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Natural Wonders of New Zealand Tour

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Out of all the many reasons to visit New Zealand, surely the most compelling is to experience its natural beauty and unique environment. New Zealand’s remoteness and relatively small population means so many of its landscapes are unspoilt, its air is crystal clear, and its wildlife is diverse and plentiful.

Our new Natural Wonders of New Zealand tour showcases the diversity of both North and South Islands, with a focus on exploration that celebrates New Zealand’s stunning surroundings. We cruise the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands, traverse the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine railway, walk sections of the celebrated Milford and Kepler Tracks and hope to encounter whales, dolphins, seals and a host of birdlife.

Freedom Days allow you to pursue interests of your choosing, and there is also a choice of included activities in several places we visit; whether it be kayaking on a stunning lake in Franz Josef, exploring Rotorua’s boiling geothermal geysers or walking through ancient rainforest with a Maori guide. To fully appreciate natural beauty of New Zealand, many places are only accessible on foot, meaning this itinerary is perfect for keen walkers and those who like to keep active.

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Day 1

Day 1: Depart UK

Maori in from of Meeting House, New Zealand

Fly with Qantas & Emirates from the UK airport most convenient for you; choose from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow. Or you may fly directly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester. Singapore Airlines flights from Manchester are available on selected dates. Regardless of which airline or airport you choose, there will be no extra cost involved; Please speak with one of our travel experts for more details.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Day 2

Singapore, 2 nights

Singapore at Night

Touch down in the city state of Singapore and transfer to the four-star M Hotel City Centre, boasting a convenient location near to the Singapore River.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Alternative stopover
We have based days 2-4 of this itinerary on a stopover in Singapore. If you are flying with Qantas  & Emirates, you may choose to stop in Bangkok or Dubai for the same price. Your stopover includes transfers, accommodation, daily breakfast and a city sightseeing tour. Flight timings will vary and will be advised at the time of booking.

 

Day 3

Singapore

Merlion Singapore

Singapore is a lively, fascinating city where east meets west, where historic buildings from its colonial past sit alongside gleaming skyscrapers and bustling markets.  Enjoy a morning tour of this wonderful city, with stops at the historic Civic District, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Merlion Park with its views across Marina Bay, and Singapore’s Botanical Gardens, showcasing spectacular tropical flora set in stunning verdant landscape. The remainder of our day is free to spend at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 4

Depart Singapore

Vie of Singapore

Enjoy free time in Singapore until we depart for the airport and our evening flight to Auckland..

Included meals:

Breakfast, in-flight meals and drinks

Day 5

Auckland, 2 nights

Auckland Skyline at Sunset

If flying with Qantas & Emirates, your flight will involve a transit stop in Australia. Land in Auckland and transfer to the centrally located Airedale Boutique Suites, where we spend our first two nights in New Zealand. At the hotel, we meet our local Coach Captain, who will be our driver and guide during our time on New Zealand’s North Island.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Day 6

Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf

Lady looking out at dolphins swimming beside the boat in the Hauraki Guld, Auckland, New Zealand

On our first morning in Aotearoa (New Zealand), we enjoy a short walk from the hotel through Queen Street to the Harbour, a great way to experience the bustling atmosphere of New Zealand’s largest city. Once at the harbour, we set sail on a fabulous wildlife cruise. The Hauraki Gulf is abundant with a diverse array of marine wildlife, including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and a variety of interesting birdlife. During our cruise we learn about the fascinating history of the land and sea surrounding Auckland and its original inhabitants, the Maori tribe, Tamaki Makaurau.

Alternatively, for those who are interested in New Zealand’s birdlife, you may instead choose to visit the nearby island of Tiritiri Matangi, one of New Zealand’s most successful conservation projects. The wildlife on this spectacular island sanctuary includes precious populations of kokako, tieke and tuatara. We join a guided tour to learn about the fascinating wildlife and flora of the region, whilst hopefully spotting some of the rare birds found on the island

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 7

Bay of Islands, 3 nights

Take Mahuta, Giant Kaui Tree, Waipoua Kaui Forest Reserve, New Zealand

Leaving Auckland via the striking Waitemata Harbour Bridge we head north, and the cityscape gives way to rolling pastures as we enter the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve. Here we stop to view Tane Mahuta, otherwise known as ‘God of the Forest’, a giant example of a kauri tree. Our destination is the beautiful Bay of Islands and on arrival we head to our home for the next three nights, the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, located in the pretty seaside town of Paihia.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 8

