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  • JeffreyMoore

    I will be on the same trip. It will be both my first Tauck tour and my first river cruise, and I'm very excited and looking forward to the vacation. I've done lots of research on river cruising and impressed by everything I've seen and read regarding Tauck. I am a solo traveler and like the thought of a smaller (98) passenger limit. See you in 93 days!
    Jeffrey in Arizona

    April 12
    • RetiredVAN
      RetiredVAN

      Jeffrey , Glad to hear from someone who will be cruising with me , this also will be my first Tauck tour and first river cruise . I am also traveling solo and am very excited about the upcoming tour . Counting the days . I will be arriving in Amsterdam on 7/12, a few days prior to boarding the Espirit . Have never been to Amsterdam , should be an adventure . Susan in Pennsylvania ( retired VAN )

    • JeffreyMoore
      JeffreyMoore

      Hi Susan,
      I'll be arriving one day early, staying at the Andaz Hotel booked through Tauck on 7/13. I was advised that it was helpful with jet lag to arrive a day early as well as securing that there's no chance of "missing the boat!" I've been to Amsterdam years ago, but look forward to visiting again. I remember it being a great place to just walk around and enjoy the views of the canals, homes and buildings.
      I'm looking forward to meeting you in July!
      Jeffrey

    • RetiredVAN
      RetiredVAN

      Hi Jeffrey ,
      I'm arriving in Amsterdam on 7/12 around 8am , staying at the Intercontinental Amstel which was also booked through Tauck . I've been researching things to do the few days I'll be there before boarding the boat . I thought I'd like to go to the Anne Frank house but it seems that it's not easy to get tickets .The tickets are released on line and you have to get them 6 weeks prior to when you'd like to visit . Due to the time change I'd have to get up around 0330 and the chance of getting them is very slim . I was able to get a ticket to visit the Corrie Ten Boom House which is in the town of Haarlem , outside of Amsterdam .I am very excited to be able to visit this house , it is the home of the Ten Boom family who were active in the resistance doing the German's occupation . I learned about this family when I read the book The Hidden Room . I will be going there on 7/13 , Haarlem is 17 miles from Amsterdam . I'd also like to go to the Hague but not sure if that's realistic with the time frame . I'll just have to wait and see . As you mentioned it will be nice just walking around the city , enjoying the canals , homes , buildings and people watching .
      Looking forward to meeting you in July . Susan Williams

    • JeffreyMoore
      JeffreyMoore

      Hi Susan,
      Did you happen to select your optional shore excursions yet? As promised, Tauck made them available yesterday, 90 days prior to our trip. I've made my selections. No bicycle trips for me LOL.
      Jeffrey

    • RetiredVAN
      RetiredVAN

      Hi, Jeffrey
      Yes I made my selections this morning , I also will not be taking any bicycle tours . Do not bike in the USA , dont think I'll be taking it up in Europe , do not want to become familiar with the asphalt . Looking forward to the excursions , they offer good selections . ............Susan

    • JeffreyMoore
      JeffreyMoore

      You're funny Susan
      , and I wholeheartedly agree about the asphalt.
      Are you going to Salzburg? It's a charming jewel of a place, and while I've been before on my first trip to Europe 38 years ago, I look forward to returning. Also revisiting Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, which is spectacular.
      Jeffrey

    • RetiredVAN
      RetiredVAN

      Good morning , Yes I’ll be going to Salzburg and also going to the Schonbrunn Palace . Excited about these two excursions and I must say I’m looking forward to the whole experience that this Tauck tour has to offer ! Counting the days to lift off !

  • BobWass
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  • OurTravels34

    Your last name, Sommer, is my maiden name.
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  • RickS

    Hello Alan. Trying to private message you and not really sure how to do it. Some time ago you posted about using your hearing aid TV bluetooth gizmo with the Vox devices, and invited folks to contact you for more information. Well, here I am. After five Tauck river and small ship trips, we have booked back-to-back land tours in Italy, leaving in two weeks. Using my hearing aids in place of a Vox earpiece might be great. In particular, what kind of battery? something I can get from Amazon or? Did you get shorter wire connectors to reduce the tangle in your bag? Thanks so much. Rick S.

    April 13
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  • Chris_Bahl

    Hello fellow Alpine Tour adventurers!

    We're absolutely thrilled to share to be part of the June 5th, 2024 Alpine Adventure tour.

    We're super excited to connect and make new friends who are also joining this adventure. It would be fantastic to connect, exchange ideas, and create memories that we'll all cherish for a lifetime.

    As for us, we're a party of three - I'm Chris, and joining me on this adventure are Raheel and our spirited 15-year-old son, Arjun. We're ready to explore, discover, and have an unforgettable time!

    Can't wait to meet everyone and kickstart this exciting journey together! Feel free to connect with us before the tour!

    Warm regards, Chris, Raheel, and Arjun

    April 10
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  • the moores

    In addition to looking at the Japan trip I've looked at some of the other trips that your new travel company offers. I'm very impressed. Having just 16 people on a trip is good, too.
    I find it odd that Tauck doesn't offer trips to Turkiye. It's one of our favorite places. Also, I'm surprised that I've never seen them offer a trip to the Dordogne area of France. There is so much there. It seems like Tauck is missing an opportunity.

    Yes, I've noticed a lot more inconsiderate talking when the TD is trying to talk. I've also noticed a change in Tauck.. For example, on our Rhine cruise the TD talked about shopping, I told her that you could take a gondola over the vineyards to see the Niederwald Monument and to mention that as an option. She was shocked and said it would be too difficult for our travelers to figure out. We went to the scheduled event and then had a great time taking the gondola, seeing the huge monument and the view of the Rhine River below.

    April 8
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  • RetiredVAN

    I will be on the Grand European River Cruise in July 2024 , boarding the Espirit on 7/14 . Wondering if anyone has taken this cruise in the past or
    is there anyone out there who will be on this river cruise . Thanks for any input

    April 1
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  • cathyandsteve

    We have been to all 50 states, all 7 continents, and around the world. We have visited 88 countries and hope to join the century club soon!

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