Milford Sound Mitre Peak in New Zealand

Idyllic 12-Day New Zealand Private Tour for Seniors

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Blenheim...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Welcome to New Zealand and 12 days of volcanic hot springs, immense fjords, luxurious vineyards, and surreal journeys in nature. Here, you can immerse yourself in nature and culture, explore otherworldly landscapes, and travel at your pace. Handcrafted for senior travelers, this luxurious five-destination adventure covers an excellent diversity of experiences on the North and South islands. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show in Middle Earth and beyond.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience a surreal natural world on a full-day scenic helicopter adventure around Fiordland National Park
  • Indulge in fine flavors with a two-night stay in Blenheim and the Marlborough vineyards
  • Escape to the beautiful island of Waiheke, which is a laid-back place to ease into New Zealand after your flight
  • Explore South Island’s magnificent scenery with customized private tours with three days in Queenstown
  • Savor a cultural evening with a local Maori community in Rotorua, which is the country’s Maori heartbeat
  • Enjoy two of the country’s ultimate journeys: a first-class train ride through North Island’s volcanic center and a cruise in Marlborough Sounds
  • Lounge in some of the country’s finest spas and spend an afternoon at one of Rotorua’s volcanic hot springs.
  • Immerse yourself in Wellington, which is perhaps the world’s most charming capital city and a place of color on the tip of the North Island

Detailed Description

New Zealand makes every visitor wonder. Remarkable natural landscapes remain completely untamed, but they are also very accessible, even for senior travelers. Engaging with indigenous cultures is immersive and unobtrusive as well as being an invitation to share ideas and stories. Majestic volcanoes and fjords celebrate the planet’s power and help slow everybody down. Nothing is rushed because there is so much to see and do everywhere you go. It is a perfect destination for seniors because New Zealand is an easy and complete escape from your everyday life, providing you with the opportunity to travel to exotic locales without leaving your comfort zone.

This immersive 12-day New Zealand tour has you visiting five distinct overnight destinations and is carefully handcrafted for senior travelers. You will also enjoy a full range of local icons and experiences, including tropical Waiheke island, Fiordland, hot springs, and more. Your route will minimize travel time and will include three exceptional journeys that each showcase a different side to the country’s wilderness. You will begin your journey by flying to Auckland and spending a day on Waiheke. Then, you will journey through the bucolic North Island hills to Rotorua, where you will enjoy two days of hot springs, Maori culture, and geothermal wonders. The first-class train to Wellington is stunning and will prove to be an excellent way to explore the North Island’s volcano-dominated landscape without needing to move.

Cute and charming, Wellington is a lovely capital city that is perfect for a two-night stay. Continuing the theme of journeys, you will cruise through the Marlborough Sounds, passing dolphins and cliffs on your way to the quiet town of Blenheim. This is the heart of New Zealand’s most iconic wine region, and, over the next two days, you will taste the finest wines and foods the country has to offer. You will then complete your travel experience with three days in Queenstown, which will prove to be a sublime base for exploring Fiordland and the country’s most dramatic landscapes. A full-day helicopter tour of the fjords will be just one highlight here, and your lodge will be located on Lake Wakatipu.

Starting Price

$8,395 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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