Calder & Lawson Tours is a New Zealand owned and operated company with over 26 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.
Our 2018 tours are filling up….
Space available on the Classic India departing in November.
Space available on confirmed tours
Myanmar by River
People wanting to share
Myanmar by River – we have a man looking to share on this tour. Please contact us.
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
The walking, the opportunity to stay in traditional accommodation, the excellent tour leader and guide and of course the food. The Japan trip just really reinforced for us why Calder & Lawson are so good to travel with. Thank you Calder & Lawson team!
Keith & Noelene CullumWalking in Japan, April 2017
I feel such a sense of achievement at having fulfilled a long held dream. The scenery, the adventure – no words can do this justice. The people – a great group of enthusiastic, like-minded people. Hurtigruten can’t be faulted on anything. There was a great vibe on the ship. The cabins were very practical and well organised. The expedition team were amazing. A wonderful, well lead tour. Such an adventure to a very special place.
Alison McVeyAntarctica, February 2017
I am still on a high after our most amazing trip with you and our fellow travellers. it was such a wonderful experience and I enjoyed every moment – including the biking challenge! I learnt that at any age, it is possible to do things beyond your dreams and expectations. thanks for looking after me so well and for your great sense of humour which added so much to each day.
Alison StockleyBike & Barge Venice & Provence, May 2017
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https://www.calderandlawsontours.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Cruising-the-Red-River-North-Vietnam.jpg609840Kathryn Hunter/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/logo.pngKathryn Hunter2016-07-06 13:41:112018-08-20 13:43:56Cruising the Red River in Northern Vietnam March 2019