ASIA

by TAUCK

TAUCK

"Across Asia high-tech cultures are evolving beside ancient ones. From the elegant simplicity of a Japanese tea room to the neon cityscapes of Tokyo; from the intricate art of a Cambodian temple; from elephant walks to frenetic street markets to the serene beauty of the Taj Mahal, we'll guide you through the exotic pageantry of Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Japan, India and Thailand, where there's never a lack of excitement for the eye, the palate, or the imagination." - TAUCK

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CHINA

"China’s vastness cannot be imagined in miles, nor can its beauty be perfectly captured in photos. Willowed landscapes… tranquil gardens… the majestic Yangtze river… fabled monuments and imperial pavilions of red and gold stand as sensual symbols of the march of time. Behold the revered cultural treasures of this country in motion and feel it’s energy unfold." - TAUCK

 

INDIA & NEPAL

"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 Indian subcontinent." - TAUCK

China, the Yangtze River & Hong Kong

TIME OF YEAR: Apr - Jun, Sep - Oct

CITIES & LANDMARKS: 
Beijing, Hong Kong, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai, Guilin, Xi'an

"Ancient relics, modern marvels, incredible moments...Every exquisite temple, every precious icon, every delicate pagoda in China rewards with richness of a cultural legacy stretching across thousands of years and vast, emerging land whose splendor staggers the imagination...and every new encounter with this ancient civilization - today the economic engine of the world - evokes a sense of wonder...

Mist-blanketed limestone peaks stand like sentinels along the LI River, greeting all who cruise its placid waters. Meandering across mountains and valleys, the Great Wall invites you to stroll atop stonework that transcends the centuries; climbing to the top of this wonder of the world is an unforgettable experience. Tranquility and a deep spirituality still have their place in this teeming land...find them among pavilions of Shanghai's Yu Gardens, before the altar of Beijing's sublime Temple of Heaven, and in the otherworldly landscapes of the Three Gorges - also home to the greatest modern engineering project on Earth. Secrets of life at both ends of the spectrum are revealed within the inner sanctum of the Forbidden City, where mortals dared not go...and inside one of Beijing's traditional hutongs, where the warmth of a family sharing a vanishing way of life in their private home stirs the soul." - Tauck

ITINERARY: DAY 1 - Your journey begins in Beijing / DAY 2 - The Great Wall and the Hutongs in Beijing / DAY 3 - Temple of Heaven to Tiananmen Square / DAY 4 - On to Xi'an, one of China's oldest cities / DAY 5 - Xi'an: Terra Cotta Warriors & Muslim Culture / DAY 6 - On to Guilin & a Li River cruise / DAY 7 - Yangshuo, Fuli village & a cooking lesson / DAY 8 - Chongqing & your Yangtze River cruise / DAY 9 - Onboard fun & shore excursion choices / DAY 10 - Pavilions and pagodas along the Yangtze / DAY 11 - The Three Gorges Dam & on to Shanghai / DAY 12 - Shanghai sights, the Bund & acrobats / DAY 13 - Shanghai past to future & a dining treat / DAY 14 - On to remarkable Hong Kong / DAY 15 - Hong Kong from many perspectives / DAY 16 - Bound for home.

16 days from $8,790 pp

Includes On-Tour Air

Small Ship Cruising

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES:

  • 3-night Yangtze River cruise on the refurbished Yangzi Explorer through the Three Gorges
     

  • Private cruise along the Li River in Guilin, known for mist-shrouded limestone peaks
     

  • Insider experience in Beijing's disappearing traditional neighborhoods, hutongs, featuring a visit with a local family; arrive by rickshaw
     

  • Private talk with a conservative expert at the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum in Xi'an
     

  • On-Tour Air included (5 flights)
     

  • Special visit to the Han Yang Ling Underground Museum

  • Introduction to Shanghai at the Shanghai Urban Planning Center
     

  • Unique dining experiences at the local restaurants
     

  • Performance of Shanghai's daring, hi-tech ERA acrobatic show
     

  • Sampan ride on Shennong Stream during your Yangtze cruise
     

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
     

  • 37 meals; gratuities to local guides, taxes, service charges, admission fees and porterage

 

India

"India travel days with Tauck reveal a nation of many contrasts, from opulent palace hotels to day-to-day life in storied cities. Daily ceremonial rituals are a common sight along the sacred River Ganges, where a range of life experiences is celebrated. Historic Rajasthan and vibrant Mumbai reward travelers with awe-inspiring antiquities, and palm-fringed Kerala on the southernmost tip is a tropical world unto its own. Five thousand years of history are reflected in the traditions and values of the past, a strong cultural thread woven tightly into the fabric of today." - TAUCK

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Spotlight on India - Bestseller!

