Receive a free extra night on 2018 and 2019 Globus and Monograms New Zealand vacations.
FREE EXTRA NIGHT in New Zealand
Ask and Receive code: ENNZNIGHT
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13 Day package from Auckland to Queenstown
God’s Own Country…it might sound conceited, but this is how New Zealanders—or “kiwis”—refer to their country. Why? Maybe because it offers stunning beauty. Maybe because it’s one of the first countries in the world to see the sunrise. Maybe because bungee jumping first began there. Don’t worry—we won’t make you go bungee jumping, unless you choose to do that on your own! Instead, we’ll show you the amazing beauty and fun cities.
On this 13-day vacation, we've arranged:
- your hotel accommodations
- daily breakfast (plus four lunches and one dinner)
- land transportation
- and transfers from/to your hotels
- transfers to/from the airports for all intra-vacation flights.
A one-of-a-kind special feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and you get the most out of your trip. We've arranged for you to have a Local Host in Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Auckland, as we can help after the long flight by getting you from the airport to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and a set of materials to help you get settled and familiar with the city. The next day, we've arranged guided sightseeing with a local expert, including a cruise on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland. From Auckland, we've arranged your transportation to Waitomo, where you’ll take a boat trip to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and to Matamata, where you’ll visit the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. In Wellington, capital of New Zealand, you'll enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that reveals the local, insider stories and takes in the must-see sights. Then, you're off to Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island. Your Local Host will be waiting for you in Christchurch with materials to help you become acquainted with the area. We’ll take you on an excursion to Akaroa for a cruise to see native wildlife.
From Christchurch, we've arranged your transportation to Mount Cook National Park, where you'll have time to explore this alpine wonderland set in the Southern Alps. Perhaps explore New Zealand’s largest glacier or be dazzled by the Southern Hemisphere’s stars in the night sky. Continue on to Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital of the World." Here, we’ll take you on what will undoubtedly be a highlight of your trip: a cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Sometimes called the “Sound of Silence,” you’ll be awed by its abundant flora and fauna, as well as its raw beauty.
And did we mention that in Rotorua we've included visits to Rainbow Springs, where you’ll see the native kiwis (birds—not New Zealanders), and Te Puia, home to 500 geothermal wonders. With Monograms, we handle all the details and you save valuable time and avoid stress by not having to create this dream vacation on your own. So, what are you waiting for? New Zealand awaits. All you need to do is pack your bags and go
HURRY, OFFER ENDS SEPTEMBER 11, 2018!
Terms & Conditions
*Ask and receive code: ENNZNIGHT
*Book and deposit a 2018/2019 Globus and Monograms New Zealand vacation (PN/IPN) to receive one additional night for free. Offer reliant on space availability - when extra nights are available. Mention ask and receive code ENNZNIGHT. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between June 20, 2018 and September 11, 2018 for travel commencing by May 31, 2019. Available on pre or post nights only. If both a pre and a post night are selected, the least expensive night will be given free. Applies to 2018 and 2019 bookings only. Offer is combinable with any other current offer. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.
Day 1: Naturally New Zealand
ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Welcome to New Zealand! The rest of the day is at your leisure.
DAY 2 AUCKLAND
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a CRUISE on Waitemata Harbour for spectacular views of Auckland and its surroundings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Breakfast
DAY 3 AUCKLAND–WAITOMO–HOBBITON–ROTORUA
Today, travel via motorcoach south to Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Afterward, visit the HOBBITON MOVIE SET from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Continue on to Rotorua. Breakfast/Lunch
DAY 4 ROTORUA
This morning, enjoy guided sightseeing with visits to TE PUIA, RAINBOW SPRINGS, and the AGRODOME. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, you may choose to join our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner. Breakfast
DAY 5 ROTORUA–WELLINGTON
Fly to Wellington, capital of New Zealand. Breakfast
DAY 6 WELLINGTON
Your guided morning sightseeing tour takes you to see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings as well as scenic views from the top of Mount Victoria. Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanical Gardens, then drive around the rugged Wellington coastline, discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington’s most popular beaches. During your free time today, you may want to visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where interactive displays tell the story of the country’s great heritage and natural wonders. Breakfast
DAY 7 WELLINGTON–CHRISTCHURCH
Today, fly to Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. Breakfast
DAY 8 CHRISTCHURCH. EXCURSION TO AKAROA
Today, travel to Akaroa, a former French and British settlement where you will have some time to explore the charming village with its colonial architecture, galleries, and cafés. Afterward, take a NATURE CRUISE on Akaroa Harbour for a chance to see some of the native wildlife, including New Zealand fur seals, the white-flippered blue penguin, and the Hector’s dolphin, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. Return to Christchurch in the late afternoon. Breakfast
DAY 9 CHRISTCHURCH–MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK
Travel south by motorcoach via the Canterbury Plains to the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Tekapo, where the Southern Alps provide the backdrop for a stunning photo. Continue on to Mount Cook National Park. After lunch at your hotel, you will have time to explore this alpine wonderland. Breakfast Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 10 MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK–QUEENSTOWN
Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore the area. In the afternoon, travel via motorcoach past Lake Pukaki and rugged Mackenzie Basin to Omarama, where you will make a comfort stop. Continue on to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Breakfast/Lunch
DAY 11 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND
Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the late afternoon. Your evening is at leisure Breakfast
DAY 12 QUEENSTOWN
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Breakfast
DAY 13 QUEENSTOWN
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast