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 Escorted Group & Battlefield Tours

Innovative Travel offers a selection of small group escorted tours. These tours are designed with you the client in mind.  Based on our wide experience of these destinations, we have put together tours that not only offer excellent value for money but ensure you get the absolute most out of the countries you are visiting. The tour leaders are carefully chosen for their experience, local knowledge, and most importantly their people skills.


2016/2017 Tour Options


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for details of our Passchendaele & Somme Battlefield Tours

JUN 2016: Pilgrimage tour to Jordan & Holyland hosted by Father Chris Skinner
AUG 2016: Turkey, Jordan & Holyland Pilgrimage hosted by Rev. Mike Hawke & Colleen Doyle
SEP 2016Music USA - South hosted by Rene Wilson
SEP 2016: Mesmerising Morocco Ex Casablanca - hosted by Colleen Doyle
SEP 2016: Somme/Flanders commemorative tour & WWI CroisiEurope cruise combo with Roy Ferguson
SEP 2016: Western Front in depth tour with Peter Kennedy
SEP 2016: Argentina's Alluring Highlights - hosted by Mike Yardley


 Pilgrimage Tour to Jordan & Holyland
June 2016
hosted by Father Chris Skinner SM

Join Marist Priest Father Chris Skinner on this special 16 day tour, a time of spiritual pilgrimage and discovery 'In the Land where Jesus walked'.  A still point and focus of each day will be the celebration of the Eucharist.

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 cost NZD8,998 per person share twin or double
single supplement NZD1,895


Turkey, Jordan & Holyland Pilgrimage Tour

August 2016

We invite you to join Reverend Mike Hawke and Colleen Doyle on this 22 day tour to explore Jordan and the rose red city of Petra, Turkey the lands where Jesus once lived

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  Music USA - South
2 - 17 September 2016
ex NZ - hosted by Rene Wilson

From Memphis to Nashville, Clarksdale to New Orleans take the journey of a lifetime and explore the rich heritage of music in the Southern U.S.A. Travel through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana and trace the emergence of the Delta blues, rhythm & blues, country music, rock and jazz. Visit historic Beale Street in Memphis and listen to emerging musical talent in Nashville. From Graceland to Muscle Shoals call at some of the most legendary places in the history of popular music. Then travel along Highway 61 and follow the Mississippi River down to New Orleans. Stay near the French Quarter and enjoy the sheer variety of influences, from music to food, in this multicultural city. Conclude the tour with a dinner cruise on the Mississippi.

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Mesmerising Morocco
6 - 19 September 2016
Ex Casablanca - hosted by Colleen Doyle

Join in this small group tour offering an intoxicating blend of history and mystery, breath-taking landscapes, friendly people, unique traditions and exquisite cuisine.
The tour visits Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes, Erfoud, Ait Ben Haddou (a UNESCO World Heritage site made famous in films such as The Mummy), Marrakech and Essaaouira.
Experiences include a camel ride, Henna Painting introduction, 4 x 4 excursion in the Merzouga dunes and a farewell dinner at the famous 'Ricks Cafe'

A great holiday option for people travelling solo, couples or groups of friends.

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 Argentina's Alluring Highlights
September/October 2016

hosted by Mike Yardley

Fall in love with the historic, natural and cultural highlights of Argentina, including it's cosmopolitan and vibrant capital city Buenos Aires.  Travel includes cruising, biking and walking in addition to flights and touring.  Experience an Argentinian cooking class, sample the local wine at a bodega and be wowed at an evening of Tango.  A highlight will be your visit the High Altiplano region and Iguazu Falls on the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

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New Zealand trench Flers September 191

Commemorative WWI tours to

The Somme & Passchendaele

2016 & 2017

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September 2016
Some/Flanders Commemorative Tour & CroisiEurope WWI River Cruise
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 12 - 27 September 2016
Western Front in depth tour
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If you are a resident outside New Zealand and would like to join one of our departures, prices are also available in USD, GBP, AUD and EUR with an option to join the tour at the arrival destination. Please email us to enquire prices and availabilities.



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