New Zealand
The Gardens and Vineyards of New Zealand
Learn the story behind New Zealand’s budding culinary reputation as you explore vineyards and distinctive cuisine. Plus, discover stunning botanical gardens and visit historic homes.
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Program No. 21583RJ
16 days
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At a Glance

With its maritime climate and rich alluvial soils, New Zealand has grown into a paradise for wine enthusiasts, garden experts and other connoisseurs. Journey from the coastal headlands of the North Island to the mountains of the South Island to experience the acclaimed vineyards, gardens and homes of New Zealand. Along the way, enjoy privileged access, meet the people behind the vine, and savor the flavor of distinctive Kiwi wines and cuisine.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Taste some of the best wine in the world and meet the people who make it at a hand-picked selection of vineyards and wineries.
  • Enjoy exclusive access to spectacular botanical and country gardens and homes.
  • Explore the historic French settlement of Akaroa with a local expert, and marvel at the dramatic beauty of Milford Sound.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Nigel Roberts
Professor Nigel Roberts is a senior faculty member of the political science department at Victoria University, Wellington. He is an authority on the political and electoral systems of New Zealand and Scandinavia, and has served as a regular television commentator on these topics. Nigel is widely regarded as the top political commentator in New Zealand, and since 1987 has served as the election-night commentator for Television New Zealand.
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