Well, it looks like overseas tours in 2020 are not likely.
But hey, we have time to save for 2021, right?
I have been so blessed to have visited many countries and cities, hosted by PRs who have shown me some amazing hidden gems like underground ruins or little jazz bars or a cooking class and now I am hosting tours to take my readers behind the scenes to experience destinations like a travel writer 😀
These tours can all be sold as land-only so wherever you are in the world, we can meet you there.
Working with travel agents and tour companies, I am putting together bespoke, small group tours – and I’m always happy to hear your suggestions on where to go next!
In 2017 I took my first group to Vietnam for two weeks starting in Hanoi and ending in Ho Chi Minh with some over nights on a boat in Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An (where we got some great clothes tailored) then out of Ho Chi Minh (also known as Saigon).
In 2018 we went to Italy with 12 people from Rome to Orvieto, Siena, Cinque Terre, Venice and out of Milan, three of my guests to Vietnam coming back to join me again, and in 2019 we toured New Orleans and Memphis and in October to China.
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Here are the plans for 2020 if you’d like to join us…
What they said:
“Thank you Megan for converting me to the world of small group touring, it was like travelling with a group of friends and family. Whether you are a couple, friends or solo traveller, I would highly recommend travelling with ‘Blogger at Large’. Bring on the next tour!” – Kerrie
Highlights of China!
11-25 October 2020 – CANCELLED
Join me on my second tour of China starting in Beijing to walk on the Great Wall, visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. We’ll also visit the Temple of Heaven and enjoy a Peking duck banquet.
Then we’ll take a high speed train to Xi’an to visit the amazing Terracotta Warriors and walk on top of the ancient city walls. Xi’an is also known for markets and dumplings!
We will spend a couple of nights in Chengdu to visit the Panda sanctuary where the giant pandas are bred and raised for the survival of their dangerously low numbers. We’ll also enjoy Sichuan food and go the opera to see the incredible Face Changing performance.
We will end with 4 nights in Shanghai to explore the city, stroll along the Bund and take a tailored shopping tour to have clothes and prescription glasses made.
Christmas Markets River Cruise
11-29 December 2020 – STILL HOPING TO PROCEED
TWO CABINS LEFT!
This magical Christmas tour will depart from Auckland* and start with two nights in Frankfurt, then to Vienna to experience the classical music scene for one night, then we’ll 6-nights on board a brand new Avalon river cruise to Nuremberg where all food and drinks are included as well as daily excursions to gorgeous Christmas markets.
We will disembark and go to Prague for two nights, then Paris for three nights and enjoy a private tours with local guides there, plus a quintessential Christmas Eve dinner and then the next day save room for our Christmas Day lunch in a beautiful hotel.
We’ll fly home via a night in Singapore to warm up and you’ll be back for New Year’s!
Click here for the interary and costs. This tour will sell quickly, so you can reserve your space with a $1000 deposit.
*If you would like to join us from outside of New Zealand, or you’d prefer to make your own way to Frankfurt, we can also sell this tour as a land package. Click on the link above for more details.
If you’d like me to phone or email you about any of these tours, just fill in this form and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible 😀