ms Noordam Suite 7064
Feb 7 - Feb 13, 2016 - Travel & Auckland, NZ - Land Tours:
7 Feb 2016 - Depart Orlando International Airport
9 Feb 2016 - Arrive Langham Hotel, Auckland New Zealand
10 Feb 2016 - City sightseeing tour, highlights include the tree lined suburb of Parnell, spectacular east coast bays and a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, housing Maori and Pacific Island artifacts and treasures.
11 Feb 2016 - Breakfast, then head out over the Auckland Harbor Bridge to the stunning north shore to visit quaint seaside villages, black-sand beaches and a rare mainland colony of gannets. Stop for lunch and a winetasting at a third generation family-run winery. Then continue on to the subtropical rain forest of the Waitakere Ranges, known for their beautiful and dramatic landscapes, magical waterfalls, streams and an abundance of wildlife. On your return, pass through the suburb of Titirangi, popular with artists and nature lovers.
12 Feb 2016 - Breakfast, then board a ferry and glide past the volcanic island of Rangitoto on your way to Waiheke Island, one of New Zealand’s hidden treasures. Boasting a micro-climate a few degrees warmer than Auckland, the island is known for its peaceful and relaxed pace of life. Travel through Oneroa Village, then pass the enchanting bays and picturesque beaches of the northern coast to arrive at stunning Onetangi Beach. A morning tea stop overlooking the sea is followed by visits to two local boutique wineries for wine tasting. Return to Auckland by ferry.
13 Feb 2016 - Breakfast, then transfer to the ship for embarkation.
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2016 - Sydney, Australia - Land Tours:
27 Feb 2016 - Disembark Sydney. Check into the Amora Hotel Jamison (Downtown) Afternoon city tour including the Rocks Area and Bondi Beach.
28 Feb 2016 - Following breakfast, set out on a short guided tour of the Sydney Opera House with its distinctive sail-like roof. Learn about its history, design and current role. After your tour enjoy an included luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbor.
29 Feb 2016 - A full-day tour of the Blue Mountains follows breakfast. Visit kangaroos, koalas and Tasmanian devils at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, then explore the Blue Mountains National Park, where the famed "Three Sisters" rock formation and panoramic views of valleys and waterfalls awaits. A ride on the steepest railway in the world takes you to an ancient rain forest.
1 Mar 2016 - Hunter Valley Wineries and Wilderness
2 Mar 2016 - Sydney Sea Life Aquarium
3 Mar 2016 - Breakfast, then transfer to the airport for flight home.