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THE ICONIC WONDERS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

2020/21 scenic.co.uk


Welcome

With over 30 years’ experience creating unforgettable, handcrafted journeys, a fully-inclusive Scenic escorted tour promises to introduce you to the best of Australia and New Zealand. Our guests are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we create 5-star journeys that contain a whole host of inclusions, many of which other tour operators charge extra for. From our once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences showcasing the very best of what each region has to offer, to our extensive range of near daily flexible Scenic Freechoice excursions and special Scenic Freechoice Dining options in a range of unique venues.

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You’ll find the Scenic difference is in the details. Our custom-designed itineraries have set the benchmark in 5-star luxury escorted land journeys. Enjoy the finest accommodation and transport complemented by all-inclusive sightseeing and the service of a dedicated Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides. Discover famous landmarks and hidden gems, some of which access to is exclusive to Scenic, transforming your adventure into something truly exceptional. Join us in 2020/21 to explore Australasia’s epic landscapes in unrivalled luxury. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our exceptional journeys.


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DISCOVER Explore a continent of awe-inspiring magnitude, where natural wonder, ancient culture and indigenous wildlife are yours to coexist amongst, and rainforest retreats and grand city centre properties are yours in which to reside.

Northern Territory

Alice Springs

AUSTRALIA

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

South Australia

Western Australia

Tours Overview Duration

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Destinations

Grand Australia

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Perth > Sydney

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Taste of South Australia

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Adelaide > Adelaide

DTSA

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Ultimate Tasmania

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Hobart > Hobart

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Very Best of Australia & New Zealand

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Melbourne > Auckland

DGAN

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Ultimate New Zealand

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Auckland > Christchurch

DSHI/DULI

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Royal New Zealand

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Christchurch > Auckland

Tour & Travel Information

DROI

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Scenic Club

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Scenic Special Stays

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Hotel Directory

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Scenic Freechoice Directory

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Port Douglas Thala Beach Cairns

Queensland

Brisbane

Flinders Ranges

Cape Reinga

New South Wales

Omapere

Bay of Islands (Paihia)

Sydney

Barossa Valley Clare Valley Adelaide Glenelg Kangaroo Island

Auckland

Rotorua

Victoria

Melbourne

Lake Taupo

North Island

Phillip Island

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Smithton Launceston Cradle Mountain Freycinet Strahan National Park Tasmania Hobart

Wellington Blenheim

Franz Josef

Milford Sound Queenstown

Arthur’s Pass Mount Cook Christchurch

South Island Te Anau

Dunedin

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5-STAR LUXURY With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.

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Return flights from a choice of UK airports All internal flights throughout Australia and New Zealand  Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences  Scenic Freechoice – a choice of wonderful activities throughout your journey  Scenic Freechoice Dining – a choice of dining options to suit your mood  Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations  Scenic Special Stays – iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and heritage Helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef, and seaplane flight over Sydney Harbour TranzAlpine rail journey Milford Sound overnight cruise Welcome and farewell receptions Fully escorted touring Expert Tour Directors and local guides Personal airport transfers throughout Australia and New Zealand Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels

And of course all tipping and gratuities

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A TranzAlpine rail journey B Locally inspired dining C National Kiwi Trust, Rotorua D Knowledgeable local guides E Milford Mariner, Milford Sound overnight cruise

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THE SCENIC LUXURY EXPERIENCE

At Scenic, we handpick each and every unforgettable experience to ensure our innovative itineraries continue to set the standard for 5-star luxury land touring. - We are best in class and every trip is our opportunity to raise the bar higher.

When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of. From our Journey Designers curating itineraries which showcase the very best of what Australia and New Zealand have to offer, to our expert Tour Directors, guiding each and every adventure. Offering the very best in comfort and service, your 5-star journey also includes dining, luxurious accommodation and rail journeys, as well as all transfers and even tipping. Every Scenic journey delivers excellence on every level.


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The Scenic Luxury Experience

Scenic Enrich Fully-inclusive, exclusive and unique, Scenic Enrich grants you rare and unforgettable insights into Australia and New Zealand. View the Great Barrier Reef as you fly over in a helicopter*, dine in the light of a thousand bulbs as the sun sets over Ayers Rock, and hear Mãori tales on a guided tour of New Zealand’s Tane Mahuta. See pages 10-11 for details

Cruising Waking up on Milford Sound is one of life’s great pleasures. Explore this majestic fiord on board the Milford Mariner. Anchor for the night in a sheltered cove and explore by kayak or small boat, before enjoying a delicious evening buffet. The next morning, enjoy the incredible sunrise in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. See page 16 for details

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Scenic Freechoice Choose between a vast range of flexible excursions, designed to enable you to personalise your days and experience a destination, at a pace that suits you.

World-Class Hotels Our hotels are selected for their location and character, to ensure your stay is truly reflective of the destination.

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Stopovers Break up your long-haul flight with a two-night stopover, from only £180 per person.

Embark on city sightseeing tours, unearth the area’s natural allure or delve into the surrounding culture as you meet with the locals, the choice is always yours.

Wake in a bungalow in the heart of Thala Beach Nature Reserve, experience Australia’s Red Centre from the 5-star Sails in the Desert hotel, or reside in eco-cabins within Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park.

Relax and recharge as you discover somewhere new before you reach your destination. Choose from Hong Kong, North Pattaya, Hua Hin, Bangkok, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore or Sentosa Island, and enjoy time to explore independently.

See pages 12-13 for details

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Rail Travel through the heart of the South Island on board the TranzAlpine. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. As you pass through stunning landscapes, an open air viewing carriage lets you feel even closer to the stunning and ever-changing scenery. See page 17 for details

Travel Tailored to You Enjoy complete peace-ofmind because all your travel is taken care of. Return flights to Australia and New Zealand with some of the world’s most reputable airlines, internal transfers to and from your hotel and all the little touches in between are what make a big difference to your journey.

The Nth Degree When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of, including transfers and tipping. All our transport, whether by coach, boat or rail, is of the highest standard.

This is why we take our time perfecting them.

We use local guides as we believe nobody knows an area like someone who lives there. Our tours will not only show you the highlights, but also gems that only a local knows.

See pages 20-21 for details

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A Field of Light dining experience, Uluru B Seaplane flight over Sydney Harbour C Maori performance, Tamaki Village, Rotorua D Helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef

Our Scenic Enrich encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy private access and special moments you will treasure forever. A

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Celebrate the beauty of the red kangaroo, a true Australian icon, at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. Enjoy a guided sunset tour and experience a leisurely walk through the sanctuary’s 188-acre wildlife reserve, just as the kangaroos start to wake from their day-time sleep.

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Our exclusive Scenic Enrich program has been designed to feature the most compelling experiences in the most incredible of destinations. These are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, which promise to become unforgettable highlights of your trip. Soar above the magnificent Sydney Harbour in a seaplane, and marvel at the technicolour display of coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef from above, in a helicopter. Witness artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation lighting up the desert night as you enjoy canapés, authentic food and complimentary drinks, next to Uluru. Visit Alice Springs Kangaroo Sanctuary on an exclusive group tour, and walk amongst the much-loved marsupials as they wake from their slumber. In South Australia’s Flinders Ranges National Park, venture into the vast natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound, and during your time in Tasmania, delight your taste buds at the Pyengana Dairy Company, reputed to produce Australia’s finest cheddar. In New Zealand, venture off-the-beaten track for an authentic introduction to traditional Mãori life at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Tamaki Village in Rotorua. Visit the mighty Tane Mahuta, nestled in Waipoua Forest, and look forward to visiting Mission Estate winery, one of the oldest and most established wine producers, for a private dinner and tasting event.

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Scenic Freechoice gives you the flexibility to personalise your days by choosing the preferred excursions and dining experiences to suit your taste. Varying in pace, from relaxed to active, there really is something to suit everyone. And, of course, it’s all included. While many tour operators offer a limited number of excursions, Scenic give you the opportunity to pick from a diverse range of activities so that you can tailor your itinerary. Each insightful activity has been handpicked by our knowledgeable Journey Designers, bringing every destination to life. Embark on a hot air balloon adventure over the Atherton Tablelands, enjoy a seafood cruise on the Marlborough Sounds, explore the delights of Melbourne’s Yarra Valley wine region on a wine tasting tour and sail through Auckland Harbour on board an America’s Cup yacht. All before accepting invitations to boutique winery tours in Queenstown and an exciting Harley Davidson™ motorbike ride through the outback.

