For those years when travel to Europe seems just a bit too far, L’Amitié Tours has the perfect answer; the friendliness and quality of the tours you know but closer to home! A brilliant short get away for women only, to make new friends or travel with a girlfriend, New Zealand is a great option.
The natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island is legendary and this tour blends some of the region’s most spectacular scenery with a generous helping of world renowned wines. The tour takes you from Christchurch across to the West Coast for a breathtaking helicopter tour over the Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers, then down to the Central Otago wine region and beautiful Queenstown before heading north through the Waipara, and Kaikoura to take the inter island ferry to Wellington.
On your way around the South Island you will be staying overnight in luxury private room four star hotel or resort accommodation, chosen for ready access to the day’s attractions and the availability of sumptuous dining.
You will be taken on tours, talks and tastings at major NZ wineries as well as smaller boutique wineries with the opportunity to buy wines at the cellar door to take with you or to ship home. You will also experience the wonders of glow worm caves and the relaxing hot spring pools at picturesque Hanmer Springs, a dinner cruise aboard an historic steamship on Lake Wakatipu, and much more.
Touring in February, at the end of summer, this tour coincides with L’Amitié Tours NZ North Island tour for guests wanting to extend their adventure.
This is a five night tour focussing on wineries of the North Island in New Zealand. It’s perfect for a short get away to unwind in style. The tour caters for 8 guests, staying in luxury private room four star hotel or resort accommodation where everything (except wine purchases and presents) is included so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
We will pick you up in Wellington and travel across to Martinborough on your first day where you’ll be introduced to some of the local wines as well as enjoying lunch and dinner at two of the region’s best wineries.
After your overnight stop in Martinborough you can enjoy a grape to glass tour, including a luncheon at a nearby estate before traveling on to the Hawkes Bay region. You will have 2 nights stay in Napier with some free time to explore the Art Deco capitol as well as visiting a few of NZ’s most famous wineries and seeing the sights of the region.
Continuing north, you will then visit the spectacular Huka Falls on route to the beautiful and tranquil Lake Taupo where you’ll enjoy a cocktail cruise on the lake before overnighting at a hotel overlooking the lake.
The next day, it’s off to the Auckland – Hauraki Gulf area to visit the Waiheke Island wineries where the vineyards overlook the city of Auckland. Your last night of the tour will be spent in Auckland, taking in some famous sights and enjoying a special farewell dinner.
The morning of your departure day coincides with one of the tour highlights; a tour of the Villa Maria Estate winery including talk, tour, tastings, and of course lunch. Following lunch you will be transported to Auckland airport to make your way home.