NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2019
If nature had a design studio full of the most surreal and stupendous ideas, it would be ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’ or more recently ‘Middle Earth’. New Zealand offers splendour, adventure and incredible diversity, all contained in two small islands about the same size as the British Isles.
We are delighted to offer travel arrangements that will bring you up close and personal to the breathtaking beauty that is New Zealand. The charm, warmth and spirit of New Zealanders, combined with the serenity and sheer grandeur of the stunning landscape is sure to captivate everyone lucky enough to follow England to the southern hemisphere.
New Zealand really is ‘nature’s playground at the end of the earth’ and we hope you will join us to experience this unique and beautiful country.
ENGLAND CRICKET TOUR TO NEW ZEALAND 2019
15 November - 05 December
|1st Twenty20||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||Fri 1 November 2019|
|2nd Twenty20||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||Sun 3 November 2019|
|3rd Twenty20||Saxton Oval, Nelson||Tue 5 November 2019|
|4th Twenty20||McLean Park, Napier||Fri 8 November 2019|
|5th Twenty20||Eden Park, Auckland||Sun 10 November 2019|
|FIRST TEST||Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui||Thu 21- Mon 25 November 2019|
|SECOND TEST||Seddon Park - Hamilton||Fri 29 - Tue 3 December 2019|
Luxury Escorted Tours - enjoy the small group atmosphere
Enjoy the security, convenience and companionship of our hosted tours, safe in the knowledge that your itinerary, sightseeing and excursions have been carefully planned and you will be escorted by an experienced tour manager. Holidays are not only about what you see and experience...they're also about the people you meet and the great times you share. As well as exploring new and exciting places, one of the best discoveries you'll make is the group spirit and camaraderie of your fellow travellers. Being part of a small group you will quickly make friends with other travellers and your cricket hosts, like-minded people from all walks of life.
Many of the people who join us on one of our holidays are travelling by themselves. On any given departure, you’ll find a mix of couples and friends travelling together, as well as other solo travellers. One of the great benefits of our trips is that they allow you to be independent but provide security and company whenever you choose.
Our tours exclude international airfares to/from New Zealand which will be quoted at the time of enquiry/booking. Rather than impose a ‘one size fits all’ flight policy, with fixed travel dates, we allow you the freedom to choose when you fly, your preferred airline and your choice of cabin (economy-premium economy-business-first).
Quality HotelsHotels have been carefully selected to enhance your holiday experience. At the end of the day you’ll want to freshen up and relax in a hotel that makes you feel at home. That’s why we never skimp on quality and carefully choose our hotels for their superior level of comfort and service, excellent amenities, friendly staff and convenient and safe location. Please read our hotel descriptions in conjunction with other tourist information for the areas you will be visiting.
As we purchase our tickets directly from the Official Agent for New Zealand Cricket all match tickets are fully guaranteed. Ticket prices are not included in the holiday price and will added to your booking as soon as prices have been confirmed. Tickets are sold to international supporters on a ‘season ticket’ 5 day basis and no refunds apply should a match finish early.
We enhance our cricket tours by including some wonderful and unique sightseeing as you move around the country.
New Zealand Test Tour
Our featured tour combines the 1st & 2nd Tests and additionally includes visits to Auckland, Rotorua and Taupo. If you have the opportunity to extend your stay in New Zealand, we are also offering two magical holiday extensions. The first showcases the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands, an aquatic playground lavishly furnished with 144 islands and a myriad of secluded beaches. The second will take you to the South Island, where stunning glacial scenery, high mountain peaks and primeval fjords have to be seen to be believed.
Prices exclude airfares so that you can choose the date, airline, departure point and class of travel that suits you. Simply contact us with your requirements and we will provide you with a flight quotation. New Zealand is well served by International airlines allowing you a wide choice of stopover possibilities should you wish to break your journey. Popular airlines include Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, British Airways and Qatar Airways.
