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Tauck Bridges family travel adventures are designed to delight every member of the family, from school-age children to grandparents. Our Tauck Bridges carefully crafted journeys combine the joy of seeing, doing and learning as a family for just plain family fun.

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The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento

Tauck $3990 7 Details


It's all about the why, what, how and when, and it makes you feel like a VIP ("very important person" - or as we've been told, a "very inspired person") on this trip. It's riding in convertible cars on a magical island called Capri... special after-hours entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel - you and no crowds viewing Mr. Michelangelo's masterpieces... learning how to make Neapolitan pizza, olive oil and mozzarella cheese... stories about gladiators, volcanoes and a fountain that grants wishes... sweet.

Wonders Of The Canadian Rockies

Tauck $4190 7 Details


Six nights at alpine resorts in Banff & Jasper national parks set the stage for... wildlife viewing of elk, deer, moose, bear, bighorn sheep and mountain goats that call the wilderness home... a guided hike around emerald lakes, bicycling, canoeing, boating, swimming and more in Jasper National Park, whitewater rafting down an alpine river, an Ice Explorer ride on a prehistoric glacier - and a gondola ride to a mountain summit, a mountie talk, a scavenger hunt, a bowling party in Banff National Park. The definition of family fun!

Alaska: Call Of The Wild

Tauck $4890 8 Details


An Alaska family vacation of a lifetime, created by Tauck and BBC Earth! Your family experiences the natural treasures of America's 49th state in a new way on one of our newest Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth - nature's premier storyteller. Travel by land, sea and air on this incredible Alaska tour that is designed for every member of your family - with on-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches. Your family's travels begin with one night in Anchorage, then it's off to the northern interior for a jet boat ride, a wilderness hike, a GEO-caching treasure hunt and two nights at a wilderness lodge. Meet Alaskan huskies at a dog sled training facility and soar above the foothills of Mt. Denali on a flightseeing adventure. Travel to Alaska's alpine playground in Kenai for a two-night wilderness lodge stay and a choice of activities including kayaking, river rafting and a guided wilderness hike in the Kenai River region. Cruise the Kenai Fjords with a naturalist who points out wildlife along the way. During your final two-night stay in Girdwood, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to meet animals being rehabilitated (from moose to to grizzly bears), and pan for gold at the Crow Creek Mine.

Alpine Adventure

Tauck $5190 8 Details


Very few places on Earth offer as much breathtaking beauty - and outdoor adventure - as the Alps! Come along with Tauck Bridges on a weeklong Switzerland family vacation filled with discovery and family fun... from Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus in Switzerland... across the mountains aboard the Glacier Express to famous St. Moritz... into the Austrian Alps and Innsbruck... and on to the Bavarian magic of Munich! Go whitewater rafting, mountain bicycling, rock and rope climbing... enjoy a look at Neolithic life and traditional Tyrolean fun and games... ride cable cars and the world's steepest cog railway at Mount Pilatus, more than 125 years in operation (summer only)... watch an exciting ski-jump demonstration and more!

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Eastbound

Tauck $4790 8 Details


Selected as one of the "10 Best River Cruises" by Fodor's Travel! And a two-time winner of "Top River Cruise Line" for families, as voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! There is no better way to experience the heart of Europe with your family than on a leisurely Tauck Bridges Danube river cruise aboard one of Tauck's custom-designed riverboats ms Savor or ms Joy. Unpack only once as you travel from Vilshofen, Germany to Austria, Slovakia and finally to Budapest, Hungary, enjoying action-packed shore excursions specially designed for families. Make your own tasty marzipan creation in Passau, Germany. Soar over Vienna on the Riesenrad (giant ferris wheel) in the Prater, the city's famous amusement park. Learn how to make strüdel aboard the riverboat. Visit Schönbrunn Palace, which Empress Maria Theresa and her daughter Marie Antoinette once called home. Go bicycling along the Danube and discover magical secrets - and "The Sound of Music" locations - at Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg. Play medieval games on a visit to Devin Castle in Slovakia. End your family's fun Danube River cruise by exploring Budapest, Hungary - once two separate cities divided by the Danube - where you'll disembark your riverboat... and begin sharing memories of your unforgettable family river cruise!

