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Unforgettable Events

Tauck Events

What happens when you combine Tauck’s 87+ years of travel expertise
with once-in-a-lifetime, history-making experiences?

Unforgettable Events, Impossible to Replicate, Uniquely Tauck – Filling Fast

Imagine making it possible for you… to dine in an exclusive art-filled gallery in the Vatican Museums traditionally reserved for heads of state or church officials… or ring in the New Year with a gala dinner in the ballroom of a famous star-studded Hollywood hotel that annually hosts the glamorous Golden Globe Awards… or listen to a keynote address by The Civil War filmmaker Ken Burns during a cocktail reception and a private after-hours tour of the National Archives in Washington, DC…

You can do this and more by booking a Tauck Event where once-in-a-lifetime experiences make Tauck Events, including the Celebration of RosesRoman Holiday and The Civil War Event, one-of-a-kind anywhere in the world.

Unique travel experiences based in one destination and built around cultural, historical or sports-oriented themes, Tauck Events showcase what Tauck does best – offering authentic, theme-driven experiences that inspire learning and create an emotional connection with the topic and destination. Small group sightseeing tracks – featuring Tauck’s uncommon access to places and experiences you can’t have on your own, behind-the-scenes insights from noted experts, and personalized service by Tauck Directors – are highlighted with extraordinary gala evening events in places not privately accessible to the public – and virtually impossible to replicate.

Limited space is still available, but is filling fast. Book today!


Celebration of Roses
Celebration of Roses,
featuring a gala New Years
Eve Party in Beverly Hills,
Grandstand Seats at the Rose
Parade and optional tickets to
the Rose Bowl

Dec 9, 2012 – Jan 2, 2013
4 nights, priced from $3790
per person, double

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday,
highlighted by Taucks private
dinner in the Vatican Museums,
visits inside private palaces and
cocktails and dinner in Ancient
Rome at Cinecitt Studios

October 25 – 30, 2012
5 nights, priced from $4,990
per person, double

The Tauck Civil War Event
The Tauck Civil War Event,
featuring an evening with
Ken Burns at the National
Archives, and a lecture by
historian Harold Holzer at the
National Building Museum

October 14 – 18, 2012
4 nights, priced from $3,990
per person, double

Tauck World Discovery Tauck Small Ship Cruising Tauck Riverboat Cruising
Tauck Bridges Tauck Events Tauck Culturious

Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp
GPS baby sea lion GSC Glamping Galapagos
 Here is an exciting and different way to experience this amazing destination!
 A 135 Acre Farm in the interior of Santa Cruz Island adjacent to National Park with Nine Ensuite Luxury Tents with    Terrace perched on a Ridge, Sweeping Vistas, Infinity Pool, Open-plan Central Lodge, Hands-on Service.
Wildlife Safaris by Land and by Boat, Diving, Biking, Hiking,  and Horseback Riding
Contact us for more details…..

The Best of the Best at Spring Savings - this week only!

Don’t miss out on these amazing offers for outstanding travel opportunities!! 

This week only….. How many of these places are on YOUR Bucket List?

When you travel with A&K, you experience the best of the best.


Save up to 50% on Your Favorite Summer Destination Today
Save up to 50% on Your Favorite Summer Destination Today

April 16 marks the beginning of A&K’s Spring Savings event, where you can save up to 50% on independent journeys to 13 of our most popular destinations. Join us beginning today at 8 a.m. CDT to choose your summer journey. SpringSavings continues until Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. or while journeys last, so don’t wait to book your departure to one of these inspiring places.

India Thailand Moscow Vienna
11 days, from $1,595
8 days, from $1,595
5 days, from $1,895
6 days, from $1,945
China Peru St. Petersburg Madrid
8 days, from $1,980
6 days, from $1,995
St. Petersburg
6 days, from $2,195
6 days, from $2,195
Jordan Berlin and Dresden Isreal Morocco
8 days, from $2,195
Berlin & Dresden
7 days, from $2,545
8 days, from $2,845
8 days, from $3,325
To book your Spring Savings Journey, call
10 days, from $4,145

Prices are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability. International air not included. Bookings are non-refundable and savings may not be combined with other discounts and promotions. Other restrictions may apply.

California Dreamin' on bike or on foot...

If you are looking for some activity on your next vacation, one of these biking or hiking programs will have you enjoying every minute and feeling fit! Call us for full itinerary details and more information…..

