New Zealand Romance

12N / 13D
  • 1N Auckland
  • 2N Bay of Island
  • 1N Auckland
  • 2N Rotorua
  • 3N Queenstown
  • 1N Mt. Cook
  • 1N Christchurch
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New Zealand is blessed with the world’s largest concentration of natural wonders, including geothermal pools,majestic peaks, dense forests, deep fjords



Peak Season: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan. Feb, March, April
Off Season: May, June, July, Aug, Sep
Validity: 1 APRIL - 30 JUNE
dealSeat - in - Coach

 

  • Auckland Auckland City Hotel or similar
    Bay of Island Kingsgate Paihia or similar
    Auckland Auckland City Hotel or similar
    Rotorua Ibis Rotorua or similar
    Queenstown Heartland Hotel or similar
    Mt Cook Hermitage Mt. Cook or similar
    Christchurch Elms Quality or similar
  • Entrance to Hole in Rock Cruise, Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Agrodome Sheep Show & Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola with 1 Luge Ride
    City Tour of Christchurch including International Antarctic Centre (Extreme Pass)
    Milford Sound Excursion including Scenic Cruise & Lunch on Seat – in Coach Basis (Even for Self Drive Guests)
  • As per itinerary
  • As per itineary

New Zealand is blessed with the world’s largest concentration of natural wonders, including geothermal pools,majestic peaks, dense forests, deep fjords



Peak Season: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan. Feb, March, April
Off Season: May, June, July, Aug, Sep
Validity: 1 APRIL - 30 JUNE
dealSeat - in - Coach

 

  • Auckland Sky City Hotel or similar
    Bay of Island Scenic Bay of Island or similar
    Auckland Sky City Hotel or similar
    Rotorua Novotel Rotorua or similar
    Queenstown Novotel Lakeside or similar
    Mt Cook Hermitage Mt. Cook or similar
    Christchurch Novotel Hotel or similar
  • Entrance to Hole in Rock Cruise, Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Agrodome Sheep Show & Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola with 1 Luge Ride
    City Tour of Christchurch including International Antarctic Centre (Extreme Pass)
    Milford Sound Excursion including Scenic Cruise & Lunch on Seat – in Coach Basis (Even for Self Drive Guests)
  • As per itinerary
  • As per itinerary

New Zealand is blessed with the world’s largest concentration of natural wonders, including geothermal pools,majestic peaks, dense forests, deep fjords



Peak Season: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan. Feb, March, April
Off Season: May, June, July, Aug, Sep
Validity: 1 APRIL - 30 JUNE
dealSelf Drive

 

  • Auckland Auckland City Hotel or similar
    Bay of Island Kingsgate Paihia or similar
    Auckland Auckland City Hotel or similar
    Rotorua Ibis Rotorua or similar
    Queenstown Heartland Hotel or similar
    Mt Cook Hermitage Mt. Cook or similar
    Christchurch Elms Quality or similar
  • Entrance to Hole in Rock Cruise, Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Agrodome Sheep Show & Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola with 1 Luge Ride
    City Tour of Christchurch including International Antarctic Centre (Extreme Pass)
    Milford Sound Excursion including Scenic Cruise & Lunch on Seat – in Coach Basis (Even for Self Drive Guests)
  • As per itinerary
  • As per itinerary

New Zealand is blessed with the world’s largest concentration of natural wonders, including geothermal pools,majestic peaks, dense forests, deep fjords



Peak Season: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan. Feb, March, April
Off Season: May, June, July, Aug, Sep
Validity: 1 APRIL - 30 JUNE
dealSelf Drive

 

  • Auckland Sky City Hotel or similar
    Bay of Island Scenic Bay of Island or similar
    Auckland Sky City Hotel or similar
    Rotorua Novotel Rotorua or similar
    Queenstown Novotel Lakeside or similar
    Mt Cook Hermitage Mt. Cook or similar
    Christchurch Novotel Hotel or similar
  • Entrance to Hole in Rock Cruise, Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Agrodome Sheep Show & Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola with 1 Luge Ride
    City Tour of Christchurch including International Antarctic Centre (Extreme Pass)
    Milford Sound Excursion including Scenic Cruise & Lunch on Seat – in Coach Basis (Even for Self Drive Guests)
  • As per itinerary
  • As per itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrive Auckland

  • On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Check-in at the hotel and relax. (Early check-in is not guaranteed).
  • Rest of the day is at leisure to explore on own.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Auckland.

DAY 2 - Auckland – Paihia, Bay of Island (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check – out and proceed to Paihia, the journey will take you through rolling countryside, rural towns to Paihia, situated in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
  • (Self-drive guests need to pick-up their vehicle from City Depot and drive towards Paihia)
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Bay of Island.

