Tauck – Vacation Packages #travel #europe #by #train

#tauck travel
#

Tauck

Guaranteed Prices – All tour prices are per person and are guaranteed at the time of booking. All prices are per person in US dollars.

Tour prices include all listed motorcoach, rail and cruise transportation, hotel accommodations, special events, entertainment, sightseeing, luggage handling and services of Tauck’s Tour Director. All necessary gratuities for bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, housekeepers, local guides, and ship and train crew are also included. Airport transfers are included on select tours.

Tour Prices Do Not Include Airfare to the tour departure point or from the tour ending point. While not included in the tour price, Tauck offers special reduced roundtrip fares when purchased in conjunction with a tour (rates subject to availability). You are urged to use these selected flights which will be met by your Tauck Tour Director. These airlines and flights have been carefully chosen as the most convenient; they best fit the schedule of the first day. Space may be limited depending on time of booking. Please call your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

Business class is one of life’s great pleasures; inquire at time of booking for details on special fares that may be available.

Tour Director and Driver Gratuities – The customary gratuities to the Tauck Tour Director and the driver are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis.

Hotel Rooms Before or After Tours Are Not Included – Tauck has special hotel rates and can assist in arranging nights before or after your tour to help get you better acclimated. Reservations are on a space available basis and charges will be made to your tour cost. Note: Airport transfers are not included for these bookings. Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

Hotels – The Tauck standard is to provide the best available hotels without sacrificing value. Although the quality of accommodation may differ from place to place, this standard remains uncompromised. Two-bedded rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are a two-bedded room plus a roll-away cot and are not recommended for comfort.

Single Rooms – Since hotel rates are per room, the tour price for rooms occupied by one person is higher than those where two or more persons share the cost of a room. Please note most single rooms are smaller than double rooms and have only one bed.

Singles who wish to share with another guest should request this at time of booking; reservations will be designated as a single-share-if-possible basis. The single price is charged initially; upon departure, if another guest is willing to share , the difference between the single price and the per person twin price will be refunded. Shares cannot be guaranteed.

Meals – Most meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Special dietary requests may not be available, please confirm any special needs with your Vacations To Go travel counselor.

Special Requests – Tauck will be happy to advise the ship and/or hotels of special requests provided they are received at time of booking. Requests cannot be guaranteed.

Personal Expenses. such as phone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mineral waters, soft drinks, laundry, visa fees, vaccinations, airline excess baggage charges and other extras are not included and may be significant.

Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. Please note: Some restaurants in Asia do not have smoking restrictions.

Clothing – Please confirm proper attire with your Vacations To Go travel counselor.

Passports/Visas – US citizens will need a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond completion of the tour plus visas for Turkey and Russia, which can be obtained at an additional cost. Non-US citizens should contact their local embassy or consulate to determine if visas are required. Due to airline security measures, the name on your passport must match the name on your airline ticket and tour reservation. Please note: US citizens traveling to Asia and Africa need a passport valid for at least 7 months beyond completion of the tour. A Visa is mandatory for travel to mainland China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt. Non-US citizens must also have a passport valid for 7 months beyond the completion of the tour and should contact their local consulate to determine if visas are required.

Membership Health – Membership will be granted to all persons. Tauck reserves the right to terminate the tour of any persons who are abusive of others or whose behavior disrupts the tour. Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Most tours require considerable walking, often on uneven terrain. Many sites have limited motor coach access and involve stairs and inclines. Any person who needs assistance with walking, dining, or personal needs must have a companion to assist them. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Roads in rural and wildlife areas are bumpy and dusty. While Tauck provides reliable and comfortable vehicles, land travel can be slow in wilderness areas.

Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travel in Tanzania. Malaria pills are recommended for all travel in Africa. Consult your physician for pre-departure health advice. Please call your Vacations To Go tour counselor for more information.

Itinerary Changes Flexibility – Tauck World Discovery pledges to make every effort to operate all tours as advertised. Travelers should be as flexible as situations may arise, voluntary or involuntary, that necessitate schedule changes or exceptions to the itinerary. These may include museum closures. On these occasions, Tauck reserves the right to make changes as necessary. Any savings realized by these changes will be refunded to passengers. Any resultant added expense will be borne by Tauck.

Departure Changes – In the unlikely event unforeseen circumstances necessitate the cancellation of a tour departure, Tauck will ensure a smooth transition to a different date. Tauck will cover airline penalties or other costs associated with the change in travel arrangements.

Deposit Date – To hold space up until the time of final payment , a deposit ($600 – $1,100 required, plus the optional travel insurance) must be received by the deposit due date or space is automatically released. Please call your Vacations To Go tour counselor for the exact deposit amount required for your tour.

Final payment is due 60 days before departure for all tours. Any bookings without full payment at designated time may be subject to cancellation without notice. Please call your Vacations To Go travel counselor for the exact final payment due date of your tour.

