Snow And Sunshine

When the northern hemisphere is covered in snow and ice, the south is bathing in sunshine. Skiing in Japan or exploring the sunny hills of Hobbiton? It's your choice!

Nagoya

Japan Shirakawa-Go & Takayama Tour

Begin your winter adventure in Nagoya where, after redeeming your printed voucher for a bus pass, you'll depart from Meitetsu Bus Center for the scenic two hour journey to Takayama. Explore the old towns and rural elements of this historic district by yourselves before rejoining the group for a lunch buffet featuring over 40 different dishes in downtown Takayama. After lunch, you will depart for Shirakawa Village, a quaint Japanese village with traditional houses still standing to this day. You will spend 80 minutes touring around this beautiful site before leaving for Nagoya Station where you will be dropped off. Guide services are only provided in Japanese whilst English speakers will receive information booklets in English. This tour is best recommended for the easy and convenient transport, delicious buffet lunch and outstanding destinations that speak for themselves.

Seoul

South Korea Nami Island Day Tour from Seoul

Explore the magnificent Nami Island hassle free with a roundtrip shuttle bus transfer from Seoul. This miniature half moon shaped island located in Chuncheon is 63 kilometers away from Seoul and a real nuisance to get to on your own as the island is not accessible by car. Nami Island is famous for its iconic tree lined avenues and an undisturbed natural atmosphere. Here, you won’t even see any telephone lines - they've been built underground to preserve the island’s unique feel. The island is also known as the location setting for the Korean 2003 drama series Winter Sonata. There is plenty to do and see on Nami Island: from exploring its romantic scenery, trying authentic snacks, taking the island zipline and going on a scenic rail ride nearby. Your itinerary is totally flexible: simply board the shuttle in central Seoul at 9:30am and hop back on at 4:00pm to depart from Nami Island, the rest of the itinerary is up to you!

Gangwon-do

South Korea Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Combo

Located just 80 minutes from Seoul, Vivaldi Park Ski Resort prides itself on being one of the most convenient and most visited resort in South Korea for skiing and snowboarding. You'll be treated to quality snow conditions across the 13 slopes (the resort is chosen for competitions frequently) and the variety of lifts take experienced skiers or snowboarders to the higher slopes whilst beginners can make use of the designated areas at the bottom. This package is designed for your utmost convenience and includes roundtrip shuttle transportation, ski lift pass, ski gear rental and even winter clothing rental - everything is set for the perfect day of skiing from Seoul!

Rotorua

New Zealand Hobbiton Day Tour

This should be at the top of the list for any fan of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings trilogy films! It is a mind-blowing experience as you are transported into Middle Earth and onto the actual set used to film these movies. Together with your movie buff guide and fellow passengers, you'll endeavor on a two hour adventure starting with a drive across 1,250 acres of sheep farm land. Your guide will also share with you how the farm land was transformed into a movie set as you visit the Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and double arched bridge along with other structures used for the films. If you have any other bugging questions about the film set, make sure to ask your knowledgeable guide!

Tokyo

Tokyo Snow Town Yeti Ski Ticket

Head to the earliest ski range to open every year in Japan! Charmingly named Snow Town Yeti, it opens every October to welcome guests into a day of fun in the snow! You won't have to worry about getting there or even worry about bringing anything but warm clothes: everything is inclusive, from the skis or snowboard, and transportation via high speed bus from Shinjuku, Tokyo to Yeti itself! A friendly staff capable of speaking English, Chinese and Japanese will help you out along the way. No guides or tours necessary – just a day of adventure on the slopes and the snow. And afterwards, you'll be able to return to Shinjuku safely. A number of slopes and courses are available to fit any level of expertise, from beginner to expert. It's the perfect formula for a wonderful day out - all you need to do is bring yourself and warm clothes to Snow Town Yeti!

Hokkaido

Japan Hokkaido Kiroro Snow Park & Otaru Hot Spring

Spend a day out in Hokkaido's winter wonderland with this one day tour of Kiroro Resort and Otaru Natural Hot Spring! Get picked up at your hotel in Sapporo, then head off to Kiroro Resort, a popular ski and snowboarding resort spread out over two mountain peaks. Try the various activities in the resort that's good for both beginners and experts, such as the Grand Line and the Powder Line. Take a quick lunch break to refresh yourself and prepare for the afternoon's activities, which is a stop at Otaru Natural Hot Spring or Otaru Canal, depending on your choice. Relax and unwind as you enjoy the natural waters of the hot spring, but don't stay too long inside or you might overheat! If you choose to stop at Otaru Canal, you'll take a stroll along this scenic stop, with its unique scenery of blue skies and mounds of snow all around you! Once you've spent a couple of hours at either stop, the tour ends and you get dropped off back at your hotel.

Rotorua

Melbourne Great Ocean Road Day Tour

Having been extremely well protected, the Waitomo Caves are as awe-inspiring as they were when they were first formed. Head back over 100 years in time and experience the Waitomo Caves like Maori Chief Tane Tinorau and English surveyor Fred Mace did when they first discovered the magical light illuminated by the glowworms. Look up at the stalactites shining from dew, and the dots of light covering the roof of the cave and reflected in the grotto. Listen to your guide, some who are descendants of the original owners of the caves, as they share stories and legends of the caves passed down in Maori culture. This experience is like no other as you plunge into the darkness of caves and into a place of natural magic.

Melbourne

Japan Sapporo Bus Tour

The iconic Great Ocean Road is a classic road trip and a must-do on many Australian's bucket list! On this convenient bus tour, you'll be able to experience this beautiful journey hassle-free and keep your eyes glued to the scenery. With 276kms of national parks, coastal towns and golden beaches dotted along the way. You'll be able to explore all the highlights, from the coastal town Apollo Bay to the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Stretch out your legs on the Great Otway National Park and breathe in the fresh rainforest air as eucalyptus trees tower over you. On this trip, you will feel like you have truly escaped the city and into the wild.

Hokkaido

Gangwon-do Nami Island & Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Day Tour

Enjoy the historic sights of Sapporo as well as some other charms of one of Japan's most vibrant cities on a half-day morning bus tour. Discover some of Sapporo's older sights such as the Hokkaido Shrine where three sacred deities are enshrined, and stroll the grounds taking in the iconic cherry blossom gardens. Next up is the city's iconic Shiroi Koibito Park, famed for its confectionary production. See up close how this well-known Hokkaido export is made, and be sure to have a taste before ending the tour in the bustling Central Wholesale Market. With old and modern Sapporo both covered, this tour is ideal for those wanting to get a deeper understanding of one of Japan's most happening cities.

Gangwon-do

Gangchon Rail Park & Nami Island Day Tour

Nami Island, a small island located at the centre of the North Han River, is one of South Korea's most loved destination as the scenery changes drastically each season. In the winter, expect to see its famous tree lined roads covered in white, with all its electric wires on the island built underground to keep its perfectly natural appearance. Take pictures, relax, and immerse yourself in this snowy wonderland before heading over to Vivaldi Park Ski World located at Daemyung Resort, the most visited ski resort in South Korea. As the largest ski resort in the country, Vivadi Park features the latest facilities, including Asia's first 8-seater express chairlift and 8-seater gondola. Choose from four different tours depending on your needs: sightseeing tour, ski tour and snowboard tour.