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South Pacific Sampler

Duration
13 Days
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US$ 3,569

Enjoy the best of the South Pacific on this sampler of three iconic destinations. Start in Auckland, where you’ll climb the Sky Tower to survey the twin harbours; next stop is Sydney, where you can tour the Sydney Opera House and say ‘G’day’ to kangaroos at the Taronga Zoo; close out in Tahiti, where the lush mainland, black-sand beach at Pearl, and warm waters will take your breath away.


This 13-day South Pacific vacation combines some of our most popular destinations into one incredible itinerary. It takes you from Auckland to Sydney before closing out at a beach resort on the island of Tahiti.

Your South Pacific vacation begins with a flight to New Zealand and its largest city, Auckland. Framed by its twin natural harbours, Auckland is a dazzling sight. Climb the famous Sky Tower for an incredible view of the city’s natural beauty. Then spend your days taking advantage of the Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer to survey a few of the various tourist highlights. Be sure to take in at least one museum, such as the Auckland Museum, to learn about the nation’s history, while natural highlights like Auckland Domain and Mount Eden should draw the majority of your attention. Then take a Fullers Harbour Cruise across the waterways to nearby Devonport to see the Bean Rock Lighthouse and tour the naval base. While cruising, you’ll get incredible views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

From Auckland, pass to Sydney in New Zealand’s friendly neighbour, Australia. Sydney is the largest city in Australia and its most popular. With one of the world’s largest natural harbours, the city is a natural marvel. It’s also a great place to eat, drink, and marvel at the wonders of urban life. A Sydney Walking Tour will get you up to speed on the trendiest places to grab a bite or a pint, while an iVenture Pass will get you access to the big hitters when it comes to tourist attractions. Most essential among these landmarks are the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, two of the world’s most cherished manmade achievements. You’ll also want to spend some time on Bondi Beach to work on your tan and head to Taronga Zoo to get a whirlwind introduction of the incredible animals that call Australia home, including koalas and kangaroos.

From Sydney, cross the International Date Line to reach your final destination, the idyllic island of Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia and a popular haven for Globetrotters since Captain James Cook visited in the 18th century. You’ll stay at Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, which is only 30 minutes northwest of the capital of Papeete. At Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, you’ll enjoy supreme comfort as you explore the island and swim its crystal-clear waters. All 165 of the resort’s guest rooms have stunning views of Matavai Bay, while you’ll also have access to a variety of pools, restaurants, bars and lounges, as well as a fitness centre and spa.

While staying at Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, you’ll be free to explore the island. Take a walking tour to visit the island’s traditional markets and see the Cathedral of Papeete. Stop by the City Hall, a colonial palace that has become a symbol of the island’s urban centre. Afterwards, visit the Black Pearl Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated to recounting the history of this precious pearl. When you’re done exploring the urban world of Tahiti, head inland on a 4x4 to ride along the rivers of the Valley of Papenoo to see cascading waterfalls and colourful birdlife. When you’re done your island exploration, you’ll have plenty of time to snorkel through the waters, lounge on the beach with a cocktail, or head to Papeete to enjoy some delicious (and inexpensive) treats from Les Roulottes.

This South Pacific Sampler offers the best of the South Pacific, combining world-class cities and beach paradises into one incredible itinerary.


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,569

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Day 1

Depart Los Angeles

Depart Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui for your flight to Auckland. 

Day 2

Cross the International Dateline

Cross the International Dateline enroute to New Zealand and ‘lose’ a day, which you will regain on your flight home.

Day 3

Arrive Auckland

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand on the North Island, is known as the “City of Sails” due to its attractive harbour, home to thousands of sailing boats. It occupies a narrow isthmus between the harbour and the sea. It also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.

This modern city combines urban with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, islands and a rugged West Coast. For amazing views of the city, visit the Skytower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere or Mount Eden, an extinct volcano crater and the highest point in Auckland.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

MSocial Hotel Auckland

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    MSocial Hotel Auckland



    Functionally chic, this boutique hotel features 190 rooms and suites and overlooks the vibrant Princess Wharf which is home to a stunning array of dining, entertainment, and shopping experiences. Choose to stay connected both online and offline. Enjoy free Wi-Fi during your stay, relieve the ...

    Functionally chic, this boutique hotel features 190 rooms and suites and overlooks the vibrant Princess Wharf which is home to a stunning array of dining, entertainment, and shopping experiences.

