New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef

12 days from $10,440 per person*
  • Sample award-winning reds on Waiheke Island, famed for its wineries.
  • Visit a pair of otherworldly spots near Rotorua: the Hobbiton Lord of the Rings set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
  • Cruise the serene fjords of Milford Sound.
  • Take a helicopter-assisted hike on the massive Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of luxury accommodations.
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Beloved for its vast landscapes and larger-than-life experiences, New Zealand is the rare place that can accommodate any dream, no matter how wild. This bold adventure across the North and South islands merges spellbinding scenery, once-in-a-lifetime encounters with extraordinary places, and even a dash of Middle-Earth with luxurious best-in-town hotels and all kinds of special twists.

First, familiarize yourself with some of New Zealand’s tastiest exports on a privately guided wine tour of Waiheke Island, home to award-winning wineries known for their delicious Syrahs, Merlots, and Malbecs. Later, en route to the geothermal region of Rotorua, spend a full day exploring other worlds, first on a subterranean tour of the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and later at Hobbiton, the Shire set from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. The otherworldly theme continues near the Tasman Sea at Milford Sound, a majestic glacier-carved fjordcsape that you’ll explore on a private tour and, later, by boat. Down on the South Island, fly by helicopter over some of the most breathtaking landscapes you’ll ever see up to the enormous Franz Josef Glacier where you’ll take a spirited hike to a well-earned soak in the hot pools at the glacier’s base. (Please note that this experience is dependent upon good weather.) Getting to your last stop, Christchurch, is more than half the fun; at Greymouth, you’ll board the TranzAlpine train and enjoy an impossibly scenic ride through stunning gorges, the lush Canterbury Plains, and the beech forests of the Southern Alps on a 138-mile (223-kilometer) journey that’s an experience in its own right. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Auckland
    Auckland
    • New Zealand - Welcome Package
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Auckland City Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 2 Auckland to Waiheke Island
    Auckland to Waiheke Island
    • Ferry - Auckland - Waiheke Island [40 mins] - Fullers Ferry
    • Private Tour - Wine Tour (7 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Ferry - Waiheke Island - Auckland [40 mins] - Fullers Ferry
  • Day 3 Auckland to Rotorua
    Auckland to Rotorua
    • Private Transfer - Auckland - Rotorua [Full Day Waitomo and Hobbiton (10 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Rotorua
    Rotorua
    • Shared Tour - Treetops Lodge - Included Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Rotorua to Queenstown
    Rotorua to Queenstown
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Rotorua - Queenstown [3 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Shared Tour - Shotover Jetboat Ride (1.5 hrs) - Jet Boat/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Private Tour - Exploring Milford Sound (with Shared Cruise & Lunch) - Vehicle/Driver/Shared Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Queenstown
    Queenstown
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Birding in the Lakeshore Forest (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Afternoon at Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Queenstown to Franz Josef
    Queenstown to Franz Josef
    • Private Transfer - Queenstown - Franz Josef [6-7 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Franz Josef
    Franz Josef
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Glacier Heli Hike and Hot Pools (4 hrs) - Helicopter/Guide
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Franz Josef to Greymouth to Christchurch
    Franz Josef to Greymouth to Christchurch
    • Private Transfer - Franz Josef - Greymouth [2.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Greymouth - Christchurch [The Scenic TranzAlpine Train] - Train
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Christchurch
    Christchurch
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Afternoon at Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Christchurch
    Christchurch
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver (Intl Apt)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Auckland

You will receive a welcome package on arrival which will include a welcome letter, detailed itinerary, vouchers for each service, supplier contact list as well as various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting. This will be available at your first service. 

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the Auckland airport and your hotel.

