Calder & Lawson Tours is a New Zealand owned and operated company with almost 25 years’ experience of operating tours and arranging international travel. Our unique itineraries take you off the beaten path to reveal new insights about a destination. On our tours, people have fun and many return home having made new friends.
When you travel with Calder & Lawson Tours, you will be well looked after from the moment you contact us throughout the entire journey. This allows peace of mind and takes the hassle out of travelling. We have a number of solo travellers and they appreciate the fact that they feel safe and secure but also included in all activities.
Our Tour Managers are selected for their knowledge, travelling experience and ‘people skills’. We also have local guides all over the world who we have worked with for many years and who we know will include experiences which people would struggle to find on their own.
Our tours are good value. The price includes almost everything; airfares, accommodation, tips, group transfers, breakfasts and many lunches and dinners. You will not be surprised by hidden costs while you are on tour.
We offer over 20 tours each year and hope you will find a tour to tempt you to travel. Call one of our experienced and well-travelled consultants on 0800 853 276 to answer your questions about our tours.
Early Bird Discount
Cape York and Arnhem Land – Save $1000 if you book & pay by 15 May. Limited number of cabins available at this price. T&C’s apply
Space available on confirmed tours
Bike & Barge Venice & Provence – 1x Cabin available for a double or twin share
Northern Spain & Portugal – 3 spaces available
Wainwright’s Coast to Coast – 4 spaces available
People wanting to share
Woman looking to share on Iran
Woman looking to share on Bhutan
We loved the tour. We knew we could rely on the organisers and didn’t have to worry about a thing. The depth of planning was evident. Eastern Europe was fascinating and the tour gave us a very sounds overview of this part of the world. It was lovely to be in the countryside but also great to experience the towns and villages. A good balance! We gained a degree of insight into a whole lot of places which were previously just names on a map. Now a year later, our memories are still vivid.
Alison RobinsonWalking Eastern Europe 2015
A very good look at different regions and town, I felt the history. There was a balance between walking days and sightseeing days and between city walks, historic attractions and free time. Every walk was interesting; some challenging but each had a purpose or target destination. We enjoyed the location of the hotels. Always in close proximity to the main attractions and always clean with helpful staff. Once again, Val and I enjoyed the trouble free experience of travelling with Calder & Lawson Tours.
Colin & Val MoorsWalking Italy 2014
This was a journey (Alaska) that took in such amazing experiences. To feel the awe and beauty, the splendour and majesty of towering snow-capped mountains; the serenity of clam waters and tranquil fiords; the rugged power of glaciers calving. To learn the lifestyle of the early Athabascan Indians; to view wildlife at close quarters and, at a mature age, to kayak in pristine waters. My memory book overflows.
Isabel WeeninkAlaska By Small Ship & Train 2015
Your email brings back happy memories of when my friend Lesley and I travelled to China with Calder & Lawson in 2011 – a wonderful trip! And, it was so lovely to see the photo of Han Zemin – he was our Tour Guide too. I remember him recommending a red wine to me [I’m a red wine fan!] on the River Cruise and, sure enough, in my Wine Tasting note-book for that time I have recorded the name of it – Zhang-Yu Cabernet – a dry red. Needless to say I purchased a bottle and shared it with “friends”.