READY TO TRAVEL IN 2021? VIEW ALL TOURS & DATES OPEN FOR TRAVEL

LATEST TRAVEL AND HEALTH INFORMATION (UPDATED MAY 13, 2021)

Updated May 12, 2021

Travel Updates

Travel Updates will keep you informed on the status of your tour or cruise and provide up-to-date information on our travel policies.

We will be sharing frequent updates regarding our re-opening plans as we learn more information. With destination entry requirements and COVID-19 regulations changing frequently, please check back often.

If you are scheduled to travel with us on a cancelled journey and have not yet heard from us, Tauck or your travel advisor will be contacting you to discuss your options. Please do not call Tauck at this time. We will be reaching out in chronological order, contacting those guests scheduled to travel soonest, and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while we work through these efforts. Our decision to operate each tour or cruise is complicated and involves communicating with hundreds of suppliers and carefully monitoring government entry requirements and guidelines around the globe.

If you are eager to travel with us soon, please visit our Open for Travel page to discover where and when you can travel this year as destinations reopen for travel. We can’t wait to see you back on the road with us soon!

For specific entry and travel requirements for tours and cruises currently operating in 2021, please visit our COVID-19 Entry Requirements page.


Tour & Cruise Status by Destination

 

UNITED STATES

We are delighted to begin welcoming back our valued patrons on all domestic tours by July 2021!

    Tours starting in June 2021: ALL USA TOURS

Please visit our Open for Travel page for up-to-date tour availability before the most desirable departure dates fill up.

 

CANADA

Canada has yet to give any indication of when the borders will reopen for international travel.

Due to the continued uncertainty regarding government travel restrictions, all Canadian tours are now cancelled through July 31, 2021. For all guests departing on August 1 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour or cruise. Should you wish to move your departure to another 2021 date before that time, please take advantage of our flexible payment terms and incur zero change fees as we work to accommodate your preferred travel preferences.

We plan to resume running trips to Canada as soon as borders reopen.

 

EUROPE

While we anticipate a wider resumption of travel to Europe by late summer/early fall, we are still awaiting a solid timeline for reopening borders. Tauck is actively monitoring country-specific regulations and working with our supplier partners to confirm feasibility and ensure we can deliver the quality you expect from us.

  • France has announced that they plan to open on June 9, 2021 to Americans who show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. We are awaiting more details from the French government and our local partners, and will have more information on tours and cruises running after July 15 by the end of May.

With the exception of the above, due to the continued uncertainty regarding government travel restrictions, all European land tours and cruises are currently cancelled through July 31, 2021. For all guests departing on August 1 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour or cruise. Should you wish to move your departure to another 2021 date before that time, please take advantage of our flexible payment terms and incur zero change fees as we work to accommodate your travel preferences.

We look forward to resuming additional trips and cruises to Europe as soon as entry requirements and suppliers permit.

 

LATIN AMERICA

While many countries in Latin American have reopened to tourism, we are working hard to balance our desire to safely operate as many tours and cruises as possible with delivering the level of experience you expect from Tauck.

With the exception of the above, all other Latin American trips are cancelled through July 31, 2021. For all guests departing on August 1 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour or cruise. Should you wish to move your departure to another date before that time, please take advantage of flexible payment terms and no change fees as we work to accommodate your travel needs.

We look forward to resuming additional trips to Latin America this fall.

 

AFRICA

Countries within Africa have mostly reopened to tourism, and we are assessing at this time the right timeline to resume operations to ensure the safety of our guests and the level of experience you expect from Tauck.

All African journeys are cancelled through July 31, 2021. For all guests departing on August 1 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour or cruise. Should you wish to move your departure to another date before that time, please take advantage of flexible payment terms and no change fees as we work to accommodate your travel needs.

 

ASIA

At this time, most countries within Asia have not created a solid timeline for reopening borders to international tourism. Tauck is regularly monitoring border reopening plans and working with our supplier partners to confirm feasibility and ensure the level of quality you expect from Tauck. We will post more information as soon as we receive it.

For all guests departing on July 31 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour or cruise. Should you wish to move your departure to another date before that time, please take advantage of flexible payment terms and no change fees as we work to accommodate your travel needs.

 

2022 TOURS & CRUISES

At the current time, Tauck plans to operate all scheduled tour and cruise departures as planned in 2022. We believe most of the regulations preventing us from currently running many of our tours and cruises will be relaxed by January 2022. We look forward to returning to normal operations and welcoming back our valued patrons in destinations across the globe.

 

We continue to make every effort to provide the most up-to-date information on the status of your tour or cruise. However, please know that as we share the above plans, we recognize there are events outside our control that we cannot predict or prevent. While the above details may evolve over time, what won’t change is our commitment to doing everything possible to deliver the quality experience and peace of mind you expect when traveling with Tauck. We hope you will share this spirit of adventure with us as we hit the road once again.

Travel Policy Updates For Our Guests

2021 Flexible Payment Terms

Book with Confidence

When you book any 2021 land journey, river cruise or small ship cruise, enjoy flexible payment terms with no change fees.


