Cruise and Walk in Pelorus Sound and Golden Bay
January/February 2021

We have discovered that cruising and walking is a great combination enabling you to relax and explore an area in depth without the need to pack and unpack, so we are delighted to present this opportunity in Pelorus Sound.
Being on board a boat also means that if you feel like staying on board, cruising with the skipper instead of walking, that’s an equally fine way to spend the day. Pelorus (Te Hoiere), the largest of the Sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds, has great natural beauty, crystal clear and sheltered waters, lush native bush, and a choice of walks of varying lengths and difficulty.

For the second half of the tour you will be based in Golden Bay, a place many people fly over but never quite visit.  With one road in and out, the Bay is largely self-sufficient, protected by the curving needle of Farewell Spit at the northern end, and cut off from the rest of the South Island by three national parks. You will have the chance to enjoy its many natural wonders including Farewell Spit, the dramatic wind and sea-carved coastline  and the golden beaches. Some of our very good clients live in Golden Bay and they have shared with us their favourite walks, some of which we have included in the itinerary.

DATE Monday 25 January – Tuesday 2 February 2021

TOUR INCLUSIONS

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

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel to/from Nelson (arrangements can be made for you at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified

TOUR PRICE
Share twin per person               NZD $3,990
Single supplement                     NZD $1,890

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 14

This tour is now full, please contact us if you would like to go on a waitlist – T 0800 853 276 or email cnltours@hot.co.nz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Island by e-bike
February 2021

Explore some of the best bike trails in the South Island – all from the comfort of an e-bike.  Enjoy breath-taking scenery, from Mt Cook, to Queenstown, to the Roxburgh Gorge and much more.  Our tour will include days on the most popular sections of iconic rides including the Alps2Ocean, Otago Rail Trail and West Coast Wilderness. Taking advantage of spring weather in the South Island, we will enjoy comfortable temperatures for biking and experience the best of the South Island without the crowds.

TOUR MANAGER John Matheson

TOUR DATES   Sunday 7 – Wednesday 17 February 2021 (10 nights)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Support vehicle
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • E-bike included at no extra cost
  • Activities and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All group transfers
  • TranzAlpine train journey
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic flights to Christchurch (flights can be booked for you at an additional cost)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Other meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Bike helmet
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge of 2.5% will be charged

This tour is now full. Please contact us if you wish to go on a a wait list – T 0800 853 276 or E cnltours@hot.co.nz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking in Wanaka & Siberia Valley
February 2021

This Wanaka based walking adventure takes us on some of the best trails in the Mt Aspiring National Park region while staying put in comfortable accommodation in Wanaka and carrying only a day pack. Wanaka’s picture-perfect location and easy access to the outdoors makes it the ultimate base for a walking holiday.

Days will be spent exploring glaciers, climbing to stunning viewpoints, wandering through native beech forest and walking alongside dazzling blue glacial rivers and crystal clear alpine lakes. In the evenings we will return to the comfort of our lakeside accommodation in Wanaka to enjoy the stylish shops and vibrant local cafés and restaurants.

One of the highlights will be the ‘Siberia experience’ where we will fly, walk, and jet boat through New Zealand’s most spectacular alpine environment on an adventure like no other!

TOUR DATES Sunday 21 – Saturday 27 February 2021

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • 6 nights accommodation (twin share)
  • Scenic flight in and jet boat out of Siberia Valley
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Activities and sightseeing tours as detailed in the
    itinerary
  • Pre-tour material

 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic flights/travel to Queenstown(arrangements can be made for you at an
    additional cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless
    specified
  • Personal expenses
  • A 2.5% surcharge if you wish to pay by credit card

TOUR PRICE

Share twin or double occupancy        NZD$3,990
Single Supplement                                NZD$1,050  

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Break – Walking in the Red Centre of Australia
July 2021

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 DATES  Thursday 29 July – Thursday 5 August 2021

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 

Share twin per person NZD$5,999|
Single supplement NZD$825

Single occupancy places are limited on this tour, please contact us if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 12

 

Walking the West Highland Way and Hebridean Islands
August 2021

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 Wednesday 4 – Thursday 26 August 2021

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

TOUR PRICE 

Share twin per person NZD$12,899

Single supplement NZD$975

Single occupancy places are extremely limited on this tour. Please contact us to check availability of a single place before making a registration. 

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail & Bike Slovenia & Croatia
August / September 2021

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 31 August – Tuesday 21 September 2021

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 
  • 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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

 

 

 

 

Walking in Italy
September 2021

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.

TOUR MANAGER
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 Monday 13  September – Wednesday 6 October 2021

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 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

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

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

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

 

 

 

Biking in New York, Cape Cod & Vermont
Coming in 2021….

Begin your tour with three nights in New York City experiencing the vibrancy of ‘The Big Apple’. Visit  Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and other iconic sights both on foot and by bike. You will also have time to catch a Broadway show if you wish. Moving on to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, you will cycle easy paths past scenic lighthouses, gingerbread cottages and dramatic sea vistas.  Discover what makes Martha’s Vineyard such a favourite with artists, writers and American Presidents. Following this spectacular coastal riding, you will travel to Vermont to ride through the glorious fall colours. Every day will feature leisurely lakeside cycling and magical views of Lake Champlain. Rides will be on the Burlington bike path and quiet back roads, through charming New England towns all the while staying in cosy inns and boutique hotels.   E-bikes are available.

This tour is being re-scheduled into 2021. New dates will be published here as soon as they are confirmed.