NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

22 | NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND | 23 NEW ZEALAND From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country. Gloriously uncrowded, New Zealand allows its spectacular landscapes to take centre stage. See snow-capped alps, tranquil fiords and luscious rainforests. Visit river-laced lowlands, towering volcanoes and pristine beaches. Studded between these wilderness areas are cities sporting first-class eateries and architectural marvels. By nature, New Zealand is both a peaceful haven and a playground for the adventurous. So join us and experience the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ for yourself.

PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND – 17 DAYS 24 NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTER – 14 DAYS 28 SCENIC SIGHTS – 12 DAYS 30 SOUTHERN TOURER – 9 DAYS 32 GREAT NORTHERNER – 9 DAYS 33 MAGNIFICENT NEW ZEALAND – 23 DAYS 34 MARVELS OF THE NORTH ISLAND – 10 DAYS 38 SOUTH ISLAND EXPLORER – 12 DAYS 39 VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY/DISCOVERER – 15 DAYS & 12 DAYS 40 SOUTHERN ESCAPE – 8 DAYS 44 NORTHERN EXPLORER – 8 DAYS 45 NEW ZEALAND RAIL ADVENTURE – 15 DAYS 46

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

24 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND | 25 Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway and view the Wairakei Steam Valley, then visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening, choose from two tempting restaurants in which to dine. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD Day 8. Wellington. After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour taking you to Wellington’s best-loved landmarks and sights. Afterwards, the rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore the wonders of this cosmopolitan city.

B Day 9. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to the coast as you head for the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura. Continue travelling along the central east coast to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel. BD Day 10. Christchurch, Tranz-Alpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier.

Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, see pounamu (jade) being carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef, where you will take in the dramatic terrain and surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier. Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort in time for a delicious four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland.

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Discover the ‘City of Sails’ as you choose from a range of exciting sightseeing inclusions. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. D Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Cross Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge this morning and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Here, you’ll also enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe.

Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views. BD Day 3. Bay of Islands. Today, decide how you would like to discover the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point or experience life on the high seas aboard a tall ship. Alternatively, embark on a dolphin-watching adventure, take a mini-tour of Russell or return to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour. B Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Embark on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Meander through the inner islands, admiring rocky outcrops, then spend some time in a secluded bay.

Back at your hotel in Auckland tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner with New Zealand produce. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. BD Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and cultural performance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. BD Day 6. Rotorua. Choose your sightseeing activity. Perhaps explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide; experience the Agrodome Farm Show; make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve; experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set; or head to New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool.

This evening is yours at leisure. B Perhaps spot dolphins during a Bay of Islands cruise NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND 17 DAYS AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION Uncover Wellington’s best-loved sights Board the Interislander ferry for a picturesque cruise A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES THAT AWAIT Known as the Birthplace of a Nation, discover New Zealand’s most historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Visit the ceremonial War Canoe in the Maori Meeting House and admire the carvings representing various tribes. Experience the romance of rail travel aboard the TranzAlpine train on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys.

Admire ever-changing landscapes and spectacular gorges as you journey through the famous Southern Alps. Delight in the authentic flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the finest local artisan produce of the region such as venison and salmon. AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY Experience a fabulous stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, nestled deep within the lush rainforests of Franz Josef Glacier at one of the region’s most impressive luxury destinations.

COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION On Day 6, you can experience New Zealand hospitality at its most charming on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation. From $30 per person, twin share.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

26 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND | 27 Day 11. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Skirt alongside the Haast River Valley on your way to Queenstown, the country’s ‘adventure capital’. Tonight, choose from four dining options. Sample the freshest South Island produce at Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views.

You may prefer a dinner cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. BD Day 12. Queenstown. Choose your included sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the Dart River. A tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities include a 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, a bird walk through surrounding wilderness, or a leisurely cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

B Day 13. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Journey along the Milford Road into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Keep your camera ready as you wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, arrive at the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight, enjoy local authentic flavours with a special Taste of Fiordland Dinner.

Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin. Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east coast, a city known as the Edinburgh of the south. This afternoon, choose your sightseeing activity. Perhaps tour Larnach Castle and visit Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer might like to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, nature lovers can either visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour of the sweeping Otago Peninsula. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. BD Day 15. Dunedin, Mt Cook.

Drive north and stop to view the large spherical Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach. Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, where you can choose your included sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a stargazing session with an astronomer. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Admire the quintessential alpine landscapes of stunning Queenstown Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations 16 breakfasts (B) and 12 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience Day 16.

Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Leaving the snow-capped peaks of Mt Cook behind, travel to Lake Tekapo. Here, you’ll pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Built of locally gathered stone and oak, this charming church was erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Later, travel through delightful scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a tantalising Farewell Dinner at your hotel. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. BD Day 17. Depart Christchurch. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

B Those feeling adventurous should embark on an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Milford Sound AUCKLAND Bay of Islands Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Oamaru Kaikoura Hokitika Haast Picton Taupo Waitomo NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 17 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC17) 17 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC17) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav. 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 6^, 20^, 26^; Feb. 5^, 10^, 17^, 21^, 26^. $6,295 $8,295 Jan. 5^, 9, 14, 19^, 23, 25^, 30. $6,995 $9,245 Mar. 3^, 10^, 21^. $6,295 $8,295 Feb. 9^, 16^, 20^, 25^. $6,995 $9,245 Apr. 7^, 21^. $5,995 $7,945 Mar. 2^, 6, 9^, 20, 27^. $6,995 $9,245 May 12^; July 7^. $5,695 $7,595 Apr. 6^, 13, 20^. $6,695 $8,895 Sept. 1, 8^, 15, 22^. $5,995 $7,945 May 11^; July 6. $6,395 $8,545 Sept. 29. $6,295 $8,295 Aug. 3, 31^. $6,395 $8,545 Oct. 6^, 13, 20^, 27; Nov. 3^, 7^, 17^, 24; Dec. 1^, 8, 15^. $6,995 $9,245 Sept. 7, 14^, 21, 28^. $6,695 $8,895 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only.

International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 6 2018 – Sept. 28 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for terms and conditions.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

28 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTER | 29 Day 11. Te Anau, Dunedin. Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity, including choices of Larnach Castle and Olveston House or the Taieri Gorge Railway. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. BD Day 12. Dunedin, Mt Cook. View the Moeraki Boulders, then continue to Mt Cook National Park, where you can choose your sightseeing activity. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Day 13. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, then head to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. BD Day 14. Depart Christchurch. Transfer to the airport for your flight. B A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES THAT AWAIT Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua. Experience the warmth of Maori hospitality as you also learn about ceremonial rituals and be treated to a powerful performance. Immerse yourself in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and discover where Sir Edmund Hilary developed his climbing skills in preparation for his conquest of Everest. Delight in the authentic flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the finest local artisan produce of the region such as venison and salmon.

KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Transfer to your hotel then set out on your selected activity. This evening, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. D Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to the Waitomo Caves, then continue to Rotorua and enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast and cultural performance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua. BD Day 3. Rotorua.

In Rotorua, choose from the Redwood Treewalk; an eco-thermal tour, a visit to Hobbiton; or a Rotorua tour with a fascinating kiwi encounter. B Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway and gaze out over Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Cross the volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington, where you’ll choose your dining experience this evening. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington.BD Day 5. Wellington. Set off on a tour taking you to a selection of the city’s landmarks, including the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

B Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and on to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel via Marlborough and Kaikoura to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel. BD Day 7. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Take a journey aboard the TranzAlpine train. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Hokitika. Onwards, view the superb scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Tonight at your luxury eco-resort, enjoy a superb four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Travel along the rugged west coast to Queenstown. Tonight, choose where to dine. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. BD Day 9. Queenstown. Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.

