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21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

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21

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$7449

North Island / South Island
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Combine a relaxing 10-day cruise on the Celebrity Solstice and a fully escorted tour New Zealand's North and South Island in this 21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach.

You will board the Celebrity Solstice in Sydney and cruise your way to Hobart where you will have a day to explore Mount Wellington and nearby attractions. You will then cruise to your first destinations in New Zealand -- Milford, Doubtful, and Dusky Sounds. You will also cruise to Dunedin, Akaroa, Tauranga, and finally arrive in Auckland for your escorted coach tour.

Explore New Zealand’s world-famous towns like the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Queenstown, and Franz Josef. Experience travelling on the iconic TranzAlpine Train before you conclude your holiday with a special dinner in Christchurch.

Save $600 + UP TO US$350 onboard credit per couple

+ FREE Classic Beverage package

OR Unlimited Internet

OR an extra $150 onboard credit per person**

Must book before 31 March 2019

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

Doutbful Sound

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

Dunedin wildlife

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

Akaroa Harbour

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

Waitangi, Bay of Islands

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

Te Puia

21 Day New Zealand Vista by Cruise and Coach

Hobbiton Movie Set

Itinerary

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Day 1Arrive SydneyD

Arrive in Sydney where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner.

Overnight Celebrity Solstice

Port Times Depart at 18:45

Day 2Cruise to HobartB,L,D

Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin.

Day 3HobartB,L,D

Docking in Hobart gives you immediate access to Mount Wellington and its incredibly beautiful surrounds. From there you can look out over the busy harbour, which plays host to yachts from all over the world.

Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00

Day 4Cruise across the Tasman SeaB,L,D

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Day 5Milford, Doubtful and Dusky SoundsB,L,D

Sail into the narrow fiords of Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising.

Day 6Cruise across the Tasman Sea to Fiordland National ParkB,L,D

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Day 7DunedinB,L,D

Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens.

Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 19:00

Day 8AkaroaB,L,D

Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays and home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin.

Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 19:00

Day 9Cruise to TaurangaB,L,D

Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with a cocktail in hand.

Day 10TaurangaB,L,D

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand.

Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00

Day 11Arrive Auckland - City Sights TourB,D

This morning arrive into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Coach Captain and enjoy an informative city tour of Auckland which includes the Auckland Domain, Parnell Rose Garden and Bastion Point. This afternoon visit Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.

Hotel Skycity Hotel

Day 12Auckland - Hokianga - Bay of IslandsB,D

Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel to the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter, home to some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. A local guide will explain how these trees are intertwined with the lives of the local Maori and the important role they play in the ecosystem that is the Waipoua Forest. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands

Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights)

Day 13Bay of Islands - Free DayB,D

oday is free to choose from the many optional activities available. You may like to take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach, the Hole in the Rock Cruise, or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Tour Guide & Coach Captain will be available to assist.

Day 14Bay of Islands to AucklandB

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei and Warkworth to Matakana to visit Sculptureum, an art experience that is internationally unique. Enjoy time to wander through the Garden of Creative Diversity and to view the hundreds of displayed works in the Galleries and garden all designed to amuse and inspire. Return to Auckland where this evening is free to dine at leisure.

Hotel Skycity Hotel

Day 15Auckland - RotoruaB,L,D

Travel to Waikato’s most visited attraction, the Hamilton Gardens. A guided tour will take you on a journey from the peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance garden followed by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh garden. Next visit Hobbiton for lunch followed by an experience of the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. A guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the set was created. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Room. 2 nights)

Day 16RotoruaB,SD

Today begins with a Gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Travel to Te Puia for a tour of the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to a Maori Village for an interactive and educational experience which culminates with a cultural performance and traditional hangi feast.

Day 17Rotorua - Auckland - QueenstownB,D

Travel to Auckland Airport where you will board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain and enjoy a tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront or similar (2 nights)

Day 18Queenstown - Free DayB

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine high above Queenstown at the Skyline Restaurant or board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu for a gourmet barbecue at Walter Peak Station (optional).

Day 19Queenstown - Franz JosefB,D

Depart Queenstown and travel via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

Day 20Franz Josef - TranzAlpine Train - ChristchurchB,SD

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory, famous for its Greenstone. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your new found friends.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel.

