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As a result of the tremendous support we’ve received recently, we are very pleased to announce that many of our 2020 tours (including those listed below) are now guaranteed. Each tour offers the opportunity to travel with a small group of like-minded people and to experience amazing destinations with the expert guidance, care and insights of outstanding local guides and our much-loved, well-traveled and experienced program leaders.


A Journey through New Zealand - 11 February - 01 March 2020

‘Haere Mai’ – Welcome to New Zealand, a small country which punches well above its weight for its spectacular alpine terrain, its rich Maori culture, volcanic and thermal regions, glacial fiords, fertile farmland, sheep, cows, sauvignon blanc and its very friendly people (including those fanatical rugby fans!)

Full details of our A Journey through New Zealand tour can be seen here


Undiscovered Italy - 05 May - 25 May 2020

This 20-night program commences in the rich heartland of fine Italian cuisine to discover the tastes and history of Emilia-Romagna before heading south to explore the awesomely beautiful but lesser known regions along Italian’s Adriatic Coast.

Full details of our Undiscovered Italy tour can be seen here


Taste of Campania - 25 May - 03 June 2020

Our 9-night tour explores the best of this southern Italian region, as we learn about the Greeks, Romans and many others since, who have inhabited the beautiful and fertile region under the shadow of brooding Mount Vesuvius. We explore the cities and ancient sites, visit the great museums and discover some of the enchanting islands of Campania.

Full details of our Taste of Campania tour can be seen here


Adriatic Discovery - 10 May - 02 June 2020

This incredible tour starts in Zurich, Switzerland, and travels through Austria, over the stunning Grossglockner and viewing the awe-inspiring Carinthian Lakes, before exploring the highlights of Slovenia and Croatia

Full details of our Adriatic Discovery tour can be seen here


European Alpine Discovery with Oberammergau - 06 June - 27 June 2020

Our program compares and contrasts the peoples and traditions of the Alpine countries of Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria, and Italy. We explore the differing regions of Switzerland, from the wooden mountain villages of the Jungfrau to the sophisticated Alpine resort of Davos and to the mediaeval towns of the Rhine Valley. We explore the differing regions of Austria, from the cosmopolitan city of Salzburg to the fiercely independent province of the Tyrol. We also experience the Dolomites, the former Hapsburg domain now an autonomous region of Italy, as well as the former Kingdom of Bavaria.

Full details of our European Alpine Discovery with Oberammergau tour can be seen here


The Hapsburg Cities with Oberammergau - 08 June - 27 June 2020

The great cities of the Hapsburgs were the golden trio of Vienna, Prague and Budapest, which influenced not only the body politic but also the awesome outpouring of creativity from composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Liszt and Dvorak to Smetena, Bartok and Janacek. We also consider the great works of art and outstanding architectural heritage of these cities, as well as the impressive Bavarian capital, Munich

Full details of our The Hapsburg Cities with Oberammergau tour can be seen here


Highlights of Germany - 27 June - 10 July 2020

Our 13-night tour is designed to give you a sampling of some of the more important cities that make up Western Europe's most populous country with visits to great merchant towns like Leipzig and to some of Germany's most significant royal capitals: Munich, Dresden and Berlin. We aim to give you a taste of the highlights of the great and diverse country, as we listen to some of Germany's fine musicians, learn about its history, view its wide variety of architecture, soak up its culture and sample some of its fine local food and wine.

Full details of our Highlights of Germany tour can be seen here


Australia's North West Adventure in Style - 06 July - 17 July 2020

Explore a region of vast horizons, ancient gorges, weird rock formations, welcoming rock pools and even a horizontal waterfall on a soft-adventure, small group safari aboard a purpose built 6WD tour vehicle.This is a true outback adventure with indigenous experiences, whilst staying in comfortable en-suite accommodation.

Full details of our Australia's North West Adventure in Style tour can be seen here


Journey to the 'Stans' in Central Asia - 05 September - 02 October 2020

Our 27-night program explores the heart of the great golden trade route across Central Asia. Our program is designed with multi-night stays in the historic cities of Bishkek, Khiva, Mary, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent. These open-air museums are beautifully preserved Silk Road wonders, filled with mosques, tombs, monuments and bazaars.

Full details of our Journey to the 'Stans' in Central Asia tour can be seen here


Trans-Caucasus Journey - 05 September - 24 September 2020

The mountainous land wedged between the Caspian and the Black Seas is home to the countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Lying in the shadow of the Caucasus Mountains, this region has formed a crossroad between East and West. Invaders and merchants from past great empires including Greek, Persian, Roman, Venetian, Ottoman and Russian have conquered and interacted to create a wonderful mix of cultures.

Full details of our Trans-Caucasus Journey tour can be seen here


Legendary Outback Track Safari in South Australia and Birdsville - 14 October - 26 October 2020

Follow in the footsteps of early explorers and pioneers along the three famous Outback tracks of Oodnadatta, Birdsville and Strzelecki. All are remote, harsh but beautiful 4WD Tracks steeped in history. Be transported back in time as you hear tales of the people who opened up this great vast country with stories of hardship, strength, family values and the Australian pioneering spirit. Sleep in the unique Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy and experience perhaps the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while.

Full details of our Legendary Outback Track Safari in South Australia and Birdsville tour can be seen here



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2020 Guaranteed Departures

2020 Guaranteed Departures

New guaranteed departures for 2020!

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Meet Our Program Leaders

Meet Our Program Leaders

Our Program Leaders are based in Australia and New Zealand, so have an understanding of the needs of our Australian and New Zealand participants. They are all well-travelled with a…

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Norfolk Island:

19 March - 27 March 2021

Norfolk Island has a unique beauty, with its renowned tall majestic pines, crystal clear waters, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Norfolk Island, which lies directly east of Australia and north of New Zealand, is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past.


Inclusive of field trips, local guides, gratuities and many meals.