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NEWS, EVENTS, TRIPS

Here you'll find information about past and upcoming trips, events and items of interest - as well as dates when I am not available to personally escort you. Check back regularly for the latest news - I'll be putting together some special Personally Escorted Tours that may appeal.

Here are some small-group itineraries I am working on - more details to come soon - contact me if you're keen!

Norfolk Island – Relax & Discover trip, 3rd to 10th April 2020

Come and spend a week on this tiny but magnificent island in the Pacific with me in early April. This trip is for a small group, with seniors in mind. It’s the perfect destination for anyone wanting a mellow yet stimulating trip not too far from NZ. If you haven’t discovered the glories of Norfolk Island yet, I can assure you that you’ll love it. Come discover it with me!

Bourail and Noumea, New Caledonia – War Memories tour, 21st to 27th April 2020

This is a tour with a special focus. Nearly 20,000 NZ soldiers were stationed in New Caledonia during WW2 and each year there are commemoration ceremonies that take place around ANZAC Day. We’ll experience these ceremonies, visit cemeteries, and also have plenty of time for reflecting, relaxing and sightseeing on this wonderful tropical island with a French flavour.

OTHER PROPOSED TRIPS

  • UK - Scotland
  • Greece - the Balkans - Turkey
  • Scandinavia - Baltic States - Poland - Germany
  • Scandinavia - Iceland - Lapland (Northern Lights Tour)
  • Kentucky Derby (May 2021)
  • Chicago and Michigan (2021)
  • Canada - Great Lakes - Chicago (2022)
  • Floriade and other flower shows (May 2022)



DATES WHEN I AM UNAVAILABLE AS A PERSONAL COMPANION

Below are dates I am not personally available to escort you - but one of my team can step in! Contact me to check what's possible.


  • 3rd to 10th April 2020
  • 21st to 27th April 2020
  • 9th to 15th June 2020
  • 30th June 2020 to 31st July 2020 - Maher Tours Spain & Portugal trip



Maher Escorted Tours - Group Tours for seniors

For mature travellers, young at heart!

For mature travellers, young at heart!

Where? Maher offer tours all around the world with itineraries designed for mature travellers. If you've got something on your bucket list, check our their extensive range of tours.

Escorted Tours I'm a Tour Leader with Maher Tours. Everything about these trips is organised to perfection, the itineraries are fabulous, the pace is leisurely, accommodation high quality and almost everything is included. Each trip is fully escorted so all you need to do is enjoy yourself!

Website www.mahertours.co.nz




Upcoming Trips I'll be leading

Spain/Portugal

Spain/Portugal

July 2020 From Madrid to Barcelona, exploring all corners of Spain and Portugal

Highlights A cruise on the Douro, a day at Alhambra, San Sebastian, Porto and so much more!

Through Maher Escorted Tours

Photo Porto


 

Past Trips that I've led

Racing in the South Pacific

Racing in the South Pacific

October 2019 A short break in Anse Vata, New Caledonia - with a focus on horse racing

Highlights A night at the Nocturne race meeting at Hippodrome Henry Milliard for the Government Cup; fun and camaraderie throughout; wonderful accommodation at Hilton Promenade; and great flights on Air Calin.

Through NZ Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Federation - with help from New Caledonia Tourism and New Caledonia Voyages

Overview To read about our fabulous trip, check the November edition of the NZTROF bulletin on the www.racehorseowners.co.nz website

Photo Outside the Hippodrome, ready for the races!

Russia, Baltic States & Danube Cruise

Russia, Baltic States & Danube Cruise

July/August 2019 Moscow, St Petersburg, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Budapest, Danube Cruise, Prague & Singapore

Highlights The Mazurian Lakes area (north-east Poland); beautifull Tallinn; delightful Krakow; stunning Moscow - everything was fabulous!

Through Maher Escorted Tours

Blog To read about our adventures check my blog: www.russiabalticdanubetour.blogspot.com

Photo By Spiis Castle, Slovakia

The Great Murray River Run

The Great Murray River Run

April 2019 Started and finished in Melbourne. North to Ballarat, Echuca, Mildura and then on board the Spirit of the Murray down to Adelaide, back along the Great Ocean Road

Highlights Five relaxing days cruising the Murray with hardly anyone in sight; an impossibly perfect day cruising the Coorong; happy stays in comfortable inns along the way; fabulous city stays - and lots in between.

Through Maher Escorted Tours

Photos By the Coorong, South Australia In Echuca, Victoria Big Bend on the Murray

Queensland Retreat

Queensland Retreat

August 2018 From Brisbane up to Cairns and Port Douglas

Highlights Relaxing on Magnetic Island; a day at Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef; Kuranda Scenic Railway; enjoying the wildlife everywhere we went.

Through Maher Escorted Tours

Photo Cape Tribulation in the Daintree