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Magnificent New Zealand: Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation

Duration
23 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,995

Travel by coach and enjoy a worry free way to see the best of New Zealand. Beginning in Auckland you will visit the best of the North Island before crossing the Cook Straits to the South Island and visiting many of the highlights.


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Duration
23 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,995

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Day 1

Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you have the afternoon to relax. This evening, enjoy a feature Welcome Dinner.

Meal Plan Highlight Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Auckland

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    Crowne Plaza Auckland



    Crowne Plaza Auckland is located in the very heart of 'The City of Sails', superbly positioned in the entertainment and shopping hub of Auckland City. It is only a short stroll to Queen Street, Aotea Convention Centre, Sky Tower and the Viaduct Basin. Due to ...

    Crowne Plaza Auckland is located in the very heart of 'The City of Sails', superbly positioned in the entertainment and shopping hub of Auckland City. It is only a short stroll to Queen Street, Aotea Convention Centre, Sky Tower and the Viaduct Basin. Due to its unique design, the accommodation rooms start from level 16, ensuring many guest rooms provide excellent views over downtown Auckland.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Auckland, Freedom of Choice

After your chosen activity, enjoy the afternoon and evening to yourself.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium; set off into the Waitakere Rainforest; or take a trip to the suburb of Devonport for some of the best views of the city.

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Day 3

Auckland, Bay of Islands Cruise

Today follow the east coast to the Bay of Islands.

Signature Experience
Step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock, keeping an eye out for dolphins.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia

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    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia



    The Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia is situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds and within easy walking distance of the village and wharf. Located only 10 minutes away from the Waitangi Treaty House and the fabulous 18 hole Waitangi Golf Course. The hotel ...

    The Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia is situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds and within easy walking distance of the village and wharf. Located only 10 minutes away from the Waitangi Treaty House and the fabulous 18 hole Waitangi Golf Course. The hotel has 114 standard, superior and air-conditioned deluxe rooms.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 4

Bay of Islands, Freedom of Choice

The Bay of Islands is home to an incredible 144 islands. After breakfast, choose your preferred Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Take a tall ship sailing adventure, embark on a dolphin-watching cruise, or cruise to Russell to see New Zealand's first European settlement. Others may prefer to discover the northernmost point of New Zealand at dazzling Cape Reinga.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Bay of Islands, Rotorua

Travel to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua.

Signature Experience
Tonight enjoy the dance, music and culture of the Maori people during a traditional Hangi Feast feature dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Millennium Hotel Rotorua

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    Millennium Hotel Rotorua



    This popular hotel in Rotorua is centrally located just a brief stroll to Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 ...

    This popular hotel in Rotorua is centrally located just a brief stroll to Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 rooms offering you a wide choice of accommodation styles.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 6

Rotorua, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a full day in Rotorua.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua Museum; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.

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Day 7

Rotorua, Taupo, Napier

Stop at the charming town of Taupo en route to Napier. On arrival, set off on a tour of the 'Art Deco City' that was rapidly re-built in 1931 following a large earthquake. The rapid rebuilding was completed within two years at the height of the Art Deco period. Dine at your hotel this evening.

Signature Experience
Enjoy a delicious feature Art Deco High Tea, featuring sweet and savory treats.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Te Pania Napier

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    Scenic Hotel Te Pania Napier



    The hotel features 109 fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern decor. Savour the delights of Hawke's Bay with excellent dining at The Exchange Bar and Brasserie, which highlights local food and wine and offers indoor and al fresco dining. The Hotels convenient, central ...

    The hotel features 109 fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern decor. Savour the delights of Hawke's Bay with excellent dining at The Exchange Bar and Brasserie, which highlights local food and wine and offers indoor and al fresco dining. The Hotels convenient, central location means many of Napier's best local attractions are within a few minutes' walk.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 8

Napier, Wellington, Freedom of Choice

Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Wellington.

Freedom of Choice - Dining
For tonight's feature dinner, choose from our range of Freedom of Choice Dining inclusions. You can take your pick from a selection of highly recommended local restaurants including the Lido Café, the Hummingbird Eatery and Bar, or you may choose to dine in your hotel's fine-dining restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

InterContinental Wellington

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    InterContinental Wellington



    Intercontinental Wellington is a modern luxury hotel perfect for leisure or business travellers. Located in the heart of the city and adjacent to the scenic harbour, it is the ideal base to explore the local businesses, shopping and cultural centres. There are 232 stylish rooms ...

