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Bentours specialises in fully independent holidays and organised group tours. Our huge selection of hotels, tours and sightseeing options means we can offer our clients great value, enormous flexibility and unparalleled customer choice.
For over 35 years, Bentours has been proudly operating innovative tours and cruises to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. With a reputation as New Zealand’s preferred Scandinavian travel specialists, Bentours also offers a huge range of touring options in Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Finland, the Arctic, Russia, the Baltic States, the Balkans, Antarctica and South America.
From Arctic expeditions to light adventure tours to relaxed cruises and rail journeys, Bentours is proud to offer a travel package for everyone. We are constantly refining our products and seeking out exciting new destinations and activities to ensure our valued customers have the best possible travel experience. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and are always happy to tailor-make a custom itinerary to suit our clients’ needs.
Our supportive staff are extremely passionate about travel, and are delighted to share their enthusiasm and expertise with you in planning your Scandinavian tour. Bentours’ team members come from a range of cultural backgrounds and include Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Australians and New Zealanders. All of our consultants have first-hand experience with our destinations, whether that be Antarctic Expeditions or Baltics Tours, and make regular trips to enhance their local expertise. See polar bears and other Arctic wildlife all the way up in the Arctic circle in Svalbard. Or for the less adventurous, we offer city tours in Stockholm, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Oslo, Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg, Copenhagen to name just a few and many day trips out to incredible natural and historical sites.
We strive to use our experience and knowledge of unconventional destinations to deliver happy and unique journeys to all our clients. Bentours is part of a family of trusted travel brands, including Tempo Holidays, Explore Worldwide & Cox and Kings.
You can confidently choose a ready-made holiday from our brochures knowing it comes with all our experience, expertise and travel insight compressed into each and every trip. We work closely with our destination partners on-the-ground to design, build and test our journeys so when you travel you can just relax, enjoy and concentrate on creating wonderful holiday memories. We offer many ready made Nordic travel adventures, polar expeditions & Russia tours.
We can tweak any trip to suit or totally tailor-make your ideal holiday from the ground up. Start with something from our brochure (or anyone else’s)… you can extend a stopover to make the most of a weekend, switch a hotel room for an apartment to accommodate your family, add on a side-trip to see something stunning, splash-out on a little luxury to celebrate an anniversary, include an excursion to visit old friends or sketch out your perfect adventure and let our destination specialists turn that into the holiday of your lifetime.
A destination specialist
• With over 35 years of experience in Scandinavian, Greenland, Arctic, Baltic, Russian and Antarctic travel, Bentours has been specialising in this niche market longer than anyone else in Australia and New Zealand.
• We boast a dedicated team of expert and passionate consultants, all of whom have travelled extensively and are happy to recommend and construct tailored itineraries.
• Our product managers handpick and/or create a variety of the best tours and accommodation, ensuring a high standard for all budgets throughout your trip.
• Bentours has formed strong relations with a respected network of travel industry contacts, working closely with a variety of local operators to maximise experience.
Wide variety of products
• Bentours offers a large range of group, private and independent travel options, allowing you select the style and pace of journey that works for you.
Backing of Cox & Kings
• Bentours is a trusted part of Cox & Kings – the world’s longest-established travel company, with a heritage spanning more than 250 years.
• Cox & Kings global buying power means our guests enjoy excellent value and unparalleled customer choice, flexibility and highly personalised service.
• Bentours has some of the best-value cruises, expeditions and tours around. If you happen to find a cheaper product elsewhere, simply let us know and we will endeavour to match the quote.
A local touch
• We use local guides that know their destination intimately, giving travellers a genuine insight into each region’s culture and people.
• Our local representatives take the worry out of travel by offering 24/7 support in case of emergency.