California Dreamin’
Big Sur Biking Trips NEW! Big Sur Coast: Monterey to Santa BarbaraSuspended above the Pacific and hugging the edge of the continent, this is one of the most spectacular routes in the state. And a ride that every cyclist should experience. From dramatic coast and majestic redwoods to historic missions and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, a breathtaking adventure awaits.

Not to be missed: Bike famous 17 Mile Drive along “the greatest meeting of land and water in the world,” then test your legs on the cliff-clinging Cabrillo Highway past wind-torn cypresses.

Death Valley Trips Death Valley: California’s Mojave DesertThere’s no better way than biking and hiking with Backroads to experience the rich palette, surreal geography and many moods of this fascinating national park. Pedal across shimmering salt flats. Amble among rainbow-colored rock formations. Discover volcanic craters and giant sand dunes. Then capture the panorama—and maybe even a stunning desert sunset—from a red tail hawk’s perspective at dramatic Zabriskie Point.

Not to be missed: How low can you go? Descend to Badwater, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level.

Yosemite trips Yosemite: Natural Wonders of the Sierra NevadaWelcome to 761,266 acres of “Wow!” Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees—the grandeur of Yosemite is almost overwhelming. Exploring actively with Backroads, you’ll appreciate the park from all perspectives. Soak up jaw-dropping vistas from Glacier Point, while savoring mountain air perfumed with ponderosa and cedar. Stroll among the largest sequoias in the park. And get cozy at the iconic Ahwahnee Hotel, a National Historic Landmark.

Not to be missed: Marvel at Grizzly Giant—no, it’s not a bear, but an awe-inspiring sequoia, some 2,000 years old with a base diameter of 30 feet!

Backroads Wine Country Biking trips Wine Country: Through Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & CoastSavor every drop of your visit to Wine Country as you cycle, sip and Shiatsu your way through the renowned valleys of Sonoma, Russian River, Alexander, Dry Creek and Napa. Just as there’s a vintage to suit every palate here, there’s a diversion for every interest: country roads perfect for biking, welcoming wineries, sensational cuisine, chic galleries and luxury spas.

Not to be missed: Find heaven at the Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, where you’re treated to the Roman Bathing Ritual—an exfoliating shower, warm bath, hot bath, herbal steam, sauna and rehydrating drinks.

Wine Country weekend biking trips Wine Country Weekend: Through Alexander & Dry Creek ValleysJoin us for the ultimate three-day wine country getaway. You’ll side-step the crowds and savor much of what makes this pocket of Northern California one of our favorite places: gorgeous vineyard vistas, quiet country roads, gourmet meals and elegant hotels. And connoisseurs and casual sippers alike will delight in uncovering some of the region’s premier wineries.

Not to be missed: If you love fine cuisine, you won’t want to miss our dinner at the Madrona Manor, whose chef has been awarded a coveted Michelin star!

California Wine Country Singles camping trips
NEW! 100+ Singles in California’s Wine CountryBe sure not to miss out on our exclusive one-time-only Bike, Camp & Fiesta trip coming up in California’s Wine Country from September 30 to October 5. Imagine having the time of your life biking, wine tasting, hiking, dancing, dining and laughing with 100+ like-minded singles. Best of all—thanks to the camaraderie that flows naturally on every Backroads adventure—you’re sure to leave the trip with new friends. So come join us and experience it for yourself!

It's Still Winter in Switzerland!


The Lodge at Verbier, Switzerland.

Sir Richard Branson’s stunning mountain retreat, perched high in the Swiss Alps in Verbier, is a perfect year-round escape. The 13 friendly and experienced staff include a Necker Island trained General Manager, an activities co-ordinator, spa therapist, Raymond Blanc trained chef and Bam Bam – the chalet dog. Each one is dedicated to tailor-making each guest experience…. People may arrive as guests but often leave as friends.

Individual rooms now available. Experience winter at The Lodge without hiring the whole chalet! We’ve got individual rooms available in March and April 2012 for 3, 4 or 7 nights. Exceptional meals and drinks, (plus champagne and all the usual inclusions!). The team can also organize all your transfers, lift passes, lessons and ski equipment for an additional cost.

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The Lodge, VerbierThe Lodge, VerbierThe Lodge, Verbier

The Lodge, VerbierThe Lodge, Verbier


Verbier, SwitzerlandVerbier, Switzerland

Verbier, “the resort that smiles at the sun”, and the second largest resort in the Swiss Alps, is a delightful French speaking village located on a sunny plateau, on the grand circuit of the “4 Valleys” ski area.

