11 Day Discovery of New Zealand's Islands with Flights from $3699pp*

International flights, 9 day guided vacation, meals and more

Experience the contrasts of New Zealand’s distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling Harbour to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, from the rugged beauty of the West Coast to the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, new facets of New Zealand’s splendor will reveal themselves each day as you explore the Land of the Long White Cloud.

For departure on September 11, 2019 - ask us about other departure dates

Package Includes

  • Round trip economy international flights on award winning Air New Zealand
  • New Zealand domestic flights
  • Emergency after hours travel assistance
  • 8 nights guided journey through New Zeland


Depart from LAX: $3699 per person*
Depart from Chicago: $3899 per person*

Package Highlights

  • Explore Auckland & cruise on Waitemata Harbour
  • Join the O’Sullivan’s for lunch on their Waikato farm 
  • Immerse yourself in Māori culture at the Tamaki Māori Village 
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Visit a jade factory
  • See Franz Josef Glacier
  • Taste Central Otago stone fruits
  • Discover truly spectacular Milford Sound on a lunch cruise
  • Frolic in the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
  • Marvel at crystal clear Lake Tekapo
  • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland
On arrival, your day is at leisure. Later, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights
Included Meals: Dinner with wine
 
Day 2: Auckland
Start the day with a sightseeing tour and a cruise on Waitemata Harbour before time at leisure.
Included Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua
You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette OSullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm. This evening enjoy a traditional Hangi Highlight Dinner and cultural performance at the Tamaki
Family Marae.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch, Highlight Dinner
 
Day 4 Rotorua to Christchurch
Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you’ll be able to observe many species of native fauna of New Zealand. You may even spot a kiwi! Visit Te Puia thermal reserve before flying to Christchurch.
Hotel: Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 5: Christchurch to Franz Josef
Travel on the TranzAlpine train to Arthur’s Pass. Regarded as one of the world’s great train journeys, it passes through fertile farmlands to rugged gorges and ice-fed streams and lakes. At Hokitika visit a greenstone (jade) factory. Take a short walk to view Franz Josef Glacier.
Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
 
Day 6: Franz Josef to Queenstown                                               
Climb over the Haast Pass, winding past lakes and along the Kawarau River and Gorge. Visit historic Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown.
Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights                                  
Included Meals: Breakfast                                                      
                                                                               
Day 7: Milford Sound Cruise                                                  
Travel over the Devils Staircase to Te Anau and then through the rainforest of World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, on your way to Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this natural wonder. Return to Queenstown this evening.    
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch                                               
                                                                               
Day 8:  Queenstown - Free Time                                                 
A full day to explore Queenstown at your leisure. You could take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. Join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at the Boatshed, with its views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner                                   
                                                                           
Day 9: Farewell from Queenstown                                            
Say farewell to your fellow travelers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.                                                    
Included Meals: Breakfast




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Pricing Details

Depart from LAX price per person from $3699*
Depart from Chicago price per person $3899*

Travel Dates

9/11/2019 - 9/11/2019

Other travel dates apply, please call for details.

Book By

4/1/2019

Tour Code

SN19001

*Terms & Conditions: Prices are from per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel mid week (For LAX departures: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu travel in each direction for Chicago departures: Wed travel) on 11 September 2019 for guided vacation departure 13 September 2019; otherwise supplements will apply. Book by 22 March 2019. The following round-trip weekend surcharges apply for Fri/Sat/Sun in each direction: Economy $100.00, Premium $190.00, Business Premier $475.00. On SFO-originating fares if travel is via LAX, and LAX-originating fares if travel is via SFO, the following Q surcharge shall apply: USD75 per direction in Economy or Premium Economy and USD285 per direction in Business Premier. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Insurance, security deposit, one way fees and deductible are additional; please ask for details. Prices are current at time of posting (01 March 2019) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Strictly subject to availability. Not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Upgrades are available. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour Code: SN19001. CST# 2001136-50

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