New Zealand

Tips from Nathan

This tour offers the perfect opportunity to explore New Zealand. We can plan a longer trip around the cricket so do ask for details.

 

New Zealand Two Test Tour: VIP

First Test starts: 22nd March 2018 

This package is a a 15-day hosted tour to New Zealand to watch the 2018 New Zealand v England Test series. The VIP tour offer a superb level of sporting holiday and provides the discerning cricket fan unrivalled service, style and sophistication.

Below is a sample itinerary but this can be tailor made to suit your specific requirements. There are a range of additional excursion options available to ensure your time in New Zealand is as memorable as can be. Please contact us for further information

Sample Itinerary 

Sunday 18th March 2018
Depart the UK to Auckland with Air New Zealand in economy class.

Tuesday 20th March 2018Arrive in Auckland.
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to CityLife Auckland Hotel for 7 nights’ accommodation in an Executive One Bedroom Suite on a bed and breakfast basis.

Wednesday 21st March 2018
Today is an opportunity for independent sightseeing in Auckland; the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and themed gardens. In the evening there will be a drinks reception with your host and fellow guests.

Thursday 22nd March 2018: New Zealand v England 2018 – First Test, Day 1
Day/Night match at Eden Park, Auckland with Hospitality. Roundtrip air-conditioned stadium transfers are included.

Friday 23rd March 2018: New Zealand v England 2018 – First Test, Day 2
Day/Night match at Eden Park, Auckland with Hospitality. Roundtrip air-conditioned stadium transfers are included.

Saturday 24th March 2018: New Zealand v England 2018 – First Test, Day 3
Day/Night match at Eden Park, Auckland with Hospitality. Roundtrip air-conditioned stadium transfers are included.

Sunday 25th March 2018New Zealand v England 2018 – First Test, Day 4
Day/Night match at Eden Park, Auckland with Hospitality. Roundtrip air-conditioned stadium transfers are included.

Monday 26th March 2018:New Zealand v England 2018 – First Test, Day 5
Day/Night match at Eden Park, Auckland with Hospitality. Roundtrip air-conditioned stadium transfers are included.

Tuesday 27th March 2018
This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Auckland Airport for your Air New Zealand flight to Queenstown. Upon arrival you will be met for an introductory sightseeing tour. Enjoy a visit to Arrowtown, which has become an attraction as an example of a living historic gold-mining town. We suggest you enjoy lunch at one of the many local cafes (cost not included).Continue to Kawarau Bridge to watch the action of the world’s first bungy bridge. View the Lord of the Rings ‘Pillar of the King’s’ site and other scenic locations which are also in this area. Later this afternoon you will continue on to Hotel St Moritz for 2 nights’ accommodation in a One Bedroom Suite on a bed and breakfast basis.

Wednesday 28th March 2018
Enjoy a day at leisure in the Queenstown area where we can recommend a host of unique local experiences. Please ask for further details.

Thursday 29th March 2018
Following breakfast, this morning is at leisure for further optional independent sightseeing. This afternoon, you will be transferred to Queenstown Airport for your flight to Christchurch with Air New Zealand. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Chateau on the Park for 6 nights’ accommodation in a Premium Room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Friday 30th March 2018: New Zealand v England 2018 – Second Test, Day 1
Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Roundtrip transfers are included.

Saturday 31st March: New Zealand v England 2018 – Second Test, Day 2
Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Roundtrip transfers are included. Today’s cricket action will be followed by the popular State of Play evening, for an entertaining and informal review of the day’s play.

Sunday 1st April 2018:New Zealand v England 2018 – Second Test, Day 3
Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Roundtrip transfers are included.

Monday 2nd April: New Zealand v England 2018 – Second Test, Day 4
Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Roundtrip transfers are included.

Tuesday 3rd April: New Zealand v England 2018 – Second Test, Day 5
Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Roundtrip transfers are included. Following the cricket you will be invited to join your host and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner, to toast an enjoyable tour and hopefully an England win!

Wednesday 4th April
You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your flight to the UK with Air New Zealand.

Thursday 5th April
Arrive in the UK. Arrangements conclude.

Optional Upgrades

A “Platinum” VIP is also offered for this tour. This includes the following:

  • 7 nights stay at the 5* Langham Hotel in Auckland
  • 2 nights stay at the 5* Millbrook resort in Queenstown
  • 6 nights stay at the 5* George Hotel in Christchurch
  • An extra 3-course lunch at Jack’s Point Clubhouse in Queenstown

From an additional £2450 per person

Hotel Information

city life hotel, auckland, new zealand

 

City Life Hotel, Aukland – This popular city hotel is located in Auckland’s CBD, a short walk to the city’s restaurants, bars and attractions. Recently refurbished, the hotel features a fully-equipped gym and indoor heated lap pool. Rooms are stylish and comfortable, featuring Smart TVs, bathrobes and Manuka Spa toiletries. Award-winning restaurant and bar, Zest, is a popular choice for hotel guests and locals, and provides a 24-hour room service. A 24-hour Concierge is also available to guests.

st moritz, queenstown, New Zealand

 

Hotel St Moritz enjoys an idyllic setting in the heart of Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. The hotel is just a short walk to the city’s restaurants and shops and the Esplanade waterfront. Award-winning restaurant, Lombardi, enjoys stunning views and serves international cuisine in a brasserie-style setting. Rooms are elegant with all modern comforts, including Wi-Fi, and a spacious bathroom with Molten Brown amenities. The hotel features a gym, sauna and hot tub garden.

chateau on the park, christchurch. New Zealand

 

Chateau on the Park, Christchurch, is a Double Tree by Hilton property, located near to Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Hagley Golf Club. The hotel offers a warm welcome and and boasts a moat, vineyard and elegant rose garden. A fitness room and heated outdoor pool is available to guests. A range of cuisine is available at the hotel, including health food, snacks or gourmet food. Relaxed ‘al fresco’ dining is featured at the Garden Court Brasserie, with views overlooking the award-winning gardens. The Den Bar serves teas, coffees and light snacks.

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