Perhaps visit several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the Dart River. B Day 10. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Journey along Milford Road, then cruise the full length of Milford Sound. Later, travel to the lakeside town of Te Anau, where you’ll sample the flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Feel the thundering rush of Huka Falls NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTER 14 DAYS AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations 13 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT During a Milford Sound cruise, relish the extraordinary landscapes and diverse scenery as you cruise through one of New Zealand’s most beautiful natural wilderness areas.

Milford Sound AUCKLAND Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Kaikoura Haast Picton Taupo Waitomo NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14) 14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav. 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav. Jan. 9^, 23^, 29^; Feb. 8^, 13^, 20^, 24^; Mar. 1^, 6^, 13^, 24^. $5,495 $7,145 Jan. 8^, 12, 17, 22^, 26, 28^. $5,995 $7,895 Apr. 10^, 24^. $5,295 $6,895 Feb.

2, 12^, 19^, 23^, 28^. $5,995 $7,895 May 15^; July 10^. $4,995 $6,545 Mar. 5^, 9, 12^, 23, 30^. $5,995 $7,895 Sept. 4, 11^, 18, 25^. $5,295 $6,895 Apr. 9^, 16, 23^. $5,795 $7,645 Oct. 2. $5,495 $7,145 May 14^; July 9; Aug. 6; Sept. 3^. $5,595 $7,395 Oct. 9^, 16, 23^, 30; Nov. 6^, 10^, 20^, 27; Dec. 4^, 11, 18^.

$5,995 $7,895 Sept. 10, 17^, 24; Oct. 1^. $5,795 $7,645 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 9 2018 – Oct. 1 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

30 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS SCENIC SIGHTS | 31 PLEASE NOTE: Days 10-12 are Independent Touring.

Join local guides on day tours as per the itinerary. Day 10. Milford Sound, Queenstown. Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. On arrival, cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound. Return to Queenstown this evening. B Day 11. Queenstown, Christchurch. Enter Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and admire Mt Cook. Travel to Lake Tekapo and pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. This church was erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel. B Day 12. Depart Christchurch. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

B A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES THAT AWAIT Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua. Experience the warmth of Maori hospitality as you also learn about ceremonial rituals and be treated to a powerful performance. On one of the most scenic journeys in the world, board the Interislander ferry for a remarkable glide from Wellington to Picton through the picturesque Marlborough Sounds. Only a cruise through Milford Sound explores the range from such a unique perspective. Uncover spectacular waters, broken by towering falls at all angles. Monstrous peaks rise from the surface, stretching for the sky above.

KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today, choose from a range of sightseeing options. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. D Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto before continuing to Rotorua. This evening you’ll be treated to a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and a cultural performance of song and dance.

Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Holiday Inn. BD Day 3. Rotorua.

In Rotorua, perhaps visit the Agrodome; explore the Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide; join an eco-thermal tour; or visit the set of ‘Hobbiton’. Ask about our country homestay option. B Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then cross Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening enjoy a choice of fantastic restaurants for dinner. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD Day 5. Wellington.

Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour today. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to gain a fresh perspective on this coastal city.

B Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait through to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to Kaikoura, then continue to beautiful Christchurch through the Marlborough region. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel. BD Day 7. TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and journey to Hokitika. Continue into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Later, check in to your luxury eco-resort and be treated to a four-course degustation dinner.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Travel alongside the Haast River Valley on your way to Queenstown. Tonight, choose to dine at Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a dinner cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant. Three Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. BD Day 9. Queenstown. Perhaps enjoy a bird-life tour or take a jet boat ride. Other options are also available. B Enjoy a stunning full length cruise along Milford Sound SCENIC SIGHTS 9 DAYS PREMIER VACATION & 3 DAYS INDEPENDENT TOUR AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations 11 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience AN UNFORGETTABLE TRAIN The TranzAlpine train allows you to experience the joy of rail travel.

Set off on one of the world’s greatest scenic journeys through New Zealand’s glorious Southern Alps.

AUCKLAND Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Kaikoura Haast Picton Taupo Waitomo NEW ZEALAND Coach Independent Touring Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 1 2 2 2 1 Milford Sound 3 2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12) 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav. 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav. Jan. 9^, 23^, 29^; Feb. 8^, 13^, 20^, 24^; Mar. 1^, 6^, 13^, 24^. $4,695 $6,095 Jan. 8^, 12, 17, 22^, 26, 28^. $5,195 $6,845 Apr. 10^, 24^. $4,495 $5,845 Feb.

