10 nights |
from $4795 per person*
TOUR CODE: NCH11
Experience premier escorted touring plus independent touring from Auckland to Christchurch.
2020 APR: 7 MAY: 12 SEP: 15, 29 OCT: 6, 20, 27 NOV: 3,17 DEC: 1, 15, 30
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
December 30, 2020
Valid for travel between:
04/07/2020 – 05/11/2020
05/12/2020 – 09/14/2020
09/15/2020 – 09/29/2020
10/06/2020 – 12/30/2020
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Day 1 Arrive Auckland FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine and olive tasting tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; or set off into the Waitakere Rainforest. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your selected sightseeing experience. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland Dinner
Day 2 Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE This evening you’ll be treated to a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and a cultural performance of song and dance. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto before continuing to Rotorua. Stay: Two Nights, Millennium Rotorua Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Rotorua FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu; experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, or embark on a relaxing Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide. In Rotorua, choose your sightseeing experience. Ask about our country homestay option. Breakfast
Day 4 Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then cross Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening, savour a tantalising dinner. Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Wellington Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Wellington Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to gain a fresh perspective on this coastal city. Breakfast
Day 6 Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait through to Picton. After riding the Interislander ferry, rejoin your coach and travel to Kaikoura, then continue to beautiful Christchurch through the Marlborough region. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and journey to Hokitika. Travel into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Later, check in to your luxury eco-resort and savour a four-course dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining Tonight, choose to dine at a Queenstown brewery, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant. Travel alongside the Haast River Valley on your way to Queenstown. Stay: Three Nights, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 Queenstown FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps embark on a Safari of the Scenes tour and visit several local sites where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Alternatively, thrillseekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the beautiful Dart River. New Zealand is rightly famous for its fine wines, and a tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities you may choose from include a Station 2 Station Cycle Trail bike ride along the tranquil country roads at Lake Wakatipu or a leisurely cruise over the waters of the lake. Choose your sightseeing in Queenstown. Breakfast
Day 10 Milford Sound, Queenstown SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound. Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. Return to Queenstown this evening. Breakfast
Day 11 Depart Queenstown Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Breakfast
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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20