01 May 2018
Seeing the world on a tour provides travellers with an affordable, hassle-free way to see a destination and make new friends at the same time. Tour operators keep their finger on the pulse to provide incredible experiences to all kinds of travellers, from solo adventurers to family groups, active retirees and people who like a bit of luxury.
Thinking of joining a tour? Here are some of the hottest tours on the market right now:
BEST ADVENTURE FOR FOOD LOVERS
Greece Real Food Adventure
Intrepid Travel’s food-themed trips are a top choice for travellers who love scouting out the best places to eat. The Greece Real Food Adventure enables travellers to get under the skin of Greece’s food scene with a visit to a pistachio farm, ouzo tasting at a distillery, cooking class with a local chef and honey-tasting with beekeepers.
BEST TOUR FOR ADVENTUROUS FAMILIES
Peru Family Experience
Heading off to South America on a Peru Family Experience with G Adventures will open your family’s eyes to a new culture, environment, cuisine and language. From visiting the Amazon Jungle to seeing Machu Picchu, this is a family holiday of a lifetime.
BEST RAIL AND CRUISE TOUR
Classic Rockies and Alaska Cruise
Seeing two of the world’s most spectacular natural environments on one trip with APT is an unforgettable experience. Over 23 days, guests cruise the coast, then journey inland via rail and coach, to see Alaska and Canada’s epic landscapes, curious wildlife and character-filled towns.
BEST RAIL TOUR
Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains
Seeing Europe by train is a truly magical experience and Collette’s Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains tour is up there with the very best. Traversing Switzerland and Northern Italy by rail allows the focus to fall on the picturesque lakes and breathtaking mountain scenery this charming region is known for.
BEST TOUR FOR GETTING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Forgotten Tribes of Ethiopia
Specialising in immersive, small group adventures in far flung destinations, a trip to some of the most remote parts of Ethiopia with Crooked Compass reveals fascinating culture, incredible scenery and unforgettable encounters with locals.
BEST TOUR TO SEE THE GREATEST HITS OF CHINA
Wonders of China
This top-rated tour offered by specialist operator Wendy Wu, consistently receives rave reviews from happy travellers. Over 16 days, guests are introduced to the Wonders of China, from the imposing Great Wall to the cute pandas of Chongqing and the dazzling architecture of Shanghai.
BEST TOUR FOR WINE LOVERS
Vineyards of South America
A dream destination for wine lovers, seeing South America on this Globus tour involves eleven days of indulgence in Argentina and Chile. Visiting award-wining vineyards, character-filled bodegas and lauded restaurants, this trip showcases the best of South America’s wine scene.
BEST TOUR FOR YOUNG ADVENTURERS
Providing tours especially for 18-35 year olds, Contiki is a great choice for anyone new to travelling. Covering 8 countries in 14 days, the European Highlights trip is the ultimate introduction to Europe, with big cities like Paris, Amsterdam, London, Munich, Venice and Rome included on the itinerary.
BEST TRIP FOR ACTIVE ADVENTURERS
Queen Charlotte Track Walk
Walking is one of the best ways to experience New Zealand’s incredible natural environment. The 5-day, guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk features the stunning scenery that New Zealand is best known for. Deluxe accommodation in studios, chalets and lodges provide a touch of comfort after a long day of walking and kayaking.
BEST INTRODUCTION TO SCANDINAVIA
Scenic Scandinavia and Its Fjords
Over 13 nights this trip with Trafalgar covers Scandinavia extensively, providing an immersive introduction to this beautiful region. Special experiences like enjoying dinner with a fifth generation farming family on their property in Norway reveal another, lesser-seen side to Scandinavia.
Want your next overseas holiday to be on a tour? Speak to your Travel Counsellor to talk through some holiday ideas.