21 Day Ultimate Cruise and North Island Experience

21 Day Ultimate Cruise and North Island Experience

21 Day Ultimate Cruise and North Island Experience. Indulge in AquaClass ® on Celebrity Eclipse® and tour in ultimate style. Enjoy a luxury cruise travel the North Island of New Zealand on Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows .

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Small Group Tours
From: Melbourne to Wellington
Departures: Jan 2021 to Feb 2021
Price: From (NZD) $11589 per person
Tour Operator: Grand Pacific Tours
Duration: 21 Days
Tour Code: GPNZ21UN

Inclusions

10 nights on the luxurious superliner – Celebrity Eclipse
Stateroom in AquaClass on board the Celebrity Eclipse
BONUS US$50 onboard credit per Stateroom
World-class dining in a range of unique venues (Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily)
Awesome entertainment & Endless engaging and exciting activities
Ports of call: Sydney, Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sound, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga & Auckland
Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
Professional Coach Captain
9 nights in 4.5 star accommodation
9 cooked breakfasts, 8 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi and Concert, Rotorua; Winery Dinner, Napier & Farewell Dinner, Wellington
1 Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton
Sky Tower
Kauri Museum
Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Sculptureum Experience
Hamilton Gardens
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Skyline Gondola and Luge Ride
Agrodome
Thermal mud pools and geysers
Tamaki Maori Experience
Napier Vintage Car Tour
Mission Estate Winery
Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
City sights tour of Auckland and Wellington
Note: The airfare to Melbourne and transfer to the welcome lunch on Day 1 are not included. Please make own arrangements.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Melbourne

Arrive in Melbourne, where you will be met by your Grand Pacific Tours representative for a welcome lunch. Meet your fellow travellers before boarding the Celebrity Eclipse®.

Port Times: Depart 17:00

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse® (10 nights) (D)

Day 2
Cruising

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

Day 3
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. The day is yours to explore.

Port Times: Arrive 08:00, depart 22:00 (B,L,D)

Day 4
Cruising

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud. (B,L,D)

Day 5
Cruising

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud. (B,L,D)

Day 6
Milford, Doubtful and 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 7
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 17:00 (B,L,D)

Day 8
Christchurch

In Christchurch you will see state-of-the art architecture, vibrant street art, bustling restaurants, laneways and green public spaces. Take time to explore the city by tram or Edwardian punt along the tranquil Avon River.

Port Times: Arrive 07:00, depart 18:00 (B,L,D)

Day 9
Wellington

Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named the ‘Coolest Little Capital’. On the waterfront is Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, one of the best interactive museums in the world.

Port Times: Arrive 08:00, depart 17:00 (B,L,D)

Day 10
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 AquaClass® balcony stateroom. (B,L,D)

Day 11
Tauranga

Located in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is situated at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand.

Port Times: Arrive 07:45, depart 18:45 (B,L,D)

Day 12
Arrive Auckland - City Sights Tour

This morning sail into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Ultimate Coach Captain and enjoy a city tour of Auckland. This afternoon visit Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre dinner drink at your hotel.

Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (B,D)

Day 13
Auckland - Hokianga - Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel to Hokianga, home to some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world.

Join the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour, where a local guide will explain how these trees are intertwined with the lives of the local Mãori and the important role played in the ecosystem that is the Waipoua Forest. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (Deluxe Room. 2 nights) (B, D)

Day 14
Bay of Islands (Free Day)

Today is free to choose from the many optional activities available. You may like to take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach, the Hole in the Rock Cruise, or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Coach Captain will be available to assist. (B,D)

Day 15
Bay of Islands - Auckland

This morning join a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei and Warkworth to Matakana to visit Sculptureum, an art experience that is internationally unique.

Enjoy time to wander through the Garden of Creative Diversity and to view the hundreds of displayed works in the Galleries and garden all designed to amuse and inspire. Return to Auckland where this evening is free to dine at leisure.

Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (B)

Day 16
Auckland - Rotorua

Travel to Waikato’s most visited attraction, the Hamilton Gardens. A guided tour 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: Regent of Rotorua (2 nights) (B,L,D)

Day 17
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 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 18
Rotorua - Napier

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known at the ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. This afternoon relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour. Your driver will provide informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) (B,D)

Day 19
Napier (Free Day)

Today is free to explore the city at leisure. Napier is home to many fine wineries, restaurants, bars and cafes. The Sea Walls collection of magnificent murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city is a must do. This evening you will dine at Mission Estate Winery, established in 1851 and known as New Zealand’s oldest winery and the birthplace of New Zealand wine. (B,SD)

Day 20
Napier - Wellington

Travel south into Wellington for a city tour of the national’s capital which will showcase the history and culture. A highlight 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. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new friends.

Stay: InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room) (B,SD)

Day 21
Depart Wellington

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday

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21 Day Ultimate Cruise and North Island Experience
Small Group Tours
Tour Code: GPNZ21UN
From (NZD) $11589 per person
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Departures: Jan 2021 to Feb 2021

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