CASTLES & KINGS: LONDON TO PARIS
Prices From $3,968 for 8 Days ~ Tauck Bridges London and Paris tour is an exciting journey through the annals of time, where different chapters of history come to life around every corner. Picture yourself ruling England from inside Windsor Castle... but don't wind up a "prisoner" in the Tower of London. Take a bike ride through the Royal Parks, and stay stealthy on a spy walk. Ride a double-decker bus... the London Eye in a private capsule... and a speedboat on the Thames! Then cross the English Channel aboard the Eurostar for more historic adventures in Paris. Step into the 17th century at the opulent Palace of Versailles... discover the Louvre's treasures on a scavenger hunt... see street artists at work in Montmartre... and visit Notre Dame Cathedral, from which Quasimodo gazed out over Paris in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and a "living" witness to over seven centuries of Paris' history. 2013 Travel Dates: June 30, July 1, July 29, August 5, August 22. Contact Tove Christopher 336-499-6702
COSTA RICA: JUNGLES & RAINFORESTS
2014 Prices From $2,294 plus on-tour air for 8 Days ~ Life is pretty colorful on a Costa Rica vacation, where even butterflies like the electric-blue morpho make visitors gape in awe. More than 850 different species of birds make their homes here, from emerald-green parrots, scarlet macaws and bright-billed "flying banana" toucans to purple-throated hummingbirds, orange-bellied trogons, and red and green plumed quetzals. Green turtles and iguanas, red frogs and white-faced monkeys are also a big draw too, as you'll find out when you explore tropical rainforests and jungles on a rafting trip and a nature hike during overnight stays in riverfront lodges. Cruise on a lake overshadowed by a "restless" volcano. Want to get the ultimate hands-on Costa Rica vacation experience? Take a sky-tram ride or a zip-line adventure through the rainforest and learn all about living in Costa Rica when you visit an organic pineapple plantation, and see - as well as taste - how the cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate. And the best part - share it all with your family on Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests. 2014 Travel Dates: February 16, March 23, April 13, April 20, June 8, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 27, December 21, December 28. Contact Carla Staples 336-499-6744
NEW ORLEANS: BAYOUS & THE BIG EASY
2013 Prices From $2,890 for 8 Days ~ The vibrant culture of "Nawlins", Acadian and Creole influences, and Stories by Ken Burns enrich Tauck's inspiring 8-day French Louisiana and New Orleans tour - filled with Tauck Exclusives like an authentic Cajun "Bal de Maison" house party; a private demonstration and lunch at the New Orleans School of Cooking; a private streetcar tour along Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue; environmental insights on a field trip to the Lower 9th Ward with community organizers; a private jazz experience at Preservation Hall; and a farewell jazz reception and dinner at Arnaud's! Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the French Quarter... stay at the Hotel Monteleone and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans... dine at world-famous Brennan's... visit Mardi Gras World with a Carnival insider... explore New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park... immerse yourself in Acadian life at Vermilionville... dig into a traditional Cajun dinner in the "Crawfish Capital of the World" and much more! 2013 Travel Dates: May 21, September 17, October 1, October 8, October 22 Contact Tove Christopher 336-499-6702.
Christmas Markets along the Rhine
2013 Prices From $2,550 for 8 Days ~ Tauck's Christmas market tours and river cruises along the Rhine, from Basel to Köln aboard MS Swiss Sapphire, are perfect ways to capture all the magic of Christmas Markets in Germany and France. Along with all the inclusions that are part of every Tauck river cruise, Tauck's Christmas market tours wow you with special holiday touches like an onboard tree-trimming party... Glühwein and other treats in the Lido Bar, decorated in a festive seasonal theme... a traditional European Christmas dinner with all the fixings... special evenings of onboard holiday-themed entertainment... visits to markets in cities like Aachen and Colmar that other holiday cruises don't visit... walking in the footsteps of celebrities at the Kurhaus casino in Baden-Baden... a lecture on Alsatian storytelling traditions in Strasbourg... a cookie-making demonstration and a visit to the fanciful Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett in Rüdesheim... a Christmas lunch at Hotel Ritter in Heidelberg and much more! Contact Tove Christopher 336-499-6702
Ever Dreamed of a Week in Spain?
