February 20-March 7, 2019
From Maori culture to European influences and city life to fiords, experience the diverse cultural heritage and stunning beauty of New Zealand on a 13-night adventure.
In Auckland and Dunedin, discover how local enthusiasm for art, cuisine, history and the outdoors creates the rich texture of Kiwi contemporary urban life. Explore Maori traditions at the Auckland Museum, and feel the passion of the haka war dance. Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s incomparable outdoors. Choose a Taieri Gorge train ride or wildlife-watching on Otago Peninsula.
Cruise Lake Manapouri and pristine Doubtful Sound fiord in Fiordland National Park. Trek through the backdrops of “The Lord of the Rings” movies, and stand before the Franz Josef Glacier. Embark on an inspiring TranzAlpine train ride, listed among the world’s top train journeys, through the beautiful Southern Alps to Christchurch.
This small-group trip features first-class accommodations, enlightening lectures, extensive meals and wine with dinner.
Destination: New Zealand
Trip Type: Land