2021 Flexible Payment Terms At-A-Glance

More Time – For April, May and June 2021 departures, final payment will not be due until 30 days prior to departure. For all tours and cruises departing between July 1 through December 31, 2021, final payment will not be due until 60 days prior to departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

No Change Fees – Any Tauck, any time. If your 2021 plans do change any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Tauck journey of your choice.

Book With Peace Of Mind, assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Tauck is unable to operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2021 or 2022 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey.

Please Note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021 journeys only; deposit must be made at time of booking (does not apply to air travel and Tauck protection plans). Ask for complete details.

For travel scheduled for June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021*

  • Final payment for all scheduled June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 Tauck land tours and cruises is now due 30 days prior to departure, instead of our standard final payment terms. We have extended this date to enable you to make the best personal decision with regard to your planned trip as close to your scheduled departure date as possible.
  • All cancellation penalties will be frozen at the lowest tier and will not increase prior to your departure date. Under the terms of our standard cancellation policy, guests incur cancellation penalties based on tiered time periods, with fees increasing as the departure date draws near. Under our amended policy, cancellation fees will remain frozen at the lowest tier and will not increase prior to departure date. By freezing cancellation penalties, if you purchased Guest or Cruise Protection and cancel your trip, the cost of the Guest or Cruise Protection fee is Dreamsaved. If you did not purchase Guest or Cruise Protection, the cost of your deposit will be Dreamsaved. *In either case Dreamsaved, funds are available for you to use for future travel. Any other monies paid to Tauck towards the cost of the trip will be refunded. Any Dreamsavers funds already applied to a cancelled reservation will be reinstated. 
  • If you cancel your booking within 30 days of departure: to offer additional peace of mind, Tauck has now lowered penalties for cancellation to the most lenient tier inside of final payment as referenced in the grid below. Any penalties assessed will be placed into a Dreamsaver account along with your protection plan premiums**. Normally, those cancellation penalties (and Protection plan fees) would be completely forfeited.
 
  Guests with
Cruise / Guest Protection Product
Guests without
Cruise / Guest Protection Product
 
Time to Departure 1 Day or More 1 Day or More
 
Riverboat
Cruise Protection $900
 
Train
Train Protection $900
 
Small Ship Cruising
Cruise Protection $1500 - $1700
 
USA & Canada Land
Guest Protection $350 - $525
 
Manitoba:
Polar Bear Adventure

Guest Protection $700
 
Europe Land
Guest Protection $600
 
Africa, Asia,
South America

Guest Protection $350 - $1,000

 

 

*Normally, those cancellation penalties (and Protection plan fees) would be completely forfeited. Dreamsaver funds are non-refundable and must be redeemed toward travel to be completed by 12/31/2022. Dreamsaver funds can be applied to any Tauck purchase.

**Final payment due date and cancellation policy rules are temporary and subject to change.

 

For travel scheduled for July 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

  • Final payment for all scheduled July 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021 Tauck land tours and cruises is now due 60 days prior to departure, instead of our standard final payment terms. We have extended this date to enable you to make the best personal decision with regard to your planned trip as close to your scheduled departure date as possible.
  • All cancellation penalties will be frozen at the lowest tier and will not increase prior to your departure date. Under the terms of our standard cancellation policy, guests incur cancellation penalties based on tiered time periods, with fees increasing as the departure date draws near. Under our amended policy, cancellation fees will remain frozen at the lowest tier and will not increase prior to departure date. By freezing cancellation penalties, if you purchased Guest or Cruise Protection and cancel your trip, the cost of the Guest or Cruise Protection fee is Dreamsaved. If you did not purchase Guest or Cruise Protection, the cost of your deposit will be Dreamsaved. *In either case Dreamsaved, funds are available for you to use for future travel. Any other monies paid to Tauck towards the cost of the trip will be refunded. Any Dreamsavers funds already applied to a cancelled reservation will be reinstated.
  • If you cancel your booking within 60 days of departure: to offer additional peace of mind, Tauck has now lowered penalties for cancellation to the most lenient tier inside of final payment as referenced in the grid below. Any penalties assessed will be placed into a Dreamsaver account along with your protection plan premiums**. Normally, those cancellation penalties (and Protection plan fees) would be completely forfeited.
 
  Guests with
Cruise / Guest Protection Product
Guests without
Cruise / Guest Protection Product
 
Time to Departure 1 Day or More 1 Day or More
 
Riverboat
Cruise Protection $900
 
Train
Train Protection $900
 
Small Ship Cruising
Cruise Protection $1500 - $1700
 
USA & Canada Land
Guest Protection $350 - $525
 
Manitoba:
Polar Bear Adventure

Guest Protection $700
 
Europe Land
Guest Protection $600
 
Africa, Asia,
South America

Guest Protection $350 - $1,000

 

* Normally, those cancellation penalties (and Protection plan fees) would be completely forfeited. Dreamsaver funds are non-refundable and must be redeemed toward travel to be completed by 12/31/2022. Dreamsaver funds can be applied to any Tauck purchase.

** Final payment due date and cancellation policy rules are temporary and subject to change.

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