High Quality, Great Value, First Class Escorted Tours
Welcome to China, a country I love. In August 1975 I escorted my first tour into China and have been back 48 times since. I have enjoyed the privilege of being able to open new borders on the Trans Mongolian in 1979, across Tibet to Nepal, from Xinjiang to Kazakhstan, from Kashgar to Islamabad on the Karakorum Highway into Pakistan, and in more recent years the amazing development as China powers ahead. I invite you to explore, experience, and enjoy China with us, in comfort...
CHINA MINI TOUR
Guilin - Xian - Beijing
8 nights in China. Depart every friday year round just $4,490 Read more...
BEST OF CHINA
Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Suzhou,
De Luxe Yangtse cruise
Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian, Beijing
Independent departures from Auckland every friday night (minimum 2 passengers) April 07 - November 17, 2017.
2017 escorted departures depart Auckland
28 April - links to our BEIJING TO MOSCOW by private train tour
26 May - links to our NORTH KOREA and BEIJING TO MOSCOW by private train tours
Minimum 6 required for escort
BEST OF THE YANGTSE, 18 days
Features: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, 6 NIGHT LUXURY YANGTSE VICTORIA CRUISE from Chongqing to Shanghai, Suzhou. Option to Guilin and Hong Kong.
CRUISE DEALS!!!!Many New Zealanders are discovering the delights of cruising. No packing and unpacking, superb entertainment and cuisine, quiet nooks to relax and frenetic action on the bigger ships when you want it, and and a variety of exotic ports and with competition now offering some of the best value vacations in the world.
I totally enjoyed 6 years at sea as a Purser and am delighted to introduce others to the delights of cruising and help you choose your cruise to meet your needs.
I expect to be hosting the Exotic Asia cruise 13 April, aboard "OVATION OF THE SEAS", FRENCH POLYNESIA aboard 'WINDSTAR" 18 August, BEST OF EUROPE Budapest to Amsterdam 25 September, HOLYLAND 16 October,and SOUTH AMERICA AND ANTARCTICA 13 December, 2017 cruises
Fabulous cruise deals valid to 31 October, 2016
SOUTH AMERICA AND ANTARCTICA. Depart Auckland 18 December, 2016. and Christmas at Sea!!!
From just $9,990 Auckland to Auckland.
EXOTIC ASIA - ABOARD "OVATION OF THE SEAS" Singapore to Beijing.
The ship is the destination - the ports the cream
Depart Auckland 12 April, 2017 flying Singapore Airlines Premium Economy. Fares from Just $6,900 ex Auckland
Thursday 13 April. Auckland to Singapore with Singapore Airlines. Transfer to hotel
Friday 14 April. Free morning. Embark "Ovation of the Seas" and sail this evening
Saturday 15 April. Cruising
Sunday 16 April. Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) this morning. Many optional tours available.
Tuesday 13 April. Cruising
Wednesday 14 April. Hong Kong. Full Day.
Thursday 15 April. Cruising
Friday 16 April. Cruising.
Saturday 17 April. Seoul (Incheon) Full day
Sunday 18 April. Cruising
Monday 19 April. Arrive. Tianjin. Transfer to Beijing
Tuesday 20 April. Great Wall and Ming Tombs
Wednesday 21 April, Beijing depart. (Optional extensions to Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, etc
2 nights Singapore. 12 night cruise to Ho Chi Minh City (2 days in port) Hue/Danang, Hong Kong,Seoul, Beijing (3 nights hotel)
CANADIAN ROCKIES AND ALASKA. Depart Auckland 25 June, 2017
Fares from just $7,990 ex Auckland. FRENCH POLYNESIA ABOARD WINDSTAR
Depart Auckland 18 August, 2017. Fares from just $5,990 HOLYLAND CRUISE aboard Holland America "Prinsendam"
Depart Auckland 16 October, 2017. Fares from just $10,900
3 nights Athens. 14 night cruise to Antalya, Cyprus, Israel, Rhodes, Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples, Rome
LOCALLY HOSTED TOURS 2016/2017
Nepal was devastated by the recent massive earthquake and aftershocks. Many people in Nepal rely on tourism for their livelihood and are suffering. You can help by visiting and supporting local people and enterprises. Nepal is known for its trekking but has much more to offer and while we can arrange trekking our itinerary is available to all those like to travel in a beautiful country in comfort - with some optional trekking available!
Escorted group departure depart Auckland 15th March, 2017
$100 of your tour cost goes to support school reconstruction and educational materials.
