19 DAY CRUISE & SOUTH ISLAND EXPLORER

$50 ONBOARD CREDIT PER COUPLE*
Destinations:

New Zealand South Pacific

$5,405.00 per person, twin share ( Member)

$5,749.00 per person, twin share (Non Member)

Includes

  • Bonus US50 onboard credit*
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Group meet & greet + welcome dinner
  • World class dining in a range of unique venues
  • Inspiring activities such as cooking classes and wine tasting
  • Professional Coach Captain on coach tour
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • hotel porterage
  • Flight from Christchurch to homeport

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Arrive Sydney (D) Arrive in Sydney where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner. Overnight Celebrity Solstice Port Times Depart 18:30

Day 2

Cruising (B,L,D) 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.

Day 3

Melbourne - Free Day (B,L,D) Arrive into Melbourne, Victoria’s coastal capital, where a short tram ride will take you into the city. At its centre is the strikingly modern Federation Square with bars and restaurants. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00

Day 4

Cruising (B,L,D) Cruise across Bass Strait and enjoy a day at sea to further explore 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 sea.

Day 5

Hobart (B,L,D) Docking in Hobart gives you immediate access to Mount Wellington and its incredibly beautiful surrounds. From there you can look out over the busy harbour and yachts from all over the world. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00

Day 6

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

Day 7

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

Day 8

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

Day 9

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

Day 10

Akaroa (B,L,D) Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays and home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin. Port Times Arrive 07:00 Depart 18:00

Day 11

Wellington (B,L,D) Locals are particularly proud of the National Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa. Loosely translated as ‘our place’ from the native Maori tongue, the museum is one of the world’s largest and most progressive (optional). Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00

Day 12

Napier (B,L,D) The beautifully preserved 1930s Art Deco architecture is Napier’s special point of difference. The best way to enjoy the streetscape is on a selfguided walk. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00

Day 13

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

Day 14

Bay of Islands (B,L,D) The beaches in this region are considered some of the world’s finest with their perfect white sand and crystal-clear water. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 19:00

Day 15

Auckland - Queenstown (B) 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, Bastion Point and the America’s Cup Village. This afternoon board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain and enjoy a tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel. This evening is free to dine at one of the many fine eateries located near your hotel. Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights)

Day 16

Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) 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 to 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 17

Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D) 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. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

Day 18

Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,SD) 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. Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel

Day 19

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

Prices valid ex SYD,MEL,BNE,OOL based on one way Trans Tasman airfare and includes pre paid taxes. Price and taxes are subject to change. Travel to join or return from the Cruise not included in package. Offer can be withdrawn at any time and without notice. Please refer to Grand Pacific Tours for their Terms and Conditions.