With Ukraine on Our Minds

“I just returned from ‘A 7 days In… Venice, Florence and Rome’ – the staff at every institution we frequented was content to see us. There was joy in the air just about everywhere, and in our group in particular. I journey with Tauck for many explanations, and one is that I know I can rely on you to make absolutely sure our location is protected. Thank you for all your attempts in carrying out that. I’m incredibly considerably searching forward to my following excursion.”

Maureen O’Brien
Tauck Guest, 2022


Dear Tauck Mates and Family members,

Like our visitor Maureen, a nine-time Tauck traveler, I have also just returned from Europe.  Throughout my travels I attended the premiere of the substantially-anticipated (and awe-inspiring) Passion Engage in in Oberammergau, Germany, visited with Tauck partners in Munich, traveled by way of childhood vacation spots in Austria, and retrieved my son from higher education in Switzerland. I can tell you that through my travels I was achieved with the similar joy and enjoyment shared by Maureen, and absolutely everyone from lodge team to restauranteurs to nearby baristas wore smiles. It stays a really unique time to stop by, and a unforgettable expertise awaits these fortuitous plenty of to consist of Europe in their summer time or fall travel options.

All over the place I traveled, and commencing from the second I arrived in Munich, I also noticed the now-acquainted blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. We have all watched with wonderful unhappiness the unspeakable horror and senseless tragedy in Ukraine. I’m absolutely sure your heart, like mine, goes out to the Ukrainian men and women who have been suffering so needlessly around the earlier months. We proceed to hope and pray for a speedy and peaceful resolution to stop this war.

We understand that some of our attendees could possibly be wanting to know and, in fact, some have questioned us outright: Are Tauck’s journeys in Europe impacted by the conflict? Is Europe safe? These are fair inquiries, especially in gentle of the images showing up 24/7 on television and throughout the online. I’m writing you currently to inform you that because April we have been functioning all of our river cruises and land systems in Europe effortlessly and as prepared, making great memories for countless numbers of Tauck friends who are thrilled to be touring once again.

Individually, I’d like to assure you that I felt totally and entirely safe and sound and cozy in the course of my overall time in Europe. Dozens of members from our All over the world Functions and Tauck Director teams have traveled from Iceland to Budapest, and we converse to our European companions and other field colleagues every day. All echo exactly what I felt, which is that the atmosphere throughout Europe feels really “normal.” In all the sites I frequented the customary rhythms of life are easily evident and fantastic to see. With no exception, our companions are relieved that tourism – and specifically Tauck – is back, as our marketplace offers jobs and income for locals, lots of of whom are supporting loved ones and close friends in Ukraine. All concur that people are pursuing the information from Ukraine intently and they hunger for peace, but otherwise their day by day lives move forward commonly.

Please know that when you journey with Tauck your journey will come with a in depth support technique that is 97 several years in the creating. It starts with the care and nearby awareness of the Tauck Directors who vacation with you on your journey and it involves our community of incredible provider-associates all over the entire world. As aspect of Tauck’s ongoing operations, we cautiously track situations in each place of the earth where we run, checking all appropriate advisories from the U.S. Condition Division, world media stories, and advice issued to Tauck by private protection consultants whose services we retain. I want you to know that we would under no circumstances operate a tour or cruise until we were being completely certain that it is protected to do so.

In the unlikely occasion that you must at any time working experience a disruption of a Tauck journey, we stand all set to guide. Tauck has a remarkably educated Worldwide Reaction Team comprised of staff members from in the course of the corporation that can be activated at a moment’s notice, 24/7, 365 days a year. What’s more, the efforts of our Global Reaction Team are bolstered by a number of external guidance businesses whose experience ranges from changing a dropped passport to arranging an unexpected emergency health-related evacuation. You are really never ever by itself when you vacation with Tauck.

And traveling now is in particular vital. I firmly think that vacation is a powerful drive for peace in this entire world, and that our capability for knowing and empathy boosts exponentially when we knowledge other sites, other cultures and other people.

Jennifer Tombaugh

We search ahead to helping our attendees knowledge this excellent globe close to us, we salute their intrepid spirit, and we thank our company and travel advisor associates for placing their trust in Tauck.


Jennifer Tombaugh

Jennifer Tombaugh

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