Viking Sessions Napier

Steve, from Viking Cruises, is holding two information sessions at the Masonic Hotel in Napier on Thursday 26th of November. 

This is not a hard selling session – quite the contrary.  This is an opportunity to learn, dream and plan.  Viking will be sharing their Risk Free Guarantee, their current position in the market, and their three types of cruising: Rivers (European and Mississippi), Ocean and their new Expedition cruise.  You will hear about some of their popular itineraries open through to 2023.

If you have ever considered cruising, in any form, large or small, near or far, register your interest with jody@searletravel.co.nz with your choice of session.

Session 1 – Afternoon tea 1-1:30pm, Presentation & Question Time 1:30-3pm

Session 2 – Drink and Canapes 6-6:30pm, Presentation & Question Time 6:30-8pm

Steve from Viking is an excellent speaker and source of cruising information.  Viking is spectacular cruise line, traditionally selling out their cruises well in advance with a high repeat clientele.

Best NZ holiday option yet!!

6 DISTILLERIES – 5 DAYS – 1 CHARTERED PLANE TAKING YOU TO MARLBOROUGH, WEST COAST, WANAKA & NELSON.

No need for a sober driver, no need to spend hours driving to see the South Island, this itinerary is the most convenient and luxurious tasting tour around – perfect for any cocktail connoisseur!

Viking Cruises

The Viking Way of exploration is a commitment to delivering profoundly enriching journeys that immerse you in the history and culture of each destination while fostering the creation of lifelong friendships with your fellow like-minded travellers.

Importantly, The Viking Way places your wellbeing and comfort before all else, always.

After 23 years in the industry, their perpetual promise of ‘no kids and no casinos’ has become more than just a point of difference — it is now a point of reassurance in this new era of global travel. When it comes to forward-thinking cruising, there really is no comparison.

While our small, state-of-the-art Norwegian ships have consistently operated to the highest of health and safety standards, as the world continues to change in ways that we never could have imagined, we will continue to develop and improve procedures to protect all those on board.

When the time is right to travel again, The Viking Way will lead the way.

CLICK HERE to Explore the Viking way

Viking Ocean Sales to 30 November 2020

NZ for NZ’ers

These tours have been designed specifically for Kiwi’s supporting New Zealand owned and operated hotels. There is a little less hand holding and more free time on these tours.

All itineraries can be done as a self-drive option, tailored to suit your needs as a family, a couple or a small group of friends.

Travel in the luxury 4-5* Leopard Coachlines with toilet facilities on-board the larger coaches.

NZ Golf Tours

Fancy a round? Get a few mates together and hit the golf course. These tours require a minimum of 6 passengers:

We’re Back!

Hi everyone – sorry it has taken so long for us to update the website, but we have been locked out of it right through level 4 and 3, and only gained access again today.

We want to assure you all that we are still working on each of your reservations to obtain clarification for each component of your booking and to advise you accordingly.

Suppliers are constantly updating/changing their policies so please continue to bear with us.

We are working reduced/staggered hours, and are open from 9am to 2:30pm weekdays, however please make an appointment as not all consultants are in the office each day.

Throughout this very difficult time we have been so lucky to have the support and understanding of our very valued clients. It has made this unique time in our industry much that much easier. To those of you who have just stopped by to say hello, thank you. It has been lovely to see you.

Covid-19 update

As the situation with Covid 19 continues to escalate, the team at Searle Travel wishes to acknowledge you, our valued customers.

We understand those of you with existing travel arrangements are concerned about the financial implications.  Most of the major suppliers, airline, cruise lines, touring companies etc are offering credits etc, however their policies are changing all the time.  It is in your interest to wait until closer to your departure date before we action postponements/cancellations as the suppliers are far more flexible with immediate departures.

We are working on each booking in date departure order.

This means for every element of every booking we are looking for the latest information from each supplier, which is changing daily.  For this reason alone we must only address the bookings due to travel in the next 48-72 hours.

Your consultant will be in touch with you as soon as your booking comes into date range.  We very much appreciate your patience at this time as we try to prioritise the volume of bookings we now need to address individually.

For those of you who have called in to offer a word or token of support we also wish to thank you for your thoughtfulness at this very challenging time.

 

Karen, Jody, Diane & our travel brokers, Robyn, Amelia, Angela and Carol.

 

Viking Explorer Sale

Designed for Travellers with Curious Minds and True Explorer Spirits

Just like the original Vikings, we are true innovators when it comes to exploring the world. Our bespoke itineraries allow you to immerse yourself in the unique history and culture of each destination on a truly profound level. That is why we have become known as the Thinking Person’s Cruise®.

If you yearn for exploration, knowledge and connection, a Viking cruise is for you — and now is the perfect time to book.

Our Explorer Sale features a range of exclusive offers for our award-winning river and ocean cruises, from free or discounted flights to complimentary city extensions. You could save up to $4,000 per couple when you book before March 31, 2020*.

Plus, if you haven’t travelled with us before, you will receive a $200 discount per couple when you book your first Viking cruise.

What are you waiting for?  Open the flyer here

Cruise Auckland to Auckland this January with Seabourn

“I remember standing in the bush above this unbelievably wild river and thinking this is as good as it gets. Exquisite birdsong, jagged peaks of the Alps beckoning like the spires of mystical cathedrals, the smell of moisture in the beech forest like an elixir. Nature in its raw, unpredictable state”. Geoffrey Robert, NZ Author.

Experience cruising at its finest and discover New Zealand.

Seabourn Encore has one departure out of Auckland on January 6th 2020.

14 Days cruising around New Zealand with intuitive personalized service.  You won’t be disappointed.

The Seabourn Difference:

All ocean-front suites

Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines

Tipping is neither required nor expected

World class dining

There is only one departure and this itinerary will NOT be available next season.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to discover New Zealand in absolute luxury, on a small ship, with experts in NZ flora and fauna and incredible cuisine.  For savings of AUD$3500 per person click here: Seabourn Encore

Ventures by Seabourn – Click here to find out about these amazing optional excursions

Committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability

Seabourn invite luminaries of particular interest and accomplishment to join guests on board.   They participate in the daily social scene onboard, sharing meals, adventures ashore, and casual chats throughout the voyage.  You will be surprised at what you learn!

 

Calling active travellers!

More and more, our clients are wanting to get away from the big cities, escaping the crowds and having more authentic experiences.

Our partners Exodus offer independent and guided walking and cycling holidays all over the world.

Imagine cycling the coast of Portugal, over a leisurely 8 days, from Porto to Lisbon with its sun-kissed beaches, colourful and vibrant fishing villages.

Alternatively for the walkers, you might like to base yourself in the foothills of the Dolomites for a week walking through picturesque rolling hills in the heart of the ‘Prosecco Road’ – Italy’s oldest wine route.

Join us to find out more about walking and cycling holidays.  We are hosting a morning tea with James from Exodus who will give you all the details on this type of touring such as:

Can you request an e-bike?

What’s included?

What support do you get?

How active do you need to be?

What are the best itineraries?

Find out all this and more.  Our info session will be in late January, when everyone has returned from summer holidays and is thinking of how to escape winter.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Jody to register your interest and she will keep you updated.

WALKING AND CYCLING Worldwide with James from Exodus

January Morning Tea at Searle Travel – Register with jody@searletravel.co.nz