On this half day sightseeing tour of Auckland, experience the very best of the City of Sails; spectacular ocean vistas, dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush green parkland, iconic landmarks, tranquil harbor-side bays and a historic picturesque marine village. Highlights throughout the tour abound, including Mount Eden - Auckland’s most famous volcano - Auckland Domain and the Auckland Museum, one of the city’s architectural icons. You’ll also drive through the suburb of Parnell, restored in old colonial fashion and featuring a range of striking mansions, then drive along the waterfront of Tamaki Drive with its gorgeous beaches that stretch across the Auckland shoreline. Snap a few keepsake photos over the dramatic Hauraki Gulf and the mystical island volcano, Rangitoto before crossing Harbour Bridge to span its sparkling blue waters dotted with white sails. In Devonport, the charming old North Shore marine village nestled in the shadow of historic Mount Victoria has great cafes and boutiques, making it an excellent finale for the day. After time to enjoy the village, you will be returned to your accommodation in Auckland.

Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Experience life on the waterfront at a 5-star Auckland hotel, blending Sofitel’s French chic and the pure beauty of New Zealand’s capital city. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour welcomes guests with a heartfelt Bonjour! The stylish Auckland luxury hotel places guests in the heart of Auckland Central between the upscale Viaduct Harbour lifestyle development and the attractions of the new Wynyard Quarter. Its understated elegance overlooks the shimmering Waitemata Harbour. Each luxuriously 172 spacious room and 4 suite features a private balcony floor-to-ceiling windows and 5-star indulgences from the unparalleled comfort of the Sofitel MyBed to marble bathrooms with both a rain shower and deep soaking tub.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Auckland Coastal Piha Beach
Auckland Coastal Piha Beach

Day 2: Auckland - Waiheke Island

Travel with Fullers Ferry to Waiheke Island. It's 92 square kilometers of sandy beaches, vineyards, native bush settings pristine coastline, olive groves and laid back seaside villages' only 40 minutes cruise from downtown Auckland. There is so much to see, do and explore, try sea kayaking, mountain biking or take a scenic coastal walk.

On this tour, visit up to four vineyards or have one replaced with an olive oil tasting or a visit to a local artist’s studio. On Waiheke Island, which also known as New Zealand’s Island of Wine, discover an abundance of impressive vineyards. Wineries on your tour may include Obsidian, which is a boutique winery established in 1993 with the single objective of producing a great Bordeaux-style red. They now make ten varietal wines, including several award winners. Their flagship wine is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Another fantastic option is Kennedy Point, which produces Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay and Rosé wines. The winery’s Syrah recently won the International Syrah Trophy, the New Zealand Syrah Trophy, the New Zealand Red Wine Trophy and the Auckland Syrah Trophy at the International Wine Challenge. You may also want to taste manuka and pohutukawa honey, estate grown olive oil, and New Zealand avocado oil, all of which are locally produced; on this privately guided tour, the option is yours.

Take the ferry to travel from Waiheke Island to Auckland Downtown.

Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Waiheke Island Vineyard
Waiheke Island Vineyard

Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua

Today your private driver-guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Auckland and provide a transfer to Rotorua via the Waitomo Glow-worm Caves and Hobbiton. Take a guided tour through the famed Glow-worm Caves. Continue on to Hobbiton and see the "Lord of the Rings" movie set. This experience will last around 10 hours, pending on the duration of your visits. Upon completion of this adventure, you will be transferred to your hotel in Rotorua. 

Accommodation: Treetops Lodge

Treetops Lodge (5*) offers the ultimate in world-class luxury accommodation in the heart of New Zealand’s unique forest and thermal wonderland, trout fishing mecca and cultural capital, Rotorua. Escape for a few days to your own piece of paradise and savor the peace, tranquility and spectacular surroundings that engulf you at Treetops. Relax in the elegant Lodge, with its architectural style derived from this country’s pioneering past; timber and stone finishes echo the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors that surround you at Treetops Lodge.  Choose a secluded Villa just a few minutes away from the main lodge but miles away from the rest of the world.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hobbiton
Hobbiton
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rotorua
Rotorua

Day 4: Rotorua

During your stay at Treetops Lodge, a range of included activities will be offered to you. Depending on the lodge’s schedule of activities, prevailing weather conditions and your personal interests, you will have the opportunity to participate in an ‘estate to plate’ culinary experience, a ‘wild food cooking school’ where you will forage for native ingredients and then return to the lodge to learn how to masterfully cook them, a tour that follows the Maori Indigenous Food Trail, or a ‘five-star kids program’ that features a range of exciting, youth-themed activities.  

