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E-Bike

E-Bike: Southern France 2022

18 Active Days
Departs 3 September, 2022
Cycling in the wonderful French countryside.
Cultural

South Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan 2022

20 Convivial Days
Departs 27 September, 2022
New experiences every day. Explore this fascinating part of the world, rich in history, culture and amazing cuisine.
E-Bike Tour
Hauraki Rail Trail

E-Bike: Hauraki Rail Trail & Waikato River

5 Days/ 4 nights
3 October, 2022
Enjoy riding and seeing the highlights of the Hauraki Rail Trail & Waikato River.
E-Bike Tour

E-Bike: Northland

6 Days/ 5 nights
7 November, 2022
An E-Bike ride rich in history, culture, scenery, quirky towns, fascinating locals, boutique accommodation and enchanting Northland.  
Med Cruising

Cruising the East Mediterranean – 2022

11 days/10 nights
10 November, 2022
Escorted by Mandy Page. From the sun soaked charms of Crete & Mykonos to shore excursions in Nazareth, Acre, Jerusalem & Ephesus, this cruise will float you there in comfort & style.
E-Bike
Alps to Ocean Group

E-Bike: Alps to Ocean & Lake Dunstan Trail

9 days/8 nights
Departs 12 November, 2022
Enjoy breathtaking South Island scenery on the amazing Alps to Ocean cycle journey. Plus the spectacular Lake Dunstan Trail.
NZ Cruising
Marlborough

Discover Marlborough Sounds

7 days/6 nights
17 December, 2022
Discover the tranquil waterways of Marlborough Sounds
2023 Antarctica

In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton 2023

28 days / 27 nights
7 January, 2023
Visit Antarctica's Ross Sea plus the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Macquarie Island
NZ Cruising

Unseen Fiordland, Stewart Island and The Snares

8 days / 7 nights
28 February, 2023
Explore New Zealand's remote southern backyard on this special 8-day voyage.

Tours Direct is 100% New Zealand owned and operated, specialising in escorted tours to some of the world's most exotic and intriguing destinations.

We have been in business for over 21 years and honed our skills crafting unique tours to delight the adventurous traveller. Our small group escorted tours are limited to a maximum of 20 travellers. So come on board for a fun, safe and exotic adventure with like-minded people.

Tour Reviews

  • The itinerary was excellent, allowing us to go places and see things we could not have managed on our own in the time available. At the same time there was some free time to rest or go shopping.

    Russia & the Baltics
  • The itinerary was very comprehensive. The extra things we managed to fit in such as white water rafting and archery were the cherry on the top. There was enough culture fitted in and we were lucky enough to see a dance practice in the Dzong in Punakha.

    Bhutan: East & West
  • We saw and experienced so much and not only the major highlights. All the extras made the tour for me.

    Central Asia
  • Great – really liked that it was a small group, that we travelled almost always in same vehicle with same driver. The game parks etc were all different and contrasting, saw wonderful selection of animals and scenery – all we hoped for and more. Zanzibar was totally different, a great experience, definitely worthwhile

    African Safari
  • A good mix of travel and walking without hopping from one tourist site to the next which allowed us to explore and experience the local character, eg the visits to the ceramic workshops, the delta cruise, the Uros Island/Lake Titicaca experiences, the diversity of La Paz to name a few.

    South America
  • For me personally, excellent. Kept us on our toes, always something different to see round every corner, giving us a great range of experiences. Just enough down time for a quick nap and laundry duty

    Way of St James
  • A very full itinerary which had been meticulously planned. Every day was varied and interesting. Flexibility was appreciated on days when the pace got a bit too much.

    Walking in Japan
  • Wow, such a great tour – I loved being so close to the birds and animals. Highly recommend.

    Galapagos

Fully Vaccinated Requirement

All travellers joining this tour must be fully vaccinated. Your 'My Vaccine Pass' must be brought on the tour as proof of full Covid 19 vaccination.

It is important that the date of your final dose is at least 14 days before the tour departure date.

Fully Vaccinated Requirement

All travellers joining this cruise must be fully vaccinated. Your 'My Vaccine Pass' must be brought on the cruise as proof of full Covid 19 vaccination.

It is important that the date of your final dose is at least 14 days before the cruise departure date.