Final Documents. which may include airline tickets when applicable, are sent by first class mail upon receipt of final payment.

Cancellation and Transfer Fees – Regardless of reason, cancellations and transfers result in costly charges from Tauck’s travel and hotel providers. Therefore, fees will apply without exception. These fees apply whether or not a person transfers to another tour departure. Time of cancellation will be when notice is received by Tauck.

Days Prior to Sailing Date





30/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Comment

Tauck Tours in Italy, USA, Spain, and More #travel #packages #to

#tauck travel
#

Pavlus Travel Newsletter

Get exclusive discount offers and the chance to win a River Cruise.

Traveling offers several physical and emotional benefits, including allowing you to come out of your shell by embracing new experiences and encountering people of different backgrounds, which actually allows you to learn more about yourself. Traveling also can give you the escape you crave from your day-to-day routine, thus enabling you to reduce stress and finally enjoy your life in an entirely new and enriching way.

This is exactly why Tauck Tours exist, and it is why these tours remain in-demand throughout the world. Pavlus Travel offers Tauck Tours to several locations, including Europe and, specifically, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, and Ireland. You may also opt to take a Tauck Tour to the USA, Canada, Cuba, Asia, or Africa.

Some of what makes Europe so appealing to travelers across the globe is its fine dining, art, and awe-inspiring architecture. When visiting Italy, you can take advantage to get a real taste of this classic country by experiencing the beauty of Rome, Pompeii, and even the Amalfi Coast. Spain will greet you with an exciting flamenco performance, a tour through the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and a Seville horse-drawn carriage ride. You can even choose to step onto Irish soil for a week, where you can indulge in delectable Irish cuisine, feel like a celebrity at some of the finest hotels on the Emerald Isle, and find out firsthand why Dublin is the country’s most famous city.

Through Tauck Tours, you may additionally explore Oregon’s wine country in the United States and embark on an outdoor adventure in the Canadian Rockies. The opportunity to cruise the Zambezi River while the sun is setting in South Africa and to step foot onto the Australian Outback can also make your wildest travel dreams a reality. With the help of Pavlus Travel, the world can be your oyster.

Tauck Brochures

Europe

Craigs personal recommendation for any complete European Tour that one may dream about. First class dining, so many excursions, outstanding hotels. Tauck is the best in my book.

European River Cruising

They say that getting there is half the fun – and this has never been more true than when you travel with Tauck River cruises! If you ve always wanted to explore Europe there is no better way than on a Tauck River cruise ship, which gets you to where you want to go but offers so much more – relaxed and carefree sight-seeing, with knowledgeable and professional travel specialists that are always there to answer your questions along the way.

Exotics

(Africa, Asia, Australia New Zealand, Latin America, Middle East) From exploration of Chile, Argentina and Brazil to Taucks private tented camp in Africa to visits to exclusive Hayman Island and Hong Kong, Tauck opens up a new world of exotic adventures.

USA Canada

Pick your passion among Taucks diverse USA tours. Tauck is considered to be the best vacation provider for tours focusing on Canada. If its Canada then Tauck is your only choice.

Tauck Small Ship Cruising

Tauck has amassed an amazing program of small ship sailing throughout the world in absolute luxury of the Tauck style. Cruises are inspirational as well as educational all in Tauck style.

Tauck Bridges – Family Travel

Tauck Bridges family travel adventures are designed to delight every member of the family, from school-age children to grandparents. Our carefully crafted journeys combine the joy of seeing, doing and learning as a family for just plain family fun.

Culturious

Guided travel that takes intimate groups of like-minded people on adventures that deeply engage in the cultures. Its an experience thats hands-on, totally immersive, physically active above all, fun.

Earth Journeys

From frozen worlds to tropical jungles, shallow seas to African plains, our planet is filled with unforgettable adventures in magical natural realms. Tauck and BBC Earth take you on journeys to discover what inspires the worlds greatest nature filmmakers – a backstage pass to experience, in person, places, people, animals and stories relating to the BBCs landmark natural history series.

Americas National Parks

The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016. Tauck is passionate about Americas National Parks and they share that passion on every journey.

Tauck Cuba

Interact directly with Cubans about culture, the arts, education, agriculture and more on our 8-day Cuba travel experience featuring People-to-People educational exchange and six nights in Havana.





30/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

With policy update, Tauck cracks down on discounting: Travel Weekly #travel

#pavlus travel
#

With policy update, Tauck cracks down on discounting

Tauck is saying “no more” to discounting.

In an email sent to travel agents, the high-end tour operator issued an updated marketing and commission policy, effective Sept. 1, stating that “never in our 90-year history have we promoted our journeys based on price, as we firmly believe that doing so would seriously undermine a premium brand such as Tauck that has been built on superior quality, service and value.”

In a two-page document. Tauck outlined a series of criteria travel sellers must follow in order to book Tauck products.

