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.
Upcoming 2017 Tours
Cuba 2017 by popular demand!
After our 2016 Hola Cuba tour proved such a success we have decided to offer this tour (with a few minor changes) in April 2017.
Central America on the Wild Side (Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama)
March 21 – April 11, 2017
Croatia Cruise and Walk (The Adriatic islands and coastline of Croatia)
May 12-May 31 | ONLY FOUR CABINS LEFT
June 1 – June 19, 2017
North Korea, Inner Mongolia and Beijing
July 4 – July 24
Zambia and the Zambezi
August 1 – August 18 (approx)
Iceland and the Faroe Islands
Sept 6 – Sept 22 (approx)
In the Footsteps of the Tsars
Sept 23 – Oct 11 (excluding flights)
Winter Christmas in Europe
Dec 26, 2017 – Jan 11, 2018 (approx)