Tauck to chart new paths through Colombia & Japan in 2025

Tauck to chart new paths through Colombia & Japan in 2025
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Tauck has announced its first-ever tour of Colombia, with an in-depth nine-day exploration set to launch next year alongside the company’s first-ever Tauck Bridges family travel adventure in Japan.

    Tauck’s new “Colombia: South America’s Eternal Spring” begins with a two-night stay at the Four Seasons in Bogotá, followed by a three-night stay at the Medellín Marriott in Medellín and a three-night stay at the five-star Sofitel Legend Santa Clara in Cartagena.

    Highlights include a visit to the Gold Museum, containing the world’s largest collection of gold artefacts (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. Guets also enjoy a train ride to Zipaquirá to visit the Salt Cathedral, a working church carved from subterranean salt some 600 feet underground.

    Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, Cartegena, Colombia. (Supplied)

    Tauck’s new 10-day Tauck Bridges itinerary “Journey Through Japan… A Family Adventure” has been designed specifically for families, and begins with a three-night exploration of Tokyo featuring accommodations at the Conrad Tokyo.

    While in the city, Tauck 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. Other highlights include a visit to the city’s innovative teamLab Planets TOKYO interactive museum, tour the Tsukiji Outer Market, a sushi-making lunch and visit the Meiji Shrine.

    Tauck will operate nine departures of the new Bridges journey, and included in the tour price are 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.

    Tauck sees dramatic growth in Japan bookings

    The addition of the new Tauck Bridges family itinerary comes as bookings for Tauck’s two other journeys to Japan are experiencing rapid growth. Bookings for “Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun” are up by mid-double digits, percentage-wise, over last year at this time. “Essence of Japan” bookings have experienced even greater growth, and are up nearly triple digits, percentage-wise, this year over pre-pandemic levels.

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