World Journeys Hosted Travel

Group travel offers a chance to share the trip of a lifetime. Travel is about much more than just ticking off the sights on the well-trodden tourist trail. It’s about experiencing new cultures, savoring local cuisine, hearing new melodies and meeting fascinating people. An incredible world is out there to be explored, and World Journeys has put together a range of hosted tours with that in mind.

Travelling to some of the world’s most exciting, challenging and exotic countries is all the more achievable in a small group of like-minded people . People love the conviviality of group travel; there’s company if desired, but also time to explore alone. Every person brings something to the mix.

With a maximum group size of 18, all tours are guaranteed to depart, so travellers can book with confidence. If you have travelled on one of our journeys before, we would like to welcome you back with an additional saving of $400 per couple (or $200 per person). Your world awaits…

World Journeys Hosts

Our passionate, experienced hosts add to the “personality” of our small group journeys. We select them because they are real ‘people people’, often with a particular passion for the history, cuisine, arts and culture of the destination. Th e host will make sure everything runs smoothly, working with local guides who delight in sharing their in-depth knowledge with visitors. Your host will also take care of tipping on the group’s behalf to ensure a hassle free journey.

Your Fellow Travellers

One of the best things about travel is meeting and sharing incredible experiences with other like-minded people. To ensure a more personal experience we limit group numbers to no more than 24 people (reducing to 18 on 2017 Journeys). We’ve seen lasting friendships develop on tour, with new friends choosing to travel together again in subsequent years. We hold a number of events during the year and, as a World Journeys client, you will receive invitations to these evenings, which are a great opportunity to meet other travellers.

Travelling Solo?

We welcome solo travellers on our journeys, as indeed one of the highlights is the company of your fellow travellers. You are able to book your own private room or cabin however if you would like to share with another traveller of the same gender and pay the share twin price, we do off er a Travelling Solo program. This is available on some journeys and on select categories of accommodation – just look for the symbol. You must book and pay your deposit at least six months before the tour departure to qualify.

World Journeys Special Experiences

For every itinerary, we have included some special experiences that we’ve personally designed to immerse you in the local culture whether it be dining with a local family, an exclusive sightseeing tour or a cooking class. They are all designed to create lasting memories.

Free time to explore

Our itineraries are full of ‘bucket list’ sights and activities but we have ensured there is still some time at leisure for you to explore on your own, simply relax in your hotel or dine in restaurants of your choice.

How we get around

Our journeys will often take you to exotic locations, or somewhat off the beaten track. We have carefully selected vehicles suited to each environment, allowing the highest standard of comfort, whether on luxury ocean liners or charming river cruisers, in air-conditioned coaches, or even the occasional helicopter or seaplane.

Plenty of inclusions

We include all accommodation with private facilities (except on some rail journeys and in very remote areas where only shared facilities are available). We include most meals, which are often at our favourite restaurants. Sightseeing with local English speaking guides is included while touring, as are entrance fees. However, cruise shore excursions and occasional optional activities are not included, as we feel it is a personal decision as to what, and how much, you wish to do.

First class accommodation with local flavour

Where possible, we use smaller boutique hotels with a minimum of 4 stars in the best locations. Our cruises usually offer three choices of cabin – Inside (no window), Outside (window or porthole), and Balcony (doors opening on to a private balcony).

Your documents

To make sure you always know what you’re doing and where you’re going on your journey, you will be sent beautifully prepared travel documents. These documents detail your day-by-day itinerary and include everything you need to have a hassle free journey. You will receive these in a travel wallet along with a World Journeys luggage tag. World Journeys travel documents are a wonderful memento of your journey.

Ask us about flights from your home town

International flights are not included in these journeys but we are able to offer competitive flight quotes, just ask your friendly travel designer or travel professional.

Journeys are shown in date order.

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Best Of Southern Africa

Best Of Southern Africa

Price from$18,675 SELECT

Africa 19 Days 2 May 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Kings and Presidents when you travel on the famous Blue Train from the Jacaranda city of Pretoria travelling overnight...

Castro's Cuba

Castro's Cuba

Price from$7,650 SELECT

15 Days 7 May 2017 ,  25 June 2017 ,  10 September 2017

Trapped in a time warp as a result of the Cuban revolution in 1959 and subsequent economic embargo, there is nowhere else like Cuba.

Voyage Of The Vikings

Voyage Of The Vikings

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Europe 22 Days 14 July 2017

Set sail on a voyage of discovery from the exhilarating city of Rotterdam. Discover astonishing natural beauty, history and culture as you cruise to...

Grand Tour of South America

Grand Tour of South America

Price from$21,995 SELECT

32 Days 28 August 2017 ,  11 September 2017

Amazonian rainforest, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white sandy beaches and wonderful wildlife: the wonders of South America make for incredible experiences. Take this journey...



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14 Days 3 September 2017

With exotic wildlife and dramatic, contrasting landscapes, Madagascar is truly a destination for avid travellers. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome from the...

Best of the Med'

Best of the Med'

Price from$10,580 SELECT

Europe 21 Days 4 September 2017

Enjoy your choice of free shore excursions, a shipboard credit or beverage package!

Buried Roman cities, teetering coastal villages, Venetian palaces, awe-inspiring art and sun-kissed beaches - the Mediterranean will delight and enchant you, leaving you wanting...

Temples, Tigers & the Ganges
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16 Days 27 September 2017

India boasts a profusion of colours, chaos, sights, sounds and smells that will assault your senses on every level. Begin in Delhi the capital...