    Choose to stay connected both online and offline. Enjoy free Wi-Fi during your stay, relieve the stresses of the day at the 24-hour gym or treat yourself to some of the best cuisine from around the world at M Social Restaurant. Alternatively, catch up with friends - both old and new - over a drink at M Social Bar while watching the ships come in.

    Located near Auckland's main strip, the hub of the city centre with its abundance of designer fashions, lively nightlife, shows, theatre and live music, this vibrant hotel exudes youthful energy. Don't miss a visit to the Sky Tower for the best views in town or wander through the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, with its world-class collections and exhibitions from New Zealand and around the world.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 4

Auckland Sightseeing

Today enjoy the Auckland Hop On, Hop Off Explorer, an all-day sightseeing tour visiting Auckland's Big 14 Attractions with full commentary.  The tour gives you flexibility to visits a number of Auckland attractions including SkyCity, Auckland Museum, Parnell Village, Kelly Tarlton's, Auckland waterfront, Mount Eden and Auckland Zoo. (Note entry fees are not included).

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Day 5

Auckland Harbour Cruise

Escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Sit back, relax and let the Fullers crew look after you with full commentary during the one and a half-hour harbour cruise. Visit the Viaduct Basin, see the harbour highlights including historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, and the Devonport Naval Base. The Fullers Harbour Cruise is an ideal way to experience Auckland taking in views of three major Auckland Icons: the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island, and the Sky Tower.

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Day 6

Auckland to Sydney

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sydney, Australia.

On arrival in Sydney you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney, with one of most idyllic settings in the world, is reflected in its large appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.

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Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Sydney

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    Hyatt Regency Sydney



    With Darling Harbour as it's backdrop, Hyatt Regency Sydney is Sydney's largest hotel. Stay in any of it's 892 well-appointed guestrooms nestled in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District near Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoying a great meal onsite is a given, with three dining ...

    With Darling Harbour as it's backdrop, Hyatt Regency Sydney is Sydney's largest hotel. Stay in any of it's 892 well-appointed guestrooms nestled in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District near Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoying a great meal onsite is a given, with three dining experiences including a rooftop bar and the 272-seat Circa Restaurant. Hyatt Regency Sydney offers 3,450 square metres of meeting and event space, with two ballrooms featuring seating for up to 1,800 and 21 additional meeting rooms. Whether visiting for the stunning Sydney location or in town for business, Hyatt Regency Sydney is the place to see and be seen.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Sydney iVenture Pass Sightseeing

We have included in your vacation package a Sydney iVenture 5 Attraction Pass. This includes entry to five top attractions in Sydney. The following touring suggestions on days 7-9 have been put together using included attractions on your iVenture card.

Your historic Sydney Walking Tour brings alive the story of the early convict settlement, while entertaining visitors with stories. Let your friendly and enthusiastic guide show you some of Sydney's earliest buildings, shops, old and new, homes of the "well-to-do" and the quaint cottages of the working class. Still to be seen are the pubs and hotels, once frequented by the locals and sailors alike, and the haunts of larrikins and rogues. The many historic streets, narrow alleyways, cobbled lanes, sandstone steps, and beautiful churches combine to weave a rich tapestry of life in the past and present times.

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Day 8

Sydney iVenture Pass Sightseeing

Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach and more. Enjoy recorded commentary on board. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions, sights, and shopping and dining areas at your own pace.

During your day, stop for a tour at the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is not only the most recognizable building in Australia, but it is also one of the world's great performing arts centres. Venture inside on a guided tour for a journey through the extraordinary history, breathtaking architecture and unseen workings in the daily life of this reMarchkable and fascinating building.

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Day 9

Sydney at Leisure

Enjoy a free day in Sydney at your leisure or continue to explore with your iVenture pass. Relax at one of the beautiful beaches, or explore the city’s fabulous shops and restaurants.

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Day 10/9

Sydney to Tahiti via Auckland (Cross the International Dateline)

You will be transferred to the Airport for your onward flight from Sydney to Auckland to Tahiti. On this leg of your trip, you will travel “back in time” and re-gain the day you lost crossing the International Dateline. Depart Sydney in the morning, and arrive Tahiti the evening of the previous day.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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Duration3 Nights
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Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort

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    Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort is an idyllic resort perfect for a holiday getaway. Located on the sunny north west coast of Tahiti, the resort is located 30 minutes by car from Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport and Papeete's shopping district. The resort is comprised of 165 ...

    Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort is an idyllic resort perfect for a holiday getaway. Located on the sunny north west coast of Tahiti, the resort is located 30 minutes by car from Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport and Papeete's shopping district. The resort is comprised of 165 guest rooms including 85 ocean view rooms, is set amidst four acres of tropical gardens, and features stunning views over Matavai Bay.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 10

Tahiti Sightseeing

This morning enjoy an excursion that begins with walking tour of the traditional le marché where the Tahitians sell fish, fruit and crafts. Feel the warm atmosphere and shop around for typical souvenirs. Next, visit the Cathedral of Papeete and the Vaima Center to enjoy its numerous shops. Stop to see the exterior of City Hall; inaugurated in 1990, this colonial palace and garden has become a famous symbol downtown Papeete. End the tour by visiting the Black Pearl Museum. The only museum in the world dedicated to the pearl in general and the black pearl in particular. From the shores of Egypt to those of Asia and Pacific, discover the mysteries of the pearl, its legends and virtues.

The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, we recommend you explore the famous Les Roulottes (Food Trucks) for an inexpensive cultural and gastronomic experience.

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Day 11

Tahiti Mountain Safari

Today explore the scenic interior of the island. Embark on a 4x4 into the heart of the island of Tahiti. Admire the valley of Papenoo which is famous for its rivers and enjoy the incredible waterfall and tropical plant views. This is a relaxing place where you can really get back to nature. Your guide will be present throughout the journey and will answer any questions you may have about local flora and fauna and geology.

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Day 12

Tahiti to Los Angeles

Enjoy your last day in paradise. Relax around the swimming pool, take a trip in to town and visit le marché or shop for black pearls.

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles.

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Day 13

Arrive North America

Arrive Los Angeles and connect to your home town.

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

2017 DEPARTURES
Date Twin
US$
Single
US$
Twin
CA$
Single
CA$
26 Nov - 08 Dec'17 $ 3,769 $ 5,569 $ 4,739 $ 7,119
03 - 16 Dec'17* $ 3,829 $ 5,619 $ 4,969 $ 7,349
2018 DEPARTURES
14 - 26 Jan'18 $ 3,749 $ 5,569 $ 4,819 $ 7,119
28 Jan - 09 Feb'18 $ 3,749 $ 5,569 $ 4,819 $ 7,199
18 Feb - 02 Mar'18 $ 3,699 $ 5,559 $ 4,739 $ 7,119
11 - 23 Mar'18 $ 3,699 $ 5,559 $ 4,739 $ 7,119
08 - 20 Apr'18 $ 3,749 $ 5,569 $ 4,819 $ 7,199
22 Apr -  04 May'18 $ 3,699 $ 5,559 $ 4,739 $ 7,119
06 - 18 May'18 $ 3,699 $ 5,559 $ 4,739 $ 7,119
20 May - 01 Jun'18 $ 3,569 $ 5,439 $ 4,579 $ 6,959

 

*The 03 December departure is 14 days in duration, It includes 1 additional night in Tahiti.

BONUS OFFERS:

This vacation includes the following bonus offers –

Valued savings up to $1550 US / CA $2000 per couple

  • Free room upgrade in Auckland at MSocial Hotel Auckland
  • A free night in Sydney at the Hyatt Regency Sydney 
  • A free night in Tahiti at the Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort
  • Goway Exclusive Special Airfare

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare with Air Tahiti Nui and partner airlines from Los Angeles to Auckland, Sydney and Tahiti, including taxes
  • All round trip airport to hotel transfers
  • 3 nights at MSocial, Auckland
  • Auckland Explorer Hop On, Hop Off bus tour
  • Auckland Harbour Cruise
  • 4 nights at Hyatt Regency, Sydney
  • Sydney iVenture Attraction Pass (access to 5 Attractions)
  • 3 nights at Pearl Beach Resort, Tahiti (Note: the 3 December departure includes 4 nights in Tahiti)
  • Tahiti City Tour 
  • Half Day Mountain Safari Tour Tahiti
  • Breakfast Daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Book by 31Mar’18

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double or single share accommodation and for travel in dates as specified including international economy class airfare from Los Angeles and all taxes. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. This itinerary is based on travel on select dates; it is not possible to shorten or extend the duration of the itinerary.


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