Filmmaker Ken Burns and Tauck have collaborated on a pair of
Southeast Asia itineraries in the lead-up to the premiere of Burns' latest
documentary series, "The Vietnam War," scheduled to air on PBS in
The itineraries will mark the first time that the
partnership, which dates to 2010, will involve destinations outside of the
The Tauck itineraries are "Indochina: Vietnam, Cambodia
& Laos" and "Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Both are 16 days in
length and beginning in 2018, both journeys will feature enhancements,
including a series of exclusive-to-Tauck documentary film shorts about Vietnam
that guests will watch during the Vietnam portion of their itineraries.
They will feature insights and perspectives provided by Burns, co-director Lynn
Novick and Sarah Botstein (producer of "The Vietnam War") as well as
Vietnam War-era footage and archival still photos.
Among other topics, the vignettes will explore cultural and
political divides exposed by the Vietnam War, how the media shaped the course
of the conflict, and mythologies surrounding the war. There will be between eight
and 10 vignettes produced for use on Tauck's Southeast Asia tours.
Tauck and Burns began working together seven years ago to
develop itineraries that tackled the places and themes of many of Burns'
well-known documentary series, such as "Frank Lloyd Wright," "Prohibition,"
"Jazz" and "Baseball."