Cycle Europe 2022

With the thought of borders opening sooner than later, perhaps now we can dream about visiting those destinations denied to us for the last couple of years.

Europe is always a popular destination and with the advent of Ebikes, cycle touring is accessible to everyone. It’s a wonderful way to immerse yourself in local culture. Bike and Barge trips allow you to unpack once, cycle a different route each day as the barge cruises along for you to board in the afternoon. Stay on board if you want a day off from cycling. Its up to you.


Searle’s Exclusive Southern Explorer

11 days/10 nights Escorted Tour


$5179pp share twin

single supplement $1570


27 MARCH 2022-06 APRIL 2022

We are delighted to present our 10 day tour ESCORTED tour of Southland!  With so many of you wanting to visit the best of the south, we have designed this tour to experience it at its autumn best.


  • Royal Albatross Centre and Fort Taiaroa
  • Olveston House Visit & Lanarch Castle Visit
  • Journey along the Caitlins Coast stopping at stunning coastal viewpoints such as Nugget point and its photogenic lighthouse.
  • 3 night stay on Stewart Island with Kiwi spotting and Ulva Island Guided tour
  • Bill Richardson’s Transport World
  • Fiordland Jet & Cinema – Ata Whenua, Shadowlands
  • Breakfast daily, 5 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Milford Sound Day Trip
  • Back Road Excursion to Queenstown – not on the tourist map, this scenic route journeys through conservation park, river fords, farmland and river valleys, joining Lake Te Anau with Lake Wakatipu. 
  • Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & TSS Earnslaw Cruise

This tour starts in Dunedin and ends in Queenstown.  Flights are additional and can be booked to allow for extra days pre or post tour.

Greenmeadows Rotary National Artex!

This year sees 21 years of Searle Travel sponsorship of the annual Greenmeadows Rotary Artex Event.

Founded in 1982, Harcourts Artex National Exhibition and Sale is the major fundraiser of The Rotary Club of Greenmeadows Napier and since 2000, Searle Travel Ltd have been proud sponsors of this event.

All of the proceeds from this event are gifted back to the Hawke’s Bay Community via the Artex Community Grant and smaller gifts.

Harcourts Artex is not just a fundraiser, it is a significant cultural event. It is an opportunity for art
lovers to see a diverse collection of paintings, all in one place, featuring the work of top artists from
all over New Zealand and all for sale. The event runs over a 3-day period which gives our artists
significant exposure and encouragement and the public ample time to enjoy this cultural enrichment.

Purchase tickets to opening night Soiree Friday 18th June HERE


Kia Orana!

Bubble#2! Time to book your Cook Islands getaway!

5 night packages from Auckland from $1270pp share twin!

Trafalgar are launching a new campaign to inspire you to travel again.  Join them for a sensory discovery of Europe.  Their team of experts are ready to take you on a virtual journey around Italy, France, Scotland and Ireland – all from the comfort of home.

From tasting Chianti with a Tuscan winemaker to hearing an Irish celebrity chef share one of her favourite recipes, this is a must-attend event for those dreaming of when they can travel again.  Discover how you’ll “Tour Differently” and worry-free with Trafalgar.

Register HERE

Planning for Fiji

Since the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, Fiji has made health and safety its top priority. Due to the country’s quick and effective response to COVID-19, Fiji was able to contain the virus from a very early stage and mitigate any risk of outbreak within the islands.

The government’s effective containment measures put in place in March meant Fiji was able to officially declare itself COVID-contained in June. Now, with the introduction of the Care Fiji Commitment, travellers can be assured that Fiji is a safe destination to enjoy on their next visit to the islands.

When borders open, or a travel bubble is established, passengers will need to download the Carefiji app, Fiji’s contact tracing app, prior to travel.

In the meantime Fiji has been getting ready to welcome you back to their shores through the implementation of best-practice COVID-19 control policies and protocols. It is their commitment developed in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) so that you can have a relaxing and safe holiday in Fiji.


Calling all Air enthusiasts

Special Event – 1 Set Departure, Small Group Tour – Max 20 Passengers

Come and experience a truly, unique piece of New Zealand’s aviation history as you tour the South Island, aboard a Douglas DC-3. This aircraft flew as part of the National Airways Corporation (NAC) from 1947-1978 when it formed the country’s regional domestic airline. The aircraft has returned to National Airways Corporation (NAC) colours in recognition of its long and extensive history with domestic flights in New Zealand. The DC-3 is a dream way to travel, with wide doors and aisles, large ‘skyliner’ windows, comfortable seating, and great in-flight service options available. We bring to you the ultimate opportunity to join us for a 9 day, very special experience, touring through the South Island aboard this this classic aircraft.

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!!


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