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Tauck Small Ship Cruising

Why travelers love Tauck Small Ship Cruising...

Uncommon Access

  • We take care of every detail on your cruise so you connect ashore with people, places, and cultural traditions
  • Shore excursions are a well-choreographed blend of cultural sightseeing and time at leisure to maximize your time
  • Exclusive cultural experiences are an important part of Tauck's small ship cruising, many of them private for Tauck guests only
  • Dining ashore is included, providing a genuine taste of regional cuisine

 

All Inclusive

  • Virtually every cruise expense is included in one up-front price
  • No options sold
  • All shore excursions are included, led by Tauck Directors and local guides
  • All gratuities to Tauck Directors, ship staff, local guides and luggage handling included

 

Intimate, Club-like Atmosphere

  • 40-264 guests aboard Tauck's yachts and expeditionary vessels – comfortable, relaxed, personalized cruising 
  • Cruise to small islands, hidden harbors and exclusive ports of call where big ships can't go 
  • On-board presentations by local experts and cultural performances by local artists

 

Peace of Mind

  • Tauck's proven ability to take care of guests in the event of the unexpected on tour personifies the word "reassurance" 
  • Cruise Protection Product offers trip, airfare, medical and luggage protection 
  • Book your air with Tauck – taxes and fuel surcharges included, no hidden fees, refundable

Yacht and Expeditionary Small Ship Cruising


The difference in Tauck's small ship cruising lies in the choreography – the combination of personalized cruising with cultural land exploration. From the moment you step ashore, our 90+ years of expertise on land ensures that on every moment of your shore excursions (all included in the price) count! Small ship cruising means more personal attention from the captain and the crew – you'll find the on-board atmosphere to be both club-like and comfortable. The pace is more relaxed, the conversations are richer, and the day-to-day experiences are shared with like-minded travelers.

  • Spain Cruise Portugal Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of Spain and Portugal - Eastbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 13 days
    • Price: from $7,690

    New for 2017! Set sail for a 13-day small ship cruise adventure aboard your Windstar yacht as you chart a course for a treasure trove of Iberian discoveries along the trade routes of the first Portuguese and Spanish explorers. View monuments to heroes past in Lisbon at Jeronimo’s Monastery church, Belém Tower and the Coach Museum or the Maritime Museum.

  • Barcelona to Lisbon Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of Spain and Portugal - Westbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 13 days
    • Price: from $7,690

    New for 2017! Set sail for a 13-day small ship cruise adventure aboard your Windstar yacht as you chart a course for a treasure trove of Iberian discoveries along the trade routes of the first Portuguese and Spanish explorers. View monuments to heroes past in Lisbon at Jeronimo’s Monastery church, Belém Tower and the Coach Museum or the Maritime Museum.

  • Norway Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Treasures - Eastbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Price: from $7,990

    New for 2017 – Only Two Sailings! Explore spectacular fjord country and Norwegian culture past and present on a seven-night voyage aboard Le Soléal – sailing between Bergen and Oslo – stay one night at a downtown hotel in both historic cities, and spend a day in Göteborg, Sweden.

  • Norwegian Fjords Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Treasures - Westbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Price: from $7,990

    New for 2017 – Only Two Sailings! Explore spectacular fjord country and Norwegian culture past and present on a seven-night voyage aboard Le Soléal – sailing between Oslo and Bergen – stay one night at a downtown hotel in both historic cities, and spend a day in Göteborg, Sweden.

  • British Isles Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the British / Irish Isles - Eastbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: from $7,390

    New for 2017! This 12-day cruise aboard a luxury small ship takes you to major cities in Britain and Ireland, as well as captivating islands off the beaten path; the cruise runs both east and west. On the eastbound version, begin with two nights at the Conrad Hotel in the heart of Dublin, then sail to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, where you’ll discover its unique cultural mix of Celtic, Norse and British influences.

  • Cruise Ireland and England

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the British / Irish Isles - Westbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: from $7,390

    New for 2017! This 12-day cruise from London to Dublin aboard a luxury small ship takes you to major cities in Britain and Ireland, as well as captivating islands off the beaten path, from the Isles of Scilly to the Isle of Man to Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

  • Italy Greece Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Ancient Mariners: Venice, Croatia & Greece - Northbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: from $7,990

    New for 2017! Cruise aboard a Wind Star yacht on an enchanting odyssey from Athens to Venice, exploring islands in Croatia, Montenegro and Greece steeped in legend and antiquity, accessible only by small ships.

