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Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Insights From Noted Experts

Bewhind the Scenes


On every Tauck Event, behind-the-scenes insights are provided by noted speakers who give presentations in special venues, and in-depth visits to key sites are enriched by “insider” insights from experts on a vast array of subjects.

  • Historians
  • Filmmakers
  • Artists & art historians
  • Scholars
  • Authors & journalists
  • Musicians & singers
  • Humorists
  • Dance troupes & performing artists
  • Writers & media presenters
  • Sports professionals
  • Fashion designers
  • Horticulturists


Special and/or exclusive presentations or appearances on 2019 Tauck Events

Under the Tuscan Sun Event

  • Exclusive keynote address by Frances Mayes, bestselling author of “Under the Tuscan Sun” and many more
  • Exclusive presentation by Siena Il Palio expert Dario Castagna in his contrada
  • Lecture by Art Historian Elaine Ruffulo in Montaione


The Tauck Jazz Event in New Orleans

  • Exclusive keynote address by filmmaker Ken Burns at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), followed by an opportunity to meet him at a private open house reception
  • Exclusive private performances by New Orleans-born jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Christian Scott;  “The King of Nouveau Swing,” Donald Harrison and the Congo Nation Band; Dr. Michael White and his band; Deacon John and his band, and others
  • Exclusive presentations by Louisiana State Museum Music Historian Charles Chamberlain, New Orleans environmental architect Nellie Watson, and more


A Celebration of Roses Event

  • Exclusive welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner with entertainment by comedian and impersonator Scott Record
  • Tauck's exclusive, private gala New Year’s Eve Party featuring the Rik Howard Band at Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica