Wellington, Wairarapa & Kapiti Island
November 2020

TOUR OVERVIEW
Join us on an exploration of some of the nooks and crannies of the Wellington and Wairarapa regions. In Wellington we bypass some of the more common tourist spots (although you can easily visit Te Papa and other popular destinations in a free afternoon or by staying on in Wellington pre or post tour), and instead see some  local favourites.

Stay in the delightful town of Martinborough. Delve into the history and mystery of astronomy at Stonehenge Aotearoa, and do some stargazing in the dark skies of the Wairarapa.

For native flora and fauna lovers, our visits to Otari-Wilton’s bush and Pukaha National Wildlife Centre at Mount Bruce will be a treat. The highlight, though, will be an overnight stay on Kapiti Island as we spend the evening on the hunt for the little spotted kiwi.

TOUR MANAGER  Andrew Matheson

TOUR DATES   Friday 6 – Friday 13 November 2020 (7 nights)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Activities and sightseeing tours as detailed in the
    itinerary
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic travel to Wellington (flights can be booked for you at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless
    specified.
  • Personal expenses

TOUR PRICE
Share twin per person               NZD $2,990
Single supplement                     NZD $   750

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 20

VARIATIONS IN TRAVEL We can make arrangements for any travel you would like to do before or after this tour.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

 

 

Antarctica
December 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Journey by ship to a continent considered by many to be the ultimate travel destination where the wildlife is prolific and the scenery is staggeringly beautiful.  Your adventure begins in Argentina where you will have two nights to explore the exciting city of Buenos Aires and enjoy a tango show.  Fly to Ushuaia where you will board your ship and begin your journey to Antarctica. Sail through the Beagle Channel to the Antarctic Peninsula where you spend six enthralling days.  Here you will come across the countless penguin colonies that thrive in these ice strewn waters. Go ashore on deserted Antarctic islands and cruise in zodiacs to get close to icebergs and marvel at the dramatic, ever-changing landscapes. On board your ship, experienced lecturers have an in-depth knowledge of the biology, history and geology of this area. Come aboard for an adventure like no other!

TOUR MANAGER Leen van Duin

TOUR DATES Sunday 6 – Sunday 20 December 2020 – 14 nights

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of a Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 2 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires before the cruise
  • 11 nights on board MS Fridtjof Nansen including all meals
  • Transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips and gratuities for crew and local guides
  • Pre-tour material.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not specified in the Itinerary
  • Hotel porterage
  • 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 and 3% for Amex.

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland, share twin per person
Outside cabin on upper deck (XT)                           $18,450
Suite with private balcony (ME)                              $20,750

Sole use cabins are limited and available on request

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

East Cape of New Zealand
Coming in February 2021…

We are finalising this tour itinerary and it will be posted here soon.

Contact us on cnltours.co.nz  if you would like us to email the itinerary directly to you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russia and the Baltics
June 2021

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 15  June – Wednesday 7 July 2021

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 

Share twin per person – Superior cabin NZD$15,399

Double per person – Deluxe cabin NZD$15,958

Single supplement (limited availability) $2,990

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruising the Kimberley from Broome to Darwin
August 2021

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 1 – Friday 13 July 2021

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation in Perth with breakfast
  • 10 nights on board the Coral Geographer
  • 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

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

 

 

Highlands & Islands of Scotland
Coming in 2021…

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 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

This tour has been cancelled for 2020, and will be re-offered in 2021. Please contact us if you would like to register your interest.