Norwalk, Connecticut-based Tauck has announced that it will be bringing travelers to the Hartford area next year on a newly redesigned tour of New England. The announcement was made jointly with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and filmmaker Ken Burns at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, which will be featured on the new itinerary.
Tauck’s “Hidden Gems of New England” tour will mark the first time the 87-year-old company will host guests for an overnight stay in Connecticut. The tour will operate with departures from June through October.
The redesigned Tauck tour will have the company’s guests arrive at Bradley International Airport and then begin their eight-day itinerary with an overnight at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. During their first day in Hartford, Tauck guests will enjoy a catered dinner at the Mark Twain Museum and a private, after-hours tour of the Mark Twain House. The following morning, guests will travel to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House for a guided visit.
Besides showcasing some of the Hartford area’s top tourism sites, Tauck’s “Hidden Gems of New England” also travels into Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont before concluding in Boston. Along the way, Tauck guests visit other New England locations, such as Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, and they also gain special access to places.
Tauck is into upscale guided travel, with nearly 100 land and cruise itineraries to some 70 countries and all seven continents. The company has been named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Tour Operators & Safari Outfitters” in each of the past 15 years, and it has also been named to the magazine’s list of the “World’s Best River Cruise Lines” in each of the past four years.
Hartford Marriott Downtown