2, 12^, 19^, 23^, 28^. $5,195 $6,845 May 15^; July 10^. $4,295 $5,595 Mar. 5^, 9, 12^, 23, 30^. $5,195 $6,845 Sept. 4, 11^, 18, 25^. $4,495 $5,845 Apr. 9^, 16, 23^. $4,995 $6,595 Oct. 2. $4,695 $6,095 May 14^; July 9; Aug. 6; Sept. 3^. $4,795 $6,345 Oct. 9^, 16, 23^, 30; Nov. 6^, 10^, 20^, 27; Dec. 4^, 11, 18^.

$5,195 $6,845 Sept. 10, 17^, 24; Oct. 1^. $4,995 $6,595 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 9 2018 – Oct. 1 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

32 | SOUTHERN TOURER GREAT NORTHERNER | 33 Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations 8 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) Tour Director and local guides Arrival and departure transfers in New Zealand and porterage Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations 8 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D) Tour Director and local guides Arrival and departure transfers in New Zealand and porterage KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1.

Arrive Christchurch. Arrive in Christchurch and be met at the airport. Tonight, enjoy dinner. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel. D Day 2. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier.

Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Continue to Franz Josef and take in the scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy a four-course degustation dinner at your luxury eco-resort this evening. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 3. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Travel alongside the Haast River Valley to Queenstown and choose where to dine. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. BD Day 4. Queenstown. Choose your preferred activity from a diverse range of active and gentle options. B Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau.

Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound. Later, travel to the lakeside town of Te Anau. Enjoy the Taste of Fiordland Dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin.

Travel to Dunedin and choose your preferred sightseeing activity. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. BD Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook. Enter Mt Cook National Park and admire Mt Cook. Here, choose your activity. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Day 8. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Travel to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. BD Day 9. Depart Christchurch. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.B KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Arrive in Auckland and select your activity.

Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. D Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum then continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views. BD Day 3. Bay of Islands.

Choose how you would like to explore the region with your preferred activity. B Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. BD Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua and immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua. BD Day 6. Rotorua.

Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.

Ask about our country homestay option. B Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway and view the Wairakei Steam Valley. Visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across Tongariro National Park. In Wellington, choose from two restaurants in which to dine. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD Day 8. Wellington. After breakfast, set off on a tour, including New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the city. B Day 9. Depart Wellington.

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.B SOUTHERN TOURER 9 DAYS CHRISTCHURCH RETURN GREAT NORTHERNER 9 DAYS AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION Milford Sound CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Haast NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 2 1 1 2 1 1 AUCKLAND Bay of Islands WELLINGTON Rotorua Tongariro National Park Waitomo Caves 2 2 2 2 NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise National Park No. of Nights Stay 2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 9 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC09) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 14^, 28^; Feb. 3^, 13^, 18^, 25^; Mar. 1^, 6^, 11^, 18^, 29^; Apr. 15^, 29^; May 20^; July 15^; Sept. 9, 16^, 23. Please enquire Please enquire Sept. 30^; Oct. 7. $3,695 $4,795 Oct. 14^, 21, 28^; Nov. 4, 11^, 15^, 25^; Dec. 2, 9^, 16, 23^. $3,995 $5,195 2019 Jan. 13^, 17, 22, 27^, 31; Feb. 2^, 7, 17^, 24^, 28^; Mar. 5^, 10^, 14, 17^, 28; Apr. 4^. $3,995 $5,195 Apr. 14^, 21, 28^. $3,845 $4,995 May 19^; July 14; Aug. 11; Sept. 8^. $3,695 $4,795 Sept. 15, 22^, 29; Oct. 6^. $3,845 $4,995 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price.