Passports & Visas
All British visitors require a standard 10 year passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return to the UK. British citizens will need to purchase a NZeTA for travel after 01 Ocotber 2019 visa to enter New Zealand.( approx. $12)
New Zealand Test Series
|Destination||Nights||Hotel||Cricket||Highlights / Cricket|
|AUCKLAND||3||Stamford Plaza||City Tour, Waiheke Island Vineyards|
|TAURANGA||6||Trinity Wharf||1st Test||Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui|
|ROTORUA||1||Novotel Lakeside||Geothermal wonderland, Hangi dinner|
|LAKE TAUPO||1||Hilton Taupo||Huka Falls Jet Boat, Waitomo Caves|
|HAMILTON||6||Novotel Tainui||2nd Test||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
Test Holiday Price (Excluding International Flights and match tickets)
Price per person sharing a twin/double room £4,250
Single traveller price £5,550
Pre Tour - Bay of Islands
Price per person sharing a twin/double room £1,490
Single traveller supplement £1,990
Post Tour - Southern Highlights
Price per person sharing a twin/double room £2,850
Single traveller supplement £3,490
Fri 15 Nov FLY to New Zealand
Contact us with your flight requirements and we will quote for your flights.
Sat 16 Nov In Flight
Sun 17 Nov ARRIVE Auckland
Arrive Auckland, complete custom and immigration formalities and then proceed to your hotel by coach. Stay at Stamford Plaza for 3 nights. Remainder of the day is ‘at leisure’ to recover from the long journey
Spectacularly set on a narrow isthmus between the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, Auckland’s blend of islands, rainforest, Polynesian culture, glistening harbour, acclaimed restaurants and theatres have created a vibrant and cosmopolitan city.
Mon 18 Nov Auckland City Tour & Welcome Cocktail Party
This morning enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the ‘City of Sails’. Highlights include the panoramic city and harbour views from Bastion Point; trendy Parnell Village; the lovely bays of the waterfront drive and the vibrant Viaduct Harbour area. Enjoy a private guided tour of Auckland Museum. Over a fascinating hour your guide will share their stories of the Museum’s most important and fascinating objects in one of New Zealand’s most outstanding historical buildings. Enjoy lunch at Harbourside Bar and Grill, in the Auckland Ferry Building. The view from the restaurant’s extensive terracotta-tiled terrace of the ferry traffic, passenger liners and yachts is sensational. Harbourside is a spacious restaurant but has an intimate atmosphere ideal for private get-togethers. The classically inspired yet creative menu includes the best of New Zealand seafood. Remainder of afternoon and evening at leisure to explore New Zealand’s largest city.
Tue 19 Nov Auckland - Waiheke Island
Mid-morning depart Auckland and cruise by ferry across the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour to Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. The island is a summer holiday retreat, although increasingly many of its permanent residents commute daily to Auckland city. It is well known for arts and crafts, beautiful beaches and boutique wineries.
You will be met at the wharf by your local guide for a wine tour. Since the 1970’s the island’s Mediterranean climate has seen the growth of a flourishing wine industry with low quantities of high-quality fruit. The tour will commence with a drive along the scenic northern route, taking in spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit three unique vineyards learning about the wine-making industry and sampling their produce. Enjoy lunch at Stonyridge Vineyard. This is a relaxing location, set amongst vines and an olive grove. The cuisine has an emphasis upon fresh seasonal produce. Beverages not included / pay direct. Late afternoon transfer back to the ferry terminal and cruise back to Auckland City.
Wed 20 Nov Drive from Auckland to Tauranga
Today we travel south across the Bombay Hills and cross the Hauraki Plains before ascending over the Kaimai mountain range and dropping into the Bay of Plenty region. Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and is just a 15-minute drive from one of New Zealand’s most popular beach towns, Mount Maunganui. Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to view during a scenic walk. The Strand waterfront area is modern and always buzzing, and is home to a number of cafés, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. Trinity Wharf Hotel enjoys a stunning waterfront location and a waterfront restaurant and bar, just minutes from Tauranga city centre.
Tue 26 Nov Tauranga - Rotorua
This morning we say farewell to Tauranga and travel to Rotorua via Lake Rotoiti. Located in the heart of New Zealand’s famous thermal region, Rotorua forms part of the geologically active ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’. Situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua, it is also renowned for Maori cultural activities.