Among the standouts are that travel agents cannot advertise or promote any Tauck product for a price less than the published Tauck fare.

Additionally, agents may not pass along their commission rebates to guests — a common discounting workaround — and Tauck is capping at $150 any value-added items or services that agents provide their clients.

“I know many agents who spent a lot of time selling Tauck only to lose the sale over a 5% rebate their client found online,” Steven Spivak, Tauck’s vice president of global sales, wrote in an email. “Hopefully, with this policy that all goes away, and there is a restoration of faith.”

Not allowing discounting isn’t new for Tauck. The company said it has had a no-discounting policy in place for almost a decade.

But it appears that Tauck is now taking a harder tack on that policy. Do an Internet search for “Tauck discount,” for instance, and several large online retailers such as AffordableTours.com and TourVacationsToGo.com crop up in the top search spots. Further, the resulting URLs often have the word “Tauck” within them, which the operator claims creates confusion.

To avoid that confusion, the new policy states that the Tauck name may no longer be used in domain names, sub-domain names or website URLs not owned by Tauck.

It also stipulates that the Tauck name cannot be associated with the words “discount,” “rebate,” “on sale,” “save %,” “save $$,” “gift card,” “gift certificate,” “gift,” “cost,” “low cost,” “price,” “lowest price,” “best price,” “beat any price,” “special price” or similar terminology.

“The integrity of our brand and our guest experience was being compromised,” Spivak wrote. “We have always asserted that the price is the price is the price, so regardless of what channel a guest chooses to purchase their Tauck experience through, they will pay the same price as all other guests.

“Rebating is at odds with that value. And whether you call it a rebate or a discount or a reward or an incentive, it is all the same. And unfortunately it rears its head when guests are sitting at the dinner table on tour, and those are not productive conversations. That diminishes the experience for everyone.”

There are some additional items outlined in Tauck’s 2015 Marketing and Commission Policy that agents are advised to note, as well.

For example, there is an item called “booking transfer fee,” stating that if a booking originally placed by a guest with Tauck is then transferred to an agent more than a week after the original booking, Tauck reserves the right to charge the agent a $250 fee per guest.

There are some competitive issues, as well. The policy states that travel agent websites may not employ excessive repetition of Tauck’s name or Tauck’s copyright-protected materials to populate their site in an attempt to skew search results.

Agent websites will also be prohibited from using a Tauck-related search to redirect users to another page with unrelated content.

Tauck isn’t the first operator to take a strong stance against the price-driven online discounting marketplace.

Four years ago, Collette completely stopped selling to three big online discounters: AffordableTours.com, Pavlus Travel and TouringForLess.com.

Asked if the new policy was an effort to communicate to large online agencies that Tauck, too, did not want to do business with them, Spivak said, “Some of these agencies employ outstanding advisers who are passionate and knowledgeable about our product. They represent us well, and we hope they will adapt to this policy and continue to be partners of Tauck.”

Spivak acknowledged that for some companies, discounting is key to their revenue management strategy and that there will always be consumers who will shop based on price.

He added that he did not see this new policy rollout as the severing of old ties but as an opportunity to forge new ones under slightly different terms.

“For premium brands like Tauck, we see great opportunity for those who discounted or rebated in the past to use their incredible Web expertise and knowledge of our product to continue to grow their businesses,” Spivak said.





27/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Tauck Tours in Italy, USA, Spain, and More #bing #travel #predictor

#tauck travel
#

Pavlus Travel Newsletter

Get exclusive discount offers and the chance to win a River Cruise.

Traveling offers several physical and emotional benefits, including allowing you to come out of your shell by embracing new experiences and encountering people of different backgrounds, which actually allows you to learn more about yourself. Traveling also can give you the escape you crave from your day-to-day routine, thus enabling you to reduce stress and finally enjoy your life in an entirely new and enriching way.

This is exactly why Tauck Tours exist, and it is why these tours remain in-demand throughout the world. Pavlus Travel offers Tauck Tours to several locations, including Europe and, specifically, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, and Ireland. You may also opt to take a Tauck Tour to the USA, Canada, Cuba, Asia, or Africa.

Some of what makes Europe so appealing to travelers across the globe is its fine dining, art, and awe-inspiring architecture. When visiting Italy, you can take advantage to get a real taste of this classic country by experiencing the beauty of Rome, Pompeii, and even the Amalfi Coast. Spain will greet you with an exciting flamenco performance, a tour through the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and a Seville horse-drawn carriage ride. You can even choose to step onto Irish soil for a week, where you can indulge in delectable Irish cuisine, feel like a celebrity at some of the finest hotels on the Emerald Isle, and find out firsthand why Dublin is the country’s most famous city.

Through Tauck Tours, you may additionally explore Oregon’s wine country in the United States and embark on an outdoor adventure in the Canadian Rockies. The opportunity to cruise the Zambezi River while the sun is setting in South Africa and to step foot onto the Australian Outback can also make your wildest travel dreams a reality. With the help of Pavlus Travel, the world can be your oyster.

