MTG’s expert tour planning and operation teams provide innovative high-value packages for travel agents and their customers.

From customised general touring worldwide, to the narrowest special interest travel, our touring division handles groups as diverse as cruise groups, ballet students, business and professional study tours and Australia’s highest profile battlefield tours operation with numerous departures (in some destinations daily) to significant battlefields in all regions including Europe, Asia the Pacific.

Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

Mat McLachlan Battlefields Tour is Australia’s leading Battlefield Touring Company and has been operating for over 20 years. Our battlefield tours are led by War Historians, who are all published experts in their fields. Our tours visit most places of the world. Whether you want to track down past relative family members or is just interested in battles we can organise a tour that will suit all of your needs.

Amadeus River Cruises

Amadeus River Cruises is Europe’s Best Value River Cruise. Premium quality, without the demand that you pay for unwanted inclusions such as every shore excursion when some days you might prefer to skip the coach tour and just stroll into town for lunch and a look around.  Book just the excursions you want, either in advance for a discount or on board as you feel like it, the choice is yours. 

Discover Asia

Discover Asia offers tailor-made tours across the entire Asian continent. From the rare request of a temple stay to relaxation on a palm fringed island escape, whatever you decide on, we can make sure every last detail is covered. Our reservations team and ground suppliers’ knowledge will help us to create an amazing journey from start to finish.

McLachlan Experiences

McLachlan Experiences offers a variety of tours which journey through Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America. These tours range from culture and festival, health, harmony and wellbeing, active, family, food and wine, and luxury. Not only do we have many tours to choose from we also provide tailor made tours which can be customised to the very last detail.

Specialty Tours


OVATION’s successful special-interest tours division handles thousands of group passengers a year on a wide range of niche and special interest tours that include battlefield tours of the Western Front, Gallipoli, Vietnam and the Pacific, tours of Europe specifically designed for ballet students including auditions at Europe’s leading Academies, general touring to your group’s special requirement’s to all destinations worldwide including Canada/Alaska tour and cruise combinations, and river cruises – in fact any speciality imaginable. School groups also represent a significant proportion of this division.

If you have a need for a cost effective special interest tour, OVATION can put it all together for you and ensure it runs smoothly and without hassle.

The head of our specialty tours division is Karen Palfreyman. Karen was for 18 years previously head of groups at Trafalgar Tours.


Professional and Business Tours


You’ve achieved so much. Isn’t it time to share the knowledge?

OVATION delivers logistics and programme development staff within Australia and abroad to create dedicated professional and business tours of a high standard. These are not junkets but serious career development study tours with content tailored for a wide range of participants including professionals, students, universities, internships and community service groups.

Our professional groups spend the majority of their time in direct contact with counterparts in learning and exchange sessions, site visits, hands-on participation, observations, meetings and group discussions. Hosts and site visits are selected to match and achieve specific professional goals in each country. OVATION will work with you to create a Summary of Goals and, on return facilitate a full report from your group leader on how these were achieved.

Hosts and site visits are selected to match and achieve specific professional outcomes, interacting with leaders in the group’s particular field of interest from all sectors – government to private sector, non-government organisations (NGOs and CBOs) to academic and research institutions as well as private individuals and service providers. Key cultural sites and activities are included.

Itineraries may be tax deductible in full or part (confer with your tax advisor regarding your specific itinerary) and may qualify for continuing education credits in some countries.

If you would like to facilitate a group in your field to any relevant destination including South Africa, India, South America, China, Russia – in fact anywhere – we can assist.

Contact us for more information:

An appointment is essential.

Individual participants can use their American Express points for full or part payment

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