    Intercontinental Wellington is a modern luxury hotel perfect for leisure or business travellers. Located in the heart of the city and adjacent to the scenic harbour, it is the ideal base to explore the local businesses, shopping and cultural centres. There are 232 stylish rooms to choose from and several modern conveniences on site for you to enjoy.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 9

Wellington, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a full day in Wellington.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
You may like to visit Zealandia, a premier eco-attraction and restoration project where you can learn about New Zealand's incredible natural history and the conservation projects that are currently underway. Perhaps visit the award-winning design studio behind the movie Avatar, take in the city's highlights on a guided tour, or visit some of the locations that feature in the Lord of the Rings movies. Another option is a fascinating evening tour at Zealandia.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 10

Wellington, Blenheim

Signature Experience
Cruise across Cook Strait on the Interisland ferry to the South Island.

Signature Experience
Enjoy a feature Taste of Marlborough Dinner in Blenheim this evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Marlborough Blenheim

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    Scenic Hotel Marlborough Blenheim


    A recent multi-million dollar renovation has left this contemporary property sparkling with style and comfort. Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, the hotel is just minutes walk from the centre of Blenheim and puts some of New Zealand's finest food and wine virtually on ...

    A recent multi-million dollar renovation has left this contemporary property sparkling with style and comfort. Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, the hotel is just minutes walk from the centre of Blenheim and puts some of New Zealand's finest food and wine virtually on your doorstep. Scenic Hotel Marlborough offers guests the ultimate in modern comfort and service. You're sure to feel refreshed with a visit to Scenic Hotel Marlborough.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 11

Blenheim, Freedom of Choice

After your activity, enjoy time to explore Blenheim at your own pace.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Perhaps tour the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, enjoy the beauty of Marlborough Sounds during a greenshell mussel cruise or choose to visit some of region's best wineries.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 12

Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch

Follow the east coast of New Zealand's South Island to Kaikoura. While here, perhaps enjoy a scenic whale watching flight - own expense. Then continue on to Christchurch.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

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    Rydges Latimer Christchurch



    Rydges Latimer Christchurch is located just 2 minutes walking distance from the city's CBD, is within easy driving distance of a stunning collection of local attractions and activities and only a 15 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport and features 138 guest rooms and extensive ...

    Rydges Latimer Christchurch is located just 2 minutes walking distance from the city's CBD, is within easy driving distance of a stunning collection of local attractions and activities and only a 15 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport and features 138 guest rooms and extensive banquet facilities with a capacity to cater for up to 360 people, making it the largest hotel function space in Christchurch.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Restaurant

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Day 13

Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier

Check in to your luxury eco-resort within pristine rainforest, before a four-course degustation feature dinner.

Signature Experience
Join New Zealand's famous TranzAlpine train and experience one of the world's greatest rail journeys. Travel through deep gorges, river valleys and across the Southern Alps all the way to Christchurch.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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    A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand's pristine wilderness - Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests' wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ...

    A haven from the city rush, a foray into New Zealand's pristine wilderness - Te Waonui Forest Retreat is truly a place to relax and refresh. All focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests' wellbeing. With a natural, earthy ambience and attentive service, there's no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 14

Franz Josef Glacier, Wanaka, Queenstown

Travel past the rugged peaks of the Southern Alps this morning. Journey through spectacular Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Scenic Suites Queenstown

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    Scenic Suites Queenstown



    The Scenic Suites Queenstown is located on Stanley Street and is less than 5 minutes' walk to the busy town centre, yet the hotel's elevation allows it to capture spectacular views of the lake and mountains. This apartment style accommodation is centrally located with easy ...

    The Scenic Suites Queenstown is located on Stanley Street and is less than 5 minutes' walk to the busy town centre, yet the hotel's elevation allows it to capture spectacular views of the lake and mountains. This apartment style accommodation is centrally located with easy access to shopping and local activities. There is a rustic yet luxurious appeal in this magnificent environment. The hotel prides itself on its four star hospitality that will make your stay in Queenstown even more memorable.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 15

Queenstown, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a full day in Queenstown.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Movie buffs may like to visit key Lord of the Rings filming locations, while thrill seekers may enjoy a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure or an exciting 4WD tour. Others may prefer a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, a wine tour or a Lakeshore Forest Walk.

Freedom of Choice - Dining
For tonight's feature dinner, seafood lovers will be tempted by Finz, while the panoramic views from the Skyline Restaurant, reached by gondola, are hard to beat. Cruise aboard a vintage steamer to Walter Peak High Country Farm, or dine at your hotel restaurant

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Day 16

Queenstown

Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown as you enjoy a full day at leisure in this exciting destination.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 17

Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau

Along Milford Road, wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then travel through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound.

