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HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY :

  • An exciting tour at an honest price.
  • Maximum sightseeing with minimum travelling time.
  • Enjoy daily American breakfast at the hotels.
  • Stay at conveniently located hotels.
  • Explore the pristine North New Zealand.
  • Stay 02 nights in Auckland – The financial capital of New Zealand.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Auckland.
  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky Tower observatory deck.
  • Stay 02 nights in Rotorua – the Thermal City!
  • Enjoy a farm visit and sheep show at Agrodome
  • An educational and entertaining farm tour with a chance to click photos and hand feed the animals.
  • Wander around bubbling mud pools at Te Puia.
  • Visit the world famousWaitomo glow-worm caves.
  • Spend some time at the breathtaking Hamilton Gardens – New Zealand’s first traditional Maori Garden.
  • Explore the scenic South New Zealand extensively.
  • Enjoy 03 fun filled nights in Queenstown – the adventure capital of New Zealand.
  • Enjoy the spectacular sights of Queenstown city on a Gondola Ride to Bob’s peak.
  • Cruise on the beautiful Milford Sound right up to the Tasman Sea with lunch on board.
  • Enjoy a tour to the historic Arrow Town.
  • Enjoy aWinery tour with cheese and matching wine.
  • Enjoy the iconic steamship TSS Earnslaw Cruise.
  • Enjoy Shotover Jet adventure.
  • Visit the PuzzlingWorld inWanaka.
  • Stay 01 night in Franz Josef.
  • Visit a Jade Gallery Greenstone cutting factory and view glass blowing.
  • View the Glacier Lookout point.
  • Stay 01 night in Christchurch.
  • City tour of Christchurch including the beautiful Mona Vale gardens, re-constructed CBD and the new ‘cardboard’ Cathedral.
  • Enjoy delicious Indian Jain/ Vegetarian/Non-vegetarian dinners at the finest local Indian restaurants.
  • A relaxed tour with time for shopping.
  • Professional, friendly, multi-lingual and experienced Indian Thomas Cook Tour Managers travelling with you on your tour in New Zealand.

Price Includes

Auckland:

    • City tour of Auckland
    • Sky Tower

Rotorua:

    • Enjoy sheep shows at Agrodome
    • An educational and exciting Farm tour
    • Wander around bubbling mud pools at Te Puia. Enjoy Maori Cultural show
    • The world-famousWaitomo glow worm caves
    • Visit the beautiful Hamilton Gardens

Queenstown:

  • Gondola ride to Bob’s peak
  • Cruise on the beautiful Milford Sound right upto the Tasman Sea with lunch
  • Tour to the historic Arrow Town, winery tour with cheese and matching wine
  • Shotover Jet adventure
  • TSS Earnslaw Cruise

    Wanaka:

  • Puzzling World
  • Franz Joseph:

  • Visit the Glacier Lookout point.
  • Visit a Jade Gallery
  • Christchurch:

  • See the New ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral
  • City Tour

ACCOMMODATION

  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel or similar in Rotorua.
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Novotel or similar in Queenstown.
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Scenic Franz Josef or similar.
  • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Chateau on the Park or similar in Christchurch.

MEALS

  • Daily American buffet breakfasts at the hotel. (Except on Day of Arrival)
  • 08 basic Vegetarian Lunches + 01 Basic Snack.
  • 09 Indian Jain/vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinners.

NOTE

  • It is compulsory to pay a nominal amount of 3 NZD per person / per day as Tips to the guide / driver for services rendered.
  • Porterage of 01 bag per person at the hotels only included.

IMPORTANT

  • The tour will be operated subject to a minimum of 20 full-paying passengers travelling together.
  • In the event that the group size is less than 20 passengers, you will be given an option of travelling on FIT basis, by paying an additional supplement.
  • The tour will be conducted in seat-in-coach basis and there may be a few changes in the itinerary for a group strength of 2-19 Adults
  • The services of a Thomas Cook tour manager will be provided with a group of minimum 20 full paying adults. Our local representatives will be there to assist you in case the above requirement is not fulfilled.
  • When the tour has less than 19 adults, it will be operated on a seat-in-coach basis.
  • There will be certain sightseeing which will not be provided when the tour operates on a seat-in-coach basis, due to operational reasons.

NOTE

  • For certain departures, we may re-route the itinerary. However all sightseeing & inclusions will remain the same. On some occasions you may have to join another group in case the group does not have adequatemembers.
  • Surcharges for Local Events applicable on certain departures.

TOUR DEPARTURES (2016):

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • : 19
  • : 03, 10, 17, 31
  • : 07, 14, 21, 28
  • : 12, 26
  • : 09, 23
  • : 06, 20
  • : 04

Visa Requirements

  • Single-entry New Zealand Visa.

