About Us

A Legacy of Excellence in Travel

Welcome to Maher Escorted Tours, New Zealand’s premier fully escorted tour operator with over 40 years of expertise. As a leading name in specialized tours, we prioritize delivering top-notch experiences and continuously raising industry standards. Committed to safety and quality, we are proud members of TAANZ, ensuring a secure and trusted travel experience.

As a family-owned business, our success stems from providing personalized service to each client. At Maher Escorted Tours, our unwavering focus is on crafting unforgettable tours known for their quality, value, and camaraderie. Explore our inclusive and competitively priced tour program, tailored for both returning and new customers.

More Than Just a Tour Company - We're Family

At Maher Escorted Tours, we’re more than just a team – we’re a family dedicated to ensuring your journey is truly one of a kind. Meet our office team that works hard behind the scenes to create these unforgettable experiences with you in mind and exceptional tour guides that make it all a dream come

Andy Richards

Owner & Director

We stand as New Zealand’s premier escorted tour operator, we contribute to creating unparalleled travel experiences for our clients, backed by over 40 years of excellence. Our unwavering focus on safety, security, and world-class service is not just a commitment but a way of life. Being a fully bonded member of TAANZ reinforces our dedication to excellence.

Emily Newrick

General Manager

I consider myself lucky to work for a company that holds customer satisfaction above all else, I enjoy hearing travellers talk about the “journey of a lifetime” they had on the tour, and all the wonderful memories that will stay with them forever. Our small group settings allow travellers to forge friendships effortlessly, adding a personal touch to their journeys.

Sarah Newrick

Senior Consultant

I feel privileged to organise a variety of itineraries and apply past travel experiences into my daily work. The reward from the work is hearing all the travel stories & feedback from our clients, knowing I can help plan a journey where intimate group sizes are not just a preference but a commitment to creating meaningful connections.

Alana Clifford

Senior Consultant

I am fortunate to work at Maher Escorted Tours because it means being part of a team that transforms travel into a stress-free and secure adventure. I play a role in handling logistical details for certain tours, allowing our clients to immerse themselves fully in the excitement of that tour and not worry about all the other details.

Pavla Mertlik

Marketing Consultant

Choosing Maher Escorted Tours is choosing a workplace dedicated to personalised and tailor-made experiences. It’s a privilege to be part of a team committed to providing the highest level of service, ensuring the safety and satisfaction of every individual traveller. I am privileged to be part of a family-owned business that places personal service at its core.

Customer Feedback

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Yes. You are more than welcome to make your own flight arrangements, if you wish. We are able to provide you with a “Land Only” tour cost, which excludes the international flights and stopovers.

You just need to let us know at the time of enquiry, and we can provide you with revised pricing.

Most definitely. We will do our utmost to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please let us know your requirements and we will pass on the details to all of the relevant suppliers.  

If a tour member tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to continue on their trip, they will be required to take additional precautionary measures to prevent transmission, including wearing a mask when in close contact with others.

Maher Escorted Tours will always follow latest COVID-19 regulations and protocols and local requirements in the area of visit.

We strongly recommend that travel insurance is purchased when travelling on any of our tours. We are able to offer a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy with Allianz and information and pricing will be advised at the time of booking. If purchasing a policy through your own provider, you need to ensure you read the fine print of your policy carefully, and carry a copy of your policy with you while on tour. At a minimum, you should be covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation.

Our Tour Leaders play a pivotal role in overseeing the seamless execution of your tour, handling travel reservations, and ensuring the overall itinerary runs smoothly. They serve as coordinators for the schedule, keeping you well-informed about the daily plan and offering suggestions for leisure activities. It’s crucial to understand that our Tour Leaders differ from traditional tour guides; their primary focus is on logistical support and fostering a social atmosphere. We enlist dedicated local tour guides at each destination to provide in-depth insights and knowledge.

Many of our customers travel by themselves and we usually have a number of single people on each tour. Some wish to pay the single supplement so that they have their own rooms, but many others would like to share for companionship and to keep the costs down. If you would like to share, then we will do our best to match you up with someone.

Absolutely you can. We have a number of our travellers who travel on independently after a tour concludes and return home later. We are also able to assist with additional transportation, tour or accommodation requirements if you would like us to.

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