Visit: Melbourne, Sydney, Queenstown, Christchurch, Rotorua, Auckland, Gold Coast
Day 01 : Depart the USA
Depart the USA for New Zealand. Your trans-Pacific flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment
Day 02 : En Route
Cross the International Dateline en route to New Zealand and skip a day ahead
Day 03 : Arrive in Auckland
Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, known as the "City of Sails". You'll be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and briefing by your tour manager on the exciting tour that lies ahead
Day 04 : Tour Auckland's Museum and Sky Tower
This morning's tour of this multi-cultural city begins at the Sky Tower; standing at almost 1100 feet tall, it is the highest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere and has become an iconic part of Auckland's skyline. From the top, see breathtaking views of the sparkling harbor and the city and beyond. Then, on to the renowned Auckland Museum, housed in one of New Zealand's outstanding historical buildings. Here, you'll see the monumental carvings, canoes and Tonga (treasures) of the Maori people along with an impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits depicting the growth of the country. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the many diverse delights of this fascinating city.
Day 05 : Flight to Queenstown
Depart Auckland on a flight to Queenstown, named for Queen Victoria. The town, nestled on the shores of crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu, is considered New Zealand's scenic adventure capital. Its fabulous outdoor attractions and resort-like atmosphere are enjoyed by international travelers as well as by the local "kiwis". En route to the hotel, make a stop at the historic Kawarau Bridge followed by a visit to the charming gold-rush village of Arrowtown, nestled among the peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. Time to walk along the tree-lined avenues of this colorful town filled with 19th century miner's cottages, or enjoy the delightful shops filled with New Zealand crafts, art galleries and lovely cafes before continuing to Queenstown via Arthurs Point, a small township beside the famous Shotover River.
Day 06: Full Day in Queenstown
Enjoy a full day tour to the Milford Sound. Travel to World Heritage Fiordland National Park, rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. En route to Milford Sound stop at Te Anau and the glacier-hewn Eglinton Valley before embarking on the cruise out into the fjord with scenic views of temperate rainforest, stunning Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Possible wildlife viewings include seals, birds and occasionally even dolphins or penguins. Late afternoon, return to Queenstown Overnight: Queenstown
Day 07: Queenstown to Dunedin
Travel today through the award-winning Gibbston Valley, known as the 'Valley of the Vines', one of the most scenic wine growing areas in the world. Vineyards are sandwiched, sometimes precariously, between rugged mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. This area is known for its consistently superb wines, with worldwide recognition and an avalanche of international awards for the Pinot Noir. Continue past the picturesque and historic townships of Cromwell, Clyde and the huge Clyde Dam to Alexandra. Then, we journey along the Clutha River and past the multiple orchards that define this area as New Zealand's fruit bowl before arriving in Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city, well-known for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture and its close proximity to amazing wildlife,
Day 08: Tour of Dunedin
A day to enjoy Dunedin, arguably New Zealand's most spectacular city in terms of contrasting landscapes, nestled in tree-clad hills at the head of a beautiful harbor. The city flourished during the great 19th century gold rush and is now the major gateway to the Otago region. Discover the city with a morning tour highlighted by a visit to the Dunedin Railway Station, a jewel in the country's architectural crown; Baldwin Street, the steepest residential street in the world; and the prestigious Otago University. Also, visit the Olveston historic homestead, built in the early 1900s, a superb turn-of-the-century house with lavish furnishings and a stunning art collection. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 09 : Dunedin to Christchurch, Flight to Melbourne
Depart Dunedin, following the east coast of the South Island north through Oamaru, renowned for its stunning limestone architecture. Travel through the small rural communities of Timaru and Ashburton before traversing the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch for a brief introductory tour before continuing to the airport.
Bid farewell to your New Zealand tour manager and board the flight to Melbourne, Australia. Get ready for the next adventure as you're welcomed by your Australian tour manager in the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne on the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Arrive late tonight at the hotel.
Day 10: Melbourne City Tour
The tour of Melbourne this morning highlights the mingling of the city's cultures, monuments and scenic delights, from the magnificent gardens to the riverside complexes and bayside suburbs with elegant 19th century architecture. In the afternoon, time to stroll on your own, or join the not-to-be-missed optional tour to Phillip Island. Depart the busy city and suburbs, traveling out into the rural countryside to visit Australia's most popular wildlife attraction and home to the one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world. Optional: Afternoon/Evening Little Penguin Parade.
Day 11: Flight to Sydney
Take morning flight to vibrant Sydney, one of the world's most beautiful cities. Upon arrival, the panoramic tour starts at world famous Bondi Beach and historic and fashionable Paddington with its unique terrace houses, continuing to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens which offer extraordinary views of celebrated Sydney Harbor, the Harbor Bridge and the striking Sydney Opera House poised majestically on the water's edge, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass historic buildings including the Parliament House, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Queen Victoria Building. Then, to The Rocks, a historic area where the city was founded by Captain Arthur Phillip and his working parties of convicts. Shop for Opals at a local shop, the best in the world - Australia provides approximately 97% of the world's supply. Spend the balance of the day at leisure.
