We specialise in unique travel opportunities for women 45+ travelling on their own.

Our initial post Covid-19 tours are in Australia and our newest Australian tour - a combined South Australian/Northern Territory extravaganza is here- you won't want to miss it!

We are continuing to talk with government and our international partner operators and have tentative dates for next year internationally as well.

Enquire now for more detailed information or to discuss any questions about the tours.


Explore Tasmania - You Will Be So Glad You Did!

Four corners of Tasmania: February - March 2022

18 nights touring Tasmania

Come and explore one of Australia's most beautiful States.

Discover Australia’s beautiful southern island state from coast to coast - This richly flavoured itinerary showcases Tassie’s best destinations, including Freycinet in the east, the wild West Coast, the beautiful and fertile Huon Valley, and all the artistic urban delights of Hobart and Launceston cities. Travel off the beaten track and experience the real heart and soul of Tasmania and its people. We fly into Hobart and travel around the island to ensure we get to see the best of this wonderful state in a twenty one day explore and delights trip!

This is an opportunity to utilise the experience of a former 'local' to see the best of Tasmania as well as the parts of the state that often get overlooked.

NSW South Coast: March 2022

16 Days Tour - Book before 30 November 2021 for $125 Early Bird Discount

Discover the beautiful South Coast and Southern Highlands of NSW, including Best Tourism Destination 2021 (Population under 5,000)

Starting our NSW South Coast and Southern Highlands adventure in Sydney, we head south through the Royal National Park where we stop for lunch. From there Stanwell Tops offers a stunning vista of the area we are about to head to.Driving down to Seacliff Bridge we take time to stretch our legs while enjoying glorious views of the south eastern coast of Australia. After visiting Wollongong, the third largest city in NSW and one of our significant industrial heartlands, we visit the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere, enjoy some kayaking and local waterfalls at one of our first overnight stays before heading further south and enjoying Jervis Bay for the next couple of nights.

Further south we make Bateman's Bay our base for 3 nights giving us time to head inland as well as explore the coast visit the wonderful Mogo Zoo and learn about their research efforts as well as their efforts to save all the animal from the recent bushfires. We take the to go whale watching and explore marine parks in the area as well as National Parks. from enjoying whales in their natural habitat we experience the history of the whaling industry on this part of the coast and I must say, my preference is to enjoy them in the wild!

On our return up the coast we head into the bush with a local Aboriginal guide to discover the best local bush tucker and how it sustained Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Historic homes and local industry development as well as experiencing the great food that is available from local restaurants who support other local industry wherever possible. There's time for some wine tasting as well.

We head north cutting inland to taste a little (more) local wine and have a cruise before stopping for our next two night stay. Travelling up the escarpment we take time to visit some of the beautiful galleries and gardens. We spend our last two nights in the southern highlands before heading back to Sydney.

We'd love to take you on this journey with us

Western Australian Delights: April 2022

16 days including NW Western Australia

Australia is a big country and nowhere is that more obvious than in Western Australia. This tour samples the delights of capital city, Perth, its delightful colonial neighbour, Fremantle and the open natural beauty of Rottnest Island - and that's just in the first few days! Then its off to the south and the beautiful Margaret River with its wine and an unspoiled coastline. We head to the Jarrah and Karri forests and then its back to Perth to catch a flight to Broome and the rugged Kimberley wilderness!  We see pearls and camels and even if you're lucky the Stairway to Heaven - who would miss this. We sit with Aboriginal people who can tell us of the ancestors in this timeless land and of how they have survived.

See the colours of the red desert, striking against the blue of the ocean at Cable Beach - with massive tidal changes that will fill you with wonder. Cruise the gorges and watch the native animals that have adapted to the wet and dry seasons that occur in this remote part of Australia.

Explore South Australia and Northern Territory together:  August/September 2022

24 Days including time in the desert, the wineries, Kakadu- the list is long.

From Islands to desert, wineries to the underground - this tour has the lot! The best of everything and a great amount of time to see it in. Travelling in Australia just got better, so do yourself a favour and sign up for an experience you will never have anywhere else in the world.

Flying from Sydney we start the tour in Adelaide, capital city of South Australia situated on the Torrens River. We head to the outback which on this tour starts in Port Augusta then on to Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre, Wilpena Pound and more then back through the wineries to ferry across to Kangaroo Island. Here we get a chance to experience this community's recovery from the bushfires of early 2020 as well as the unspoiled natural beauty. Then it's off to Darwin to see how the Territorians do cities- it's different. Heading to Kakadu National Park we get to experience not only the Park's attractions but also the cultural history of the Aboriginals who have called it home for thousands of years. Travelling south by coach we visit Katherine and its world renowned gorge and after an overnight stay fly to Alice Springs. We have time to explore the stunning scenery around Alice as well as the town before heading to Kings Canyon for an overnight stay after walking the Canyon itself. Comparable to the majesty of the Grand Canyon, there are easy and more difficult walks that will allow you to enjoy the scale of the Canyon. Our last two nights are spent at Uluru- heart of Australia for experiences you will never forget. Come join us we'd love to share it with you.

