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Cultural Journeys

Experience the world's rich cultural legacies traveling aboard our small ship cruises – on shore excursions with local guides and experts, capture the true essence of the places you are visiting and indulge your passion for discovery .

Cultural Journeys with Tauck Small Ship Cruising
Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Welcome to Small Ship Cruising Cultural Journeys

Our culturally inspired cruises fuel the imagination with uniquely authentic experiences that not only capture the true essence of the places you are visiting, but indulge your passion for discovery with a choice of included shore excursions in storied places. Cruise with us to European harbors, Japanese islands, America’s Great Lakes and the Land Down Under... and make each magical moment your own.

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Discovering Havana

Havana – Cuba's capital and beating heart for half a millennium

Properly exploring Havana seems a daunting task, but you'll get a healthy sampling of Cuba's remarkable capital on your People-to-People cruise... walking through Habana Vieja – its nearly 500-year-old heart, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with local experts to discuss its restoration and preservation... at the Museum of the Revolution, in what was once Cuba’s Presidential Palace, and Revolution Square, dominated by huge metalwork portraits of revolutionary heroes... meeting experienced craftsmen who display their skills creating hand-rolled Havana cigars, among the best in the world... and checking out the vintage American cars of the 1940s and 1950s – “Yank tanks” or máquinas, as the locals call them – a testament to the ingenuity of the Cubanos who have kept them running for more than 50 years.

Discovering the Isle of Man

Exploring the tiny nation of the Isle of Man

Visiting the tiny Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, you can follow its Celtic and Viking heritage trail through picturesque villages, passing cliffs, glens, and wild moors to Fairy Bridge. Keep a lookout for the island’s famed tail-free Manx cats – and its legendary “little people” (a.k.a. fairies)! Or ride a steam train on a narrow gauge railway to Castletown, checking out the medieval castle that gave the town its name; take the Victorian Manx Electric Railway to high cliffs with breathtaking views, then Snaefell Mountain Railway to the highest point on the island; or go on a guided hike from the village of Cregneash to the Calf of Man to meet the resident seals and birds. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to fall in love with this wonderful island, its unique history and way of life.

Tauck Exclusive – Evening at the Vasa Museum

Exclusive reception and dinner for Tauck guests only at Stockholm’s Vasa Museum

One of the world’s mightiest vessels when built for Sweden’s celebrated royal fleet in 1628, the ornate warship Vasa infamously sank to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor immediately upon its launch. Finally raised after more than three centuries in 1961, the well-preserved ship is now the centerpiece of the most-visited museum in Scandinavia... and will be your treasured dining companion during Tauck’s exclusive, private reception and dinner at the Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum) in Stockholm.

The world of the Geisha

A private lecture and geiko / geisha performance in Osaka

Japan’s traditional geisha culture has evolved over the centuries, and especially since World War II. Today, to become a geiko (the preferred term for geisha), women typically spend years in training as a maiko, perfecting lessons in traditional dance, musical instruments, flower arranging, tea ceremonies, calligraphy, painting and the art of conversation. Learn more about their elite world during a special evening in Osaka with a lecture by our insider expert, followed by a private geiko / geisha performance – an exclusive privilege and a highlight of your cruise.


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