Visit Te Puia for an exclusive guided tour which provides a premier Maori culture experience combined with an introduction to the magnificent geothermal activity in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Whilst in the valley see the boiling mud pools, steaming silica terraces, hot springs and geysers including the famous Pohutu Geyser which can erupt up to 30 metres high, depending on its mood. Visit the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where young Maori are learning the traditional carving and weaving skills of their ancestors. Continue to Rainbow Springs. Set amidst beautiful native bush with meandering crystal clear freshwater streams and deep fern fringed pools, Rainbow Springs is a showcase of New Zealand’s natural flora and fauna. Enjoy a guided tour which includes the opportunity to see the rare Tuatara lizard, New Zealand’s only reptile species and the Kiwi bird in the special nocturnal enclosure.
This evening we visit Tamaki Maori Village for a Cultural Experience and Hangi Dinner. Experience the warmth of the Maori people before dining on the traditional hangi buffet dinner (Maori feast) cooked the traditional Maori way in an earth oven. Overnight at the Novotel Lakeside, Rotorua.
Wed 27 Nov Rotorua - Taupo
Leave Rotorua and drive through Kaingaroa State Forest, one of the largest planted forests in the world, to Wairakei where steam is harnessed to generate electricity at two power stations. Stop at the fascinating geothermal borefield at Wairakei then visit Huka Falls and marvel as the mighty Waikato River thunders through the narrow canyon before taking a thrilling ride on the Hukafalls Jet. This 30-minutes of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and hot water streams. Hold on tight as you experience thrilling 360-degree spins. From your unique vantage point on the jet boat you will have the best water level view of Huka Falls – New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction.
We continue to Taupo. Set on the shores of Lake Taupo, the town is a popular holiday destination for New Zealander’s. The pace of life here is relaxed and laid-back. The pace of life here is relaxed and laid-back. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and is a world-renowned spot for trout fishing both in the lake and from tributary rivers. Overnight at the Hilton, Lake Taupo.
Thu 28 Nov Taupo - Waitomo - Hamilton
Today we travel north via the small town of Whakamaru before arriving in Te Kuiti in the King Country renowned as the ‘Sheep Shearing Capital of the World’. Stop en-route for lunch. From here it is a short journey to Waitomo – famous for assortment of limestone caves lying beneath the earth. Enter Ruakuri Cave through the spectacular spiral entrance designed to respect the sacred nature of the caves. Tread narrow corridors, stand in vast caverns and hear the distant thunder of subterranean waterfalls on the Huhunui River. Your guide will bring you up close to glowworms, elaborate cave formations, underground rivers, myths, legends and sacred Maori sites.
Depart the limestone country surrounding Waitomo and travel north through rolling countryside featuring dairying and horse breeding into the Waikato district then on to Hamilton City, New Zealand’s largest inland city, which straddles the Waikato River. This evening check in to the Novotel Tanui Hotel for 6 nights
Tue 03 Dec - Farewell Dinner
Join us this evening for our celebratory Farewell Dinner. After a pre-dinner drink, we will sit down to enjoy a three course dinner, including beer, wine and soft drinks.
Wed 04 Dec Hamilton - Auckland - London
Please settle any hotel expenses when you check-out. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport in plenty of time to complete check-in formalities for your flight home. Alternatively depart Hamilton on our Southern Highlights Extension.
Just look what's included:
Excellent 4-5 Star hotels and resorts
Daily Buffet Breakfast
Auckland City Sightseeing & Harbour Cruise
Waiheke Island Wine Tour
Rotorua Tour with Hangi Buffet Dinner
Huka Falls Jet Boat Experience
Waitomo Caves Visit
Welcome cocktail party, cricket forum and/or farewell dinner
Guaranteed official match tickets (invoiced separately)
Private airport transfers on arrival/departure
Air-conditioned coach travel, including transfers
ATOL Protection (where flights are included)
All meals & drinks except those speciified
Items of a personal nature
Any passport / visa costs
Travel Insurance (see our web site)
Match tickets and/or hospitality (invoiced separately).
