Garrath Ridd

Garrath Ridd

Garrath Ridd

Garrath discovered his passion for travel 30 years ago and the pull remains as strong now as it has ever been. Having travelled to 90 countries on 6 continents, Garrath still has a Bucket List of places he wishes to experience.

Garrath worked on cruise ships for 4 years acrossdestinations all over the world. He has lived in Europe for three years andUSA/Canada for almost two years.

Since returning to Australia, Garrath has worked in theTravel Industry for the last 20 years, now sharing his passion with others.



Worldwide Cruising

Small Ship Expedition Cruising

Sage Travel (Small Group, Single Travellers, over 50 years,UK Universities, Italian Monasteries)


Regions of expertise

Central & Eastern Europe

The Caribbean

South America

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by thethings that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off thebowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.Explore. Dream. Discover

Favourite Tours


Irrawaddy River Cruise on Pandaw

The lifeblood of Burmese life on the river, families cooking& washing, kids swimming & playing, magnificent temples throughout.

The Kimberley

Kimberley Complete with APT

Outback Australia at its finest. Glamping under a million stars,natural beauty that takes your breath away. 


Italian Monasteries by Sage Travel

Experience the culture of iconic cities and regions ofItaly, whilst staying in historic and beautiful buildings with stories of theirown.


Favourite destinations

Alaska: On a small ship, up close and personal withglaciers, wildlife, snow-capped mountains reflecting on the water

Burma: History and culture, wonderful friendly people whohave nothing yet give everything, and flying over 20,000 temples in a hot air balloonat Bagan.

Machu Picchu: True Bucket List experience hiking through theSun Gates to view the sun setting over these magnificent ruins in the Andes!

The Kimberley: The most ruggedly beautiful natural settingsyou can imagine, and all in our own backyard.

London’s West End: I can never get enough of those shows!From Phantom to Les Mis, to some unknown masterpiece in a small theatre on aside street.

Botswana: Amazing volume of animals at the Delta. Herds ofelephants and hippos that you have to see with your own eyes to believe.

Central Europe: Budapest, Prague, Vienna – my GoldenTriangle

The Caribbean: Every island has different natural beauty,beaches, culture, people, history, and of course local beer to experience.

Borneo: Orangutans, thick jungles, breeding turtles,pristine snorkelling, thankfully still (mostly) unspoilt by man!

Tuscany: Magnificent food and local wines enjoyed among thevineyards in beautiful rolling hills, or from historic hilltop towns.


Garrath Ridd
Travel Designer Malvern
June 17, 2020
Many thanks Garrath. Our take from all dealings with you—over last 1-2 years— and notably recently, is that Liz and I are extremely fortunate to have landed in your territory. So —“ here’s to a long continuation of enjoyable association with you, and where2 travel.” Cheers Robin

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