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Here you'll find information about upcoming trips (click the tab on the left for info), as well as dates when I am not available to personally escort you. Also a brief overview of trips I've led over recent years.

Check back regularly for the latest news - I'll be putting together some special Personally Escorted Tours that may appeal.

COVID-19 - yes it's a problem, but let's not allow it get us down too much or keep us from travelling.

One place in the world that is about as far removed from this virus as you can get is Norfolk Island - come visit this gem in the Pacific with me! I'm leading a small group tour 1-8 May (click the tab on the left for more info) - or would be happy to escort you there as an individual, couple or small group of friends, if other dates suit you better. Flights are in and out on a Friday, i.e. an 8-day trip.

Contact me if you're keen!

Norfolk Island – Relax & Discover trip, 1st to 8th May 2020 - POSTPONED

Come and spend a week on this tiny but magnificent island in the Pacific with me in early May. This trip is for a small group (minimum of 4) 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. Find out more by clicking the tab on the left. Come discover Norfolk Island with me!


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.


  • 30th June 2020 to 31st July 2020 - Maher Tours Spain & Portugal trip

Trip ideas for the future ...

  • 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/garden shows (May 2022)

Let me know where you'd like to go and I'll help you get there!

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 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:

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