Itinerary effective Oct. 14 2018 – Oct. 6 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 9 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCW09) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav. Jan. 6^, 20^, 26^; Feb. 5^, 10^, 17^, 21^, 26^; Mar. 3^, 10^, 21^; Apr. 7^, 21^; May 12^; July 7^; Sept. 1, 8^, 15, 22^. Please enquire Please enquire Sept. 29. $3,195 $4,195 Oct. 6^, 13, 20^, 27; Nov. 3^, 7^, 17^, 24; Dec. 1^, 8, 15^. $3,595 $4,745 2019 Jan. 5^, 9, 14, 19^, 23, 25^, 30; Feb. 9^, 16^, 20^, 25^; Mar. 2^, 6, 9^, 20, 27^. $3,595 $4,745 Apr. 6^, 13, 20^. $3,445 $4,545 May 11^; July 6; Aug. 3, 31^. $3,295 $4,345 Sept. 7, 14^, 21, 28^. $3,445 $4,545 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures.

Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 6 2018 – Sept. 28 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

34 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS MAGNIFICENT NEW ZEALAND | 35 Day 8. Napier, Wellington. Today’s drive takes us through scenic Waipukurau and Woodville and over the Rimutaka Ranges. Travel past the historic towns of Greytown and Masterton then arrive in New Zealand’s capital city – Wellington. This evening, discover the flavours of New Zealand with a choice of two restaurants in which to dine. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD Day 9. Wellington. After breakfast today, choose your preferred sightseeing activity. Learn about New Zealand’s incredible natural history at Zealandia, or take in the city’s highlights.

Perhaps take a behind-the-scenes glimpse into filmmaking experiences as you embark on a visit to the award-winning design studio behind Avatar. B Day 10. Wellington, Blenheim. Board the Interislander ferry and cross Cook Strait. This ferry journey is one of the most picturesque cruises in the world. Disembark in Picton on the South Island and traverse the stunningly beautiful Marlborough region to Blenheim where you’ll delight in fresh regional flavours during a special Taste of Marlborough Dinner this evening, showcasing local artisan produce. Two Night Stay: Blenheim, Scenic Hotel Marlborough.

BD Day 11. Blenheim.

Choose from three sightseeing inclusions in Blenheim today. Perhaps learn about historic aircraft on a tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. You may like to enjoy the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds during a greenshell mussel cruise, or visit some of region’s best wineries on a tour. B Day 12. Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Follow the east coast of the South Island to Kaikoura, where the combination of mountains and ocean creates a stunning contrast. Here, perhaps take in a scenic whale watching flight (own expense). Continue to Christchurch.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.

BD A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES THAT AWAIT Showcasing New Zealand’s finest cuisine, surrender your taste buds to a three-course dining experience. Each local delicacy on the tantalising menu is perfectly paired with a glass of wine from the Marlborough region. Step back in time to 1931 as you immerse yourself in Napier’s Art Deco surrounds. Indulge in a delicious high tea within a magnificent building, featuring gourmet finger sandwiches and a fine selection of specialty teas. Discover the beauty of the Bay of Islands and cruise the shimmering waters to Cape Brett aboard a catamaran.

Keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins and admire the famous Hole in the Rock. KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (HT) High Tea (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland.

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner. Two Night Stay: Auckland, Crowne Plaza Hotel. D Day 2. Auckland. Enjoy your chosen activity today in Auckland. Board one of the yachts in the Pride of Auckland fleet and take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour. Or, you may prefer to discover the artistic legacy and cultures of New Zealand at the Auckland Museum. Visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; or delight in a Waiheke Wine Tour. Other options available to you include a visit to Devonport and a wilderness adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest.

B Day 3. Auckland, Bay of Islands Cruise. From Auckland, enjoy a scenic drive to Paihia. Upon arrival, step aboard a catamaran and cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. In these deep-sea fishing grounds, dolphins and schools of fish are frequently seen. Meander through the inner islands, then relax in a secluded bay. Return to Paihia then transfer to your hotel. Two Night Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. BD Day 4. Bay of Islands. The stunning 144 atolls that create the Bay of Islands is a sight to behold. After breakfast, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. You may wish to embark on a tall ship sailing adventure or take a dolphin watching eco-cruise.