Accommodation: Treetops Lodge
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Treetops Lodge
Treetops Lodge

Day 5: Rotorua - Queenstown

A privately driven vehicle will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel today.

Board a flight in Rotorua with service to Queenstown, connecting via Auckland. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 10 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

Meet your driver for a private transfer between Queenstown and the Domestic Airport.

Prepare yourself for the thrill and excitement of the ultimate jet boating experience with the world famous Shotover Jet; it's a unique, breathtaking white water ride and an adrenaline rush you'll never forget! From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed in mere inches of water along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. As the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your 'Big Red' Jet Boat through the paces and skillfully whips it past rocky outcrops, skims around crags and boulders, and speeds through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Rock faces blur in your peripheral vision and the water sprays into white water crystals with every turn as you speed in your state of the vessel at up to 52 miles per hour over water as shallow as four inches deep. Make sure to hold on tight when your driver makes the signal that you are about experience the thrills of trademark 360° spins. You'll grip the hand rail for comfort and reassurance as your Jet Boat spins fully around within its own boat length and, without losing momentum, keeps speeding along the river.

Accommodation: Azur Lodge

Azur, is a distinctively contemporary lodge located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Set among native trees and with the stunning panoramic vistas of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Queenstown, Azur is known for privacy, discretion and serenity. The Lodge’s nine villas were designed to let you absorb the incredible views in chic luxury and total privacy. Every design detail has been taken into account to provide guests with a distinctively contemporary New Zealand experience.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shotover Jetboat Ride
Shotover Jetboat Ride
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Queenstown
Queenstown

Day 6: Queenstown

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Queenstown to begin the lakeside drive which breaks from city into the lush green of Southland’s alpine farming country before heading for the unforgettable scenery of the Fiordland’s. After passing along the shores of New Zealand’s second largest lake, Te Anau, continue to Milford Sound, enjoying the scenery en route which reveals extraordinary beauty at every bend. Your experienced driver-guide knows all the best photography stops; in some cases short walks uncover otherwise hidden waterfalls, small placid lakes and snow-capped peaks clad in thick native bush. Awaiting at the harbor in the fiord is a cruise vessel which you’ll board to begin a relaxing 90 minute journey of discovery in scenery unchanged since Captain Cook’s arrival. It’s a place of towering mountains, rainforests, wildlife and glorious peace and calm, all of which you’ll discover in intimate detail before being returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Azur Lodge
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Milford Sound
Milford Sound

Day 7: Queenstown

This half-day walk allows you to discover the best native flora and fauna surrounding beautiful Queenstown, all while enjoying magnificent lake and mountain views along the way. With its own micro-climate the flora is protected from the elements in this area, so the species are much larger than elsewhere. Native birds are readily seen and heard in and around the edges of the forest. Your guide will introduce you to an array of edible and medicinal plants used by Maori and European settlers through the centuries, allowing you to better appreciate and understand this remarkably beautiful region.

This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Azur Lodge
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Landscape outside Queenstown
Landscape outside Queenstown

Day 8: Queenstown - Franz Josef

You will be privately transferred between Queenstown and Franz Josef. Approximate travel time is six to seven hours.

Accommodation: Te Waonui

At one with nature, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ultimate coming together of luxury escape and environmental awareness. Great care has been taken to ensure this exceptional forest retreat steps lightly upon the earth, from the organic cotton bedspreads to its recycled local building materials. The hotel is within easy access to many excellent local attractions, including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, just minutes away. Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed Internet access. Dining among the trees in ‘The Canopy’ restaurant, and savoring quality local cuisine, including an indulgent five-course degustation dinner.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Franz Josef
Franz Josef
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Te Waonui
Te Waonui

