Wine and Architecture [ST-Cycle2] - About New Zealand
 
 
9 Days: Wine and Architecture [ST-Cycle2]
Starting at
$2,333
Per Person
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Auckland (1 Night), Napier (1), Taradale (2), Havelock North (2), Napier (1)
  • Meals - Breakfast (4)
  • US Domestic Flights are not included but can be added to your quote
  • International Flights are not included (can be included on request - see detailed pricing below)
  • New Zealand Domestic Flights - Auckland to Napier (return)
  • Shuttle Transfers - Auckland airport to accommodation (return), Napier airport to accommodation (return)
  • Day Tours Included - Napier: Art Deco Vintage Car Tour
  • Overnight Tours - Hawke's Bay: 5 Day Easy Explorer Cycling Tour
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs
Itinerary Details
(Day 1) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Auckland (Check quote for inclusion)

Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Auckland.

Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

(Day 2) - Shuttle Transfer, Airport to Auckland accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

(Day 2 to 3) - 1 Night Accommodation in Auckland

Travel to your accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Known as the “City of Sails”, Auckland is surrounded by the beautiful Waitemata Harbour which boasts over 15 islands and was the venue for the international America’s Cup yachting race.

Within half-an-hour of your Auckland accommodation you can relax on an island in the Hauraki Gulf, trek through native rainforests (one of the only places outside the tropics where rainforest exists), sample wines from a range of mainland and offshore vineyards and walk along a black sand surf beach.

Your hotel room is well appointed and designed for comfort and convenience. Fitted with cutting-edge technologies to support the modern lifestyle of today’s modern business and leisure travelers, rooms are fitted with flat screen TVs, satellite channels, WIFI and spacious working desks.

(Day 3) - Shutter Transfer, Auckland Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand, to the Airport.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

(Day 3) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Auckland to Napier

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Auckland to Napier (North Island).

(Day 3 to 4) - 1 Night Accommodation in Napier

Enjoy your stay for 1 night in one of the best Wine Regions of New Zealand’s North Island at your quality 4 star plus accommodation of an international standard.

Enjoy sweeping views out over the water. A fresh, contemporary style hotel, the property is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco style street. If you fancy waking up to serene ocean views, this is the perfect place to start your day in Hawke’s Bay. Simply leave the curtains open, roll over in bed, and soak it all in.

The hotel features 24 hour reception, guest laundry, guest car parking, tourist information & booking service. Enjoy fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern décor, excellent natural lighting and quality room amenities. All rooms include Sky TV, high-speed internet access, minibar, fridge, hot drink making facilities, iron & ironing board.

The convenient, central location means many of Napier’s best local attractions are within a few minutes walk. Enjoy excellent dining at the on-site bar & restaurant, which highlights local food and wine and offers indoor and al fresco dining.
Photo Credit: Chris McLennan; Tourism New Zealand

(Day 3) - Day Tour, Art Deco Vintage Car Tour

The original town of Napier was levelled by a dramatic and devastating earthquake in 1931 but was completely rebuilt within a remarkable 2 year period in the contemporary style of the times; Art Deco. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour.

You’ll be met by your driver, in Art Deco costume, who will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style, through Napier and surrounding areas. You’ll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city, hear stories of the people that led the rebuild, and discover the Art Deco style. En route you will stop in Ahuriri and visit one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand, the National Tobacco Company building. You’ll then step back in time as you drive through the residential suburb of Marewa, meaning ‘gift from the sea’ in Maori. This suburb was built entirely on land that rose from the sea in the 1931 earthquake and is filled with 1930s style homes.
You’ll return to the Art Deco Centre or your central Napier hotel filled with a new appreciation for the city and the people who survived New Zealand’s worst natural disaster in modern times.

(Day 4 to 8) - Tour Package, Hawke's Bay 5 Day Easy Explorer

Meandering around and between Napier and Hastings, the Hawke’s Bay Trails are a river and coastal network of pathways stretching over the Heretaunga Plains. Explore picturesque coastal communities along Cape Kidnappers with views of Te Mata Peak and the ocean. Look for endangered birdlife at the Ahuriri Estuary along the Pacific Ocean. Visit cellar doors at numerous award-winning wineries.

Day 1: You’ll be picked up this morning for a bike fitting before you’re off! You’ll head out of Ahuriri where you’ll see kids fishing and boats unloading their catch. Follow the coast past a popular surfing beach and visit the Crab Farm Winery with its bohemian style. The trail then continues through a working sheep farm before joining the Estuary Trail where you see protected birdlife and the Old Embankment Bridge. You’ll cycle into Taradale for the night. Distance: 25 kms/16 miles.

