Arrive ‘Down Under’ in the New South Wales Capital – Sydney - easily recognised by its sail like harbour front opera house and distinctive harbour bridge. Draped around a natural harbour, Sydney is a vibrant and vivacious city where there’s always a new restaurant to discover, a hip band to check out, a sports team to watch or a show to see. Explore Circular Quay with the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney Tower, Queen Victoria Building and various shopping malls and museums. The Rocks district is crammed with narrow lanes, market boutique shops and pavement cafes. Venture west to the Blue Mountains region, where dramatic scenery includes steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests and waterfalls in complete contrast to the cityscape. Embark on a voyage to New Zealand, glide through the serene fjords backed by the towering Southern Alps and explore the Maori culture through the many museums and culture centres.
Australia & New Zealand
16 November 2019
Cruise and Stay
Included in this Package
International flights from London
Two Nights’ Four Star Hotel in Sydney
Twelve Night Full Board Cruise
Two Nights’ Five Star Hotel in Auckland
Blue Mountains Tour and Wildlife Experience incl Lunch
London / London
Fly from London to Sydney arriving 2 days later.
Arrive in Sydney. Private transfer to 4* hotel. Overnight Sydney.
Blue Mountains Tour and Wildlife Experience with Lunch. Overnight Sydney.
A melting pot of migrant influences, many call Melbourne Australia’s cultural capital. Browse the 1,000-plus stalls of Queen Vic market or visit the Abbotsford Convent with its galleries, restaurants and gardens.
Were it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you'd think you were in Edinburgh. Dunedin is home to New Zealand's only castle, and architecture borrowed heavily from Scotland.
A red-hot arts scene, hip wine bars, designer boutiques, nearby countryside and steep hillsides lined with picture-perfect Victorian houses – the Kiwi capital of Wellington has it all.
Imagine a scene of regal sailboats floating atop blue waters, hugged by a picturesque landscape of rolling green mountains and cloud sprinkled skies. Welcome to Picton.
Plentiful sunshine and sandy shores… you’ll see why Captain Cook called this area the Bay of Plenty. Close by lie the steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools of Rotorua.
See day 15
Arrive in Auckland. Private transfer to 5* hotel. Overnight Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Day at Leisure, Overnight Auckland
Auckland International Airport / Auckland
Private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London