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Updated September 22, 2022

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. To learn about Tauck's universal vaccination requirement and destination-specific Covid policies, please visit our Covid Travel Requirements page.

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.



All tours and cruises are operating.



All tours and cruises are operating.



With the exception of Russia, as noted below, all tours and cruises are operating normally.

  • River Cruising in Europe – Water Level Status: Currently there are good sailing conditions on all rivers in Europe, with the exception of the Lower Danube east of Fetesti, where water levels threaten navigation beyond this point. At this point, we do not anticipate further low-water issues on the Rhine and Upper Danube, although we continue to monitor the situation closely. We foresee no issues with the Seine, Rhone/Saone and Douro rivers. If we anticipate your upcoming cruise may experience disruptions or changes, including hotel stays, alternate cruising/sightseeing or longer drives, we will contact you directly with updates and options. Please do not call Tauck at this time. We will always do our best to preserve your Tauck experience, even if itinerary adjustments are necessary.
  • Russia: All departures of our Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures tour have been cancelled. Tauck will still operate our 2022 St. Petersburg and the Baltic Sea cruises. However, due to the current Russia-Ukraine crisis, we will be replacing our visit to St. Petersburg with calls in Visby, Sweden, Riga, Latvia, and Lübeck, Germany. The new northbound and southbound itineraries can be found here.



All tours and cruises are operating.



All tours are operating.



All tours and cruises are operating.



At this time, we are unable to operate several itineraries due to current travel restrictions.

  • Japan: Due to strict border regulations for non-resident foreigners and concerns about the guest experience, we have been forced to cancel all 2022 departures of Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun and Essence of Japan through the end of the year. We are hopeful for good news in the coming months and are ready to operate in 2023 should restrictions allow.
  • Singapore & Indonesia: Unfortunately, due to internal travel restrictions within Southeast Asia we unable to operate our departures of Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali through the end of July. The remaining 2022 departures of this tour are expected to operate as planned.
  • Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to operate our tours to Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand due to current entry restrictions and operational challenges. As a result, we have had to cancel all tours through September 30, 2022. For all guests departing October 2022 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour.



Australia has opened its borders to tourists and New Zealand will be open as of August 1, 2022. Tauck will be operating tours to both countries from September 1, 2022 onward.


Travel Policy Updates For Our Guests

Important Health & Safety Policy Update

All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be up to date with their vaccinations for Covid. If over 270 days have passed since your initial vaccination series, you must have a booster shot. No booster shot is required if you can show proof of having recovered from Covid within 180 days of travel.

Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors under age 12 is not required by Tauck; however, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 3-days, or an antigen test taken within 2-days, of departing for their Tauck trip.

Additional information regarding all COVID-19 travel requirements can be found here.

For travel scheduled for January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022


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.

Please note: Final payment for Life on the Mississippi and Grand Alaska is 120 days before trip departure.


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: