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Maher Escorted Tours

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour

No plans over Christmas? Join a small group of like-minded kiwis and sample some of the best wines, food, and scenery available. Locations include Napier (by vintage car!), Martinborough, and Wellington. Staying in luxurious hotels throughout, with plenty of sightseeing, this tour is the perfect way to enjoy a hassle-free holiday season.

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New Zealand escorted tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$3,950 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland

7 days/6 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

 Viewed 12 times in the last 7 days

This tour also includes

Lunch at Mission Estate Winery

Explore by vintage car

Sample fine chocolate at Bluff Hill

Morning tea at Mount Bruce Pukaha National Wildlife Centre

Lavender Farm

Entry to Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellington

Weta Cave Workshop Tour, Wellington

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

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Day 1: Home to Hawkes Bay. Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Explore Hawkes Bay in style. Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Head south through the rolling hills towards Wairarapa. Accommodation: Peppers Parehua (or similar)

Day 4: Merry Christmas in Martinborough. Accommodation: Peppers Parehua (or similar)

Day 5: Visit the Ranui Lavender Farm as you head towards Wellington. Accommodation: InterContinental Wellington (or similar)

Day 6: Spend a day in the Coolest Little Capital in the World. Accommodation: InterContinental Wellington (or similar)

Day 7: Time to say farewell.

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Day 1 - Home to Hawkes Bay

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour - Day 1
Home to Hawkes Bay

A flight or coach connection to Napier is not included in your tour but can easily be added by one of our expert sales team. If you are struggling to coordinate this or would just rather someone else managed your booking then please get in touch for support and advice.

Meet the group today at Napier Airport. Depart the airport at 12:30 and head to Mission Estate for a sumptuous lunch at this famous establishment. With its elegant surroundings and magnificent views, you will not want to leave!

Home for the next 2 nights is the Porters Boutique Hotel in the quaint town of Havelock North.

Your accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Porters Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation located in the heart of Havelock North village, nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak. This is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shopping.

Meals included: Lunch

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Day 2 - Explore Hawkes Bay in style

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour - Day 2
Explore Hawkes Bay

Enjoy a full-day tour of the region today. Napier is famous for its Art Deco heritage, so what better way to explore that than in a Vintage Car. Learn about the history of the city, visit Bluff Hill, sample the finest chocolate, Te Mata Peak, and lots more. The region is home to some of the country's best wine, so a little tasting along the way will be included too. When in Rome...

Your accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Porters Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation located in the heart of Havelock North village, nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak. This is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shopping.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 3 - Head south through the rolling hills towards Wairarapa

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour - Day 3
Havelock North to Martinborough

After breakfast, head off south towards the Wairarapa. A beautiful drive through the rolling hills, truly New Zealand at its best this time of year. Stop for morning tea at Mount Bruce Pukaha National Wildlife Centre. On the visit, learn about the conservation work being done with some of our endangered birds. Time to have a stroll through the interesting town of Greytown and Kahikatea Gardens before continuing to your home for the next 2 nights, Peppers of Martinborough.

Your accommodation: Peppers Parehua (or similar)

On the edge of Martinborough lies Peppers Parehua – a meticulous sprawling country estate, with large sweeping gardens, luxury accommodation and panoramic views. Each unique cottage has been individually designed with attention to detail that has to be seen to be believed.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 4 - Merry Christmas in Martinborough

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour - Day 4
Christmas day in Martinborough

Merry Christmas! Today is all about relaxing. Indulge in a wonderful Christmas Brunch at the hotel. Afterwards, take a walk around the property, or further afield to the Village maybe. Perhaps a game of petanque or croquet will get the appetite back.

Your accommodation: Peppers Parehua (or similar)

On the edge of Martinborough lies Peppers Parehua – a meticulous sprawling country estate, with large sweeping gardens, luxury accommodation and panoramic views. Each unique cottage has been individually designed with attention to detail that has to be seen to be believed.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 5 - Visit the Ranui Lavender Farm as you head towards Wellington

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour - Day 5
Martinborough to Wellington

A leisurely start to the day, as it's only a short drive to your next destination in the Capital. Spen some time at the Ranui Lavender Farm and explore their essential oils shop before heading out to Palliser Bay and Lake Ferry. Enjoy lunch at the Lake Ferry Hotel, famous for its Fish and Chips (own expense) before heading over the hill early in the afternoon. Your hotel in Wellington for two nights is the centrally located Intercontinental Hotel.

Your accommodation: InterContinental Wellington (or similar)

Stay in modern luxury in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city and adjacent to the scenic harbour. This famous Wellington hotel offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine at three restaurants, including the award-winning Chameleon. The hotel is the ideal base to explore the business, shopping and cultural centres of Wellington.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 6 - Spend a day in the Coolest Little Capital in the World

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour - Day 6
Explore Wellington

To quote a well-known company, Wellington is the Coolest Little Capital in the World. Famous for its food and coffee in various cafes and restaurants there is so much more to the Capital than that. Tour some of the best attractions including Te Papa, Weta Workshop and Zealandia. Tonight, dine together on the waterfront.

Your accommodation: InterContinental Wellington (or similar)

Stay in modern luxury in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city and adjacent to the scenic harbour. This famous Wellington hotel offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine at three restaurants, including the award-winning Chameleon. The hotel is the ideal base to explore the business, shopping and cultural centres of Wellington.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 7 - Time to say farewell

Maher Escorted Tours - North Island Christmas Tour - Day 7
Depart Wellington

Today the tour comes to an end after breakfast. Transfers to Wellington Airport will be provided for those that require them.

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