Want peace of mind knowing everything's looked after, with hands on assistance, whilst getting a great value holiday - then Classic Tours is the answer.
We have a range of amazing value deals for you (and we are adding more regularly, so keep an eye on our website). Our bespoke holiday packages include
special interest tours and packages to unique events and places, and range from flex to fully escorted tour.
Price: $6,995. Single supplement applies to solo travellers wishing to have a guaranteed single room. Contact us for available dates!
Highlights include Rome, a stay in a Tuscan castle villa, visits to Siena, San Gimignano, Florence and other Tuscan villages based from our picturesque medieval castle. We then continue to the stunning World Heritage Cinque Terre and the beautiful Italian Lakes. This tour brings together all the very best of Tuscany and Northern Italy including cuisine and wines in one itinerary. Maximum 8 people.
$1,769 per person based on twin share. Daily departures available, contact us for full details.
If you are planning on visiting India for the first time, there is no better option than this Tour – Covering Delhi, Agra, Jaipur with Pushkar, Ranthambore and Varanasi. This is one of the most popular tours, so come and explore.
The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breath-taking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you.
On this fascinating Vietnam and Cambodia tour you’ll explore several of the world’s greatest treasures, behold spectacular scenery, learn about different cultures, and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals. It’s a holiday of a lifetime!
See the South Island's highlights including the garden city, Christchurch, Mighty Mt. Cook, Lake Tekapo, the wonderful city of Dunedin, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park including a Milford Sound cruise, Queenstown, the West Coast and Franz Josef Glacier and the world famous TranzAlpine train journey.
A plethora of natural wonders and iconic landscapes await when you embark on a journey through New Zealand’s South Island. Join a local expert as they share with you the wonder of Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier... Plus much more
Do you fancy yourself an explorer? You certainly will after visiting Earth's southern most continent. This wild and uninhabited, ice-covered landmass will mesmerize at every turn and stimulate your sense of adventure.
From just $8,999 per person based on twin share. Contact us for available departure dates!
Discover the intrigue of Russia with the sights of grand Moscow and the old-world charm of St. Petersburg. Experience stylish, modern capitals of Scandinavia, the Finnish appeal of Helsinki and the medieval delights of Tallinn, Estonia. You’ll be wowed by the interesting port cities and dramatic landscapes of the Norwegian coast’s stunning fjords on your seven-night luxury cruise.
Arrive into Christchurch then cross the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown where you enjoy a Shotover Jet Boat ride and time to explore at leisure. Onto Mt Cook National Park to enjoy a Tasman Glacier tour and then return to Christchurch.
$ 9874. Dates available weekly, please email email@example.com
We invite you to join us on safari in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. On our safari we offer good quality accommodation in prime locations with two night stays at many locations. If you’ve dreamt of the wonders of Africa in a safe and comfortable environment and would like to share the experience with others, then this is the tour for you. We cater for all ages. While the safari tour covers many major attractions, it also takes you off the beaten track so you can mingle with local people.
Price on application- prices per cabin. Tour commences on 13th April 2019. email for more info or bookings
This 18 day experience starts in Barcelona, Spain and travels the Ancient Mediterranean. Highlights include Sicily, Greece and Roman ruins in Syracuse, Chania's Old town, Santorini's beautiful village of Oia, and sights such as Acropolis and Parthenon. The tour will conclude in Athens, Greece.
Departures available through until December 2021 - From just $2,099 per person
Enter the tropical wonderland of Bali, long a beacon to travellers in search of uncovering their spiritual side. This 9 day Wellness offers rejuvenating activities, healthy food, and captivating sights. From daily yoga practices to traditional Balinese healing ceremonies to stops at serene beaches (Pemuteran, Sanur)
Explore Germany with this Christmas Markets Tour. Visit the BMW headquarters and Museum in Munich, the famous Passion Play Theatre in Oberammergau, the Christmas Markets and the Romantic Road to Nuremburg to name a few highlights!
Includes a nature tour of Stewart Island with bush walks and sitings of native wildlife. Join us on an expedition to discover the beautiful, remote Catlins region, and savour the tastes, sights, sounds and entertainment of the Bluff Oyster Festival....
