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We are very pleased to announce the following tours now available for 2021. 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.

 

Nullarbor and Eyre Peninsula - 17 March - 26 March 2021

Travel across the famous Nullarbor Plain, viewing stunning coastal scenery including towering cliffs, caves, sinkholes, blowholes and remote beaches, the vine region of Margaret River and home to the massive Karri and Tingles trees of south west WA. Journey from forest to coast and everything in between. Marvel at the amazing collection of fauna and flora.

Full details of our Nullarbor and Eyre Peninsula tour can be seen here

 

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.

Full details of our Norfolk Island tour can be seen here

 

The Wonders of Tasmania - 09 April - 23 April 2021

From south to north and east to west, we will experience the diverse natural environment of Tasmania while exploring historic and beautiful towns and staying in comfortable hotels and lodges. This is an island tour unlike any other with an incredible range of inclusions over an unforgettable two weeks.

Full details of our The Wonders of Tasmania tour can be seen here

 

Legendary Outback Track Safari in South Australia and Birdsville - 20 April - 02 May 2021

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

 

Australia's North West Adventure in Style - 08 July - 19 July 2021

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 Australia's North West Adventure in Style tour can be seen here

 

Trans-Caucasus Journey - 04 September - 23 September 2021

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

 

Journey to the 'Stans' in Central Asia - 04 September - 01 October 2021

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

 

Undiscovered Italy - 07 September - 27 September 2021

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. Our program, as well as featuring the dramatic, rugged peaks of the Apennines and the glistening Adriatic Sea, also includes learning about the many civilisations that have shaped this land.

Full details of our Undiscovered Italy tour can be seen here

 

Taste of Campania - 27 September - 06 October 2021

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

 

Legendary Outback Track Safari in South Australia and Birdsville - 07 October - 19 October 2021

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

 

Legendary Outback Track Safari in South Australia and Birdsville - 21 October - 02 November 2021

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

 

Japan Autumn Colours - 01 November - 13 November 2021

The autumn season in Japan is visually stunning and this tour is carefully arranged to experience an authentic Japan with an insightful look at the culture, both old and new.

Full details of our Japan Autumn Colours tour can be seen here

 

 

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Norfolk Island:

19 March - 26 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.