Wine and the Sounds

Download the above flyer for a 2 night Blenheim, 2 night Sounds package with transfers and wine tour. A beautiful part of the country and excellent wine region. Love.

The Best of New Zealand

9 Night Luxury Cruise from $6,529pp Auckland to Dunedin

21 January 2021

9 Night Luxury Cruise from $6,599pp Dunedin to Auckland

12 January 2021

9 Night Luxury Cruise from $8,589pp Dunedin to Auckland

30 January 2021

Your cruise includes:

Cruise onboard a luxury ship built in 2020, flying the French Flag

Luxurious small ship experience with a maximum of 184 guests

Stylish staterooms decorated by French interior designers, with King-size or twin beds and a private balcony

Superb dining with all inclusive Gastronomic and Grill Restaurant

Open bar including French champagne, wine, berr spirits and your in-room mini bar

Complimentary unlimited onboard WiFi

Complimentary laundry service

Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner

Evening entertainment and events

Room service 24 hours (special selection)

Hermes bath products

Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ships equipment

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5 day Glaciers and Lakes


•    5 days car hire with Thrifty Rental Cars (Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar)

•    1 nights’ accommodation at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

•    2 nights’ accommodation at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef

•    1 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Lake Brunner

•    Daily Breakfast

•    Fox Glacier Helihike

4 night package from $1189pp share twin

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Alps to Ocean Package

3 night package from $729pp twin share


Transfers between Cycle Journeys depot and accommodation on arrival

Bike hire for 3 days – your choice of bike style, helmet and rear rack bags(E bikes are available at an additional cost)

Shuttle to the start of the Alps 2 Ocean trail

Luggage transfers each day

3 nights’ Standard accommodation when on Alps to Ocean trail

1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 1 Packed Lunch when on Alps to Ocean trail

Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info for Alps to Ocean trail

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Exclusively for women….

Got an urge to see the world, but no one to do it with?

Intrepid provide a ready-made, all-female group and an expert female local leader to help you make the most of your adventure. Plus, you can choose to share a room with a new friend or have your own for a small extra cost.

As a solo female traveling the world, it’s important that you feel safe and comfortable. When you travel with Intrepid, you can rest assured that your safety is their biggest priority – and having the security of a built-in group of new friends and expert local leader means you can relax and enjoy yourself.

Intrepid groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently but big enough to create a good social vibe.  Their average group size is about 10 women, which they’ve found is a great number to let you connect with the locals you meet, without feeling like you’re just a face in a crowd.


Click here: Intrepid Womans Expeditions for more.


River and Ocean Cruising Information Session

Come and learn about some of the amazing destinations you can explore with Scenic Cruises and Tours

Wednesday 27 February 2019


At the office of Searle Travel Ltd, 291 Gloucester Street, Taradale

TEL 06 845 9023

Seats limited – RSVP by 20 February


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

First Time Travellers to India

Highlights of Rajasthan from $4699 – 17 days

Deluxe Small Group

This is how to travel to India for the first time. Total Holiday Options have a vast support network of 36 offices throughout the country. From the moment you arrive you are assisted by local guides at every stage of your trip who will share their knowledge of this incredible, colourful land. Complimentary unlimited water is supplied throughout your journey and you will stay in beautiful 4 star hotels.

Rajasthan, ‘Land of Kings’ is steeped in romantic history, chivalry and valour. It boasts of some of the finest fortress palaces against the stark desert landscape with its highly coloured costumes of local, turbaned men and richly jewelled women, the Havelies and villages, fairs and festivals. This tour takes you back to an era long gone by.

There is also an 8 day option, perfect for a stopover en route to Europe!

Enquire also about their solo, family and/or womens getaway tours.

Download the flyer here :Highlights of Rajasthan


Solo Traveller Deal

If you’re a solo traveller, you can now enjoy a 50-100% discount on Trafalgar’s standard single supplements on selected trip departures.

Lots of itineraries/dates to choose from, such as the Italy Bellissimo Tour, 11 Days touring including:

  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Venice and Siena
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, the Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica, Santa Croce Basilica, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, and St. Francis Basilica

Trip departures are filling up quickly and availability on these deals is limited – so book early to avoid missing out. Plus you can combine all of these deals with Trafalgar’s early payment discounts.

There are are number of companies now catering for the solo traveller – contact us to discuss the right deal for you.

The Best of Vietnam

Best of Vietnam 10 day private Tour

from $1920 per adult

Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Asia’s most vibrant destination. The Best of Vietnam tour guides you through Vietnam’s three unique climates and cultures.

This Vietnam holiday starts in the bustling streets of Hanoi, take a peaceful cruise through UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay, marvel at the ancient history of Hue, shop for tailor made suits in lantern lit Hoi An, delve into river life on the Mekong, explore metropolitan Saigon and finish with a peek inside the Cu Chi tunnels.