Alternatively, embark on a tour of Waitangi, cruise to Russell or visit stunning Cape Reinga. B Day 5. Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Hangi Feast. Admire the view over Waitemata Harbour as you travel over the Auckland Harbour Bridge today. Continue through lush Waikato farmland to Cambridge, then south to Rotorua. Tonight, the Tamaki Maori Village welcomes you to experience Maori culture at a traditional Hangi Feast. Two Night Stay: Millennium Rotorua. BD Day 6. Rotorua.

Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a Kiwi Encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve; see some of the sets from the ‘Lord of the Rings’; or visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and a series of hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. This evening, enjoy time at leisure to relax and perhaps try a local restaurant for dinner. B Day 7. Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown. Depart Rotorua and stop at the town of Taupo, alongside New Zealand’s largest lake. Continue through Esk Valley and Te Pohue to the seaside city of Napier. On arrival, enjoy a tour of the city and a delicious Art Deco High Tea, including delicious gourmet sandwiches.

Afterwards, perhaps explore this coastal town at your leisure, before dinner at your hotel. Stay: Napier, Scenic Hotel Te Pania. B, HT, D Discover the lively cosmopolitan city of Wellington Spot New Zealand’s unique wildlife at Te Puia MAGNIFICENT NEW ZEALAND 23 DAYS AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION Immerse yourself in the picture-perfect Marlborough wine region AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY The Hermitage Hotel boasts an enviable location at the base of snow-capped Mt Cook. Experience perfectly designed accommodation that guarantees sensational alpine vistas from your room.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

36 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS Day 13. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Hokitika to see how Pounamu (jade) is carved into jewellery. Continue into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic terrain of Franz Josef Glacier. Check in to your luxury eco-resort before a superb four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 14. Franz Josef Glacier, Wanaka, Queenstown.

Cross Haast Pass and skirt the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea.

Travel through Kawarau Gorge, before arriving in Queenstown. Three Night Stay: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar. BD Day 15. Queenstown. Choose your sightseeing, then tonight, choose your restaurant for dinner. BD Day 16. Queenstown. Enjoy a day at leisure. B Day 17. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Embark on a scenic drive along the Milford Road. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord. Travel to beautiful Te Anau and enjoy a special dinner featuring produce sourced from the surrounding Fiordland region. Two Night Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotels & Villas.

BD Day 18. Te Anau.

Today, you will choose from an exciting range of included sightseeing activities. B Milford Sound AUCKLAND Bay of Islands Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Napier Blenheim Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Oamaru Kaikoura Hokitika Picton Taupo NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 MAGNIFICENT NEW ZEALAND | 37 Be captivated by the surrounding scenery during a visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Maximum of 40 guests All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in eight locations 22 breakfasts (B), 1 high tea (HT) and 14 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience See where nature reigns supreme at Milford Sound Day 19.

Te Anau, Dunedin.

Arrive in Dunedin and choose your activity. Perhaps tour Larnach Castle and visit Olveston House; or visit Dunedin’s beautiful railway station and journey along the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer might like to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, nature lovers can embark on an off-road tour of the beautiful Otago Peninsula. Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel. BD Day 20. Dunedin, Mt Cook. Today, travel north via the Waitaki Valley and Oamaru. Admire Victorian-style architecture as you follow the coast to view the mysterious Moeraki Boulders along Koekohe Beach. Skirt the shores of the blue Lake Pukaki before entering Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.

During your stay here, appreciate the sheer magnitude and grandeur of Australasia’s highest mountain, the stunning Aoraki (Mt Cook).