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Westbound

Tauck $4990 8 Details


Selected as one of the "10 Best River Cruises" by Fodor's Travel! And a two-time winner of "Top River Cruise Line" for families, as voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! There is no better way to experience the heart of Europe with your family than on a leisurely Tauck Bridges Danube river cruise aboard ms Esprit, ms Joy or ms Savor. Unpack only once as you travel from Budapest, Hungary, to Slovakia, Austria and Germany, enjoying action-packed shore excursions specially designed for families. Play medieval games on a visit to Devin Castle in Slovakia. Soar over Vienna on the Riesenrad (giant ferris wheel) in the Prater, the city's famous amusement park. Learn how to make strüdel aboard the riverboat. Visit Schönbrunn Palace, which Empress Maria Theresa and her daughter Marie Antoinette once called home. Go bicycling along the Danube and discover magical secrets - and "The Sound of Music" locations - at Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg. End your family's fun Danube River tour in Passau, Germany, where you'll make your own tasty marzipan creation! Disembark your riverboat in Vilshofen.

Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise

Tauck $4990 8 Details


"Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Kids of all ages love France and all things Français... Paris, where wide boulevards, like the Champs Élysées, mean wide open spaces filled with cafés, famous brasseries and shops of every kind... new food experiences, from divine pastries to fantastic bread and the most sublime "chocolat"... the fantastic Seine... a scavenger hunt through the Louvre... And then explore the heart of France river cruising along the Rhône deep into the heart of Provence, inspiration of the world's most famous artists such as van Gogh, Cézanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse... Families of every generation feel perfectly welcomed aboard Tauck Bridges' fantastic riverboat, experiencing... Lyon, a modern city with a Renaissance heart... medieval villages... Roman ruins... a French ranch where you'll meet the daring gardians (cowboys)... a papal castle... a family cooking lesson in delectable French cuisine... our France family river cruise lets families experience the best of France - together.

Castles & Kings: London To Paris

Tauck $5190 8 Details


Our London & Paris family vacation is an exciting journey through the annals of time, where different chapters of history come to life around every corner. Picture yourself ruling England from inside Windsor Castle... but don't wind up a "prisoner" in the Tower of London. Take a bicycle ride through the Royal Parks, and stay stealthy on a spy walk. Ride a double-decker bus... the London Eye in a private capsule... and a speedboat on the Thames! Get a taste of London at restaurants in Soho. Cross the English Channel aboard the Eurostar. Step into the 17th century at the opulent Palace of Versailles... discover the Louvre's treasures on a scavenger hunt... see street artists at work in Montmartre... and visit Notre Dame Cathedral, from which Quasimodo gazed out over Paris in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and a "living" witness to over seven centuries of Paris' history... have lunch at the Eiffel Tower...

Castles On The Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Northbound

Tauck $4990 8 Details


"Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Create cherished family memories on our unforgettable 7-night Basel to Amsterdam riverboat cruise along the Rhine River between aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire, visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands. Family travel experiences include a bicycle ride through forests and vineyards along the Rhine riverside; a taste of fondue, Swiss folklore and more in lakeside Lucerne; a ride aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Pilatus in the Swiss Alps; exploring the fascinating ruins of hilltop Heidelberg Castle in the medieval university town of Heidelberg; learning about the Lorelei and other Rhine River legends while keeping an eye out for fairy-tale castles; discovering the art treasures and historic canals of Amsterdam; an exclusive gala dinner for Tauck guests only at Burg Satzvey, a medieval moated castle in Germany; becoming "French for a Day" aboard the riverboat with French language lessons, songs, a cooking demonstration and a chocolate tasting; an onboard "Carnival night" and much more!