Day 2: Today, cycle the Puketapu Loop – a real favorite with locals and visitors alike. Follow the Tutaekuri River which is shaded by pine trees and the smell of wild fennel perfumes the air. Make your way through kiwi orchards to the iconic Puketapu Pub where you can have lunch before crossing the river for your ride back to Taradale. Along the way you’ll pass the historic Otatara Maori Pa site, wineries and a chocolate factory. Distance: 25 kms/16 miles.

Day 3: Rejoin the Tutaekuri River trail and cycle through beautiful orchard, market gardening and vineyard country. Cross the bridge into the wetlands and then into Oak Avenue which was planted in the 1860’s as a driveway to one of the area residents. Spend the afternoon along the “wineries ride” sampling wine and enjoying the ambience at area cellar doors. You’ll then be transferred to Havelock North for the night. Distance: 40 kms/25 miles.

Day 4: Today’s route follows one of New Zealand’s classic road rides through the Tuki Tuki Valley. You’ll make a gentle climb before descending into the valley and past Craggy Range Winery. You’ll make your way back to the coast to a seaside community that has long been home to artists. Have lunch at one of the fine wineries in the area before being transferred back to Havelock North for the evening. Distance: 30 kms/19 miles.

Day 5: Follow the Tuki Tuki River Trail through apple orchard and vineyard country. See the orchardists trimming the trees and maneuver through frisky cattle as you make your way towards the coast. Watch the flocks of black swans at the East Clive Wetlands and have a glass of wine in Clive before continuing on the trail with stunning views towards Cape Kidnappers. You’ll reach the outskirts of Napier and will follow Marine Parade with the iconic Norfolk palm trees – the symbol of Napier. Distance: 35 kms/22 miles.

Single supplement and E-bike upgrade available.

Includes:

4 nights boutique lodge accommodation
Daily breakfast
Cycle equipment including Scott touring bike, helmet, locks, odometers, panniers and tool kit
Bike theft insurance
Water bottle
Luggage transfer up to 16kgs per person
Riding instructions and map
Support service including breakdown and purchases pick up
Airport transfers to accommodation (Return)
Pick up and drop off at Napier accommodation

Single supplement and E-Bike upgrades available.

(Day 8 to 9) - 1 Night Accommodation in Napier

Enjoy your stay for 1 night in one of the best Wine Regions of New Zealand’s North Island at your quality 4 star plus accommodation of an international standard.

Enjoy sweeping views out over the water. A fresh, contemporary style hotel, the property is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco style street. If you fancy waking up to serene ocean views, this is the perfect place to start your day in Hawke’s Bay. Simply leave the curtains open, roll over in bed, and soak it all in.

The hotel features 24 hour reception, guest laundry, guest car parking, tourist information & booking service. Enjoy fully air-conditioned superior rooms and suites with modern décor, excellent natural lighting and quality room amenities. All rooms include Sky TV, high-speed internet access, minibar, fridge, hot drink making facilities, iron & ironing board.

The convenient, central location means many of Napier’s best local attractions are within a few minutes walk. Enjoy excellent dining at the on-site bar & restaurant, which highlights local food and wine and offers indoor and al fresco dining.
Photo Credit: Chris McLennan; Tourism New Zealand

(Day 9) - Shuttle Transfer, Napier Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Napier, New Zealand, to the Airport.

Please note: For airport transfers – 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces may be charged at $5.00 per piece. Surfboards, Bicycles etc – $5.00 each.

(Day 9) - New Zealand Domestic Flight, Auckland to Napier

Travel within New Zealand by domestic air from Napier to Auckland.

(Day 9) - International Flight, Auckland to Los Angeles

Today depart Auckland and fly to the USA. Enjoy an in-flight dinner and movie with arrival in the USA. Note: you will be traveling back across the International Date Line. Gain that day back you lost on the way over, you actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Auckland.

Note: Flight may include a stop over in Australia.

 
Detailed Pricing
Approximate Pricing Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules
Land Content Only $2,333 $3,094 International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).
Special (Economy Class) $3,208 $3,969 Jan 18 2020 - Mar 27 2020
USA Departures: 18JAN - 27MAR. EXP NOV 27
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
Basic (Economy Class) $4,424 $5,185 Basic: 24JUL-21SEP 2019 and 1MAY-8JUN 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Shoulder (Economy Class) $4,631 $5,392 Shoulder: 9JUN-23JUL 2019, 22SEP-8DEC 2019 and 1FEB-30APR 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Peak (Economy Class) $5,148 $5,909 Peak: 9DEC 2019 - 31JAN 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Premium (Economy Class) $7,400 $8,162 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $9,114 $9,875 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.

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a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).

b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.

c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.

d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.