Tauck Brochures

Europe

Craigs personal recommendation for any complete European Tour that one may dream about. First class dining, so many excursions, outstanding hotels. Tauck is the best in my book.

European River Cruising

They say that getting there is half the fun – and this has never been more true than when you travel with Tauck River cruises! If you ve always wanted to explore Europe there is no better way than on a Tauck River cruise ship, which gets you to where you want to go but offers so much more – relaxed and carefree sight-seeing, with knowledgeable and professional travel specialists that are always there to answer your questions along the way.

Exotics

(Africa, Asia, Australia New Zealand, Latin America, Middle East) From exploration of Chile, Argentina and Brazil to Taucks private tented camp in Africa to visits to exclusive Hayman Island and Hong Kong, Tauck opens up a new world of exotic adventures.

USA Canada

Pick your passion among Taucks diverse USA tours. Tauck is considered to be the best vacation provider for tours focusing on Canada. If its Canada then Tauck is your only choice.

Tauck Small Ship Cruising

Tauck has amassed an amazing program of small ship sailing throughout the world in absolute luxury of the Tauck style. Cruises are inspirational as well as educational all in Tauck style.

Tauck Bridges – Family Travel

Tauck Bridges family travel adventures are designed to delight every member of the family, from school-age children to grandparents. Our carefully crafted journeys combine the joy of seeing, doing and learning as a family for just plain family fun.

Culturious

Guided travel that takes intimate groups of like-minded people on adventures that deeply engage in the cultures. Its an experience thats hands-on, totally immersive, physically active above all, fun.

Earth Journeys

From frozen worlds to tropical jungles, shallow seas to African plains, our planet is filled with unforgettable adventures in magical natural realms. Tauck and BBC Earth take you on journeys to discover what inspires the worlds greatest nature filmmakers – a backstage pass to experience, in person, places, people, animals and stories relating to the BBCs landmark natural history series.

Americas National Parks

The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016. Tauck is passionate about Americas National Parks and they share that passion on every journey.

Tauck Cuba

Interact directly with Cubans about culture, the arts, education, agriculture and more on our 8-day Cuba travel experience featuring People-to-People educational exchange and six nights in Havana.





21/08/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Tauck – Vacation Packages #travel #industry #jobs

#tauck travel
#

Tauck

Guaranteed Prices – All tour prices are per person and are guaranteed at the time of booking. All prices are per person in US dollars.

Tour prices include all listed motorcoach, rail and cruise transportation, hotel accommodations, special events, entertainment, sightseeing, luggage handling and services of Tauck’s Tour Director. All necessary gratuities for bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, housekeepers, local guides, and ship and train crew are also included. Airport transfers are included on select tours.

Tour Prices Do Not Include Airfare to the tour departure point or from the tour ending point. While not included in the tour price, Tauck offers special reduced roundtrip fares when purchased in conjunction with a tour (rates subject to availability). You are urged to use these selected flights which will be met by your Tauck Tour Director. These airlines and flights have been carefully chosen as the most convenient; they best fit the schedule of the first day. Space may be limited depending on time of booking. Please call your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

Business class is one of life’s great pleasures; inquire at time of booking for details on special fares that may be available.

Tour Director and Driver Gratuities – The customary gratuities to the Tauck Tour Director and the driver are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis.

Hotel Rooms Before or After Tours Are Not Included – Tauck has special hotel rates and can assist in arranging nights before or after your tour to help get you better acclimated. Reservations are on a space available basis and charges will be made to your tour cost. Note: Airport transfers are not included for these bookings. Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

Hotels – The Tauck standard is to provide the best available hotels without sacrificing value. Although the quality of accommodation may differ from place to place, this standard remains uncompromised. Two-bedded rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are a two-bedded room plus a roll-away cot and are not recommended for comfort.

Single Rooms – Since hotel rates are per room, the tour price for rooms occupied by one person is higher than those where two or more persons share the cost of a room. Please note most single rooms are smaller than double rooms and have only one bed.

Singles who wish to share with another guest should request this at time of booking; reservations will be designated as a single-share-if-possible basis. The single price is charged initially; upon departure, if another guest is willing to share , the difference between the single price and the per person twin price will be refunded. Shares cannot be guaranteed.

Meals – Most meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Special dietary requests may not be available, please confirm any special needs with your Vacations To Go travel counselor.

Special Requests – Tauck will be happy to advise the ship and/or hotels of special requests provided they are received at time of booking. Requests cannot be guaranteed.

Personal Expenses. such as phone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mineral waters, soft drinks, laundry, visa fees, vaccinations, airline excess baggage charges and other extras are not included and may be significant.

Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. Please note: Some restaurants in Asia do not have smoking restrictions.