Twin share $2,990 per person | Solo traveller $3,390 per person
We follow rail, river and walking tracks, once the lifeblood of the Central North Island. Ride rail carts and cruise the Whanganui River by jet boat up to the landing to the Bridge to Nowhere. Then the delights of Hawkes Bay await, reached via the historic “Gentle Annie” route.
The Indigenous history, beautiful natural landscapes, and lively cowboy culture of western Canada come together on this 19-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta. Spot wildlife on a ferry ride through glacial fjords and immerse yourself in First Nations culture on a day tour of Smithers.
Price per person: $3,790 Twin Share | Single Supplement add $600
From the Hurunui to Mt Somers and Banks Peninsula country hospitality flows. Numerous highlights include lunch at Flaxmere Farm, the home of Art in a Garden, the Waipara Christmas Country Fete, Akaunui Farmhouse, Giant’s House in Akaroa and Ohinetahi at Governor’s Bay.
Price $13,975 per person based on twin share. Single supplement +$1,950
Experience the magic of the 5-Stans on this 27 day tour! Book now as seats are strictly limited. From traditional villages, ancient towns and modern bazaars, experience a journey along the renowned Silk Road. Explore Ashgabat and Khiva.
From $3,645.00 per person twin share | Single supplement from $1,150.00 | Dates upon application
You are invited to join our popular Chatham Islands tour, exploring the unique flora, fauna and landscapes that make these islands so very special.The Chatham’s are a group of islands that have a unique and rich biological heritage. They are home to some 20 percent of New Zealand’s threatened bird species and 14 percent of our threatened plants. Recent years have seen significant conservation work undertaken to restore native ecosystems resulting in some amazing success stories.
New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this fall foliage tour you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion, The Breakers, gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.
From $1,590 per person based on twin share | Single Supplement add $400
The Peninsula is packed tight with great attractions and wonderful views – from the beauty of Rapaura Watergardens and Barry Brickell’s legacy, quirky Driving Creek railway to historic Coromandel township, the sandy eastern beaches and Miranda Shorebird Centre.
From $6,475 based on twin share. Single supplement from $3,395
Croatia offers one of the most exciting emerging and ecologically best preserved destinations in Europe. It is a land where the hues of the sunny and warm Mediterranean blend with the tranquillity and freshness of mountains, lakes and gentle plains, national parks and panoramas of majestic coastal beauty. Visit the beautiful lakes, ancient cities, picturesque coastal scenery plus experience the tranquillity of cruising and meeting the friendly people of Croatia.
You’ll never forget the beauty of remote Doubtful Sound reached by a launch ride across Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass. It’s a unique 24 hour excursion, staying overnight in an en suite cabin and exploring the Sound’s many arms....
Meet the locals, discover the wildlife and hear about Rangitoto Ki Te Tonga’s (D’Urville Is) rich culture and heritage, travelling by land and sea on this exclusive adventure to one of New Zealand's last outposts. D'Urville Island, lies between Nelson near Golden Bay and Picton in the Marlborough Sounds....
Experience the majesty of New Zealand’s Fiordland as we cruise Doubtful and Dusky Sounds on the Milford Wanderer, a modern motorised vessel purpose built for southern New Zealand, combining old world charm with modern facilities and the latest safety equipment.
From $6,975 per person twin share. Single Supplement from +$2,395
This eastern USA & Canada Escape tour is a jam-packed, thrilling tour of the United States and Canada. Join us for 15 days of pure adventure as we cover eight states including New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Massachusetts, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
Price on application. Date: 21/8/18 and 22/8/19. Please email to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
On this amazing tour you will visit the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart, Goodwood Revival Festival, National Automobile Museum, Heritage Motor Centre Graydon UK, the Chantilly Arts & Elegance event in France and more!
Discover Australia’s legendary highlights on a small group 12-day loop of the country. Explore world-class cities and the outback’s sacred Red Centre, the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy meaningful cultural experiences and a guided foodie walk through Melbourne.
From $2,995 per person share twin. Single Supplement $1,095
Join us on this 15 day tour of Jordan and Egypt, including the Rose City of Petra, Amman, Wadi Rum, a Red Sea resort, the Pyramids of Giza, the Temple of Kom Ombo, Edfu, the Valley of the Kings at Luxor and the Temple of Philae, plus a Nile Cruise
On this Aussie outback rail experience visit Longreach, spectacular Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill National Park), experience the amazing Gulf-lander and Savannah-lander scenic rail journeys and discover scenic Cobbold Gorge.
