A Week in Japan at Christmas by Ian Collier

Japan is certainly a ‘hot’ destination for Discover Travel presently, with unprecedented levels of interest in this most fascinating of countries since they dropped all restrictions in April 2023. My last trip there was in April 2019 when I walked the Nakasendo Trail, so I jumped at the chance to… Learn more


Asia is a great option for Kiwi travellers; it’s a ‘mid-haul’ destination – we have direct flights from Christchurch to Singapore and to Guangzhou with great connections beyond and also good connections from Christchurch via Australia to Bali. It’s mostly tremendous value for money, especially in the Indian Subcontinent, Indochina… Learn more

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Jewels of Japan 17 Day Escorted Tour – Departs Christchurch 22 September 2024

17 Days From NZD $19,995 pp twinshare
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17-day Small Group 4-5* Escorted Tour, 22 September – 8 October 2024 Escorted by Discover Travel’s Janine Hay  Tour price from $19,995 per person twin/double share* $23,295 per person in a single room* Japan’s ancient culture and honoured traditions such as the reflective beauty of intricate tea ceremonies and zen… Learn more

Walking Japan’s Nakasendo Trail by Ian Collier

Japan is very popular for Kiwi visitors; with the Rugby World Cup last year and the Olympics upcoming in 2020, the country’s profile has never been higher. So many visitors to Japan use the impressive Japan Rail network to hop at Shinkansen (bullet) speed from one big city to another… Learn more

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Thailand

Over the last decade, our most popular destination outside of Europe has routinely been Vietnam. It’s not hard to see why – it has fascinating cities, beautiful scenery, great beaches, interesting recent and ancient history, great food and it’s still exceptionally well priced by NZ standards. We love to put… Learn more

Bali & Indonesia

Known as the ‘Land of the Gods’, Bali is undeniably beautiful. For a small tropical island, Bali has an amazing ability to provide something for everyone. Each region is so unique which makes it impossible to describe Bali as one destination. Take the time to visit chilled out Canggu with… Learn more

India, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Bhutan

We love India especially in the cooler months of Oct/Nov and Feb-March, and private group trips are becoming popular here, partly perhaps of the success of the lovely (and very funny) recent film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’! We’re tipping Sri Lanka to be the next big Asian destination for… Learn more

Central Asia & The Silk Road

The Silk Road – definitely off the beaten track! For thousands of years this route has linked East and West, a route followed by traders in silk, spices and slaves, plus explorers interested in new ideas as much as new territories. Modern day travellers will begin their journey in Uzbekistan’s… Learn more