Clothing – Please confirm proper attire with your Vacations To Go travel counselor.

Passports/Visas – US citizens will need a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond completion of the tour plus visas for Turkey and Russia, which can be obtained at an additional cost. Non-US citizens should contact their local embassy or consulate to determine if visas are required. Due to airline security measures, the name on your passport must match the name on your airline ticket and tour reservation. Please note: US citizens traveling to Asia and Africa need a passport valid for at least 7 months beyond completion of the tour. A Visa is mandatory for travel to mainland China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt. Non-US citizens must also have a passport valid for 7 months beyond the completion of the tour and should contact their local consulate to determine if visas are required.

Membership Health – Membership will be granted to all persons. Tauck reserves the right to terminate the tour of any persons who are abusive of others or whose behavior disrupts the tour. Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Most tours require considerable walking, often on uneven terrain. Many sites have limited motor coach access and involve stairs and inclines. Any person who needs assistance with walking, dining, or personal needs must have a companion to assist them. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Roads in rural and wildlife areas are bumpy and dusty. While Tauck provides reliable and comfortable vehicles, land travel can be slow in wilderness areas.

Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travel in Tanzania. Malaria pills are recommended for all travel in Africa. Consult your physician for pre-departure health advice. Please call your Vacations To Go tour counselor for more information.

Itinerary Changes Flexibility – Tauck World Discovery pledges to make every effort to operate all tours as advertised. Travelers should be as flexible as situations may arise, voluntary or involuntary, that necessitate schedule changes or exceptions to the itinerary. These may include museum closures. On these occasions, Tauck reserves the right to make changes as necessary. Any savings realized by these changes will be refunded to passengers. Any resultant added expense will be borne by Tauck.

Departure Changes – In the unlikely event unforeseen circumstances necessitate the cancellation of a tour departure, Tauck will ensure a smooth transition to a different date. Tauck will cover airline penalties or other costs associated with the change in travel arrangements.

Deposit Date – To hold space up until the time of final payment , a deposit ($600 – $1,100 required, plus the optional travel insurance) must be received by the deposit due date or space is automatically released. Please call your Vacations To Go tour counselor for the exact deposit amount required for your tour.

Final payment is due 60 days before departure for all tours. Any bookings without full payment at designated time may be subject to cancellation without notice. Please call your Vacations To Go travel counselor for the exact final payment due date of your tour.

Final Documents. which may include airline tickets when applicable, are sent by first class mail upon receipt of final payment.

Cancellation and Transfer Fees – Regardless of reason, cancellations and transfers result in costly charges from Tauck’s travel and hotel providers. Therefore, fees will apply without exception. These fees apply whether or not a person transfers to another tour departure. Time of cancellation will be when notice is received by Tauck.

Days Prior to Sailing Date





15/07/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Comment

Tauck – Vacation Packages #cheap #airline #tickets #with #hotel

#tauck travel
#

Tauck

Guaranteed Prices – All tour prices are per person and are guaranteed at the time of booking. All prices are per person in US dollars.

Tour prices include all listed motorcoach, rail and cruise transportation, hotel accommodations, special events, entertainment, sightseeing, luggage handling and services of Tauck’s Tour Director. All necessary gratuities for bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, housekeepers, local guides, and ship and train crew are also included. Airport transfers are included on select tours.

Tour Prices Do Not Include Airfare to the tour departure point or from the tour ending point. While not included in the tour price, Tauck offers special reduced roundtrip fares when purchased in conjunction with a tour (rates subject to availability). You are urged to use these selected flights which will be met by your Tauck Tour Director. These airlines and flights have been carefully chosen as the most convenient; they best fit the schedule of the first day. Space may be limited depending on time of booking. Please call your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

Business class is one of life’s great pleasures; inquire at time of booking for details on special fares that may be available.

Tour Director and Driver Gratuities – The customary gratuities to the Tauck Tour Director and the driver are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis.

Hotel Rooms Before or After Tours Are Not Included – Tauck has special hotel rates and can assist in arranging nights before or after your tour to help get you better acclimated. Reservations are on a space available basis and charges will be made to your tour cost. Note: Airport transfers are not included for these bookings. Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

Hotels – The Tauck standard is to provide the best available hotels without sacrificing value. Although the quality of accommodation may differ from place to place, this standard remains uncompromised. Two-bedded rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are a two-bedded room plus a roll-away cot and are not recommended for comfort.

Single Rooms – Since hotel rates are per room, the tour price for rooms occupied by one person is higher than those where two or more persons share the cost of a room. Please note most single rooms are smaller than double rooms and have only one bed.

Singles who wish to share with another guest should request this at time of booking; reservations will be designated as a single-share-if-possible basis. The single price is charged initially; upon departure, if another guest is willing to share , the difference between the single price and the per person twin price will be refunded. Shares cannot be guaranteed.

Meals – Most meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Special dietary requests may not be available, please confirm any special needs with your Vacations To Go travel counselor.

