Auckland Pre-Program Optional Extension
Explore the picturesque port of Auckland, the “City of Sails,” and learn more about its rich maritime heritage, colonial history and the fascinating culture of the indigenous Maori people. See the largest collection of Maori taonga (treasures) in the world in The War Memorial Museum. Visit historic Bastion Point for magnificent views of the Auckland city skyline. Enjoy a cruise on Auckland’s famous harbor. Accommodations will be for two nights in the deluxe Stamford Plaza Hotel in the heart of the city.
Ayers Rock Post-Program Optional Extension
Australia’s Outback offers a stunning expanse of unique wilderness, including the legendary Ayers Rock (Uluru) and the nearby dramatic Olgas (Kata-Tjuta), which combined are listed as a World Heritage site, and are sacred places to Australia’s Aboriginal people. Walk alongside these mysterious geographical wonders and watch as the sunlight changes the face of these magnificent natural monuments throughout the day, affecting a fiery red glow at sunset. Learn about the ancient history of both these sacred places, see their ancient cave paintings and admire the sunrise over Ayers Rock the next day. Accommodations for one night are in the deluxe Sails in the Desert Hotel in the Uluru Kata‑Tjuta National Park.
*An exclusive two-night Auckland Pre-Program Option and a one-night Ayers Rock Post-Program Option are offered. Optional excursions are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.