DAY 3 - Paihia, Bay of Island - Entry to Hole in Rock Cruise (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today make your own way to Paihia Maritime Building for your cruise. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphin, whales and other marine life as we get you up close to the action.
  • Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you before heading back into the sheltered waters of the Bay
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Bay of Island.

DAY 4 - Paihia, Bay of Island – Auckland (B)

  • After breakfast, check – out of the hotel.
  • Return journey back to Auckland.
  • Arrive Auckland, rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Auckland

DAY 5 - Auckland - Waitomo Caves – Rotorua (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check–out and proceed towards Rotorua via Waitomo Caves.
  • On arrival enjoy a comprehensive cave tour, where you will have the opportunity to view thousands of luminescent lights radiating from the unique Waitomo glowworms, as expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves historical and geological significance. Enjoy the limestone shafts, stunning Cathedral cavern and then take a unique boat ride through the glowworm grotto. On completion continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua.
  • On arrival, check – into your hotel and relax.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Rotorua.

DAY 6 - Rotorua – Full Day Tour of Rotorua: Te Puia, Agrodome and Rainbow Springs (B)

  • Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for a full day tour of Rotorua.
  • Your first experience of the day is Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools.
  • Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry.
  • The afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on own.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Rotorua.

DAY 7 - Rotorua – Queenstown (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Post check-out, depart on your domestic flight from Rotorua to Queenstown (Airfare is not included).
  • (Self-drive guests need to drop their vehicle at the airport.)
  • Arrive Queenstown and transfer to the hotel.
  • (Self-drive guests need to pick-up their vehicle and drive towards their hotel.)
  • Rest of the day is at leisure.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Queenstown.

DAY 8 - Queenstown - Milford Sound Excursion including Scenic Cruise & Lunch (B/L)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel from Queenstown to Milford hugging the shores of Lake Wakatipu, proceeding past wind turbines, deer farms and across rural farmland, before reaching Lake Te Anau, the 'Gateway to Fiordland'. Board the waiting vessel for a cruise of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea.
  • After boarding the cruise, relax and enjoy the view from the coach on the return journey to Queenstown.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Queenstown.

DAY 9 - Queenstown - Skyline Gondola with 1 Luge Ride (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today make your own way to Skyline Gondola enjoy the stunning views as you ride the Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. The Gondola carries you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak.
  • Reach up to the viewing point and get mesmerising views of The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak and over Queenstown.
  • Jump on your specialised Luge cart, and then take control as you zoom down the Luge track a thrilling ride enjoyed by all ages. The carts put you in complete control as you take over banked corners, tunnels and dippers. Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again, and again, and again. Gentle and leisurely or steep and adventurous, you’ll be hooked. Once is never enough.
  • Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on own.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Queenstown.

DAY 10 - Queenstown – Mt. Cook (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel through ruggedly beautiful landscape and over the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country. Enter the amazing Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's highest mountain
  • (Self - Drive guests will drive their rental vehicle whereas coach passengers will be collected from hotel)
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Mt. Cook.

DAY 11 - Mt. Cook – Christchurch (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • The road to Lake Tekapo takes you back down the Tasman Valley to beautiful Lake Pukaki. The opaque turquoise colour of this lake is caused by fine, glacier-ground rock particles. Continue through golden tussock land of Mackenzie basin to Lake Tekapo. The Church of the Good Shepherd and the sheepdog statue are great photo opportunities. Leaving Tekapo, descend Burkes Pass to the Canterbury Plains and Christchurch.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Christchurch.

DAY 12 - Christchurch - Christchurch City Tour including International Antarctic Centre (Extreme Pass) (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today enjoy the city highlights tour as you drive pass the botanical gardens, Museum and Art Centre, the Avon river, Bridge of Remembrance, the cities new pop up container mall.
  • Later head towards the International Antarctic Centre, one of Christchurch's leading attractions. The Centre recreates the atmosphere of Antarctica with a Snow and Ice Experience, the Blue Penguin Encounter and an exhilarating Hagglund ride.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Christchurch.

DAY 13 - Christchurch Depart (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to onwards destination or back to India with memories which will last a life time.
  • (Self-drive guests need to drop their vehicle at the airport.)

