Transformative Adventures with Collette Tours

Travel is not just about reaching a destination. It is about the experiences that shape our memories and broaden our perspectives. 


It’s about being in touch with the destination and the people. It is about those WOW moments created by you, by the destination, the food, the culture and the people you experience it with.

That is why Collette is and always will be people-focused, memory-focused and experienced driven, just like us at Chris Watson Travel. It is why Dan Sullivan JNR is so invested, involved and focused on his clients .. just like our family business. 

So for those seeking a seamless and enriching travel experience, Collette Tours stands as a beacon of excellence in this space. With a legacy spanning over a century, Collette has mastered the art of curating journeys that transcend mere sightseeing. We invite you to explore the world through my lens of travelling with Collette Tours and discover why their trips are more than just holidays – they’re transformative adventures. While they might be a newer player in Australia, they are one of the best and have proved that on their longevity worldwide.

From my personal experiences, some of the Collette differences include:

1.    Expertly Crafted Itineraries

Meticulously planned itineraries that showcase the best each destination has to offer. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, every moment is thoughtfully curated to provide a comprehensive and immersive experience.

2.    Local Insight, Knowledge and Touches 

One of the hallmarks of Collette Tours is the commitment to providing travellers with authentic encounters. Local guides, cultural activities, and off-the-beaten-path excursions ensure that you don’t just visit a place, but you get a chance to truly connect with it, gaining insights that go beyond guidebook knowledge.

3.    Comfort & Convenience

Travelling with Collette means leaving behind the stress of logistics. Accommodations are carefully selected for comfort and proximity to key attractions, and transportation is seamlessly arranged, allowing you to focus on savouring the journey.

Chris Watson in Iceland with Collette Tours.Enjoying Iceland

For me, travelling with Collette through Iceland was a highlight. The local knowledge of our guide, the doors that opened, the places, the scenery and memories I never imagined. The freshness of the food. The places I would have driven past and missed if I was travelling independently, made for some of the best moments.

You can also experience Europe with Collette. Collette’s European tours immerse you in the rich history, art, and culture of iconic cities like Paris, Rome, and Barcelona. Imagine strolling through the cobblestone streets of Prague, savouring the flavours of Tuscany, or witnessing the breathtaking landscapes of the Swiss Alps—all with the expertise of Collette guiding you. 

For those captivated by the allure of the East, Collette’s tours to Asia offer an unparalleled exploration of destinations like Japan, Vietnam, and India. From the serene temples of Kyoto to the vibrant markets of Delhi, each moment is a brushstroke painting a vivid picture of the diversity and beauty of the continent.

You must experience the Americas. I have been lucky enough to experience three amazing Collette trips here. Whether it’s the Canadian Rockies’ rugged landscapes or South America’s vibrant cultures, Collette’s tours in the Americas cater to all preferences. Explore the natural wonders of Costa Rica, marvel at the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, or embark on a scenic journey through the national parks of the United States. 

Now for two of my favourites: The Canadian Rockies by Rail – you can board the amazing Rocky Mountaineer and experience the gorgeous scenery and service, or take the VIA Rail option with the same amazing scenery but the difference of staying onboard the train overnight. Why not add an amazing Princess Cruise at the end of the tour and take in Alaska and the inside passage or explore America’s Music Cities, visiting Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans? From the birthplace of country music in Nashville to the soulful sounds of Memphis’ Beale Street and the jazz-infused energy of New Orleans’ French Quarter, this musical odyssey promises an unforgettable journey through America’s vibrant musical heritage.

Rocky Mountaineer Train, with Collette Tours in CanadaThe iconic Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey Butchart Gardens with our Collette Tour group, Canada.Butchart Gardens with our Collette Tour group

These are just a few of my favourite tours and experiences with Collette. Beyond just the destinations and the points of differences, what sets Collette apart is the sense of community. Shared experiences, group activities and the opportunity to make life-long friends and memories. I believe Collette has mastered the art of turning dreams into reality, creating journeys that leave a mark on our hearts and minds. For the first-time traveller or a seasoned traveller – Collette has an experience for you. I love the family-owned focus; I love that they are still in touch with their core values, and I believe with over 100 years in business, they know their destinations. So pack your bags and chat with me about the next tour or destination you wish to experience and let our family business help you experience Collette’s family.



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