Experience the wonders of New Zealand this March as you explore the diverse cities and countryside vineyards of the North Island before traveling to the more rugged mountains and noteworthy crystal-clear lakes of the South Island. Along the way, you’ll be immersed in the native New Zealand culture of the Māori people and touch on examples of creation care. Participants will also visit the famous Hobbit film site for the Lord of the Rings movies. This tour is bound to leave you in awe of the natural beauty and vibrant culture New Zealand has to offer!
- Roundtrip air from Chicago to Auckland
- Three intra-New Zealand flights
- Hotel accommodations in moderate first-class hotels
- Nine breakfasts, three lunches, and five dinners
- Sightseeing in the cities of Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, and Christchurch
- Hauraki Gulf cruise to Waiheke Island
- Traditional Māori cultural experience
- Visit to Hobbiton movie set
- Visit to Te Puia, the Māori Arts and Crafts Centre
- Te Po- Māori Cultural performance
- Day tour to Lake Tekapo
- Tips and taxes included
- Motorcoach transportation for complete itinerary
A tour host to help with group camaraderie.
A dedicated tour manager to help with tours.
Air to and from your destination
Overnight in 3-star and 4-star establishments
Breakfast daily with lunches and/or dinners as indicated in the itinerary.
Land transportation throughout the tour.
Sightseeing according to the itnerary.
Debra Freeberg Debra L. Freeberg, Ph.D. is a director, playwright, and scholar. With more than 35 years of college teaching experience, more than 25 years of professional and academic theatre management, and directing more than 55 theatre productions, she is, of late, happily retired and concentrating on new writing projects. Debra has led CALL and Calvin Alumni tours to Sweden and Norway, Jewel Cities of the UK, and the Republic of Ireland.
Janel Curry Janel Curry holds a Ph.D. in geography. She was a faculty member and dean at Calvin College prior to being provost at Gordon College. She has lived and done research in New Zealand and has led several study groups in the country on the topic of environmental sustainability. Presently she is President of the American Scientific Affiliation.