Feb 11-26, 2020
Islands, Volcanoes, Kiwis and Kangaroos
Join us and Holland America Cruise Lines to discover the “Land Down Under” on this scenic 16-day cruise through Australia and New Zealand – it’s sure to appeal to all your senses!
The adventure begins in Auckland on the North Island where you’ll board the ship and cruise around marine volcanoes, white-sand beaches, rustic fjordlands covered in rainforests, and view wildlife ranging from herds of sheep to penguins, whales and dolphins. You’ll smell the sea air and notes of fruit in New Zealand’s world-class wines.
You’ll have the chance to taste local seafood, fresh lamb raised on the islands, and sample the melting pot of New Zealand cuisine. You’ll witness the culture and history of New Zealand’s original settlers, the Maori people, who braved this impressive “middle earth” landscape back in the 13th century. A stop in Wellington, the southernmost capital city, will provide a chance to see the urban side of New Zealand! En route to Australia, the ship will stop at Tasmania Island.
The tour will wrap up in Sydney, Australia, home of the iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Highlights include visits to multiple UNESCO world-heritage sites, cruising Fiordland National Park, and many additional opportunities to explore beyond the ship and ports. Tulip Tours will offer optional add-on tours in Australia for those that want further adventure.
Interior Room $1999 Plus Airfare. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are an additional $ 265. Fares are based on double occupancy.
Optional Extra Day in Sydney or Extra 3 Days at Barrier Reef and Melbourne are also available.
Day 1&2: Feb 11 -12 Fly to New Zealand crossing the International date line
Day 3: Feb 13 Cruise Departs 5PM Auckland
Day 4: Feb 14 Arrives 8AM Departs 7 PM Tauranga (Rotorua)
Day 5: Feb 15 Arrives Noon Departs 6PM Napier
Day 6: Feb 16 Arrives 8AM Departs 5PM Wellington
Day 7: Feb 17 Arrives 7AM Departs 7PM Akaroa (Christchurch)
Day 8: Feb 18 Arrives 8AM Departs 6PM Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
Day 9: Feb 19 Cruising Fiordland Natl Park
Day 10: Feb 20 AT SEA
Day 11: Feb 21 AT SEA
Day 12: Feb 22 Arrives 8AM Departs 11PM Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Day 13: Feb 23 Arrives 7AM Departs 5PM Port Arthur, Australia
Day 14: Feb 24 AT SEA
Day 15: Feb 25 Arrives 8AM Departs 5PM Eden, New South Wales
Day 16: Feb 26 Arrives 7AM Sydney, Australia – Fly Home
Hotels, breakfasts, and dinners are included unless otherwise specified. Meals are not included on travel days. A $600/PP deposit is required at time of reservation. Please send this deposit to us at: Tulip Tours, PO Box 966, Lynden, WA 98264. Travel insurance is available and must be paid at the time of the first deposit. All tour prices are based on a minimum of 25 people. Additional charges may apply for smaller groups.