Bay of Islands

Boat about to go through the 'Hole in the Rock', Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Tour Highlight

Visiting this stunning area would not be complete without a cruise around the Bay of Islands, no doubt one of your tour highlights. After a leisurely breakfast, we board our catamaran for a fabulous cruise, via Red Head Passage, Cape Brett and Piercy Island, to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. In these world-famous sheltered waters whales, dolphins, seals and schools of fish are frequently seen. Our cruise continues to the scenic Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island, where we enjoy a barbecue lunch. Our afternoon is at leisure with the opportunity to explore the island on one of the numerous walking tracks and learn about the restoration project for the island’s natural ecosystem. The island is teeming with birdlife and incredible views. Alternatively, you may prefer to enjoy a swim in the bay or relax on the beach. Later, we return to our hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 9

Bay of Islands Freedom Day

View of Cape Reinga Lighthouse, New Zealand's most northly point

On today’s Freedom Day, there is the option to join a wonderful excursion to Cape Reinga, at the northernmost tip of New Zealand. Here, the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, and the area has a deep spiritual significance to the Māori people. They believe Cape Reinga is the place where Māori spirits return to their traditional homeland, Hawaiiki-A-Nui, via the roots of an ancient and still-standing pohutukawa tree. Today’s tour will include breathtaking coastal landscapes, the Te Paki sand dunes and a drive along Ninety Mile Beach. The beach is actually 55 miles long but was named thus by early European settlers because they knew their horses could travel up to 30 miles in a day, and the journey along the beach took them three days!

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 10

Rotorua, 2 nights

Maori men and women performing the famous war dance; the Haka

This morning we leave the Bay of Islands and travel via Auckland to the geothermal region of Rotorua, at the heart of New Zealand’s rich Māori culture. Our next two nights are spent at the four-star Distinction Hotel Rotorua and later this evening we attend a concert of traditional Māori song and dance, which will include the legendary, fearsome Haka.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 11

Rotorua

Lady swimming in the naturally heated geothermal pools at Wairakei Terraces, Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua is well known for its spectacular geothermal activity and this morning, we join an excursion to Wai-O Tapu, considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal wonder. Sculptured by volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, we view spouting geysers, steaming vents, boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools and colourful sinter terraces. Following a visit to spectacular Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, we travel to the Wairakei Terraces, where we have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the mineral-rich, naturally-heated thermal pools. We complete our day with a visit to the National Kiwi Hatchery where we learn about the conservation project and the unique kiwi.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 12

Christchurch, Overnight

Aerial view of Christchurch, New Zealand with snow-capped mountain range in the background

We leave North Island today and take a short flight to Christchurch. On arrival, we meet our new Coach Captain, who will be our driver and guide during our time on New Zealand’s South Island. We enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of the city before checking in to the  Distinction Hotel, at the heart of Cathedral Square.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 13

Franz Josef, 2 nights

Famous TranzAlpine train travelling through the Canterbury Plains

Today we embark on one of the most stunning drives in New Zealand. Travel through the Canterbury Plains, heading towards the imposing Southern Alps. We climb the mighty Southern Alps, where at every turn, spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape take our breath away. There is also an opportunity to take an optional journey on the TranzAlpine, arguably one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. On board, you will enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as we travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. From Arthur’s Pass, we make the spectacular descent down the western side of the Southern Alps by coach, through thick native beech forest. Our travels continue southbound taking us alongside striking wild scree-scarred terrain with forests of Crimson Rata and Kahikatea. Just a few miles further south we pass Lakes Ianthe and Mapourika before entering the Westland National Park and reaching the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier for our next two nights.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 14

Franz Josef

Couple kayaking on the blue waters of Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef on New Zealand's stunning West Coast

Following breakfast, we discover the immense beauty of New Zealand’s West Coast and one of the region’s true gems – Lake Mapourika. We explore the lake’s spectacular beauty with either a scenic cruise or a guided kayak tour. The Jurassic rainforest-fringed shoreline is a landscape photographer’s dream, with spectacular panoramic views of glaciers and the Southern Alps. As we navigate the lake, keep watch for curious native birdlife, and we may spot one of the region’s legendary locals – the White Heron. In the afternoon, for those that so wish, we shall drive into the valley of Franz Josef Glacier, where we will have the opportunity to walk through the rainforest and enjoy views of the steep glacial valley. Weather permitting, we may also take an optional scenic helicopter flight (at an additional cost) over the glacier and the awe-inspiring Alpine region.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 15

