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Tauck Unveils 2016 Europe Tours with Price Reductions

Tour Operator | Tauck | David Cogswell | September 18, 2015

Tauck Unveils 2016 Europe Tours with Price Reductions

PHOTO: Toompea Castle in Tallinn, Estonia. (photo courtesy Tauck)

In 2016, 25 years since Tauck introduced its first tours on the European continent, the tour operator will offer two new itineraries in Europe in a total of 35. And perhaps more significantly, the company has lowered prices for 2016.

Tauck has managed to use the strengthening buying power of the dollar to pass along a 10 percent savings to customers.

The new brochure for 2016 includes a new tour of Ireland and Britain and a new trip through the Baltic states.

Various enhancements have been made to other tours that are being continued for 2016.

Tauck, which was founded in 1925, remained an operator of domestic tours until 1991 when it introduced its first series of European tours. The company has characterized its tours with the phrase “The Yellow Roads of Europe,” based on the fact that the tours travel on the more scenic and less traveled old highways that meander through the countryside rather than the new expressways.

Tauck’s new “Ireland and Great Britain” program includes Ennis, Dublin and Killarney, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland, then takes a ferry to Scotland with two nights in Edinburgh and on to England, with stays in York, Cambridge and London.

The Ireland and Britain tour will be punctuated with a series of special access experiences, such as a session with a sheep shearer, a lunch at Ainwick Castle in Northumberland that will recreate the medieval world, and a tour of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace.

Tauck’s other new program for 2016 is its “A Week in the Baltics,” which explores Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.



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