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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.
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Experiences
  

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.
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holidays
  

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.
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holidays
  

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.
Rail
holidays
  

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.
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journeys
  

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Luxury holidays, tailor-made tours and authentic travel experiences to Australia and New Zealand

    Australia and New Zealand luxury holidays, tailor-made, touring itineraries and travel experiences

    Shades of Green, from Expressions Holidays, offers a range of luxury holiday, touring itineraries and travel experiences that allows you to explore the untapped variety and beauty of these southern hemisphere countries.

    Luxury holidays and tailor-made tours for individuals as well as authentic travel experiences are exactly what we at Expressions Holidays specialise in. We have over 25 years’ experience in offering luxury, bespoke and tailor-made holidays for individuals to selected destinations around the world. Australia and New Zealand were added to our portfolio almost fifteen years’ ago and are two destinations where our skill and expertise in constructing complex multi-centre and bespoke touring holidays that reflect the interests and requirements of our clients really do come to the fore.
    What we offer you
    We ensure that you combine the awe-inspiring experiences of the natural scenery, wildlife and activities with organised and secure arrangements, luxurious yet unique accommodation and levels of service and cuisine that satisfy the demands of the most discerning traveller.
    We will guide you through what can be a baffling array of places, geography, scenery, climates, logistics, activities, types of accommodation and make sure that your holiday matches what you really want. When you’re travelling this far, you have to get it right.
    From personal experience we know that choosing the right accommodation can be daunting – someone’s ‘luxury lodge’ is not always another person’s ‘luxury lodge’.
    Our accommodation
    Shades of Green is based on lodges, houses, boutique hotels and hotels (personally selected by our team of experts) for luxury holidays, touring itineraries and tailor-made travel arrangements. Multi centre stays and touring holidays a real speciality of what we provide, with each one being unique.
    Our authentic experiences
    Our tours and holidays include the very best luxury lodges in New Zealand and Australia but also tailor-made activities and experiences too including fishing, sailing and helicopter trips. This is authentic, luxury, tailor-made travel at its very best.
    How we work
    The way our programme works reflects the diversity of the destinations and the scope of experiences on offer. We offer you a menu of distinctive possibilities, both travel and accommodation, and then you select with our guidance. We then put it all together for you. Because no two holidays to the southern hemisphere are likely to be the same, the packages are based on components that allow all arrangements to be completely tailor-made.
    We will include international and domestic flights, land and sea and all local arrangements as well as accommodation, in as many places for as many nights as you want.
    Full financial protection
    Expressions Holidays offers clients full financial protection with our ATOL (3076) for all holidays including a flight and our ABTOT for all non-air holidays.
    How to start
    The starting point is really to talk to one of our sales consultants who will base a suggested itinerary on what you want to see and do, how long you can be away for and the type of accommodation that suits you best. We will then construct the itinerary for you and price it, giving options for alternatives as appropriate.


     New Zealand
    International airports
    Auckland, Christchurch
    Currency
    New Zealand dollar
    Climate
    New Zealand enjoys a maritime climate, which explains partly the lush vegetation and the rich pastures, but also makes it very changeable. It is subject to prevailing winds from west to east although most rain falls in winter (June to August) and the summer months (December to March) are generally drier. The southern and western parts of the country are wetter than the northern and the eastern parts. On top of this longitude and altitude plays a role, with the northern part of the North Island enjoying an almost ‘winter-free’ year and being subtropical.
    Australia
    Capital

    Canberra
    International airports
    Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane
    Currency
    Australian dollar
    The climate
    Australia’s size results in a variable climate. The expansive interior is hot throughout the year but can often be very cold at night. The southern third of the country enjoys warm summers (December – March) and mild winters (June – August), although there are extremes of this, such as in the alpine country of New South Wales and Victoria where winters are a lot colder. The far north of the country has just two seasons because of its position on the monsoon belt – hot and wet, and hot and dry.

    About Expressions Holidays and your holiday to Australia and New Zealand

    Expressions Holidays is an independent specialist tour operator which was established in 1989 and offers tailor-made holidays to New Zealand and Australia, providing personal service with a professional approach. We pride ourselves on interpreting your demands and requirements to provide you with the holiday that you want, ensuring a successful match between client and holiday.

    Personal and professional service
    We know the countries, regions and hotels we feature. Contact with Expressions New Zealand and Australia means contact with the people who know the holidays, who will share their knowledge and experience with you – our travel consultants know the country and culture very well, and operate a concierge service that helps you to explore every aspect of special interest or activity that fits with your holiday.
    All aspects of your holiday are personalised, from the itinerary to your holiday confirmation and documentation which provides you with information that is relevant to you. From the point of initial contact with us, you will deal with the same sales consultant, who will handle all aspects of your booking and ticketing.
    We approach your holiday in a way that offers you the arrangements you want, not to slot you in to pre-existing arrangements. This might mean juggling dates, securing the last available room at a hotel or tailoring a complex itinerary involving numerous components. Your holiday is as individually fashioned and tailor-made as you want it to be.
    How we price your holiday
    All prices mentioned on our website are simply guides, as there are many variations that might affect the price including exchange rates, flight costs and special offers. To find out exact prices for the holiday that you are interested in, contact us for a tailor-made quotation.
    All our holiday arrangements have been designed to afford you maximum flexibility and freedom of choice. We include travel arrangements, whether it be flight, ferry, car-hire, transfer as well as many nights' hotel accommodation as you want, in as many different places. We can also include selected special interest activities in New Zealand and Australia.
    Our Price Guarantee
    We guarantee that once you have made a firm booking with a deposit payment, there will be no increases in the price of your holiday due to currency movements. If, for any reason, there have been changes in the price of the holiday you want, you will be advised at the time of booking.
    Full Financial Protection
    Full financial protection is offered when you book a holiday with us. Our air holidays are ATOL protected, and we are a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited to protect non-flight packages. We are also members of ABTA and AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators), an organisation of some of Britain’s best specialist tour operators.