Special Requests – Tauck will be happy to advise the ship and/or hotels of special requests provided they are received at time of booking. Requests cannot be guaranteed.

Personal Expenses. such as phone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mineral waters, soft drinks, laundry, visa fees, vaccinations, airline excess baggage charges and other extras are not included and may be significant.

Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. Please note: Some restaurants in Asia do not have smoking restrictions.

Clothing – Please confirm proper attire with your Vacations To Go travel counselor.

Passports/Visas – US citizens will need a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond completion of the tour plus visas for Turkey and Russia, which can be obtained at an additional cost. Non-US citizens should contact their local embassy or consulate to determine if visas are required. Due to airline security measures, the name on your passport must match the name on your airline ticket and tour reservation. Please note: US citizens traveling to Asia and Africa need a passport valid for at least 7 months beyond completion of the tour. A Visa is mandatory for travel to mainland China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt. Non-US citizens must also have a passport valid for 7 months beyond the completion of the tour and should contact their local consulate to determine if visas are required.

Membership Health – Membership will be granted to all persons. Tauck reserves the right to terminate the tour of any persons who are abusive of others or whose behavior disrupts the tour. Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Most tours require considerable walking, often on uneven terrain. Many sites have limited motor coach access and involve stairs and inclines. Any person who needs assistance with walking, dining, or personal needs must have a companion to assist them. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Roads in rural and wildlife areas are bumpy and dusty. While Tauck provides reliable and comfortable vehicles, land travel can be slow in wilderness areas.

Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travel in Tanzania. Malaria pills are recommended for all travel in Africa. Consult your physician for pre-departure health advice. Please call your Vacations To Go tour counselor for more information.

Itinerary Changes Flexibility – Tauck World Discovery pledges to make every effort to operate all tours as advertised. Travelers should be as flexible as situations may arise, voluntary or involuntary, that necessitate schedule changes or exceptions to the itinerary. These may include museum closures. On these occasions, Tauck reserves the right to make changes as necessary. Any savings realized by these changes will be refunded to passengers. Any resultant added expense will be borne by Tauck.

Departure Changes – In the unlikely event unforeseen circumstances necessitate the cancellation of a tour departure, Tauck will ensure a smooth transition to a different date. Tauck will cover airline penalties or other costs associated with the change in travel arrangements.

Deposit Date – To hold space up until the time of final payment , a deposit ($600 – $1,100 required, plus the optional travel insurance) must be received by the deposit due date or space is automatically released. Please call your Vacations To Go tour counselor for the exact deposit amount required for your tour.

Final payment is due 60 days before departure for all tours. Any bookings without full payment at designated time may be subject to cancellation without notice. Please call your Vacations To Go travel counselor for the exact final payment due date of your tour.

Final Documents. which may include airline tickets when applicable, are sent by first class mail upon receipt of final payment.

Cancellation and Transfer Fees – Regardless of reason, cancellations and transfers result in costly charges from Tauck’s travel and hotel providers. Therefore, fees will apply without exception. These fees apply whether or not a person transfers to another tour departure. Time of cancellation will be when notice is received by Tauck.

Days Prior to Sailing Date





25/05/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Comment

Tauck Tours – Luxury all inclusive tours #travel #uk

#tauck travel
#

Tauck tours provide luxury tours to discerning travellers. Tauck trips are seamless and all-inclusive, with all the details taken care of and no hidden extras, so guests can relax and enjoy exclusive, extraordinary moments they can only experience through Tauck.

  • Book any 2015 Tauck tour by 21 Nov ’15 to receive a FREE hotel night! (Excludes Christmas Markets River Cruises).
  • Looking for last minute tours? Check out what Tauck tours are still available in 2015 .
  • Tauck will release two new Inspiration class riverboats in 2016ms Grace and ms Joy
  • This year, Tauck celebrates 90 years of operation from 1925 to 2015.

It’s time to step into a universe of discovery with Tauck tours. Travel the World is Tauck’s Australian representative and local authority on the full range of Tauck luxury tour products:

  • Tauck River Cruises . features a well-paced mix of active sightseeing and leisurely travel through the most enchanting rivers of Europe.
  • Tauck World Discovery offers land touring itineraries to over 100 destinations worldwide. Tauck finds the unusual, the extraordinary, and brings them to life.
  • Tauck Small Ship Cruises gives you inspiring educational yacht cruising experiences, handpicking the world’s best luxury yachts and expeditionary ships .
  • Tauck Exotics offers a range of exhilarating ‘once in a lifetime’ exotic tours, from Asia tours to South America tours and African holidays.
  • Tauck Culturious – A Tauck Culturious tour turns touring, holidaying, cruising, trekking, dining, learning and discovering into an art form.
  • Tauck Bridges – number 1 in guided family tours with inclusive, family tours for every age to enjoy together in the USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Still not sure which product is right for you? Order a Tauck brochure or for more information, and to book, call our friendly and experienced Tauck specialists on 1300 804 522.





