Egypt & Jordan
May 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

This tour offers you Egypt in all its glory from the golden treasures of Tutankhamun and the Pharaohs to the colossal temples in Luxor and Aswan. Gaze at almost 5,000 years of human history at the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Nile has always exerted a powerful role on the country and cruising the river is the perfect place from which to see many of the most spectacular ancient sites.  Board a first-class river ship for five nights and visit the Luxor temple complex, Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Abu Simbel. The tour also takes you to Jordan to the incomparable Petra, an ancient city hewn from red sandstone.  Meet the Bedouin people of Wadi Rum, the home of Lawrence of Arabia and enjoy a cooking class and dinner with a local family.  Many of you have told us that you are keen to visit Egypt and Jordan so we are pleased to be able to offer this tour in 2020.

TOUR MANAGER Sue Hayman

TOUR DATES Monday 18 May – Sunday 7 June 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 14 nights accommodation in 4 star plus hotels
  • 4 nights on a 5 star rivership
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • 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$14,599
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$  2,400

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

Sail & Bike Slovenia & Croatia
May / June 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Imagine being on a yacht, rocking to sleep with the gentle waves on the Adriatic Sea, breakfasting on regional Croatian specialties followed by a refreshing swim, before getting on your bike to discover the southern Dalmatian islands. During your seven-night cruise, you will call in at various island ports, learning about their history, folklore and cultural treasures. Your trip will begin in Slovenia to bike the alpine villages around Lake Bled. Then onto Croatia to the Parenzana, a former narrow-gauge railway line, which penetrates deeply into the Istrian Peninsula. Riding through magnificent rolling landscapes and vineyards, you will see why the route is named the ‘wine railway’. Finally embark on your cruise along the Croatian coast. This tour is ideal for those wanting a biking holiday in a region rich in history. The rides are designated as moderate and e-bikes are available.

TOUR MANAGER
Leen van Duin is the ideal tour manager for this tour. He has led many of our biking tours and has recently explored Croatia in readiness for this tour. After 13 years with Air New Zealand, Leen joined Calder & Lawson House of Travel as an Owner/Director where he spent 25 years growing the corporate travel business. Relaxed, caring, and friendly with a quick sense of humour, Leen aims to make his travel companions comfortable and at ease.  From the moment Leen and his wife Diane meet the group at the airport, it is clear that every aspect of the trip has been taken care of.

TOUR DATES Tuesday 19 May – Tuesday 9 June

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 10 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels and guest houses in Slovenia and Croatia
  • 7 nights aboard a small ship, MS Harmonia
  • 1 nights accommodation in Dubai on outbound and return journey
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Refreshments and snacks while cycling
  • All group transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours with English-speaking local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and other service providers
  • Comfortable 21-speed hybrid bikes with a pannier
  • Local tourist taxes, port taxes
  • 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
  • Electric bikes are available at an additional cost ($355 per person)
  • Bike helmets are available at extra cost but you are encouraged to bring your own. It’s compulsory to use them while cycling.

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person               NZD$14,799
Single supplement                     Price on application
Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Namibia & Botswana
June 2020

Landscapes of outstanding beauty and some of the continent’s greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife make this tour through Namibia and Botswana an unforgettable journey!  Namibia houses the world’s driest eco-system on earth – the Namib Desert, granted World Heritage status in 2013. At Sossusvlei, you visit the sculptural sand dunes where the shapes shift with the wind and the colours alter with the light. Stay at Etosha, where nearly 150 mammal species can be found and spend time at the water holes which exert a magnetic pull on the big game herds. Flying by small plane into the Okavango gives a bird’s eye-view of this fan shaped inland delta with its mosaic of channels and islands. Get up close and personal with the wildlife at Moremi Crossing and Chobe.  Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is also included.  We have taken this tour many times and it has become a favourite.

TOUR MANAGER
Kevin Palmer will be your tour manager. He has worked for the Calder & Lawson group for the past nine years as our accountant and more recently as a tour leader and developer. At last count he has been to more than 80 countries. His goal is to make your journey run smoothly, working with our local guides to ensure your enjoyment and safety and getting the most out of what is sure to be an unforgettable trip to a special part of the world.

TOUR DATES Wednesday 10 – Monday 29 June 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of a New Zealand based Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation in Sydney
  • 1 nights accommodation at Johannesburg airport
  • 16 nights accommodation in Namibia & Botswana
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • 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
  • Travel visa
  • Note that if you wish to pay by credit card a surcharge fee of 2.5% will be charged (Visa and Mastercard)

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$16,899
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$   1,175

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 16

 

 

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.

TOUR DATES Tuesday 16 June – Wednesday 8 July 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights on board the Volga Dream
  • Breakfast daily
  • Other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All group transfers as detailed 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
  • Pre-tour material.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel or airport porterage
  • Please note that, if you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2.5% will be charged.

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person – Superior cabin           NZD$15,399
Double per person – Deluxe cabin                     NZD$15,958

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 18

This tour is now full, please contact us if you’d like to go on a wait list.