Castles On The Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Southbound

Tauck $4990 8 Details


"Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Create cherished family memories on our unforgettable 7-night Amsterdam-to-Basel family riverboat cruise along the Rhine River aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire, visiting The Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland. Family travel experiences include a bicycle ride through forests and vineyards along the Rhine riverside; a taste of fondue, Swiss folklore and more in lakeside Lucerne; a ride aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Pilatus in the Swiss Alps; exploring the fascinating ruins of hilltop Heidelberg Castle in the medieval university town of Heidelberg; learning about the Lorelei and other Rhine River legends while keeping an eye out for fairy-tale castles; discovering the art treasures and historic canals of Amsterdam; an exclusive gala dinner for Tauck guests only at Burg Satzvey, a medieval moated castle; becoming "French for a Day" aboard the riverboat with French language lessons, songs, a cooking demonstration and a chocolate tasting; an onboard "Carnival night" and much more!

Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests

Tauck $3590 8 Details


Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth! Life is pretty colorful on a Costa Rica vacation, where even butterflies like the electric-blue morpho make visitors gape in awe. More than 850 different species of birds make their homes here, from emerald-green parrots, scarlet macaws and bright-billed "flying banana" toucans to purple-throated hummingbirds, orange-bellied trogons, and red and green plumed quetzals. Green turtles and iguanas, red frogs and white-faced monkeys are also a big draw too, as you'll find out when you explore tropical rainforests and jungles on a rafting trip and a nature hike during overnight stays in riverfront lodges. One of our most popular trips immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring on-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches. Want to get the ultimate hands-on Costa Rica vacation experience? Soar on a zip-line adventure through the rainforest, learn all about living along a jungle river, take a pineapple tour, and see - as well as taste - how the cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate. And the best part - share it all with your family on Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests.

Cowboy Country

Tauck $3990 8 Details


Stories by Ken Burns - It's time to hit the trail for a Western adventure... the ultimate South Dakota and Wyoming family vacation. Tauck takes you behind-the-scenes with filmed narratives by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan - creators of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" - who share personal stories of the dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes who shaped the preservation of the national parks. The first pioneers had to raft down wilderness rivers, just like you will when you explore the Snake River. You'll have a chance to look for beaver, elk, bison and more as you travel to Yellowstone National Park, where Old Faithful shoots its plume of steam skyward every hour - and you'll be staying in a lodge just steps away! Nothing says "Wild West" like Buffalo Bill and a buckin' bronco rodeo; learn more about them when you spend the night in historic Cody. Live the life of a cowboy by day at the TA Guest Ranch in Wyoming, site of a Johnson County War shootout, and by night with a stay at The Ranch at Ucross, a real dude ranch up in the Bighorn Mountains. Everything is larger than life in the West - especially Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota's Black Hills, where the faces of four former presidents are sculpted in stone - and the purple mountains' majesty of the Tetons, where you'll enjoy a two-night stay in a classic western lodge!

Family Fun Along The Seine: Paris To Normandy

Tauck $4990 8 Details


Our River Seine cruise is designed for families - a fun family river cruise that's all about everything français, from an action-packed two-night stay in Paris to five amazing nights aboard a newly redesigned Tauck riverboat exploring Monet's gardens, D-Day Beaches, Rouen, and Versailles! You'll begin in Paris, where you'll enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Seine, a Parisian picnic at the Eiffel Tower, and an art-filled scavenger hunt and guided tour in the Musée du Louvre. Explore artist Claude Monet's Giverny where you'll visit inside Monet's house and experience the painted gardens at Giverny. In Les Andelys, take a hike up to Château Gaillard of Richard the Lionheart fame or a walk in a village steeped in history and country charm. All generations of your family will share poignant memories exploring the beaches of Normandy, touring the American Cemetery and visiting the D-Day Academy where a hands-on visit provides your family with a unique look at the year 1944 and the history of the 1944 Invasion - don wireless radio headsets in a Willys jeep or Dodge Command car; receive a map briefing; see Allied and German vehicles, weapons and radios... In Rouen, sightseeing includes historic sites immortalized by Joan of Arc, Notre Dame Square and a 3-D tour of the city's Roman period. At Château de Versailles your family goes inside Louis XIV's gilded palace to see how the royals lived, or they take a bicycle tour of the gardens and Marie Antoinette's farm. All this and more aboard ms Sapphire, custom-designed to the highest standards of quality and comfort for a memorable family river cruise as you wind your way along the River Seine with no more than 98 Tauck guests!

Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland

Tauck $5990 8 Details


You and your family have an opportunity to discover wildlife found nowhere else in the world with Tauck and BBC Earth! Join us for an Earth Journeys family travel experience highlighted by BBC Earth on-tour films and a specialist wildlife filming kit. Set sail for amazing tropical islands, truly a land that time forgot, on Tauck Bridges' family Galápagos tour that features a four-night cruise aboard Santa Cruz II. Have you ever seen birds wearing bright red or blue "shoes"? You will during this eco-cruise because the Galápagos is one of their favorite places to kick up their heels. How about prehistoric-looking iguanas? Or penguins and sea lions so friendly that they might swim right alongside you in brilliant blue water? Even the crabs are different here, with their bright red and yellow shells that provide quite a contrast to the black-lava rocks of these volcanic islands. Parabolic microphones bring the voices of nature to your ears... learn from Galápagos naturalists who travel with you... take walks on lava terrains... travel ashore via pangas... swim and snorkel... and spend two nights in colonial Quito.

Holiday Magic: Danube Family River Cruise - Eastbound

Tauck $4190 8 Details


RESERVE EARLY - Only 2 Sailings! Make the holidays even more magical for your family by joining our 8-day family river cruise departing December 23 (eastbound, from Regensburg) aboard ms Joy. Our weeklong celebration filled with European holiday festivities both onboard and ashore will delight both the young and the young at heart. Your family will discover Europe's 700-year-old holiday markets tradition in historic town centers, decorated, lit up, and brimming with the sights, flavors, scents, and music of the season. Magic's in the air along with the aromas of roasting sausages, gingerbread, cinnamon, hot gluhwein, crackling fires, and evergreens. Sightseeing is designed for all generations to enjoy together - in Oberndorf, home of "Silent Night"... at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna and magnificent Melk Abbey... in Old Town Bratislava with medieval games and a scavenger hunt... and in Budapest, "the Pearl of the Danube." Your family will toast the season during a Tauck Exclusive evening at a private palace in Vienna with dinner, a performance, and a waltzing lesson!

Holiday Magic: Danube Family River Cruise - Westbound

Tauck $4190 8 Details


RESERVE EARLY - Only 2 Sailings! Make the holidays even more magical for your family by joining our 8-day family river cruise departing December 22, 2019 (westbound, from Vienna) aboard ms Savor. Our weeklong celebration filled with European holiday festivities both onboard and ashore will delight both the young and the young at heart. Your family will discover Europe's 700-year-old holiday markets tradition in historic town centers, decorated, lit up, and brimming with the sights, flavors, scents, and music of the season. Magic's in the air along with the aromas of roasting sausages, gingerbread, cinnamon, hot gluhwein, crackling fires, and evergreens. Sightseeing is designed for all generations to enjoy together - in Oberndorf, home of "Silent Night"... at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna and magnificent Melk Abbey... in Old Town Bratislava with medieval games and a scavenger hunt... and in Budapest, "the Pearl of the Danube." Your family will toast the season during a Tauck Exclusive evening at a private palace in Vienna with dinner, a performance, and a waltzing lesson!