Queenstown, 2 nights

View of the Southern Alps, New Zealand with the reflection mirrored in the clear blue waters of Lake Wakatipu

Enjoy beautiful scenery as we travel across the single-lane Haast River Bridge and via Clarke Bluff along one of the most exciting scenic roads ever built, the Haast Pass. We pass the peaceful shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea as we enter South Island’s Central Otago region, and travel via Lake Dunstan, a man-made lake and reservoir formed on the Clutha River as a result of the construction of the Clyde Dam. Later today we reach the lively lakeside town of Queenstown, and our home for the next two nights, the four-star Heritage Hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 16

Queenstown Freedom Day

Jet Boat speeding along the Dart River, near Queenstown, New Zealand

Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range Queenstown sits in an enviable location and offers a wide variety of activities to suit every taste. With so much choice on offer, today has been left free for you to choose how you spend your day. For a relaxing experience, join the Queenstown’s wine trail for an enjoyable day of wine tasting and sightseeing – the wineries around Queenstown produce some excellent varieties. Or take leisurely cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the vintage steamboat TSS Earnslaw. For something a little more adventurous, a jet boat ride along the glacier-fed Dart River or a four-wheel drive adventure along the famous Skippers Road  may be appealing. Enjoy your day in this alpine paradise.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 17

Te Anau, 3 nights

Aerial of the township of Te Anau, sitting on the shores of Lake Te Anau, with mountain range in the background

This morning we visit the nearby historic mining town of Arrowtown, a charmingly quirky gold rush village nestled beside the sparkling Arrow River. At its heart is Buckingham Street, a row of heritage buildings and quaint tea rooms that stretch into a tree-lined avenue of well-preserved miners’ cottages. We travel onwards through high country landscapes past trout-filled rivers to the lakeside town of Te Anau, gateway to the spectacular Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound where our next adventures begin. We spend the next three nights at the Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau. Tonight, there is the opportunity (at an additional cost), to visit the magical Te Anau glow-worm caves.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 18

Milford Track and Milford Sound

People standing on suspension bridge in front of the Giant Gate Waterfall on the Milford Track in Fiordland, New Zealand

Tour Highlight

This morning, we embark on a stunning scenic drive into the heart of Fiordland National Park, encountering soaring cliffs, ancient rainforest, vast lakes and snowy mountains. Keen walkers may be familiar with the Milford Track, at 32-miles long, it is New Zealand’s most-famous walking trail. Today, we enjoy a six mile walk along a section of the Milford Track, in the company of an expert nature guide, who will point out unique native fauna and flora whilst sharing fascinating stories about the rich history of the area. Later, we embark our fabulous cruise on Milford Sound. Witness towering cliffs and peaks, including the iconic and much-photographed Mitre Peak, rising more than a kilometre from the sea. Waterfalls cascade into the fiord and luxuriant rain forest clings to sheer rock faces. Later we return to Te Anau to relax and savour the day’s experiences.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 19

The Kepler Track

Group of people on the Kepler Walking Track, near Te Anau, New Zealand

Tour Highlight

The Kepler Track showcases the best of the Fiordland region, and today we can choose one of the following two options to experience a section of this beautiful track. The first option begins with a jet boat ride along the majestic Waiau River. At Lake Manapouri we join a three and a half mile nature walk along part of the picturesque Kepler Track to Rainbow Reach. Our expert guide will share incredible insights and lead us through the native forest, and tree lined beaches of this well-maintained (and mostly flat) trail. Keen ramblers have the opportunity to extend this walk by a further six miles.

Our second option on the Kepler Track today is available at an additional cost of £195 per person, and begins with a spectacular helicopter flight from Te Anau, over hidden lakes and beech forest to Mount Luxmore. Accompanied by our knowledgeable nature guide, we learn about the area’s flora and fauna. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Te Anau basin, its scenic lakes and the surrounding Fiordland mountains as we descend a well-formed section of the Kepler Track. After approximately four miles of walking, we arrive at Brod Bay, where our awaiting boat will take us across the lake to the town of Te Anau.