Fabulous France: May 2023

22 Day Tour of Paris and regional France

Get in quickly for this one or combine with our Italy tour and make the most of two of our favourite countries!

Not only the delights of Paris - and they are many and legendary- but also the best of regional France. Getting off the beaten track allows 'Wanderers" to experience France differently. We see it as our taster...you will want to come back for more of this delightful country. See the best of Paris, then it's on to Bordeaux.  From here, we visit Biarritz, famous for its surfing but also containing some buildings to make you gasp with delight and Cap Ferat with its mountainous sand dunes, as well as venturing out to taste some of the best wine and other local delicacies. Travel to Carcassone, a mediaeval city on heritage listed Canal du Midi with a fascinating history and on through to Avignon where we explore not only this beautiful city but also take a trip down to the wild and beautiful Camargue. Visit an artist's colony outside Nice and enjoy exploring the delights of the city and the famous coast, and yes there will be time for a bit of beaching or just enjoying people watching in this beautiful city, all of which provide a wonderful finale to the tour.

Explore Italy: May/June 2023

23 Days tour

Combine with the May 2021 France tour and see the best of both countries

Starting in Milan, we explore the coast, including Portofino and Cinque Terre before heading inland to enjoy the delights of Lago di Garda, the largest of the lakes, and the Alps. Next we head to Venice with its magnificent waterways, islands and winding streets - yes, they are there- and then it's on to Florence with its Renaissance art, culture and history. From there we're off to the wonderful Amalfi coast and, using the town of Amalfi as a base, visit Pompeii, Ravello, the Isle of Capri for 4 relaxing but adventurous nights before heading to Naples, this year for two nights. We travel across to another beautiful but different island, Ischia. The views are incredible, the food is fabulous and the people are wonderful. Of course, all roads lead to Rome! In Rome there's the magnificent monuments and Vatican City but there are also lots of interesting alleys and spots of great natural beauty, which is one of the reasons the city was built here. We spend enough time in each spectacular city for you to discover the unique properties of each city as well as stopping to explore some of the best spots along the way. A must do tour!

United Kingdom: June/July 2023

23 Days in the UK

Visiting England, Wales, Cornwall and Scotland

We travel from England into Cornwall and the pirate's haunts of years gone by on beautiful Cornish coastlines. Then we head to Wales before experiencing the world renowned Lakes District. From there we go to Scotland and taste their magnificent Scotch, the Isle of Skye and stunning ancient and modern buildings in Scottish cities. Then we travel south again to take in the Cotswolds and other historic and stunning English scenery before heading home.

Caribbean and Cuba: July/August 2023

29 Days tour

4 Islands in one trip

Drink in all the colour and excitement of a completely different and utterly addictive way of life in the heart of the Caribbean, with destinations including Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Cuba. We start our Caribbean experience in Cuba. Havana is incomparable and must be experienced to gain a proper understanding of what Cubano people are like and Trinidad de Cuba, a UNESCO listed city, provides an understanding of previous periods in Cuban history with its beautiful Spanish influenced architecture and culture. These form the basis for this taste of the Cuba along with the salsa, beautiful food and people of the island that remain intriguing even today. Next we travel to Jamaica where we raft on beautiful rivers and watch people dive headlong off cliffs into the sea as they have done for centuries. A change of pace in Trinidad, our third island, when we head into the country to stay on a beautiful beach, eat first class meals and see Leatherback turtles hatching their eggs on the beach on a once in 5 year visit. Finally, we head to beautiful Barbados, which has all the attractions of the Caribbean including the famous Kadooment festival, fun and beautiful pink sands that are seen in very few places - but Barbados is one of them.

Each of the islands has it's own distinct character and culture which is what makes it such a unique part of the world - and such a delight to visit!

USA:

27 Days tour- Dates to be confirmed for 2023

Explore the East and West Coasts and Places in Between and Celebrate the 4th of July in the States!

We start in San Francisco and head down the beautiful west coast to LA. From there we travel to Las Vegas, take in some nightlife and explore the Grand Canyon, then it's off to Texas. After exploring a small part of Texas, we move to the country music capital, Nashville and enjoy some of its attractions. Then we move on to the east coast, in particular the Florida Keys, for a bit of relaxation along with the exploration. We also get to celebrate the 4th of July with the locals around about here! Heading up the east coast we stay in Washington, the seat of power and then it's off to the other extreme, the Amish country. We end our stay with 5 nights in NYC, time to sample the delights of one of the most alive cities in the world!. Then it's home with a stack of great memories.

Are you ready to travel again next year? Wandering Women will be travelling only in Australia for 2022 once all the borders are safely opened. To add to our existing local destinations we have developed an exclusive tour of South Australia/Northern Territory - the only one of it's kind.