Day 9: Franz Josef

The Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed. After settling yourself comfortably in the chopper, your pilot will whisk you away, up and over the jaw-dropping landscape. After a thrilling flight high above the rugged terrain, you will land on the glacier and then undertake a three hour glacier hike. Your friendly guide will lead you through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery in the world, choosing a route carefully as you go with an eye to bring you to the most spectacular ice formations. Soon you’ll make your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening blue ice while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding mountain. With plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to learn more about this magnificent glacier, this will almost certainly be you’re most memorable New Zealand experience. The tour also includes entry into the fabulous Glacier Hot Pools, which are located at the Franz Josef Glacier Base. You will need to bring three or four warm upper body layers (ideally woolen or polypro, not cotton), a pair of lightweight trousers, sunglasses, a water bottle, a small snack, and of course, a camera. The following items will be provided: water-proof jacket, water-proof over trousers, weather-proof hiking boots, thermal socks, beanie, mittens, a small waist bag (This is the only bag you will be able to take, and is capable of storing your water bottle, snack and camera), crampons, and extra layers if you should need them. Departure times from October through March are 8:30 am, 9:15 am, 10:55 am, 11:40 am, and 12:30 pm. During winter, departure times are 9:15 am, 10:55 am, and 11:40 am.

Accommodation: Te Waonui
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Glacier Heli Hike
Glacier Heli Hike

Day 10: Franz Josef - Greymouth - Christchurch

You will be privately transferred from Franz Josef to Greymouth by a professional driver. Approximate travel duration is two hours and 15 minutes.

The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Greymouth and Christchurch, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River fields, followed by the Canterbury Plains and farmland . Your train climbs into the Southern Alps through lush beech rain forest from the West Coast town of Greymouth. Our train journey finishes in Christchurch - New Zealand's largest city on the South Island. The trip is 223.8 kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the train station and your hotel.

Accommodation: The George

Located in the heart of picturesque Christchurch and overlooking its very own “Central Park”, this highly individualized boutique hotel is just steps away from all the city’s key attractions including the tram, arts market, upmarket restaurants, theatres and gardens. Boasting two world-class restaurants that rate amongst the best in New Zealand, visitors come from far and wide to savor the delicious cuisine in both Pescatore and 50 on Park. Regularly ranked as one of the top hotels in the city, guests are sure to enjoy the upscale amenities and service offered a The George.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  TranzAlpine
TranzAlpine
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Christchurch
Christchurch

Day 11: Christchurch

After a hotel pick-up, set out on a three hour sightseeing tour of Christchurch in a private vehicle and in the company of a local guide. During this orientation tour you will learn about the central city highlights including Cathedral Square, Victoria Square, the Avon River, Town Hall, Christ’s College, Museum, Botanical Gardens, Arts Center, Worcester Boulevard, the Bridge of Remembrance, Mona Vale Gardens and Hagley Park. The oldest settlement on New Zealand’s south island, the city has a massive public works project underway in order to rebuild after the devastating earthquakes between 2010 and 2012, the worst of which occurred in February of 2011. Here, resilience and innovation prevails, which you’ll discover first-hand throughout this tour.

This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: The George
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Christchurch Square
Christchurch Square
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The George
The George

Day 12: Christchurch

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour: Auckland

Experience life on the waterfront at a 5-star Auckland hotel, blending Sofitel’s French chic and the pure beauty of New Zealand’s capital city. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour welcomes guests with a heartfelt Bonjour! The stylish Auckland luxury hotel places guests in the heart of Auckland Central between the upscale Viaduct Harbour lifestyle development and the attractions of the new Wynyard Quarter. Its understated elegance overlooks the shimmering Waitemata Harbour. Each luxuriously 172 spacious room and 4 suite features a private balcony floor-to-ceiling windows and 5-star indulgences from the unparalleled comfort of the Sofitel MyBed to marble bathrooms with both a rain shower and deep soaking tub.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Treetops Lodge : Rotorua

Treetops Lodge (5*) offers the ultimate in world-class luxury accommodation in the heart of New Zealand’s unique forest and thermal wonderland, trout fishing mecca and cultural capital, Rotorua. Escape for a few days to your own piece of paradise and savor the peace, tranquility and spectacular surroundings that engulf you at Treetops. Relax in the elegant Lodge, with its architectural style derived from this country’s pioneering past; timber and stone finishes echo the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors that surround you at Treetops Lodge.  Choose a secluded Villa just a few minutes away from the main lodge but miles away from the rest of the world.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Treetops Lodge
Treetops Lodge

