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VIP TOURS


A boutique travel company specialising in Small Group Tours to adventure destinations around the world.

All VIP TOURS groups are led by experienced tour guides throughout- often by the Principals Russell and Lynda Duff, to all Continents ( excepting Antarctica ).

Group members are typically 55-75 years of age, have an adventurous spirit and enjoy experiencing new and exciting destinations with like minded people.

Our tours are designed to give our fellow “adventurers” a wide range of experiences, often behind the tourist curtain, where we can meet and interact with local people in their villages, homes, markets and farms.

We also use a variety of accommodations while on tour ( depending on the route and destination) . 3-4 star hotels, train sleepers, ship cabins, luxury tents, home- stays etc. but always of an excellent standard.

The Principals


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Russell Duff FNZIM - Founder and Managing Director of VIP TOURS has over 45 years Airline and Travel experience. After 20 years with Air NZ he started a new travel operation -VIP International Travel, which soon grew to be one of Dunedin’s top Travel Agencies.

VIP TOURS – specialising in Small Group Tours was formed in 2007.

Russell has amassed a total of over 150 trips to all corners of the world during his travel career and has a wealth of travel knowledge and experience to offer to clients of VIP TOURS.

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Lynda Duff B.Ed, Higher Dip. Tchg - Director, contributes over 35 years of Educational, Management, and organisational skills to VIP TOURS. Lynda has also travelled widely with Russell over the past 40 years and offers a valuable female perspective to the organisation and content of present and future Small Group Tours

2017 Small Group Tour Programme


May –June
Vietnam and Myanmar

Aug –Sep
Scandinavia