The Tauck Difference
Our guests often speak of how powerful travel can be… and how lucky they feel to have the opportunity to explore the world with us, with our special access that lets them become part of the culture they are discovering. They appreciate that our trips are seamless and inclusive, with all the details taken care of, so they can relax and enjoy those exclusive, extraordinary moments they can only experience through Tauck.
From cruising to rail excursions, family travel to holiday travel, trips to the great North American national parks or trips celebrating food, wine, fall foliage and nature, there are so many ways to travel with us – you’ll even find trips created with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns; Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth; and our best sellers. Explore Tauck’s different types of trips designed to meet many different interests and wish-lists!
Personalized service, quality experience and inclusive value are hallmarks of Tauck’s Europe tours – celebrating 25 years of experiential travel along the Yellow Roads of Europe, those smaller back roads where the pace of life is slower and you immerse in the genuine emotion, the camaraderie, the little things that connect you to day-to-day European life. One and two-week Europe tours by land, river cruises, small ship cruises, Tauck Bridges family adventures and Culturious culturally immersive small-group Europe tours… sweet!
Guests Talk Tauck
Wherever we travel, we’re all about taking you to explore the world’s treasures… discover people and cultures you may not have known even existed… and experience extraordinary, life-changing moments. Nobody expresses this better than our guests themselves. Since 1925, we’ve built our company on the personal referrals and recommendations of our guests. We can think of no higher testament to our trips and commitment to customer satisfaction – and no better way to tell you what we do than through their words. View the videos on this page to hear more of what guests have to say about the Tauck Experience…
Who you travel with can be so important… and guests tell us that traveling in good company – meeting interesting, like-minded people who enjoy travel as much as they do – is a big part of the Tauck experience. They say that making new friends with whom they can go behind the scenes to discover new cultures, share exclusive experiences and enjoy those little Tauck surprises is one of the joys of traveling with us.
Traveling well includes getting the best value for your money. Our guests feel that it’s not about spending as little as you can, but about what you get for what you spend… and that a Tauck trip is worth every penny. They say the exclusive experiences we provide, the great hotels they stay in, and the exemplary service they receive often far exceeds their expectations… and that with Tauck, they get their money’s worth and more.
We hear from so many satisfied guests who praise their Tauck Director’s “above-and-beyond” service and expertise as among the hallmarks of their trip. Tauck travelers will often describe their “TD” – as well as our drivers, local experts and guides – as caring, “top of the line” professionals and problem solvers who take care of everything seamlessly, so all the guests have to do is sit back and enjoy an amazing, worry-free trip.
THE TAUCK STORY
One Family. One Company. One Passion.
In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His son, Arthur Tauck Sr., would realize that dream with ingenuity and an innovative spirit, starting Tauck Motor Tours – a travel company that would give birth to a new industry – at age 27 with a first tour through the backroads of New England in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.
Over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel would grow dramatically. Today, with six brands and more than 140 trips across seven continents, Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more… plus exclusive content through ongoing partnerships with filmmaker Ken Burns and BBC Earth.
What started as a New England motor coach tour company has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company, with a fourth generation of Taucks now involved. While remarkable in any business, this seamless continuity across generations speaks to the shared vision and values handed down by Arthur Tauck Sr., who would recognize, in every Tauck trip today, the simple idea he called the “ideal vacation” – still at the heart of every Tauck journey, cruise or travel event.
Throughout its history, the concept of “family” at Tauck has gone far beyond those sharing the surname to include hundreds of valued employees, and hundreds of thousands of loyal guests. The story of Tauck is the story of a unique American family company celebrating a passion for travel – a story that will continue to inspire future generations to find new ways to experience the world.