Freechoice Dining These culinary highlights give you the opportunity to pick where you dine at certain points throughout your journey. Enjoy a ride on the iconic Melbourne Star for a unique view of Melbourne, before dining at a local restaurant. Take a gondola up to Queenstown’s chic Stratosfare Restaurant, where a welcoming atmosphere precedes delicious modern dining, using the freshest local ingredients, complemented by stunning views of Lake Wakatipu. In Dunedin we even offer a tour and dinner at Speight’s Brewery, a landmark ale producer, founded in 1876.

Each guest is different, so we appreciate that you may want to move at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll want to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo, or you may wish to truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For those keen to explore further afield, for a longer or more demanding journey. Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city on a walking tour. Relaxed – A slower pace to take your time exploring museums, gardens or vineyards.


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Whether you prefer a relaxed or active pace, we offer a range of award-winning activities and dining options, at no additional cost. Scenic Freechoice activity

Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the exclusive Seafood Odyssea Cruise, featuring Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay clams and Greenshell mussels with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the definitive wine/food match. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Cruise near an aquaculture farm, learn about this industry in the Marlborough Sounds and take in the picturesque scenery.

A Hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands B Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, Queenstown C America’s Cup yacht, Auckland D Dart River Wilderness Jet trip, New Zealand

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Every one of our carefully selected hotels has been handpicked by our expert Journey Designers to ensure it offers outstanding location and luxury. A The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook B Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef C Sails in the Desert Hotel, Uluru D Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania E Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania

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World-Class Hotels In both Australia and New Zealand, each luxurious hotel has been hand-selected by our experts to ensure every night is one of complete opulence.

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From grand city centre properties to idyllic hideaways, there’s nothing like checking into a spectacular hotel, knowing it’s been selected in order to introduce the best of each destination. The 5-star Pullman Reef Hotel is one of Cairns’ most prestigious dwellings, promising spectacular views, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, is your perfect base. And, Wilpena Pound Resort, an outback retreat located in the heart of Flinders Range National Park, is recognised as a haven of outback hospitality. Our commitment to excellence continues into New Zealand and Tasmania, with a beautiful stay at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, situated in the Western World Heritage Park, as well as the award-winning Tall Timbers Tasmania, ideally located close to the area’s many attractions.

Special Stays We’ve also handpicked a collection of extra-special hotels, selected for their character and location. In Australia’s Red Centre, the 5-star Sails in the Desert hotel acts as a wonderful contrast to Uluru’s natural beauty, while New Zealand’s Hermitage Hotel is a unique hideaway surrounded by Mount Cook. In Cairns, you’ll reside at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, an eco-friendly retreat set on a private stretch of beach in the rainforest, close to the Great Barrier Reef. And, in Tasmania, Freycinet Lodge consists of a series of eco-cabins built to embrace the environment, while Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is located on the edge of Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park.

Scenic Special Stays Look for this symbol on your itineraries for locations where you will experience these outstanding properties.

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Take an overnight cruise on Milford Sound and wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Delight in the majesty and serenity of Milford Sound after the regular day visitors have departed and view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife, accompanied by a specialist nature guide. Anchor overnight in a sheltered cove, where you can explore in the vessel’s tender craft and kayaks. Or, simply relax on deck and soak in the beauty of this amazing place or even go for a swim. As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared fresh by your on board chef. Indulge in some star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin and awake in the morning to the spectacle of sunrise on the magnificent Milford Sound.

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The TranzAlpine features GPS-triggered journey commentary at your seat via headphones, plus information displays and an overhead HD video. The train also features a café carriage offering a range of drinks, snacks and light meals and an open viewing carriage for views of the Southern Alps.

