2019 European River Cruises with Emerald Waterways

Introducing Emerald Waterways and their special NZ launch offers.

Book by 31 May and save up to $2250pp!  15 days cruising from $4995pp.

Click here for special launch offers

Many of you have cruised with Scenic in Europe.  Emerald is part of the scenic family, offering cruises throughout the European waterways, including Portugal and France.

Included in the price is your accommodation, meals, complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner on board, daily shore excursions and guided tours, complimentary WiFi and more.

Call the office for more information on this incredible offer!



Monday 5 March – Join us for a cuppa

Morning Tea with Scenic:

The team at Searle Travel would love you to join us and Karyn from Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours on Monday 5th March at 10.00am to learn all about Scenic’s 2019 Europe Pre Release River Cruising offers and also other destinations that Scenic travel to, both by river, land & ocean.

RSVP – karen@searletravel.co.nz or ph 06 845 9023

Scenic has more than 30 years’ experience creating unforgettable, handcrafted journeys for their guests.  Whether it’s a luxury river cruise on the waterways of Europe and South East Asia, a 6 star voyage on board Scenic Eclipse – The World’s First Discovery Yacht – or an immersive, enriching land journey in Canada, Alaska or the US, India or Sir Lanka, China, Japan, Africa, Egypt, South America or Australia and New Zealand, Scenic have an exceptional value holiday for you.

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Book a Standard Suite on a cruise of 11 days or longer year round and receive a discount of $4,600 per couple. Book now to secure your preferred suites and departure dates.

Book any Balcony Suite on a cruise of 11 days or longer departing from April to September and receive a discount of $2,100 per couple. Book now to secure your preferred suites and departure dates.

Book now and pay in full by 31 May 2018 to secure an additional discount of $600 per couple on cruises of 11 days or longer, or $300 per couple on cruises of 10 days or less.


Croatia and Slovenia Tour and Cruise

Attention Foodies, Historians and Nature lovers!

Prepare to enrich your palate and rejoice in history, nature, and culture as you discover one of the most interesting areas of Europe.  This Taste of Croatia and Slovenia, hosted tour and cruise provides 13 remarkable days touring Croatia, Slovenia and a touch of Italy, followed by 8 days on board a deluxe small ship, cruising the gorgeous Adriatic coastline.

Download the full itinerary:  A_Taste_of_Croatia_and_Slovenia_Hosted_TC_Combo_Jun_Aug_2018_11Dec17

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Merry Christmas from all the team at Searle Travel.

We will be closed from midday Friday 22nd of December, returning to answer your travel queries from Monday the 8th of January.  Just in time for the January Sales!

We’d like to thank all of you who booked with us in 2017, it’s been an amazing year sending our clients on the Orient Express, European river cruises, overland trips of Vietnam, family trips to Australia and more.

Wishing you all happy holidays,


Karen, Jody, Linda, Robyn, Amelia, Carol, Angela.



Villas Afloat

Ever wanted to cruise the Canals of France on a Barge with all the benefits of a self-catering holiday, without the responsibility of having to skipper the vessel?

This unique holiday experience is perfect for friends and family who want the casualness of a self-catering escape but like a bit of luxury. The owners of the Barge take care of the navigation, locks etc (you are welcome to assist); all you have to do is sit back and watch the life on the canal unfold. If you feel active grab a bike and explore!

You are in charge of your own catering and have full use of the Galley, you can choose to dine ashore in a local restaurant (some Michelin quality), or just grab a takeaway. Your hosts are always on hand to advise the best places to eat.

Available on selected Barges in the regions of Burgundy (Ouche Valley) and Languedoc-Roussillon (Canal du Midi).

What’s included?

  • Six night Charter, including diesel, power, water
  • Cabins with en-suite facilities
  • Spacious living areas and sun deck
  • Use of the Galley and its equipment/utensils
  • Basic pantry staples, salt/pepper/flour/sugar/oil etc
  • Linen (changed on request)
  • Transfers from / to a local major location on days 1 and 7
  • Shopping excursions x2 for Galley provisions in owner’s vehicle
  • Use of bikes • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Friendly advice and local knowledge from the Barge owners

What’s not included?

  • Food and beverage (except pantry staples)
  • Transportation services (except transfers and provision shopping)
  • Gratuities (at own discretion)

Additional Options: Breakfast & Excursion packages
Capacity: Up to 4 or 6 persons (depending on the Barge)
Season: March to October

From €4995 per charter




Mediterranean Tour

Riviera and Mediterranean with highlights of Northern Spain.

18 nights from $7459pp departing 08 Sept 2018.


  • 10 night cruise onboard Celebrity Constellation
  • Main meals & entertainment onboard the ship
  • Port charges, taxes & shipboard gratuities
  • 1 night post cruise accommodation in Barcelona
  • 7 night Back-Roads tour staying in boutique accommodation
  • European breakfast daily & 3 dinners
  • Premium mini-coach transportation with experienced Back-Roads driver & tour leader
  • Entrance included to: Salvador Dali House, Salt Mountain Cultural Park, Parador de Cardona, Olite Castle

Ts&Cs apply. Sales until 15 December 2017 unless sold out prior.