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On arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to the Cordis Hotel for 1 night. Evening welcome dinner with the rest of the group. (D)Day 2: Auckland • Rotorua
Morning tour of Auckland’s city sights before travelling south towards Rotorua. En route, visit the glow-worm caves at Waitomo. Stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua. (B)Day 3: Rotorua
Choose from a selection of included tours: unwind at the Polynesian Spa, visit Te Puia and explore the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, take a tour of the Hobbiton movie set or explore Rotorua and its three lakes in an amphibious second world war-era ‘Duck’. Tonight, gain an insight into Maori culture with a Maori hangi feast (food cooked using hot stones) and concert. (B, D)Day 4: Wellington
Travel south to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. En route, drive along the shores of Lake Taupo and pass Tongariro National Park. Enjoy an exclusive after-hours guided tour of Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Stay at James Cook Grand Chancellor for 1 night. (B, D)Day 5: Wellington • Blenheim
Morning at leisure to explore Wellington before a visit to Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand. In the afternoon, board the Interislander ferry for a scenic cruise to South Island. On arrival, take a panoramic city tour of Blenheim before transferring to the Chateau Marlborough for 1 night. Tonight, dinner will be accompanied by wines of the region, which have been paired with the meal. (B, D)Day 6: Kaikoura • Christchurch
Morning drive south to Christchurch, visiting the whale-watching town of Kaikoura en route, where there will be time to join an optional whale-watching cruise. On arrival, transfer to the Distinction Christchurch for 1 night. (B)Day 7: Twizel
In the morning, travel to a working farm for a barbecue lunch before travelling south to Twizel. En route, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo and see the spectacular Mount Cook National Park. Stay overnight at MacKenzie Country Inn. (B, L, D)Day 8: Dunedin
Travel from Twizel to Dunedin, passing the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore dam. On arrival in Dunedin, there will be a short orientation tour before spending the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. (B, D)Day 9: Te Anau
In the morning, choose from a selection of included tours such as a visit to New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle, a ride on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway, a wildlife cruise or a tour of Speight’s Brewery. In the afternoon, travel to the lakeside town of Te Anau. Stay overnight at the Distinction Hotel. (B, D)Day 10: Milford Sound • Queenstown
Morning drive to Milford Sound and join a scenic cruise. Continue to Queenstown for an orientation tour. Stay 2 nights at the Millennium Hotel. (B)Day 11: Queenstown
Choose from a selection of included excursions: ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak for thrilling luge rides, take a 4×4 minibus tour through spectacular Skippers Canyon, visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or journey deep into the mountains to Mount Nicholas High Country Farm for lunch. Evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu Walter Peak Station with an after-dinner farm show providing an insight into country farm life. (B, D)Day 12: Arrowtown • Franz Josef
In the morning, travel to Franz Josef, home to the world’s most accessible glacier. En route, pass spectacular scenery, stop at the historic gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown and take a short rainforest walk. Stay overnight at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef. (B, D)Day 13: Punakaiki
This morning enjoy an exhilarating adventure among the temperate rainforest on the West Coast Treetop Walk. Travel north to Punakaiki, the Pancake Rocks and blowhole. Overnight at Punakaiki Resort. (B, D)Day 14: Christchurch
Morning at leisure before travelling to Arthur’s Pass, where you will join the TranzAlpine train for a spectacular journey across the dramatic Southern Alps to Christchurch, considered one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world. On arrival, transfer to the Distinction Christchurch for 1 night. (B, D)Day 15: Onward travel
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Christchurch airport to fly home or continue your holiday. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Group tour manager:
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in Auckland.Superior tour:
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.Flights:
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The Cordis Hotel (formerly The Langham) is a luxurious hotel, situated in the heart of the city. Guestrooms are a blend of warm woods, handcrafted furniture and quality textiles. The ground floor restaurant offers eight interactive cooking stations, each preparing a different international cuisine. The hotels other restaurant is the Lobby lounge where in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, traditional afternoon tea is served. The property is within walking distance of Auckland's spectacular waterfront, fashion houses and tourist attractions. Features: 411 rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, rooftop heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, fitness studio. Room amenities: flat-screen television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, Wi-Fi. Please note: The Langham Auckland, one of New Zealand's leading hotels will be rebranded as Cordis, Auckland from 1st November 2017. The hotel is undergoing refurbishment of its restaurants, rooms, lobby lounge and exclusive Club Lounge, all scheduled to be completed by February 2018. To ensure there ...
Located in the heart of Dunedin, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is a landmark property made up of four buildings. There are 178 rooms and suites each with modern decor and amenities. Facilities include a gym, complimentary parking, two restaurants, a cafe and a bar.
The Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is located on the edge of the village and Westland World Heritage Park. The hotel comprises three separate wings, each with its own atmosphere and offering alpine views. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and four spa pools.
The Millennium Hotel Rotorua is located on Lake Rotorua, near to the thermal pools at Polynesian Spa. The 227 rooms all have modern decor and amenities. Facilities include a bar, a gym, swimming pool,sauna and two restaurants (one of these is not open during winter months),
The 4-star Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown close to the central shopping and entertainment area. The hotel has 220 rooms, each elegantly decorated with modern furnishings including a minibar, air conditioning, safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. Other hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym, sauna and spa.
Located a short distance from Blenheim, Chateau Marlborough provides stylish accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand's most celebrated wine regions. There are a range of room types, from studios and suites to a 2-bedroom Grande Penthouse, each equipped with modern amenities. The award-winning Quench restaurant serves a dinner menu of local produce such as Marlborough green lip mussels and New Zealand lamb. Features: 45 rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, bar, Wi-Fi, restaurant, laundry service. Room amenities: Television, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, minibar, pillow menu.
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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