May 2, 2024

Travel Updates

Travel Updates will keep you informed on the operating status of tours or cruises by destination, and provide up-to-date information on our travel policies.

Tour & Cruise Status by Destination


We continue to make every effort to provide the most up-to-date information on the status of your tour or cruise. However, please know that as we share the below updates, we recognize there are events outside our control that we cannot predict or prevent. While access to certain destinations and itinerary elements may evolve over time, what won't change is our commitment to do everything possible to deliver the quality experience and peace of mind you expect when traveling with Tauck. We hope you share a spirit of adventure with us.



(May 2, 2024) As reported in the media, the tragic conflict in Gaza continues. As a result of the on-going hostilities in the region, Tauck has made the following decisions:

  • Israel and Jordan - All departures scheduled through December, 2024 have been cancelled.
  • Jerusalem, The Red Sea & Petra - All departures have been cancelled for 2024 and 2025.

Our Global Response Team continues to actively monitor world events on an on-going basis, consulting with our vast network of outside agencies, supplier partners, and other industry contacts to stay abreast of circumstances in all areas where we operate. As always, the health and wellbeing of our guests, employees, and partners are our highest priorities.

Travel Policy Updates For Our Guests

Health & Safety Policy for 2024

For 2024 tours and cruises, Tauck has no remaining Covid requirements. There is no vaccination requirement or travel pledge to be signed. This 2024 policy could change if there is a surge in infection rates or other factors that could impact the safety of our guests and employees. 

Final Payment & Tour Cancellation Policy


For all land tours, final payment is due 60 days before trip departure and 120 days for river cruises, small ship cruises and rail journeys.



If you have to cancel your trip, regardless of reason, cancellation of confirmed bookings results in costly penalties and fees from hotels, ship operators and other travel providers. Applicable fees are tour specific and dependent on the timing before your trip's departure. Please refer to your specific tour or to the applicable General Information page for details: 

If you have purchased Tauck's Guest, Cruise or Train Protection plans and cancel your trip, you can find detailed information at: