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18 DAY Royal Tourer New Zealand - our top New Zealand vacation
18 Day New Zealand Royal Tourer Escorted Tour, Rotoura, Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch. Our most popular New Zealand Tour with guaranteed departures. Map
Day 1 DEPART
Day 2 International Dateline. Day 3 - Arrive Christchurch (D)
Day 3 On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Day 5 - Omarama - Dunedin (B,S,D)
Day 5 Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge
Day 6 - Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)
Day 6 This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room)
Day 7 - Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown (B,L)
Day 7 Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights)
Day 8 - Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)
Day 8 Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain is available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.
Day 9 - Queenstown – Arrowtown – Fox Glacier (B,D)
Day 9 Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
Day 10 - Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,D)
Day 10 Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Day 11 - Christchurch – Picton - Wellington (B,D)
Day 11Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights)
DAY 12 - Wellington (B)
Day 12 A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.
Day 13 - Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua (B,D)
Day 13 Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)
DAY 14 - Rotorua (B,SD)
Day 14 Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.
DAY 15 - Rotorua - Auckland (B,D)
Day 15 This morning depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland. This afternoon, use your Auckland Explorer Bus Pass to see all of Auckland’s highlights. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel. Hotel Copthorne Auckland City or similar
DAY 16 - Depart Auckland (B)
Day 16 Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand vacation.
Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner. Inclusions
* GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES: through 2019 available
2018: Aug 31; Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 6, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14;
2019: Jan 4, 8, 13, 18, 22, 24, 29; Feb 3, 8, 15, 19, 24; Mar 1, 5, 8, 19, 26; Apr 5, 12, 19; May 10; Jul 5; Aug 2, 30; Sep 6, 13, 20, 27.
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