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 Tours

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 08 - November 18, 2016.
Escorted departure linking to our North Korea, and Beijing to Moscow by private train tours Depart Auckland 26 May, 2017 - minimum 6 required for escort
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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.
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LOCALLY HOSTED TOURS 2016

HELP NEPAL
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. On our escorted tours you will also have the opportunity to visit some devastated villages and support the redevelopment of the local school. Please join me on our group tour which I shall be escorting or we are happy to tailor make an itinerary for you through our agents in Kathmandu. 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 1.15am 17th February, 2016
$100 of your tour cost goes to support school reconstruction and educational materials.
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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, 2016
Optional Caribbean cruise extension
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VIETNAM AND CHINA
24 Days exploring two very fascinating countries.

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SRI LANKA
15 days. 11 days touring this beautiful island plus 2 days beach.
Optional Maldives extension and/or Singapore stopover.
2016: Departs every sunday year round for minimum of 2 people.

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Discover SOUTH AFRICA AND VICTORIA FALLS - OPTIONAL BOTSWANA EXTENSION
19 Days. Depart most Sundays year round.
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DISCOVER THE BEST OF EUROPE
Frequent departures April - October, 2016.
Features: PRAGUE PLUS 14 NIGHT DANUBE AND RHINE CRUISE FROM BUDAPEST TO AMSTERDAM plus PARIS, and Eurostar to LONDON

Please note: Many sailings for 2016 are already sold out. Please reserve as soon as possible.
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The Connoisseur Collection
First class escorted small group tours
Maximum 16 plus escort in any group
2016/2017


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 TOURS daily except sundays from Auckland.Waitomo and Rotorua options.
Kauri museum and forest, Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga. Depart every monday
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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...

ESCORTED TOURS
2016/2017

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 Janieiro, Cuzco, Macchu Picchu, Quito, Galapagos.

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DISCOVER THE SILK ROAD BY PRIVATE TRAIN - ASHGABAD TO ALMATY
Ashgabad, Merv, Bukhara, Khiva, Samarkand, Shakrisabz, Tashkent, Turkestan, Almaty

Commence Ashgabat
2016: 18 October
2017: 11 April and 17 October 11 April departure escorted from Auckland departing 10 April for minimum of 6 passengers.


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BEIJING TO MOSCOW
Beijing to Moscow by private Train.
Commence Beijing
2017: 13 May and 10 June.

Commence Moscow
Features private train through Mongolia and Russia
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Cook Island toursDISCOVER 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

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NORTH KOREA AND BEIJING
Discover it for yourself
10 Days. Commences Beijing 10 June, 2017.
This our links from our BEST OF CHINA tour
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BEST OF CHINA
Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Suzhou, Yichang,
De Luxe 4 night Yangtse cruise,
Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian, Beijing
Escorted departure: 26 May, 2017
Optional extension to North Korea
Tour links to BEIJING - MOSCOW by private train tour. Read more...

BEST OF THE YANGTSE, 17 days
Depart 13 May, 2016. Just $7,900 per person share twin ex Auckland.
Features: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu panda breeding sanctuary, Chongqing, 6 NIGHT LUXURY YANGTSE VICTORIA CRUISE from Chongqing to Shanghai, Suzhou. Option to Guilin.
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DISCOVER ISRAEL - 14 Days. Just $8,800
Departs 16 October
My 15th tour to the Middle East. Features a comprehensive and relaxed experience of the best of Israel. Jordan option
Links to our ATHENS ROME AND HOLYLAND CRUISE
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ATHENS AND ROME PLUS HOLYLAND CRUISE
29 Days. Depart Auckland 11th October, 2016
Includes 8 nights Greece including Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Berea, Thessalonica, Philippi, Neapolis, Thermopylae, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus,
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,
3 nights Rome.
Optional Black Sea cruise prior to Holyland cruise

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