several cultural narratives that Tauck will highlight in its new, all-inclusive, 8-day guided journey, “Yosemite And Sequoia: John Muir’s California.” Other themes weaving through the Tauck itinerary include the story of visionary naturalist John Muir and the creation of America’s National Parks system.

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Roman Holiday Event Returns For 2012

05/02/2012

NORWALK, CT (May 2, 2012)  As Tauck begins the first full month of its 2012 operating season in Europe, the Connecticut-based company is rolling out an extensive portfolio of more than 50 all-inclusive itineraries.  Highlighting Tauck’s 2012 lineup of European tours and cruises are the return of its exclusive “Roman Holiday” event as well as a new 10-day itinerary in Sicily and a new 12-day exploration of Turkey.

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Tauck Ranked Among "Best Places To Work In Connecticut"

03/27/2012

NORWALK, CT (March 27, 2012) Tauck, the Norwalk-based leader in premium quality guided land journeys and cruises, has placed second in the Hartford Business Journal’s annual rankings of the best places to work in Connecticut. The award is being officially announced in this week’s edition of the publication, where the company is being recognized in the category for small to medium-sized businesses.

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Tauck Doubling Washington, DC Civil War Events With Filmmaker Ken Burns

02/15/2012

NORWALK, CT (February 15, 2012)  After selling out its inaugural Washington, DC-based Civil War event in just 10 days last year, Tauck has announced that it is repeating the event this spring and adding a second date in the fall.  This year’s events will begin on May 20 and October 14, and like last year’s event, they will feature an itinerary crafted in cooperation with Ken Burns.  The acclaimed filmmaker will once again present the events’ keynote address, and attending guests will have the chance to personally meet Burns that same evening.

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Tauck’s New Rhone River Cruise Explores The Wine And Culinary Traditions of France

02/02/2012

NORWALK, CT (February 2, 2012)  Tauck, rated the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is introducing a new river cruise on the Rhone that celebrates and explores the rich culinary traditions of France. The new 10-day “A Taste of France” itinerary begins with a two-night hotel stay and exploration of local food culture in Paris, followed by a seven-night river cruise through the Rhone Valley aboard Tauck’s MS Swiss Emerald riverboat. Tauck has crafted the new itinerary in collaboration with Churchill & Turen, Ltd., the luxury travel agency named the “World’s Best Culinary Tour Specialist” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

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Tauck Enhances 2012 Bridges Trips With More Exclusive Access And Family Activities

11/14/2011

NORWALK, CT (November 14, 2011) Tauck continues to grow its global portfolio of family travel offerings, and for 2012 the Connecticut-based company is enhancing its successful collection of 15 Tauck Bridges itineraries with new family-friendly activities and more access to unique experiences.  Tauck Bridges itineraries, each designed specifically for families, are offered in North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

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Tauck Offering Weekly Updates On Fall Foliage Conditions

09/20/2011

NORWALK, CT (September 20, 2011)  Eighty-seven years after New England’s fall foliage inspired the launch of one of the world’s top guided tour and cruise operators, that same company is continuing to celebrate autumn’s annual colors by providing free updates on foliage conditions to travelers.  Tauck, the leader in premium quality guided land journeys, river cruises and small-ship ocean cruises, will offer recorded foliage updates for New England and other regions beginning on September 15 and continuing through November.  The foliage reports, which will be updated twice-weekly during the season’s peak weeks, will be available through a dedicated toll-free telephone number, 1 800-214-8209.

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Tauck Launches New Winter Journeys In Yellowstone

NORWALK, CT (August 30, 2011) Filmmaker Ken Burns, his longtime collaborator Dayton Duncan and Tauck are launching two new wintertime journeys that explore Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. The new itineraries – a one-time, eight-day event with the opportunity to personally meet Burns and Duncan, and a nine-day Tauck Culturious journey with multiple departures – will debut next January. Both will offer unparalleled access to the park, to naturalists and other park experts who will share their insights, and to experiences that travelers can’t typically enjoy on their own.

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Tauck Christens New MS Treasures Riverboat In Germany

08/11/2011

NORWALK, CT (August 11, 2011)  Three generations of Tauck family members, local dignitaries, travel agents and journalists from around the world, special guests and company executives gathered in Cologne, Germany, yesterday for the official christening of Tauck’s newest riverboat, the ms Treasures.  The ship is the fourth new Tauck riverboat launched within the last five years.

