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  • Sydney Harbour, Australia
  • Sydney Opera House and Skyline
  • Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Australia & New Zealand Adventure

23-day stay and cruise from £7,660 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Summary

In Brief

  • 4 Nights Sydney
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Phillip Island
  • 1 Night Melbourne
  • 3 Nights At Sea
  • 1 Night Oban (Halfmoon Bay)
  • 1 Night Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
  • 1 Night Timaru
  • 1 Night Akaroa (Christchurch
  • 1 Night Wellington
  • 1 Night Cruising Queen Charlotte Sound
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Tauranga (Rotorua) New Zealand
  • 2 Nights Auckland

Cruise

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Fly UK to Sydney

Fly overnight via Hong Kong to Sydney

Day 2
Arrive Sydney

Arrive in Sydney where you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel for 3 nights stay.

The 5-star Amora Jamison is located in the heart of Sydney's central business district and shopping area, close to the historic Rocks area, Circular Quay, and a 10-minute walk to the Opera House. There are many restaurants and bars in the surrounding area.

Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city surrounded by golden sand beaches, World Heritage areas, lush national parks and acclaimed wine regions. Sydney owes much of its splendor to its magnificent harbor. Arriving by ship provides an unequaled impression, showing off the city's famous landmarks: the dramatic white sails of the iconic Opera House and the celebrated Harbor Bridge, looming over the skyline.

Day 3
Sydney

Enjoy a 6-hour comprehensive tour of this cosmopolitan city with its stunning architecture and superb water views and a guided tour of Australia's most iconic building, the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city surrounded by golden sand beaches, World Heritage areas, lush national parks and acclaimed wine regions. Sydney owes much of its splendor to its magnificent harbor. Arriving by ship provides an unequaled impression, showing off the city's famous landmarks: the dramatic white sails of the iconic Opera House and the celebrated Harbor Bridge, looming over the skyline.

Day 4
Sydney

Day at leisure.

Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city surrounded by golden sand beaches, World Heritage areas, lush national parks and acclaimed wine regions. Sydney owes much of its splendor to its magnificent harbor. Arriving by ship provides an unequaled impression, showing off the city's famous landmarks: the dramatic white sails of the iconic Opera House and the celebrated Harbor Bridge, looming over the skyline.

Day 5
Sydney, Australia

Check out of the hotel and transfer by private car to the port to embark ship. Sail at 19:00

Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city surrounded by golden sand beaches, World Heritage areas, lush national parks and acclaimed wine regions. Sydney owes much of its splendor to its magnificent harbor. Arriving by ship provides an unequaled impression, showing off the city's famous landmarks: the dramatic white sails of the iconic Opera House and the celebrated Harbor Bridge, looming over the skyline.

Day 6
At Sea

Day 7
Phillip Island

Phillip Island is situated off Australia’s southern coast. Visitors can enjoy the Penguin Parade, when penguins come ashore in groups, and also see a large colony of Australian fur seals.

Day 8
Melbourne, Australia

Located at the mouth of the Yarra River, Melbourne was founded by free settlers in 1835, 47 years after the first European settlement in Australia. Transformed rapidly into a major metropolis by the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s, Melbourne became Australia's largest and most important city, and by 1865 was the second largest city in the British Empire. Today, Melbourne is a major center of commerce, industry and cultural activity, and is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

Days 9-11
At Sea

Days 12
Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park

Enjoy the day viewing the spectacular scenery of Milford Sound.

Day 12
Oban (Halfmoon Bay), New Zealand

You might not realize that New Zealand has a third island. It hangs beneath the South Island and is just about the last inhabited place before Antarctica. The island itself is only about four percent inhabited, and that is its attraction. It is an unspoiled piece of primeval New Zealand. Oban is a very small town, about 800 souls. The phonebook is printed on a single sheet of A4 paper!

Day 13
Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

Port Chalmers is the main port for the city of Dunedin. Situated in a natural amphitheater at the head of a long fjord-like inlet, Dunedin was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand, founded in 1848. Not long afterwards, gold was discovered in the region, and the province quickly became the richest and most influential in the colony. While Christchurch is New Zealand's most English town, Dunedin is its most Scottish; the name Dunedin is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Numerous distinctive and historic buildings remain from the time of its predominantly Scottish settlers, preserving its architectural heritage.

