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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

The Southern Drift 2019-2020 12 Christchurch, New Zealand  Christchurch, New Zealand  Escorted Lux Gold Deluxe Dates and Prices
The best of New Zealand 2019-2020 (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Long White Cloud 2019-2020 22 Christchurch, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Lux Gold Deluxe Dates and Prices
Auckland to Dundein (South Island) 11 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Southern Drift 2020 12 Christchurch, New Zealand  Christchurch, New Zealand  Escorted Lux Gold Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring New Zealand featuring the North & South Islands 2020 22 Auckland, New Zealand  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Zealand: A North & South Island Adventure 2020 14 Christchurch, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Endless Shores 2019-2020 11 Wellington, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Lux Gold Deluxe Dates and Prices
The best of New Zealand 2019-2020 (Dunedin - Auckland) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dundein (South Island) to Dundein (South Island) 15 Dunedin, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
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Multi-Country Vacations that Include New Zealand
The Complete South Pacific 2020 27 Cairns, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
From the Outback to the Glaciers 2020 20 Cairns, Australia  Christchurch, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Sydney to Auckland (17 Day) 17 Sydney, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Melbourne to Auckland (14 Day) 14 Melbourne, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Complete South Pacific 27 Cairns, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Australia & New Zealand 2020 20 Melbourne, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under 2020 17 Melbourne, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dunedin to Dunedin 23 Dunedin, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Pacific Wonders including New Zealand's North Island 18 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Auckland to Sydney (15 Day, Itinerary B) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Sydney, Australia  Expedition Silversea Deluxe 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.