2020 Christmas Tour


    Tour Departs: 22 December 2020
    Tour Length: 7 Days
    Feel like a short break away over the Christmas period? If you would like to join a small group of like-minded Kiwis sampling some of the best wines, food, and scenery available then come and join us.
    Staying in some luxurious hotels throughout, with plenty of sightseeing and majority of your meals included, this tour is full of highlights and we look forward to you joining us.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
     2 nights Porters Boutique Hotel in Havelock North
     Lunch at Mission Estate
     Full day touring Hawkes Bay, including the Napier Art Deco area in Vintage cars.
     Mount Bruce
     Kahikatea Gardens and Greytown
     Peppers Resort in Martinborough
     A beautiful Christmas Lunch function at Peppers
     Wellington highlights of Zealandia, Weta Workshop and Te Papa
     Tour Leader will be Annie Selander who promises homemade Christmas cake!

    TOUR COSTS
    Twin/Double per person NZD$3,950
    Single Supplement NZD$1,350

    Tuesday 22 December Arrive Hawkes Bay (L)
    Meet the group today at Napier Airport. We depart the airport at 12:30 and head to Mission Estate for a sumptuous lunch at this
    famous establishment. With its elegant surroundings and magnificent views, we will not want to leave!
    Our home for the next 2 nights is the Porters Boutique Hotel in the quaint town of Havelock North.

    Wednesday 23 December Hawkes Bay (B.D)
    We enjoy a full day tour of the region today. Napier is famous of course for its Art Deco heritage, so what better way to explore
    that than in a Vintage Car. Learn about the history of the city, visit Bluff Hill, sample the finest chocolate, Te Mata Peak, and lots
    more. The region is home to some of the country’s best wine, so a little tasting along the way will be included too.

    Thursday 24 December Havelock North – Martinborough (B.D)
    After breakfast today, we head off south towards the Wairarapa. A beautiful drive through the rolling hills, truly New Zealand at
    its best this time of year. We stop for morning tea at Mount Bruce Pukaha National Wildlife Centre. On our visit we learn about
    the conservation work being done with some of our endangered birds. Time to have a stroll through the interesting town of
    Greytown and Kahikatea Gardens before continuing to our home for the next 2 nights, Peppers of Martinborough.

    Friday 25 December Martinborough (B.L)
    Merry Christmas! Today is all about relaxing. We will indulge in a wonderful Christmas Brunch at the hotel. Afterwards, take a
    walk around the property, or further afield to the Village maybe. Perhaps a game of petanque or croquet will get the appetite back.

    Saturday 26 December Martinborough – Wellington (B.D)
    A leisurely start to the day, as its only a short drive to our next destination in the Capital. We take time to visit Ranui Lavender
    Farm and explore their essential oils shop before heading out to Palliser Bay and Lake Ferry. We will enjoy lunch at the Lake
    Ferry Hotel, famous for its Fish and Chips (own expense) before we head over the hill early in the afternoon. Our hotel in
    Wellington for two nights is the centrally located Intercontinental Hotel.

    Sunday 27 December Wellington (B.D)
    To quote a well-known company, Wellington is the Coolest Little Capital in the World. Famous for its food and coffee in various
    cafes and restaurants there is so much more to the Capital than that. We will tour some of the best attractions including Te Papa,
    Weta Workshop and Zealandia.
    Tonight, we have our final dinner together on the waterfront.

    Monday 28 December Wellington – Home (B)
    Sadly, our Christmas tour ends this morning after breakfast. We will arrange for transfers to the airport at your required time.

    BOOKING CONDITIONS:
    Deposit of NZD$1,000.00 per person is due upon confirmation of the booking.
    Final payment date: Tuesday 10 November 2020.

    COSTS INCLUDE:
    Superior accommodation throughout Any meals and sightseeing tours not specifically mentioned
    Meals as indicated in the itinerary Travel Insurance (assistance and advice will be offered)
    First-Class air-conditioned coach transportation for all touring Items of a personal nature such as laundry, room service etc.
    Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
    Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
    Gratuities and tips to local guides, coach drivers and cruise staff
    Fully escorted by a Maher Tours Leader (subject to minimum numbers)
    *Flights are additional – the best available airfare will be quoted at the time of reservation to combine with this land package.

    Maher