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Magnificent New Zealand: Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation

Duration
23 Days
Prices From:
US$ 9,095

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$ 9,095

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Day 1

Arrive Christchurch

On arrival in Christchurch, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you have the afternoon and evening to relax.

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.

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    • Conference Facilities
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Day 2

Christchurch, Mt Cook

Traverse the Canterbury plains to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Enjoy Welcome Drinks and Dinner tonight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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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.

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

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Day 3

Mt Cook

Personalise your time in Mt Cook with our range of Freedom of Choice activities available today.

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 4

Mt Cook, Dunedin

Set out along the shores of Lake Pukaki to Oamaru. Continue to Koekohe Beach to view the unusual spherical-shaped Moeraki Boulders. Arrive in Dunedin this afternoon and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.

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 5

Dunedin, Te Anau

After your activity, absorb the breathtaking scenery as you travel to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau.

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
Duration2 Nights
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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 6

Te Anau

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 7

Te Anau, Milford Sound Cruise, Queenstown

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. After, travel to Queenstown.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

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    Millennium Hotel Queenstown



    Whether staying for business or pleasure this hotel has something for everyone to enjoy. The Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown close to the central shopping, entertainment areas and minutes from various other outdoors activities such as bungee jumping, white water ...

    Whether staying for business or pleasure this hotel has something for everyone to enjoy. The Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown close to the central shopping, entertainment areas and minutes from various other outdoors activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and jet boating. All of the 220 rooms and suites have been created with touches of luxury and have an atmosphere of relaxation.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Queenstown

Choose your sightseeing, then tonight, select your dining experience.

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Movie buffs may like to visit key Lord of the Rings filming locations, while thrillseekers 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
Select from a number of restaurants during a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9

Queenstown

Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown with a full day at leisure. You may like to take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu, or take part in the thrill of a lifetime in this adventurous city.

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Day 10

Queenstown, Franz Josef

Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown with a full day at leisure. You may like to take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu, or take part in the thrill of a lifetime in this adventurous city.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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    Te Waonui Forest Retreat



    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.

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

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Day 11

Franz Josef, TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

Travel through deep gorges, river valleys and across the Southern Alps all the way to Christchurch.

Signature Experience
Join New Zealand's famous TranzAlpine train and experience one of the world's greatest rail journeys.

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.

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    • Restaurant

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Day 12

Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim

Follow the east coast to Kaikoura. Later, traverse the Marlborough region to Blenheim.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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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 (for Self Park)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 13

Blenheim

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.

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Day 14

Blenheim, Wellington

Cruise to the North Island today.

Signature Experience
Cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry.

Freedom of Choice Dining
Tonight, choose where to dine.

Meal Plan Breakfast and 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 15

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.

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Day 16

Wellington, Napier

Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges 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 Art Deco High Tea, featuring sweet and savory treats.

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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 (for Self Park)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 17

Napier, Taupo, Rotorua

Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo. Travel to Rotorua.

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

Meal Plan Breakfast and 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)
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    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 18

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.

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

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Day 19

Rotorua, Bay of Islands

Travel through Waikato farmland to Cambridge and Auckland. Then follow along the east coast to the Bay of Islands.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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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 (for Self Park)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 20

Bay of Islands

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.

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Day 21

Bay of Islands Cruise, Auckland

After your cruise, continue your journey along the coast to Auckland.

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
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 22

Auckland

This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.

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 23

Depart Auckland

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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DEPARTURES:

From Auckland
2019: Jan 16; Feb 6, 15, 20; Mar 8, 15; May 3* 

From Christchurch
2019: Jan 9, 18, 25, 29; Feb 8, 13, 27; Mar 22; Apr 3; Sep 17

* 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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