Tauck cancelled tours up to September 15, 2020
I ran out of patience and called Tauck tonight to ask about my September 4, 2020 Switzerland tour. I was told they found out a few hours ago that all the tours up to September 15th have been cancelled.
I was able to go over my options and here is what I was given:
1. Apply the deposit paid for 2020 towards 2021 and get a $250 per person additional credit from Tauck.
2. Pay for the 2020 trip in full now and get a $500 per person credit from Tauck
3. Take a refund of my deposit and have the Guest Protection amount go into a Dreamsaver Account
I selected option 1.
I also have a Dreamsaver credit for a 2019 trip that I had to cancel and it expires on September 15, 2020. The Tauck rep set this up to apply to my 2021 trip on September 14, 2020, the day before it expires so I don't lose it. She advised against applying it now just in case I had to cancel the 2021 Switzerland trip I have already put a deposit on.
My 2021 tour begins at the end of August and I was told pricing for airfare should be available mid/late October 2020, if I were to purchase the air thru Tauck, which I'm leaning towards due to everything going on this year. I also added hotel stays pre and post tour, but they do not have the pricing yet and will just send an updated invoice when the contracts w/the hotels are signed.
I hope that helps!!
P.S. I did ask if they had hopes of getting any tours out this year and was told they are hoping to get some domestic tours going after September 16th and she has no idea about international tours going.