Royal New Zealand
English heritage, ancient glaciers and landscapes so epic, they're depicted as if a piece of fictional fantasy.
17 nights from £4895pp
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Royal New Zealand Itinerary
Day 1: Depart UK
Fly with a world-renowned airline from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham or Glasgow.Why not include an outbound stopover? Enquire for details (additional expense). Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.
Day 2: In Flight
Relax as you fly towards your destination. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.
Day 3: Arrive Christchurch
Kia Ora and welcome to Christchurch for a two-night stay. The wonder of New Zealand begins here, celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service. Dinner Included
Day 4: Christchurch
Go punting on the River Avon, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or see Christchurch from an open top bus. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is yours. Breakfast IncludedWilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River or enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet or take a 4WD Safari on the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of the Rings filming locations. A guided tour through Skippers Canyon is also available for you to enjoy or a guided walk around the lake edge.Enjoy New Zealand’s famous sheep show and meet a Kiwi of the feathered kind, or take an amphibious duck tour of Rotorua’s city and lakes. Alternatively, relax in the geothermal pools, or visit the movie set of Hobbiton.Immerse yourself in Maori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner.Optional Flight - Take a flight to Mt Tarawera including a volcanic landing. (Additional expense). Breakfast Included. Dinner IncludedChoose from a range of Auckland’s iconic attractions – enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively, take a leisurely harbour cruise, discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland. Breakfast Included. Dinner Included
Day 5: Christchurch > Franz Josef
Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay. Breakfast Included. Dinner Included
Day 6: Franz Josef > Queenstown
Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your two night stayOptional flight - Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of a landing in this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense). Breakfast Included
Day 7: Queenstown
Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown or enjoy dinner at your hotel. Breakfast Included. Dinner IncludedYour dining choices for tonight include a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Degree Gastrobar, Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City or dinner at your hotel. Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner Included
Day 8: Queenstown > Te Anau
Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound. Be in awe of the towering cliffs, peaks and waterfalls.
Experience a special screening of Ata Whenua – Shadowland. Also known as Fiordland on film, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the world heritage wilderness.Your base for tonight is Te Anau.Optional flight - Take a scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound instead of travelling by road. (Additional expense). Breakfast Included. Lunch Included. Dinner IncludedTake an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s people, told with authority and passion. Concludes with kapu ti – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food.Exclusive to Scenic guests, you’ll meet the team from Weta Workshop, responsible for movies like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy and ‘King Kong’. Get up close and personal with movie props and learn the secrets behind movie magic before enjoying dinner. Breakfast Included. Dinner IncludedDiscover the award-winning Hamilton Gardens on your guided tour. The gardens are themed and explore civilisations and historically important garden styles throughout history. Enjoy lunch in one of the private themed gardens.Arrive in the ‘City of Sails’ this afternoon for your two night Special Stay.
Day 9: Te Anau > Mt Cook
See the fertile, sheep filled farming land of Central Otago en route before soaking up the alpine landscape of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy a Special Stay . Breakfast Included. Dinner Included
Day 10: Mt Cook > Christchurch
Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains before arriving back in Christchurch for an overnight stay. Breakfast Included. Dinner Included
Day 11: Christchurch > Wellington
Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. Travel in the premium lounge on your ferry journey across the Marlborough Sounds to start your discovery of the North Island. Discover the nation’s capital city Wellington with your two night stay. Breakfast Included. Dinner Included
Day 12: Wellington
Enjoy a city tour before visiting Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand.
Day 13: Wellington > Rotorua
Experience the force of nature at Huka Falls before visiting magnificent Lake Taupo. Your base for the next two nights is Rotorua. Breakfast Included
Day 14: Rotorua
Day 15: Rotorua > Auckland
Be amazed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and farmlands of the Waikato region.
Day 16: Auckland
Day 17: Auckland > UK
It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, enquire for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in New Zealand for three extra nights, please call for details. Included on board full meal service and complimentary bar service. Breakfast Included
Day 18: Arrive UK
- Return flights from the UK
- Overseas transfers
- Scenic Enrich experiences
- Scenic Freechoice daily excursions
- Luxury hotel stays
- First Class or luxury road, rail and river transport
- Selected dining
- Local tour guides
- Tour Directors
- All tipping and gratuities
- Complimentary three-night outbound stopover in a choice of inviting destinations (selected itineraries)