We generally try to keep the group size to a maximum of 10 -12 guests. This allows us to enjoy some exclusive small group experiences that are otherwise inaccessible to individual travellers and larger groups. The small group size makes for easy conversation and new friendships.
Most of our touring requires a minimum of 6 travellers to operate.
Are there any age restrictions to participate in an Explorations tour ?
Whilst there is no maximum age limit for our touring, we do include some physical activity (usually a collection of short walks and hikes) with each of our journeys, which some travellers may find challenging. All tour participants should have a reasonable level of mobility and fitness. Please contact us for details relating to your chosen itinerary.
Unfortunately, our touring does not cater for children 18 years and younger. Single travellers must be 21 years or older.
What’s included / what’s not ?
Your Explorations Small Group Escorted journey is inclusive of
- All local transport and fully-escorted touring, experiences and associated entrance fees as outlined in our itineraries.
- Accommodation on a twin-share basis in boutique properties of superior quality, chosen for their personality and sense of place.
- Most journeys are also based on half-board (enjoying breakfast daily and either lunch or dinner each day as indicated in your itinerary). Wherever possible, the dining experiences are designed to provide a unique taste of the destinations visited.
- Your journey also includes a collection of unique behind the scenes insights and experiences that are not easily accessible by the individual traveller or larger groups.
Our journeys do not include: international or domestic flights (unless stated otherwise), travel insurance (which we highly recommend), visas and international traveller taxes or levies (where applicable), personal expenditures, meals and beverages (other than those outlined in our itinerary). As is the custom in Australia and New Zealand, all tips to guides and suppliers are entirely discretionary.
What if I am travelling solo ?
We would love to have you along. Single travellers can be accommodated on a twin share basis (depending on group make up) or in their own room, for a single supplement. Explorations Small Group Escorted journeys are designed to be social and inclusive, ensuring you never feel like you are travelling alone.
Will there be any free time during the itinerary ?
We aim to pack as much in as possible whilst also enjoying a pace that allows for some free-time to continue exploring at your leisure or just enjoy a quiet moment with a good book. Your guide will always be able to provide you with local suggestions to make the most of your free time.