Franz Josef Glacier in the spring
Franz Josef Glacier in the spring
Overnight Cruise on Milford Sound, Fiordland
Overnight Cruise on Milford Sound, Fiordland
Te Anau & Milford Sound
Te Anau & Milford Sound
Cable cars in Queenstown (left), Franz Josef (top right) and Dunedin (bottom right)
Cable cars in Queenstown (left), Franz Josef (top right) and Dunedin (bottom right)
Wellington City, North Island
Wellington City, North Island
Lake Wanaka (left), and Rotorua (right)
Lake Wanaka (left), and Rotorua (right)

New Zealand Marvel Tour

13 nights from €5,799 per person Including Flights


A fabulous 14-day adventure through the very best of New Zealand, the New Zealand Marvel guided tour stops off at countless attractions and locations throughout the country to offer a broad experience that you’ll reminisce about for years to come. Visiting renowned destinations as the Southern Alps, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Auckland, plus many more, you’ll have the opportunity to explore many of New Zealand’s wonders with the expertise and knowledge of a guide. (AA)


  • Take an incredibly train journey over the Southern Alps on the renowned TranzAlpine train
  • Be inspired by the natural beauty of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Explore the vast rainforests of the Haast Pass
  • Visit the gold mining village of Arrowtown and learn about its past
  • Cruise across the world-famous Milford Sound
  • Make the most of the adrenalin-fuelled activities available in Queenstown
  • Visit the fascinating Glow Worm Caves of Waitomo
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Internal travel
  • Sights and excursions
  • Tour guide throughout
  • 13 breakfasts and 10 dinners
  • No single supplement, if sharing room
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Day 1


Arrival no later than 1600. Arrive into Christchurch and transfer to your hotel for the night. The remainder of the day is at leisure, giving you chance to explore at your own pace. In the evening, attend a welcome reception and dinner with your Tour Guide and fellow travellers.

Overnight: Ibis Hotel or similar (Dinner included)

Day 2

Canterbury Plains/Franz Josef

In the morning, board the TranzAlpine train for one of the most extraordinary and scenic train routes in the world. This rail journey takes you on a breath-taking ride through the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hokitika which is home to the native greenstone (jade) where you’ll embark on a factory visit to see the local artists at work. Later, visit Franz Josef Glacier which is a rare and awe-inspiring still advancing glacier. There is also an optional scenic flight available over the glacier.

Overnight: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3


Travel through the Haast Pass to see Thunder Creek Falls and take a rainforest walk, before visiting a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Sample the delicious fruit at a Cromwell orchard before visiting the historic gold mining region of Arrowtown which is set on the Arrow River. Upon arrival into Queenstown, embark on a sightseeing tour to witness the sights and sounds of this adventure capital.

Overnight: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 4


Today is a free day to give you the opportunity to sample life in Queenstown for yourself. This fun-packed destination offers something for everyone, from white water rafting and jet boat rides to wine tours and scenic hikes. In the evening, cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the oldest steamship in New Zealand – the TSS Earnslaw to arrive at Walter Peak Station for a gourmet BBQ dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy an entertaining after dinner farm show which provides a glimpse into high-country farm life before heading back to Queenstown.

Overnight: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

Te Anau

Today sees you travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to arrive at Te Anau. The beauty of this area is astonishing, with sights of Fiordland National Park visible en-route to Milford Sound where you’ll take part in a cruise across this sensational natural wonder. Along the way there will be countless photo opportunities including the Chasm, Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls and Cleddau Valley. Afterwards, return to lakeside Te Anau where there will be an optional visit to the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.

Overnight: Distinction Luxmore Hotel or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6


Cross the sheep-farming lands to Dunedin today. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time where you may wish to consider a wildlife cruise to see the royal albatross and penguins. Alternatively, you could visit the Cadbury Factory or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Overnight: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7


Before making your way through Oamaru you’ll have the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, which is the only castle in New Zealand. Pass limestone buildings, the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam before reaching Omarama.

Overnight: Heritage Gateway Hotel or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 8


Admire the beautiful scenery of Mt Cook National Park today, with an optional scenic flight available, where you’ll see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and journey across the Canterbury Plains to reach Christchurch.

Overnight: Ibis Hotel or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 9


Venture alongside the Pacific Ocean coast to Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing whale watching activities. (There is an optional whale watching flight available) Visit the fur seals at Ohau Point and pass the Grassmere Salt Works before travelling to the picturesque seaside village of Picton for an orientation tour.

Overnight: Picton Beachcomber Inn or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10


Today sees you cruise Queen Charlotte Sound and head across the Cook Strait to Wellington where you’ll take part in a city tour before enjoying some free time. Afterwards, visit the Te Papa museum of New Zealand to learn more about the culture, history and art here.

Overnight: Travelodge Wellington or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 11


Travel along the Kapiti Coast to Tongariro National Park to discover the alpine scenery of Mt Ruapehu. Afterwards visit Taupo and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake, before viewing Huka Falls and passing the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.Your dinner, a hangi cooked underground, is served while you overlook the spectacular geothermal valley. The highlight is a Maori cultural performance in the beautifully carved meeting house, Te Aronui a Rua.

Overnight: Ibis Hotel or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 12


Free time today and at leisure so why not visit Rainbow Springs or Te Puia where a local Maori guide will show you the geothermal valley with its mud pools and geysers.

Overnight: Ibis Hotel or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 13


In the morning, travel through Waikato farmland to the Waitomo Caves to see the amazing underground Glow Worm Grotto by boat, with the chance to walk through the astonishing limestone caves. Afterwards follow the Waikato River, which is the longest river in New Zealand, into Auckland – enjoy a sightseeing tour of New Zealands largest city. before heading to your hotel for an evening dinner with your group to celebrate your trip.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Express or similar (Breakfast and farewell dinner included)

Day 14


Enjoy breakfast then transfer to Auckland Airport for your departing flight.

(Breakfast included)

  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Internal travel: Coach; Cruise; TranzAlpine train
  • Hotels (13 nights)
  • 13 breakfasts and 8 dinners and 1 lunch included
  • Tour guide throughout, local guides
  • No single supplement, if sharing room

The following excursions are available to book - approximate prices per person in New Zealand dollars:

  • Grand Traverse Scenic Flight (Mt Cook) $425
  • Appellation Central Wine Tour (Queenstown) $219
  • Canopy Tour (Rotorua) $159
  • Castle to Cruise Tour (Dunedin) $140
  • Fiordland Jet Pure Wilderness Jet Boat Experience (Te Anau) $169
  • Haast River Safari (Franz Josef Glacier) $109
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Rotorua) $179
  • Pure Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour (Road - Queenstown) $180
  • The Helicopter Line (Franz Josef Glacier) $300
  • Larnach Castle (Dunedin) $85
  • City to Sea Tour (Dunedin) $96
  • Speight’s Brewery Tour (Dunedin) $30
  • The Helicopter Line Mountain Scenic Flight (Franz Joseph) $525
  • The Helicopter Line Twin Glacier (Franz Joseph) $385
  • Whale Watch Ocean Safari (Kaikoura) $650
  • Dart River Jet (Queenstown) $299
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park (Queenstown) $52
  • Walter Peak BBQ Dinner and Earnslaw (Queenstown) $159
  • Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour with Jet Boat (Queenstown) $189
  • Kea 6 Line Tour (Queenstown) $1999
  • Rotorua Duck City & Lakes Tour $85
  • Rotorua Duck Tarawera & Lakes Tour $105
  • Fiordland Cinema (Te Anau) $12
  • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour (Te Anau) $96

Please note these prices are a guide only and can change at any time.

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