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 are operating with the exception of select departures of Grand Canadian Rockies – Due to a critical maintenance issue on VIA Rail's train, The Canadian, we have reluctantly been forced to cancel the following departures: 5/28, 6/18, 7/9, 7/30, 8/20, 9/3, 9/10. Please note that we are in the process of contacting all impacted guests and will review options at that time.
We are closely monitoring any potential impact from the tragic crisis in Ukraine on our tours and cruises in Europe. With the exception to Russia, as noted below, all tours and cruises are operating normally. Tauck President Jennifer Tombaugh recently returned from Europe and shared her travel experience, which can be found on our blog here.
All tours and cruises are operating.
All tours are operating.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
All tours and cruises are operating with the following exception:
At this time, we are unable to operate several itineraries due to current travel restrictions.
Although Australia is starting to open up its borders, we are unable to operate our itineraries within the current travel restrictions. Due to these challenges, all trips to Australia and New Zealand are cancelled through August 31, 2022. For all guests departing on September 1, 2022 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour or cruise.
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.
2022 FINAL PAYMENT
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.
2022 TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY
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: https://www.tauck.com/guest-travel/general-information
Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a "Deposit Protection Plan" at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can't be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck "Deposit Protection Plan" only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.