25/05/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

With policy update, Tauck cracks down on discounting: Travel Weekly #travel

#pavlus travel
#

With policy update, Tauck cracks down on discounting

Tauck is saying “no more” to discounting.

In an email sent to travel agents, the high-end tour operator issued an updated marketing and commission policy, effective Sept. 1, stating that “never in our 90-year history have we promoted our journeys based on price, as we firmly believe that doing so would seriously undermine a premium brand such as Tauck that has been built on superior quality, service and value.”

In a two-page document. Tauck outlined a series of criteria travel sellers must follow in order to book Tauck products.

Among the standouts are that travel agents cannot advertise or promote any Tauck product for a price less than the published Tauck fare.

Additionally, agents may not pass along their commission rebates to guests — a common discounting workaround — and Tauck is capping at $150 any value-added items or services that agents provide their clients.

“I know many agents who spent a lot of time selling Tauck only to lose the sale over a 5% rebate their client found online,” Steven Spivak, Tauck’s vice president of global sales, wrote in an email. “Hopefully, with this policy that all goes away, and there is a restoration of faith.”

Not allowing discounting isn’t new for Tauck. The company said it has had a no-discounting policy in place for almost a decade.

But it appears that Tauck is now taking a harder tack on that policy. Do an Internet search for “Tauck discount,” for instance, and several large online retailers such as AffordableTours.com and TourVacationsToGo.com crop up in the top search spots. Further, the resulting URLs often have the word “Tauck” within them, which the operator claims creates confusion.

To avoid that confusion, the new policy states that the Tauck name may no longer be used in domain names, sub-domain names or website URLs not owned by Tauck.

It also stipulates that the Tauck name cannot be associated with the words “discount,” “rebate,” “on sale,” “save %,” “save $$,” “gift card,” “gift certificate,” “gift,” “cost,” “low cost,” “price,” “lowest price,” “best price,” “beat any price,” “special price” or similar terminology.

“The integrity of our brand and our guest experience was being compromised,” Spivak wrote. “We have always asserted that the price is the price is the price, so regardless of what channel a guest chooses to purchase their Tauck experience through, they will pay the same price as all other guests.

“Rebating is at odds with that value. And whether you call it a rebate or a discount or a reward or an incentive, it is all the same. And unfortunately it rears its head when guests are sitting at the dinner table on tour, and those are not productive conversations. That diminishes the experience for everyone.”

There are some additional items outlined in Tauck’s 2015 Marketing and Commission Policy that agents are advised to note, as well.

For example, there is an item called “booking transfer fee,” stating that if a booking originally placed by a guest with Tauck is then transferred to an agent more than a week after the original booking, Tauck reserves the right to charge the agent a $250 fee per guest.

There are some competitive issues, as well. The policy states that travel agent websites may not employ excessive repetition of Tauck’s name or Tauck’s copyright-protected materials to populate their site in an attempt to skew search results.

Agent websites will also be prohibited from using a Tauck-related search to redirect users to another page with unrelated content.

Tauck isn’t the first operator to take a strong stance against the price-driven online discounting marketplace.

Four years ago, Collette completely stopped selling to three big online discounters: AffordableTours.com, Pavlus Travel and TouringForLess.com.

Asked if the new policy was an effort to communicate to large online agencies that Tauck, too, did not want to do business with them, Spivak said, “Some of these agencies employ outstanding advisers who are passionate and knowledgeable about our product. They represent us well, and we hope they will adapt to this policy and continue to be partners of Tauck.”

Spivak acknowledged that for some companies, discounting is key to their revenue management strategy and that there will always be consumers who will shop based on price.

He added that he did not see this new policy rollout as the severing of old ties but as an opportunity to forge new ones under slightly different terms.

“For premium brands like Tauck, we see great opportunity for those who discounted or rebated in the past to use their incredible Web expertise and knowledge of our product to continue to grow their businesses,” Spivak said.





22/05/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Tauck Tours – Luxury all inclusive tours #travel #companion

#tauck travel
#

Tauck tours provide luxury tours to discerning travellers. Tauck trips are seamless and all-inclusive, with all the details taken care of and no hidden extras, so guests can relax and enjoy exclusive, extraordinary moments they can only experience through Tauck.

  • Book any 2015 Tauck tour by 21 Nov ’15 to receive a FREE hotel night! (Excludes Christmas Markets River Cruises).
  • Looking for last minute tours? Check out what Tauck tours are still available in 2015 .
  • Tauck will release two new Inspiration class riverboats in 2016ms Grace and ms Joy
  • This year, Tauck celebrates 90 years of operation from 1925 to 2015.

