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New Zealand: South Island and North Island - Overview
DATES & COST 

March 22 - 31, 2020
10 Days /9 Nights

Tour starts in Queenstown and ends in Auckland

$5,080 per person/double occupancy
$1,480 optional single supplement
$340 early arrival includes airport transfer, single or double
Includes all fees and taxes

TOUR DIRECTOR 
TOUR MAP 
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This tour may be combined with The Spectacular Australia tour (April 1 - 11, 2020)


Kia Ora! Defined by unspoiled, picture-postcard vistas, dotted with quaint villages populated by friendly locals, New Zealand combines nature at its most sublime and dramatic with native Maori art, adventure and history. The native Maori call it Aotearoa (the land of the long white cloud), but New Zealand has been called the God's Land and the Paradise of the Pacific since the early 1800s. New Zealanders know they live in a paradise, and they love sharing it with visitors.

The memories of the South Island and North Island tour to New Zealand will stay with you forever. You simply cannot forget a place that leaves you breathless time after time: the thundering waterfalls, the tranquil lakes, the silent glaciers, the towering mountains, and the surreal green. There are also cosmopolitan cities, flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet and unlimited adventures. Regularly voted the most beautiful country in the world, this South Pacific island nation is often described as a world in itself, and it takes in all climates, from the sub-tropical to the sub-Antarctic. During the tour, we'll experience the outlandishly beautiful scenery of undulating hills of green, jagged mountains, steep fjords, raging rivers, scenic beaches and active geysers and volcanoes. We'll marvel at the unusual wildlife resulting from the islands' isolation, meet the genuinely friendly locals, and experience the vibrant Maori culture. We'll indulge in gourmet, organic food and excellent wines and stay at upscale hotels, as we experience the exhilarating, clean and green nature all around.

During the ten days we'll spend in New Zealand, we'll:

  • Tour the cities of Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland
     
  • Ride a jet boat on the Shotover River Rapids
     
  • Taste New Zealand wines in a boutique underground winery
     
  • Cruise across Lake Wakatipu onboard a 1912 vintage steamer
     
  • Be amazed at the beauty of Milford Sound
     
  • Explore Mt. Cook National Park, including a Night Sky Tour
     
  • Marvel at the geothermal activity of Rotorua
     
  • Take part in a powhiri, a traditional Maori ceremony and feast
     
  • Enjoy the Polynesian Spa Retreat
     
  • Tour Middle Earth on the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire
     
  • Explore the Ruakuri Cave and the Glow Worm Grottos
     
  • Enjoy a luncheon cruise in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
     
  • Stay at upscale hotels amid New Zealand's surreal green beauty
     
  • Indulge in gourmet meals, organic produce and excellent New Zealand wines
     
  • Enjoy knowledgeable and passionate local guides, comfortable transportation and traveling in a small group

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE  
  • 9 nights in upscale hotels throughout the tour
     
  • Delicious a la carte meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners, including drinks
     
  • Comfortable air-conditioned bus transportation throughout the tour and services of a driver guide
     
  • Domestic flight on Air New Zealand between Christchurch and Rotorua, including all fees and taxes
     
  • Private airport transfers on arrival and on departure
     
  • Experienced tour director, professional local guides, guided tours as per itinerary, all sightseeing and admission fees
     
  • All tours, events, admissions and attractions mentioned in the itinerary
     
  • All restaurants', guides' and drivers' gratuities
     
  • Traditional Maori ceremony, performance and a Maori feast
     
  • Polynesian Spa and Thermal Springs
NOT INCLUDED 

Additional/optional costs may include: New Zealand visa, optional single supplement, optional early hotel check-in, optional travel insurance, optional tour director gratuities, meals and optional activities not listed in the itinerary, additional hotel accommodations, telephone charges, room service, minibar, laundry, personal expenses, etc.<

The cost does not include airfare to and from New Zealand.

HIGHLIGHTS  
  • Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland
  • Jet boat ride on the Shotover River
  • Goldrush village of Arrowtown
  • Wild Earth Vineyards
  • Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the 1912 vintage steamer
  • The Milford Sound
  • Mt. Cook National Park
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley with its boiling mud pools, steaming silica terraces, hot springs, and active geysers
  • The Maori cultural experience and Hangi dinner
  • Waimangu Valley thermal reserve, with the Pink and White Terraces, Emerald Pool, a boiling lake and colorful silica terraces
  • The Shire and Middle Earth on the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Polynesian Spa
  • Waitomo Caves with glow worms
  • Luncheon cruise in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
What Makes This Trip Special 
  • Accommodation at upscale, perfectly located hotels
  • A la carte dining at fine restaurants
  • Small group of the maximum of 16 women
  • Knowledgeable and passionate private guides
  • Experienced, professional tour director
  • Carefully designed itinerary, including signature New Zealand experiences
  • Exclusive, off the beaten track experiences, not available to larger groups
  • No forced shopping
Testimonials 

Amazing and diverse experiences in a land of contrasts. Beautiful country, memorable trip. - Arlene from Arizona

I just loved New Zealand! All the places were magnificent- Mt. Cook, Polynesian Spa, Thermal Reserves, Waitamo Caves! - Amy from New York

Looking back on everything, I was truly blessed because it was wonderful trip and it shall be etched in my memories forever. I don’t think I have any single experience that is the best; the whole trip was the best! It has been a week since I have been home and I still have the joyful exuberance if a great vacation in my head. Usually everyday life pushes the vacation memories to the back of the memory bank but not this time. When I go on a tour, I want experiences, not lots of shopping time, and we were busy on the tour most of the time seeing NZ. The hotels were all very good and the food at the restaurants was first class and I appreciated that. I personally felt that everything on the tour was a first class choice. I recall when we were on the way to the Ruakuri Cave, our bus driver made a comment that we were going past the cave with a lot of buses to a better and more private tour up the road. I appreciated at that moment that S&S paid the higher price to give us a better experience without a crowd of people. Staying at the hotel in Mt. Cook National Park with a cloudless Mt. Cook out our bedroom window was a pinch me moment. Again, I was appreciating the upscale choice of the rooms we had; I know a room with a view costs more. I truly loved every minute of the trip; even the rainy day at Milford Sound where we saw a lifetime of waterfalls in one day. Who can complain about that? We saw three rainbows on the trip, how lucky is that? - Lucy from Illinois

I could not have been more happy with the trip...everything was more than I had expected and it gave me a very well timed escape from my reality and I want to thank you for your part in making that possible. I loved it! I hope to be able to travel with your group in the future...time and circumstances will dictate that but, again, thank you. - Deborah from Florida

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Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler.
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