Designer Tours offers the following bespoke tours

Annual Discerning Traveller Small Group Tours to Oshkosh

From 1996, to the Oshkosh Airshow (EAA Airventure) in Wisconsin, USA.  Oshkosh is recognised as the aviator’s “must have been there” airshow.

Annual Discerning Traveller Small Group Tours to Portugal

The first of these tours operated in 2007 at the behest of the American Navion Owners’ Association. Persistent demand has resulted in these tours to become annual events as of 2016.

Annual Student Tours

From 1995, subject orientated special interest tours. For EGD, Drama, Science, History, Art and Culture students to Washington, New York and Boston.

Annual Sport Karate Tours

From 1992, to the ISKA World Sport Karate Championships in Orlando, USA. Operated exclusively for the NMA SA Protea Sport Karate Team & Supporters.

We also offer the following tour packages

  • Tours from other countries to other countries

    Aviation tours for the USA based Navion Owners’ Association. Past tours have been to South Africa, New Zealand, England and Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and Portugal.

  • Flight-Seeing Safari Tours

    For aviators from the UK, up to 10 light aircraft in a group, self-piloting around Southern Africa. A support aircraft, transporting the flight and tour directors, escorts the group. The tours spend up to 18 days flying to the most remote airstrips within Southern Africa. During these tours, the aircraft will typically fly about 3,000 nautical miles (5,700km) spending about 26 hours in the air. The first of these groups operated during 2005, and there have been nine to date.

  • Large Groups

    The largest groups handled have been WAKO ’95 – 182 karateke to Montreal, New York and Orlando; Rentokil Achievers ’98 – 184 passengers to New York and Orlando; IKGA ‘01-136 karateke to Perth.

  • Fully Inclusive Tours (FIT) for Individuals

    Previous group tour members will very often request a personal Southern African tour to be created for themselves, and sometimes for friends. Although this category of tour does not match our “special interest group tour operator” profile, we are happy to oblige.

Upcoming tours in 2018

Public tours

The Discerning Aviator’s Oshkosh Tour

The Discerning Traveller’s Tour of Portugal

Bespoke Tours

The detail of these tours is private to the tour entity.

  • St Anne’s School for Girls – To the USA
  • Kearsney College – To the USA
  • St Stithian’s College – To the USA
  • St Mary’s School for Girls – To the Edinburgh Festival
  • NMA National Protea Sport Karate Team and Supporters – To the Annual World Championships of Sport Karate in Orlando

Designer Tours’ statistics

From 1992 to 1996, the number of tours per year was one. From then the number of tours increased gradually to an average of seven per year.
Below are the statistics for our tours to date, which counts include the seven 2017 tours in process.

51

Aircraft chartered

146

Tours

4 953

Pax

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