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New Zealand Vacations

New Zealand vacations explore the immense natural beauty of this pair of islands southeast of Australia. Some itineraries focus only on New Zealand, while others also include Australia. Most tours are escorted, and a guide will accompany you for the duration of your visit. These expert tour directors will enhance your experience as they point out remarkable sights and share many tales about the destination.

New Zealand tours journey through scenic landscapes that seem to come out of a storybook. "The Lord of the Rings" movies were filmed in some of these stunning regions. Take in the indigo lakes, swift rivers, rock-strewn mountains and powerful geysers. Some itineraries swing by Mount Cook, the country's highest mountain, surrounded by 12 massive glaciers. Many tours include a cruising portion through Milford Sound, a marvel of blue water and glacier-carved valleys.

Get a glimpse of Maori culture in Rotorua or big-city life in Auckland. We offer many opportunities for adventure travel as well. Queenstown, for example, is known for such exciting activities as bungee jumping, skydiving and mountain climbing. For more relaxing pursuits in Queenstown, there are art galleries, wineries and cafes.

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The vacations below are divided into two groups. First, there is a list of trips that visit only New Zealand, followed by a list of multi-country itineraries that include New Zealand.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Vacations in New Zealand Only

Jaffas n Jandals (Itinerary A) 3 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Jaffas n Jandals (Itinerary B) 3 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Jaffas n Jandals 2021-2022 (Itinerary A) 3 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Jaffas n Jandals 2021-2022 (Itinerary B) 3 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Jewels of the Bay 3 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Jewels of the Bay 2021-2022 3 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
New Zealand Retreat: Wanaka 3 Queenstown, New Zealand  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail 4 Queenstown, New Zealand  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Bay of Islands Escape 5 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Thermal Wonders 5 Auckland, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
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Multi-Country Vacations that Include New Zealand
Tropical Fiji with Auckland 11 Nadi, Fiji  Auckland, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Tropical Fiji with Auckland 2022 11 Nadi, Fiji  Auckland, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Great Barrier Reef & Sydney with Queenstown 12 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Great Barrier Reef & Sydney with Queenstown 2022 12 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Journey Down Under with Queenstown 12 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Journey Down Under with Queenstown 2022 12 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Australian Explorer with Queenstown 13 Sydney, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Australian Explorer with Queenstown 2022 13 Sydney, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Highlights of New Zealand with Fiji 14 Nadi, Fiji  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Cosmos Budget Dates and Prices
Highlights of New Zealand with Fiji 2022 14 Nadi, Fiji  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Cosmos Budget Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.