Prices exclude airfares so that you can choose the date, airline, departure point and class of travel that suits you. Simply contact us with your requirements and we will provide you with a flight quotation. Alternatively, you may like to book your own flights online or use frequent flyer points. New Zealand is well served by International airlines allowing you a wide choice of stopover possibilities should you wish to break your journey. Popular airlines include Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, British Airways and Qatar Airways.
Enjoy more of New Zealand
While our featured tour focuses on the two Test's in North Island, there is so much to see and do in New Zealand that we have created a Pre & Post Tour option to show you more of this fascinating country.
The natural beauty of the Bay of Islands has to be seen to be believed. It’s an aquatic playground lavishly furnished with 144 islands and a myriad of secluded beaches; wherever you are in the Bay of Islands, it is impossible to escape the lure of the sea. The region is considered to be the birthplace of New Zealand as a bi-cultural nation and the townships of this historic bay are alive with memories of the area’s colourful history – both Maori and European.
Extend your stay in South Island and join our escorted luxury coach tour to the indescribably beautiful lakes and mountains, for which the region is famed. No picture or video will do this area justice – this truly is a ‘must see’ destination! The first glimpse of Aoraki/Mount Cook across the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki is one that will last you a lifetime. As will the majesty of Milford Sound, which was once described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. And if the scenery in Queenstown isn’t enough to take your breath away how about a ride on the famous Shotover Jet boat or a even a bungee jump?
Pre Tour - Bay of Islands
Mon 11 November – Sun 17 November (4 nights)
* 1 night in Auckland
* 3 nights in Bay of Islands
Mon 11 Nov FLY TO NEW ZEALAND
Contact us with your flight requirements and we will provide you with a flight quote.
Tue 12 Nov IN FLIGHT
Wed 13 Nov ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Stamford Plaza Hotel for check-in. Remainder of day at leisure to explore downtown Auckland from your centrally located hotel.
Thu 14 Nov AUCKLAND / PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS
Today travel north across Auckland Harbour Bridge and the North Shore. Continue north through picturesque farmlands stopping at Matakohe for a visit to the excellent Matakohe Kauri Museum. This award winning Museum records the timber milling and gum digging pioneering days of the Northland region. The Kauri is the largest tree in New Zealand’s forests, and grows to a huge size. The kauri industry formed the basis upon which much of Northland’s history and economy rested in the early days. Travel through to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This region is renowned as the birthplace of the nation of New Zealand as well as for its beautiful beaches and wildlife. This evening, check in to the Paihia Beach Resort for 3 nights.
Fri 15 Nov PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS
This morning visit the Waitangi Treaty House for a guided tour. It was here on 6 February 1840 that Maori and British settlers signed an historic agreement which gave birth to the nation of New Zealand. The Maori Meeting House in the grounds is a superb example of the skills of Maori wood carvers and flax weavers. This afternoon join a Fullers Great Sights Dolphin Cruise Hole in Rock cruise. On the way to the Cape Brett Lighthouse, the boat seeks out the playful dolphins. Bottlenose and common dolphins take great delight in racing alongside and showing off their aerobic flips! Further out see beautiful Motukokako Island and the famous Hole in the Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper skilfully navigates his way through the hole and into Grand Cathedral Cave (sea conditions permitting). On the return to Paihia pass several remote islands, fringed with golden sand beaches. You may choose to disembark at the delightful seaside village of Russell and take a later ferry back to Paihia.
Sat 16 Nov PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS
Day at leisure for your own choice of activities in the Bay of Islands.
Sun 17 Nov PAHIA – AUCKLAND
Leisurely start this morning then farewell to the Bay of Islands and travel south through undulating farmlands and the small settlements of Kawakawa and Hikurangi to the city of Whangarei. Stop for lunch included in central Whangarei.
Continue south to arrive in Auckland City and join our New Zealand Test Tour.
