27 Day Australia & New Zealand Cruise & Coach

27 Day Australia & New Zealand Cruise & Coach

See the best of Australia & New Zealand from the ocean on board one of the most luxurious superliners, Celebrity Solstice. Combined with a luxury coach tour with Grand Pacific, visiting Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Queenstown and Franz Josef. You are bound to have a truly wonderful Cruise & Coach experience.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Premium Coach Tour
From: Fremantle to Christchurch
Departures: Feb 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $9594 per person
Tour Operator: Grand Pacific Tours
Pace: Relaxing
Duration: 27 Days
Tour Code: GPNZ27

Inclusions

16 nights on the luxurious superliner - "Celebrity Solstice" Cruise
Deluxe Balcony Cabin onboard the Celebrity Solstice (Vista Deck 8)
World class dining in a range of unique venues (breakfast, lunch & dinner daily)
Inspiring activities such as cooking classes and wine tasting
10 nights premium hotel accommodation including hotel porterage
8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua; Farewell Dinner - Christchurch
Sky Tower
Kauri Museum
Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Hamilton Gardens
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride & Agrodome
Thermal mud pools and geysers
Coast to coast TranzAlpine Train journey through the Southern Alps
Travel wallet, comprehensive customised itinerary, bound map book, accommodation & activity vouchers and local travel guides

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Fremantle

Arrive in Fremantle where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner. Port Time Depart 20:00

Cruise: Celebrity Solstice (16 nights) (D)

Day 2
Cruising

Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin. (B,L,D)

Day 3
Esperance

Esperance boasts some of the most pristine and untouched coastal scenery. (B,L,D)

Day 4
Cruising

The Celebrity Solstice offers an unparalleled wealth of dining, from The Main Restaurant to casual dining at the Ocean View Cafe or the specialty dining experiences where each restaurant offers a unique culinary journey. (B,L,D)

Day 5
Cruising

The Celebrity Solstice offers an unparalleled wealth of dining, from The Main Restaurant to casual dining at the Ocean View Cafe or the specialty dining experiences where each restaurant offers a unique culinary journey. (B,L,D)

Day 6
Adelaide

Voted Australia’s most liveable city, Adelaide is easy to get around. The city rises from the middle of a tree-covered plain, between rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west. Port Times Arrive 07:00 Depart 16:00 (B,L,D)

Day 7
Cruising

From morning until night, there are hundreds of different activities happening onboard your cruise ship, your Tour Guide is on hand to assist you. (B,L,D)

Day 8
Melbourne

Arrive into Melbourne, where a short tram ride will take you into the city. At its centre is the strikingly modern Federation Square with many bars and restaurants. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 19:00 (B,L,D)

Day 9
Cruising

Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand. (B,L,D)

Day 10
Sydney

Considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything – from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00 (B,L,D)

Day 11
Cruising

Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin. (B,L,D)

Day 12
Cruising

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the land of the long white cloud. (B,L,D)

Day 13
Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sounds

Sail into the narrow fiords of the Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your massive ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising. (B, L, D)

Day 14
Dunedin

Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the South. Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens. Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 19:00. (B, L, D)

Day 15
Cruising

Enjoy a day at sea exploring this luxurious ship. You may like to schedule a massage or join a class in the fitness centre with floor to ceiling views of the seas. (B, L, D)

Day 16
Tauranga

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand. Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 18:00 (B, L, D)

Day 17
Arrive Auckland - City Sights Tour

This morning arrive into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Coach Captain and enjoy an informative city tour which includes the Auckland Domain, Parnell Rose Garden and Bastion Point. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.

Stay: Skycity Hotel (B)

Day 18
Auckland - Hokianga - Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel north through Dargaville to the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter, with some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. A local guide will explain how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 19
Bay of Islands at Leisure

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. The rest of today is free. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Hole in the Rock Cruise, a relaxing luncheon cruise or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Tour Guide & Coach Captain will be available to assist. (B, D)

Day 20
Bay of Islands - Auckland

Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth to Auckland for some free time. This evening is also free for you to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

Stay: Skycity Hotel (B)

Day 21
Auckland - Rotorua

Travel to the Hamilton Gardens for a guided tour that will take you on a journey from the peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance Garden followed by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh garden. Next visit Hobbiton for lunch followed by an experience of the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. A guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the set was created. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Stay: Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 22
Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Travel to Te Puia for a guided tour of the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to a Maori village for an interactive and educational experience which culminates with a cultural performance and traditional hangi feast. (B, SD)

Day 23
Rotorua - Auckland - Queenstown

Travel to Auckland Airport where you will board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain & enjoy a town tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel.

Stay: Millennium Queenstown (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 24
Queenstown at Leisure

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening is free and you may wish to dine high above Queenstown at the Skyline Restaurant or board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu for dinner at Walter Peak Station (optional). (B)

Day 25
Queenstown - Franz Josef

Depart Queenstown and travel via the Haast Pass to the 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 before continuing to Franz Josef.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas wing) (B, D)

Day 26
Franz Josef - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Stay: Sudima Christchurch (B, SD)

Day 27
Depart Christchurch

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

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