Best of New Zealand with Sydney Globus

Best of New Zealand with Sydney

This adventure to Australia and New Zealand is filled with dramatic landscapes, cultural experiences and the top attractions. In New Zealand explore Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, the scenic Southern Alps, the breathtaking Fjordland National Park and Milford Sound. Complete the trip with a 3-night stay in Sydney.

The 17 day Best of New Zealand with Sydney tour from Globus Tours is a magical experience that travel tour fans tend to fall in love with. The combination of picturesque New Zealand and beautiful Australia makes for a wide variation in topography and landscapes that are more different than you could imagine. Book your Best of New Zealand with Sydney tour from Globus Tours will mesmerize you from the start and keep your interest for 17 amazing days.


17 Daysfr. $5,241

  • Orientation tour of Auckland
  • In Bay of Islands visit the Waitangi Treaty House and take a scenic cruise
  • Enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performance in Rotorua
  • Visit Rainbow Springs and Te Puia in Rotorua with dinner at a local family’s home
  • Visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch
  • Enjoy sightseeing in Wellington including a cable car ride, a visit to the botanic gardens, and Te Papa
  • Take a scenic cruise across Cook Strait on an interislander ferry
  • Orientation tour of Christchurch
  • Enjoy a scenic train journey on the Tranzalpine Train
  • Take a Glacier Valley walk alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape
  • Enjoy a winery visit and tasting in Queenstown
  • Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Daily American breakfast (except Day 1)
  • 2 lunches
  • 6 dinners including a farewell dinner in Queenstown
  • The Skycity Hotel in Auckland (2 nights)
  • Copthorne Hotel & Resort in Bay of Islands (2 nights)
  • Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel in Rotorua (2 nights)
  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay in Wellington (2 nights)
  • Scenic Hotel Franz Joseph Glacier Hotel in Franz Joseph (2 nights)
  • Novotel Queenstown Lakeside in Queenstown (3 nights)
  • Rydges World Square Hotel in Sydney (3 nights)

ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome to Aotearoa, Maori for “land of the long white cloud.” Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 4:30 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing.

STAMFORD PLAZA HOTEL AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND–BAY OF ISLANDS

Auckland, New Zealand

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and historic Parnell Village.

Bay of Islands/New Zealand, New Zealand

Continue to the Bay of Islands, known for its stunning beauty and history. Visit the Waitangi Treaty House to learn about New Zealand’s past.

Breakfast, Dinner

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT

BAY OF ISLANDS

Bay of Islands/New Zealand, New Zealand

This morning, embark on a sightseeing cruise to view the “Hole in the Rock,” have a chance to see dolphins, and learn more about the rich history and culture of this region. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to enjoy a hike, explore some of the island’s historic attractions, shop for souvenirs, or just relax at your hotel.

Breakfast

COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT

BAY OF ISLANDS–ROTORUA

Rotorua, New Zealand

Today, travel through the Bay of Plenty region to Rotorua, home to geothermal wonders, adventure activities, and a thriving Maori culture. This evening, you may wish to join our optional outing to experience an authentic Maori village and cultural performance, followed by a delicious Hangi dinner. You might even be asked to join in a Haka, the traditional war dance of the Maori.

Breakfast

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

ROTORUA

Rotorua, New Zealand

This morning starts with a visit to Rainbow Springs to view native bush and wildlife, including a walk through the kiwi bird enclosure. Last stop is Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, with New Zealand’s largest geyser, boiling mud pools, and silica terraces.

The afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to relax in a natural hot spring, zipline through the forest, be pampered at one of the city’s spas, or board a floatplane for flightseeing of this beautiful area.

This evening, join a New Zealand family for dinner in their home, a unique opportunity to interact with a local family and immerse yourself in New Zealand culture. Before the evening is over, you’ll feel like part of the family.

Breakfast, Dinner

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA

ROTORUA–MARTON–WELLINGTON

Marton, New Zealand

Travel south today through rolling farmlands and past massive Lake Taupo. Stop in the historic rural town of Marton, where we’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a barbecue lunch.

