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Grand Tour of Australia & New Zealand

Overview

Tour Type : Leisure Tours

Destinations

Sydney - Auckland - Waitomo – Rotorua - Napier - Wellington - Christchurch - Sydney - Cairns - Kuranda - Great Barrier Reef - Melbourne


Your Itinerary

  • 1

    San Francisco / JFK New York

    Assemble SFO (San Francisco) or New York (JFK airport ).

  • 2

    Onboard Flight

    Enjoy onboard amenities offered by your Airline

  • 3

    Arrive Auckland

    With a connection in Sydney arrive Auckland airport @ 105PM

    Met by our representative.

    Afternoon Proceed on a City Tour. Auckland is known as ‘City of Sails” cross the Auckland Harbor bridge and visit Mount Eden a dormant volcano, enjoy panoramic views of the city and its harbors.

    Check in to Hotel. Overnight at hotel. (D)

    Dinner Indian Restaurant

    Hotel: Grand Millennium Auckland Hotel or Similar

  • 4

    Auckland - Waitomo – Rotorua

    After breakfast proceed to visit Kelly Tarlton’s sea life Aquarium. Travel south through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the 'Thermal City' of Rotorua. On arrival in Rotorua see New Zealand's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. Following this, visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. (B,L,D)

    Meals Lunch Local, Dinner Local

    Hotel: Distinction Hotel Rotura or Similar

  • 5

    Rotorua - Napier

    This morning is at your leisure. You might like to visit Rainbow Springs to complete your Rotorua sightseeing (optional activity not included) before departing for Napier this afternoon. Travel south through the Wairakei Geothermal area to arrive at Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. Continue over rugged mountain ranges and well cultivated farmland to arrive in the ‘Art Deco’ city of Napier. (B,L,D)

    Lunch Local & Dinner Local

    Hotel: Quality Inn Napier or Similar

  • 6

    Napier - Wellington

    Breakfast at hotel. Travel through the Manawatu Gorge and Takapau Plains to Palmerston North, famous for its agricultural university. Stops over scenic look out points. (Drive time 5-6 hours depending on traffic)Continue south to arrive in Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. (B,L,D)

    Lunch Local, Dinner Local

    Hotel: Grand Chancellor James Cook or similar

  • 7

    Wellington - Christchurch

    Journey across Cook Strait, (Interlslander ferry from Wellington to Picton, This 92 KM journey takes 3 hours and has been described as one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world) which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand and into the Marlborough Sounds with its sparkling clear waters and lush forests, before arriving in Picton. Travel south through Blenheim and Kaikoura to reach the 'Garden City' of Christchurch. (B,L,D)

    Lunch Local and Dinner Indian Restaurant

    Hotel Ibis Hotel Christchurch or Similar

  • 8

    Christchurch – Sydney - Flights

    Depart Hotel to airport and connect to Qantas 138 departing @ 635AM from Christchurch ( checkin begins 3 hours early) arriving Sydney @ 8.05 AM

    Check in.. Arrive and Transfer to hotel, rooms will be ready after 200PM. Overnight. (B,L,D)

    2 Hour sightseeing to be added after flights confirmed
    Lunch - on flight
    Western Dinner at Hotel

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour or Similar

  • 9

    Arrive Sydney – City Tour – Show Boat Cruise

    After Breakfast check out from the cruise. We proceed on a city tour of Sydney. See the world famous, uniquely designed Opera House from inside. Also visit the AMP Tower, the harbor bridge, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Hyde Park and Kings Cross. The views from the tower are breathtaking and take you to as close as the Harbor Bridge and Opera House to sights as far away as the beaches to the mountains. The tower has a capacity of 960 persons, and contains two levels of restaurants, a coffee lounge, an Observation Deck, two telecommunication transmission levels and three plant levels. Have a marvelous lunch at the Sydney Tower Buffet (STB) which is located on the tower’s second level. Lunch at Restaurant. Check in Hotel. Afternoon proceed to Bondi Beach, this south facing beach can attract more than 40,000 visitors on a typical summer weekend. Evening enjoy Cruise through Sydney Harbour in style on board a spacious motor yacht that departs from Circular Quay and King Street Wharf. Glide by landmarks, including the floodlit Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and watch the city change colors with the sunset. Then sit down for and enjoy dinner with an array of international dishes including fresh seafood. Enjoy the views from your table or the viewing deck, (B,L,D)

    Buffet Lunch and Dinner on Show boat

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour or Similar

  • 10

    Grand Blue Mountains Tour

    After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, leave for a full day Grand Blue Mountain tour. The fantastic tour includes ticket for Scenic Rides, which also has worlds steepest and the most scenic funicular train ride in Katoomba. Later, visit the Feather dale Wildlife Park which is home to highly diverse Australian Wildlife and birds. Return to hotel in the evening & enjoy a comforting overnight at the hotel in Sydney. (B,L,D)

    Local Lunch and Thai Dinner

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour or Similar

  • 11

    FLY TO Cairns – Kuranda Rain Forest – flights

    Depart Hotel to airport and connect to Qantas 922 departing @ 900AM from Sydney ( checkin begins 3 hours early) arriving Cairns @ 1100 AM

    Transfer to Sydney Airport for flight to Cairns (TBA). Arrive Cairns and Transfer to Kuranda Rainforest Station (Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. The town of Myola is also located within the locality of Kuranda. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Cairns, via the Kuranda Range road. It is surrounded by tropical rainforest and adjacent to the Wet Tropics World )

    Army Duck tour/Pamagirri Dance Show/Dreamtime Walk/Kaola and Wildlife Park

    Local Lunch and Indian Dinner

    Transfer to Hotel. Overnight. (L,D)

    Hotel: Rydges Plaza Cains or Similar

  • 12

    Cairns – Great Barrier Reef

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Full Day Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Cruise. 2 Hours on Green Island, 3 hours at outer barrier reef platform. Semi-submersible coral viewing. Visit underwater observatory and transfer back to hotel

    Buffet Lunch and Western Dinner

    Hotel: Rydges Plaza Cains or Similar

  • 13

    FLY TO Melbourne – City Tour – flights

    Depart Hotel to airport and connect to Qantas 703 departing @ 125PM from Cairns ( checkin begins 3 hours early) arriving Melbourne @ 330PM

    Transfer to Airport, Flights TBA. Later proceed to airport to fly to Melbourne. Upon arrival proceed to hotel. Evening enjoy a city tour of Melbourne - covering Fitzroy Garden, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Royal Exhibition Building, Federation Square, Arts Center, Shrine of Remembrance, town hall and parliament House. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight hotel. (B,D)

    Lunch – on flight and Buffet Dinner

    Hotel; Clarion Suite Gateway or Similar

  • 14

    Melbourne – Philip Island Tour

    After breakfast continue for City Tour visiting Parliament house, Fitzroy Garden, Shrine of Remembrance, Town hall. Transfer to Warrook Cattle Farm with show. Transfer to Philip island for Penguin standard Viewing. Overnight hotel. Dinner at restaurant. (B,L,D)

    Local Lunch and Indian Dinner

    Hotel; Clarion Suite Gateway or Similar

  • 15

    Melbourne – Departure - Flight

    Depart Hotel to airport and connect to Qantas 444 departing @ 330PM from Melbourne ( checkin begins 3 hours early) with a connection in Melbourne arrives in San Francisco @ 1225PM

    Breakfast at Hotel.

    Return home with wonderful Australian memories

     

    HAPPY MEMORIES TO PLAN FOR THE NEXT TOUR WITH FAITH HOLIDAYS !!!!

Dates & Price

Tour Prices - Dates

Tour Date

Nov 05 - Nov 19, 2019

Tour Price

$ 6,199 (per person based on double occupancy)

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • International and domestic airfare with all taxes
  • 4 star hotel accommodations
  • A/C motor coaches with English Speaking Driver /guide
  • Meals as per itinerary ( restaurants subject to change)
  • Entrances fees as per attached itinerary

Exclusions

  • Tips to Guides , Drivers and Porters of $10 per person ,per day
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Passports/Visa's
  • Additional meals other than specified in the itinerary and also food and drinks not part of the menu
  • Laundry , Beverages and Telephone charges

A Non-Refundable deposit of $750 is required at booking and final payments due 75 days before departure. Please read our terms and conditions in our booking form. Travel Insurance is required and highly recommended ( contact organizers for details)

VISA'S required by US passport and other nationalities for this tour. Please contact organizers for more details. It’s your responsibility to obtain necessary visas.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Booking Procedures

Please read the Terms and conditions of travel and agree in the Booking form before submission, as your booking is subject to the terms listed below. A contract is entered into once your travel agent or Faith Holidays receives your signed booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Faith Holidays

Payment

A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure reservations, which will be applied to the price of the tour. Additional deposits may be required. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payments must be paid to the order of ‘Faith Holidays Inc.” If the final balance is not received on time Faith Holidays reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and cancellation charges may be applied. If you book your travel within 90 days of departure, the full amount must be paid at booking.

Credit Cards

All prices quoted include a 4 % discount for payment by cash, check and Money order.

Travel Protection Plan (Optional charge)

Faith Holidays Inc. recommends you to purchase a Travel Protection Plan for Trip, Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical & Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and many more

Passports & Visas

A valid US passport is required for US Citizens. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond completion of travel. Visas may be required and for US Citizens we will furnish the relevant details after receipt of your booking deposit and confirmation of your booking. Non US citizens should consult with appropriate Consulates and Embassies. It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to secure proper documentation prior to joining the tour. It is the responsibility of the Traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the US State Department’s travel website @ www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department. Should the Traveler choose to travel notwithstanding any travel advisory or Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, the traveler is subject to be responsible for all risk of personal injury, death, or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

What Your Tour Price Generally Includes & Excludes


Your Tour Price Includes

  • Economy class Airfare from USA as listed in the brochure (Business Class Option available- Please contact us)
  • Accommodations on Double Occupancy with Bath, Single room supplement applies
  • Standard class on rail, road, Cruise and other transportation as described in our brochure
  • Inflight meals and/or refreshments according to Airline itinerary.
  • Transfers between the appropriate overseas airports/stations/port and your hotels according to each itinerary unless otherwise stated.
  • Excursions and tours as per brochure
  • Meals as described in Brochure
  • Services of professional guides and/or a Tour Escort

Your Tour Price Excludes

  • International Airfare, unless otherwise stated.
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, incidentals , etc.
  • Airport departure taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Cost of Visas and passports.
  • Transport between your home and home airport/station/port.
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis.
  • Gratuities for services on all individual tours and gratuities to your Tour Escort.
  • Airline baggage fees. Most Airline charges fees for checked bags.
  • Pre-assigned Airline Seats incur additional fees.
  • Still, video, film and professional camera fees

Alterations Made to the Scheduled Program

Our tours are planned in advance and changes may be unavoidable due to circumstances amounting to “Force Majeure” or similar reasons beyond our control, such as delays in departures on travel booking or closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State Government or Tourist Organizations altering the itinerary, the duration of time spend in a city or even omitting a city or part of the itinerary due to a local situation. In such cases we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the tour, we reserve the right to alter the schedule itinerary accordingly and no compensation will be paid.

We will make every reasonable effort to provide you with the booked tour arrangements but minor changes may occur. If they are significant we shall, if possible inform you or your travel agent before departure. In the event of such amendment being made, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by Faith Holidays and their agents in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Please note that Faith Holidays will not be liable to reimburse additional expenses undertaken by the client in preparation for the tour. These include and are not limited to international tickets, used mileage awards and fees, cost of visas, immunization etc.

Tour Prices

Tour prices are based on US dollars (Unless otherwise noted) and exchange rates in effect. They are subject to variation if there are increases due to governmental actions, additional taxes, exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges. Any increase in the original tour price will be notified to you at least 90 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure surcharge will be included in your invoice. Faith holidays will absorb an amount equivalent to two percent of tour price. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed tour price. If you settle the final balance by the due date we will absorb any price increases after that due date. In return for this commitment, we are unable to make any refund or reduce any other costs should the value of the US dollar improve against the currencies used. For scheduled group departures, it may be necessary to re-cost your tour due to low number of participants. You will be contacted 90 days prior to your departure date and advised should a supplementary fee apply. If all group members accept the increased cost the tour will operate as scheduled. However, if the supplement is not accepted by you then you will be entitled to full refund of all monies paid or a transfer to another tour.

Our Responsibilities

Faith Holidays makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide you with the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodations, transport or other facilities used in connection with our tours. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Faith holidays is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God.

Faith Holidays cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses shall be borne by the client. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are subject to International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability.

The participant waives any claim against Faith Holidays for any damage to, or loss of, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Faith Holidays cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointments, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services. We do take all responsible steps to insure that organizations providing service maintain standards, which are acceptable within the norm in each locality. The participant assumes the risks and understands that all travel has inherent risk that may result in injury or death and that participation in activities, including but not limited to driving, hiking, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing, riding in helicopters, on trains, in boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding, and any other activities. The information contained in this brochure has been compiled with all reasonable care, is accurate to best of knowledge and is given in good faith. Faith Holidays highly recommend you to purchase Travelers insurance to protect your travel investment. Without insurance in case of incident, you may have to pay out of pocket for medical evacuation, medical care or other large expenses.

All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in whose courts using NYC law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Faith Holidays shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Faith Holidays assumes responsibility for representations it makes, but not for those made by others and including, but not limited to, any employee of Faith holidays or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Faith Holidays travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Faith Holidays in writing by letter, fax or email to Faith Holidays. Please note deposits are non-refundable. Please state the reason for cancellation as your reason for cancellation may be covered by insurance policy under their covered reasons. If notification of cancellation is received more than 90 days before departure you will only lose your deposit. For notification received within 90 days of departure, cancellation charges are as follows:

Cancellation charges per person.
No of days of departure Charges
91+ days before departure Deposit Non- refundable
90-31 days before departure Penalty 50 %
30- Day of Departure Penalty 100%

(Airline and Cruise Penalties not part of the above percentages. There is no exception to cancellation fees)

Cancellations received Fridays for tour departures that Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will be treated as day of departure cancellation. We cannot give any allowance for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. not taken, when these are included in the price of the program.

Points to be Noted

  • All images in the brochures or advertisements are only for representation purpose.
  • All passengers need to be in possession of valid visas, confirmed air tickets and overseas travel insurance.
  • All Passengers joining the tours must travel to / from the hub city as per the itinerary, at their own expense.
  • All meals are preset, and a-la carte is not possible. Packed meals may be provided on certain days to keep up the schedule of the itinerary.
  • All damages caused to the hotel rooms/Coach/other amenities during the tour, shall be payable by the passengers. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for the same.
  • All Passengers must take extra care of their personal belongings while on the tour, every country of travel is prone to thefts and bag/purse snatching. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for any loss of belongings/baggage.
  • The tour cost does not include cost of airfare, visas and overseas medical insurance unless specified in each of the itineraries
  • The company will not be responsible or accept any liability for any damages, loss, baggage loss, theft, injury, accident, death, breakdown or any irregularity, which may occur during the tour.
  • The company will not be responsible for any damage or irregularities due to weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour.
  • The right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, airplane, bus, ship or other services is reserved by the management of the company.
  • The Tour Manager, guide and the driver will provide the best service during the tour to enjoy the sites as per itinerary within the jurisdiction of each of the sites of visit.
  • The Management reserve the right to change a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary. Tour Manager / Guide reserves the right to amend the itinerary.in the interest of the Tour.
  • The Management reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any departure, excursion advertised.
  • Refunds will not be provided for the unutilized part of the any services like meals, sightseeing, transfers, etc mentioned in the tour.
  • For Detailed “Terms and Condition” please refer the Booking form.
Remarks

Remarks

  • Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
  • There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour .
  • Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally
  • or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.