Post Tour - Southern Highlights
Wed 04 – Wed 11 December (7 nights)
* 2 nights Crowne Plaza, Christchurch – B&B
* 1 night Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef - B&B
* 4 nights The Rees Hotel, Queenstown – B&B
Wed 04 Dec HAMILTON / CHRISTCHURCH
This morning transfer to Hamilton Airport for your flight to Christchurch. Upon arrival at Christchurch transfer to your hotel and check in to the Crown Plaza hotel for 2 nights
Thu 05 Dec CHRISTCHURCH
This morning enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Christchurch. Since the devastating earthquakes of 2011, the city of Christchurch’s rebuilding programme is in full swing and there will be the opportunity to view a variety of innovative architectural projects, such as the temporary ‘Cardboard Cathedral’, and the reconstruction of the main arts buildings. Other tour highlights include the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery; the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial; Bridge of Remembrance; and the Spanish Mission inspired New Regent Street. Stop at the Botanic Gardens and enjoy Punting on the Avon River. Travel from the historic Antigua Boat sheds, through the Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the spectacular flora for which Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’ is famous. Enjoy lunch at The Curators House situated in a heritage building in the lovely Botanic Gardens. With its own kitchen garden, fresh regional produce is served, with a Spanish influence. Afternoon at leisure.
Fri 06 Dec CHRISTCHURCH / FRANZ JOSEF
Board the Tranz Alpine rail service for a scenic rail journey across the fertile Canterbury Plains and into the heart of the mighty Southern Alps. Travel across towering viaducts, through spectacular gorges and river valleys and into the lush forest of Arthurs Pass National Park. Leave the train at Arthurs Pass and reboard your coach. From the valleys of the snow-capped mountains, descend into the lush rainforests of Westland and travel south along the West Coast to Hokitika. Visit one of the greenstone factories where a local jade-like stone highly prized by pre-European Maori is crafted into exquisite jewellery. Continue south through forests and farmland, with views of the Alps to the east and the Tasman Sea to the west, to the village of Franz Josef. The huge rivers of snow and ice of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers flow from vast snowfields high in the Southern Alps almost to sea level which is unusual in a temperate climate. Time for optional helicopter flights – recommend pre-booking (extra cost – not included). This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel, the Te Waonui Forest Retreat in The Canopy Restaurant.
Sat 07 Dec FRANZ JOSEF / QUEENSTOWN
Driving towards the southern end of the South Island’s West Coast Road, there is a strong sense of entering a primeval land, and a feeling of total isolation. Arriving at Haast, you are surrounded by a landscape of rainforest, wetlands, and dunes and surf-pounded shingle beaches. This wilderness forms part of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, so designated because South Westland and Fiordland have some of the most dramatic forest and mountain scenery and natural resources in the world. From the Westland National Park, travel through the Haast River valleys and over the Haast Pass to Makaroa and onto the upper reaches of Lake Wanaka. Travelling past Lake Hawea, reaching the popular Lake Wanaka, the starting point of the mighty Clutha River. Continue past stone fruit orchards and through the rock hewn Kawarau Gorge to Queenstown.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the Queenstown region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, exploration or relaxation. As well as the proclaimed ‘adventure capital of NZ’, the resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but Queenstown is just as well-known as a place for indulgence, for wine and cuisine and for gold-mining history. This evening, check in to your Lakeview room at The Rees Hotel for 4 nights.
Sun 08 Dec QUEENSTOWN / MILFORD SOUND / QUEENSTOWN
Early this morning enjoy a tour highlight – a light aircraft flight over Fiordland National Park landing at Milford Sound (if you prefer, you can go by road in a coach). During the 35-minute flight, take in panoramic views of spectacular alpine scenery including glaciers, rivers, lakes and rainforest before landing at Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, part of the UNESCO Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area which is one of the great wilderness areas of the Southern Hemisphere. Once on the ground at Milford airport, there is a coach transfer to the Real Journeys Visitor Centre. Here you will board comfortable vessel for a Scenic Cruise of Milford Sound which runs out to the Tasman Sea. Sheer mountain walls tower above the tranquil waters of the Sound, carved out by Ice Age glaciers and waterfalls tumble into the fiord from mountain-locked lakes. The Sound is dominated by unforgettable Mitre Peak, the focal point of this majestic wonderland. Complimentary tea and coffee is available. On returning to the Milford Wharf, there is a coach transfer to the Milford airport for the return scenic flight to Queenstown. Upon arrival in Queenstown you will be transferred to your hotel by Real Journeys vehicle. Please naote – all flights operate weather and conditions permitting. If the flights are cancelled due to weather, group will have a day at leisure.
