Bask in romance and passion during your 12-day New Zealand tour for couples. The stunning landscape will take you on a journey across the spectacular North and South islands to explore the highlights of sprawling prairies, rugged coastlines, and undulating mountains. You will hear traditional Maori songs, sip delicious wines, witness the steam rise from celebrated geysers, and bask in wondrous luxury during your romantic New Zealand getaway.
Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand and discover the immediate beauty and romance of the City of Sails. The ocean is decorated with bright sails cruising along the water and mixes with the lush green of distant islands. The city bustles with life as the SkyTower stands tall above the cityscape adding vitality to the skyline. Wander through the meandering streets of Posonby, a lovely Bohemian neighborhood filled with the vibrant colors of urban art, the decadent scents of fresh brewed coffee, and the rich history of the city. Wander through Posonby Central where restaurants surround the courtyard, blending boisterous laughter with the delicate aroma of fresh herbs and local seafood. As the sun begins to set along the horizon, the SkyTower glows in the night like a beacon giving you ample light to explore and discover.
Uncover Cultural Wonders
A World of Exploration
Welcome to the Wellington
The Straight Journey
The Natural Wonders
A Train Ride Away
The Wonders of Haast Pass
Between the Ranges
- Experience the serenity of Milford Sound
- Safari through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
- Witness the enduring culture of the Maori indigenous tribes
- Enjoy a scenic view of Lake Tekapo
- See the earth sizzle in the Te Puia Thermal Reserve
- Traverse the fabulous natural landscape of Queenstown
- Luxuriate in the comforts of the alpine charm of Queenstown
- Wander along the pure landscape of the Franz Josef Glacier
This romantic 12-day New Zealand vacation takes you through the stunning landscapes ready to be uncovered, and the majesty ready to be discovered. No matter the season, this exciting and luxurious couples getaway will have you exploring the countryside, the mountainside, and the coastlines within the comfort of some of the most famous train journeys while exploring the sensational sights. Travel the expanse of the North and South Islands for a journey of discovery that will show you the breathtaking world of New Zealand.
Your discovery begins in Auckland where the City of Sails charms you with wonders galore. From the city streets to the islands beyond, there is always more to discover in New Zealand’s largest city. Journey to the fabulous Waitomo Caves where you will wander together through the famous caverns and see the stunning sight of the Glowworm Grotto, where the darkness recedes behind the incredible blue luminescence of the glowworms. Continue on to Rotorua where you will discover the majesty and tenacity of the Maori while they greet you both during a welcome feast. Explore more of Rotorua with a visit to the natural wonders of Te Puia Thermal Reserve, the farming intensity of the Agrodome, and the natural life at the Rainbow Springs Conservation Center. Settle together into the capital city of Wellington, situated along the picturesque Cook Straight, filled with vibrant Bohemian culture.
Your discovery continues as you cross the Cook Straight and take the TranzCoastal Train from Picton to Christchurch, winding along the diverse shores of the South Island. In Christchurch you will be able to experience the variety of culture, architecture, gardens, and life for which the city is loved. From Christchurch you will venture to Mount Cook and see the stunning peak of the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, along with the sensational beauty of Lake Tekapo before continuing to the coastal city of Dunedin. Visit New Zealand’s only castle on the shores of Dunedin before embarking on a fabulous journey on the Taieri Gorge Train to Queenstown, traveling over ravines and around foothills.
Enjoy a day excursion to the grandeur of Milford Sound in the heart of stunning Fiordland National Park where the silence and seclusion of nature’s magnificence is breathtaking. Uncover the splendor of Queenstown itself, from its numerous activities to its alpine loveliness. Travel through the marvels of Haast Pass to the charm of Franz Josef Village where the Franz Josef Glacier is situated between the slopes of various mountains. Your journey of discovery comes to an end as you traverse the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train, meandering through the expansive beauty and returning to Christchurch where you will venture home. New Zealand’s unparalleled landscapes and fabulous railways are set deep into the culture of the country and are yours to uncover and discover. This is a trip of a lifetime that neither of you will soon forget!
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$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)
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