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 Escorted Group, Special Interest & 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


Click on the photo above for details of our Passchendaele & Somme Battlefield Tours

 Tour Name
 Hosted by
1. Turkey, Jordan & Holyland Pilgrimage
 Rev. Mike Hawke
1. Music USA-South
 Rene Wilson
  2. Commemorative WWI tour & Cruise
 Roy Ferguson
  3. I Run 4 Peace Gallipoli Marathon
 ex Istanbul, Turkey
1. Captivating India & Pushkar Camel Fair
 Marie Coles  SOLD OUT
1. Passchendaele 100th Anniversary
ex Brussels. Host TBA


Guaranteed Small Group Pilgrimage Tour

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

Option 1: full tour
Option 2:  Israel & Jordan only






Tour Itinerary

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

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.



tour itinerary

I Run 4 Peace
Marathon & Tour 28 Sep - 04 Oct
Starting & Ending in Istanbul, Turkey

Counting down to the most exciting peace event in Turkey on the Gallipoli Peninsula 02 October 2016.
Tour cost includes Istanbul and the Marathon Event

from $1295 per person share twin

Options for
full or half marathon
10km or 6km fun runs


Commemorative WWI tours to

Passchendaele 100th Anniversary
1-15 October 2017 (15 days)

register your interest NOW for 2017 tours


September 2016

Some/Flanders Commemorative Tour & CroisiEurope WWI River Cruise

see full itinerary here

Western Front Map
click on image above for full map


Captivating India
Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Pushkar Camel Fair - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi Delhi
01 - 17 November 2016

Escorted by Marie Coles ex Auckland
Guided in India by award winning photographer Harsh Agarwal

Stay in a range of well sited accommodation varying from modern 4 star to Palaces and luxury camping.
An absolute highlight will be attending the amazing annual Pushkar Camel Fair.
Tour Host: Marie Coles
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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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