Tours for lifelong learners

Calder & Lawson Tours was created to take over the  University of Waikato’s specialist Travel and Learn Unit. Now more than two decades later, the learning focus remains strong and a formal agreement with the University enhances this concept.

As New Zealanders, we are a curious bunch who love to travel to understand people’s lives and cultures. We include as much local flavour in our tours as possible, with local guides to share their country with you. We also include experiences and unexpected highlights which would be hard to find on your own.

All our Travel & Learn tours have a more explicit learning element be it history, natural science, ancient civilisations, geology, indigenous peoples or humanitarian aid and so they enable you to further your knowledge in areas of interest to you. You’ll get more out of your trip travelling with people who have similar interests to you and feel comfortable knowing that you will be well looked after throughout the entire journey.

Tour Summaries

Classic India November 2018

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE This tour gives an in-depth and intimate…

Sri Lanka February 2019

After visiting Sri Lanka Leen Van Duin felt sure that this would…

Israel and Jordan May 2019

Window into ancient civilisations or a modern, progressive and…

Normandy, The Channel Islands, Devon & Cornwall May 2019

Impressionist art in Normandy, the history and natural beauty…

China's Borderlands - Yunnan & Tibet June 2019

Explore the cultural richness and spectacular scenery of two…

Borneo - Sabah and Sarawak July 2019

There are few places that evoke images of pristine wilderness…

Iran October 2019

This is a country brimming with archaeological treats that will…

Portugal and Southern Spain October 2019

Why is Portugal so popular right now? Is it because of Lisbon’s…