Grapes & Scenic Escapes: The Kiwi Wine Expedition

Grapes & Scenic Escapes: The Kiwi Wine Expedition

Embark on an epic 14-night journey through New Zealand’s picturesque wine regions, savoring the finest wines and staying in superior accommodations. Visit Waiheke Island, Rotorua, Martinborough, Marlbourgh and Christchurch.

Grapes & Scenic Escapes: The Kiwi Wine Expedition

New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Rotorua > Hawke's Bay > Wellington & Martinborough > South Island > Christchurch & Canterbury > Nelson & Marlborough 

17 Days, 14 Nights

Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Auckland, where you’ll spend two nights at The Hotel Britomart Auckland in a Galway Room with breakfast included. Your adventure kicks off with a half-day Auckland Wine Country tour, complete with a delectable lunch. Explore the city’s wine regions before hopping on a ferry for an exclusive Waiheke Island tour, also featuring a delightful lunch. The island’s charm and exquisite wines await you.

Next, venture to Rotorua, known for its geothermal wonders. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Regent of Rotorua in a Superior Room with breakfast. Immerse yourself in Maori culture with the Te Po Combo Experience, showcasing traditional rituals, songs, and delectable Maori cuisine.

As you hit the road in your rental car, stop in Hawkes Bay for a two-night stay at Porters Boutique Hotel in a Deluxe Room with breakfast. Embark on a fascinating two-hour Art Deco Guided Walk, discovering the city’s charming heritage and culture.

Continue your journey to Martinborough, where you’ll luxuriate in a two-night stay at The Martinborough Hotel in a Petit Room with breakfast. Revel in the charming atmosphere of this boutique wine village and explore its renowned vineyards.

Make your way to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, for a one-night stay at the Museum Apartment Hotel in an Executive King Studio with breakfast. Catch the Interislander ferry to Picton and savor stunning views along the way.

Upon reaching Blenheim, settle into Vintners Retreat for two nights in a 1 Bedroom Manor with continental breakfast. Join the Taste of Marlborough Tour, which offers an exquisite sampling of the region’s finest wines and culinary delights.

Spend three nights in Christchurch at The Mayfair, in a Mayfair King Room with breakfast included. Dive into the enchanting Arthurs Pass and TranzAlpine Rail guided tour, reveling in breathtaking landscapes. Then, savor a Wine Trail and City Day Tour, exploring the city’s thriving wine scene.

Get ready for a gourmet exploration of New Zealand’s wine regions, sipping your way through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the country’s rich culture. This exceptional journey promises unforgettable experiences and unforgettable memories. Cheers to your New Zealand Wine Trail Adventure!

Highlights

  • Auckland: Wine and Country Tour, Waiheke Island Tour
  • Matamata: Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Rotorua: Maori Cultural Experience, Redwoods Treewalk
  • Napier: Art Deco Guided Walk
  • Martinborough
  • Wellington
  • Marlborough: Wine Touring
  • Christchurch: Arthurs Pass and TranzAlpine, Wine and City Tour

Inclusions

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Auckland, returning from Christchurch
  • 2 nights Auckland, The Hotel Britomart Auckland, Galway Room including breakfast
    • Half day Auckland Wine Country with Lunch
    • Waiheke Island Exclusive Tour including lunch and round-trip ferry transfers
  • One-way Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton
  • 2 nights Rotorua, Regent of Rotorua, Superior Room including breakfast
    • Te Po Combo Experience
  • 11 days Intermediate Car Hire including unlimited kilometers
    • Redwoods Treewalk Day experience
  • 2 nights Hawkes Bay, Porters Boutique Hotel, Deluxe Room including breakfast
    • 2-hour Art Deco Guided Walk
  • 2 nights Martinborough, The Martinborough Hotel, Petit Room including breakfast
  • 1 night Wellington, Museum Apartment Hotel, Executive King Studio including breakfast
  • Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton
  • 2 nights Blenheim, Vintners Retreat, 1 Bedroom Manor including continental breakfast
    • Taste of Marlborough Tour
  • 3 nights Christchurch, The Mayfair, Mayfair King Room including breakfast
    • Arthurs Pass and TranzAlpine Rail guided tour
    • Wine Trail and City Day Tour
  • One-way private arrival transfer Auckland Airport to Hotel
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee

 

Based on Departures

Price per person from*

Based on Double Occupancy

April 1 - April 30, 2024 6989
May 1 - June 28, 2024 6949
June 29 - July 24, 2024 7259
July 25 - September 25, 2024 6869
September 26 - October 15, 2024 7599
October 16 - December 4, 2024 7299
December 5 - December 12, 2024 7599
December 13 - December 23, 2024 8199
December 24 - January 3, 2025 7749
January 4 - January 13, 2025 8259
January 14 - January 29, 2025 7749
January 30 - March 15, 2025 7359

 

*Rates are not valid over special events.

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Group Size

Independent Vacation

Dates

July 24 - September 17, 2024

Price

From $6869 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for weekday departures and weekend returns July 24 - September 17, 2024. Transpacific departures Fri – Sun incur a $50 fee each direction. Advertised pricing reflects low season pricing. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel outside this season. Must be booked by May 31, 2024. Black-out dates apply: Auckland Dec 30 - Jan 1; Wairapa Jun 2-5; Jul 14-16; Oct 20-23; Nov17- 20; Dec 25 - Jan 7; Jan 19-22; Jan 25-29; Feb 2-6; Mar 1-3; Mar 29-31; Wellington Mar 15-16. Other blackout dates may apply . Prices are current at time of posting (3/10/2024) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to fare increases and currency fluctuations. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice.  Please call for our current prices. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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