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Tailor-Made Travel to New Zealand

11 days from $3,750

Explore New Zealand's varied and exciting scenery on a Tailor-Made Journey of your own design!

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Our trip to New Zealand and Australia was fabulous! We had fun planning it with our country specialist, Alison. She quickly figured out what we like to do and organized a trip that exceeded our expectations.

- Tina W.

I have been greatly impressed with the planning and implementation of all the many facets of my trip. When something was supposed to happen - it happened! Over and over again it happened.

- Thomas H.

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Overview

This sample itinerary can be tailored to match a variety of budgets and interests by selecting the trip duration, departure date, accommodation style, and tours that fit your needs.

New Zealand remains one of the world’s most popular destinations and anyone who makes the journey will be amply rewarded with a wonderful array of experiences. Most famous for its sublime landscapes, New Zealand offers dramatic vistas at every turn. So varied is the landscape that you can expect to start a day dwarfed by rumbling volcanic peaks, then journey through dense ancient forests, traverse rich fertile plains, and skirt shimmering lakes before ending on a long stretch of empty golden sand. Along with the awe-inspiring landscapes, New Zealand is the place to explore Maori heritage, experience vibrant cities, indulge in fresh seafood, and enjoy sincere and generous Kiwi hospitality.

Visit the North and South Islands to experience New Zealand’s varied and exciting scenery, from rolling vineyards to impressive coastline and the towering Remarkables mountain range.

Our trip to New Zealand and Australia was fabulous! We had fun planning it with our country specialist, Alison. She quickly figured out what we like to do and organized a trip that exceeded our expectations.

- Tina W.

I have been greatly impressed with the planning and implementation of all the many facets of my trip. When something was supposed to happen - it happened! Over and over again it happened.

- Thomas H.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Auckland and transfer to your hotel.

Days 2-3

Pick up your rental car and drive inland to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua for two nights. Here you’ll visit Lake Taupo, bubbling Devils Ink Pots, and learn about Maori artisan and culinary traditions.

Day 4

Drive to the airport for your flight to Wellington to stay for one night.

Day 5

Take a ferry to South Island and transfer to the picturesque Blenheim and Marlborough winelands to visit the renowned Cloudy Bay or Oyster Bay vineyards.

Day 6

Drive to Christchurch, stopping en route for a sperm whale watching tour.

Days 7-8

Cross the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train to Greymouth, then drive to your hotel by the Glaciers. In the morning, view the reflection of Mount Cook on Lake Matheson at sunrise before hiking to Fox Glacier.

Days 9-10

Drive across the Haast Pass to lakeside Queenstown set before the Remarkables mountain range. Cruise along the Milford Sound past waterfalls and marine life.

Day 11

Fly to Auckland for your international flight home.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)