Norwalk, CT-based Tauck, a major luxury travel company, reports it will be bringing travelers to the Hartford, CT area next year on a newly redesigned tour of New England. Tauck made the announcement 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.
When it officially begins operating next spring, Tauck’s “Hidden Gems of New England” tour will mark the first time the 87-year-old company has hosted guests for an overnight stay in Connecticut. The tour will operate with departures from June through October, and Tauck president Jennifer Tombaugh said the company expects to bring several hundred travelers into the greater Hartford area in each of the coming years.
The redesigned Tauck tour will have the company’s guests arrive at Bradley International Airport and then begin their 8-day itinerary with an overnight at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.
The new tour was announced as the state launched its campaign to boost Connecticut’s appeal as a tourism destination.
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy praised Tauck’s decision to bring travelers and additional tourism business into the state. “The tourism industry employs about 110,000 people, generates more than $1 billion in state and local tax revenue and brings more than $11 billion in spending to our state,” said Governor Malloy.
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 iconic New England locations such as Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
Tauck will operate departures of “Hidden Gems of New England” from June into October, with prices for the all-inclusive journey priced from $2,990 per person, double occupancy, plus airfare.