Cruise the Hawaiian Islands
July / August 2020

This fully inclusive Hawaiian cruise will take you to the islands of Molokai’i, Maui, Lana’i and Hawaii, the Big Island.  This is luxury low key cruising in a relaxed atmosphere aboard a motorised yacht. Small guest numbers keep your experience exclusive and personal. Stroll along a beach or take a trek at modest elevation to a waterfall. Snorkel among coral gardens teeming with underwater life and a sea turtle habitat. Go for a shore-hugging trip in a kayak, paddleboard or motorised skiff, or relax on the upper deck with a fine wine and spot the marine life. Talk with locals and learn about their land and traditions as few visitors ever do.  Experiences on or off the boat are designed to create an unbeatable balance between exploration and relaxation. At the end of the cruise you may choose to spend a few more days in Honolulu.

TOUR MANAGER Warwick Silvester

TOURS Friday 31 July – Sunday 9 August 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation in Moloka’i
  • 7 nights accommodation onboard Safari Explorer
  • All meals on board the Safari Explorer, other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • All tourist, cruise and port taxes
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage
  • American eSTA visa (electronic travel authorisation)

TOUR PRICE Share twin per person, Ex Auckland
Master Cabin (13 sq m, queen or twin beds)                  NZD$11,999
Commander Cabin (15 sq m, king or twin beds)           NZD$12,599
Single supplement (limited availability)                         NZD$  4,500

All cabins have king, queen or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bathroom with shower.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

Walking the West Highland Way and Hebridean Islands
July / August 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

It is said that if you are going to do a walk in Scotland, it should be the West Highland Way.  Described as Scotland’s finest long-distance walk, ‘The Way’ features ancient and historic routes, old drovers’ roads, where Highlanders herded their cattle to lowland markets, and famous military roads built in the 18th century to control the Jacobite clansmen.  To this we have added a stunning train trip from Glasgow to Mallaig and a ferry ride to Skye followed by a further six days walking on Skye and the Outer Hebrides. Here you will walk in a world far removed from the hustle and bustle of life to scenes of unspoilt natural beauty, coastal seascapes, rare wildlife, ancient forests and historical monuments. Staying in country inns, B&B’s and comfortable hotels, you will find yourself immersed in the heartfelt warmth and spirit that is Scotland.

TOUR MANAGER
John Matheson will be your tour manager on this tour.  John has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years, the majority of these as a director of Calder & Lawson.  He has led many overseas tours and has travelled extensively in Europe.

TOUR DATES Thursday 30 July – Friday 21 August

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of a Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 2 nights accommodation in Dubai
  • 18 nights accommodation in Scotland
  • Breakfast daily, other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between accommodation on walks
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for national and local guides
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

Please contact us if you would like to go on this tour – currently places are committed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marquesas by Passenger Freighter
August / September 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Stay aboard a modern but authentic working freighter that services some of the most remote islands in the world. The allure of this group of 12 volcanic islands lies not just in their dramatic beauty but also in their rich history. Begin this unique tour in Tahiti before boarding the ship for your 13 day voyage, which will take you to many of the spectacular islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora. For the few inhabited islands of the Marquesas, this ship is their lifeline to the outside world. The unloading of cargo is an important moment in the life of the local people. Your ship will make approximately 15 stops and you will have ample time to explore and meet the locals. This popular tour will appeal to those who are relatively active, and who are ready for a different kind of cruise experience. You may wish to extend your stay in Tahiti or Moorea.

TOUR MANAGER Kathryn Hunter

TOUR DATES Thursday 20 August  – Saturday 5 September 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 3 nights accommodation in Papeete
  • 12 nights accommodation board Aranui 5
  • All meals on board the Aranui 5, other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • All tourist, cruise and port taxes
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

TOUR PRICE Share twin per person, Ex Auckland
Stateroom Cabin                                              NZD$11,590
Premium Suite with balcony                         NZD$14,390

Single supplement (limited availability, price on application).

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlands & Islands of Scotland
August / September 2020

Sail the remote and beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides and through the heart of Scotland via the Caledonian Canal that bisects the country navigating four Lochs: including the mythical Ness. Stay for seven nights on board M.V. Lord of the Highlands, a vessel with the appeal of a luxury yacht. Sail to the mystical Isle of Skye, the picture postcard Tobermory on Mull, the early Christian island of Iona, and tiny Eigg. Your itinerary also includes the Orkney Islands rich in archaeological discoveries.  Scottish history will come to life in places such as Blair and Cawdor Castles, the Clan Donald Centre, the battlefield of Culloden and the endearing Castle of Mey.  You will have time to explore both Inverness and Edinburgh. An ideal tour for those wanting to experience legendary Scottish hospitality and scenery. Ask us about a 3-night pre-tour package which includes attending the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

TOUR MANAGER Peter Oettli

TOUR DATES Friday 28 August – Friday 18 September 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation northbound
  • 10 nights land based accommodation in Scotland
  • 7 nights accommodation on board the Lord of the Highlands
  • 1 nights accommodation south-bound
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • All group transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours with local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and other service providers
  • Port taxes on the cruise
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$15,399
Single supplement                                           Price on application, as limited availability

Share twin and double cabins are on the Main Deck, and single occupancy cabins are on the Lower Deck. Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18