Signature Experience
Cruise along the full length of beautiful fiord Milford Sound, located deep within Fiordland National Park.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Distinction Hotel and Villas Te Anau

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    Distinction Hotel and Villas Te Anau



    Distinction Hotel and Villas is situated on Lakefront Drive facing Lake Te Anau, the South Island's largest lake. The expansive well maintained gardens and grounds surrounding the hotel provide the perfect complement to the attractive lake and mountain views. This hotel is very centrally located, ...

    Distinction Hotel and Villas is situated on Lakefront Drive facing Lake Te Anau, the South Island's largest lake. The expansive well maintained gardens and grounds surrounding the hotel provide the perfect complement to the attractive lake and mountain views. This hotel is very centrally located, with just a short walk to a well-equipped shopping centre (open seven days a week), where you'll find retail outlets, restaurants and cafes. The hotel's 112 rooms are comprised of 4 Deluxe Suites, 80 Hotel Rooms, 13 Villa Suites and 15 Villa Rooms.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 18

Te Anau, Freedom of Choice

After your chosen activity, enjoy the afternoon and evening to yourself.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Explore an underground network of limestone caves, lit by thousands of glow worms; set off on a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound; or take a jet boat ride along the Upper Waiau River. Equally tempting is the option to sit back and relax with a glass of wine while you enjoy a film featuring Fiordland's beautiful landscapes.

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Day 19

Te Anau, Dunedin, Freedom of Choice

Today you will journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
You might like to tour Larnach Castle and Olveston House, or take a lovely ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer may choose to tour Speight's Brewery. Alternatively, either visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour along the spectacular Otago Peninsula.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Distinction Dunedin

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    Distinction Dunedin



    One of Dunedin's oldest heritage buildings has been lovingly transformed into Dunedin's newest hotel. This iconic 121 room property is the ideal base for business or leisure. It is conveniently located in the rejuvenated and vibrant exchange area in the heart of Dunedin city. Each ...

    One of Dunedin's oldest heritage buildings has been lovingly transformed into Dunedin's newest hotel. This iconic 121 room property is the ideal base for business or leisure. It is conveniently located in the rejuvenated and vibrant exchange area in the heart of Dunedin city. Each elegant studio and suite boasts stylish contemporary design and functionality.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Tour Desk

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Day 20

Dunedin, Mt Cook

Set out to Koekohe Beach to view the unusual spherical-shaped Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand's finest 19th-century architecture. Continue into Mt Cook National Park. Tonight, enjoy a feature dinner.

Signature Experience
View Australasia's highest mountain, Aoraki - Mt Cook, and admire the sublime alpine scenery that abounds here.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook

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    The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook



    Discover the spectacle and drama of New Zealand's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park from the splendour and comfort of The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook. The Hermitage, located within Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, has a range of accommodation types available. The main hotel complex contains ...

    Discover the spectacle and drama of New Zealand's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park from the splendour and comfort of The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook. The Hermitage, located within Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, has a range of accommodation types available. The main hotel complex contains 164 rooms, while 32 Motel and 20 Chalet self-contained units are located 200-800m away in the village. From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place to base your adventure and discover why this region has endeared itself to Kiwi adventure seekers for so long.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 21

Mt Cook, Freedom of Choice

With some time at leisure after your chosen activity, perhaps take a stroll through the lovely alpine town.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing
Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. You may like to join a guided nature walk and learn about the region's native flora and fauna. Alternatively, during the summer months, you can board a MAC boat and get up close to the icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 22

Mt Cook, Christchurch

Pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before travelling to Christchurch.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Rydges Latimer Christchurch

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    Rydges Latimer Christchurch



    Rydges Latimer Christchurch is located just 2 minutes walking distance from the city's CBD, is within easy driving distance of a stunning collection of local attractions and activities and only a 15 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport and features 138 guest rooms and extensive ...

    Rydges Latimer Christchurch is located just 2 minutes walking distance from the city's CBD, is within easy driving distance of a stunning collection of local attractions and activities and only a 15 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport and features 138 guest rooms and extensive banquet facilities with a capacity to cater for up to 360 people, making it the largest hotel function space in Christchurch.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Restaurant

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Day 23

Depart Christchurch

Transfer to the airport.

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DEPARTURES:

2017: From Auckland: Mar. 10*; May 5; Oct 18*; Nov 2*; Dec 13

2017: From Christchurch: Mar. 24; Apr 5; Oct 6; Nov 10 & 15; Dec 1

2018: From Auckland: Jan 17; Feb 7, 16 & 21*; Mar 9* & 16*; 4 May 

2018: From Christchurch: Jan 10, 19, 26 & 30; Feb 9, 14 & 28 Mar 2 & 23; Apr 4

* Indicates Guaranteed Departure

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 22 nights accommodation
  • Touring and Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
  • Dedicated APT Tour Director and professional driver

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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