Welcome to Jill Worrall Tours
Jill Worrall is an international tour operator and manager; a New Zealander who lives in Timaru in NZ’s South Island.
Since 2003 she has led more than 50 groups – close on 1000 people – over this time, to destinations all around the world. Jill’s travels have taken her from Patagonia in South America, Guatemala in Central America, Cuba in the Caribbean, across to India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, the five “Stans” of Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Iran, north, south and eastern Africa, and all across Europe from Ireland to Russia, Norway to Albania.
Her tours always attract a high proportion of return travellers – some people have explored the world with Jill more than 10 times!
Jill is also one of New Zealand’s most successful travel writers. She has been named New Zealand Travel Writer of the Year; has twice won the award for best newspaper travel article and has won two Qantas Media Awards (NZ most prestigious print media awards) for feature writer. She has won a wealth of other awards and her first travel book, A Blonde in the Bazaar, was runner-up best travel book published in New Zealand in 2005.
Her tours, operated as Jill Worrall Tours, are in conjunction with her colleague and friend, Timaru-based travel broker Lee Johns.
Jill is married and has two adult children (her daughter is a high school teacher and her son is a paramedic). She has a rather eclectic array of interests, from gardening and botany to steam trains; mosaic projects to off-beat museums. She has a special interest in the development projects operated by Save the Children New Zealand and the Aga Khan Development Network and still has plenty of the world she wants to see. She also would like to drive really big trucks.
To find out more about Jill’s latest tours and to read feedback from some of her many very happy clients, click here.
We are helping to provide clean-burning stoves and chimneys for a remove region in Nepal this year. To find out more about our sponsorship project click here.
Videos about my tours…
I hope you will check out the newest addition to my website – short video clips featuring me talking about my tours. Thanks so much to my stepdaughter Rachael Burrows who filmed and edited these for me. All were unscripted so consequently there was the odd mistake by me, most of which have also been kept for you to enjoy….
Upcoming 2017 Tours
June 1 – June 19, 2017 | CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
Zambia and the Zambezi | CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
– Limited places still available
30 July to 18 August 2017
Iceland and the Faroe Islands | TOUR FULL (WAIT LIST AVAILABLE)
Sept 5 – Sept 24 2017
In the Footsteps of the Tsars
Sept 21 to Oct 12 2017
Winter Christmas in Europe | CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
Dec 26 to Jan 14 2018