  • Cruises from Venice to Greece

    Small Ship Cruising

    Ancient Mariners: Venice, Croatia & Greece - Southbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: from $7,990

    New for 2017! Cruise aboard a Wind Star yacht on an enchanting odyssey from Venice to Athens, exploring islands in Croatia, Montenegro and Greece steeped in legend and antiquity, accessible only by small ships.

  • Costa Rica Tours

    Small Ship Cruising

    The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Eastbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: from $6,790

    New – Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... An 11-day journey includes a 7-night voyage aboard one of Windstar's new all-suite Pride Class power yachts and a full transit of the Panama Canal – plus explore ecological diversity and pristine islands in the Pacific and Caribbean.

  • Panama Canal Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Westbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: from $6,790

    Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... This 11-day journey includes a 7-night voyage aboard one of Windstar's new all-suite Pride Class power yachts, Star Pride or Star Breeze, and features a complete transit of the Panama Canal and an opportunity for cultural exchange with locals as you explore ecological diversity and pristine islands in Panama and along Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

  • Croatia Tour

    Small Ship Cruising

    Venice & the Dalmatian Coast

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Price: from $7,190

    Our popular 10-day Venice and Croatia tour features a 7-night Dalmatian Coast cruise aboard the luxury yacht Le Lyrial, taking in castles, palaces, and cultural treasures from Venice to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Dubrovnik, the walled city of Kotor, Diocletian's Palace, Sibenik, Split and more.

  • Cruise Russia

    Small Ship Cruising

    St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Northbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: from $8,490

    Witness historic legacies from the Vikings to the czars on this Baltic cruise aboard one of Tauck's state-of-the-art small ships, exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn.

  • Russa Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Southbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Price: from $8,490

    Travel through the cultural history of the Baltics, from the Vikings to the czars, on our Baltic Sea cruise aboard one of Tauck's state-of-the-art yachts, exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn.

  • Mediterranean Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Mediterranean - Northbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: from $7,390

    Sail aboard Le Ponant on a Mediterranean cruise that is one of Tauck's most popular small ship cruises – a weeklong voyage to Corsica, Sicily, Malta and the Amalfi Coast, plus the islands of Lipari, Ponza, and Stromboli – and take in the Côte d'Azur, Provence and Monte-Carlo on a two-night land stay.

  • Mediterranean Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Mediterranean - Southbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: from $7,390

    Sail aboard Le Ponant on one of the best Mediterranean cruises – and one of Tauck's most popular small ship cruises – on this weeklong voyage to Corsica, Sicily, Malta and the Amalfi Coast, plus the islands of Lipari, Ponza, and Stromboli; take in the Côte d'Azur, Provence and Monte-Carlo on a two-night land stays.

  • Italy Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & Rome - Northbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: from $7,990

    You'll love this Italy cruise featuring Sicily – cruise aboard the yacht Le Ponant with a land stay in Rome featuring a Tauck Exclusive – an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums! See the historic sights of Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Malta, Rome and the remote Aeolian Isles on this 11-day trip.

  • Italy Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & Rome - Southbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: from $7,990

    One of Tauck's popular Italy cruises sails aboard the yacht Le Ponant, complemented by a land stay in Rome featuring a Tauck Exclusive – an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums! Visit Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Malta, Rome and the remote Aeolian Isles on this 11-day journey.

  • Greek Island Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Aegean - Northbound

    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days

    From the Parthenon to the Greek Isles, see classical antiquities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an Aegean Sea and Greek Island cruise aboard Wind Star that features a memorable three-night stay in Athens.

  • Greece Tour

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Aegean – Southbound

    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration:

    From the Parthenon to the Greek Isles, see classical antiquities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an Aegean Sea and Greek Island cruise aboard Wind Star, combined with a memorable three-night stay in Athens.

  • Iceland Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: from $6,990

    Sold out year after year, this popular 7-night Iceland cruise aboard your yacht-like Tauck small ship explores cosmopolitan Reykjavik, picturesque fishing villages, remote island farmland and the incomparable natural wonders of Iceland. See fjords ringed by mountains; stroll atop black lava landscapes; view sulphur fields, glaciers, spouting geysers and towering waterfalls; and soak in a thermally heated lagoon.

