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Cruise your way to New Zealand aboard the Celebrity Solstice

$ 6199 or 5 monthly payments of $1,239.80
19 days/18 nights
Per Adult

19 Day Cruise & NZ South Island Explorer

Enjoy modern luxury on a cruise across the Tasman Sea on board the indulgent Celebrity Solstice. Combine this with a scenic coach tour and see the best of NZ’s iconic attractions and stunning landscapes not included on the cruise, giving you the complete New Zealand experience. This fully escorted 12...

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Highlights

  • One way Flight included from Christchurch back to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Other airports at additional cost
  • Accompanied by a professional coach and experienced tour guide
  • Enjoy the benefits of Celebrity Solstice Cruising and scenic coach touring in one holiday.
  • Lots of sightseeing and paid attractions included
  • Departs 31 Jan 2019 

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Sydney  
Arrive in Sydney where you will be met by a Tour Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner. 
Port Times - Depart: at 18:30 Meals: Dinner
 
DAY 2: Cruising 
Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea, enjoy the onboard facilities, world class cuisine and the entertainment, not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 3: Melbourne 
Arrive into Melbourne, where a short tram ride will take you into the city. Melbourne‘s eclectic dining scene offers an array of the world’s great cuisine’s. 
Port Times - Arrive: 08:00 Depart 18:00
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

DAYS 4 - 5: Cruising 
Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 6: Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sounds 
Sail into Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 7: Dunedin  
Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens.
Port Times - Arrive: 09:00 Depart 19:00 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 8: Akaroa 
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays and home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin.

Port Times - Arrive: 08:00 Depart 18:00 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 9: Wellington 
Locals are particularly proud of the National Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa. Loosely translated as ‘our place’ from the native Maori tongue, the museum is one of the world’s largest and most progressive (optional). 
Port Times - Arrive: 08:00 Depart 18:00 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 10: Cruising 
Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with a cocktail in hand. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 11: Bay of Islands 
The beaches in this region are considered some of the world’s best with their perfect white sand and crystal-clear water.

Port Times - Arrive: 07:00 Depart 18:00 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 12: Tauranga 
Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand.

Port Times Arrive: 08:00 Depart 19:00
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

DAY 13: Arrive Auckland - City Sights Tour 

This morning, arrive into the beautiful ‘City of
 Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Coach Captain and enjoy an informative city tour which includes the Auckland Domain, Parnell Rose Garden and Bastion Point. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. 
Hotel: Skycity Hotel Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14: Auckland - Queenstown 
Today board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain and enjoy a tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel.
Hotel: Millennium Queenstown (2 nights) Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Queenstown (Free Day)  
Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist. You may wish to enjoy
 the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or to get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu 
to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy 
a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner, enjoy a short farm tour then re-board the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

DAY 16: Queentown - Franz Josef
Depart Queenstown and travel via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where is time available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. 
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) or similar Meals: Breakfast and Dinner  

DAY 17: Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass
- Christchurch 
Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board
 the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. 
Hotel: Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel (2 nights) Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

DAY 18: Christchurch Sightseeing 
Today, visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. This is followed by an introductory city tour of Christchurch which includes a journey on board one of the beautifully restored heritage trams through the city centre. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure before returning to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

DAY 19: Depart Christchurch 
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDES

INCLUDES 

  • Tour Guide
  • Internal flight from Auckland to Queenstown
  • One Way Airfare - Return flight to homeport from Christchurch to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Canberra, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston and Perth at additional cost
  • Hotel to airport transfer in Christchurch, Day 19
  • GST (Goods & Services tax)
  • Port taxes
  • Comprehensive Documentation Pack 

Cruising

  • BONUS US$50 onboard credit while cruising per stateroom 
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin while cruising 
  • Group Meet & Greet + Welcome Dinner
  • World-class dining in a range of unique venues (Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily while cruising)
  • Inspiring activities such as cooking classes and wine tasting
  • Ports of call at various cruising locations 

Coach

  • Professional Coach Captain
  • modern coach travel
  • 6 nights four star hotel accommodation
  • Hotel porterage
  • 6 cooked breakfasts
  • 4 sumptuous dinners including 2 speciality dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell dinner, Christchurch 

Prepaid attractions: 
  • Sky Tower
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw 
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Christchurch Tram Pass
  • City sights tour of Auckland & Christchurch 
 

EXCLUDES
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal
  • Meals not mentioned
  • optional tours  

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fine print

  • Departs: 31 Jan 2019
    • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
    • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
    • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
    • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
    • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.
    • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
    MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy- Simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10 on www.insureandgo.com.au

booking essentials

  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.

booking guarantee

The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

travel period




Departs: 31 Jan 2019

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