2013 Prices From $3,990 for 8 Days ~ Our one-week Spain vacation reveals the strong impact of Moorish as well as Jewish and Christian influences on the history and culture of Spain. Discover the country's rich cultural heritage in Barcelona, Granada, Ronda, Seville and Andalucía, Córdoba, and Madrid. Enjoy a private flamenco performance... a horse-drawn carriage ride to Seville's famous cathedral... a guided tour of Madrid's Museo del Prado... an included on-tour flight from Barcelona to Granada, and much more. If you have just one week for a Spain vacation, this should be it! 2013 Travel Dates: ... June 23, July 7, September 8, September 15, September 18, September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27. Contact Carla Staples 336-499-6744
Discover San Francisco & Sip Wine in Napa Valley
2013 Prices From $2,990 for 7 Days: The charms of the City by the Bay and the delights of California's wine country make this sophisticated San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley tour a memorable experience. Take a private San Francisco Bay catamaran cruise with lunch by local legend Boudin Bakery... an exclusive guided tour of the Embarcadero's Ferry Building Marketplace with a culinary expert... an interactive culinary experience and gourmet meal with local chefs... a private tram tour with lunch in a wine cave and a tasting at a winery in Sonoma... a "team" wine blending at a Napa winery... a special lunch and behind-the-scenes kitchen visit at the Culinary Institute of America... and a rail journey through the region's lush vineyards featuring a gourmet lunch and tastings aboard the celebrated Napa Valley Wine Train. Savor the best that northern California has to offer. 2013 Travel Dates: ... June 8, July 6, August 10, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 19 Contact Tove Christopher 336-499-6702
Explore Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
2013 Prices From $2,990 for 8 Days * Scenic landscapes, savory lobster, whale watching and private Tauck evenings highlight this P.E.I. and Nova Scotia travel adventure. Whale-watch at Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy. Attend a Tauck Exclusive private dinner and tour at the Halifax Citadel, and a private reception and dinner at Pier 21 National Historic Site. Choose a walking tour of historic Lunenburg or a visit to a fisheries museum. Learn all about the Digby Scallop and its harvesting during a special presentation in Digby, watch history come alive at the Habitation at Port-Royal, and tour the P.E.I. farmhouse where the popular novel Anne of Green Gables was set. 2013 Travel Dates: July 6, July 20, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 12, September 21. Contact Carla Staples 336-499-6744.
Join us June 27 - 30, 2013 for our exclusive four day Ken Burns Event , celebrating America's national pastime in Cooperstown,New York, home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame! 2013 Prices from $3,690 for Four Days ~ This ultimate baseball tour is built around rotating baseball-themed "innings" and limited to just under 200 guests. The event features appearances by Major League Baseball Hall of Fame players Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith; an opportunity to meet Ken Burns, creator of the documentary Baseball, during a private evening at the National Baseball Hall of Fame; and three nights in historic accommodations at The Otesaga Resort on Lake Otsego. Innings feature presentations by historian and author Daniel Okrent, an originator of Fantasy Baseball; former MLB outfielder and ESPN analyst Doug Glanville; former Hall of Fame Librarian Tom Heitz; and a former member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Contact Tony Holloway 336-499-6729
Once in a Lifetime! 19 Nights in Africa The Jane Goodall Trip from $59,990* This once-in-a-lifetime adventure features world-famous primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, and 20-year National Geographic magazine contributing photographer, speaker, author and teacher, Joel Sartore. Only 20 guests will have the opportunity to join this 20-day fully escorted African Travel luxury safari journey from July 9 - 28, 2013, traveling almost entirely by private plane, staying in 5-star safari camp and hotel accommodations (or best per destination). *Prices are per person, land only, in US Dollars, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice and are not guaranteed until paid in full. Additional terms and conditions apply. Contact Tove Christopher 336-499-6702