Ireland Forever

Tauck $4490 8 Details


Step dancers invite you to kick up your heels... a World War II amphibious vehicles makes it easy to explore must-see sites... a treasure hunt reveals secrets centuries old... and that's just in Dublin! Tauck Bridges Ireland vacation is irresistibly Irish and endlessly fun for families... from the heart of Dublin to Blarney Castle to the Cliffs of Moher... and more! Take a train into the country... learn to make pottery, Celtic jewelry and a great-tasting Irish meal... explore Killarney landscapes by bicycle... make yourself at home in a famous castle where you can walk a hawk... and discover what it's like to live on a farm with sheep, dogs, music, stories and family fun on this ultimate Emerald Island adventure!

Majestic California: San Francisco, Yosemite & The Pacific

Tauck $4590 8 Details


California, here we come!
San Francisco presents... thrilling hills, amazing views, cable cars, a cruise on the bay, a walk across a world-famous orange bridge high above the Pacific Ocean - and street performers, sourdough bread and sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf. Yosemite shows off... roaring waterfalls, immense rocky cliffs, a moonlit train ride and a hike by flashlight through the nighttime woods. And Monterey portrays... seaside magic, seals, otters, tide pools, beaches, biking, kayaking and an unbelievable underwater world.

Mystical Peru

Tauck $4690 8 Details


Swim with sea lions... wander through catacombs lined with colonial bones... meet llamas and alpacas and more... as the height of adventure, the thrill of discovery, and the hunt for centuries-old mysteries old come together for your family on Tauck Bridges' Peru vacation adventure! As you discover the secrets of this ancient land from today's capital, Lima, to its original Incan capital of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and mysterious Machu Picchu, you'll paint pottery, get blessed by a shaman, go horseback riding or river rafting (or get a massage!), see Peruvian Pasos dance, weave bracelets with schoolchildren, ride the rails to a lost city, take a chocolate-making class, meet endangered spectacled bears, play a pan flute and much more. It's the perfect Peru vacation for your family!

Red Rocks & Painted Canyons

Tauck $4260 8 Details


Stories by Ken Burns... Share the wonders of nature's handiwork with your family on our popular western adventure. Tauck takes you behind-the-scenes with filmed narratives by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan - creators of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" - who share personal stories of the dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes who shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West - Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Thanks to our travel partner, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, enjoy a complimentary night before your tour begins at this fabulous resort, one of the Southwest's finest (subject to availability, deposit must be made at time of booking); your complimentary night can be combined with other savings and promotions - ask for details! See the sun rise over the Grand Canyon with a stay at an inside-the-park lodge right on the rim, and walk along the South Rim with an instructor from the Grand Canyon Field Institute... discover classic Western towns like red-rock Sedona, Arizona and Kanab, Utah ("Little Hollywood")... head off into the Sedona hill country on an optional guided Pink Jeep off-road excursion... float along the Colorado River on a raft... flightsee over Rainbow Bridge... take a private lake cruise and guided tour to view colorful slot canyons in the Navajo Nation... view Bryce Canyon's famous hoodoos and ride a horse or mule along its scenic trails with a cowboy... and take a private tram tour at Zion National Park!

Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari

Tauck $7790 10 Details


Your family experiences the safari of a lifetime... Tauck Bridges' amazing family Africa tour is a safari adventure unlike any other. Wake up to views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from your African lodge... and discover who lives on the slopes of this mighty mountain. Experience the real life home of Maasai warriors and Africa's Big Five. Get a true taste of daily life in the African bush when you learn how to make beaded jewelry and throw a spear, and go inside a village school. You may see lions resting under enormous baobab trees... wildebeest making their way past herds of elephants and gazelles... elephants, up close. Travel aboard our open-top Africa safari vehicles where everyone has a great view of Tanzania's amazing wildlife during morning and afternoon game drives. Your Tauck Director provides a window into an unknown, unseen world that introduces Tanzania's nocturnal society, revealing what would normally be hidden in darkness... And from your tented camp in "the place where life began".... to your lodge next to Africa's "Garden of Eden"... to your safari lodge in the Serengeti, your family becomes part of the unbelievable wilderness pageant that comes alive right outside your door!

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