We assist you to create truly memorable arrangements, working either as a partner or if you prefer, behind the scenes. The scope of Our Creative Menu is flexible and certainly not limited to our glorious food and wine itineraries - we frequently design and coordinate arrangements with a particular area of special interest including; golf, fishing (fly, river and ocean), significant gardens and architecture, art and culture or any one of the 100's of other remarkable experiences New Zealand is world famous for.
Most of our tours are designed at a leisurely pace - in the main, featuring two, three or in some instances four night stays, eliminating the need to pack/unpack and move-on every day and providing you with the opportunity to truly discover each individual destination's unique terrior. Occasionally too the itinerary includes an afternoon, a morning or in an iconic "must not be missed" destination such as Queenstown, an entire day at leisure which is left for you to decide how best to enjoy it. And we also promise to keep long drives to a minimum.
We are also very mindful, that this journey to Aotearoa/New Zealand may be a once in a life-time trip for some of our guests. So along with the extraordinary food and wine experiences featured, each itinerary also allows numerous opportunities to include additional optional sightseeing experiences which feature on your bucket-list.
Tours feature a range of carefully selected and very comfortable hotels and lodges reflecting the uniqueness of its particular region. Generally, our hotels grade at 4* or above (or the best available in a particular location), and include WIFI internet access, porterage and tips. Many also include a private gym and lap pool.
All breakfasts, the occasional lunch and numerous Tour Highlight dinners, sampling regional cuisine and wine are included.
We are also very aware that there is such a thing as "too much of a good thing" … as a result, we have very deliberately sprinkled leisure time into each journey - allowing you the freedom to explore and discover delicious local dining alternatives (check with your Tour Director for suggestions) or to relax in the privacy of your own suite.
All tours feature late model, deluxe air conditioned coaches. These are usually a smaller 30 seater, allowing ample room for a comfortable journey and the opportunity to explore some interesting lesser known by-ways, inaccessible to larger tour coaches.
Group tours have the services of both a locally based professional tour driver and tour director for the duration of the journey. And should something unforeseen occur (and let's face, it does very occasionally) we have someone on the ground WITH THE GROUP 24/7 authorised to take any necessary executive decision/s in order to resolve it.
Where we feel a little extra local knowledge and expertise is appropriate, we frequently engage the services of expert local tour and wine guides to enrich your experience with their unique knowledge and expertise.
We are also able to assist with the planning and coordination of these arrangements.
Whether travelling as an individual or a family, as a couple, to a conference or for any of the other myriad of reasons people travel - we can assist you.
In today's volatile business environment it is important to partner with a company that is reputable and financially secure. Our partnership with the respected ANZCRO team ensures that we are accessing the best available rates for your ground arrangements. As importantly they are members of ATAS (member 09981; accreditation number A11024); CATO (member T01077), ATEC + IATA.
Typically these are supplied as part of our quotation process and may also be found on the dedicated T&C page on this website.
Usually, this is distributed 30 days prior to travel and in conjunction with a detailed daily itinerary, these will also contain important travel facts, handy hints and what to expect once you are on the ground in New Zealand.
SPECIAL NOTE: We are not responsible for arranging passport or visa applications for entry to New Zealand or for the arrangement of travel insurance (which is strongly recommended) as this typically MUST be obtained in your country of residence.