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Welcome to your Exclusive Shedd Institute Travel Benefits. We have partnered with Tauck Cruises to provide you with guaranteed savings.

Shedd Institute Travel Benefits

  1. You must speak with a TravelPerks / Dream Vacations agent to receive your additional bonuses and Shedd Institute pricing - Call us at (541) 349-0036.
  2. This site explains your exclusive member benefits. Visit our Travel Shopping Site to find your dream vacation, but when you are ready to book, call our office to ensure you are receiving accurate pricing and any additional bonuses available.
  3. Your benefits are exclusive & guaranteed to be the best price and value. If you think you found a better deal, call us and we will walk you through it apples to apples. We won't be beat!

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With Tauck, the extraordinary is made effortlessly.

Since 1925, Tauck has been delivering the best service in its steadfast commitment to making the most of your vacation time. Honored in Travel + Leisure World’s best awards for the last 25 years, Tauck has a proven track record of impeccable service.


Tauck’s small ships allow you to experience the world in ways that larger ships can’t. Find the heart of the world by visiting unexplored coves, distant islands, and old-world villages. Ships are handpicked for your journey, with no more than 40-300 guests onboard, creating an intimate and specialized cruising experience. You can expect international and regional menus while onboard and a more casual menu if you’re feeling like grilled food instead. There’s water-view dining on every ship, with indoor and outdoor open-air seating you can choose from at every meal.

Onshore with Tauck

Exclusive experiences and well-timed shore excursions allow you to experience your destination in ways that most don’t get to. Get after-hours access to Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, see Antarctica through the eyes of naturalists, or visit a manor house in Malaga for sherry tasting and a private Andalucian horse show- the possibilities will amaze you! With an average of about 20 guests per tour group, you can be assured that your tours will be full of cultural immersion in a focused environment. You’ll find an excursion that fits your interests, whether that’s cooking with a French chef, hiking in Cinque Terre, riding with cowboys, or getting lunch with a Contessa. Your onshore experiences will give you memories for years to come!


  • Europe
    • Scotland
    • Croatia
    • Greece
    • Italy
    • Montenegro
    • Norway
    • Spain
    • Portugal
    • Sweden
  • South America
    • Ecuador
    • Peru
  • North America
  • Asia
  • Mexico and Central America
    • Panama
    • Costa Rica 

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From Our Clients...

Booking a Vacation is FUN!

"In today’s environment, booking vacations is hard. Why? There are a million and one websites out there that all have information on them. You can look at peer reviews until you are blue in the face. Is this ship really that bad? Is it the best thing ever? Is the resort awesome? Was it an isolated incident? Who knows. And sorting through all of them and figuring out what is real and what is somebody making a mountain out of a molehill takes time.

Which is where Theresa comes in. We love working with her for our vacations. It generally involves a quick phone call giving her a budget and the vibe we are looking for. And then go on an awesome vacation. No pecking through reviews and pricing that should be written in hieroglyphics. Just straight-up advice and no-nonsense planning.

Prior to using Theresa’s team, I would spend hours planning and routing and reading. Now? I pick the phone up or I email the awesome team and they take care of me and we get to enjoy our vacation. If you are booking a large group or an intimate vacation, I highly recommend Theresa and her team. Awesome to do business with and they make vacations FUN!"

– Ben - Atlanta, GA

Spectacular Shore Excursions

"Everything worked out even better than planned. On all three shore excursions we met people in the bus who said they appreciated those excursions and they were far better than the ones offered by the ship. We, too, were impressed with the quality of the excursions and tour guides. The cruise was spectacular and all the arrangements made in advance were spectacular."
– Jayne W. - Norwegian Cruise Line

Last-minute Caribbean Christmas Cruise

"We spontaneously decided our family wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise for the Christmas holidays, and with little/no time, turned to TravelPerks Dream Vacations to help select, book and make it happen. We have cruised two times before, with TravelPerks, both times, have been exceptional experiences and this was no different. Matt Kim, my Travel Advisor, was attentive, quickly understood what I was looking for, my parameters, cruise type, our preferences, likes/dislikes and we were able to find and secure the right cruise for us (7 day Norweggian cruise). He gave great suggestions in regard to rooms, room location, meals, excursions, add-on packages and also where we could save money. Leading up to cruise day, we had many questions that came up and Matt answered them all, quickly and expertly. Matt - thank you for making this a wonderful and unforgetable experience for our family!"

– Grace T. - January 2023

Assistance every step of the way.

"Although I'm in Florida, Michael Teague assisted us every step of the way. From the beginning of the planning, through the coordinating with family members, getting excursions to fit different family members and even last minute changes to get the best out of this vacation, Michael has been key to us enjoying an amazing family (12) vacation. I will definitely seek him out again!"

– L.F. - March 2023

Once In A Lifetime Trip

I was talking about TravelPerks during our state presentation, and a member commented that they had booked cruises through TravelPerks and had a fabulous experience! They both said that you guys were super easy to work with and explained everything well and they felt cared for. It's not often we get members interrupting a presentation to put it out there that they had a great experience!

– FOP - Proud Partner

Easy to Work With

"We loved how easy it was to work with Montika. She was super flexible and provided us plenty of options, even when we kept switching dates and the amount of people, etc."

– Katie D. - Disney Cruise, March 2023