Tauck Tours introduces 14-day escorted package from Los Angeles

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Tauck Tours introduced its first Australia-only escorted tour. The 14-day itinerary has 40 departures from September through August of next year and is fully escorted from Los Angeles.

The tour includes a four-night cruise through the Great Barrier Reef. The land price is $3,990 per person, double.

Tauck began two tours combining Australia and New Zealand in 1991. It continues to offer the 21-day and 14-day tours of the two countries, with 100 and 50 departures per year, respectively.

According to Scott Supernaw, Tauck managing director, international, the two tours are popular. "We've seen steady growth and increasing demand for Australia," he said. "Our challenge has been to develop a new tour that is unique and offers the best experience Australia has to offer.

"[The new itinerary] is a more in-depth tour that complements our existing programs." The tour includes Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide; the Barossa Valley wine country; a day cruise on Queensland's Daintree River, and a four-night Great Barrier Reef cruise.

The $3,990 price covers transportation in Australia, including domestic air; accommodations, and most meals.

Tauck offers special fares on Qantas and Air New Zealand.

The company's Australia- New Zealand brochure features an optional three-night stay at the Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort on Fiji's main island of Viti Levu.

Tauck Tours
Phone: (800) 214-5158

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