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"Our popular North India tour, Spotlight on India, is tailor-made for those seeking a shorter visit to India while wishing to explore Northern India's "Golden Triangle," with accommodations in some of the world’s top-rated hotels." - Tauck

11 days from $6,990 pp*

Worldwide Land Travel

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Welcome to India! Transfer from Indira Gandhi International Airport to your landmark hotel, Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi / Day 2 - New Delhi, where old & new converge / Day 3 - Delving into the past in Old Delhi / Day 4 - Rituals on the River Ganges in Varanasi / Day 5 - Sunrise Ganges cruise; Agra & the Taj Mahal / Day 6 - Wonders in Agra – the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort / Day 7 - Enjoy the royal treatment in Jaipur / Day 8 - Jaipur's glittering palaces and pavilions / Day 9 - On to romantic Udaipur / Day 10 - Lake Pichola cruise & Udaipur's treasures / Day 11 - Udaipur's markets & the city at leisure / Day 12 - Fly to Delhi for your journey home - transfer to the Trident, Gurgaon, close to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, where rooms are reserved for your comfort. Tauck's 12-day India tours end in Delhi. Most international flights depart early the next day.

Northern India & Nepal

Earth Journeys... created by Tauck and BBC Earth. 

"Visit Kathmandu and Bhaktapur in the Himalayas... the Taj Mahal... Delhi... Mumbai... go on jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh and Chitwan national parks, and gain new insights into these amazing natural and cultural worlds on our exciting Nepal and India trip." - Tauck

17 days from $12,590 pp*

Worldwide Land Travel

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Arrive New Delhi - transfer from Indira Gandhi International Airport to The Imperial, New Delhi / Day 2 - New Delhi, past & present / Day 3 - Yoga & a flight to Kathmandu / Day 4 - Himalayas flightseeing and a Sherpa / Day 5 - Kopan Monastery, Boudhanath & Bhaktapur / Day 6 - Fly to Chitwan National Park / Day 7 - Morning safari & bathing elephants / Day 8 - A mountain resort in Dhulikhel / Day 9 - Fly to Delhi & on to Agra / Day 10 - The Taj Mahal & the Red Fort in Agra / Day 11 - The Temples of Khajuraho / Day 12 - Bandhavgarh National Park / Day 13 - A jungle safari & a village visit / Day 14 - Game drives & lending a hand in a village / Day 15 - Welcome to Mumbai (Bombay) / Day 16 - Mumbai's grand gateway & heritage sites / Day 17 - Journey home - transfer from The Oberoi, Mumbai to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

A Portrait of India

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"Tauck's ultimate India tours explore the country's amazing diversity from lavish palaces in the north to canal-laced nature sanctuaries in the south – featuring special cultural connections and accommodations at some of the world's most renowned hotels!" - Tauck

18 days from $9,590 pp*

Worldwide Land Travel

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Welcome to India! Transfer from Indira Gandhi International Airport to your luxury hotel, The Leela Palace New Delhi / Day 2 - New Delhi, where old & new converge / Day 3 - Delving into the past in Old Delhi / Day 4 - Rituals on the River Ganges in Varanasi / Day 5 - Ganges cruise & off to Agra & the Taj Mahal / Day 6 - Wonders in Agra – the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort / Day 7 - Enjoy the royal treatment in Jaipur / Day 8 - Jaipur's glittering palaces & Amber Fort / Day 9 - On to romantic Udaipur / Day 10 - Lake Pichola cruise & Udaipur's treasures / Day 11 - Udaipur's markets & the city at leisure / Day 12 - To Kochi & a sunset cruise on the Arabian Sea / Day 13 - Traditional cuisine & more in Kochi (Cochin) / Day 14 - Kerala houseboat cruise & Mohiniattam dancers / Day 15 - Kerala villages & Kumarakom resort leisure / Day 16 - Welcome to Mumbai (Bombay) / Day 17 - Treasures of Mumbai & a Heritage Walk / Day 18 - Journey home - transfer from your hotel in Bombay to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Japan