  • Australia

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    Expressions Holidays provides bespoke, luxury holidays to Australia featuring an outstanding range of luxury a

    New Zealand

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    bespoke, luxury holidays to New Zealand featuring an outstanding range of luxury and boutique hotels and exper
  • Best of North Island New Zealand Touring Holiday

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    The Best of North Island Touring Holiday is a comprehensive 12-night tour of the highlights of New Zealand's b

    Best of the South Island New Zealand Touring Holiday

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    The Best of the South Island Touring Holiday is a comprehensive 14-night tour of the highlights of New Zealand

    Doubtful sound and the Fiordland navigator overnight cruise

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    Deep in the heart of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound is an unspoilt wilderness area of

    Guided walk in the Abel Tasman National Park

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    Guided Walk in the Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand is a fantastic way of getting to know this spectacula

    Kiwi Family Adventure Touring Holiday

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    The Kiwi Family Adventure Touring Holiday is a 16-night luxury touring holiday of New Zealand by Expressions H

    New Zealand wine taster tour

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    The 8-night Wine Taster Tour is an ideal introduction to the main wine regions of New Zealand – perfect for

    The New Zealand Explorer Tour

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    New Zealand touring holiday for individuals ideal as an introductory tour of both North and South Island in Ne

    The New Zealand North Island Ecological Touring Holiday

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    The New Zealand North Island Ecological Touring Holiday is an exciting introduction to the best of the natural

    The New Zealand South Island Ecological Touring Holiday

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    The New Zealand Wine Country Touring Holiday

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    This 15-night Wine Country Tour is a fascinating opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s best known wine ar
  • Australian Family Adventure Touring Holiday

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    The Australian Family Adventure Touring Holiday is a 16-night luxury touring holiday of Australia by Expressio

    Best of Western Australia Touring Holiday

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    The Best of the West Touring Holiday is an exciting introduction to the highlights of Western Australia. From

    The Australian Explorer Touring Holiday

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    The Australia Explorer is an in-depth 21 night luxury touring holiday of Australia from Expressions Holidays

    The best of Queensland Touring Holiday

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    The best of Queensland Touring Holiday is a comprehensive introductory tour of Queensland taking you from city

    The best of New South Wales Touring Holiday

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    The best of New South Wales Touring Holiday is a comprehensive introductory tour into the highlights of this i

    The best of Victoria and South Australia Touring Holiday

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    The best of Victoria and South Australia Touring Holiday is an 18-night comprehensive tour of the highlights o

    The New South Wales City and Wine Touring Holiday

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    The New South Wales City and Wine Touring Holiday is a 6-night tour that will introduce you to the wonderful w

    The South Australia City and Wine Touring Holiday

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    The South Australia City and Wine Touring Holiday is a 6-night tour taking you to the iconic Barossa Valley, a

    The Victoria Australia City and Wine Touring Holiday

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    The Victoria Australia City and Wine Touring Holiday is a 6-night tour taking you to scenic Yarra Valley viney

    The Western Australia City and Wine Touring Holiday

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    The Western Australia City and Wine Touring Holiday is a 6-night tour taking you to the idyllic Margaret River

    The Wild Australia Ecological Touring Holiday

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    The Wild Australia Ecological Touring Holiday is a wonderful voyage through Australia's wild and diverse lands

    Welcome to Australia Touring Holiday

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    Welcome to Australia is a luxury, tailor-made touring holiday from Expressions Holidays
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    Find out more about Australasia

    Shades of Green FAST FACTS

    Australia
    Capital

    Canberra
    International airports
    Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane
    Currency
    Australian dollar
    The climate

    Australia’s size results in a variable climate. The expansive interior is hot throughout the year but can often be very cold at night. The southern third of the country enjoys warm summers (December – March) and mild winters (June – August), although there are extremes of this, such as in the alpine country of New South Wales and Victoria where winters are a lot colder. The far north of the country has just two seasons because of its position on the monsoon belt – hot and wet, and hot and dry.

    New Zealand 
     International airports
    Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane
    Currency
    New Zealand dollar
    Climate
    New Zealand enjoys a maritime climate, which explains partly the lush vegetation and the rich pastures, but also makes it very changeable. It is subject to prevailing winds from west to east although most rain falls in winter (June to August) and the summer months (December to March) are generally drier. The southern and western parts of the country are wetter than the northern and the eastern parts. On top of this longitude and altitude plays a role, with the northern part of the North Island enjoying an almost ‘winter-free’ year and being subtropical.

     

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