Fully escorted 16 night ocean cruise beginning in Fremantle combined with a coach tour

27 Day Australia & New Zealand by Cruise & Coach

Inclusions

TRAVEL SERVICES

  • Tour Guide
  • Internal flight from Auckland to Queenstown^
  • Return flight to homeport from Christchurch^
  • Hotel to Airport transfer in Christchurch, Day 27
  • GST (Goods & Services tax)
  • Port taxes
  • Comprehensive Documentation Pack

Note: The airfare and transfer to Fremantle on Day 1 to join the cruise is not included. Please make own arrangements.

 

CELEBRITY SOLSTICE CRUISE 
(DAY 1 -16)

  • BONUS US$50 onboard credit per stateroom
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Group meet & greet + welcome dinner
  • World-class dining in a range of unique venues (Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily)
  • Awesome entertainment
  • Inspiring activities such as cooking classes and wine tasting
  • Ports of call:
    - Esperance, pristine beaches
    - Adelaide, Australia’s most liveable city
    - Melbourne/Sydney free time to explore
    - Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sound, Fiordland National Park
    - Dunedin, Edinburgh of the South
    - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
    - Auckland, City of Sails
  • Gratuities on Board

SCENIC COACH TOUR (Day 17 - 27)

  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • 10 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 10 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, Christchurch
  • 1 Shire’s buffet lunch - Hobbiton

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • Sky Tower
  • Kauri Musem*
  • Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers*
  • Tamaki Maori Experience
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • City sights tour of Auckland

*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

Itinerary

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.
Port arrival and departure times may vary.

DAY 1: Arrive Fremantle (D)

Arrive in Fremantle where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner.
Overnight Celebrity Solstice
Port Times Depart at 20:00

DAY 2: Cruising (B,L,D)

Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin.

DAY 3: Esperance (B,L,D)

Esperance boasts some of the most pristine and untouched coastal scenery.
Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00

DAYS 4 - 5: Cruising (B,L,D)

The Celebrity Solstice offers an unparalleled wealth of dining, from The Main Restaurant to casual dining at the Ocean View Café or the specialty dining experiences where each restaurant offers a unique culinary journey.

DAY 6: Adelaide (B,L,D)

Voted Australia’s most liveable city, Adelaide is easy to get around. The city rises from the middle of a tree-covered plain, between rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.
Port Times Arrive 07:00 Depart 16:00

DAY 7: Cruising (B,L,D)

From morning until night, there are hundreds of different activities happening onboard your cruise ship, your Tour Guide is on hand to assist you.

DAY 8: Melbourne (B,L,D)

Arrive into Melbourne, where a short tram ride will take you into the city. At its centre is the strikingly modern Federation Square with many bars and restaurants.
Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 19:00

DAY 9: Cruising (B,L,D)

Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand.

DAY 10: Sydney (B,L,D)

Considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything - from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. 
Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00

DAYS 11 - 12: Cruising (B,L,D)

Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the land of the long white cloud.

DAY 13: Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sounds (B,L,D)

Sail into the narrow fiords of the Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising.

DAY 14: Dunedin (B,L,D)

Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens.
Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 17:00

DAY 15: Cruising (B,L,D)

Enjoy a day at sea exploring this luxurious ship. You may like to schedule a massage or join a class in the fitness centre with floor to ceiling views of the seas.

DAY 16: Tauranga (B,L,D)

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand.
Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 18:00

DAY 17: Arrive Auckland - City Sights Tour (B,D)

This morning arrive into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Coach Captain and enjoy an informative city tour which includes the Auckland Domain, Parnell Rose Garden and Bastion Point. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.
Hotel Skycity Hotel

DAY 18: Auckland - Hokianga - Bay of Islands (B,D)

Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel to the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter, home to some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. A local guide will explain how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of the local Maori. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands.
Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights)

DAY 19: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B,D)

Today is free to choose from the many optional activities available including the Hole in the Rock Cruise or a spectacular scenic flight. Your Tour Guide & Coach Captain will be available to assist.

DAY 20: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B)

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth to Auckland for some free time. This evening is also free for you to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.
Hotel Skycity Hotel

DAY 21: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)

Travel to the Hamilton Gardens, where a guided tour will take you on a journey through the Paradise Collection. Next visit Hobbiton for lunch followed by an experience of the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. A guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the set was created.
Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.
Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Room. 2 nights)

DAY 22: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Travel to Te Puia for a tour of the boiling mud pools and
awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to a Maori Village for an interactive experience which culminates with a cultural performance and traditional hangi feast.

DAY 23: Rotorua - Auckland - Queenstown (B,D)

Travel to Auckland Airport where you will board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain and enjoy a tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel.
Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights)

DAY 24: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine at a local restaurant.

DAY 25: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D)

Depart Queenstown and travel via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

DAY 26: Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,SD)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive
viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.
Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel

Day 27: Depart Christchurch (B)

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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Pricing

AUSTRALIAN TOUR PRICES

Departure
Point
Tour
Including
Airfare
  Pre
Paid
Taxes**
  Total
Per Person
Twin Share

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$8499

$8499

$8499

$8499

$8629

$8679

$8699

$8699

$8699

$8799

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$60

$60

$60

$60

$85

$85

$60

$55

$55

$50

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$8559

$8559

$8559

$8559

$8714

$8764

$8759

$8754

$8754

$8849

Land Only

Single Supplement

$8349

$4000

**Prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE

Fully escorted includes airfares^, taxes, luxury cruise, modern coach travel, 4 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing, attractions + BONUS US$50 onboard credit per stateroom on the Celebrity Solstice.

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Single

Christchurch

$120

$240

Extra night rates are per person in Australian Dollars, and based on room only.

 

Discover New Zealand for 10 nights visiting iconic locations by luxury coach, then relax for 18 nights on board the Celebrity Solstice