Tauck and Ken Burns are offering a new Washington DC event and Western US tour as part of their Ken Burns American Journeys’ collection of travel experiences in Tauck's 2018 portfolio of 39 journeys in the US and Canada.

Ken Burns will deliver the keynote address and meet with Tauck guests at the Washington DC event, scheduled for 20 – 24 May 2018. The ‘One Nation: The Tauck Washington, DC Event’ will be limited to a single departure and guests will experience a rotating array of small-group sightseeing ‘tracks’ that explore a different theme each day.

Tauck has arranged special ‘insider’ experiences for guests including private guided tours of The Capitol and its underground tunnels, the Supreme Court and Library of Congress. Guests will also tour iconic sites central to American culture and history, including the Lincoln Memorial, World War II, Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.

On the first night, guests will participate in an after-hours welcome reception and dinner in the Newseum, which celebrates journalism's role in American society. The following evening, guests will attend the event's keynote address and cocktail reception with Ken Burns inside the National Archives and view the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Other evenings include a lecture by noted Abraham Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer and a farewell black-tie gala inside the National Building Museum complete with music, dinner and dancing.

The ‘One Nation: The Tauck Washington, DC Event’ will be priced from AUD6860 per person twin share plus flights, including accommodation at the historic Willard InterContinental, all sightseeing and gratuities, admission to all evening events, most meals, airport transfers, luggage handling and more.

Tauck and Ken Burns will also launch an eight-day ‘Mythic West: Montana, Yellowstone & the Tetons’ in 2018 priced at AUD5860 per person twin share plus flights. This tour begins with a two-night stay in Billings, Montana, an early-admission visit to the Western Heritage Centre and a tour of the historic Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, site of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer's ‘last stand’.

A subsequent two-night stay at Canyon Lodge inside Yellowstone National Park introduces guests to the park's wonders, including Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, wildlife-rich Hayden Valley, Lake Yellowstone and Fountain Paint Pot. Then it is on to the Mormon Row Historic District in Grand Teton National Park.

A three-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Jackson Hole will be highlighted by a visit to the family-owned Snake River Ranch, a self-sustaining working cattle ranch and former holiday home of legendary advertising moguls Stanley B. Resor and his wife, Helen Lansdowne Resor. 

Other activities in and around Jackson Hole include a scenic raft trip on the Snake River, a guided walking tour of Jackson and free time for independent exploration. The journey concludes with a private tour and reception at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Home to more than 5000 works of wildlife-inspired art from 2500 BC to the present, the museum overlooks the 25,000-acre National Wildlife Refuge.

The evening at the National Museum of Wildlife Art is one of several Tauck-exclusive guest experiences during the tour. Guests will also attend a lecture by an American Indian artist during their early-admission visit to the Western Heritage Centre in Billings and a presentation by a wildlife photographer at his log home and studio, plus brief filmed vignettes featuring commentary by Burns and his longtime collaborator, Dayton Duncan.

Bookings for the ‘One Nation: The Tauck Washington, DC Event’ and ‘Mythic West: Montana, Yellowstone & the Tetons’ are to be directed to your travel agent or Tauck Australia on 1300 732 300 or reservations@tauck.com.au  

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