"Ancient and present day are always at hand. Explore the heart of Japan on Honshu Island, from multiple-night stays in the modern city of Tokyo and magical Kyoto to a mountain resort and a night at a traditionalryokan-style hotel. See the art of making sushi (and sake and Origami), take part in an ancient tea ceremony in a modern home in Kyoto, and visit a 300-year-old family home. And return home with an in-depth cultural portrait of an island nation that is a fascinating checkerboard of culture." - TAUCK

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Essence of Japan

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"Traditional arts, tranquil gardens, colorful pagodas, and ancient shrines are just some of what you'll experience on Tauck's comprehensive Japan trip that takes in Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa and Kyoto, as well as off-the-beaten-track villages in the countryside." - Tauck

13 days from $11,390 pp*

Worldwide Land Travel

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Arrive Tokyo - transfer from Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport to the five-star Park Hyatt Tokyo / Day 2 - Tokyo, yesterday & today / Day 3 - The bullet train, a lake cruise & a culinary experience / Day 4 - Sculpture, whisky & flowers or relaxation in Hakone / Day 5 - Kubota art, Matsumoto & the Japanese Alps / Day 6 - Old Takayama and a Sake brewery / Day 7 - Gardens, the Samurai legacy & more in Kanazawa / Day 8 - A train ride to beautiful Kyoto / Day 9 - A castle, a temple & a Kyoto geisha district / Day 10 - A private home visit in Kyoto / Day 11 - By bullet train to Hiroshima & back to Kyoto / Day 12 - More traditions in Tokyo / Day 13 - Journey home – Tour ends at Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport.

Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun - Northbound

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"Spend fourteen days discovering the "land of the rising sun" on the best of Japan cruises – with eight nights aboard our elegant yacht Le Soléal and five nights at premier hotels in the heart of Osaka and Tokyo; explore Nara, Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki and more." - Tauck

14 days from $12,490 pp*

Small Ship Cruising

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Arrive Osaka - transfer is included from Osaka's Kansai Int’l Airport or Itami Airport to The St. Regis Osaka, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka or The Conrad Osaka / Day 2 - Temples and traditions in Kyoto / Day 3 - Exploring historic Nara / Day 4 - Osaka discoveries & embark Le Soléal / Day 5 - Art, bicycling & beer in Uno Ko & environs / Day 6 - Today’s Hiroshima & a visit to a shrine or the Mazda factory / Day 7 - Choices galore in Uwajima / Day 8 - From a volcano to a peace museum in Kagoshima / Day 9 - A day in Nagasaki / Day 10 - Sail on to Busan in South Korea / Day 11 - Sakaiminato and Matsue’s Black Castle / Day 12 - Bullet Train to Tokyo – and Ginza / Day 13 - From shrines to sumo in Tokyo / Day 14 - Journey home – Tour ends at the Narita International Airport

Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun - Southbound to Tokyo

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"Spend fourteen days discovering the "land of the rising sun" on the best of Japan cruises – with eight nights aboard our elegant yacht Le Soléal and five nights at premier hotels in the heart of Osaka and Tokyo; explore Nara, Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki and more." - Tauck

14 days from $12,490 pp*

Small Ship Cruising

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Arrive Osaka - transfer from Osaka's Kansai Int’l Airport or Itami Airport to The St. Regis Osaka, The Ritz-Carlton Osaka or The Conrad Osaka / Day 2 - Temples and traditions of Kyoto / Day 3 - Exploring historic Nara / Day 4 - Osaka discoveries & embark Le Soléal in Maizuru / Day 5 - Sakaiminato and Matsue’s black castle / Day 6 - Sail on to Busan in South Korea / Day 7 - A day well spent in Nagasaki / Day 8 - From a volcano to a peace museum in Kagoshima / Day 9 - Choices galore in Uwajima / Day 10 - Today’s Hiroshima / Day 11 - Art, bicycling & beer in Uno Ko & environs / Day 12 - Disembark Osaka & Bullet Train to Tokyo / Day 13 - From shrines to sumo in Tokyo / Day 14 - Journey home - Tour ends at the Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport.

