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Royal New Zealand

18 Day
Between Christchurch and Auckland
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Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness Milford Sound and attend a Scenic Enrich special screening of a short film about its history. Fertile farmland accompanies your route to Mount Cook and onwards to Lake Tekapo. Wellington invites you to an exclusive workshop with the team behind ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and Rotorua immerses you in Mãori tradition at an authentic hangi dinner. Its unique geothermal activity poses the perfect relaxing retreat, before your adventure ends in Auckland, with lunch at the award-winning Hamilton Gardens.
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* From price is for a 06 November 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Fly with a world-renowned airline from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham or Glasgow.Why not include an outbound stopover? Enquire for details (additional expense). Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2
In Flight

Relax as you fly towards your destination. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 3
Arrive Christchurch

Kia Ora and welcome to Christchurch for a two-night stay. The wonder of New Zealand begins here, celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service

Meals included: Dinner
Day 4
Christchurch

Freechoice: Go punting on the River Avon, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or see Christchurch from an open top bus. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is entirely yours.

Freechoice

Go punting on the River Avon, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or see Christchurch from an open top bus. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is entirely yours.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5
Christchurch > Franz Josef

Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay.

Optional Flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of landing on this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense). Please call for details.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Franz Josef > Queenstown

Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your two-night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7
Queenstown

Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak or ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown. Or, simply relax at the restaurant in your hotel.

Freechoice

Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River or for a more leisurely pace, enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet or take a 4WD Safari on the Scenes tour exploring 'The Lord of the Rings' filming locations. A guided tour through Skippers Canyon is also available for you to enjoy or a guided walk around the lake edge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Queenstown > Te Anau

Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound. Be in awe of the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls.

Your base for tonight is Te Anau.

Enrich

Experience a special screening of Ata Whenua –Shadowland. Also known as Fiordland on film, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the world heritage wilderness.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9
Te Anau > Mt Cook

See the fertile, sheep-filled farming land of Central Otago en route before soaking up the alpine landscape of Mt Cook National Park. Enjoy a Special Stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Mt Cook > Christchurch

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains before arriving back in Christchurch for an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11
Christchurch > Wellington

Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. Travel in the premium lounge on your ferry journey across the Marlborough Sounds to start your discovery of the North Island. Discover the nation’s capital city Wellington with your two-night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Wellington

Enjoy a city tour before visiting Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand.

Enrich

Take an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people, told with authority and passion. Concludes with kapu ti – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food.

Enrich

Exclusive to Scenic guests, you’ll meet the team from Weta Workshop, responsible for movies like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy and ‘King Kong’. Get up close and personal with movie props and learn the secrets behind movie magic before enjoying dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Wellington > Rotorua

Experience the force of nature at Huka Falls before visiting magnificent Lake Taupo. Your base for the next two nights is Rotorua.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14
Rotorua

Be amazed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia.

Tonight, immerse yourself in Mãori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner.

Optional Flight - Take a flight to Mt Tarawera, includes a volcanic landing. (Additional expense). Please call for details.

Freechoice

Enjoy New Zealand’s famous sheep show and meet a Kiwi of the feathered kind or take an amphibious duck tour of Rotorua’s city and lakes. Relax in the geothermal pools, or visit the movie set of Hobbiton. Alternatively, enjoy wine-tasting and the skyline gondola.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15
Rotorua > Auckland

Today the scenery is of the rolling hills and farmlands of the Waikato region.

Arrive in the City of Sails this afternoon and enjoy a two night stay in Auckland.

Your dining choices for tonight include a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Degree Gastro Bar, Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City or dinner at Grand Millennium Brasserie.

Enrich

Discover the award-winning Hamilton Gardens on your guided tour. The gardens are themed and explore civilisations and recreate historically important garden styles throughout history. Enjoy lunch in one of the private themed gardens.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Auckland

Later, look forward to your farewell dinner.

Freechoice

Choose from a range of Auckland’s attractions – enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively take a leisurely morning harbour cruise or Waitakere Wilderness Experience and discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 17
Auckland > UK

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, enquire for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in New Zealand for three extra nights, please call for details. Included on board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 18
Arrive UK

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