We have just returned from a Tauck river cruise and enjoyed unpacking our bags just once. We are now considering going to Australia and New Zealand with Tauck. They have both the land/air tour and now a tour that has most of the New Zealand travel by ship. We would miss the Alice Rock and Ayers portion of the Australian part of the tour, do some different things (and somewhat less) in NZ plus add a day in Tazmania and some "at sea" cruise days. If any past travelers have any thoughts on the two tours, I would love to hear them.