Azur Lodge : Queenstown

Azur, is a distinctively contemporary lodge located on a hilltop overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Set among native trees and with the stunning panoramic vistas of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Queenstown, Azur is known for privacy, discretion and serenity. The Lodge’s nine villas were designed to let you absorb the incredible views in chic luxury and total privacy. Every design detail has been taken into account to provide guests with a distinctively contemporary New Zealand experience.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Azur Lodge
Azur Lodge

Te Waonui : Franz Josef

At one with nature, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ultimate coming together of luxury escape and environmental awareness. Great care has been taken to ensure this exceptional forest retreat steps lightly upon the earth, from the organic cotton bedspreads to its recycled local building materials. The hotel is within easy access to many excellent local attractions, including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, just minutes away. Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, generously proportioned and featuring the highest standard of room amenities, such as your personal pillow menu, natural wool mattress underlay, and high speed Internet access. Dining among the trees in ‘The Canopy’ restaurant, and savoring quality local cuisine, including an indulgent five-course degustation dinner.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Te Waonui
Te Waonui
New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Te Waonui
Te Waonui

The George : Christchurch

Located in the heart of picturesque Christchurch and overlooking its very own “Central Park”, this highly individualized boutique hotel is just steps away from all the city’s key attractions including the tram, arts market, upmarket restaurants, theatres and gardens. Boasting two world-class restaurants that rate amongst the best in New Zealand, visitors come from far and wide to savor the delicious cuisine in both Pescatore and 50 on Park. Regularly ranked as one of the top hotels in the city, guests are sure to enjoy the upscale amenities and service offered a The George.

New Zealand Exclusive with Franz Josef Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The George
The George

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Curtis L — March 21, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Kerry Brown was an exceptional travel consultant throughout the entire planning phase as well as a responsive resource as we encountered a few challenges while travelling. Her personal interest in our comfort, convenience, and pleasure made our trip an unforgettable experience. We will definitely consider using Kensington for international travel.

  • Ellen M — February 12, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Wonderful trip, tailored to our exact needs and wishes, quality hotels, tours, experiences. Very satisfied, the best part of our trip was through Kensington.

  • Holly T — April 17, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha was amazing and the trip was wonderful and enchanting! Guides were amazing and super knowledgeable. Special shout out to Kenn Holmes (Brisbane) who not only provided an amazing tour of the Australian Zoo but went above and beyond to look for medical care for me for an ear infection during our day together. He was amazing!

  • Susan S — June 05, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Our trip to New Zealand was a special occasion in that I was celebrating my 70th birthday. Our itinerary was jam-packed as we were visiting both the North and South Islands, that included 6 cities and 4 national parks. Kensington Tours truly did an outstanding job arranging for our transportation, hotels and tour guides. They far exceeded my expectations.

  • Jennifer B — February 19, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    We felt like rock stars on this trip! Everything was so well arranged and of high quality. The guides were all excellent and even the drivers to and from the airports provided a mini-tour during the transport. Many thanks for Jennifer May for accommodating our preferences of activities and hotels and making this all possible.

  • Jennifer U. — September 30, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    We had run into a snag on our trip. When we could not resolve this on our own we reached out to the after-hours contact at Kensington and between her and our original trip organizer, the issue was resolved for us promptly. It let us enjoy the rest of our trip without the stress of having to deal with the issue on our own. Peace of mind is priceless.

  • Ronald J. — August 13, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Ashwarya, my Destination Expert, was on top of everything and answered all my questions.

  • Joshua J. — July 24, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    I am always thrilled with Kensington and their experts.

  • Emily D. — June 22, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Renee, our Destination Expert, put together a great trip for our family. She listened to what our priorities were and designed a trip within our budget.

  • William H. — September 10, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha created a great tour itinerary for us. It included all of the sights and activities that we truly wanted to see and do. We were impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of Samantha, our travel consultant. This was a trip of a lifetime and we want to thank Kensington Tours for making it happen!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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