AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017
MARCH 5TH - MARCH 29TH (Cruise & Land Tour)
PROFESSIONALLY HOSTED BY: RICK & AGNES FREDERICKS
MARCH 5TH, 2017 - DEPART CANADA FOR AUSTRALIA (D)
MARCH 6TH, 2017 - CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATELINE (B)
MARCH 7TH, 2017 - ARRIVE BRISBANE (D): G'day mate! Welcome to Australia! Meet and Greet by Local Guide, then board your private coach for a tour of BRISBANE, and transfer to your hotel accommodation. Welcome (D) Dinner this evening.
MARCH 8TH, 2017 - BRISBANE (B): This morning you will leave busy BRISBANE for a full day tour to AUSTRALIA ZOO and SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND. You will spend the morning at the AUSTRALIA ZOO - made famous by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. This afternoon, you will continue to MONTVILLE for a stroll about town, then into MARY CAIRNCROSS SCENIC RESERVE for a guided rain forest walk. Enjoy the fresh air of the mountains, and learn about the plants of this subtropical zone before returning to BRISBANE in the late afternoon.
MARCH 9TH, 2017 - BRISBANE (B/L): Today, we have something truly special as you will fly to LADY ELLIOTT ISLAND for a full day tour on the GREAT BARRIER REEF. Champagne/Prawn (L) lunch, and activities on the island: glass bottom boat, snorkelling, fish feeding and turtle watching.
MARCH 10TH, 2017 - BRISBANE TO SYDNEY (B/D): After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred out to the airport for your flight to SYDNEY. Upon arrival into SYDNEY, you will be transferred to the hotel for your 4 nights in SYDNEY. This evening, (D) dinner at the SYDNEY TOWER RESTAURANT.
MARCH 11TH, 2017 - SYDNEY (B): Meet your Local Guide this morning to commence a FULL DAY SYDNEY SOUTHERN BEACH TOUR including MRS. MACQUARIE CHAIR, BONDI BEACH, THE GAP, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE TOUR and CRUISE on SYDNEY HARBOUR with CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES.
MARCH 12TH, 2017 - SYDNEY (B): Today, you visit the THREE SISTERS on a Full Day tour of the majestic BLUE MOUNTAINS including FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK, SCENIC WORLD and a guided tour of ANZ STADIUM (home of the Olympic Games).
MARCH 13TH, 2017 - SYDNEY (B): A free day to visit PADDY'S MARKET, CIRCULAR KEY, DARLING HARBOUR or at your leisure discover your own SYDNEY.
MARCH 14TH, 2017 - EMBARK HOLLAND AMERICAN NOORDAM (B/D): After a late check-out this morning, you will be transferred to the port to bard the HOLLAND AMERICAN NOORDAM, your home for the next 13 days/12 nights.
MARCH 15TH, 2017 - DAY AT SEA (B/L/D): A day at sea on your way to TASMANIA provides a chance to learn about your home on the sea and all that it has to offer.
MARCH 16TH, 2017 - HOBART, TASMANIA (B/L/D): Cross SALAMANCA PLACE and head to BATTERY POINT, HOBART'S oldest district complete with charming Georgian residences. Pass the ANGLESEA BARRACKS and the historic CASCADE BREWERY to view the panoramas of the city from the summit of MT WELLINGTON. Continue by coach to SANDY BAY to see the WREST POINT CASINO and the ROYAL YACHT CLUB OF TASMANIA. Visit the ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS that overlook the DERWENT RIVER. A drive past HOBART'S most historical buildings THE THEATRE ROYAL and the PENITENTIARY CHAPEL HISTORIC SITE. (Shore Excursions Included)
MARCH 17TH, 2017 - PORT ARTHUR (B/L/D): The fascination of the convict era, together with the dramatic coastal scenery of TASMANIA, comes to life with this opportunity to discover the scenic TASMAN PENINSULA and view some of the extraordinary geological features of this area. (Shore Excursions Included)
MARCH 18TH, 2017 - AT SEA (B/L/D): With TASMANIA to the stern, we make our way from AUSTRALIA to the SOUTH ISLAND of NEW ZEALAND and MILFORD SOUND.
MARCH 19TH, 2017 - AT SEA (B/L/D)
MARCH 20TH, 2017 - MILFORD SOUND - FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D): Nothing can prepare you for the majesty of MILFORD SOUND, star of FIORDLANDS NATIONAL PARK. new vistas mesmerise at each turn - towering MITRE PEAK, plunging waterfalls, bottlenose and dusky dolphins, fur seals, and Fiordland crested penguins. Every year, visitors flock to NEW ZEALAND in search of landscapes straight out of MIDDLE EARTH. They find what they're looking for in FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, on the southwestern coast of the SOUTH ISLAND.