Two Night Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage. BD Day 21. Mt Cook. Among the sightseeing choices available today, perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre or embark on a guided nature walk. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. BD Day 22. Mt Cook, Christchurch. Travel to beautiful Lake Tekapo and visit the historic tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, return to Christchurch with the evening at leisure. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. B Day 23. Depart Christchurch. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. B 40 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LLE R GR O U P S 2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 23 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NZACS23) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 10^, 19^, 26; Feb. 7, 9^, 14, 21^; Mar. 2, 16^; Apr. 4^; May 4^. Please enquire Please enquire Sept. 18. $8,095 $10,945 Oct. 5^, 17^; Nov. 1^, 9, 14^, 30; Dec. 12. $9,495 $12,595 2019 Jan. 9^, 16, 18^, 25, 29; Feb. 6, 8^, 13, 15, 20, 27^; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22. $9,495 $12,595 Apr. 3^. $9,095 $12,145 May 3^. $8,695 $11,695 Sept. 17^. $9,095 $12,145 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (NZCAN23). ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Dates and prices above are for land tour only. Flights are not included in tour price.

Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. Itinerary effective Oct. 5 2018 – Sept. 17 2019. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

AUCKLAND Bay of Islands WELLINGTON Rotorua Taupo 2 2 2 2 NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise National Park No. of Nights Stay Napier 1 Milford Sound CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Haast NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 2 2 2 3 1 1 38 | MARVELS OF THE NORTH ISLAND SOUTH ISLAND EXPLORER | 39 Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Maximum of 40 guests Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 9 breakfasts (B), 1 high tea (HT) and 5 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus arrival and departure transfers Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Maximum of 40 guests Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 11 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus arrival and departure transfers KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (HT) High Tea (D) Dinner Day 1.

Arrive Wellington.

Be met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, choose where to dine. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. D Day 2. Wellington. Choose your sightseeing activity today. B Day 3. Wellington, Napier. Travel to the seaside city of Napier. On arrival, enjoy an Art Deco High Tea. Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel. B, HT, D Day 4. Napier, Taupo, Rotorua. Depart Napier and stop at Taupo. Continue on to Rotorua, then this evening, enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi Feast and a powerful cultural performance of song and dance.

Two Night Stay: Millennium Hotel Rotorua. BD Day 5.

Rotorua. In Rotorua, choose your sightseeing and then enjoy the evening at leisure. B Day 6. Rotorua, Bay of Islands. Admire the view over Waitemata Harbour as you cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Follow the Pacific Ocean Drive to Paihia in the spectacular Bay of Islands. Two Night Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. BD Day 7. Bay of Islands. Choose your activity from a range of options including a tall ship adventure. B Day 8. Bay of Islands Cruise, Auckland. Enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Afterwards, return down the coast to Auckland. Two Night Stay: Crowne Plaza, Auckland.

B Day 9. Auckland.

Choose your preferred sightseeing activity. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. BD Day 10. Depart Auckland. After breakfast, transfer to Auckland airport. B KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Christchurch. Be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. Day 2. Christchurch, Mt Cook. View Mt Cook. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Two Night Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Day 3. Mt Cook. Enjoy your chosen activity today. BD Day 4. Mt Cook, Dunedin.

Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity.

Stay: Distinction Dunedin. BD Day 5. Dunedin, Te Anau. Travel through mountain scenery to Te Anau. Two Night Stay: Distinction Te Anau. BD Day 6. Te Anau. This morning, choose your activity. B Day 7. Te Anau, Milford Sound Cruise, Queenstown. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound. Three Night Stay: Millennium Hotel Queenstown or similar. BD Day 8. Queenstown. Choose your sightseeing. This evening, select your dining experience. BD Day 9. Queenstown. Enjoy the day at leisure. B Day 10. Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier. Travel to Franz Josef Glacier. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

BD Day 11. Franz Josef Glacier, TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch. Experience the TranzAlpine train. Stay: Rydges Latimer, Christchurch. BD Day 12. Depart Christchurch. Be transferred to the airport. B MARVELS OF THE NORTH ISLAND 10 DAYS WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND SOUTH ISLAND EXPLORER 12 DAYS CHRISTCHURCH RETURN PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION 40 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LLE R GR O U P S 40 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LLE R GR O U P S 2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 10 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NZWAN10) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 23^; Feb. 1^, 7, 8, 21^, 22^, 27; Mar. 15, 16^; Apr. 17^; May 4^. Please enquire Please enquire Oct. 1. $3,395 $4,495 Oct. 17^, 18^; Nov. 1^, 22, 27^; Dec. 12, 13. $3,795 $5,045 2019 Jan. 16, 22^, 31^; Feb. 6, 7, 11, 15, 20, 21^, 26; Mar. 8, 12, 14^, 15; Apr. 4. $3,795 $5,045 Apr. 16^. $3,595 $4,795 May 3^. $3,395 $4,545 Sept. 30^. $3,595 $4,795 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse (NZAWS10) ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 17 2018 – Sept. 30 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details.

