b"Paihia 21+1 Auckland AUSTRALASIAYOUR ITINERARY Hamilton 2 RotoruaNEW ZEALANDDays 1-5 - London, Aucklandand the Bay of Islands Picton 2 WellingtonWe fly from London Heathrow to Auckland, via Singapore, arriving onArthurs Pass 1 BlenheimDay 3. On Day 4 we journey through scenic farmland to Paihia, stoppingFranz Josef 1 1+1 Christchurchat the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves on the way. We stay in Paihia for twoMilford Sound 3 1 Twizelnights. Here, we visit the Waitangi Treaty House, where the Mori andTe Anau 1 Queenstownthe British came to an agreement that marked the birth of New Zealand as we know it. On Day 5, we cruise around the Bay of Islands to Cape Brett, seeing Cape Brett Lighthouse, Motukokako Island, and the HoleNights in hotel Rail Coach Shipin the Rock. We arrive on Russell Island, the first permanent EuropeanTOUR HIGHLIGHTSsettlement in New Zealand. We have free time before the return ferry. Days 6-10 - Auckland, Rotoruaand Wellington Enjoy guided tours of Auckland, We drive to Auckland, where we take in views from Bastion Point beforeWellington and Queenstown. stopping at Parnell Village, Aucklands oldest suburb. We continue toVisit Rotorua.Viaduct Harbour before some free time to explore Auckland at your own pace. We ride the Glenbrook Vintage Railway on Day 7, travelling throughJourney on the Coastal Pacific, the Bombay Hills to Rotorua, our base for two nights. This afternoon, weTranzAlpine, Glenbrook Vintage visit Hamilton Gardens. On Day 8 we take in the towering trees of theRailway, and Northern Explorer.redwood forest, Lake Tarawera, and Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. WeTaste wine in Marlborough, and also spend time at the New Zealand Mori Arts and Crafts Institute.Thisenjoy a BBQ and Hangi dinner.evening we visit Tamaki Mori Village. Were welcomed in true Mori style with a haka performancebefore a delicious Hangi dinner, a traditionalVisit Mount Cook National Park, Mori method of cooking where food is slow cooked in a ground oven. the Franz Josef Glacier and cruise Transferring to Hamilton on Day 9, we board the Northern Explorer foron Milford Sound.a journey to Wellington. We tour the capital of New Zealand on Day 10, visiting a chocolate factory and Wellington Botanical Gardens.WHAT'S INCLUDEDDays 11-16 - Christchurch, Blenheim and Queenstown UK Tour Manager throughoutWe take the ferry across Cook Strait. We arrive in Picton on the South Island and continue to Blenheim, where we spend the night. NestledFlights from London Heathrow to in the glorious Marlborough wine region, Blenheim is a famously sun- Auckland, and from Christchurch soaked town surrounded by miles of verdant vineyards that produceto London Heathrow, via some of the worlds most well-known wines. We visit a wine estate hereSingapore for a tasting. On Day 12, we join the Coastal Pacific Train for a journeyAll rail and coach transfersto Christchurch, where we spend the night. On Day 13, we journey inland, travelling through sublime alpine scenery on our way to MountLuggage transfers on some Cook National Park, where we spend the night in Twizel, surroundedsections of the tourby majestic peaks. We travel to Te Anau, known as the gateway to New Zealands Fiordland, on Day 14. On Day 15, we drive through Fiordland17 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel National Park.We stop at the Mirror Lakes before continuing toaccommodationstunning Milford Sound, where we enjoy a cruise before our journey to22 meals including 17 breakfasts, Queenstown. On Day 16, we visit historic Arrowtown and the Gibbston1 lunch and 4 dinners Valley Winery, where we sample the local wines. Next, we board a vintage steamship, TSS Earnshaw, for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu.All tour excursionsMooring up at the Colonels Homestead, we enjoy a BBQ dinner before our return sailing. 2021 DEPARTURES Max 25 PeopleDays 17-21 -Franz Josef Glacier, the TranzAlpine and LondonYou have a free day today.On Day 18, we travel by coach to the FranzOct 3 5,095 Nov 28 5,395Josef Glacier, enjoying a scenic journey to Cromwell. We pause at Jones Family Fruit Stall, a locally famous stall. We continue, passing2022 DEPARTURES Max 25 PeopleLake Dunstan and Lake Wanaka before arriving in Franz Josef. We stay overnight, enjoying the opportunity to admire the ancient glacier upJan 16 5,295 Sep 18 4,995close. On Day 19, we visit Hokitika, the centre for New Zealand jade,Feb 13 5,395 Oct 2 5,295where we visit Hokitika Greenstone Factory. After lunch, we travel toMar 13 5,295 Nov 13, 27 5,495Arthurs Pass and board the TranzAlpine for a journey to Christchurch,Apr 10 5,195travelling along one of the most scenic railway lines in New Zealand. TheTour Code: NZS| per person based on 2 route takes us through the Southern Alps and across the Canterburysharing. Deposit from 830 per person. Plains, presenting awe-inspiring views of the mountainous landscapes.Supplement for solo travellers from 1,395. On Day 20, you have a free day in Christchurch. Later, we transfer to thePlease note the itinerary for 2021 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the airport and fly to London Heathrow, via Singapore, arriving on Day 21. latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 129"