Mon 09 Dec QUEENSTOWN
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Queenstown. Highlights include a visit to historic Arrowtown, a quaint village set on the banks of the Arrow River which was once a rip-roaring gold rush town. Time here to sample some of the cafés, galleries and boutiques or you may wish to take a walk to the historic Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. This partially restored settlement is a reminder and tribute to the contribution made by the Chinese goldminers and business people to the region’s goldmining, cultural and business history. See the Edith Cavall Bridge spanning the narrow canyon of the rugged Shotover River; and pretty Lake Hayes. Ride the aerial gondola to Bob’s Peak to see the stunning panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Afternoon at leisure.
Tue 10 Dec QUEENSTOWN
Day at leisure. Queenstown has a plethora of optional sightseeing activities available from jet-boating on the thrilling Shotover Jet; winery tours to the premier Central Otago wineries; 4WD tours into unforgettable Skippers Canyon; scenic flights; fly-fishing or if you dare – bungy jumping or tandem sky-diving! Extra cost for optional sightseeing excursions.
This evening we have a taste of rural life in New Zealand. Steeped in Queenstown’s pioneering history, our experience commences with a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the 1912 vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw. Disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm, one of the first farms set up in the region and still a working farm. In the Colonel’s Homestead, enjoy a delicious gourmet BBQ dinner. After dinner enjoy an entertaining brief farm experience including a sheep shearing demonstration. On the magical night-time cruise home, enjoy the camaraderie of a sing-a-long with the ship’s pianist or breathe in the fresh night air on the moonlit decks as you watch the lights of Queenstown draw nearer.
Wed 11 Dec DEPART QUEENSTOWN
TIme to leave Queenstown by air on you journey back to the UK.
|Population||Approx 4.3 million|
|Time difference / local time||GMT +12 hours (GMT +13 hours from the first week in April to the first week in October)|
|Language||English. Maori is also spoken but is not widely used.|
|Currency||New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) comprising of 100 cents.|
|Safety||Take normal precautions as you would in any large city.|
|Passports and Visas||NZeTA is required for entry to New Zwealand from 01 Ocotober 2019|
|Health Care||No compulsory vaccinations but tetanus is recommended. For more detailed information we recommend you contact your GP or a specialist vaccination centre.|
|Airport Taxes||All major international airports now have departure taxes included in the airfare > Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queestown.|
|Electricity||230 volt AC. Three flat pin plugs are used.|
|Flying time to destination||Auckland: 23 hours, Christchurch: 24½ hours.|
|History||The history of New Zealand dates back to approx. 1250 AD. It was discovered by Polynesians, who settled and developed a distinct Maori culture centred on kinship links and land. New Zealand is often referred to as the 'youngest country', as it was one of the last major landmasses to be inhabited, and has a fascinating mix of Maori and European heritage.|
|Tipping||Tipping is a matter of choice. For excellent service, a discretionary tip of 10% may be given.|
How to book
When you have chosen the holiday you wish to book please call our sales team on 01737 244398 to check the availability of the tour.
To confirm your booking we need to collect a deposit payment equivalent to 30% of the total holiday price plus the cost of flights if you would like us to arrange your flight reservation. Our preferred method of payment is by bank transfer, quoting your invoice number (TSTXXXX) on all payments. Credit and debit cards are also accepted for deposit payments.
Your final balance payment will be due 60 days prior to departure. The person signing the booking form will be treated as doing so on behalf of, and with the consent of, all the persons for whom the booking is made and is responsible for ensuring due payment of all monies. Please ensure you return your signed booking form, together with a copy of the photograph page of all passports.