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29 days from £5,599 per person

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Cruising past the tumbling waterfalls and evergreen peaks of Fiordland National Park. Watching Sydney Harbour light up at dusk during a sunset dinner cruise. Spending a whole day exploring the Great Barrier Reef - a natural wonder of the world.

Summary

New Zealand is a treasure trove of natural wonders, and this New Zealand tour will lead you into the heart of it all. Begin in the spectacular Bay of Islands before boarding a Holland America Line New Zealand cruise, sailing to all the highlights of the North and South Islands, including Fiordland National Park. We’ll also make stops in Tasmania and Melbourne before the cruise ends in sparkling Sydney Harbour, where you’ll have three days to explore this world icon. Then swap Sydney Harbour for the Great Barrier Reef as we travel north to Cairns for an unforgettable end to the holiday.

Your holiday includes:

7 excursions and visits

  • Waipoua Kauri Forest and Kauri Museum
  • Cape Brett Peninsula cruise
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • City tours of Auckland and Sydney
  • Sydney sunset cruise and dinner
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise

Plus:

  • 11 nights in hotels, 14 nights cruise on Noordam and 3 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International and internal flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow via Singapore. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 55 meals: 25 breakfasts (days 4-28) 14 lunches (days 9-21 and 26) 16 dinners (days 4 and 8-22)

Plus

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Porterage

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  • VIP Outbound2

    Days 1-2 UK - In flight

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flights to Auckland.

    In flight


  • HAN DAY 3

    Auckland

    We arrive in Auckland early afternoon and transfer to our hotel.

    Grand Millennium, Auckland (4.5-star)


  • HAN DAY 4

    Bay of Islands

    We leave Auckland behind to travel towards the Bay of Islands. We’ll stop en route at the Waipoua Kauri Forest, where you’ll lay eyes on the mighty Tane Mahuta; a 2,000-year-old Kauri tree. Nearly 18 metres to the first branch and a huge 4.4 metres in diameter, Tane Mahuta has earned the nickname ‘The Lord of the Forest’.

    We’ll continue to the golden sand beaches, secluded coves and turquoise waters of Bay of Islands. The area is also a place of historical significance, as the site of the first permanent British settlement in New Zealand.

    • Waipoua Kauri Forest and Kauri Museum (afternoon)

    Copthorne Resort, Bay of Islands (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 5

    Cape Brett Peninsula - Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    Most of the activity around the Bay of Islands is centred around the invitingly blue waters, whether that’s surfing, fishing, diving or cruising in the company of dolphins. On our cruise of Cape Brett this morning, we’ll uncover different views of the Bay of Islands - and you’ll get an up-close look of the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’.

    The Bay of Islands is known to Maori people as Pewhairangi and this afternoon, we’ll learn more about the history of the area at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. On this site in 1840, New Zealand’s founding document was signed. Through two museums, a guided tour and a powerful Maori cultural performance, you’ll come to appreciate how special this area is.

    • Cape Brett Peninsula cruise (morning)
    • Waitangi Treaty Grounds (afternoon)

    Copthorne Resort, Bay of Islands (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 6

    Bay of Islands

    You have today free to spend as you please. Perhaps opt to join an optional excursion to Cape Reinga; an area of spectacular natural beauty, which the Maori believe to be the ‘jumping off point’ for souls on their journey to the next world.

    Copthorne Resort, Bay of Islands (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 7

    Whangarei - Auckland

    We’ll make our way back to Auckland today via subtropical Whangarei, surrounded by striking natural beauty. Mount Parihaka is the highest point in the city and offers the best views, while the town itself is a charming mix of colonial architecture, stylish cafés, art galleries and speciality shops.

    We continue along the Hibiscus Coast to Auckland, where you can spend the rest of the day as you please.

    Grand Millennium, Auckland (4.5-star)


  • HAN DAY 8

    Day 8 - Auckland

    Auckland is a city skyline surrounded by natural delights. Beautiful waters, rainforests, thermal springs and volcanic cones are just the start. We’ll enjoy a tour this morning, visiting the famous Bastion Point overlooking Rangitoto Island and the newly created Britomart and Commercial Bay architecture. This afternoon we depart for the port where we’ll embark our ship.

    • City tour of Auckland (morning)

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 9

    Day 9 - Tauranga (Rotorua)

    We arrive in Tauranga, the fastest growing provincial area in New Zealand, boasting an abundance of pristine beaches, blooming orchards and prominent hills. The region is rich in Maori history. The bubbling hot springs of Rotorua are one of the best-loved activities in the area.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 10

    Day 10 - Napier

    Napier is famed for its curving art deco buildings which were built following a great earthquake and fire in 1931. It is perched on the coastline of Hawkes Bay - one of New Zealand’s leading wine-producing regions, with more than 50 leading wineries. The town also offers a rare opportunity to glimpse a kiwi at the National Aquarium.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 11

    Day 11 - Picton

    The petite and picturesque port town of Picton is your starting point for exploring the region of Marlborough. Discover the majestic maritime beauty known as Queen Charlotte Sound, maybe traversing a portion of the extraordinary 43-mile Queen Charlotte Track - New Zealand’s greatest coastal cycleway - on foot or by bike. Or enjoy a glass of sauvignon blanc in the luscious wine country of Marlborough.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 12

    Day 12 - Wellington

    We arrive in New Zealand’s compact capital, nestled between the harbour and steep, forest-clad hills. The waterfront area leads from the cruise dock at the eastern end of town to the ‘must-see’ Te Papa Museum in the west.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 13

    Day 13 - Lyttelton (Christchurch)

    You’ll have a whole day to revel in the characterful and completely charming city of Christchurch today. The capital of the South Island is known as the most ‘English’ of New Zealand’s cities. It’s a city of regeneration and innovation and it’s constantly changing. In the city centre, cutting-edge architecture jostles with some of the oldest buildings in New Zealand. Hagley Park makes for a wonderful stroll through botanical gardens, fringed by the River Avon. Christchurch is also the basecamp for South Island exploration.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 14

    Day 14 - Port Chalmers (Dunedin)

    We’ll arrive early in Port Chalmers for Dunedin, the distinctly Scottish city of spires, chimneys and glorious Victorian and Edwardian buildings that lie at the head of a long fiord. Outside the city, the Otago Peninsula is lined with scenic beaches and home to rare birdlife like the royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguin.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 15

    Day 15 - Cruising Fiordland National Park

    When visiting New Zealand, ‘incredible landscapes’ is usually high on everyone’s wishlist. Visitors find just that and then some in Fiordland National Park. This stunning 12,000-square-kilometre park of mountains, lakes, fjords and rainforests, is mostly untouched by settlers over the years - the steep peaks and wet landscapes acting as a deterrent.

    We’ll spend a day in complete awe as we sail through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, where waterfalls tumble down impossibly green peaks and the mirror-like water is perfectly still and peaceful.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 16 17

    Days 16-17 - At sea

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 18

    Day 18 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

    Hobart is compact enough to easily explore on foot. Start at the sandstone area of Salamanca Place with its artist studios, and then roam the quaint streets of Battery Point, one of Hobart’s oldest neighbourhoods. Head out of town to meet the endemic Tasmanian devil or learn more about Tasmania’s dark - but fascinating - past in the convict centre of Port Arthur.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 19

    Day 19 - At sea

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 20

    Day 20 - Melbourne

    Welcome to this city of cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries and museums, beautiful Victorian railway stations, music, sport and fantastic parks full of treasures. If this isn’t enough, then hop on an excursion to one of Victoria's world-class wineries, travel along the spectacular coastline, or visit the famous penguins at nearby Phillip Island.