Day 1

Welcome aboard Thomas Cook’s ‘Scenic New Zealand’ tour.Welcome to Auckland – “The city of Sails”. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city fromthe Sky Tower observatory deck. (Flight cost is not included)

  • On arrival at Auckland airport, you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced Thomas
    Cook Tour Manager / Local representative outside the baggage hall. (Flight cost is not included)
    Enjoy packed snack lunch on arrival. Proceed and check into your hotel. (Standard Check in
    time: 1400Hrs). Later in the evening, enjoy a bird’s eye view of Auckland city from the Sky
    Tower observatory deck. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland

Day 2

Enjoy a city tour of this beautiful and pristine city. Proceed to Rotorua – “The Thermal city”. Visit the stunning Hamilton Gardens.

  • After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and get set for a day of fun as we take you for
    a city tour of Auckland Harbour Bridge and waterfront drive. See theWest Haven Marina, the
    War Memorial Museum and drive through the Parnell, onto Bastion Point amongst Auckland’s
    most expensive residential area. Enroute enjoy hot lunch at an Indian restaurant. See the view
    ofWaite Mata Harbour and beaches that are unmatched. Later proceed to Rotorua via Hamilton
    Gardens. Also enjoy a stop at the Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand’s first traditional Maori
    garden.With a stunning Paradise Garden Collection, you also have a chance to see the Indian
    Char Bagh Garden right there in New Zealand.With its unique volcanic landscape, living Maori
    culture and natural hot springs, Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most famous destinations. On
    arrival check into the hotel. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar in Rotorua.

Day 3

See the sheep shows at Agrodome followed by a farmtour. Enjoy aMaori Cultural Show.

  • After a delicious breakfast, proceed to Agrodome which will give you a chance to see through
    the eyes of a true New Zealand farmer.Witness the Agrodome Sheep Show an exciting and
    informative insight into the world of New Zealand agriculture, featuring different breeds of
    sheep, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations. Later get an
    experience of the farms on your farm tour. Learn about the farming. Opportunity to take photos
    and hand feed the animals like sheep, cattle, deer, llamas and alpacas. Visit the kiwifruit orchard
    and olives groves, get a chance to taste kiwifruit juice or wine and delicious sweet honey from
    the farm. After a delicious Indian lunch visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you can wander
    around the bubbling mud pools and see the famous ‘Pohutu’ Geyser. Also discover Maori art
    forms, ancient rituals and traditions, experience thrilling song and dance at a traditional Maori
    Cultural show. You also have the chance to indulge in some adventure activities at Agroventure
    Adventure Park. You have the chance to choose any 02 of the adventure activities: Agro jet,
    Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb. Later enjoy an Indian Dinner at a local restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar in Rotorua.

Day 4

Onto Auckland, Enroute visit to the beautifulWaitomo Caves

  • After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Auckland. Enroute visit the
    Waitomo Caves in the lush Waikato region. Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display, as you glide
    silently through the starry wonderland caves of Glow-worm situated underground along the
    Waitomo River and gaze in silence at themyriad of glow-worm lights that make up the Glowworm
    Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you will immediately experience a
    serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glow-worms that light your way. Enjoy
    Indian lunch. Enjoy delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar in Auckland.

Day 5

Proceed to Queenstown – New Zealand’s adventure capital. Today experience the Gondola ride that gives you the best view of this city.

  • After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the airport to board your flight
    to Queenstown. (Flight cost is not included) Enroute to your hotel enjoy Indian lunch. Check in
    to the hotel and freshen up. Now prepare yourself for the thrill and excitement of the ultimate
    Jet Boating experience withworld famous Shotover Jet. It’s a unique, breathtaking whitewater
    ride and an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget! It’s an amazing white water ride, as the
    Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your ‘Big Red’ Jet Boat through
    its paces and skill fully whips it past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders, and speeds through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Now experience the famous Gondola ride,
    also a fast convenient access to the best views in the region, which is reputed to be the steepest
    lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Tonight a delicious Indian dinner awaits you at a local
    restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar in Queenstown.

Day 6

Today we set out for themost spectacular cruise to theMilford Sound.

  • After an American breakfast, depart from Queenstown and travel via Te Anau through the awe
    inspiring Homer Tunnel and the stunning glacier-carved Eglington Valley, to arrive at Milford
    Sound. Enjoy the full-day on an unforgettable Milford Sound cruise, which sails right up to the
    mouth of the Tasman Sea (weather permitting). Enjoy a delicious lunch on board the cruise.
    Journey into the untouched paradise of Milford Sound and explore the natural wonders and
    history surrounding this deep fiord. Later tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at a local
    restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar in Queenstown.

Day 7

Today enjoy a fun-filled day with adventurous activities in Queenstown.

  • Enjoy an American breakfast at the hotel. New Zealand is famous for its highly distinctive and
    premium quality wines. Go on a winery tour in Arrow town and enjoy the fantastic scenery as
    you sample the fine wine. Enjoy Lunch. Later you will take a cruise on LakeWakatipu on the
    iconic steamship the TSS Earnslaw is undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience
    Queenstown’s famed scenic beauty. The leisurely 90 minute cruise across the lake showcases
    some of Queenstown’s spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a
    piece of Queenstown’s living history – the 100 year old TSS Earnslaw. Enjoy Indian dinner at a
    local restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Novotel or similar in Queenstown.