From $7,595 per person | Single Supplement is $4,995
Amazing tour from the Asian Caspian Sea up the mighty Volga River through Russia visiting exotic Astrakhan, Volgograd, Saratov, Samara, Kazan, Cheboksary, Nizhny, Novgorod, Kostroma, Uglich and Moscow, then optional continue on to the beautiful city of St Petersburg.
$4,399 per person based on twin share. Single supplements are applicable if you wish to have your own room. Contact us for details
The Galápagos islands are a hotbed of exotic wildlife and picturesque landscapes, and there’s no better way to view it all than from a comfortable ship like the Monserrat. On this trip, you’ll have the chance to relax on the beach, mingle with sea lions and turtles, and even hike a volcano.
Imagine exploring Europe’s greatest and most nostalgic Christmas Markets stirring in anticipation of the festivities ahead. Enjoy visits to Neuschwanstein Castle and the extravagant Linderhof Palace, take in the views from the summit of the massive Zugspitze and savour the warm, local hospitality.
$1,295 per person share twin | Single Supplement + $385
Join us on a 4 day Great Barrier Island tour. Explore Great Barrier Island with visits to the famous ‘Milk, Honey & Grain Museum’ and the Community Arts Village. Enjoy a coastal cruise aboard ‘Sundancer’ where we check out Kauri Sawmill.....
Cost $3,740 per person twin share. Single Supplement + $995. Tours commence Rome on select Sundays April to September.
Once home to Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Swabians, and the Spanish, Puglia is a peninsula within the larger Italian peninsula, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides. Its prime position has made it a colourful melting pot of traditions, as well as a favorite destination for those who love heavenly golden beaches and bright turquoise water.
$3,790 per person twin share | single Supplement add $600
Come and explore the back roads from Canterbury to Central Otago visiting historic sheep stations and meeting the gardeners. From Aoraki/Mt Cook we head down the Waitaki Valley to Danseys Pass following the old route taken by stockmen and miners over to the Maniototo and the goldfields.
From $2,895 per person based on twin share. Tour dates: On request
A 4 day, scenic tour of the beautiful Queenstown and Southern Lakes region of New Zealand. Explore Queenstown, Southern Alps & Lakes, Te Anau, Milford Sound and much more on this Hobbits, Mountains and Lakes Tour.
From $3,639 per person twin share. Contact us for availability.
Your affordable travel adventure to Iceland is an amazing 8-day journey that begins and ends in the capital city of Reykjavik. You’ll discover that Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries in Europe as you experience its unique, almost lunar landscapes, as well as the simple but interesting culture of its people.
From AU$1,929 per person based on twin share | Departs on Wednesday's, contact us for available dates
Journey from the Tasman Sea to the Indian Ocean (Pacific Ocean) on board the Indian Pacific. A fabled journey. Following in the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors, and legendary adventurers as we make an epic transcontinental crossing.
From exploring Milan’s famous Duomo to enjoying food and wine in Bolgheri. This tour includes time to explore Rome, Grosseto, Bolgheri, Marina di Cecina, Genoa and Milan. Plus an excursion to the picturesque Cinque Terre.
Our new 14-day itinerary tour commences at Munich and concludes in Milan. Two really amazing weeks with spectacular sightseeing, quaint villages, famous towns and cities and the chance to see the spectacular Passion Play event of 2022.
5 Day / 4 Night Tour with stays in Kaikoura and Blenheim, including Gold Pass entry for 3 days at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow in Omaka. Includes return airfares ex Auckland, Services of a knowledgeable guide and much more.
Our tour combines both the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day along with AAMI Victoria Derby Day. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is world famous and an unmissable social occasion. It’s a celebration of world class thoroughbred racing, flair and fashions in an exhilarating atmosphere. The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne is alive with energy, events and entertainment in the lead up to the big event.
From $11,295 per person. Single Supplement +$3,495
From Moscow our 22 day escorted tour takes you on an unforgettable journey through Russia, the Baltics and Eastern Europe, exploring medieval castles, a Soviet bunker to grand palaces, heritage listed Tallinn and Riga, and the history and opulence of St Petersburg and Prague.