Wellington/New Zealand, New Zealand

Continue to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

Breakfast, Dinner

COPTHORNE HOTEL WELLINGTON ORIENTAL BAY

WELLINGTON

Wellington/New Zealand, New Zealand

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Take a scenic cable car ride, visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens, see the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and enjoy 360-degree, panoramic views of the city and harbor from the top of Mount Victoria. You’ll also spend time at Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own.

Breakfast

COPTHORNE HOTEL WELLINGTON ORIENTAL BAY

WELLINGTON–INTERISLANDER FERRY–PICTON–CHRISTCHURCH

Christchurch, New Zealand

This morning, board a ferry and enjoy a scenic cruise across Cook Strait, connecting New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Continue to Christchurch for an orientation tour and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Dinner

NOVOTEL CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL SQUARE

CHRISTCHURCH–TRANZALPINE TRAIN–ARTHUR’S PASS–FRANZ JOSEF

Tranzalpine Train, New Zealand

Today, travel on the scenic Tranzalpine, one of the world’s great train journeys. From the comfort of first-class carriages, see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmlands, followed by the spectacular gorges and rivers of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the majestic Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass National Park. The train features large panoramic windows, an onboard café, and at-seat audio commentary.

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Spend the next two nights in the small town of Franz Josef, located at the base of the impressive Franz Josef Glacier.

Breakfast, Dinner

SCENIC HOTEL FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

This morning, explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage area. Your glacier valley walk will take you up alongside the mighty Waiho River bed, following the glacier’s path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. Here you will learn about the glacier’s history, see what is left behind by this majestic giant, and learn the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the rapidly changing face of the glacier.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may opt to take a scenic flightseeing or helicopter tour, relax in one of the glacier hot pools, spend time at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, or pick up a picnic lunch and just take in the gorgeous scenery.

Breakfast

SCENIC HOTEL FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

FRANZ JOSEF–QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown, New Zealand

Our journey today takes us along the coast and the Tasman Sea. Climb through rainforests and over Haast Pass to arrive in Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Upon arrival, enjoy a tour and a tasting at a local winery. Tonight, why not enjoy dinner at one of Queenstown’s many restaurants or cafés and sample some of the region’s wines?

Breakfast

NOVOTEL QUEENSTOWN LAKESIDE

QUEENSTOWN - EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Today, travel into Fjordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your cruise on the fiord, see cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and experience this pristine natural setting just as early Maori and European explorers did.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Overnight in Queenstown.

Breakfast, Lunch

NOVOTEL QUEENSTOWN LAKESIDE

QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown, New Zealand

Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of New Zealand’s prettiest towns. Tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy, shop for souvenirs, or take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

NOVOTEL QUEENSTOWN LAKESIDE

QUEENSTOWN–SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Sydney/Australia, Australia

Today, depart Queenstown and fly to vibrant Sydney for a 3-night stay.

Breakfast

RYDGES WORLD SQUARE HOTEL

SYDNEY

Sydney/Australia, Australia

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, a visit to the historic Rocks area, and a visit to stunning Bondi Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping.

Breakfast

RYDGES WORLD SQUARE HOTEL

SYDNEY

SYDNEY, Australia

A full day to enjoy more of this beautiful city. You may want to consider an optional trip to the Blue Mountains, a cruise around Sydney Harbour, time to soak up the sun on nearby Manly Beach, or a thrilling climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Breakfast

RYDGES WORLD SQUARE

SYDNEY

Sydney/Australia, Australia

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
$5,635.00
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,749.00
Fri, Mar 22, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,599.00
Fri, Jan 10, 2020
$5,775.00
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
$6,018.00
Fri, Feb 07, 2020
$6,018.00
Fri, Feb 21, 2020
$5,875.00
Fri, Mar 06, 2020
$5,875.00
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
$5,718.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Dates & Prices above do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $275. Required intra-vacation air segments: Queenstown/Sydney. Air prices were effective on August 17, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $1,855 to $2,315 Triple Room Reduction per person: $160 to $365
  • Extra Nights per person in Auckland: January & April, September–October: In single room $285 In twin room $160 In triple room $133
  • February–March & November: In single room $330 In twin room $175 In triple room $142
  • Extra nights per person in Sydney: January, April–May & September : In single room $260 In twin room $147; In triple room $124
  • February–March & October–December: In single room $308 In twin room $175 In triple room $140
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2019.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.
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