Day 14
Timaru, New Zealand

South of the Canterbury Plain on the South Island, Timaru is built on the rolling volcanic hills surrounding Mt. Horrible. Originally a whaling station, it grew to serve the sheep stations in the surrounding countryside. Visit the South Canterbury Museum, filled with artifacts and information about the history of the region from the Maori arrival to the present day, and the Aigantighe Art Gallery, housed in a homestead dating from 1908.

Day 15
Akaroa (Christchurch, NZ)

Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbor and nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is a popular resort village. Located 50 miles southeast of Christchurch, this quaint seaside town is situated on the southern side of the Banks Peninsula and has a distinct French flavor to it. Many street names are of French origin because of its French Whaling and colonial history. One of the first settlements in the Canterbury region of the South New Zealand Island, the town has a rich Maori and British heritage, as well as its French history. Today, the town center is dotted with colonial architecture, and the harbor area is lined with boutiques and cafes.

Day 16
Wellington, New Zealand

Visually stunning, Wellington is nestled between a magnificent harbor and a natural amphitheatre of forest-clad hills. Its compact size, combined with cultural sophistication, makes it New Zealand's most inspiring urban destination. Wellington's cultural crowning jewel is Te Papa, a donation-only museum that celebrates Australasian natural history, science and culture. Exhibits include Maori artifacts, an extensive Pacific Cultures collection and interactive science exhibits. The city's art scene is flourishing, with numerous galleries and craft markets displaying the work of the country's top artists and craftspeople.

Days 17
Picton

Picton sits at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound and the sail into and out of town will reveal some classic New Zealand scenery. The town offer access to the Marlborough wine country, other spectacular sounds and lots of outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, trekking and cycling.

Day 17
Cruising Queen Charlotte Sound

Enjoy the stunning scenery as we cruise in Queen Charlotte Sound

Day 18
At Sea

Day 19
Tauranga (Rotorua) New Zealand

Tauranga, the principal city on the Bay of Plenty, is the largest export town in New Zealand. Its name, fittingly enough, means "resting place for canoes", as this was the landing place of some of the first Maoris to arrive in New Zealand. The 19th-century missionaries left a legacy of well-planned parks and gardens for today's residents and visitors to enjoy. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's primary kiwi fruit and orchard regions, and the gateway to the geothermal park, Rotorua.

Day 20
Auckland, New Zealand

Debark in the morning and take a transfer to your hotel - the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct, located in the Marina area of the central city.

Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbors on two separate bodies of water. The central part of urban Auckland covers a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbor on the Tasman Sea, and the Waitemata Harbor on the Pacific Ocean. In addition, Auckland's diverse geography and warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle regularly ranked in the world's top ten. A half hour drive from the city there is an abundance of activities: sailing to a secluded island, trekking through the rainforest, picnicking on a volcano, sampling wines at a vineyard or exploring a black sand beach.

In the afternoon, discover Auckland's charms on a 3-hour half-day tour of its scenic highlights.

Day 21
Auckland, New Zealand

Enjoy a day at leisure.

Day 22
Fly to UK

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, via Hong Kong

Day 23
Arrive UK

Arrive in the UK and make your way home

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

23-day stay and cruise on board Seabourn Encore (Seabourn) from £7,660 incl. flights

Departure: 30 November 2017

Balcony Suite (OB): £7,660
Veranda Suite (V1): £7,959
Veranda Suite (V4): £7,959
Veranda Suite (V2): £9,360
Veranda Suite (V3): £9,760
Penthouse Suite (PH): £15,660

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Pay for a V1 grade, and sail in a V4 grade - free three -suite upgrade.

Includes pre-cruise:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Flights between the UK and Sydney with Cathay Pacific
  • Private overseas transfers throughout
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel on a room only basis
  • 6-hour city tour including Sydney Opera House

Includes on board:

  • Fine dining with all meals included
  • Complimentary wine, champagnes, spirits, beer and soft drinks during cruise
  • Bottled water in every suite
  • Entertainment
  • Gratuities

Includes post-cruise:

  • Private overseas transfers throughout
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel on a room only basis
  • 3-hour city tour of Auckland
  • Flights between Auckland and UK with Cathay Pacific


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