Walking in Italy
May 2020


Italy is the perfect place for a gourmet walking holiday.  Walk for several hours each day, absorbing the history and scenery, then reward yourself with the delicious food completely guilt free! Roam through the manicured hills with villas guarded by cypress trees and the walled hilltop towns of Tuscany.  Discover the small, elegant fishing harbours with colourful boats and welcoming gelatos of Liguria and the five seaside villages clinging precariously to the cliffs on the Cinque Terre. Stroll the lakesides and romantic gardens of the Northern Italian Lakes which have for centuries inspired poets and artists with their majestic beauty. Delight in the architectural treasures, art and history in Florence. Stay in small, comfortable, often family-owned hotels in villages and towns with time to absorb the atmosphere. A return of one of our most popular walking tours with some new twists.

John Matheson will be your tour manager on this tour.  John has worked in the travel industry for over 45 years, the majority of these as a director of Calder & Lawson.  He has led many overseas walking tours and has travelled extensively in Europe. Italy is Johns favourite destination in Europe, so much so that he has escorted this tour three times before. He is looking forward to helping you explore some of the hidden treasures and captivating villages of Italy.

TOUR DATES Friday 22 May – Sunday 14 June 2020


  • The services of a Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 2 nights accommodation in Dubai
  • 19 nights accommodation in Italy
  • 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


  • 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$13,880
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$  1,850  

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18





Bike & Barge Northern Italy & Provence
September 2020

Bike and Barge – the perfect travelling combo! By bike, soak in the sights and sounds of the countryside and then come ‘home’ each night to a comfortable cabin in your floating ‘hotel’. The fun begins when you board your barge in the city of Mantua. En route you will discover Ferrara, a jewel of the Italian Renaissance; cruise through the Po Delta Reserve experiencing the tranquility of Northern Italy and end in the warm embrace of the Venetian Lagoon. Cycling into Venice is a special experience and you’ll have time to explore the islands and waterways of this enchanting city.

The second part of your tour takes you to Provence and the inspirational landscapes that attracted many painters. Here you board another barge moored in Avignon. Visit the highlights of Van Gogh’s Provence, then wind your way through the scenic back roads and the calm waters of the Camargue. Expect easy rides with frequent stops to refuel with gelato and espresso. This is the fourth time we have taken this tour and each time, we have received very positive feedback from participants.

TOUR MANAGER Jenny Newby Fraser

TOUR DATES   Tuesday 1 – Tuesday 22 September 2020 (21 nights)


  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation northbound
  • 2 nights Milan including airport transfers, dinner, breakfast and ½ day city sights in Milan
  • 14 nights accommodation on board the barges including meals (breakfast, dinner and a self-made packed lunch)
  • 1 nights accommodation in Nice
  • 1 nights accommodation southbound
  • Comfortable uni-sex city bikes with an upright riding position and gel saddle for your added comfort
  • Electric bikes available (additional cost )
  • Local guides
  • All transfers by train or coach
  • Admissions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities for guides
  • Pre-tour material

PRICE Ex Auckland

Per person share twin   $13,199

Single Supplement is available on request – please contact us.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18