Jill has been managing, leading and guiding tours for 12 years. She still gets people who ask her if she’s had a good “holiday” on her return! Yes, she loves travel and working with people, but being a tour manager is no holiday…not if you want to make sure your clients have a wonderful and worry-free time. She takes what she does very seriously and works tirelessly on tour and with all the preparations before the tour.

So, looking after people, making travel as stress-free and as fun as possible are key goals for Jill. And over the years, she’s also formulated firm ideas on what makes a good tour and strives always to put these into practice.

With all of her tours Jill aims to always work with men and women she knows well and trusts. This means dealing direct with the people who will actually be operating the tour with her i.e. tour managers and guides. These are the people who know their regions best and who have all that extra inside knowledge that can make a very good tour a brilliant one. And because they have worked with Jill and travelled with Kiwis before they are also well-tuned to preparing itineraries that suit New Zealanders. This means you too will be travelling with friends, who are also trusted, highly experienced and knowledgeable people who are also a pleasure to spend time with. Tours are extremely well organised but are also operated at a relaxed pace with an excellent balance of organised sightseeing and free time.

Her tours are organised in conjunction with Lee Johns, My Travel Broker, also based in Timaru. Lee and Jill both have similar philosophies about escorted travel – they want extra special itineraries that stand out from the rest, want a quality experience for all their clients and want to offer extremely well-priced tours. Lee and her team organise all the air travel for the tours and can help with all additional travel arrangements before and after Jill’s tours.

“Jill is an exceptional leader and we felt very comfortable and happy being taken care of by her, knowing that the tour would happen as expected and any problems dealt with. We had a wonderful trip and the attention to detail was excellent. The local people were friendly, cheerful, happy to answer questions and sort things out with grace. What more could you wish for?” Graham Ingram-Monk, Zambia and the Zambezi, August 2017.

“An absolutely wonderful, amazing, thought-provoking tour. Jill is an amazing tour leader and her ability to take control to sort/fix in a crisis is breathtaking.” Liz – North Korea, July 2017.

I had a fabulous trip to Cuba in April with Jill….Jill made it such fun – Philippa Sargent

“I don’t do group tours!” Well, that has been the case until now. Friends and previous travellers with Jill recommended if I was to travel then this was the woman I should travel with and I was not disappointed – Marg Palmer, Cuba 2017.

Jill is passionate about what she does and her enthusiasm is contagious. I am booked in a tour for next year already – Lisa Gullen, Central America 2017.

If it’s time for a new adventure I recommend packing your bags and travelling with Jill Worrall Tours. You will not be disappointed – Gaylene Marinkovic, Croatia Cruise and Walk 2017.

“I have travelled with Jill on four tours and enjoy the way she manages them . She is meticulous about all the details of touring , and great fun as well. She gets to know all her travellers well and is very supportive in every situation.”  JJ Vintage Europe 2016

“Great Trip! Great Tour! Great Group! And Exceptional Tour Leaders!” Jay, Adriatic Explorer 2016

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….

You can view the videos on the 2017 & 2018 tour pages. Click here to view the bloopers!

Jill's Journey Club

After just two Jill Worrall Tours you are automatically a member of Jill’s Journey Club and eligible for tour discounts, other privileges and special gifts as valued clients.

Early-bird booking discounts are available on all tours

Winter Christmas in Europe

Dec 26, 2017 – Jan 14, 2018
$10,900 pp, twin-share, $12,200 single


Ever wanted to experience a magical Northern Hemisphere Christmas? If so, do join me on this 16-day (approx) tour to experience some of the best Christmas markets (stalls, Christmas festive fare, wine and music); city sightseeing tours; a special New Year’s Eve night out in Prague and much more as we travel through Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (with a special day trip to Vienna, Austria’s capital, included).

Tour highlights: City tours in Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw, including Christmas markets. Multiple night stays in most cities and a special alpine lodge experience in the Tatras Mountains.

Tour extensions available.

For more information on this tour contact Jill.

What clients who have travelled with Jill before have had to say:

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The holiday was amazing. With all the travel I have done over many years this is at the top of my list. J.V. Ireland, 2014

"THANK YOU so very much for an awesome tour. Had one of the very best times ever. LD Jordan Odyssey 2015".

"I had an awesome time" Kim, Adriatic Explorer, 2016

"Loved every minute of it" Tina, Adriatic Explorer, May-June 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for all the treats and surprises. The cruise was superlative" Steve and Rosie, Adriatic Explorer, 2016

"Amazing value. Thoroughly enjoyable" Anita, Adriatic Explorer, 2016

"Great tour, great company" Nola, Adriatic Explorer, 2016

"Marvellous, I thoroughly enjoyed it. A lovely mixture of nature and historical interest. Our last night was superb" Maureen, Adriatic Explorer, 2016

"Jill and Zlatko provided a great tour with their care and attention to detail. Thoroughly enjoyable" Janette, Adriatic Explorer, 2016

"Loved it" Adrienne, Adriatic Explorer,, 2016

"Amazing tour overall and a great value, stress-free holiday and such a fun, relaxed group to tour with" Jill and Barry, Adriatic Explorer, 2016.

"Every minute was fantastic. The cruise in particular was a stand-out for me" Tracey, Adriatic Explorer, 2016.

"I had an awesome time" Kim, Adriatic Explorer, 2016

THANK YOU so very much for an awesome and interesting tour. I had one of the very best times ever on Tour.
LD Jordan March 2015