September 22, 2023


Inspired By Travel

With Ukraine on Our Minds


“I just returned from ‘A Week In… Venice, Florence and Rome’ – the personnel at just about every establishment we visited was pleased to see us. There was pleasure in the air all over the place, and in our group in individual. I travel with Tauck for numerous reasons, and one is that I know I can rely on you to make guaranteed our desired destination is secure. Thank you for all your efforts in accomplishing that. I’m very much hunting ahead to my next vacation.”

Maureen O’Brien
Tauck Visitor, 2022


Dear Tauck Good friends and Household,

Like our guest Maureen, a nine-time Tauck traveler, I have also just returned from Europe.  During my travels I attended the premiere of the much-expected (and awe-inspiring) Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, frequented with Tauck associates in Munich, traveled by way of childhood holiday spots in Austria, and retrieved my son from faculty in Switzerland. I can convey to you that all through my travels I was fulfilled with the similar joy and exhilaration shared by Maureen, and absolutely everyone from lodge employees to restauranteurs to neighborhood baristas wore smiles. It continues to be a quite special time to pay a visit to, and a memorable practical experience awaits these fortuitous ample to include Europe in their summer or fall journey designs.

All over the place I traveled, and setting up from the minute I arrived in Munich, I also observed the now-common blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. We have all viewed with wonderful unhappiness the unspeakable horror and senseless tragedy in Ukraine. I’m sure your heart, like mine, goes out to the Ukrainian folks who have been struggling so needlessly over the previous months. We carry on to hope and pray for a speedy and tranquil resolution to end this war.

We notice that some of our friends may well be wondering and, in fact, some have questioned us outright: Are Tauck’s journeys in Europe impacted by the conflict? Is Europe harmless? These are sensible thoughts, particularly in light of the pictures showing up 24/7 on tv and throughout the world-wide-web. I’m producing you today to tell you that given that April we have been running all of our river cruises and land systems in Europe smoothly and as planned, generating terrific recollections for hundreds of Tauck guests who are thrilled to be touring all over again.

Individually, I’d like to guarantee you that I felt completely and absolutely safe and comfortable in the course of my overall time in Europe. Dozens of members from our Throughout the world Functions and Tauck Director teams have traveled from Iceland to Budapest, and we converse to our European associates and other field colleagues everyday. All echo precisely what I felt, which is that the atmosphere throughout Europe feels extremely “normal.” In all the spots I frequented the customary rhythms of lifestyle are quickly obvious and wonderful to see. With out exception, our associates are relieved that tourism – and specifically Tauck – is back, as our marketplace provides employment and earnings for locals, many of whom are supporting family members and good friends in Ukraine. All concur that men and women are following the information from Ukraine intently and they starvation for peace, but or else their day-to-day lives carry on ordinarily.

You should know that when you vacation with Tauck your journey will come with a complete support procedure that is 97 decades in the making. It starts with the care and regional understanding of the Tauck Directors who journey with you on your journey and it involves our network of outstanding provider-associates all around the planet. As section of Tauck’s ongoing functions, we very carefully monitor occasions in each individual place of the globe wherever we function, monitoring all relevant advisories from the U.S. State Office, global media stories, and steerage issued to Tauck by personal stability consultants whose providers we keep. I want you to know that we would by no means operate a tour or cruise until we were being totally confident that it is harmless to do so.

In the unlikely occasion that you should really at any time experience a disruption of a Tauck journey, we stand ready to assist. Tauck has a extremely properly trained World Response Workforce comprised of employees from in the course of the business that can be activated at a moment’s see, 24/7, 365 days a year. What is much more, the efforts of our World wide Response Group are bolstered by a quantity of external assist agencies whose abilities ranges from replacing a dropped passport to arranging an crisis health-related evacuation. You are definitely never ever by itself when you journey with Tauck.

And touring now is specifically crucial. I firmly feel that journey is a potent power for peace in this planet, and that our capacity for knowing and empathy improves exponentially when we expertise other sites, other cultures and other folks.

Jennifer Tombaugh

We appear ahead to helping our friends expertise this fantastic globe all-around us, we salute their intrepid spirit, and we thank our visitors and travel advisor partners for putting their rely on in Tauck.


Jennifer Tombaugh

Jennifer Tombaugh


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