From $8,780 per person | Multiple departures - contact us for details
Retrace old caravan routes, discover ancient pagan temples lost in time, see monasteries carved into solid rock, and marvel at a collection of mysterious stones 3,000 years older than Stonehenge. You’ll find them all in the stunning high Caucasus Mountains.
From $3,389 per person based on twin share. Multiple departures, contact us for details.
Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s natural beauty with its glistening mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your budget travel tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbour towns – rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars.
$2,669 per person twin share. Single supp: on request. Dates: November to April on request.
This tour brings together all the different highlights of the area. You are hosted and guided by passionate locals, all with unique insights into this historic corner of New Zealand. The rail cart experience alone is an amazing and relaxing experience.
Starting your tour in Victoria Falls, this popular accommodated expedition includes breath-taking views over the Victoria Falls and highlights such as the Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
From $3,790 per person | Single Supplement add $600
Wander the beautiful gardens of Queenstown and the station gardens of the Maniototo Plain’s big sky country. Ranfurly’s Art Deco buildings, Fleur’s famous seafood café at Moeraki, Oamaru’s Victorian Fete and meeting the locals are special highlights.
Price per person: $4,390. Single Supplement charge of $600 for single travellers.
Our Southern skies and wheels tour begins at Mandeville Airfield and ends at Highlands Motorsport Museum. In Invercargill on Burt Munro’s trail, we visit Classic Motorcycle Mecca and Transport World. At Te Anau jet boat the Waiau River and in Wanaka see this iconic air show with a three day Gold Pass.
From $5,994 per person. Ask us for Single Supplement rates
Your floating hotel provides an ideal base to explore both Moscow and St Petersburg and the small settlements along the major rivers, lakes and canals between these two amazing cities. On your cruise/tour you will experience the beauty of the countryside, amazing structures and meet the friendly Russian people both on board and in their villages. Your accommodation in Moscow and St Petersburg is also on board, providing a great base for daily touring. We have included visits to popular places of interest in both of these classical cities and there is also other optional touring opportunities which can be booked on board, including the famous Bolshoi Ballet.
Email us for pricing, this tour is available for commencement every Saturday through until October.
Our ‘Tuscany’ tour spans 7 days and takes you to some of Tuscany’s most renowned locations allowing you to experience some of the many treasures this wonderful region has to offer from the wonderful tour locations, sumptuous regional food and wine whilst connecting you with the locals.
$8,795 per person based on twin share. Single Supplement + $3,450
Enjoy this fascinating journey around Sicily learning the secrets of this complicated layered society. Travelling in our own van in a small group, we will take our time to get a feel for the history and geography which have forged these people who are Sicilian first Italian second.
This extraordinary journey will highlight the unbelievable diversity that South Africa has to offer. Explore all the riches of this magnificent country including the beautiful "Mother City", the lush Garden Route, the extraordinary scenic Mpumalanga Escarpment and the famous Kruger National Park.
Explore South Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 15 days
From only $2,890 per person share twin in outside cabin
Tour and cruise from Singapore return, includes twin share centrally located hotel rooms and ocean view twin cabins, transfers, all meals on board plus special Welcome dinner, land based excursions and other included group activities. Our ship MV Vasco De Gama carries only 650 passengers - the best of small ship cruising.
$5,690 per person based on twin share | Single Supplement add $600
Stay in the heart of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, cruise on Milford Sound and take a spectacular flight back over the Alps to Queenstown. From Wanaka, the Haast Pass leads to lush rainforests, Franz Josef Glacier, Okarito Lagoon and Punakaiki’s wild coastline.
Explore the beautiful South Island on this tour from Christchurch into the Southern Alps, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Haast Pass, a glacier and the famous West Coast, before returning through the Arthurs Pass by train back to Christchurch.
$4,390 per person based on twin share. Single Supplement $600
Invercargill has fascinating transport museums and Stewart Island and Ulva Island bird sanctuary are a nature lover's playground. See the natural wonders of the Catlins Coast and discover the Scottish heritage of Dunedin and its mainland albatross colony. Plus more
From $7,687 per person based on twin share. Contact us for available dates
This South Africa tour—from the fascinating cities to the enthralling game drives and breath-taking scenery—is sure to offer you an experience of a lifetime. Start in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ride a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting)
Experience the stunning region of Scandinavia with visits to Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus, Kristiansand, Flekkefjord, Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo, Orebro, Stockholm, Turku, Naantali & Helsinki before heading to Tallinn in Estonia and then onto Russia. Explore St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Valday, Tver, Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Vladimir and conclude in Moscow.
