Step off a cruise and into a garden!

With some of the world’s most fabled gardens within easy reach of both river and ocean cruise ports, there is no shortage of itineraries to take you there.

For inspiration, click here: gardencruisebrochure_nov18_final


Air New Zealand Proposed Strike Action

Air NZ advise all passengers to sign up for alerts for updates on the proposed strike action.

“At this stage no flight delays or cancellations are in place for the days of the proposed strikes and normal fare conditions remain.  If strike action does go ahead, we are working on a contingency plan which will see as many flights operate as possible, while maintaining our absolute focus on safety.”

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Love to Travel 2019 Canada, Alaska and USA

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Valid on Selected Sailings

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Calling all Foodies

Here is a fully escorted tour from NZ travelling with Karena and Kasey, NZ Masterchef winners.

Embark upon a journey of musical discovery, contrasting cultures, tastes, sights and sounds as you travel from Houston and the heart of the Deep South to Chicago.  From BBQ, Bourbon, Blues and Jazz to Country and Rock n Roll, add a touch of Cajun and this trip is a recipe for success.

Travel Dates 03-19 May 2019

$10,480pp twin share, including flights from Auckland

CS Kasey-Karena Southern States – click to download the flyer

Royal Caribbean Sale Out Today

Click on RCI Sale to download the flyer for sale fares on local cruises this summer

Introducing Albatross Tours

We love Albatross Tours.  They are an Australian based company, designing European tours for the Australian and New Zealand market.

They offer group travel at a sensible pace.  Lets face it, its a long way for us to travel and it costs a fair amount so the last thing us Antipodeans want is to spend one or two nights in a hotel before packing up and getting to the next one.  After 10-14 days we struggle to remember where we’ve been and what we’ve seen.

We always encourage people to spend quality time at a destination over quantity of destinations.  Albatross follow the same philosophy.

They also specialize in the European Christmas markets.  There is still availability on some of their 2018 tours.

Check out their website for more information or go the old fashioned way and pop in for a brochure.

There are still earlybirds on offer for their summer 2019 tours, valid til the end of October.

Cruising on Sale

October is the month of cruise sales.

Download the flyer for lots of deals, various destinations and cruise lines.

Click here for all the deals:  Cruise Sale

Sales until 31 October 2018


Expressions of interest – Visit South America

Flavio from Viva Expeditions and Chimu Adventures, our South American partners, is keen to come and share with you his experiences and offer advice on travelling to South America.

If you are keen to visit this part of the world and want to learn more, this is a perfect opportunity.

Come and join us for a cuppa and find out more about this fascinating and popular destination, from organised touring to bespoke itineraries.

Email to express interest.


Wed 31 October – Morning Tea with Crystal Cruises

Earlier this year Karen and Jody enjoyed a ship inspection of Crystal Symphony.   We were very impressed with Crystal and we took the opportunity to book their Australia based rep to visit us on his next NZ trip.

We’re delighted to introduce Scott Graham, who will be in the office on Wednesday 31 October at 1030am, sharing everything Crystal.

If you would like to join us for a cuppa and like the idea of small ship cruising, don’t miss this opportunity to see what Scott can offer.  Call or email to book a seat.



For more information click here

Roam with Searle Travel


Suddenly we are halfway through the year and with winter upon us there is no better time to  grab a coffee and see what tempts you.

We are delighted to attach our very first issue of ROAM.  Packed with inspirational itineraries such as rail holidays of Scotland, group tours of Morocco and expedition cruises of Alaskan Fjords and Glaciers.  So many options, but my choice would be 15 days of tailor-made adventures in Sri Lanka, one of our fastest growing destinations.

Download the flyer:  Roam Winter Edition