When you travel as a SINGLE, do you get a sub-standard Room with Tauck?

Have you felt that traveling SINGLE gets you a lousy room with Tauck? Last two trips with Tauck I began to wonder. For now on I will NOT put up with being considered "2nd class" on a first class paid tour just because I was paying the SINGLE rate.


  • No. As a matter of fact on one trip, the TD said to me that some hotels try to pull this, and if they do, let him know and he'd fix it.

  • I have been on 3 Tauck tours as a single and never got an inferior room.

  • I've been on two land tours as a single - Switzerland and Yellowstone. My room was a normal double ... all for me! On cruises, you get to choose your cabin from those available. On the Seine River cruise, my niece chose the smallest cabin (thinking she was saving me money), and it was fine for two of us. We just weren't in the room very much. I originally booked the Scottish Island cruise as a single, only to have my niece beg to come along a couple of months before departure. We stayed in the same cabin I orginally booked as a single, and it was a double (twin beds). So, no, I have never run into this problem.

  • Twelve trips with Tauck, ground and river cruises as a single never felt 2nd class or inferior rooms

  • Was on a toir once where a single showed me her room, it was huge compared to ours. Tauck does not pull this trick, singles pay extra for the tour because they have a room for themselves but it’s not double the price because they are not having to pay for the touring part of the component, museums, meals and tips.

  • I have been on four tours with Tauck as a single, and have never had an issue with my room. If you have certain preferences like being on a higher floor or being closer to (or farther from) the elevator, etc., you can request those. No guarantees, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Depending on where you are, the facility you stay at may only be a 2 or 3 star hotel because that is the best that is available in the area and can accommodate the entire group. In that case, none of the rooms may be up to your preferred standard, but it would have nothing to do with you traveling as a single.

  • I have been on many Tauck tours as a solo, and never had a bad room. Don't worry about it.

  • milmil
    edited August 2020

    NOPE! you get exactly same service and room quality as everyone else...
    Italy is well known for this type of practice... as I travel sometimes on my own and if I'm going to Italy ...I always book double occup. and as I get there ...I tell them either the other person had to cancel or is arriving later. Capicce. :))

  • All these singles. Tauck should start a dating service. Just kidding. Glad to hear that singles don't get shafted. Isn't the single rate sometimes more than the double occupancy rate, perhaps to cover providing the same rooms?

  • Smiling Sam... the problem with the dating service is that 98% of the singles are all women :)))
    Tauck does the best job taking care of the ladies travelers.

  • On our Seine plus Versailles London river cruise, there were three of us couples traveling together plus one single. At the Savoy, she was the only one that got a bathroom with double sinks. Go figure.

    On river cruises, the only staterooms that don't have a single supplement are the smallest category 1 rooms in the lower level. Plenty big enough for one (my husband and I shared a same sized room on our first cruise) but you don't get a full height window/French balcony.

  • Sam, the single price is higher than the double occupancy price, but there are also some breaks where there are traveler savings for solo's on certain dates.

  • I've always been very pleased with the single accommodations and assume they are the same. I must admit I am a bit of a hotel "snob". We singles do pay a hefty single supplement- so I would expect or accept nothing less!

  • Hello everyone... Just an FYI the single charge with Tauck is 1/4 of what other companies charge....
    But I have noticed on the Exotic tours $$ went sky rocket! :((

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