May 30, 2024


It's time to think about Travel.

With Ukraine on Our Minds


“I just returned from ‘A 7 days In… Venice, Florence and Rome’ – the team at every single establishment we frequented was happy to see us. There was joy in the air in all places, and in our group in unique. I travel with Tauck for numerous causes, and one particular is that I know I can count on you to make sure our destination is risk-free. Thank you for all your efforts in carrying out that. I’m pretty a lot looking forward to my following journey.”

Maureen O’Brien
Tauck Visitor, 2022


Dear Tauck Friends and Relatives,

Like our guest Maureen, a 9-time Tauck traveler, I’ve also just returned from Europe.  For the duration of my travels I attended the premiere of the significantly-anticipated (and awe-inspiring) Enthusiasm Participate in in Oberammergau, Germany, visited with Tauck associates in Munich, traveled via childhood getaway spots in Austria, and retrieved my son from faculty in Switzerland. I can notify you that throughout my travels I was met with the similar joy and exhilaration shared by Maureen, and everyone from resort staff to restauranteurs to area baristas wore smiles. It stays a very special time to check out, and a memorable experience awaits individuals fortuitous sufficient to include Europe in their summer time or drop travel designs.

All over the place I traveled, and setting up from the second I arrived in Munich, I also noticed the now-familiar blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. We have all viewed with excellent unhappiness the unspeakable horror and senseless tragedy in Ukraine. I’m confident your heart, like mine, goes out to the Ukrainian people who have been suffering so needlessly above the earlier months. We continue on to hope and pray for a swift and tranquil resolution to finish this war.

We comprehend that some of our visitors may possibly be wanting to know and, in fact, some have requested us outright: Are Tauck’s journeys in Europe impacted by the conflict? Is Europe harmless? These are sensible questions, particularly in mild of the illustrations or photos appearing 24/7 on tv and throughout the web. I’m composing you today to tell you that considering the fact that April we have been operating all of our river cruises and land systems in Europe easily and as planned, developing great memories for hundreds of Tauck company who are thrilled to be traveling once again.

Individually, I’d like to assure you that I felt totally and fully secure and at ease throughout my total time in Europe. Dozens of users from our Throughout the world Operations and Tauck Director groups have traveled from Iceland to Budapest, and we converse to our European associates and other market colleagues day-to-day. All echo particularly what I felt, which is that the ambiance across Europe feels pretty “normal.” In all the spots I frequented the customary rhythms of daily life are easily clear and fantastic to see. Devoid of exception, our partners are relieved that tourism – and especially Tauck – is back again, as our field delivers careers and income for locals, many of whom are supporting relatives and friends in Ukraine. All agree that individuals are following the news from Ukraine closely and they hunger for peace, but in any other case their every day lives progress generally.

You should know that when you travel with Tauck your journey comes with a extensive aid program that is 97 several years in the earning. It begins with the care and area awareness of the Tauck Administrators who travel with you on your journey and it features our community of outstanding supplier-companions around the entire world. As part of Tauck’s ongoing functions, we carefully track functions in just about every location of the earth exactly where we work, checking all appropriate advisories from the U.S. Point out Division, global media studies, and guidance issued to Tauck by private security consultants whose companies we retain. I want you to know that we would by no means function a tour or cruise unless of course we have been wholly confident that it is safe and sound to do so.

In the not likely occasion that you need to at any time knowledge a disruption of a Tauck journey, we stand ready to guide. Tauck has a remarkably skilled World wide Response Group comprised of staff from all over the organization that can be activated at a moment’s detect, 24/7, 365 times a calendar year. What is far more, the efforts of our World wide Response Crew are bolstered by a selection of external assistance agencies whose know-how ranges from replacing a missing passport to arranging an emergency healthcare evacuation. You are genuinely never ever by yourself when you travel with Tauck.

And touring now is specially essential. I firmly consider that travel is a strong force for peace in this entire world, and that our ability for knowing and empathy boosts exponentially when we working experience other sites, other cultures and other persons.

Jennifer Tombaugh

We look ahead to encouraging our attendees encounter this great environment close to us, we salute their intrepid spirit, and we thank our attendees and vacation advisor companions for placing their trust in Tauck.


Jennifer Tombaugh

Jennifer Tombaugh


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