Situated between the Matterhorn and Mont-Blanc at a height of 5,000 feet, Verbier has one of the largest skiing areas in Europe. Your lift ticket is honored at the 100 plus lifts and cable cars which service over 250 miles of ski runs. This vast ski area is topped by Jumbo, the Verbier-Mont-Fort cable car, with a 150 person capacity. Ascending to almost 11,000 feet, this telepherique opens up some of the steepest mechanically accessible ski runs in the Alps. Moderate to easy runs are plentiful and the “4 Valleys” 200 instructors are there to help you develop your skills.

Verbier’s ultramodern sports center enables you to play tennis, squash, ice-hockey, curling, skating and swimming. Verbier has some 60 restaurants plus 9 nightclubs and pubs, and though sporty and active, appreciates an equally calm and relaxing atmosphere. For nonskiers, nearby cities such as Montreux and Lausanne are easily accessible by public transportation.

Ask Trisha Iannazzi, your Swiss mountain specialist for more details.
Trip prices are per person and subject to availability.

Biking from Berlin to Dresden

Bike from Berlin to Dresden with B&R


Rolling Beyond the Wall: Experience Berlin to Dresden

From the pulsating energy of Berlin, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potsdam and the treasure that is Dresden today, Germany still resonates as a flashpoint in history—but also a country with a progressive edge. Wrapped in B&R’s unparalleled hospitality, this journey combines urban explorations with easygoing rides that take you into the stunning countryside of Swiss Saxony, the Elbe River Valley, and the magnificent grounds of Sanssouci—you’ll even enjoy a punt in the Spreewald. It’s an experience that covers the ages.

For more details on this and other great bicycling adventures call us …. 585-624-1285

Mad about Downton Abbey?

Fiction into Reality

 With Downton Abbey attracting huge viewing numbers on both sides of the pond, let us design a visit to England for you which will include an on location visit to the scene of all the drama, Highclere Castle as well as offering some imaginative close encounters with Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens and Sherlock Holmes.

If you have really enjoyed these spectacular costume dramas, bring them we can design a tour that converts much loved fiction into reach out and touch it reality.

For the Love of Piedmont

Spread the love this Valentine’s week by sharing your love of food and robust wines.

If you have a penchant for Piedmont cuisine and like to get bold with a Barolo, then our Chef on Wheels tour will certainly whet your appetite and quench your thirst for adventure.

That’s right, we are teaming up again with Josh and Jen Ziskin of La Morra Restaurant for a bike tour and culinary exploration of Piedmont. Home of Barolo wines, the Alba Truffle festival an the birthplace of the Slow Food movement, Piedmont is not only one of the world’s most alluring gastronomic destinations, but it’s vine glad ridges and hilltop villages make it a premier cycling destination as well.

This year’s tour will run from October 14-19… just in time to watch the leaves change in the vineyards, taste the freshly-harvested Nebbiolo grapes and visit the world-famous white truffle festival in Alba. The ultimate pairing!

If you are interesting in finding out how to share the love with this exciting tour, please call IANNAZZI ENTERPRISES at 585-624-1285

Explore Burgundy


Explore Burgundy By Bike or By Foot With B&R


Experience Burgundy: where the pursuit of happiness is easier (and tastier).

Burgundy is vintage Butterfield & Robinson territory ,y—our backyard if you will—, and we know it better than anyone else. And what a backyard it is! Exquisite biking and walking routes, tailor made for daydreaming. Exceptional wines. Timeless villages. What’s not to love? On a B&R trip you’ll meander through lush vineyards, sip grand crus in the fields where they were conceived, and wander cobblestone streets to find old friends. You’ll dine at some of the region’s best-known establishments and at bistros revered by the locals for their hearty country fare. It’s the only place we know of where fights can erupt over selecting the right vintage to pair with a prized Époisses .

Private Escape in Burgundy
In the middle of Burgundy’s bucolic vineyards lies the beautiful town of Beaune. We’ve crafted the perfect 4-night experience, featuring a stay at the most intimate of accommodations, the Butterfield’s own private residence. It’s the ultimate romantic getaway for two.

To book a magnificent biking or walking tour in Burgundy or any other of the many B&R destinations, just give us a call at 585-624-1285

Your Next Amazing Travel Adventure is Here!

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