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 21

    Day 21 - At sea

    Noordam (4-star)

  • HAN DAY 22

    Sydney

    We dock in Sydney this morning and disembark after breakfast. Sydney is the oldest, largest and arguably most beautiful city in Australia. The iconic harbour is at the heart of the city but during our stay here, we’ll look further than the famous landmarks to really experience the laid-back outdoor ambience the city is known for.

    First, we’ll get our bearings with a morning city tour, taking in the dazzling harbour the Sydney Opera House, the graceful Harbour Bridge and the golden sands of Bondi, before checking into our hotel this afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please.

    • City tour of Sydney (morning)

    Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 23

    Sydney

    Today is free to explore the city at leisure. In the old Rocks area, you’ll find a cluster of some of the city’s oldest buildings - quaint streets decorated with small houses and plenty of cafés. There’s also plenty of parkland that cuts its way through the city’s skyscrapers and it’s a great perspective to see the city from. You might spot flying foxes overhead, possums rustling in the bushes and cockatoos screeching from the treetops.

    This evening we’ll enjoy a sunset dinner cruise. Watch the city light up at night as the sun sets, with the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as the backdrop.

    • Sydney sunset cruise and dinner (evening)

    Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 24

    Sydney

    A day at leisure to explore under your own steam in Sydney.

    Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 25

    Sydney - Cairns

    We wave goodbye to Sydney as we fly to Cairns, the heart of Tropical North Queensland. It’s an ideal base from which to explore the wider region from, with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest, and Outback.

    The immediate areas surrounding the city are lapped by beautiful blue waters, so it’s little wonder the vibe here is more boardshorts than briefcases - and life revolves around the water. A focal point in the city is the Cairns Esplanade. Almost two kilometres of landscaped parkland fringes a busy thoroughfare and restaurant strip on one side and a natural harbour on the other. On arrival this afternoon, we check into our hotel.

    Bailey Hotel, Cairns (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 26

    Great Barrier Reef

    Stretching along 200km of coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system - it’s even visible from space. But it’s not just the size that is impressive, it’s the wonderfully rich ecosystem that thrives in these waters. It is completely breathtaking and easily one of Australia’s most remarkable natural wonders.

    Today you get to see the reef your way. We’ll head to Port Douglas, for an exhilarating catamaran journey across the blue Coral Sea to the reef, where you can choose to spend your time exploring as you wish. Perhaps snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, view the reef on a semi-submersible tour, take a trip in a glass-bottom boat or view its beauty from the underwater observatory.

    • Great Barrier Reef cruise (all day)

    Bailey Hotel, Cairns (4-star)


  • HAN DAY 27

    Cairns

    A day at leisure to spend in the city. Perhaps head down to the pier for a taste of the local life - here, an array of award-winning waterfront restaurants, cafés and bars congregate, or you could opt for a spot of shopping. Alternatively, you might like to spend some time exploring the city’s great museums and galleries - specifically the aquarium, which houses a vast range of marine life, the Great Barrier Reef in miniature and some unique experiences. Or, take a trip into the surrounding tropical parks and forests to spot some of the many species of plants, birds, mammals and reptiles inhabiting the area.

    Bailey Hotel, Cairns (4-star)


  • In Flight 3

    Day 28 Cairns - In flight

    Enjoy a final leisurely morning in Cairns before we transfer for our return flights home.

    In flight


  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 29 UK

    Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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*Included Drinks Package: Book an Ocean View stateroom or higher and receive the Signature Beverage Package# - book by 31 December 2021. #Signature Beverage Package has a daily limit of 15 alcoholic beverages priced at US$11 or lower and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Guests must order beverages one at a time and must be 21 years or older for alcoholic beverages. Sharing is not permitted. Package excludes purchases made in Signature Shops, Mini Bar, In-Room Dining and Freestyle Coca-Cola on applicable ships. Offer ends 31 December 2021. The deposit due for this holiday is £599pp

Natural Wonders of New Zealand and Australia Cruise and Tour

29 days from £5,599 per person

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