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast Basis: (Daily breakfast except on the day of arrival)
  • Auckland 01 Night Hotel as specified above or similar
  • Bay of Island 02 Nights Hotel as specified above or similar
  • Auckland 01 Night Hotel as specified above or similar
  • Rotorua 02 Nights Hotel as specified above or similar
  • Queenstown 03 Nights Hotel as specified above or similar
  • Mt. Cook 01 Night Hotel as specified above or similar
  • Christchurch 02 Night Hotel as specified above or similar
  • All transfers on Seat-in-Coach Basis (For seat in coach guests only, unless specified):
  • Auckland Airport to Auckland Hotel.
  • Auckland Hotel to Bay of Island Hotel.
  • Bay of Island Hotel to Auckland Hotel.
  • Auckland Hotel to Waitomo to Rotorua Hotel.
  • Rotorua Hotel to Rotorua Airport.
  • Queenstown Airport to Queenstown Hotel.
  • Queenstown Hotel to Mt. Cook Hotel.
  • Mt. Cook Hotel to Christchurch Hotel.
  • Christchurch Hotel to Christchurch Airport.
  • Remarks:
  • Transfers have to be between 2000 Hrs – 0800 Hrs / Supplement charges are applicable for transfers at odd hours. Please check your flight timings and book accordingly.
  • Rates are valid for airports as specified above, change in the airport will attract additional cost to the above mentioned rates.
  • Self-Drive Guests will drive their own vehicle throughout the route, unless otherwise specified.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned below on Seat-in-Coach basis (For seat in coach guests only, unless specified):
  • Entrance to Hole in Rock Cruise, Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Agrodome Sheep Show & Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola with 1 Luge Ride
  • City Tour of Christchurch including International Antarctic Centre (Extreme Pass)
  • Milford Sound Excursion including Scenic Cruise & Lunch on Seat – in Coach Basis (Even for Self Drive Guests)
  • 12 Days rental car inclusive of Unlimited KMS, vehicle insurance with NIL excess, Airport concession fee, (Self-Drive). Car rental terms & Conditions apply. (Vehicle premium location fee, one way fee and GPS system are not included. Clients should present any credit card for vehicle pick up.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • 5% Goods & Service Tax (GST) is applicable additional on total invoice.
  • Airfare - International as well as Domestic airfares, Airport Taxes & Baggage
  • Visa and Overseas Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Meals other than those specified in inclusions.
  • Food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu
  • Optionals and Add-on Excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Baby cot
  • Surcharges applicable for transfers not fitting as per schedules mentioned
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses
  • Expenses of personal nature, mineral water, mini bar in the room, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc.
  • Early check-in and late check-out are on request basis only and subject to room availability [Standard international check-in time is 1500 hrs and check-out time is 1000 hrs. (**Subject to change as per hotel’s policy)]
  • Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
  • Any increase in the cost that may come into force prior to the departure date including change in price owing to fluctuation in the rate of exchange.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc.
  • Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions

Terms and conditions

  • The above is only a quote and no bookings have been made as yet. All services such as airline seats, ground arrangements are blocked once initial deposit is made by clients.
  • Infant cost may be chargeable in a few hotels.
  • Surcharges applicable during Conventions, Special Events, Festivals, Trade fairs, Blackout dates, Weekends, etc. (For E.g.: Diwali, Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, etc)
  • It is important to notice that various service providers may impose special terms and conditions regarding deposits, payments, and cancellation fees and / or refunds from time to time. All reservations would be subject to these additional conditions.
  • You will have to strictly follow the tour program and comply with the terms and conditions of the various contractors / service providers such as hotels, airlines, ground transportation vendors, etc.
  • Tours and transfers depart strictly as per time mentioned on final itinerary. Please note as no delays will be permitted under any circumstances. Should the client be late, the tour or transfer will depart without client. You are required to be punctual and adhere to the time-lines of the tour and of the contractors / service providers. If you are not punctual, you could miss your flight, your coach, your meals etc. No refunds will be provided, and alternative arrangements will be an extra cost.
  • All transfers quoted are ‘direct’ transfers – any stops or deviations en route will attract a supplement cost.
  • Seat-in-Coach Tour / Transfer pick-up & drop off point depends on hotel location, if hotel is outside of pick-up zone, clients will have to make own arrangements to reach the designated pick-up and drop off points. You must report to your departure point at least 15 minutes prior to your tour starting time.
  • Private surcharge would be applicable for tours and transfers which do not suit Seat-in-Coach timings.
  • No Intercity surface transfers are included unless specified in the package.
  • Extra bed could be separate beds / sofa cum bed / rollaway bed. It is as per Hotel Policy and cannot be guaranteed.
  • Guests requiring wheelchair assistance will have to make their own arrangements. Additional charges will be applicable.
  • Above is a tentative proposed itinerary. Final itinerary will be given after confirmation of the tour programmed.
  • On certain days, due to some unavoidable conditions we may sometimes amend/ reverse the itinerary. However, all the services/ inclusions will remain the same.
  • Timings and schedules will be subject to change without notice.
  • We are not responsible for any missed breakfast due to flight timings.
  • No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused services in above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours.
  • Issuance of visa is solely under the discretion of the Consulates / Embassies. Our role is to assist you in submission of visa and guide you with the formalities. We do not hold any responsibility in case of any rejection of visas. Cancellation policy will be still applicable even if the visas get rejected.
  • Please check all inclusions as any additions will occur in extra charges.
  • All/Any expenses passengers might incurred due to circumstances beyond our control such as flight cancellation/delays, accidents of any nature, bad weather, natural calamities, medical evacuation, supplier policies, etc. It is suggested that clients take out travel insurance. We merely act a service broker and do not accept any liability.
  • We strongly advise passengers to take out insurance covering cancellations, medical expenses, and loss of baggage, curtailment and default at the time of booking.
  • It is customary for certain hotels to request a credit-card deposit upon check-in to cover any incidental charges. Unused funds will be refunded upon check-out. Some hotels may accept a cash deposit in lieu, but this cannot be guaranteed. It is the client’s duty to reverse the credit card charge on check out.
  • The above quotation has been based on specific hotels. According to occupancies hotels are subject to change. We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation, sightseeing tours and transfer of equal or higher standard. The difference in cost is payable extra.
  • From the options available for hotels against respective hotel category, we can only take requests for a certain hotel. However final decision to offer the hotel will rest with us.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. Fuel Increases, Government Regulations, Government Levies, Duties, etc.
  • Any requests such as (Interconnecting Room, Adjacent Rooms, Rooms on the same floor, 1 king size / 1 double bed/ twin bed, floor map, early check in, non/ smoking room, etc.) is subject to availability on first come first serve basis up on your guest arrival at the hotel and it is totally discretionary and up to the hotel to assign. However we will request this for you as priority.
  • Most hotels Check In time is between 1500-1600hrs & Check Out time is between 1000-1100hrs and varies from hotel to hotel. If necessary we will request an early check in or late checkout but this is subject to availability. For guaranteed early check – in, please pre-book your stay for the previous night and for guaranteed late check – out, please pre-book your stay for the next night.
  • Baggage allowed is 1 medium sized suitcase and one handbag person.
  • Passport should be valid up to six months from the date of return.
  • All Rates are valid for Indian Passport Holders.
  • NOTES:
  • Child rates apply for kids between 2 – 11.99 years of age.
  • Infants under 2 years inclusive are free of charge, unless specified.
  • CAR HIRE DETAILS:
  • Here is a list of the most important points:
  • The printed rates include: Basic Daily Insurance and unlimited mileage.
  • Duration of Hire is calculated on a 24-hour clock, eg collection midday, return following day by midday constitutes a one-day hire.
  • Insurance Excess/Liability Reduction: Basic daily insurance is included in the daily rental rate. An excess is payable in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle. This excess amount may be reduced by purchasing an optional Liability Reduction plan (payable direct to the rental company on collection of vehicle). A credit card imprint is taken for the bond on initiation of the hire and destroyed at the termination of the hire provided the vehicle is returned in the same condition it left the depot.
  • Airport Arrivals/Departures: On arrival guests make their way directly to the rental car counter to check in and collect their vehicle. If an airport counter is not available, alternative instructions will be given in your travel documents.
  • On departure, the vehicle is parked in the rental car allocated parking and keys returned as per instructions in your travel documents. Certain city or ferry locations may charge for drop off outside of regular hours – this will be advised at the time of booking confirmation (and payable directly to the rental company).
  • Age Requirements: For most categories, drivers must be 25 years of age or older. For some car categories guests aged 21-25 years are able to hire a vehicle but a surcharge will apply.
  • License: A current valid full driver’s license must be provided in English – if the driver’s license from the country of origin is not displayed in English then an official International Driver’s License must be presented.
  • Credit Card: A credit card must be provided by the main driver, issued in that driver’s name, on collection of the rental car. An imprint of the card will be taken, a hold placed on a certain amount (advised by the Rental Car Operator at the time) as security and any charges owing at the end of the hire including extras purchased or unfilled fuel tanks will be charged to that credit card.
  • Interisland Hires: Vehicles may not be taken onto the ferry. Therefore, the hire will terminate in one island and start again with a new vehicle on arrival (eg Picton and Wellington ferry terminals). Guest’s luggage is checked in at the ferry terminal as it would in an airport terminal and the transfer is very easy and hassle-free.
  • Additional Extras: All extras are payable by the client directly to the rental car provider on collection of the vehicle but may be pre-booked to ensure the item is reserved:
  • Remote Location Fee (applicable locations will be advised at time of quoting/booking)
  • One-way fee (for hires less than 3 days on most car categories)
  • Baby/Booster Seats – legally required for all children up to approx 7 yrs (depending on weight).
  • Ski Racks/Snow Chains (in the Queenstown region snow chains must be carried by law from May to October)
  • GPS Units
  • All reservations are subject to confirmation and the rental car company reserves the right to substitute a similar vehicle if the one reserved is not available.
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