Inside The Parks
Longstanding Relationships Provide Unique Access
90+ years within North America's national parks means our relationships and partnerships within the parks are longstanding and deep, providing us with exceptional access to people and places in the heart of the parks that you just can't get if traveling on your own. Learn more about the story of Tauck and Tauck's unique access by viewing Tauck: An American Story, narrated by Tauck travel partner, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns.
Travel In Good Company –
Our Tauck Directors and Local Experts
You'll travel with our Tauck Directors (averaging 10 years of service) from the start of your national park trip to the end, skillfully managing all day-to-day details. Their friendliness, warmth and enthusiasm earn them the highest praise from our guests. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, they have a host of special interests and talents – they may be hikers, equestrians, canoeists, campers, teachers, writers, avid campers... and the true cornerstones of our national park journeys. They share their knowledge, passion and love of the parks sunrise to sundown; they know the best places to see and the best times of the day to explore, and use their experience to maximize yours, even in the unlikely event that plans go awry.
You'll also meet local experts who share their insights, knowledge and artistry with you. From natural history to man-made history, you'll get an insiders' look at the parks from those who know it best, including geologists, park rangers, wildlife photographers, cinematographers, artists, historians, wildlife experts, cowboys, and more.
And on most of our national park journeys, you'll gain special insights from "Stories by Ken Burns," custom-made film vignettes exclusively produced for Tauck by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that take you behind-the-scenes of their award-winning film The National Parks: America's Best Idea. Ken and Dayton share new insights into the people and events that created and preserved America's national parks; these films add new meaning and appreciation to your Tauck journey.
Our National Park Travel Partners –
The Face Of Tauck In The National Parks
Our travel partners are the face of Tauck in the national parks – and across North America, they are the key to our success. Many of our partnerships are longstanding over the decades and are testimony to the connections and friendships so integral to crafting the best travel experiences for our guests. Together, we create travel that matters.
Our partners ensure our guests’ satisfaction, uphold our high standards for service, quality, and comfort, and meet Tauck guests’ expectations with a dedication to high quality service – and with a smile. They include the folks behind and in front of the scene at our hotels, lodges, and resorts; naturalists, ecologists and environmentalists; authors, artists and musicians; museum docents, curators and interpreters; chefs, vintners and gourmands; cowboys, lobstermen and farmers… and many more.
Ken Burns American Journeys
Filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, America’s premier storytellers, work alongside Tauck’s team of tour architects to meticulously craft enriching travel experiences. They bring to life the themes and stories from their award-winning documentary films, sharing exclusive insights into the people, places and events that shaped the history of the United States, taking guests’ travel experiences to a deeper level. Together, we’ve created over 100 original film vignettes, developed new tours and enhanced existing special events.
Earth Journeys – Created by Tauck with BBC Earth
In partnership with BBC Earth, nature’s premier storyteller, we have created Earth Journeys – designed to enhance our natural history travel experiences in destinations around the world including Alaska (Wild Alaska and Alaska: Call of the Wild). You’ll enjoy film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth; field equipment “gadgets” operated by our Tauck Directors; and educational touches.
From Our Partners...
"Tauck is a wonderful partner to work with. Tauck makes every effort
to ensure their guests enjoy a top-notch experience."
– Delaware North (Yosemite and Sequoia national parks)
"The relationship with Tauck goes beyond a typical business relationship.
We are truly partners in creating meaningful experiences for our guests."
– Grand Teton Lodge Company
"Our relationship with Tauck goes deeper than simply business; we share values
centered around guest service and good work. Tauck sets the standard for customer care,
and we’re proud to be associated with that level of guest-focused commitment."
– Xanterra Parks & Resorts