New Zealand Journeys, New Zealand Custom Tours

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Like an architect creating your one-of-a-kind home, our Asia Travel Experts craft your personalized journey from the ground up. Your preference of destinations, pace, budget, dates, activities and lodging are skillfully arranged, down to the finest detail. Begin planning your custom luxury travel to Asia or the Pacific today!

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CUSTOM TRIPS TO NEW ZEALAND

PRIVATE TRAVEL FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Custom isn't complicated: in fact over 70% of our travelers travel on a Custom Journey. And here's the beauty, custom New Zealand journeys depart on dates of your choosing and you travel only in the company of loved ones to destinations entirely up to you. You determine the trip length and focus. The type of New Zealand accommodation is up to you, as are included meals. All trips are accompanied by expert private local guides and drivers, all for about the price of a group departure (or if you choose, the sky is of course the limit).

To get started, view our New Zealand sample itinerary below or customize one of our signature Small Group Trips to suit your travel dates.

Your Journey, Your Way

Contact a New Zealand Travel Experts or call 1-800-642-2742 to begin creating your unique New Zealand journey.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS

  • Sail around beautiful Auckland on the stylish and sporty America's Cup yacht that won the race in 1995
  • Join native Maori people in their ancestral heartland around Rotorua for a traditional dinner and welcome ceremony
  • Swim with playful dolphins, or experience the thrill of whale watching around Kaikoura
  • Sea kayak amidst seals, penguins and dramatic scenery in Fiordland National Park
  • Stay at a working sheep station that overlooks 16 miles of stunning black volcanic sand beaches

Sample itinerary

ICONIC NEW ZEALAND | 21 DAYS

This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to New Zealand might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom New Zealand tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.

DAY 1

Auckland/North Auckland. Visit New Zealand National Maritime Museum,The Skytower, the Auckland City Art Gallery.

DAY 2-3

Northland/Bay of Islands. Maritime Center at Paihia Wharf, Hole in the Rock cruise, dolphins.

DAY 4

Auckland. Sailing on America's Cup Yacht, Auckland University, the Harbor Bridge, Domain Parks and Gardens, The War Memorial Museum, Auckland Museum.

DAY 5-6

Rotorua. Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, or any of the other natural assets such as 16 lakes, some of the world's best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and myriad forest walking tracks.

DAY 7-8

Lake Taupo. Tongariro National Park, guided walks, fishing, hot springs and kayaking.

What’s included

PERSONALIZED TRIP PLANNING

Tell us your vision. We'll pull together a dazzling, totally personalized itinerary that reflects all of your interests. We charge no upfront fees for this outstanding service.

BEYOND-THE-ORDINARY ACTIVITIES

We go beyond just preparing a day-by-day itinerary with watertight logistics. Our personal connections and in-depth knowledge mean the possibilities are endless and the experiences extraordinary. Is avant-garde art your passion? We can get you inside an artists' colony in Beijing, with a contemporary-art museum curator as your guide. Do you dream of seeing tigers in the wild? We can arrange for a private elephant-back safari in search of the Bengal tiger with a biologist from the World Wildlife Fund in China.

THE FINE DETAILS

Custom Journeys also include internal airfare, daily activities and entry fees, ground transportation, private airport transfers and a customized Travel Guide, specific to your journey. We also provide comprehensive Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance.

PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS

You will have your own private, local guide in each destination. Our guides are the best in the region–educated, friendly individuals who offer insights you can only get from a local. Your own private driver is also included for all tours and transfers.

ACCOMMODATIONS & CUISINE

Boutique and often very luxurious accommodations are included in a Custom Journey. From exquisite, restored maharajahs' palaces in China to a nomadic ger camp in Mongolia, we emphasize authentic local style–it's as much a door into a culture as any visit to a museum. Our dining picks likewise reflect our true-to-the-land obsession and appreciation of all things excellent.