  • Australia New Zealand Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising Down Under – Eastbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 19 days
    • Price: from $12,340 plus on-tour air

    Our new 19-day Australia and New Zealand cruise blends land stays in Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne and Auckland with 9 nights aboard L'Austral cruising to New Zealand’s natural gems... creating cultural connections through Tauck’s signature sightseeing, exclusive cultural experiences and included shore excursions.

  • New Zealand Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising Down Under – Westbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 19 days
    • Price: from $12,340 plus on-tour air

    Our 19-day Australia and New Zealand cruise blends land stays in Auckland, Queenstown, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney with 9 nights aboard L'Austral cruising to New Zealand’s natural gems... creating cultural connections through Tauck’s signature sightseeing, exclusive cultural experiences and included shore excursions.

  • Antarctica Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Antarctica

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 13 days
    • Price: from $10,290 plus on-tour air

    Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth… Our Antarctica cruise takes you to the mystical Antarctic archipelago and the continent of Antarctica, with two nights in Buenos Aires. Explorers throughout the centuries have been mesmerized and captivated by the ice – today, you are that Antarctic explorer.

  • Peru Tours

    Small Ship Cruising

    Peru and the Galápagos Islands

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 15 days
    • Price: from $9,290 plus on-tour air

    Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... Explore Peru on travels that include the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu – and take a 6-night Galápagos cruise aboard an expeditionary ship to discover the unique wildlife of the Galápagos Archipelago.

  • Galapágos Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising the Galápagos Islands

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 9 days
    • Price: from $6,440 plus on-tour air

    Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth take you up-close to amazing wildlife such as blue-footed boobies, sea lions, iguanas, penguins and more as you explore the remote Galápagos Islands with expert naturalists on a 9-day trip featuring a 6-night Galápagos cruise aboard the expeditionary-style yacht Isabela II.

  • Japan Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun - Northbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: from $11,690

    Spend fourteen days discovering the "land of the rising sun" on the ultimate Japan cruise – with eight nights aboard our elegant yacht L'Austral and five nights at premier hotels in the heart of Kyoto and Tokyo; explore Osaka, Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki and more.

  • Japan Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun – Southbound

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 14 days
    • Price: from $11,690

    Spend fourteen days discovering the "land of the rising sun" on the best of Japan cruises – with eight nights aboard our elegant yacht L'Austral and five nights at premier hotels in the heart of Kyoto and Tokyo; explore Osaka, Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki and more.

  • Greek Isles Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of the Greek Isles

    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 11 days
    • Price: from $4,940

    From the Parthenon to the Greek Isles, see classical antiquities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a land journey and Greek island cruise aboard Wind Star, featuring a three-night hotel stay in Athens.

  • Galapagos Cruises

    Bridges Family Trips

    Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland Holiday Departure

    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 9 days
    • Price: from $6,483 plus on-tour air

    Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... featuring Santa Cruz II! Discover wildlife found nowhere else in the world on one of our most popular Galápagos cruises, designed for families, featuring a five-night cruise aboard our new expeditionary yacht Santa Cruz II.

  • Galápagos Tour

    Bridges Family Trips

    Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland

    • 2017
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Price: from $5,152 plus on-tour air

    Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... featuring Santa Cruz II! Discover wildlife found nowhere else in the world on one of our most popular Galápagos cruises, designed for families, featuring a four-night cruise aboard the expeditionary yacht Santa Cruz II.

  • Asia Cruise

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of Southeast Asia - Northbound

    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 13 days
    • Price: from $8,990

    A fabulous Southeast Asia cruise aboard L'Austral includes land stays in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the cultural diversity of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore, along with ancient towns, lively street markets, and treasured antiquities. Explore Hué, Da Nang and Hoi An along the coast of central Vietnam, with special experiences such as a cruise aboard a traditional junk on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Asia Cruises

    Small Ship Cruising

    Treasures of Southeast Asia - Southbound

    • 2016
    • Quick Info
    • Full Itinerary
    • Duration: 13 days
    • Price: from $8,990

    Our fabulous Southeast Asia cruises aboard L'Austral include land stays in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the cultural diversity of Hong Kong and Vietnam, along with ancient towns, lively street markets, and treasured antiquities. Explore Hué, Da Nang and Hoi An along the coast of central Vietnam, with special experiences such as a cruise aboard a traditional junk on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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