See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

2018/19 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NZCCN12) 2018 Twin Share Solo Trav. Jan. 10^, 19^, 26; Feb. 9^, 14, 18; Mar. 2, 4^, 27^; Apr. 4^; May 15^. Please enquire Please enquire Sept. 18. $4,495 $6,095 Oct. 5^, 28^; Nov. 9, 12^, 14^, 30; Dec. 23. $5,195 $6,995 2019 Jan. 9^, 18^, 25, 27, 29; Feb. 8^, 13, 17, 26, 27; Mar. 1^, 3, 19, 22, 26. $5,195 $6,995 Apr. 3^. $4,995 $6,745 May 14^. $4,795 $6,495 Sept. 17^. $4,995 $6,745 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse (NZCCS12) ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price.

Itinerary effective Oct. 5 2018 – Sept. 17 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

NEW ZEALAND - From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country.

40 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. The evening has been left free for you to explore the vibrant dining scene on your own. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you’ll see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce is showcased on a plate here in Wellington. Stay: Travelodge Wellington. B Day 8. Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch. Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds. Weave through unspoilt islands and admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton.

Continue to Christchurch via Kaikoura. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms. BD Day 9. Christchurch, Fox Glacier. Commence your ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the Southern Alps. Be sure to keep watch for the icy crests of Fox and Franz Josef glaciers as you travel through Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Over thousands of years, these natural wonders have created immense valleys. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY | 41 A GLIMPSE OF THE INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES THAT AWAIT Discover the natural spectacle of the Waitomo Caves and see where thousands of tiny luminescent glow worms radiate.

A local expert will also provide an insight into the historical and geological significance of the caves. Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua. Experience the warmth of Maori hospitality as you also learn about ceremonial rituals and be treated to a powerful performance. Only a cruise through Milford Sound explores the range from such a unique perspective. Uncover spectacular waters, broken by towering falls at all angles. Monstrous peaks rise from the surface, stretching for the sky above. KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Be met on arrival into Auckland and be transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Journey to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve. Continue to the Bay of Islands and get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views. BD Day 3. Bay of Islands. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic subtropical Bay of Islands. Perhaps relax on a beach, explore the stunning wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or set off into town and dine at a local restaurant. B Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying the scenery.

Continue to the Hole in the Rock, which defines this remarkable coast. Later, return to Auckland by coach, where 12 Day (NTA12) New Zealand Discoverer guests join the tour in Auckland. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. BD Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Leaving Auckland after breakfast, travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide before continuing to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute.

You’ll also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance at Te Puia tonight. Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua. BD Day 6. Rotorua.

Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano (own expense). B Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Farewell Rotorua and enjoy the scenery as you travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo – the largest freshwater lake in Australasia – and thundering Huka Falls. Continue south across the vast volcanic plateau of World See the natural spectacle of the Waitomo Caves Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park, Bay of Islands NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY (15 DAYS) OR DISCOVERER (12 DAYS) 15 DAYS OR 12 DAYS AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION Experience the vibrant city of Auckland AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY An overnight escape at Peppers Bluewater Resort, perched near the turquoise shores of Lake Tekapo in the heart of Mackenzie Country, offers serenity and comfort.

COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION On Day 6, you can experience New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation. From $40 per person, twin share.

TRANZALPINE TRAIN On Day 9, perhaps take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine Train. Departing from Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the deep gorges and river valleys of the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. From $120 per person.