This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.
Your adventure begins in Auckland, the melting pot for 190 ethnicities. This exciting diversity is reflected in the lively arts and cultural scene, craft markets, and outstanding local food and wine. You’ll also find extraordinary natural features, including forty-nine dormant volcanoes. The entire city is a banquet.
While in Auckland, you’ll cruise to Waiheke Island. Delight in beaches, olive groves, laid-back seaside villages, and wine tasting at three boutique vineyards. A guide will let you in on Waiheke’s secrets.
Say farewell to Auckland, pick up your rental car, and head to Waitomo. Be prepared for the magic that is Footwhistle Glowworm Cave. Warm lights cast shadows over formations, glowworms, and lost treasures. Stay in Rotorua, renowned for the intersection of geothermal activity and Māori culture. For a full day, you’ll be part of an Eco-Cultural experience near an active Māori village, ending after a visit to the pristine lakes of this amazing volcanic region.
Queenstown is nestled in a magnificent setting amid steep mountain ranges, with the jagged peaks of the Remarkables Range rising from Lake Wakatipu. Travel the lake in a glass-roof coach, visit the Underwater Observatory, and soar over stunning alpine scenery. This rare New Zealand adventure is for those who love to dig deep when they travel, and come home with their senses renewed.
Included Unique Activities
Take the Ferry to Waiheke Island
Half Day Afternoon Artisan Culinary Tour
Waitomo Glowworm Cave Daytime Tour
Rotorua Cultural Eco Tour Full Day
Milford Sound Coach, Cruise, & Fly Tour
2 NightsRydges Auckland
2 NightsMillennium Rotorua Hotel
Points of Interest
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Waitomo, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Sky Tower, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Mount Eden, New Zealand
Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
Available Tour Dates
From $2,698 per person
Your Price Includes
- 7 Nights in Authentic Superior Hotels
- Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer on Arrival and Departure
- Ferry between Auckland and Waiheke Island
- Rental Car with Automatic Transmission for 3 Days
- Delectable Breakfast Each Morning
INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
- Visit three Boutique Vineyards and Enjoy Tastings & an Excellent Platter Lunch on a Small Group Tour of Waiheke Island
- Glide by Boat through the Enchanted Glowworm Caves of Waitomo
- Enjoy a Full Day Experiencing Maori culture and the geothermal regions of Rotoroa and see how they are intricately entwined
- Travel along Lake Wakatipu in a Glass-Roof Coach, Enjoy Lunch & a Boutique Cruise Traversing Milford Sound, and Fly over Stunning Alpine Scenery on a Full-Day Nature Discovery Tour
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Sky Tower
- Okahu Bay
- Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park
- Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
- Te Puia & Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
- Lake Wakatipu
- Te Anau & Fjordlands
- Milford Sound
Prices Based On
- All Taxes & Fees Included
- Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
- Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.
"Ireland Vacation"Mar 2, 2020
What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!
"Driving through history"Jan 27, 2020
We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!
"Christmas in Ireland"Jan 8, 2020
We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !
"An epic solo road trip!"Jan 8, 2020
Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.
"Ireland birthday trip"Nov 20, 2019
Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.
"Destination Vacation"Nov 18, 2019
Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!
"Ireland Vacation"Nov 18, 2019
We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!
"Dream Vacation!"Nov 18, 2019
Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)
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