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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 2020 Travel Companions Club tours.

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Thursday 11 June 2020
Special Mediterranean themed dinner at the 5 star Classic Villa boutique hotel on Worcester Street Christchurch

Christchurch Travel companions, get ready for an special night out with fellow Companions. We have secured exclusive use of the 5 star Classic Villa boutique hotel, in Worcester Street, for the evening of Thursday 11 June.

This is your invitation to a special Mediterranean themed dinner. Combining the best of incredible dishes from Turkey & Greece, prepared by super chef, Alison Merchant who is based back in Canterbury after an international career. The evening will also include a sample of incredible new tonics, produced here in Canterbury, (accompanied by gin of course), in an exclusive tasting, by the Tonic Merchant.

Starting at 5pm with canapes and welcome drink, followed by a sit down dinner, with our wonderful hosts Pete and Jan from the Classic Villa. This is a strictly limited invitation, with a special offer for canapes & dinner including a welcome G&T, and a glass of wine with dinner, for $98.00 per person.

For those of you, who are out of town, or who would like to just relax for an extended evening, Pete & Jan have offered a special overnight B&B rate, of just $159 for a single, or $184 for a twin or double for Thursday night and Friday night if you would like to extend your stay.

Support the very best of Christchurch, numbers are strictly limited, so RSVP and pre payment is required. Colleen and we at the Travel Companions Club look forward to welcoming you and sharing a little more about our next planned adventures. To book email info@TravelCompanions.Club or call 0508100111


Egypt Unveiled with optional post-tour Jordan extension

A fully hosted tour ex Cairo with experienced tour host, Colleen Doyle.

All participants will be met inside immigration at Cairo Airport and assisted with your Egyptian visa, available on arrival, before transferring to a special Pyramids location hotel.

On your first stay in Cairo at this amazing location, you will visit the great Pyramids, Memphis and Sakkara. Then fly to Upper Egypt for a special Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan. After experience overnight in Aswan before returning to Cairo. More highlights in Egypt include a visit to the magnificent Sphinx, High Tea at the Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, and a cooking school in Cairo to learn more about Egyptian cuisine. Continue to Jordan for 2 nights in the amazing red rose city of Petra and many other highlights. Option to depart after your Jordan tour, or continue to Israel/Holyland and experience this fascinating country for 7 nights with many highlights.

This specially hosted Travel Companions Club tour will be offered with three flexible choices:

  1. Full Tour: Ancient Egypt and Jordan
  2. Ancient Egypt only
  3. Discover Jordan only
  4. Add one or both of the above tours to one of our many touring options in Israel

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Hosted Oberammergau Tour & Cruise
Departs Budapest, cruise concludes in Munich

You are invited to register your interest to join our special European cruise/tour including the Oberammergau Passion play, in 2020.

On Monday 24th August, arrive into Budapest by 3pm. You will be transferred to our centrally located hotel. This evening meet your fellow travellers for a welcome cocktail function and canapes. Over the next couple of days, explore Budapest including local markets and museums, with a special feature dinner.

On 26 August embark our CroisiEurope special 6 day cruise from Budapest to Passau. Highlights include stops at Bratislava, Vienna, Melk and Passau. Europe is built along the rivers, so our cruise ship will be a great base to explore the historic old quarters and surrounding countryside. Our all-inclusive option on board, includes all sightseeing, beautifully served cuisine with table service for lunch and dinner, with a choice of local wine, beer or juice with meals. During our cruise, we can relax amidst convivial surroundings, with CroisiEurope’s open bar policy, which offers a wonderful selection of local wines, beer, cocktails, aperitifs, spirits, juice and soft drinks.

On Monday 31st August we will depart the ship and transfer to the Oberammergau region where we are reserved for two nights. On Tuesday 1st September, you will be seated in the best orchestra seating area, to view the live spectacle of this historic Oberammergau Passion Play. Wednesday 2nd, we will transfer to Munich for an overnight and a special dinner to farewell our fellow travellers.

Highlights from an incredible Russian adventure - The Travel Companions Club Trans Mongolian Rail Journey 2019

Hosted Tour
May/June 2019: Trans Mongolian Rail Journey

13 fantastic adventurers joined tour host Colleen Doyle on an incredible Russian adventure on the Trans-Siberian train this year. Travelling across Russia, Mongolia and Siberia, the Travel Companions Club made lifelong memories and friends along the way. Take a look at the fabulous photos from their tour by scrolling through right.

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