A great combination of a city and a relaxing getaway. Enjoy the bustling city of Bangkok while also relaxing in Chiang Mai, a blissfully calm and laid-back place to relax and recharge your batteries.
A perfect combination of City and Beach getaway. Enjoy the cultural aspects of Bangkok while also taking in one of Thailand's most popular island destinations, Koh Samui.
Northern India & Nepal
Earth Journeys… created by Tauck and BBC Earth. From the Arabian Sea to the Himalayas, from the ultramodern architecture of New Dehli to the forests of Bandhavgarh National Park in India and Chitwan National Park in Nepal, our unique experiences show you the incomparable cultural diversity, compelling history, and spectacular natural beauty of the subcontinent – Nepal and Northern India amaze you. One of our most popular trips immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes and when the opportunity arises, the use of field equipment. Set off on game-viewing safaris in search of the elusive tiger… fly over the landscapes of Mt. Everest on a flightseeing tour… visit a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandhu… discover the architecture of Bhaktapur, along the ancient trading route from Nepal to Tibet… feel the spiritual passion of the Taj Mahal, poetry in marble… explore the Heritage section of Mumbai… wander awestruck among the eye-opening Hindu temples of Khajuraho… and enjoy an unusual opportunity to join in hands-on community projects as a volunteer in places where there is need, working with local villagers to improve their lives, forging friendships across cultures.
Earth Journey – created with BBC Earth, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Himalayas & Mount Everest flightseeing, Agra & the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho temples, safaris in Bandhavgarh & Chitwan national parks, Q&A with Sherpa climber, village volunteer opportunity, exploring Mumbai's Heritage area
Odyssey in China: Beijing, Chengdu & Hong Kong
NEW for 2019! The journey of a lifetime… 16 days exploring the best of China, filled with ancient treasures, a look at modern life, and discovering the world of the panda! Spend three nights in both Beijing and Chengdu, and two nights each in Xi'an, Yangshuo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, where travels take you from the Great Wall to the dynamic cities that define China today. Visit a breeding facility for giant pandas with an opportunity to hold a panda… enjoy a private talk with a conservation expert at Xi'an's Terra Cotta Warriors Museum… go on a private tour, a rickshaw ride, and a visit with a family inside one of Beijing's disappearing hutongs… and attend a magical "face-changing" Sichuan Opera performance. Featuring stays at world-class hotels throughout, Odyssey in China: Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong includes three nights in Beijing for a guided walk along the Great Wall and visits to the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, and the mausoleum of Mao Zedong; Xi'an, with visits to Han Yang Ling Underground Mausoleum, the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, and Shaanxi Museum as well as a dim sum lunch; Yangshuo, where a traditional boat cruise takes you along the tranquil Li River and you attend an interactive cooking demonstration; Chengdu, for a visit to Chengdu Panda Base; a hot pot lunch; and an excursion to Leshan to see the 233 ft.-tall Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Shanghai, where you'll visit Yu Gardens, the Urban Planning Center, and Shanghai Museum; take a walk to see historic shikumen homes; and view an acrobatic performance; and marvelous Hong Kong for rides on the Star Ferry, a private double-decker bus, and a funicular tram to the top of Victoria Peak.
Giant Panda conservation center visit & Sichuan opera show in Chengdu; Forbidden City, Great Wall and Hutong insider visits in Beijing; Tauck Exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an; excursion to Giant Buddha of Leshan; Li River cruise; ERA acrobatic show, Shanghai Urban Planning Center and the Bund in Shanghai; sightseeing tour of Hong Kong
Spotlight on India
Timeless cities… thousands of years of compelling history. Breathtaking architecture, like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Dramatic, sun-drenched landscapes… a rich mix of local cultures and cuisines… and age-old spiritual traditions on the ghats along the River Ganges. From bustling Delhi to mystical Varanasi and the "Pink City" of Jaipur, to Udaipur, the "City of Lakes," northern India invites you to discover these treasures on an 11-day trip perfect for the traveler with less time to spend. Experience contrasting images of the capital, Delhi, old and new. Sail on the Ganges in Varanasi to witness holy men "putting the river to sleep." Travel to Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal… which you can see from your hotel room! Celebrate India's culture and cuisine among Jaipur's pavilions and palaces at a special Maharajah evening in Jaipur. Spend three nights at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, voted Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotel." Throughout, you'll enjoy accommodations in some of the world's top-rated hotels… dine on local specialties… and discover the heart and soul of India in a way you never dreamed possible!
Multiple-night stays at hotels consistently on "world's best" lists, including The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra (with Taj Mahal views from your guest room) and The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur; a boat ride on the Ganges in Varanasi to witness spiritual traditions; special Maharaja evening in Jaipur; sari and turban demonstration in Udaipur
A Portrait of India
India, Past and Present, plays out in architectural wonders, royal feasts, ceremonies steeped in age-old traditions and opulent palaces, some reborn today as luxury Oberoi hotels unrivaled anywhere… Indulge in services and sights reserved for royalty as you explore New Delhi… experience sacred rituals of Varanasi on the river Ganges… find eternal love at the Taj Mahal and a fairy-tale city at the Red Fort of Agra… be mesmerized by Marahajah gems in Jaipur, a jeweled lake in Udaipur, the art of living in Kerala and Mumbai's multi-faceted modern-day metropolis.
