Best of New Zealand Summer 2020

Best of New Zealand Summer 2020


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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.

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Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Room match may not be available on all dates and/or vacations, ask your travel consultant for applicable itineraries. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From the pristine white beaches of the North Island to the snow-capped peaks of the South - yours to explore along an epic journey through New Zealand.

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland
Welcome to Auckland, one of the world's most liveable cities. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm), then spend your day at leisure before joining your Travel Director for an evening Welcome Reception.
Accommodation: Stamford Plaza
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights)
We journey north through lush farmland to the Bay of Islands, where we'll cruise the game waters once plied by Māori fishermen. Delve into the legend of the 'Hole in the Rock' (weather permitting), visit historic Cape Brett and sail past the deserted beaches and secluded coves that dot the bay as you return via Paihia to the mainland.
Accommodation: Copthorne Resort (Water View Room)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sightseeing
Today, your choice of sightseeing: sail aboard a historic tall ship; take a guided tour of Russell with lunch at the local pub; explore the Bay of Islands and visit three wineries for tastings or see the sights on a Highlights Tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Bay of Islands - Auckland
Indulge in some me-time this morning before returning to Auckland. Your journey takes you to Whangarei, New Zealand's northernmost city, before continuing to Parry Kauri Park, where you'll have an opportunity to walk amongst the Kauri giants that have towered over the forest floor for millennia. This evening, join your Travel Director for dinner at your hotel.
Accommodation: Stamford Plaza
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights)
Gain a deeper understanding of why Auckland justifiably earns its reputation as the City of Sails. Discover its must-see sights, including panoramic views from the Sky Tower, 328 metres above the city. Continue to Rotorua and tour Te Puia thermal valley with a 'Local Specialist' before enjoying a Hangi Regional Dinner at the Tamaki Maori Village.
Accommodation: Millennium
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - Rotorua Sightseeing
Embark on your choice of sightseeing: visit the Glowworm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves; take an ancient forest zipline adventure; see the wizardry of the Hobbiton movie set or explore Rotorua and its lakes in an amphibious WWII-era Duck.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Rotorua - Wellington
Travel through pine forests and farmland to the raging Huka Falls, which feeds Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. Continue south over the central plateau and along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into New Zealand's nature, heritage and art during an exclusive guided tour of Te Papa Museum, then conclude your day with a Regional Dinner which reveals Wellington's reputation as the country's culinary capital.
Accommodation: James Cook Grand Chancellor
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 8 - Wellington - Blenheim
Embrace your inner hipster this morning and immerse yourself in your cool surrounds during some free time to explore the Capital of Cool on your terms. This afternoon, prime your sea legs for a cruise through the Cook Strait into the quiet waters of Queen Charlotte Sound. Journey to seaside Picton, then Blenheim, where tonight you'll enjoy dinner prepared from local produce and paired with the local Sauvignon Blanc for which the Marlborough region is famous.
Accommodation: Chateau Marlborough
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9 - Blenheim - Christchurch
Travel to Kaikoura and delve into its whaling heritage, keeping a keen eye for Sperm Whales that can often be seen not far from shore (an Optional Experience whale-watching scenic flight is available). Continue along the Pacific Ocean coast and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, the Garden City of New Zealand.
Accommodation: Distinction
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Christchurch - Twizel
Join us for a taste of country life at Morelea, where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest barbecue lunch and enjoy home-grown hospitality in the home of Angie and Stan Taylor. Journey past Lake Pukaki and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Your encounter with the arresting beauty of New Zealand's South Island continues in Mount Cook National Park, our last stop today before arriving in Twizel.
Accommodation: MacKenzie Country Inn
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 11 - Twizel - Dunedin Sightseeing
Journey along the Waitaki River, stopping briefly at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through to the township of Oamaru with its famous white limestone buildings and then on to Dunedin. This afternoon your choice of sightseeing: tour Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle; ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway; take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise or embark on an interactive tour of Speight's Brewery.
Accommodation: Scenic Southern Cross
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 12 - Dunedin - Te Anau
Connect with the Scottish heritage of Dunedin with some free time to explore the city this morning. Later, journey through pastural landscapes dotted with sheep before arriving in Te Anau on the shore of Lake Te Anau, the gateway to Milford Sound's tranquil waters. Enjoy time at leisure this evening for a Trafalgar highlight - an Optional Experience cruise across the lake to the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.
Accommodation: Distinction
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 13 - Te Anau - Queenstown (2 Nights)
Immerse yourself in the startling natural splendour of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Take a nature cruise, slicing through the mystical Milford Sound, past such highlights as Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Journey over the Devil's Staircase later, and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, bound for Queenstown.
Accommodation: Millennium
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - Queenstown Sightseeing
Dive right into the adventure capital today with your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat; take a gondola to Bob's Peak then visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or take a minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. This evening, cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand's oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Here you'll indulge in a gourmet barbecue Regional Dinner at the Colonel's Homestead. Then enjoy an entertaining after-dinner farm show providing insights into high-country farm life.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 15 - Queenstown - Franz Josef
Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before continuing your journey to Cromwell to savour the flavours of delicious stone fruit. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka, then travel over Haast Pass and on to the luminescent white wilderness of Franz Josef Glacier.
Accommodation: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 16 - Franz Josef - Punakaiki
Spend some free time this morning exploring the icy depths of the glacier. Later, travel to Hokitika, renowned for its exquisite greenstone craft, where you'll visit a factory and admire a jewellery demonstration by a 'Local Specialist' master carver. Continue to the limestone Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of Punakaiki, before spending the night at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - an eco-friendly resort on the waterfront.
Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 17 - Punakaiki - Christchurch
Tour Monteith's Brewing Company including tastings and lunch, before boarding the TranzAlpine train for one of the world's most scenic journeys. Celebrate an epic journey at a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends in Christchurch.
Accommodation: Distinction
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 18 - Depart Christchurch
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim, Dunedin, Christchurch.
  • CRUISE in Bay of Islands, on the Cook Strait, on Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound.
  • VIEW the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.
  • VISIT the Bay of Islands, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Franz Josef Glacier

Dining Highlights

  • 17 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches (Including Connect with Locals)
  • 12 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
3.7
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 3 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Excellent trip and very good accommodations with some ocean view and lake view. The food served was delicious and plenty of varieties. The dinners were served with wine and beer, that was also very good. In short , we had a wonderful experience of New Zealand tour with Trafalgar. The tour director was very knowledgable and driver was driving very safe and we never got lost.


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