Should you prefer a more relaxing experience today, there is an opportunity to join an unguided full day excursion to Doubtful Sound, with its magnificent waterfalls and wonderful wildlife. Sometimes called the ‘Sound of Silence’, Doubtful Sound is the deepest and second longest of South Island’s fiords. This scenic excursion includes a cruise across Lake Manapouri, to a waiting coach which will transfer guests over Wilmot Pass to join their cruise on Doubtful Sound.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 20

Dunedin, 2 nights

Dunedin railway station, with victorian era architecture

Say goodbye to Fiordland as our morning journey travels through lush pastoral scenery and the rural towns of Mossburn, Lumsden and Gore. En route, we see Balclutha, and its distinctive arched concrete bridge. Our destination today is Dunedin, South Island’s second largest city, known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’.  On arrival, we enjoy a sightseeing tour to appreciate why Dunedin is considered New Zealand’s architectural heritage capital, with its lovingly restored Victorian and Edwardian buildings, neo-Gothic churches, town hall, opulent theatres, and other 19th century buildings. There will be time to enjoy the beautifully landscaped flora of Dunedin Botanical Gardens before we reach our hotel, the Southern Cross Hotel, where we spend the next two nights.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 21

Otago Peninsula

Two yellow-eyed penguins in native bushland, Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

A morning at leisure to spend as we please. In the afternoon we travel across the quaint communities and rural farms of the beautiful Otago Peninsula to visit the Royal Albatross Colony. We visit The Observatory, where, from behind tinted glass, we look out over the nesting sites. Watch as the parent birds interact with their chicks and soar around the headland. Following a scenic cruise along the rugged coastline, we return to Dunedin.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 22

Christchurch, Overnight

Man standing on the large Moeraki Boulders, with the calm waves of the water in the background

This morning, we head north from Dunedin to Christchurch. En route, we stop at Hampden Beach to view the Moeraki Boulders, huge spherical boulders scattered along the beach, whilst others emerge from the sandstone cliffs. Geological curiosities, each boulder weighs several tonnes and is up to two metres in diameter. Scientists explain the boulders as calcite concretions formed about 65 million years ago. The soft mudstone containing the boulders was raised from the seabed around 15 million years ago and waves, wind and rain are uncovering them one by one. More poetically, Maori legend has it that the boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it was wrecked upon landfall in New Zealand hundreds of years ago. Our next stop is Oamaru, which boasts some of New Zealand’s best preserved Victorian Streets before we arrive at the Distinction Hotel in Christchurch for our final night in New Zealand.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 23

Depart Christchurch

Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand

Our time exploring the Natural Wonders of New Zealand comes to an end this morning when we transfer to Christchurch Airport. Your flight will either connect via Australia and Dubai, if flying with Qantas & Emirates, or Singapore if flying with Singapore Airlines.

Included meals:

Breakfast, in-flight meals and drinks

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If you would like to stopover on your way home we have a sensational stopover offer available from £99 per person for a stay in Singapore, Bangkok or Dubai. Alternatively, we have a relaxing Bali stopover available from £149 per person, or if you prefer stay on Sentosa Island, from £179 per person. All you need to do to take advantage of this huge saving is book any departure after September 2024 by 1st July 2024.

Day 24

Arrive UK

Close up of a traditional wooden Maori sculpture against a bright blue sky

Breakfast is served shortly before we land, after a holiday of a lifetime in New Zealand.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Departure dates & prices

Book your place on Natural Wonders of New Zealand before 1st July 2024, and SAVE up to £492 per couple on tours departing from September 2024. Enjoy a two-night stopover on the homebound journey for just £99 per person (£198 single occupancy) in either Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore. The price includes two nights accommodation in a four-star hotel, full breakfast each morning and return airport to hotel transfers. Also available is a three-night stay in Bali for only £149 per person (£298 single occupancy) or a two-night stay on Sentosa Island for only £179 per person (£358 single occupancy).

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Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single occupancy supplement: £1,395 (October 2023 to March 2024) £1,495 (October 2024 to March 2025)

Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.

Flight upgrades: Upgrade to Premium Economy on selected routes from £2,295 per person return. Upgrade to Business Class from £4,995 per person return.

