Tours for lifelong learners

Calder & Lawson Tours was created to take over the  University of Waikato’s specialist Travel and Learn Tour unit. Now, 30 years 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

Uzbekistan: Gem of the Silk Road
September 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Immerse yourself in the Silk Road.....

America's South
October 2020

Take a journey into America’s turbulent past following in the…

Journey across South America
October 2020

This exceptional itinerary will take you from Buenos Aires, Argentina…

Costa Rica
November 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Costa Rica contains breath-taking biodiversity...

Viva la Cuba
November 2020

Colourful, vibrant, and exuberant – Cuba is a pure delight…

Egypt & Jordan
Coming in 2021...

This tour offers you Egypt in all its glory from the golden treasures…