Enjoy Taj Mahal views from your hotel, visit the Amber Fort, experience sacred rituals of Varanasi on the river Ganges… see the Marahajah gems in Jaipur, enjoy multiple-night stays at three hotels ranked among the "World's Best" hotels by Travel + Leisure readers – The Oberoi Udaivilas, The Oberoi Rajvilas and The Oberoi Amarvilas, a Maharajah evening in Jaipur featuring dinner and entertainment, exclusive visit to the home of a Keralan chef for a cooking demonstration and dinner, cruise on a traditional thatched-roofed rice boat, Kathakali and Mohiniattam dance performances & a martial arts demonstration, lesson in the art of dressing in a sari or turban
India & Bhutan, Heart of the Himalayas
New for 2019! Find your personal Shangri-La on this journey of peak life experiences through ancient civilizations and the world's most majestic mountains. Spend eleven nights discovering the cultures and people of India's Golden Triangle from Delhi to Agra, Jaipur, and Udaipur, then fly across the Himalayas for six nights in the peaceful mountain kingdom of Bhutan, where life is officially measured by a Gross Happiness Index! Experience the Taj Mahal at sunrise… the romance of Udaipur set on myriad lakes… sacred ceremonies on the Ganges… Bhutan's cliffside Tiger's Nest Monastery, where body and spirit renew… awe-inspiring views of the snowy Himalayas from Dochula Pass and the air… green mountain valleys where Buddhism determines everything, from art and archery to government and business. In both countries, you'll meet the locals, from monks, nuns, and farmers to one of Udaipur's leading families. Learn more at cultural music and dance performances, at insider talks and demonstrations, and over local cuisines that fill your senses. You'll fly from city to city in India, and also explore by boat, hot air balloon, and auto-rickshaw!
A visit to the Taj Mahal (and views from your hotel); sari & turban demonstration and auto-rickshaw tour in Udaipur; visit to the Amber Fort and a Maharajah evening in Jaipur; evening and sunrise boat rides to experience revered traditions in Varanasi; six nights in premier hotels in Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro; choice of a hike to Bhutan's Tiger's Nest Monastery or a tour of historic Paro Dzong; Tauck Exclusive lectures on "Gross National Happiness"; private visits with the residents of a Bhutanese nunnery
Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali
NEW for 2019! All departures are small group departures limited to 24 guests. Past, present and future blend into an unforgettable 14-day small group journey in a tropical paradise, steeped in culture and nature as you stroll through gardens of tomorrow in Singapore, explore ancient kingdoms in Java, visit flower-filled temples on Bali, and see dragons of yore on timeless Komodo Islands. Unique experiences include a sunrise visit to Borobudor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; an evening visit with a ballet performance at Prambanan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; a chef-led cooking class on Bali; private boat rides to the Komodo Islands to see Komodo Dragons; Sundowner kite flying; a Balinese dance and more. In Singapore, enjoy three nights at a luxury hotel with guided city sightseeing of landmark sites and a visit to the ecologically advanced Gardens by the Bay… On Java, stays at Borobudur and Yogyakarata include visits to a sultan's palace; Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple; a rural village; and a ballet performance at Prambanan. Highlights of Bali include a monkey forest, village traditions, temple blessings, a cooking class and a choice of a rice field hike or a factory visit during a three-night stay at a luxury riverside resort in Bali's cultural heart. Two days of exploration on the Komodo Islands feature private boat rides, Komodo Dragon sightings, snorkeling, diving and beachfront dining… and at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, seaside delights during a two-night stay at a luxury resort include kite flying, Balinese dance, a temple visit and farewell festivities. You'll stay at luxury hotels and resorts… enjoy a three-night stays at luxury hotels in Singapore and Ubud… two nights at Amanjiwo resort in Java with spectacular views over Borobudur… an overnight stay at a historic century-old colonial landmark hotel in Yogyakarta… two nights at a beachfront resort adjacent to Komodo National Park… and two nights at a Four Seasons resort in Bali's tropical Jimbaran Bay.
Exploration by bumboat, horse cart, rickshaw and powerboat; visits to the Sultan Palace and Borobudur Temple; Tauck Exclusive sunset dinner and ballet show at the Prambanan Temple; visit to the Monkey Forest, a village walk, a temple blessing and a choice of a cooking class, an art museum visit or a rice fields hike in Bali; boat ride, dragon walk and beach picnic in the Komodo Islands; with kite flying and a visit to a cliff top temple during a Four Seasons resort stay at Jimbaran Bay
Tailor Made: Family Japan
Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.
Experience the best of Japan, exploring vibrant Tokyo, from its glittering skyscrapers to its fascinating temples, and then ride by bullet train to discover the delicate beauty of timeless Kyoto.