New Zealand Visa: Travellers to New Zealand are required to obtain a visa (NZeTA). The cost for this is $12NZD ($9NZD if applying via the smartphone app). An International Visitor Levy fee of $35NZD is also payable and will be charged when applying for the NZeTA.

Important Information: Our holiday prices are subject to fuel surcharges and the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class. The correct price will always be confirmed to you before you book, and once you have booked, our Price Promise will guarantee there will be no further increases. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

So much included

Escorted holidays to New Zealand are designed to include a lot in your tour. And the great news is that on the Natural Wonders of New Zealand tour, so much of what you do and see is already included in the price. That’s all your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast, experienced local coach captains, and many amazing excursions, already paid for. All you need to do is bring a bit of spending money.

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights
  • Fly with Qantas & Emirates from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow
  • Alternatively, fly with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester on certain days of the week
  • Domestic flight within New Zealand
  • All airport charges, security charges, any applicable fuel surcharges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Choice of outbound stopover

  • Two-night outbound stopover; choose from Singapore, Bangkok or Dubai (dependent on choice of airline)

Carefully selected hotels

  • Superior hotels in great locations
  • All hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals

  • Meals worth £500 per person
  • Daily breakfast
  • Barbecue lunch in the Bay of Islands
  • A dinner in Rotorua

Unforgettable experiences

  • Sightseeing tours in Singapore (or Bangkok or Dubai), Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch
  • Wildlife cruise in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland
  • Cruise and visit to Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands
  • Maori concert and Wai-O-Tapu in Rotorua
  • Cruise or kayak beautiful Lake Mapourika
  • Guided nature walks on the Milford and Kepler Tracks
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Wildlife on Otago Peninsula

On the ground

  • Services of experienced Coach Captains
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

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  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

M Hotel City Centre, Singapore

Occupying a great location in Singapore city centre, M Hotel is a modern, stylish hotel offering a warm welcome and a range of services alongside comfortable, contemporary accommodation. Your Stay The spacious guest rooms are equipped with flat screen TV… Find out more >
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Airedale Boutique Suites, Auckland

Occupying a prime position in the heart of Auckland’s theatre district, Airedale Boutique Suites is a newly refurbished Art Deco-style property with an interesting history. The distinctive wedge-shaped building was once, at nine storeys high, Auckland’s tallest building and has… Find out more >
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Scenic Hotel, Bay of Islands

This resort-style hotel, complete with sub-tropical gardens, is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands and only a stroll away from the main wharf. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, the Scenic Hotel… Find out more >
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Distinction Hotel, Rotorua

Imagine waking up with the most enchanting forest on your doorstep. Well, that is exactly what will happen when you stay at The Distinction Rotorua Hotel. Adjacent to the hotel is the Whakarewarewa Forest which is home some of the… Find out more >
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Distinction Hotel, Christchurch

The Distinction Hotel Christchurch is newly refurbished and located right in the heart of the famous Cathedral Square. Described as ‘an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth’ the hotel was renovated following the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square. Its… Find out more >
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Scenic Hotel, Franz Josef Glacier

Situated on the edge of the Franz Josef Glacier, one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural attractions, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is an accommodation highlight. Staying in the Douglas Wing in a light and airy room, you’ll enjoy… Find out more >
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Heritage Hotel, Queenstown

Queenstown lies on the shores of Lake Wakatipu surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range, and the Heritage Hotel takes full advantage of its beautiful alpine setting. Built from ages-old rock and cedar, the hotel is close to the town centre… Find out more >
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Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

This hotel is right in the hustle and bustle of Te Anau Town, but only a short stroll from the serene Lake Te Anau and its picturesque surroundings. Te Anau is known by many as the walking capital of the… Find out more >
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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

Housed in a landmark building dating back to 1883, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross combines traditional Dunedin heritage with modern day style and comfort. The hotel is located at the heart of Dunedin’s shopping, restaurant and entertainment district, and it’s… Find out more >
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Bali: Kecak at Uluwatu Temple in Bali & BBQ seafood dinner

Discover the real Bali with an immersive evening of culture, dance and food on this evening tour to Bali’s Uluwatu temple. If you decide to visit Bali on a homebound...