Day 8

Proceed to Franz Josef Glacier. Enroute visit “PuzzlingWorld” atWanaka.

  • After a delicious breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Franz Josef. Enroute visit the
    PuzzlingWorld atWanaka, a unique attraction specializing in puzzling eccentricity. Enjoy Lunch
    enroute. Offering the world’s first “modern-styled” Great Maze, incredible Illusion Rooms, and
    themost eccentric architecture and Oddities, this place is a photographer’s delight. On arrival to
    Franz Josef, proceed to the hotel and check in. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local Indian
    restaurant.Overnight at Hotel Scenic Franz Josef or similar.

Day 9

Visit the Glacier Lookout Point after which you proceed to Christchurch. Get set to drive
through one of themost scenic route in New Zealand. City tour of Christchurch.

  • Today after American breakfast, travel to Christchurch. Enroute visit Hokitika and visit Jade
    Boulder gallery to view greenstone cutting, witness glass blowing demonstration and later onto
    Greymouth. Enjoy Indian lunch enroute. Later continue the journey by coach across the Alpine
    Range through scenic Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch. Enjoy a city tour that includes the beautiful
    Mona Vale gardens, re-constructed CBD and the new ‘cardboard’ Cathedral.Overnight at Hotel Chateau on the Park or similar, in Christchurch

Day 10

Return home with wonderfulmemories of your holiday.

  • This morning after an American breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport, where your
    memorable Thomas Cook tour comes to an end. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback
    form and hand it over to your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will bemost appreciated.
    Arrive home with pleasant memories of your “Scenic New Zealand” tour. (Flight cost is not
    included)

PRE & POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

TWIN/TRIPLE SHARE SINGLE OCCUPANCY CHILD UNDER 12 YEARSWITH AN EXTRA BED CHILD W/O BED
Auckland NZD 200 NZD 310 NZD 170 NZD 140
Christchurch NZD 210 NZD 310 NZD 170 NZD 140
(All the above rates are approximate and per person per night inclusive of accommodation and breakfast.)

Note:

  • Taxes as applicable extra.
  • A person below 12 years is considered a child and above 12 years, an adult.
  • As a 3rd person in a Triple room, most hotels use roll away beds or 2 queen size beds
    and the room sizemay be the same as a double room.
OPTIONAL TOURS ADULT CHILD
Agroventure Adventure Park (Option of choosing 2 Activities between: Agro jet, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop or Shweeb) NZD 85 NZD 80

WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare (Main and Internal), Ticket Taxes, Visa Charges, Tips, Portage and Medical Insurance.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate of exchange changes substantially prior to departure.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, food and drinks not in the regular menus provided by us.
  • Tips to the guides, hotel waiters, drivers, etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary.
  • Taxes as applicable.
  • Cost of excursions, sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in the ‘What your Tour Price Includes’ box.
  • Please check on the Australia / New Zealand Quarantine rules before your departure.

POINTS TO BE NOTED

  • All prices are ex-hub city only. Passengers from any other city can join from the hub city;
    however, any expenses borne by the passengers to/from the hub city are at their own expense.
  • The cost of airfare included in the above tour cost is based on the fare structure as of 31
    December, 2015.
  • Any further increase in the airfare due to an increase in the fuel price, change
    in the Government regulations, taxes, etc., charged by the airline will have to be borne by the
    passengers; Thomas Cook will not be held responsible for the same.
  • Meals are pre set and a-la carte is not possible.
  • Please check on the Australia / New Zealand Quarantine rules before your departure.
  • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during your stay shall be payable by the passengers. Thomas Cook will not be liable for the same.
  • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure; excursions advertised or substitute
    a hotel of similar class if deemed necessary.
  • For the convenience of our passengers, we will, sometimes, amend the itinerary. However, all services will remain the same.
  • There are no refunds for any services, i.e. meals, sightseeing, etc. not utilized on the tour.
  • In case of any matches scheduled at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, there will be no guided tour and the same will be viewed from outside.
  • The Company reserves the right to alter the order of the itinerary. The same will be informed to the client before the departure.
  • Taxes as applicable extra.
  • Due to Trade Fairs and Conventions in the cities, the hotels may be blocked out more than 02 years
    in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the
    itineraries may have to be altered/amended.
  • Hotels mentioned are subject to availability.
  • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury,
    accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour
    arrangement (Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or
    changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine
    and any other cause, whatsoever, and all such losses or expenses must be borne by the
    passengers.
  • Certain departure dates will have surcharges applicable, please contact our local sales office for details.
  • Standard check-in time for the hotels is 1400hrs while check-out is at 1200hrs.
  • Thomas Cook will not be liable in any loss or damage of baggage by the Airline.
  • Please refer to the booking form for detailed ‘Terms & Conditions’.