Booking Conditions
Cancellations
Inclusions
Variations
Travel Insurance
General Information
Health & Fitness
Covid 19 Vaccinations
Terms & Conditions

  • Booking Deposit of $750 per person
  • Final Payment Date: 16 December, 2021

  • Between 44 – 31 days, 50% of tour cost
  • Less than 30 days, 100% of tour cost
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced

  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Accommodation in 4.5 star boutique hotels
  • 2 wine tastings
  • E-Bike and a helmet
  • Full technical and back up support with a vehicle and an experienced driver/guide
  • All shuttles as per itinerary
  • Luggage transfers
  • Services of a Tours Direct Tour Leader
  • Airport transfers

  • Domestic airfares
  • Travel Insurance

To safeguard your deposit and tour payment in the event of you having to cancel your reservation or curtail your tour, we highly recommend you take out travel insurance.

call us on 0800 868 748 if you like a travel insurance quote

The bike trails in the Hawke’s Bay are easy to ride and generally flat and smooth. Introductory Level.

If you have never ridden an E-Bike before we can help you learn, usually in 15 minutes. These trails are great to build confidence and increase your riding skills.

Needless to say the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the rides. Most days, 2 – 3 hours on an E-Bike (with frequent breaks).

All clients and support crew are required to be fully vaccinated.

Extensive Terms and Conditions are outlined in the free Information Pack

Booking Conditions
Cancellations
Inclusions
Variations
Travel Insurance
General Information
Health & Fitness
Covid 19 Vaccinations
Terms & Conditions

  • Booking Deposit of $750 per person
  • Final Payment Date: 31 January, 2022

  • Between 44 – 31 days, 50% of tour cost
  • Less than 30 days, 100% of tour cost
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced

  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Accommodation in 4.5 star boutique hotels
  • 2 wine tastings
  • E-Bike and a helmet
  • Full technical and back up support with a vehicle and an experienced driver/guide
  • All shuttles as per itinerary
  • Luggage transfers
  • Services of a Tours Direct Tour Leader
  • Airport transfers

  • Domestic airfares
  • Travel Insurance

To safeguard your deposit and tour payment in the event of you having to cancel your reservation or curtail your tour, we highly recommend you take out travel insurance.

call us on 0800 868 748 if you like a travel insurance quote

The bike trails in the Hawke’s Bay are easy to ride and generally flat and smooth. Introductory Level.

If you have never ridden an E-Bike before we can help you learn, usually in 15 minutes. These trails are great to build confidence and increase your riding skills.

Needless to say the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the rides. Most days, 2 – 3 hours on an E-Bike (with frequent breaks).

All clients and support crew are required to be fully vaccinated.

Extensive Terms and Conditions are outlined in the free Information Pack

Inclusions
Variations
Booking Conditions
Cancellations
Travel Insurance
General Information
Health & Fitness
Covid 19 Vaccinations
Terms & Conditions

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TAANZ Member

Tours Direct Ltd is a member of the Travel Agent’s Association of New Zealand (TAANZ).

All members must meet strict membership and financial criteria for the protection of you, the consumer.

Small group tour experts

We want to make sure that we provide a personalised service to each one of our tour members and keep a friendly atmosphere during the trip. We keep the group size small – a maximum of 20 tour members.

Our tour leaders are all kiwis and are committed to sharing fun and memorable experiences with all our tour members.

Carefully Crafted Itineraries

Richard works with Mandy on planning a portfolio of magical new travel experiences. They both take to the road researching new and interesting places.

Each of our itineraries is a culmination of vigorous research, tapping into our local knowledge experts in each new destination, seeking out comfortable, good value accommodation and finding those local secret highlights along the way... making each tour a cultural, fulfilling and fun experience.

Good Value

We are a small NZ owned and operated travel company with minimal overhead costs. We offer fully escorted, inclusive tours which are good value for money.

Inclusions

  • All meals, including a pre-show dinner at Dockside Restaurant on the Wellington waterfront
  • Entrance fees
  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
  • Services of your knowledgeable guide
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place”

Variations

  • Domestic airfares
  • Travel Insurance

Inclusions

  • Return airfares from Auckland (please ask us about flights from other airports – there could be a price adjustment).
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees
  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
  • Services of your knowledgeable guide
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place”

Variations

  • Land Only price on application
  • Travel Insurance

Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Entrance fees
  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
  • Services of your knowledgeable guide
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place”

Variations

  • Domestic airfares
  • Travel Insurance