Tauck Launching First-Ever Tours to Colombia, Family Tours to Japan

Two rising stars in travel destinations are getting the Tauck treatment beginning in 2025. The upscale tour operator has announced its first-ever tour in Colombia, as well as its first Tauck Bridges family travel adventure in Japan, joining its two existing Japan itineraries: one by land, and one cruise.
“Colombia: South America’s Eternal Spring”
12 departures in 2025
Priced from $8,490 USD / $11,340 CAD per person, double occupancy, plus international airfare, includes:  
·     a two-night stay at the Four Seasons in Bogota;
·     a three-night stay at the Medellin Marriott; and
·     a subsequent three-night stay at the five-star Sofitel Legend Santa Clara in Cartagena.
Plus two on-tour flights, 20 meals, gratuities to all local guides, hotel staff and restaurant servers, all sightseeing and other activities, airport transfers, luggage handling, taxes and more.
Bogota highlights include a visit to the Gold Museum, containing the world’s largest collection of gold artifacts (including many pre-Columbian pieces), and a guided tour of the Botero Museum, dedicated to the work of noted political critic, artist and sculptor Fernando Botero. The following day, guests travel by train to Zipaquirá to visit the Salt Cathedral, a working church carved from subterranean salt some 600 feet underground.
In Medellin, guests will enjoy a tasting of Colombian coffee before visiting the Normandia Equestrian Center to learn about the region’s renowned Paso Fino horses. Guests will also learn about Colombia’s emergence from its troubled past when they visit Comuna 13, a vibrant and colorful community that was once one of Colombia's most notorious neighborhoods.
Cartagena includes a walking tour of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (the largest fortress in South America), a visit to a local music school, and tours of San Pedro Claver Cathedral and the city’s popular Getsmani neighborhood. The itinerary concludes with a sunset cruise and reception along Cartagena Bay, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
“Journey Through Japan… A Family Adventure”
9 departures in 2025
Priced from $8,990 USD / $12,790 CAD per person, triple occupancy, plus international airfare, the 10-day tour, designed specifically for families, includes:
·     3-night stay at the Conrad Tokyo;
·     Overnight at Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora;
·     2 nights at the Hilton Hiroshima
·     3-night stay at Hotel the Mitsui Kyoto, named one of “The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World”
Plus three on-tour trips aboard high-speed bullet trains, 22 meals, gratuities to all local guides, hotel staff and restaurant servers, all sightseeing and other activities, airport transfers, luggage handling, taxes and more.
While in Tokyo, guests will visit the ancient Asakusa Kannon Temple (circa 645), and enjoy a sightseeing rickshaw ride before learning the ways of the ninja and visiting the Ginza shopping district. Guests will also visit the city’s innovative teamLab Planets TOKYO interactive museum, tour the Tsukiji Outer Market, enjoy a sushi-making lunch and visit the Meiji Shrine.
You and your family travel by high-speed bullet train to Hakone for a pirate boat cruise across Lake Ashi, a visit to the city’s Open Air Museum, and an overnight stay.
After traveling by bullet train the following day to Hiroshima, Tauck guests will visit the city’s Peace Memorial Museum and Park, travel by ferry to the island of Miyajima to see the Itsukushima Shrine, and participate in a hands-on okonomiyaki demonstration and dinner, featuring Japan’s traditional savory pancake-like dish with a variety of meat, seafood and vegetable toppings.
A 3-night stay in Kyoto includes a visit the Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple and Nijo Castle (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), as well as the Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Market and the city’s geisha district. They’ll also enjoy fun cultural immersion as they learn the intricacies of a formal tea ceremony, take a calligraphy lesson, and try their hands at traditional Taiko drumming.
·     13-day “Essence of Japan” land tour (priced from $11,990 USD /$15,990 CAD per person, double occupancy plus international airfare) visits Tokyo, Hakone, Gero Onsen, Kanazawa, Hiroshima and Kyoto., and the
·     14-day “Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun” small ship cruise aboard the Ponant ship, Le Soleal, (priced from $15,390 USD / $20,520 CAD per person, double occupancy plus international airfare) begins with an included three-night hotel stay and exploration of Osaka, continues with an eight-day cruise aboard Le Soleal, and concludes in Tokyo with an included two-night hotel stay and Tauck-guided sightseeing in the city. Ports-of-call during the cruise include Uno Ko, Hiroshima, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Busan (South Korea) and Sakaiminato.
About Tauck:
Founded in 1925, Tauck is a world leader in upscale guided travel, with more than 150 land tours, safaris, river cruises and small ship ocean cruises to 70+ countries and all seven continents.
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