Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Island Scenes of the Tasman (16 days)

Captain's Choice

Auckland, New Zealand To Sydney, Australia

Valid for Departures: 18 Jan 2019 - 02 Feb 2019

Island Scenes of the Tasman (16 days)

Day 6

Day at Sea, New Zealand

Day 7

Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Day 10

Cruising Doubtful & Milford Sounds, New Zealand

Day 11

Day at Sea, New Zealand

Day 12

Day at Sea, New Zealand

Day 15

Day at Sea, Australia

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
18 Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Sofitel Viaduct Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With New Zealand’s summer in full swing, we make

ourselves comfortable at the plush Sofitel Viaduct Hotel.

Tonight, enjoy getting to know your fellow travellers at

a Welcome Dinner and reception at a nearby restaurant.

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Day 2
19 Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Sofitel Viaduct Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the city on a half-day tour, and admire its ocean

vistas and volcanic landscapes. This afternoon, see more

of Auckland on your own schedule. Alternatively, you may

like to climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge. This evening,

dine at our hotel or at one of the specially selected

local restaurants.

Day 3
20 Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Check out this morning and select from the following

Your World experiences:

- Feel the rare thrill of sailing an America’s Cup yacht.

Take the helm or work hard on the grinders, hoisting

the mainsail during this hands-on sailing adventure

on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

- Visit the nearby Auckland Museum, renowned for

its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures.

Board the opulent Silver Muse later this afternoon.

Day 4
21 Jan 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The largest city in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty is where

we base ourselves today, selecting from the following

Your World experiences:

- Take a tour of Rotorua and watch young Maori

apprentices being taught the ancient art of carving

and weaving. At the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve,

become acquainted with authentic Maori culture.

- Journey to Waikato for a guided tour of the Hobbiton

Movie Set. Having been chosen as the site for the

Lord of the Rings films for its unblemished landscape,

the set was then completely rebuilt for the production

of the Hobbit films.

Day 5
22 Jan 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gisborne has the distinct privilege of seeing the sun rise

before any other city in the world. From here, we choose

from these Your World experiences:

- Don a pair of waders and embark on a low-tide

Reef Ecology Tour. Take the opportunity to observe

and interact with the inhabitants of Tatapouri Bay,

and even feed wild stingrays.

- Enjoy an afternoon at several nearby wineries,

renowned for their Chardonnays.

Day 6
23 Jan 2019
Day at Sea, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

While away the hours at sea with a good book, or simply

relax and enjoy the good life courtesy of Silver Muse.

Day 7
24 Jan 2019
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At the tip of the South Island, the Marlborough Sounds

present the following Your World experiences:

- Enjoy a tour of Blenheim, which includes a visit to

Peter Jackson’s Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

- Spend the afternoon at a group of local wineries,

including the distinguished Cloudy Bay Winery.

Day 8
25 Jan 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The largest city on New Zealand’s South Island,

Christchurch was recently forced to undergo new

beginnings, having suffered major damage during

a series of devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

Today, select from the following Your World experiences:

- Witness the rebuild of Christchurch after the disastrous

earthquakes. Enjoy a punt ride down the Avon River,

a Christchurch Gondola ride to the Port Hills, and a

tour of the city centre aboard the Christchurch Tram.

- Visit the Transitional Cardboard Cathedral,

Christchurch Arts Centre, and the Re:START Shipping

Container Mall, as well as other creative projects which

have aided the city’s regeneration.

Day 9
26 Jan 2019
Dunedin, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A beneficiary of the Otago gold rush, the Port Chalmers

of today comprises a thriving community of artistic

personalities and an eclectic mix of cafes, galleries

and historical attractions.

Choose from these Your World experiences:

- Follow the shoreline of Otago Harbour to Dunedin

on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Cross the fertile Taieri

Plains and enter the breathtaking Taieri Gorge. Here

you will be given time to pause for incredible vistas

and photo opportunities.

- Wander the historic streets of Dunedin City, before

exploring the Otago Peninsula, with its thriving wildlife.

Then, in Portobello, board a sea kayak and make your

way along its rugged coastline.

Day 10
27 Jan 2019
Cruising Doubtful & Milford Sounds, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day cruising Doubtful & Milford Sounds.

As we navigate our way through vast fjords and past

sharply rising peaks, we feel like explorers from another

age. With waterfalls cascading rapidly down green cliffs,

nature’s predominance leaves us feeling humbled.

Day 11
28 Jan 2019
Day at Sea, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

While we’re at sea, take the opportunity to attend

an onboard lecture, find a sunny spot on the deck

or perhaps choose a film from the in-house selection.

The choice is yours.

Day 12
29 Jan 2019
Day at Sea, New Zealand
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

While we’re at sea, take the opportunity to attend

an onboard lecture, find a sunny spot on the deck

or perhaps choose a film from the in-house selection.

The choice is yours.

Day 13
30 Jan 2019
Burnie, Australia
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a stroll through the Fern Glade reserve,

a conservation area along the banks of the Emu River,

replete with native wildlife and fauna. Then see the

remarkable flat top of Table Cape, before sampling

some fine single malt whiskies at Hellyers Road Distillery.

Day 14
31 Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Docking in Melbourne this morning, we leave our ship

and take the day at leisure. Perhaps explore the National

Gallery of Victoria, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the

Shrine of Remembrance.

Day 15
01 Feb 2019
Day at Sea, Australia
Silver Muse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On our final leg aboard Silver Muse, indulge in the many

available culinary options or enjoy the views on deck as

we cruise up the South Pacific Ocean towards Sydney.

Day 16
02 Feb 2019
Sydney, Australia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early this morning as we enter the heads and

make our approach to Sydney Harbour. Disembarking

Silver Muse, our journey concludes and we say our

final farewells.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

An ocean breeze stirs the senses, arousing us to survey this land of striking coastlines. Yet natural wonders on grand scales form only part of New Zealand’s appeal. In a small northern town, fertile soil provides the impetus for the growing of the famed Kiwi fruit, while, just a short distance away, fantastical creatures of the celluloid variety make their homes in hillside holes. Setting aside time, we treat ourselves to the pleasures originating from the vine. Then, with just a short skip over the Tasman, pause for spectacular views of Tasmania’s North-West coast.

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