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Bangkok: City and Temples Tour

Thailand has over 26,000 temples or Wats (local name). This Half Day City and Temples tour will bring you to three of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok, beginning with Wat Traimit, the temple of the Golden Buddha. Officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon, the Golden Buddha is the world's largest solid gold statue, with a weight of 5.5 tons. It is a fine example of Sukhothai art and was discovered by chance hidden in a layer of plaster during construction of the temple.

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Bangkok: Grand Palace

Bangkok’s Grand Palace Tour is a “must see” for all visitors to Bangkok. The Grand Palace complex, built in 1782, includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)...

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Bangkok: Floating Markets

A glimpse of everyday life in Thailand can be seen at the Damnern Saduak floating market, situated around 100km south west of Bangkok. This Bangkok floating market can be explored...

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Dubai: Helicopter Flight Tour

All aboard an exhilarating Dubai helicopter tour. After take-off from Dubai Festival City you will follow the creek winding past the Creek golf course and continue over the Spice Souk...

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Dubai: Desert Safari and Dinner

For a magical and memorable evening, join us on a Dubai Desert Safari tour. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and venture into the mysterious desert in...

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Singapore: Afternoon Tea in the Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel

The Afternoon Tea ritual, much like Raffles Hotel, Singapore, was fashioned in the 19th century. A cherished tradition since its founding in Great Britain, the experience journeyed to Asia during...

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Singapore: Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village

This enclave of Singapore was home to Chinese immigrants, and our evening begins by exploring the myriad of shops and eateries, bursting with colour and excitement set against a backdrop...

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Singapore: Gardens by the Bay

Recently voted one of the Top 10 Indoor Gardens of the World, the Gardens by the Bay is also Singapore’s number 1 attraction according to Trip Advisor. Featuring more than...

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Singapore: Night Safari

The Singapore Night Safari is world’s first. Set in 40 hectares of secondary jungle, the mystery and drama of the tropical jungle after dusk unfolds at the Singapore Zoo Night...

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Special  Offers – SAVE up to £492 per couple!

Enjoy a homebound stopover from as little as £99 per person when you book one of our Australia and/or New Zealand tours departing after September 2024. Choose a city stay in bustling Bangkok, fashionable Dubai or the cosmopolitan Singapore, or opt to relax beachside in Bali, or Sentosa Island.

It really does pay to book early, as these stopovers usually cost up to £690 per couple for two nights’ accommodation in a four-star hotel, with full daily breakfast and airport transfers.

Destinations and prices as follows:

  • Two-night stopover in Singapore, Bangkok or Dubai for just £99 per person (£198 for single occupancy).
  • Three-night stopover in Bali for only £149 per person (£298 for single occupancy).
  • Two-night stopover on Sentosa Island for £179 per person (£358 for single occupancy).

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The savings quoted on Australia & New Zealand tours are off the price of a homeward stopover which normally costs up to £690 per couple. Special offers are for tours featured in our 2024/25 Australia & New Zealand brochure, departing from September 2024. All offers are based on specific flights and booking classes and are subject to availability at the time of booking. If choosing to fly with Singapore Airlines your homebound stopover options are limited to Singapore or Sentosa Island. All offers must end 1st July 2024


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Bangkok Stopover Offer, Pathumwan Princess Hotel

Busy, lively, colourful and above all welcoming, Bangkok should be on your list of must-see places to visit. Here you can experience things you simply can’t do in most cities, like sailing on a longtail boat through floating markets. Make sure…

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Singapore Stopover Offer, M Hotel City Centre

There’s just so much to do and see in Singapore, that no matter how many times you visit, you’ll always find yourself wanting to go back again. Maybe it’s the myriad of cultures coming together to create such a unique…

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Dubai Stopover Offer, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf

Stay in style at the five star Marriott al Jaddaf when you visit the gateway to Arabia. The numerous malls and labyrinth-like souks are enchanting to explore. And you really can’t complain about the year round sunshine, which you can make…

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Bali Stopover Offer, Meliá Hotel

The name Bali conjures up thoughts of an exotic tropical paradise, and the reality is every bit as wonderful.  Swaying palm trees, white sand beaches and the warm hospitality of the Balinese people await you in this blissful beachfront sanctuary.…

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Sentosa Stopover Offer, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

Stopover in style at the four star Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore, a beautiful beachside resort on Singapore’s Sentosa Island.  Perfect for a relaxing break, but close to the numerous exciting attractions of Singapore, the Rasa Sentosa stopover may be chosen as…

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