Price and dates on application. Email: email@example.com
Travelling through the snow-capped Alps, while enjoying spectacular views of beautiful mountain lakes and rolling lush green hills, this tour offers those with the love of travelling by rail the chance to experience spectacular scenery and the charm of Swiss hospitality , staying in the traditional Alpine village of Wengen.
$3,982 based on twin share. Single Supplement is $897
The Chinese province of Sichuan is a paradise for visitors many beautiful nature reserves and historic sites are scattered in the mountain and cities around our base in historic Chengdu - the home of the Giant Panda. In addition to our Tai Chi Shibashi 18 forms sessions with our Tai Chi master we visit famous Mt. Emeishan, Leshan and the Giant Buddha.
Your North Island tour commences in Wellington and finishing Auckland The Taste of the North Island Tour explores the highlights including the capital city of Wellington, Rotorua, Bay of Islands and Auckland City.
The Taste of the South Island tour offers the ideal itinerary to see some of the best that the the south has to offer. Starting and finishing in Christchurch experience the scenery of the Mackenzie country, Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford Sound....
From $5,189 per person. Other dates may be available, contact us for details
Italy and France—two of the most beautiful countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Italy & France tour. You'll spend two nights each in Rome, Venice Island, the French Riviera, and Paris, as well as a night in Florence and Genoa.
From just $3,169 per person. Contact us for available departure dates
From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and unique cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! On this Spain tour, you'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona. Guided sightseeing or a guided walking tour in each city presents you with Spain's must-see attractions.
Spain and Portugal - these are two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures, and on this affordable Best of Spain & Portugal tour, you'll see their fascinating highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll stay in Lisbon and Oporto.
The Ghan is one of the world’s great rail journeys 2,979kms from Adelaide through Alice Springs to Darwin - coast to coast, right through the fiery Red Centre of Australia, experience Australia at its dramatic best.
From $4,790 per person | Multiple departures from February through until December 2020. Contact us for more details
If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. One of the best tours in Turkey, Enjoy fantastic service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon offers one of the Seven Churches of St John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus, the white calcium hot pools of Pamukkale, beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast in Antalya, Konya Mevlana before seeing the underground cities of Cappadoccia and back to Istanbul by domestic flight.
Umbria is Italy’s spellbinding heart of natural beauty and is acclaimed for its culinary authenticity and genuineness, even by Italians themselves. Your base for this classic Italy cooking vacation and fabulous artistic adventure is a centre of culture for its many attractions, from its festivals to its ancient sites and cuisine.
Sightseeing in Chicago, visit the Route 66 Hall of Fame in Pontiac, see the Gateway Arch National Park in St Louis, explore Cadillac Ranch, stand in awe at the Grand Canyon, walk the famous Las Vegas ‘strip’, guided sightseeing in Los Angeles, visit the ending point of Route 66 in San Diego, and much more!
Twin Share $3,190 per person | Single Traveller $3,790 per person
Our Wairarapa Wandering tour has a stay-put holiday feeling with three nights out in the Martinborough countryside at Brackenridge Country Retreat. On the way south we stay in Napier. From Martinborough we explore the Wairarapa coastline out to Cape Palliser lighthouse and Ngawi fishing village.
From $2,599 (2 departures a week, until June 2018). Single Supplement $795
Experience the sights of this fantastic region on our Western Triangle Tour. 8 days touring with us will introduce you to some of the iconic sights and cities in California (& Nevada). We visit Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Monterey / Carmel, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara & of course Los Angeles.
The annual Wildebeest Migration at the Maasai Mara is a natural cycle that replenishes and renews the grasslands of East Africa. Each year, around 1.3 million Wildebeest gather in the Serengeti to calve. They slowly mass into a huge single herd, until the dry season withers their supply of fresh grass. The scent of rain to the North begins to draw the herd throughout July, and soon the planet’s greatest animal migration is underway. This is one of the remarkable wildlife attractions that make’s Kenya one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. Kenya’s most popular attraction, the Mara was awarded its title for its sheer volume and variety of game.