Day 12: Full Day in Sydney
There is much to see, and much to do in Sydney! Enjoy your leisure time traveling around the city independently. Be sure to linger in The Rocks area with its charming pubs, bistros, and galleries along the main streets and squares. Or, travel out to one of Sydney's famous beaches for some fun in the sun with the locals. If you're feeling adventurous, have the experience a lifetime on an optional invigorating climb to the top of the world-famous Sydney Harbor Bridge. This morning, a professional team of experienced climbers will escort you to the very top and will provide you with a lasting memento. The rest of the day is yours! Or an optional alternative is a lovely Lunch Cruise by catamaran on Sydney Harbour where you'll feast on a seafood buffet while enjoying the sights of Sydney from the catamaran's extensive decks Optional: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (AM), Optional: Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour,
Day 13: Flight to Denarau Island, Fiji
Surrounded by lagoon swimming pools and lush tropical gardens and bordered by a beautiful golf course, the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island features an ideal location in paradise. A fabulous beach resort, this Fiji hotel is just 20 minutes from the international airport. Radisson Blu hotel boasts four diverse restaurants that cater to families and couples. Activities include the very popular kids club and white water slide, plus water sports, beach activities, day cruises and helicopter tours of Fiji.
Day 14: Captain Cook Tivua Day Cruise
Set sail aboard tall ship "Ra Marama" or sailing catamaran "Fiji One" departing Denarau and cruise to Tivua Island - surrounded by a white sandy beach and 500 acres of coral gardens. The cruise includes snorkeling and glass bottom boat tours, tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, beer, wine and soft drinks on Tivua Island, kava ceremony and entertainment, volleyball, use of canoes, snorkeling equipment and beach-mats.
Duration 7Hours. Day 15: Depart for the USA
Transfer Denarau Island Hotels to the Nadi airport for your trans-Pacific flight back to the USA.
OPTIONAL TOURS: Day 11: Philip Island tour: Price per person: USD 127
This afternoon travel to Phillip Island and visit Australia's most popular wildlife attraction and home to the one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world. The Little Penguin is the world's smallest penguin and the Penguin Parade is the best place to experience this natural phenomenon. Every sunset, wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows. Experience the parade from the viewing area at the beach and then wander the boardwalks and watch the penguins return to their burrows. Pick-up details to be advised locally.
Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
Day 13: Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbor: Price per person: USD 82
Take a two-hour luncheon cruise by catamaran on Sydney Harbour. You'll feast on a seafood buffet while cruising Sydney Harbour in a luxury air-conditioned catamaran - an unforgettable dining experience! You'll see all the sights of Sydney Harbour from the catamaran's extensive decks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera house and Fort Denison. The buffet lunch, freshly prepared onboard features hot & cold dishes, a selection of salads, fresh fruit and tea or coffee. Pick-up and drop off at hotel is not included. Details to be advised locally.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
PRICE PER PERSON: $5,999 (double occupancy) which includes:
Flights New York-Auckland, Sydney-New York
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
All intra-flights: Auckland-Queenstown, Christchurch-Melbourne & Melbourne-Sydney
14 nights First Class accommodations
2 nights Auckland
3 nights Queenstown
2 nights Dunedin
2 nights Melbourne
3 nights Sydney
2 nights in Fiji, Denarau Island
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Entrance fees per itinerary
THE TOUR PRICES DOES NOT INCLUDES:
VISA, PASSPORT services and charges
Tips, Porterage (at airports), Gratuities
Meals and services other than what is specified in the itinerary
Expenses of personal nature such as meals and snacks (which are not included in the itinerary), hotel service charges (such as Internet fees, room services, telephone calls, laundry services, in-room-beverages, water etc.)
Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required.
Passengers who are not U.S. citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what personal identification is required. Passengers who enter, leave and then re-enter the same country on their itinerary should check if they require a double-entry visa.
Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages.
PRICES: Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and until final payment are subject to change without notice. If the US Dollar devalues by 5% or more, Tiwari Tours, Its associates or vendors reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Prices do not include items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions. Prices are correct at time of publication; however, as airfares continually fluctuate and classes of service may have limited capacity, tour package prices and availability will change accordingly. In case of human or computer error, Tiwari Tours, Its associates or vendors reserves the right to re-invoice for the correct price or service. A full refund will be made to passengers who choose not to pay an increase, provided Tiwari Tours & Travels, Its associates or vendors receives a written cancellation within five days of the price increase notification.
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PRICE PER PERSON: $5,999