Tour the World is the Australian travel TV series that takes viewers on tour with real tour groups to some of the world’s most amazing destinations. It’s travel TV with a difference. We leave the make-up and lighting at home and hit the road on ‘live’ tours. Along the way, real people of all ages share real travel experiences with our cameras.
What makes Tour the World different to other travel shows is that the travel experiences we feature are completely accessible to all viewers. Any viewer can easily have the same experience for themselves just by picking up the phone and calling the tour company.
Every member of the tour groups we travel with is part of our cast, and we sincerely thank them for their involvement in the show and generosity of spirit. These are Aussie travellers from all walks of life and they share their thoughts on each destination we visit from the heart. It’s a lot of fun.
Tour the World is hosted by Adam Ford — editor of The Big Bus tour and travel guide — and co-produced by Late Night Media Productions and Peppercorn Productions — publisher of The Big Bus. Series one, two and three aired on Network Ten and Foxtel Aurora. No further series are planned at this stage.
Cambodia in Depth (Geckos Adventures)
Britain & Ireland Explorer (Evergreen Tours)
Splendours of Europe River Cruise (Evergreen Tours)
Kakadu & Kimberley Explorer (Evergreen Tours)
Tasmanian Spectacular (Evergreen Tours)
New Zealand South Island Spectacular (Scenic Tours)
Vietnam at a Glance (Wendy Wu Tours)
Southern Africa & Victoria Falls – Part one (Evergreen Tours)
Southern Africa & Victoria Falls – Part two (Evergreen Tours)
New Zealand North Island Unveiled (Evergreen Tours)
Rockies Grandeur (Evergreen Tours)
Capitals & Eastern Canada (Evergreen Tours)
Time for Thailand (On The Go Tours)
The Best of South America – Part one (Evergreen Tours)
The Best of South America – Part two (Evergreen Tours)
India’s Golden Triangle (Wendy Wu Tours)
Complete Eastern USA – Part one (Evergreen Tours)
Complete Eastern USA – Part two (Evergreen Tours)
There are lots of great reasons to travel on a tour, but here are our top five:
Share the love — Taking a tour is all about travelling with like-minded people. You’ll have lots in common and you could end up with some new life-long friends. If you’re concerned about having your own space, don’t be. Most tours provide plenty of ‘me time’ along the way.
Drive your holiday dollar further — Tour companies book in bulk and pass the savings on to you.
See everything there is to see — Taking a tour will ensure you don’t miss any of the key sights — most of which will be included in the cost of your tour.
Get a local’s perspective — Most Australian tour companies employ specialist local guides. You’ll get the full story on everything you see on your trip (not to mention great recommendations from your guide on local eateries!).
Travel safe — Unfortunately many dream destinations carry potential risks. Travelling with a reputable tour company and an experienced local guide is the safest way to go. If you’re not on a tour, you’re on your own!
Thank you to our fabulous sponsors: Evergreen Tours, Wendy Wu Tours, On The Go Tours, Scenic Tours, Antler, TFE Hotels, Sunwild Holidays, Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Grasshopper Adventures, Centara Grand at Central World Bangkok, Shinta Mani Resort Siem Reap, High Sierra Australia & New Zealand, Travel Factory Australia, Park Trek Walking Holidays, Aussie Brewery Tours, Fantasea Adventure Cruising, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Mountain Ash Trails, Spicers Retreats, Scenic Rim Trail, Mike’s Wine Tours, Pterodactyl Helicopters and FJ Tours.
If you would like more information on any of the destinations featured on Tour the World, please email [email protected]. We would love to hear from you.