When Marion Bunnik started Bunnik Tours, Australia didn't need another tour company - it needed a better way of touring! In an industry dominated by large multinationals and mass tourism, Bunnik Tours stands alone. Our aim is simple, to provide a better way for Australians to see the world. As a family business we understand that our family's name and reputation is at stake every time we sell a holiday. That's why we're proud to call these tours our own.
Bunnik's maximum group size is just 20, and even less for some tours in Asia & Africa. For us small groups make for a better holiday experience. They are more personal and you spend less time waiting and more time enjoying your holiday. Small groups are better for sustainability too! We get to visit smaller local businesses on our travels and stay in smaller centrally-located properties which are often impractical for large groups.
For Bunnik, it's all about providing you with flexibility to create your dream holiday which is why they provide both small group tours that include international airfares from Australia as well as land only small group tours. Their airfares have built-in flexibility so you're able to extend your stay, fly in or out of other cities or upgrade your flights to business or first class.
For tours where return international airfares have not been included, chat to our friendly Global Journeys Travel Advisors for the best advice. We have access to some fantastic fares.
While smaller groups mean you'll enjoy plenty of space on-board your coach, you can also expect plenty of variety as you explore the world with Bunnik. you'll travel on camels in Egypt, and on traditional boats in the Amazon, Egypt and Turkey.
While in other parts of the world, we Bunnik the most amazing collection of jeeps, old Chevys, cyclos and rickshaws.
Small group touring is about being shown around by locals and really capturing the essence of the destination. It means seeing the famous attractions but also wandering off the tourist trail. So much more than just a coach tour, you'll experience the culture, meet the locals and savour the wonderful food.
That's why we also include a range of experiences designed to capture the essence of the places we visit. Experiences like enjoying lunch with a local family in a small rural village in Sri Lanka, making Pizza in Sorrento, Italy, travelling by traditional style boats or exploring the deserts of India, Jordan and Morocco by camel!
Bunnik group tours have been specifically designed for 'the not too young and not too old'. There are lots of tour companies out there catering for the younger party crowd or the older traveller so we like to think of our tours as being for the forgotten age group in between, that's people aged 45-65. However, we have many people enjoying our tours who are younger than 45 and older than 65. So you'll find we never discriminate on the basis of age. Please note though passengers over 70 will be required to obtain a doctors clearance before travelling.
Children aged 14 and over can travel on our group tours.
Group size is important when travelling. Small groups mean less time waiting and more time enjoying your holiday. For our 2017 season we've limited group sizes to a maximum of 20 across all our small group tours. Some regions like Africa offer even smaller groups of 12.
On our tours we use good quality 3-4 star hotels. However, rather than concentrate solely on star ratings and creature comforts we choose our hotels based on the following criteria: cleanliness, great service, atmosphere and location.
Expect plenty of variety as you explore the world with Bunnik Tours. You'll travel on elephants in India and Thailand and on traditional boats in the Amazon, Egypt and Turkey. While in other parts of the world, we use the most amazing collection of jeeps, old Chevys, cyclos and rickshaws. At last count we offered more than 10 completely different train experiences, including Japan's exhilarating bullet train. Yes, our mini-busses and coaches are clean and air-conditioned, but we think you'll enjoy everything else so much more.
Single travellers are welcome on all Bunniks tours and make up a fair number of passengers. You can choose to have a single room and pay a single supplement or you can ask us to match you up with another traveller of the same gender and pay just the twin-share rate.
In many parts of the world tipping is a customary practice and often makes up a large part of people's wages so it's important to get it right. Our tipping made easy program is a simple system that sees us collect tips at time of booking. We then pay these tips to our local staff and they take care of all the tips. Easy! Please note on tours where 'tipping made easy' operates it is compulsory that all tour members participate.
On tours where tipping made easy doesn't apply we advise you how much you should allow for tips, which should be paid in the local currency. If you are unsure how much or who to tip we suggest you refer to your documentation as a suggested tipping list is included.
Bunnik tours are not escorted from Australia. You will be met on arrival at your destination by local guides and your tour will begin from there.
Bunnik use several different airlines depending on the destination. These include Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Qatar, Emirates and LATAM.
Certainly. Even if the tour you're interested in includes airfares, we will also have a 'Land Only' price which excludes the airfares. Please let your Global Journeys Travel Advisor know the preferred tour and departure date and we will be able to advise the 'Land Only' price. Please note that as with all our tours, land only pricing is also subject to seasonality.
Yes, of course. For tours that already include airfares we will just add a supplement amount to the invoice for the upgrade which will be due in addition to and at the same time as the progress payment.
All airlines have different policies on seating. If you're booking a tour that includes airfares, please ask your Travel Advisor if the flight booking is eligible to pre-select seating. Some airlines charge a fee for this, which can be done on the airline’s website once the flights have been ticketed.
We can book any airline, any dates and any itinerary to fit with other travel arrangements. There may be a difference between the fare booked compared to what is included with the tour (if applicable), so a supplement may apply. Please keep in mind that some airlines have shorter holding times so the progress payment may be brought forward to coincide with the deadline provided by the airline.
Yes, points can be used to book flights, however this needs to be done directly with the airline. We can then make a ‘Land Only’ booking. Please double check the tour dates with your travel advisor as the ‘Land Only’ dates can sometimes be different to the normal tour dates.
Bunnik Tours begin at the destination airport of your tour. Tours are not escorted from Australia, however flights to & from Australia are included in the listed prices. You will be met on arrival at your destination by local guides and your tour will begin from there.