Day 21Depart ChristchurchB

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

COST PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

September 2019 - May 2020  
Land & Cruise Only  AU$7449
Single Supplement  AU$3850
Extra nights accommodation Pre/Post Tour
City  Twin Share Single
Christchurch  AU$125 AU$250
Extra night rates are per person in Australian Dollars, based on room only. 

* PLEASE NOTE*

Prices are correct at time of printing, but are subject to exchange rate variations and component price changes.

PAYMENT

  • Deposit: $800 per person on booking
  • Full Payment: 90 Days before travel
  • Airfares (if applicable): Paid in full on booking

CANCELLATION CHARGES

  • 151 or more days prior to departure, 50% of the deposit is refundable. Cost of airline ticket if issued is non refundable.
  • Between 91 and 150 days days prior to departure, loss of deposit plus the cost of the airline ticket if issued.
  • Between 71 and 90 days prior to departure, 25% of the tour package price.
  • Between 31 and 70 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour package price.
  • Less than 30 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour package price.

If a traveller wishes to cancel their existing booking and transfer to a new departure date, the above cancellation fees still apply.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Arrive SydneyD

Arrive in Sydney where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner.

Overnight Celebrity Solstice

Port Times Depart at 18:45

Day 2Cruise to HobartB,L,D

Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin.

Day 3HobartB,L,D

Docking in Hobart gives you immediate access to Mount Wellington and its incredibly beautiful surrounds. From there you can look out over the busy harbour, which plays host to yachts from all over the world.

Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00

Day 4Cruise across the Tasman SeaB,L,D

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Day 5Milford, Doubtful and Dusky SoundsB,L,D

Sail into the narrow fiords of Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising.

Day 6Cruise across the Tasman Sea to Fiordland National ParkB,L,D

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Day 7DunedinB,L,D

Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens.

Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 19:00

Day 8AkaroaB,L,D

Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays and home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin.

Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 19:00

Day 9Cruise to TaurangaB,L,D

Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with a cocktail in hand.

Day 10TaurangaB,L,D

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand.

Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00

Day 11Arrive Auckland - City Sights TourB,D

This morning arrive into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Coach Captain and enjoy an informative city tour of Auckland which includes the Auckland Domain, Parnell Rose Garden and Bastion Point. This afternoon visit Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.

Hotel Skycity Hotel

Day 12Auckland - Hokianga - Bay of IslandsB,D

Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel to the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter, home to some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. A local guide will explain how these trees are intertwined with the lives of the local Maori and the important role they play in the ecosystem that is the Waipoua Forest. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands

Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights)

Day 13Bay of Islands - Free DayB,D

oday is free to choose from the many optional activities available. You may like to take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach, the Hole in the Rock Cruise, or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Tour Guide & Coach Captain will be available to assist.

Day 14Bay of Islands to AucklandB

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei and Warkworth to Matakana to visit Sculptureum, an art experience that is internationally unique. Enjoy time to wander through the Garden of Creative Diversity and to view the hundreds of displayed works in the Galleries and garden all designed to amuse and inspire. Return to Auckland where this evening is free to dine at leisure.

Hotel Skycity Hotel

Day 15Auckland - RotoruaB,L,D

Travel to Waikato’s most visited attraction, the Hamilton Gardens. A guided tour will take you on a journey from the peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance garden followed by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh garden. Next visit Hobbiton for lunch followed by an experience of the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. A guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the set was created. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Room. 2 nights)

Day 16RotoruaB,SD

Today begins with a Gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Travel to Te Puia for a tour of the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to a Maori Village for an interactive and educational experience which culminates with a cultural performance and traditional hangi feast.

Day 17Rotorua - Auckland - QueenstownB,D

Travel to Auckland Airport where you will board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain and enjoy a tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront or similar (2 nights)

Day 18Queenstown - Free DayB

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine high above Queenstown at the Skyline Restaurant or board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu for a gourmet barbecue at Walter Peak Station (optional).

Day 19Queenstown - Franz JosefB,D

Depart Queenstown and travel via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

Day 20Franz Josef - TranzAlpine Train - ChristchurchB,SD

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory, famous for its Greenstone. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your new found friends.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel.

Day 21Depart ChristchurchB

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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