MARCH 21ST, 2017 - PORT CHALMERS (DUNEDIN) (B/L/D): An orientation drive through DUNEDIN will introduce you to a well-preserved Victorian city. Centre stage on your half-day excursion is a guided tour of LARNACH CASTLE, NEW ZEALAND'S only castle. (Shore Excursions Included)
MARCH 22ND, 2017 - AKAROA (CHRISTCHURCH) (B/L/D): Enjoy a gentle stroll the the SOUTH ISLAND'S oldest town with your local personality guide. Discover AKAROA'S outstanding colonial collection and find yourself immersed in tales of the MAORI warriors, rugged whalers, French pioneers and British officials who put AKAROA centre stage in NEW ZEALAND'S early European history. (Shore Excursions Included)
MARCH 23RD, 2017 - WELLINGTON (B/L/D): From the pier, you'll drive along charming ORIENTAL BAY to MT VICTORIA for sweeping views encompassing the city and harbour. Climb aboard the red cable car for a ride up to KELBURN, where you will rejoin your coach for a short drive to the BOTANIC GARDENS. Returning, you will see the PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, the GOVERNMENT BUILDING and OLD ST PAUL'S CHURCH. (Shore Excursions Included)
MARCH 24TH, 2017 - NAPIER (B/L/D): Explore the NAPIER region with a farm visit to CLIFTON STATION and a pleasant countryside drive. At CLIFTON STATION, see a sheep being expertly shorn, while outside you will be entertained by a sheep dog demonstration. From CLIFTON BAY, you'll take the beautiful TUKI TUKI VALLEY drive up to the summit of TE MATA PEAK. (Shore Excursions Included)
MARCH 25TH, 2017 - TAURANGA (ROTORUA) (B/L/D): From MT MAUNGANUI, cross the TAURANGA BRIDGE to enter downtown TAURANGA, where you will drive through the city centre before heading west to a local NGATI RANGINUI MAORI MARAE - a real working MAORI marae or meeting place, where the local tribe regularly gathers. (Shore Excursions Included)
MARCH 26TH, 2017 - AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA (B): After disembarkation, we will head north to PAIHIA and the BAY OF ISLANDS, a tranquil and unique conclusion to our tour. Known for its natural beauty, Maori culture, and abundant sea life, PAIHIA is truly paradise.
MARCH 27TH, 2017 - PAIHIA (B): A morning visit to the WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS and RUSSELL will provide you with the historical beginnings of NEW ZEALAND. "Hole in the Rock" cruise, dolphin watching or a tour of CAPE REINGA (90 mile beach) are a few of the optional tours available to you this afternoon.
MARCH 28TH, 2017 - PAIHIA - AUCKLAND (B/D): This morning, you will be transferred back to Auckland, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a city tour. A Farewell (D) Dinner this evening to cap off this amazing cruise/tour!
MARCH 29TH, 2017 - AUCKLAND TO CANADA (B/D): The majority of the day is at your leisure. Later in the afternoon, we will transfer to the airport for our flights back to Canada, with amazing memories of Down Under and friends for life.
*ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE.*
1) International and domestic air fare including all taxes.
2) 10 nights hotel accommodations and tour/attractions (including 7 shore excursions) as indicated on the itinerary.
3) 13 days/12 nights accommodations, meals and entertainment aboard the Holland American ms Noordam.
4) 24 (B) breakfasts, 12 (L) lunches, and 17 (D) dinners.
5) Entrance fees at attractions listed in the itinerary.
6) All cruise line staff, motor coach driver, host, and tour guide gratuities (except on the shore excursions).
7) Australian ETA Electronic Visa.
8) 2 Professional Hosts.
TOUR/CRUISE PRICE (TAX INCLUDED):
(INSIDE) $10,599.00 CAD/PERSON (OUTSIDE) $10,999.00 CAD/PERSON (BALCONY) $11,529.00 CAD/PERSON
**BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. CALL FOR SINGLE AND TRIPLE RATES.**
DEPOSIT: $1,500.00/PERSON BALANCE DUE: DECEMBER 1ST, 2016
INSURANCE: ALL PASSENGERS MUST HAVE ADEQUATE OUT OF COUNTRY INSURANCE TO PARTICIPATE ON THIS CRUISE/TOUR.
MANULIFE WORLD TRAVEL INSURANCE: We offer the personalised coverage you need, to be financially protected against the cost of unexpected emergencies that happen prior to or during your trip. For insurance rates contact LOBSTICK TRAVEL at 1.800.665.0171. Passengers have the option to obtain insurance at their discretion.
MEDICAL ISSUES: Please contact a public health nurse or international travel clinic regarding required booster shots or medications for travelling to AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND.
DOCUMENTATION: All passengers will require a valid passport for this trip. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of return. Passengers will be required to supply LOBSTICK TOURS with a photocopy of the bio-pages of their passport prior to final payment.
1) OUTSIDE OF 64 DAYS PRIOR - LOSS OF DEPOSIT
2) 63 TO 43 DAYS PRIOR - 50% OF TOTAL COST
3) 42 TO 22 DAYS PRIOR - 75% OF TOTAL COST
4) WITHIN 22 DAYS PRIOR - 100% OF TOTAL COST
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