Group Trips and Tours
Guided group travel around the world
Group tours are our speciality. It's what we do. Well. Starting out with our inaugural trip in Egypt, our Middle East and North Africa portfolio now includes Jordan, Israel and Morocco. Featuring exotic destinations in Europe like Turkey, Iceland, Croatia & Russia, and the colourful countries of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal in the subcontinent, we're now very much a Southeast Asia specialist too, with Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand proving very popular. Japan was recently added as a group touring destination to complement China in the Far East. And Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico are our top picks in Latin America.
We offer three different ranges of group tour, each offering our customers different but equally incredible experiences. Click here to find out more.
Upcoming group tour departures and special offers
|Vodka Shot - 6 days||St Petersburg, Russia||07 Apr 2020||NZD $1,384 was $1,845 25% off|||
|Back in the USSR - 7 days||Moscow, Russia||12 Apr 2020||NZD $1,721 was $2,295 25% off|||
|Passage to Petra - 6 days||Amman, Jordan||08 Mar 2020||NZD $1,996 was $2,495 20% off|||
|Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||14 Mar 2020||NZD $1,836 was $2,295 20% off|||
|Delhi Palaces Ganges - 12 days||Delhi, India||14 Mar 2020||NZD $3,316 was $4,145 20% off|||
Why our group tours are a top choice
Visiting exotic far flung places across the globe, our group tours strike a balance between well-planned itineraries which include key highlights and spare time to do your own thing as well. We include unique travel experiences and there’s lots of real local interaction too, giving you a true flavour of the countries you visit. We organise everything to make your holiday seamless; your transportation, complimentary airport transfers, sightseeing, guiding and some meals. Your tour will be lead by our expert and passionate tour leaders. Captivating, informative and caring, they will ensure your holiday is fun and hassle-free.
Travelling with us, you'll broaden your horizons in more ways than one! Our groups attract a wide range of English speaking nationalities from all over the world and lasting friendships are often formed.
Whether it's sampling the local cuisine, socialising with the locals at a home-stay or getting around on novel modes of transport, our tours offer plenty of authentic experiences.
Expert local Guides
What makes our trips really special is our expert local tour leaders and guides, who organise all day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins and they will give you lots of useful local pointers and tips too.
Free time to explore
While you'll spend a lot of time on tour with your travelling companions, there'll be plenty of opportunity for you to head off on your own adventure and explore your new surroundings.
Great group sizes
Typical group size is 16-18 travellers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all. On special 'festival' departures group sizes are larger due to the nature of these events.
Lots of flexibility
Our trips follow set itineraries and we've built in added flexibility to suit you; arrive a day early, stay an extra day, upgrade some services or add-on some extras from our range of bolt-ons.
A wide age range
We believe that age is no barrier to travel and our tours suit travellers of varying ages, upwards from mid-twenties to around sixty, which makes for a really fun, unique and eclectic group mix.
Guaranteed to go!
Most of our group tours are guaranteed to depart as soon as 2 travellers are booked. On very few trips, this number rises to 4, so for the most part all our trips are guaranteed to run.
No single supplements
There is no single room supplement payable on most of our group based trips. Where this is not possible, we'll try and match you up with another traveller of the same sex to avoid the supplement.
Airport Arrival Transfers
We include a complimentary airport arrival transfer on our tours ensuring you have a smooth and hassle free start to your holiday. Some of our trips include a departure transfer as well.
For most tours, we use European standard private transportation. On some trips we use a bit of public transport too which is a great way to get a feel for the country you are visiting.
Rickshaws to feluccas!
We all spice our trips up with some distinctively local forms of transport; rickshaws in India, Junk boats in Vietnam, bullet trains in China, feluccas in Egypt & long tail boats in Thailand to name a few!
Here's a selection of our top sellers. There are plenty more group tours on offer, please browse to the country you are interested in travelling to.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Group Tours
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Affordability and Security
Travelling with a group, common costs like transportation and guiding are shared across all travellers, which makes our tour prices very reasonable and far cheaper than private touring or tailor made options. Our trips are classic itineraries that visit all the main draw cards in each country as well as a few lesser known places off the beaten track. So exploring exotic far-away places, you'll have peace of mind and a feeling of security travelling with a group that's accompanied by a local tour leader too.
Accommodation on our Group Tours
From 3-5 star hotels to heritage properties
Typically, accommodation on our group tours is a mix of 3-5 star hotels and heritage properties with a local flavour. However, depending on the destination, accommodation standards do vary, as we seek out what we consider to be best value for you. We aim to use 4 and 5 star hotels where they are reasonably priced and represent good value, and if this is not the case, we look for good value alternatives of a lower grading - typically 3-stars and sometimes 2 stars.
We aim for hotels which are well located, have rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and more often than not a restaurant, bar and in some cases a pool. In more remote areas accommodation choices are limited, but the upside is that you'll get a real feel for the country staying at desert camps, locally-run guesthouses, homestays and houseboats.