2017: Best of Australia & New Zealand (IPOE)
15 days from Cairns to Auckland
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- 15 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Cairns||Welcome to tropical Cairns. The balance of the day is at your leisure.|
|Day 2||Cairns||Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where the evening is at leisure. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Cairns||A full day at leisure to explore more of Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Other options: try your luck at fishing, take an excursion to nearby Fitzroy Island National Park, visit the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest, or check out the many shops and galleries along Cairns' famous Esplanade. (B)|
|Day 4||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||Today, fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)|
|Day 5||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Later this afternoon, visit 'Sunset Strip' for a DRINK & CANAPES, and to witness the changing colors of the rock. (B)|
|Day 6||Sydney||Today, fly to beautiful Sydney. The rest of the day is at your leisure for independent activities. (B)|
|Day 7||Sydney||Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes a photo stop at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and a visit to BONDI BEACH, one of Sydney's most beautiful beaches. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. You may want to enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour to admire stunning views of the city from the water; visit Taronga Zoo to see some of Australia's native animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses; shop for souvenirs; or relax on nearby Manly Beach. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, dining, and shopping. (B)|
|Day 8||Sydney||Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B)|
|Day 9||Queenstown||Today, fly to Queenstown, New Zealand's 'Adventure Capital.' The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)|
|Day 10||Queenstown||Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley and join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown in the late afternoon. Your evening is at leisure. (B)|
|Day 11||Queenstown||Enjoy a full day to explore more of Queenstown. Perhaps choose an optional visit to a local winery to sample some of New Zealand's best wines, take a thrilling jetboat ride on the Dart River, or tour some of the sites used in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Your Local Host will be available to make shopping and dining recommendations. (B)|
|Day 12||Rotorua||Fly to Rotorua. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 13||Rotorua||This morning, your guided sightseeing features a visit to TE PUIA to see the thermal wonders and to learn about the Maori culture. At RAINBOW SPRINGS, learn about New Zealand's fascinating history and get close to the creatures that call this land home. Finally, at the AGRODOME, enjoy a unique farm experience. This afternoon, explore this geothermal wonderland on your own. This evening, consider joining our optional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner. (B)|
|Day 14||Auckland||Today, head north for Waitomo, where you will take a boat trip through the WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Continue on to Auckland. (B,L)|
|Day 15||Auckland||Your stay in New Zealand ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum party of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.NOTE:
- During the Christmas and New Year's holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.
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- Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
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- The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
Booking your Vacation with Air
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