Experience the best of New Zealand on this unforgettable vacation filled with dramatic scenery, cultural exchanges, and the country’s top attractions. Your tour starts in Auckland, ends in Queenstown, and overnights along the way in the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, and Franz Josef.</BR></BR>You’ll experience some of New Zealand’s most majestic scenery throughout this New Zealand tour.Spend time in the picturesque Bay of Islands region and enjoy a scenic cruise to the iconic “Hole in the Rock.” In Rotorua, visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, to see New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pots. Continue south through New Zealand’s lush green North Island to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.</BR></BR>A scenic inter-island ferry brings you to New Zealand’s South Island. In Christchurch, board one of the world’s most scenic trains and travel across the Southern Alps. Two nights at Franz Josef won’t be enough as you admire the incredible views and have a chance to participate in a Glacier Valley walk. But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy an excursion to Fiordland National Park, boasting some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, where you’ll have an unforgettable cruise on Doubtful Sound. </BR></BR>It’s not just amazing scenery you’ll experience on this New Zealand tour. Throughout the tour, Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch, enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local Queenstown winery, and join a local New Zealand family in Rotorua for dinner in their home and a chance to immerse yourself in New Zealand culture. </BR> </BR>From the cosmopolitan city of Auckland to rugged and remote Doubtful Sound, you are sure to return home with lots of photos and unforgettable memories to share with friends and family!
AUCKLAND SightseeingBAY OF ISLANDS Visit the Waitangi Treaty House; scenic cruiseROTORUA Dinner at a [LF] local family’s home; visit Rainbow Springs and Te Puia; traditional [LF] Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performanceMARTON Visit a [LF] local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunchWELLINGTON Sightseeing including cable car ride; visit the botanic gardens and Te PapaINTERISLANDER FERRY Scenic cruising across Cook StraitCHRISTCHURCH OrientationTRANZALPINE TRAIN Scenic train journeyFRANZ JOSEF Glacier Valley walkQUEENSTOWN [LF] Winery visit and tasting; visit Fiordland National Park; cruise on Doubtful Sound
American breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 6 dinners including a farewell dinner in Queenstown