CANADIAN ROCKIES AND ALASKA HIGHLIGHTS
22 Days. Includes "Rocky Mountaineer" and 7 night luxury Holland America cruise
Independent departures (minimum 2 passengers) weekly May - September, 2017
Optional Caribbean cruise extension
VIETNAM AND CHINA
24 Days exploring two very fascinating countries.
Discover SOUTH AFRICA AND VICTORIA FALLS - OPTIONAL BOTSWANA EXTENSION
19 Days. Depart most Sundays year round.
DISCOVER THE BEST OF EUROPE
Frequent departures April - October, 2017.
Features: PRAGUE PLUS 14 NIGHT DANUBE AND RHINE CRUISE FROM BUDAPEST TO AMSTERDAM Options to PARIS, and Eurostar to LONDON
Please note: Many sailings for 2017 are already sold out or have limited selection of cabins left. Please reserve as soon as possible.
The Connoisseur Collection
First class escorted small group tours
Maximum 16 plus escort in any group
DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island on our small group tours. Guaranteed weekly departures year round for minimum of 2 on most tours. Plus Awesome Auckland stayovers, Private tours, Independent Tours, and Air Safaris.
HOBBITON. Visit the Shire and explore Hobbiton, centre of Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Hobbit films. Tours most days from Auckland from just $229 saturday, $299 monday-friday including feast at the Green Dragon Inn, and Hamilton Gardens. Read more...
SOUTH AMERICA AND ANTARCTICA. 26 days
CHRISTMAS AT SEA. Depart 18 December, 2016. Special fares available!!!
2017. Depart 29 January and 13 December
Includes 21 night luxury Holland America cruise from Santiago to Buenos Aires via Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn, Antarctic Peninsula (no landings), Falkland Islands, Montevideo, with optional extensions to Iguassu Falls, Rio De Janeiro, Cuzco, Macchu Picchu, Quito, Galapagos.
DISCOVER THE SILK ROAD BY PRIVATE TRAIN - ASHGABAD TO ALMATY
Ashgabad, Merv, Bukhara, Khiva, Samarkand, Shakrisabz, Tashkent, Turkestan, Almaty
2017: 11 April and 17 October
11 April departure escorted from Auckland departing 10 April for minimum of 6 passengers.
BEST OF CHINA
Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Suzhou, Yichang,
De Luxe 4 night Yangtse cruise,
Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian, Beijing
Escorted departures 2017: 27 April, 26 May, and 28 October
27 April and 26 May tours link to BEIJING - MOSCOW by private train tour.
26 May departure links to our NORTH KOREA tour
BEIJING TO MOSCOW
Beijing to Moscow by private Train.
2017: 13 May and 10 June.
2017: 06 May, 03 June
Features private train through Mongolia and Russia
NORTH KOREA AND BEIJING
Discover it for yourself
10 Days. Commences Beijing 10 June, 2017.
This our links from our BEST OF CHINA tour
12 days. 10 days touring this beautiful island.
Optional Maldives extension and/or Singapore stopover.
2017: Departs every sunday year round for minimum of 2 people.
Escorted group departure 24 July, 2017
DISCOVER THE BEST OF THE COOK ISLANDS
RAROTONGA, ATIU, AITUTAKI. 11 Days/10 nights.
Independent departures every saturday for minimum of 2
Escorted group departure. August 14, 2017
OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO THE REMOTE NORTHERN ISLANDS OF MANIHIKI, RAKAHANGA, AND PUKAPUKA
DISCOVER FRENCH POLYNESIA. Combine the Cook Islands with a fabulous week cruising French Polynesia aboard "Wind Star". Depart Auckland August 18. Can be combined with BEST OF THE COOK ISLANDS tour
DISCOVER ISRAEL - 14 Days. Just $7,800
Departs Auckland 06 November, 2017
Optional Jordan extension. My 16th tour to the Middle East. Features a comprehensive and relaxed experience of the best of Israel. Jordan option
ATHENS AND ROME PLUS HOLYLAND CRUISE
21 Days. Depart Auckland 16 October 2017
2 nights Athens, 14 night cruise aboard "Prinsendam" to Larnaca (Cyprus), Israel (2 days touring included to Galilee and Jerusalem), Marmaris (Turkey including tour to Pamukkale, Heirapolis, Laodicea), Kusadasi (Ephesus), Iraklion (Crete), Malta, Messina, Naples,
2 nights Rome.
Optional 8 night tour of Greece including Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Berea, Thessalonica, Philippi, Neapolis, Thermopylae, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus,prior to Holyland cruise