Russia and the Baltics
June / July 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Turbulent political and social change has shaped these countries.  Discover the history, both recent and past of this region.  Spend a week exploring the now independent Baltic States, with two nights in each of the capitals, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. Each city has a charming historic centre as well as burgeoning modern features. Join your river ship, and begin a six-night cruise along the Volga River through lakes, rivers and canals from St Petersburg to Moscow. Daily shore excursions will introduce you to villages and cities off the beaten track, offering insights into daily life in Russia to complement the grand city experiences at either end of the cruise You will sample the rich cultural heritage of Imperial Russia with three-night stays in luxurious hotels in both the magnificent cities of St Petersburg and Moscow.

 

This tour is now full, please contact us if you wish to go on a wait list, or we are offering it again with a September departure date, click here for more details. 

 

 

 

 

Short Break – Walking in the Red Centre of Australia July 2020

Immerse yourself in this ancient land by experiencing the natural wonders of the Red Centre. This is a land of colour, rich red ochre cliffs and rocky gorges, brilliant green waterholes and the startling white of the ghost gums. At the major sites of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a knowledgeable guide will give in-depth interpretation of these special places. You will also walk in the West MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. With two guides looking after you, you can choose easier or harder options along the way. The basic but comfortable accommodation means you can relax and fully enjoy the colours of this extraordinary landscape. After six days of walking, you will have time to explore Alice Springs and perhaps take a balloon ride before returning home. This short break will give you a real change of scene and respite from the New Zealand winter.

TOUR MANAGER Lindsay Cumberpatch

TOUR DATES Saturday 27 June – Saturday 4 July 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cooked breakfasts, a la carte diners and comprehensive walker’s lunches
  • All group transfers
  • Desert Park and National Park admissions
  • Champagne and wine at sunset at Uluru
  • Pre tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Balloon flight – approximate price is AUD$300

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland or Christchurch
Share twin per person                                        NZD$5,999
Single supplement (limited availability)        NZD$   825

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

 

Cruising the Kimberley from Broome to Darwin
July 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Discover the world’s last, and possibly most pristine wilderness, the remarkable Kimberley, an area covering more than 400,000 square kilometres in North West Australia. Travelling by small ship you will access all the icons of the coast that are inaccessible by road. From towering waterfalls to secluded gorges, imposing rock ridges to wide savannah plains, the breath-taking outback landscapes of the Kimberley provide a unique experience.  See the world’s oldest indigenous rock art and hear legends of Australia’s pioneering past. Nature lovers will revel in the abundance of bird and wildlife in this area.  With two landings most days and the expert local knowledge of the guides, you are assured of making the most of every minute of your journey. Aboard your expedition vessel, which accommodates up to 120 guests in air-conditioned, en-suite cabins, you will travel in total comfort and unrivalled style.

TOUR DATES Sunday 19 – Friday 31 July, 12 nights

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation in Perth with breakfast
  • 10 nights on board the Coral Adventurer
  • All entrance fees, excursions and sightseeing
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • All meals on the tour
  • Showcase wines, selected beers, juices and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
  • I nights accommodation at Sydney Airport with breakfast
  • All group transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Port taxes and government charges
  • Pre-tour material.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel or airport porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland, share twin or double occupancy
Coral Deck Cabin                                NZD$13,755
17 sq m cabin with king size bed or two singles, ensuite with shower, twin portholes

Promenade Deck Stateroom             NZD$14,330
17 sq m cabin with king size bed or two singles, compact ensuite with shower, large picture window

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom NZD$16,599
21.4 sq m cabin with king size bed or two singles, ensuite bathroom, private balcony

Sole use cabins are very limited. Please contact us for the single supplement price.

Please note that unlike most of our tours, if you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2% will be charged for Visa or Mastercard.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

 

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.