Ideal for someone who does not want to drive but appreciate being escorted each day by a professional Italian speaking guide, this itinerary will show the most interesting aspects of both New Zealand North & South Islands.
After arriving in Auckland take a regional flight to Bay of Islands where you can admire historical buildings, Kawiti Caves’, glowworms Waipoua, Forest giant sequoias, Russel Island and reach the famous Hole in the Rock by boat. Return to Auckland (city visit) and continue to Matamata, enjoy a guided tour of one of “The Lord of the Rings” film set locations followed by a traditional Maori dinner and dance show.
Rotorua, a geothermically active area will show you geysers, mud pools and beautiful lakes.
Flight over Christchurch (not included), continue to Tepako Lake, passing through New Zealander Alps before arriving in Wanaka. Your journey continues to Queenstown, adrenaline capital of the world and starting point for Milford Sound Fjord cruise reaching the Tasmania Sea where you can admire numerous waterfalls, rock cliffs, Mitre Peak and many seals and dolphins.
Continue through the glacier regions (Franz Joseph & Fox Glacier) and Panukaiki with its famous Pankake Rocks.
On the Western Coast enjoy a whale watching cruise from Kaikoura and visit Christchurch before the end of your tour.

NOTE: Departure is only guaranteed with a minimum of 6 participants. Contact us to require all the dates of departure.




1 – Auckland  |  2 – Paihia  |  3 – Waitangi  |  4 – Golfo di Hokianga  |  5 – Matakohe  |  6 – Matamatai  |  7 – Rotorua  |  8 – Waimangu  |
9 – Christchurch  |  10 – LakenTekapo  |  11 – Wanaka  |  12 – Mt. Cook Village  |  13 – Arrotown  |  14 – Queenstown  |
15 – Franz Joseph  |  16 – Punakaiki  |  17 – Kaikoura  |  18 – Christchurch


Day 1

Arrive in Auckland
Meet your Italian speaking local guide and transfer to hotel
Accommodation in 4.5* hotel (1 night)

Day 2

Meet your Italian speaking local guide and fellow group participants
Transfer to airport
Flight Auckland – Kerikeri
Visit the historical sights of Kerikeri
Transfer to Paihia,, visit the historical location of Waitangi and the Haruru waterfalls
Ferry to Russel Island and visit its historical town. Dinner at Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell
Return ferry to Paihia
Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (1 nights)

Day 3

Board a Fullers cruise to Cape Brett, and visit the famous “Hole in the Rock”
In the afternoon visit Kawiti Caves inhabited by thousands of glowworms. Continue towards the northern coast until Hokianga Gulf
After dinner in hotel (not included) join a guided visit of the Waipoua forest with your Maori local guide
Accommodation in 4* hotel (1 night)

Day 4

Transfer to Auckland
Stop at Matakohe to visit the Kauri Museum
Lunch break at Matakana village
Arrive in Auckland in the afternoon
Accommodation in 4.5* hotel (2 nights)

Day 5

Guided visit of the city Muriwai regional park, Auckland Museum, Parnell & Mission Bay, The Viaduct, Sky Tower)

Day 6

Transfer to Matamata
Guided tour of Hobbiton, “Lord of the Rings” movie set
Buffet lunch
Continue to Rotorua
In the afternoon visit Te Puia, Kiwi House e Maori Arts & Crafts Institute
Traditional Maori dinner with concert show
Accommodation in 4* hotel (1 night)

Day 7

Morning visit to Waimangu thermal reserve, Lake Green and Blue Lake e del lago Blue
Transfer to Rotorua airport
Flight Rotorua – Christchurch
Lunch and city visit
In the afternoon continue to Lake Tekapo
Accommodation in 4* hotel (1 night)

Day 8

Visit Tekapo
Continue to Wanaka though MacKenzie Country
Stop at Mt. Cook Village
Accommodation in 4* hotel (1 night)

Day 9

Free morning to visit Wanaka
Continue to Queenstown,through Arrotown village
Quick stop at Kawarau Bridge
In the afternoon board Lake Wakatipu cruise on the historical vessel “TSS Earnslaw” reaching Walter Peak High Country Station
Farm tour with afternoon tea
Accommodation in 4* hotel (2 nights)

Day 10

Departure tol Milford Sound Fjord through Lake Wakatipu, Te Anau village and Fjords National Park
Milford Sound Fjord cruise
Return to Queenstown

Day 11

Free day at leisure to explore the city or do an optional tour
Skyline Cableway ticket

Day 12

Continue to Franz Joseph, through Haast Passand Mount Aspiring National Park, where a 1 hour jet boat ride is included (Hasst River Safari)
Afternoon quick stop atFox Glacier and visit Matheson Lake
Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (1 night)

Day 13

Free morning in Franz Joseph
Optional half day tour of the glacier valley or helicopter scenic ride
In the afternoon continue to Punakaiki, through Hokitika and Greymouth towns. Visit Paparoa National Park
Accommodation in 3.5* hotel (1 night)

Day 14

Continue to Kaikoura through Passo Lewis and a brief stop atHanmer Springs
Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel (1 night)

Day 15

Morning whale watching cruise
Continue to Christchurch and city visit
Accommodation in 4.5* (1 night)

Day 16

Airport transfer. International flight

Cost per person starting from:
$7690 AUD (4870 Euro approx.)

(twin shared room)

Cost per son starting from:
$9530 AUD (6030 Euro approx.)

(single room)


Italian speaking tour guide for the entire tour’s duration
Every accommodation as per itinerary
Every breakfast as per itinerary
Every meal as per itinerary
Every return airport transfer as per itinerary
Regional flight Auckland-Kerikeri
Return ferry Russel Island
Cape Brett/Hole in the Rock cruise
Guided visit with Maori local guide to Waipoua forest
Hobbiton guided tour
Lake Wakatipu cruise
Walter Peak High Country Station tour
Milford Sound Fjord cruise
Queenstown Skyline Cableway ticket
Jet boat 1 hour ride (Haast River Safari)
Kaikoura wale watching cruise

Cost does not include:

International flights and domestic flights not already specified above
Travel insurance
Everything not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Travel documents in New Zealand:
Travel documents in New Zealand:
Valid passport

All our itineraries can be changed according to your needs.
Costs are subject to change due to high/low seasons, type of accommodation, currency fluctuation.

Contact us for your tailor-made quote.

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