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Program #3304RJ
27 Days | 26 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Melding the native Maori culture, the European colonial past and recent Polynesian and Asian migration, New Zealand’s culture is formed by contrasts as dramatic as that between the bubbling thermal pools of the North Island and the alpine glaciers and lakes of the South Island. Discover these nuances for yourself on a comprehensive exploration of this country’s history, peoples and natural environments.


Highlights

• Expert-led walks highlight New Zealand’s spectacular natural environments.
• Maori performances of song and dance immerse you in New Zealand’s proud indigenous culture.
• A boat excursion reveals the beauty of the Doubtful Sound fjord.

Activity Notes

Walking up to three miles per day; some uneven terrain and stairs; some standing during field trips.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Auckland, 3 nights; coach to Rotorua, 2 nights; coach to Turangi, 2 nights; coach to Wellington, 3 nights; fly to Dunedin, 2 nights; coach to Invercargill, 2 nights; coach to Te Anau, 2 nights; coach to Queenstown, 2 nights; coach to Wanaka, 1 night; coach to Franz Josef Glacier, 2 nights; coach and train to Christchurch, 3 nights; flight to Auckland for departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
24 nights of accommodations
68 meals: 24 breakfasts, 22 lunches, 22 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
52 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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4.9
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