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Tauck Announces Godmother Of New ms Treasures Riverboat

07/06/2011

NORWALK, CT (July 6, 2011)  Tauck, a world-leader in premium quality guided tours and cruises, has announced that Robin Tauck will serve as godmother to the company’s new ms Treasures riverboat. The Tauck family, company executives, travel agents and journalists will gather for the ship’s christening on August 10 in Cologne Germany.  The ms Treasures will be the fourth new Tauck riverboat launched since 2006.

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Filmmaker Ken Burns And Tauck To Host Exclusive Jazz Event In New Orleans

04/27/2011

NORWALK, CT (April 27, 2011)  Private performances by musicians including Ellis Marsalis…  VIP treatment and a private concert at Preservation Hall…  Exclusive talks from Ken Burns and the music historian at the Louisiana State Museum…  An insider’s tour of  the Hogan Jazz Archive hosted by its curator…  Gourmet meals at some of New Orleans’ most renowned restaurants, including Arnaud’s and The Court of Two Sisters…

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Tauck’s New Ken Burns Itinerary Explores The Civil War’s “Most Hallowed Ground”

04/06/2011

NORWALK, CT (4/6/11)  A private viewing at the National Archives of our nation’s founding documents, which both established a new country and propelled it towards the war that almost destroyed it…  An exclusive visit to a Civil War-era farmhouse that was commandeered for use as a battlefield hospital, and today still shows evidence of the 750+ soldiers who suffered there...  A special presentation on slavery and plantation life from a research historian for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello…

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Tauck Adds 11 New Itineraries In Europe

02/28/2011

NORWALK, CT (February 28, 2011)  When Tauck begins operating its first 2011 trips in Europe next month, the company will celebrate its 20th anniversary on the continent and mark the expansion of its diverse European portfolio with nearly a dozen new itineraries.  The new trips include a pair of river cruises on the Rhone, several additions to the company’s classic Tauck World Discovery land programs, new Tauck Bridges family itineraries in Italy and the Swiss/Austrian Alps, and two new trips in the company’s Culturious collection of active, immersive, small-group experiences for boomer-age travelers.

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Tauck Reveals Name, Details Of Newest Riverboat

11/29/2010

NORWALK, CT (November 29, 2010) Tauck has revealed that the newest ship in its fleet of award-winning European riverboats will be named the ms Treasures. Currently under construction at the Vahali Shipyards in Gendt, the Netherlands, the ms Treasures will feature new beds and an enhanced cabin décor, both of which Tauck is implementing fleet-wide for 2011. Following its christening next August in Germany, the ms Treasures will sail on five different Tauck itineraries, ranging from the company’s popular “The Blue Danube” cruise to its 24-day, transcontinental “Grand European Cruise.”

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Tauck And Ken Burns Reveal First Co-Designed Itinerary

11/02/2010

NORWALK, CT (November 2, 2010) An in-depth, 10-day tour exploring six iconic National Parks of the southwestern U.S. will be the first new itinerary designed by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan in collaboration with leading tour operator Tauck, it was announced today. Besides leveraging Tauck’s extensive experience in the region, the new itinerary will incorporate Burns’s and Duncan’s insider knowledge and draw on the filmmakers’ extensive network of local experts amassed during the decade they spent making their widely acclaimed documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Tauck will operate the new tour, “Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest,” beginning in May of next year with departures running through October.

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Tauck's Culturious Trips Win Innovation Award

09/21/2010

NORWALK, CT (September 21, 2010) Tauck’s new active, immersive Culturious journeys for boomer-aged travelers have been honored with the CQIA Innovation Prize. Presented annually by the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnerships (CQIA), the award is based on criteria established for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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Magazine Readers Again Rank Tauck Among The "World's Best" In Travel

07/13/2010

NORWALK, CT (July 13, 2010)  Norwalk-based travel company Tauck has once again been ranked as one of the “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.  Tauck, an 85-year-old leader in premium-quality guided land journeys and cruises, was named by Travel + Leisure’s readers to the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Best Tour Operators & Safari Outfitters” and to its list of the “World’s Best River Cruise Lines.”  This is the 13th consecutive year that Tauck has been included on the tour operators list, and the second consecutive year it’s been honored for its European river cruises.  The “World’s Best” lists are generated by an annual readers survey conducted by Travel + Leisure, and the 2010 survey results appear in the magazine’s August issue.

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New Itineraries, New Ship, More Departures Highlight Tauck's 2011 River Cruise Plans

06/29/2010

NORWALK, CT (June 29, 2010)  Tauck is continuing to expand its European river cruise portfolio, and for 2011 the company will add two new cruises on the Rhone River, launch another new riverboat, and increase its river cruise departures by over 30%.

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