Southeast Asia

"Marvel at the rich tapestry of Southeast Asia... it's ancient temples, palaces, and picturesque villages... shrouded by the mists of time and the impenetrable rainforests. From the patchworks of rice paddies to ethereal mountains and colonial cities... these lands entice with understated beauty." - TAUCK

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Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali

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"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." - Tauck

14 days from $10,990 pp*

Worldwide Land Travel

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Welcome to from Singapore’s Changi International Airport to the historic Raffles Hotel Singapore / Day 2 - Singapore Sights / Day 3 - Futuristic Gardens by the Bay / Day 4 - Fly to the island of Java in Indonesia / Day 5 - Discover Borobudur / Day 6 - A palace in Yogyakarta & temples in Prambanan / Day 7 -  Fly to Bali / Day 8 - Life in Ubud / Day 9 - The art of cooking or an art museum – & maybe a hike / Day 10 - Fly to Flores, gateway to the Komodo Islands / Day 11 - Boat ride back in time to the land of the dragons / Day 12 - Fly back to Bali / Day 13 - Clifftop Uluwatu Temple / Day 14 - Journey home – Tour ends in Bali

Indochina: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Stories by Ken Burns - Popular!

"One of our most popular Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam tours explores the diversity of Indochina with an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay and visits to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, the treasures of Angkor, Luang Prabang and much more!" - Tauck

16 days from $7,890 pp*

Worldwide Land Travel

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Welcome to Hanoi - transfer from Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport to your historic landmark hotel / Day 2 - History in Hanoi / Day 3 - Cruising on Ha Long Bay / Day 4 - From the bay to Hoi An via Da / Day 5 - The past preserved in centuries-old Hoi An / Day 6 - Ho Chi Minh City & the Cu Chi Tunnels / Day 7 - Once known as Saigon... Ho Chi Minh City / Day 8 - Riverside life in the Mekong Delta / Day 9 - Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh / Day 10 - Many faces of Phnom Penh / Day 11 - On to amazing Angkor / Day 12 - Khmer monuments of Angkor / Day 13 - Discover Luang Prabang in Laos / Day 14 - Alms in Luang Prabang & local rural life / Day 15 - Waterfalls, visit to a special village and a traditional Lao Baci ceremony / Day 16 - Life in the Laotian countryside & journey home.

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

Stories by Ken Burns

"Your Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam travel adventure spans the heyday of the ancient Khmer Kingdom to the present day, discovering timeless Angkor Wat, Hué, cosmopolitan Hanoi and Bangkok – with special experiences like cyclo rides, visits to local hill tribe villages, and boat cruises through Bangkok's klongs and along Hué's Perfume River." - Tauck

16 days from $8,290 pp*

Worldwide Land Travel

ITINERARY : Day 1 - Say hello to Hanoi - transfer is included from Noi Bai International Airport to the landmark Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi / Day 2 - A palace, a prison, pagodas & more in Hanoi / Day 3 - World Heritage Site of Hué / Day 4 - The new "China Beach" in Da Nang / Day 5 - Da Nang & historic Hoi An by cyclo / Day 6 - Ho Chi Minh City & the Cu Chi Tunnels / Day 7 - Saigon then, Ho Chi Minh City now / Day 8 - On to Cambodia & the wonders of Angkor / Day 9 - Khmer temples & a Tonle Sap Lake cruise / Day 10 - The "Rose of the North" & scenic Doi Suthep / Day 11 - Thailand's elephants at work & play / Day 12 - The hill tribe villages of Chiang Mai / Day 13 - On to Bangkok, Thailand's stunning capital / Day 14 - The breathtaking Buddhas of Bangkok / Day 15 - Bangkok's klongs & the Jim Thompson House / Day 16 Homeward bound – Tour ends in Bangkok

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