12 Day New Zealand Getaway from $2695*
Explore New Zealand's North and South
Explore the delights of New Zealand on you Value-Plus Escorted Vacation. Highlights include the Bay of Islands, the geothermal geysers and rich Maori culture of Rotorua and the snow-capped mountains of the South Island.
- Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand
- Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
- Dedicated Tour Director and professional Driver
- The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
- 11 full breakfasts & 7 dinners
- All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined
- Travelscene Assist - 24 hour emergency travel assistance
- Visit the glow worm caves at Waitomo
- Immerse yourself in the Maori way of life as you indulge in a traditional Maori Hangi feast in Rotorua
- Board the Lakeland Queen for an exclusive breakfast cruise
- Take a scenic cruise on the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait
- Enjoy a full-length cruise along magnificent Milford Sound
- Traverse Mt Cook National Park
- Be enchanted by the beauty of Franz Josef Glacier
JAN: 9, 18, 27
FEB: 6, 10, 15, 22
MAR: 1, 6, 17, 31
SEP: 6, 20
OCT: 2, 13, 18, 25, 30
NOV: 8, 15, 22, 27, 29
DEC: 6, 20
JAN: 8, 12, 17, 19, 26, 29
FEB: 5, 10, 14, 16, 21, 28
MAR: 5, 9, 14, 16, 23, 30
APR: 11, 25
MAY: 9; September 5, 12, 19, 26
Trip Notes:Land content only. International and domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective 29 Sept. 2017 - 26 Sept. 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary - please enquire for details. Please ensure departing flight from Christchurch leaves no earlier than 5pm.
|1/9/2017 - 9/26/2018|
|Price per person (twin share)|
|01/09/17 - 04/12/17||$2995*|
|09/06/17 - 09/20/17||$2845*|
|10/02/17 - 03/30/18||$3195*|
|04/11/18 - 04/25/18||$2995*|
|09/05/18 - 09/26/18||$2995*|
|Terms and Conditions - Tour Code: NTA12|
*Terms & Conditions: Valid for travel selected Premier Vacations and Value Plus Vacations departing between 9 January 2017 and 26 September 2018. Discounts apply only to main tour land component, not to any flights or pre and post hotel bookings. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. All tour prices listed are land only, ‘from’ per person, double occupancy, based on low season travel. Flights are not included. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (27 December 2016). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. Tour Code: NTA12. CST#: 2001136-50.
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Itinerary effective 29 Sept. 2017 – 26 Sept. 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary. Please enquire for details
Day 1. Bay of Islands, Auckland
Be met on arrival into Auckland and transferred to your hotel. Relax prior to dinner. B D
Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel.
Insider Experience: Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying the scenery.
Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua
Leaving Auckland after breakfast, travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. Continue to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. You will also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness the phenomenal natural spectacle of erupting geysers and bubbling mud pools. B FD
Two Nights: Rydges Rotorua.
Insider Experience: Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide.
Insider Experience: For tonight’s feature dinner, enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance at Te Puia tonight. Delight in the opportunity to dine and interact with locals who will enchant you with their customs and cheerful hospitality.
Day 3. Rotorua
Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. The city is positioned on the Pacific Rim of Fire, and is therefore one of the world’s most active geothermal areas. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano - own expense. B
Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington
Farewell Rotorua and enjoy the scenery as you travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo - the largest freshwater lake in Australasia - and thundering Huka Falls. Continue south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. The evening has been left free for you to explore the vibrant dining scene independently. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you will see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce is showcased on a plate here in Wellington. B
Stay: Travelodge Wellington.
Day 5. Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch
Travel to Christchurch via Kaikoura today. B D
Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms.
Insider Experience: Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds. Weave through islands and admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton.
Day 6. Christchurch, Fox Glacier
Absorb the rural scenery from aboard your coach before beginning the ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the Southern Alps. Be sure to keep watch for the icy crests of Fox and Franz Josef glaciers as you travel through Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Over thousands of years, these natural wonders have created immense glacial valleys. Today, their rivers of ice can be seen cascading down through the lush rainforests. B D
Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier.
Day 7. Fox Glacier, 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 on Lake Wakatipu. This evening, during time at leisure, you may like to dine at one of the many restaurants in the town centre. B
Two Nights: Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Queenstown Lakeview.
Insider Experience: Settle in for a two-night stay overseeing the calming blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, all the while admiring the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains.
Day 8. Queenstown
With an entire day to spend as you please, you have the freedom to simply relax amid the beautiful lakeside setting or pursue your interests and choose one of Travelmarvel’s exciting optional experiences. You may wish to step aboard the 100-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship for a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station, or perhaps take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic views over Queenstown - both at own expense. B
Day 9. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau
Enter Fiordland National Park along the Milford Road. Continue to your hotel in Te Anau and enjoy dinner. B D
Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau
Insider Experience: Board a boat and cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding mountains of this World Heritage-listed area.
Day 10. Te Anau, Dunedin
Today you will journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin. Enjoy a guided tour then head to the nearby hills to take an intriguing tour of Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, it is filled with magnificent antiques and offers breathtaking views. Enjoy some time at leisure before dinner this evening. B D
Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Day 11. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo
See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Continue through Mt Cook National Park to Lake Tekapo. Tonight, enjoy a feature dinner. B FD
Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort
Insider Experience: Journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki - Mt Cook.
Insider Experience: Stay overlooking the shores of Lake Tekapo.
Insider Experience: Tonight, dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a memorable Farewell Dinner.
Day 12. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch
Awake to vistas of Lake Tekapo just beyond your window. Pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Transfer to Christchurch airport, arriving at 3pm. You must book your international flights to depart after 5pm, or 4pm for domestic flights.B
Itinerary effective 29 Sept. 2017 – 26 Sept. 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details.