It’s time to step into a universe of discovery with Tauck tours. Travel the World is Tauck’s Australian representative and local authority on the full range of Tauck luxury tour products:

  • Tauck River Cruises . features a well-paced mix of active sightseeing and leisurely travel through the most enchanting rivers of Europe.
  • Tauck World Discovery offers land touring itineraries to over 100 destinations worldwide. Tauck finds the unusual, the extraordinary, and brings them to life.
  • Tauck Small Ship Cruises gives you inspiring educational yacht cruising experiences, handpicking the world’s best luxury yachts and expeditionary ships .
  • Tauck Exotics offers a range of exhilarating ‘once in a lifetime’ exotic tours, from Asia tours to South America tours and African holidays.
  • Tauck Culturious – A Tauck Culturious tour turns touring, holidaying, cruising, trekking, dining, learning and discovering into an art form.
  • Tauck Bridges – number 1 in guided family tours with inclusive, family tours for every age to enjoy together in the USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Still not sure which product is right for you? Order a Tauck brochure or for more information, and to book, call our friendly and experienced Tauck specialists on 1300 804 522.





14/04/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

With policy update, Tauck cracks down on discounting: Travel Weekly #budget

#pavlus travel
#

With policy update, Tauck cracks down on discounting

Tauck is saying “no more” to discounting.

In an email sent to travel agents, the high-end tour operator issued an updated marketing and commission policy, effective Sept. 1, stating that “never in our 90-year history have we promoted our journeys based on price, as we firmly believe that doing so would seriously undermine a premium brand such as Tauck that has been built on superior quality, service and value.”

In a two-page document. Tauck outlined a series of criteria travel sellers must follow in order to book Tauck products.

Among the standouts are that travel agents cannot advertise or promote any Tauck product for a price less than the published Tauck fare.

Additionally, agents may not pass along their commission rebates to guests — a common discounting workaround — and Tauck is capping at $150 any value-added items or services that agents provide their clients.

“I know many agents who spent a lot of time selling Tauck only to lose the sale over a 5% rebate their client found online,” Steven Spivak, Tauck’s vice president of global sales, wrote in an email. “Hopefully, with this policy that all goes away, and there is a restoration of faith.”

Not allowing discounting isn’t new for Tauck. The company said it has had a no-discounting policy in place for almost a decade.

But it appears that Tauck is now taking a harder tack on that policy. Do an Internet search for “Tauck discount,” for instance, and several large online retailers such as AffordableTours.com and TourVacationsToGo.com crop up in the top search spots. Further, the resulting URLs often have the word “Tauck” within them, which the operator claims creates confusion.

To avoid that confusion, the new policy states that the Tauck name may no longer be used in domain names, sub-domain names or website URLs not owned by Tauck.

It also stipulates that the Tauck name cannot be associated with the words “discount,” “rebate,” “on sale,” “save %,” “save $$,” “gift card,” “gift certificate,” “gift,” “cost,” “low cost,” “price,” “lowest price,” “best price,” “beat any price,” “special price” or similar terminology.

“The integrity of our brand and our guest experience was being compromised,” Spivak wrote. “We have always asserted that the price is the price is the price, so regardless of what channel a guest chooses to purchase their Tauck experience through, they will pay the same price as all other guests.

“Rebating is at odds with that value. And whether you call it a rebate or a discount or a reward or an incentive, it is all the same. And unfortunately it rears its head when guests are sitting at the dinner table on tour, and those are not productive conversations. That diminishes the experience for everyone.”

There are some additional items outlined in Tauck’s 2015 Marketing and Commission Policy that agents are advised to note, as well.

For example, there is an item called “booking transfer fee,” stating that if a booking originally placed by a guest with Tauck is then transferred to an agent more than a week after the original booking, Tauck reserves the right to charge the agent a $250 fee per guest.

There are some competitive issues, as well. The policy states that travel agent websites may not employ excessive repetition of Tauck’s name or Tauck’s copyright-protected materials to populate their site in an attempt to skew search results.

Agent websites will also be prohibited from using a Tauck-related search to redirect users to another page with unrelated content.

Tauck isn’t the first operator to take a strong stance against the price-driven online discounting marketplace.

Four years ago, Collette completely stopped selling to three big online discounters: AffordableTours.com, Pavlus Travel and TouringForLess.com.

Asked if the new policy was an effort to communicate to large online agencies that Tauck, too, did not want to do business with them, Spivak said, “Some of these agencies employ outstanding advisers who are passionate and knowledgeable about our product. They represent us well, and we hope they will adapt to this policy and continue to be partners of Tauck.”

Spivak acknowledged that for some companies, discounting is key to their revenue management strategy and that there will always be consumers who will shop based on price.

He added that he did not see this new policy rollout as the severing of old ties but as an opportunity to forge new ones under slightly different terms.

“For premium brands like Tauck, we see great opportunity for those who discounted or rebated in the past to use their incredible Web expertise and knowledge of our product to continue to grow their businesses,” Spivak said.





12/04/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment