Enjoy Exclusive Access to Three Iconic American Experiences in 2017 with Tauck
Leading escorted travel company offers guests behind the scenes access to events in New Orleans, Kentucky & New York
This year, Tauck continue to shun the idea that group travel can’t be exclusive and transform the reputation of escorted tours with three unique and in-depth Tauck Events that offer guests intimate access to some of America’s most iconic occasions. In 2017 Tauck is inviting guests to celebrate Jazz in the American city the music was born, New Orleans, to experience the excitement of the thoroughbred horse racing culture at the Kentucky Derby and to find out what makes New York, the city that never sleeps, so unique.
These three events, taking place in March, May and October 2017, each feature specially themed, small-group sightseeing each day, with larger special gatherings most evenings. As Tauck only operates a single departure of each event, they are able to include exclusive touches and behind the scenes access for guests to enjoy. From lectures by legendary film-maker Ken Burns, to a private evening on Ellis Island, these Tauck Events go beyond what the leading group travel operator offers on their already impressive itineraries.
The Tauck Jazz Event
In March 2017, Tauck invites guests to New Orleans for The Tauck Jazz Event, an extraordinary five-day exploration of the stories, personalities, events and influences that have shaped and continue to shape the music we know as jazz. With tours of New Orleans’ historic neighbourhoods, museum visits, live exclusive jazz performances and a keynote address by Ken Burns followed by a meet-and-greet reception with the award-winning documentary filmmaker, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any music lover.
This Tauck event is limited to 210 guests, who will be split into intimate groups of 35, each accompanied by a dedicated and knowledgeable Tauck Director ready to lead guests on one of three custom-crafted itineraries designed to showcase the nature, history and cultural significance of jazz. Guests will enjoy exclusive opportunities to hear this glorious music live, performed by artists including pianist and jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis, and saxophonist and singer Donald Harrison, in venues ranging from the legendary Preservation Hall to The Orpheum Theater, New Orleans’ recently restored Jazz-Age gem, for a jazz-filled gala farewell dinner.
The Tauck Jazz Event will run from 29th March to 2nd April 2017 and costs from £3,150 per person.
Run For The Roses: The Kentucky Derby – Bluegrass Country
Celebrate the traditions of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region and its thoroughbred horseracing culture in absolute style with Tauck’s Run For The Roses: The Kentucky Derby Event in May 2017. Whether guests are horseracing aficionados or completely new to the sport, Tauck will ensure every guest is swept up in the excitement that will lead up to the 143rd running of the famous Kentucky Derby from the moment they arrive in Lexington, Kentucky.
Guests can choose to watch the big race from the comfort of Tauck’s VIP reserved seating, in an enclosed, air-conditioned Start Gate Unit with all-day open bar and dining to enjoy throughout the day. Alternatively, those who want to soak up the racing thrills outdoors, can sit in the grandstand, overlooking Churchill Downs’ first turn, with spectacular views of the horses coming around the bend. With a behind the scenes visit to a private Lexington horse farm, chance to taste Kentucky Bourbon at the region’s oldest operating bourbon distillery and a talk by acclaimed jockey Chris McCarron, this five-day itinerary promises to enhance the Kentucky Derby experience both on and off the track.
Run For The Roses: The Kentucky Derby – Bluegrass Country will run from 3rd to 7th May 2017 and costs from £3,740 per person.
The Tauck New York City Event
In October, Tauck will roll out the red carpet for guests in New York, for a spectacular five-day event in the heart of midtown Manhattan, going behind the scenes of Ken Burns’ films to explore what makes this fascinating city so unique. Guests booking The Tauck New York City Event can look forward to one-off lectures by authors and historians, an exclusive visit to the city’s Tenement Museum, a guided tour of Grand Central Terminal, and a private after-hours gala evening on Ellis Island.
Staying at one of New York’s premier hotels, The Plaza, and with sumptuous meals at fashionable venues including the River Café, under Brooklyn Bridge with stunning views of Manhattan, and Michael Jordan’s The Steak House NYC, overlooking Grand Central Terminal’s iconic Grand Concourse, this Tauck Event promises to showcase the best of New York and give guests an experience to remember!
The Tauck New York City Event will run from 5th to 9th October 2017 and costs from £4,690 per person.
For reservations and more information please visit www.tauck.co.uk or call 0800 810 8020.