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


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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


China, Tibet & Mongolia

Some travellers only explore the major cities of China – Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong,  as part of a stopover. With thousands of years of history and so many astonishing monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites – there is so much more to see and do in China.  Get away… Learn more

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NEW! World Voyage I

180 Days From NZD $136,000 pp twinshare
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180 Days | 83 Guided Tours | 37 Countries  Circumnavigate the world Traverse the globe on an unforgettable voyage across vast oceans to destinations on six continents. From Ft. Lauderdale, discover faraway lands in the South Pacific and Asia. Witness ancient wonders from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. Explore… Learn more

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Japan’s National Parks, Art & Culture: A Circumnavigation of Honshu, Osaka – Kobe to Kobe, Including South Korea

16 Days From NZD $18,875 pp twinshare
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Heritage Expeditions, pioneers in authentic small ship expedition cruising, invite you to join them on an unforgettable circumnavigation of Japan’s main island Honshu and exploration of its wilderness, arts, culture and rich history. This voyage has been specially designed to explore and experience Japan’s seamless blend of ancient customs with… Learn more

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Sacred Japan & South Korea: A Voyage from Kobe to Tokyo, Including South Korea

10 Days From NZD $11,750 pp twinshare
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‘The land of the Rising Sun’, Japan is a fascinating combination of ancient heritage and traditional culture contrasting with the sprawling metropolises of the world’s most advanced technological civilisation. Made up of 6,852 islands, the perfect way to explore these seldom visited destinations is by sea and the Heritage Adventurer… Learn more

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Cherry Blossom Festival

13 Days From NZD $9,495 pp twinshare
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See Japan in 2024! Springtime is possibly one of the best times to visit Japan, when cherry blossom trees come out in full bloom across the nation. Take in the highlights, visit some of the country’s most beautiful gardens, witness the famous Spring Geisha Dances in Kyoto, enjoy a traditional… Learn more

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Land of the Samurai

12 Days From NZD $7,745 pp twinshare
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On this wonderful 12 day group tour of Japan you’ll not only take in the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, but you’ll also have the opportunity to visit historic Hiroshima, Miyajima Island with its iconic Torii Gate and the towering Himeji Castle. What’s more, you’ll sample Japanese hospitality at a… Learn more