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Satisfy your hunger for travel through immersive, boutique small group experience with Inspiring Journeys. Choose from a range of inspiring journeys to the most magnificent, breathtaking and iconic locations in Australia and New Zealand. With expert Travel Directors and Driver Guides to take care of the details, you can rest easy and focus on the most important part - the journey.
Create lasting memories at every destination you visit. Take part in authentic and enriching experiences that feature locals to the destination, as well as breathtaking landscapes. Tailor your journey to suit your tastes, and dive straight into in as many activities and experiences as you please. Whether you're gliding along the calm waters of the Milford Sound, or viewing ancient Indigenous rock art, you'll be left with inspiring stories to last a lifetime.
Either by fully air-conditioned luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles, travel in style on your small group journey. Relax in reclining seats with footrests, as you take in the magnificent scenery through panoramic windows. Enjoy on-board complimentary drinks and snacks as you travel between destinations. The convenience of an on-board restroom, plus phone chargers and free WiFi (where available) will ensure travel throughout your journey is as comfortable as possible.
All of our trips feature hand-picked accommodation, ensuring you can relax in comfort over the course of your journey. On many tours, you will have the chance to stay somewhere truly inspiring, with genuine connections between nature and the destination. Whether it's an eco-lodge in the heart of a pristine national park or a boutique hotel in a picturesque country town, their hospitality and impeccable service will have you refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
Have peace of mind knowing you can rely on the expertise of our Travel Directors and Driver Guides, who will be there to help ensure your journey through Australia and New Zealand an unforgettable one. With a deep understanding of every destination, a plethora of personal experience and a genuine passion for travel, you'll be sure to get the most out of your journey.
Yes, Inspiring Journeys have one of the newest coach fleets in Australia & New Zealand. Our fully air-conditioned coaches are equipped with modern features like reclining seats and footrests, panoramic windows, and an on-board restroom. All Inspiring Journeys itineraries include scheduled and regular rest breaks. Our coaches are also equipped with phone chargers and free WiFi to keep you in touch with the outside world.
Inspiring Journeys have designated certain departures as Guaranteed Departures, which means they have reached minimum passenger numbers and will definitely run as scheduled. Global Journeys continue to add Guaranteed Departure status to tours online as they achieve minimum numbers. If you book on a non Guaranteed Departure Inspiring Journeys will determine if the tour will operate no later than 6 weeks prior to departure. If the tour is withdrawn we will work to offer you a suitable alternative. If you aren't happy with the options offered any money paid on your booking will be refunded.
You will receive a travel wallet and luggage tag. We'll also give you a map of Australia or New Zealand to follow your journey as a memento of your holiday.
Your Travel documents are delivered to the hotel or address you are staying at prior to your tour depending on the tour type chosen. We also provide you with a tour itinerary and arrival instructions by email, once we have all your flight information and personal details.
With such a diverse range of destinations and touring styles there is no set age or type who travel with Inspiring Jounreys, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on our guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40. As Inspiring Journeys is sold internationally you will also find that there are people from all over the world on their tours, particularly North Americans, British, Europeans and many Asian nations.
Inspiring Journeys operate in small groups of no more than 20, so there is a great opportunity to mingle and make new friends.
Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30" x 18" x 10" (76 x 46 x 25cm) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12" x 11" x 6" (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. If you have any concerns with regards to your luggage allowance please contact your Global Journeys consultant.
While it's not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand, tipping is becoming an increasingly accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, but particularly in restaurants, bars and taxis. Likewise on your Inspiring Journeys tour, if you feel that your Tour Director, Driver or Driver Guide has done an excellent job, then we would recommend tipping up to the equivalent of $5 per day. However, it's not compulsory. It is up to you!
The beauty of travelling with Inspiring Journeys is that you won't be travelling alone. You'll have a group of like-minded travellers and soon to be friends to share in the experience with. They also offer a room matching service on all guided tours so you don't have to pay a single room supplement. Inspiring Journeys room matching service means they will work to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender, but if they can't, they will provide a single room at no extra cost.
Yes, they can accommodate children, however they must be over 12 years of age. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Inspiring Journeys do recommend that people travelling with children consider whether the itinerary is suitable, in particular the activities involved and the duration of the tour to ensure children's comfort.
There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impact travel schedules and potentially disrupt cruises, tours, or packages. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories. Under such circumstances, it is critical that Inspiring Journeys be able to contact you immediately and reliably - including nights, weekends, and holidays - to make sure we've informed you of any possible changes to your travel.
Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and Inspiring Journeys' hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your journey, or if have booked pre or post accommodation through Global Journeys and Inspiring Journeys. Airport transfers will be provided only for guests who have advised us of their flight details a minimum of 45 days prior to your tour departure date.