Experiences are made memorable by the people we meet along the way

Travel Companions Club was launched following feedback from many of our past and current travellers who appreciate the Innovative style, in-depth local connections and resources and who wish to further explore the world with 'peace of mind'. Travel Companions Club (TCC) welcomes solo travellers, friends and couples.

Please see below for 2019 / 2020 Travel Companions Club tours.


Hosted Tour
May/June 2019: Trans Mongolian Rail Journey

2019 Programme

Join tour host Colleen on our Travel Companions special Trans-Mongolian Rail journey Starting in Vladivostok (on the east coast of Russia) 25 May and ending in St Petersburg (on the west coast of Russia) 16 June. As part of your journey you will visit Ulan Ude, Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ekaterinburg and Moscow.

23 Days ex Vladivostok
$8,895 share 4 berth per person
Upgrade to 2 berth $1,795 additional per person
Single hotel rooms are on request and will incur a surcharge


Hosted Tour
September 2019: Friends of Te Papa Egypt (2nd Departure)

2019 Programme

Travel Companions is pleased to present the opportunity to join this exclusive tour in conjunction with the Friends of Te Papa and Innovative Travel. The tour will be hosted by New Zealand's former Ambassador to Egypt, Rene Wilson.

12 Days ex Cairo
From $8,450 pp/twin share
From $10,295 single room


08 September 2019: Gorillas, Gameparks and Beaches
2019 Programme

Lock in an epic date with Africa in 2019! Why travel with The Safari Company's Kiwi-born Andy Kibby and champion chef Nicko Kamanga? Experience sensational game-viewing from an elevated safari truck and authentic, comfortable hotels & camps. All tours are personally hosted by Andy who has decades of experience guiding safaris in Africa and his on the ground knowledge and local connections always give travellers a unique African safari experience. Share this bucket-list adventure with new Travel Companions Club friends.

32 Days ex Entebbe
From $13,500 pp/twin share
From $15,450 single room


April 2019: Anzac Day Special - Option A
2019 Programme

Reflect on those who gave so much at the sites of Gallipoli, ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery. Tour with Travel Companions Club inclusive of dawn ANZAC Day commemorations.

12 Days ex Istanbul
From $2,775 pp/twin share
From $3,962 single room


Classical Turkey
2019 Programme

A fantastic journey capturing the highlights of Turkey in 10 days. Marvel at the awesome scenery of Cappadocia, the other-worldly landscape of Pamukkele, and the vivid colours of exotic Istanbul. Step from the mythology of Troy, through the antiquity of Ephesus, to the historical sites of Gallipoli on this encompassing Small Group Tour.

Innovative Travel is now offering the option of female guides on the following departures 24 May, 28 June, 26 July, 23 August, 27 September (2019)

10 Days ex Istanbul
From $1,725 pp/twin share
From $2,376 single room


June 2020: Ancient Egyptian Tour

Explore Ancient Egypt on a special hosted tour with the Travel Companions Club in June 2020.

Highlights include:

  • Meet and assist inside immigration and your Egyptian visa on arrival
  • 1st stay in the Pyramids location, with pyramids view rooms
  • Visits the New Grand Egyptian Museum – opening in May 2020
  • Visit the magnificent Pyramids and Sphinx
  • More time in Luxor to visit special tombs and the house of Howard Carter, who discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • 3 night/4 day Nile Cruise
  • High Tea at the Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan
  • City stay upon your return to Cairo
  • Visit to Tent Makers Street, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar and the Textile Museum
  • Take the opportunity to attend a cooking school in Cairo to learn more about Egyptian cuisine

Plus many more highlights.

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