Explore New Zealand's North Island with no more than 20 like-minded travelers. Visit the cities Auckland and Wellington, that resound with a friendly welcome normally felt in small towns.

Our prices start from

$ 3,385 LAND ONLY

8 Days • GUIDED • 12 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Service of a travel concierge
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Welcome To Wellington

Sofitel Wellington

Dinner Included

On arrival at Wellington International Airport you'll be driven by complimentary transfer to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening, meet your traveling concierge and get to know your fellow travelers during your welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Wellington At Leisure

Sofitel Wellington

Breakfast Included

Explore Wellington at leisure. Perhaps visit Weta Workshop, home of the creative wizards behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies or learn about New Zealand's history and culture on a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand's incredible national museum and art gallery.

Day 3 - Wellington To Hawke's Bay

Porters Boutique Hotel, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel through the dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier in Hawke's Bay. In the evening, enjoy a wine tasting and dinner at Craggy Range Winery, one of the region's world-famous wineries.

Day 4 - Relaxed Start - Exploring Napier

Porters Boutique Hotel, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Enjoy a relaxed start before venturing out to explore the surrounding area. Join a local guide for a vintage car tour of the city and see the varying Art Deco architecture, the style in which Napier was rebuilt after a devastating Earthquake in 1931.

Day 5 - Geothermal Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua, Rotorua

Breakfast Included

Travel past Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, then it's on to Rotorua where on arrival a sightseeing tour offers the chance to take in views of Lake Rotorua. At Waimangu Volcanic Valley, you'll experience spectacular volcanic craters, hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly colored microbiology and a wide array of birds.

Day 6 - The Sights Of Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua, Rotorua

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Your first stop is Redwoods Treewalk, which consists of 21 suspension bridges traversing between 22 Californian Coastal Redwoods. It provides a unique view of the native undergrowth below from up to 20 meters above the ground, and with a 553-meter-long walk there is plenty of time to appreciate the beauty of the forest. Continue to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you'll discover the native beauty around the crystal clear mineral water springs. Take a behind-the-scenes tour through a working kiwi nursery and hatchery dedicated to the conservation of the national icon. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to continue exploring at your leisure or perhaps relax at your state-of-the-art hotel. This evening, savor the unique flavors of a Maori HangI feast, a meal cooked in the ground using geothermal steam, followed by a traditional concert, at the Tamaki Maori Village.

Day 7 - Waitomo And Auckland

Discover a labyrinth of magnificent, undisturbed glow-worm displays on this guided tour. Your guide will lead you down to the entrance of the cave, where you'll discover the beauty of the New Zealand Glowworm, and learn about the cave formations.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Start your day with a dazzling show during an exclusive Eco Glowworm experience at Caveworld, Waitomo. During your exclusively guided, Eco Glowworm experience, admire the magical subterranean world of Waitomo Cave. Later in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, embark on an afternoon sightseeing tour before having the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the city as you wish. Toast your travels at your celebration dinner in the company of a former New Zealand all black rugby player.

Day 8 - Farewell Auckland

Breakfast Included

After breakfast, transfer to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

2022 Tour Dates

February
4
:
$3,385
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March
4, 25
:
$3,385
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Prices are subject to change Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on February 4, 2022 travel date.

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