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Stopovers Before you arrive at your destination, why not enjoy a stopover in one of our many exciting destinations, adding another dimension to your adventure of a lifetime. Break up your long-haul flight, and enhance your journey by including an outbound or inbound stopover from only £180 per person. Stay in great, centrally located hotels, allowing you the luxury of free time to explore the destination of your choice. Choose from one of eight exciting destinations. From Dubai beach breaks to Hong Kong city jaunts, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Further details of Stopover options can be found on pages 72-75.

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Stopover destinations and flight options

Regional Airports*

Airport Airline

Whichever destination you opt for, the stopover will include return transfers between the airport and hotel as well as superior hotel accommodation with a full breakfast each day.

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Very Best of Australia and New Zealand

Royal New Zealand or Ultimate New Zealand

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Birmingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Manchester, Newcastle Newcastle or Glasgow or Glasgow with with Emirates Emirates

Manchester

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Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Manchester, Manchester, Newcastle, Newcastle Newcastle Leeds or Glasgow or Glasgow Bradford, with with Glasgow, Emirates Emirates (from £95 per person return flight)

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Hong Kong Sentosa Island North Pattaya Hua Hin Singapore Dubai Abu Dhabi Please note: Not all flights are direct and may transit through other points, please call for details. Regional airports offered by Emirates do not route via London Heathrow. Flights with Air New Zealand also offer a direct departure from Manchester to Hong Kong operated by Cathay Pacific for a supplement from £95pp. Singapore Airlines flights departing from Manchester are not operational daily and are subject to availability. *Supplements may apply for regional airport departures. Airline and stopover information: Airline travel is based on a specific class of seat, which are limited in number on each flight. We recommend booking early to avoid paying a supplement. Please note that airlines release their availability approximately 10 months prior to departure dates. Stopover accommodation is based on a specific category of room and is subject to availability. Stopovers are unescorted by a Scenic Tour Director. For more information on stopovers please see pages 72-75. Please call one of our travel advisors for more information.

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Travel Tailored To You Seamless travel is integral to your journey, so we’ve made getting to and from your destination easy and comfortable. We’ve included return economy class flights from the UK in every one of our itineraries, to ensure you arrive feeling ready for your trip. Airlines you can count on Flexibility and choice is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. In our continued commitment to your experience, we only use the best airlines to ensure your journey is stress-free. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

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Fly Business Class Relax in an ultra-spacious cabin, enjoying superior in-flight entertainment options, delicious cuisine, and world-class hospitality. Your spacious seat transforms into a fully flat bed and combines enhanced personal space with luxurious comfort. Contact us today to find out more about upgrading your flight. (Additional cost, upgrade not included in the tour price.)

Internal Flights We’ve scheduled internal flights so that you don’t have to endure lengthy drives or train journeys. A number of these flights will be operated by local airline, Jetstar.

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Qantas Airbus A380 Air New Zealand Premium Economy Class Singapore Airlines Business Class Cathay Pacific Economy Class

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Mission Estate Winery, Finest local ingredients Knowledgeable local guides View traditional arts and crafts first hand

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The Nth Degree When you travel with Scenic, you can be confident that we’ve thought about even the smallest details so you don’t have to. We go above and beyond, making your trip a truly carefree experience. A personal touch You’ll enjoy group sizes of no more than 48 guests throughout. We’ll personally greet you on arrival and, at the end of your journey, you’ll be transferred to your departure point. Travel in style Whether you’re travelling by road, boat or rail, you can look forward to first class or luxury standard transport and modern coaches. Likewise, we provide you with the best possible touring options, no matter where in Australia and New Zealand you happen to be travelling. Local knowledge We use a combination of Tour Directors, local guides and experienced drivers to ensure our guests’ needs are fully catered to.

Our local guides are integral to the experience, after all, nobody knows a location as well as someone who actually lives there. Not only can you expect to explore the must-see highlights, you will also be treated to the delightful little-known gems. Included value As always, you can look forward to enjoying Scenic’s trademark brand of luxury. Hidden costs are taken care of, and that includes all tipping and gratuities.


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AUSTRALIA Vast desert outback, rocky mountain ranges, winding ocean roads and cosmopolitan cityscapes, take the Scenic route through Australia as the allure of true adventure beckons. — Perth’s stunning beaches, world-class wineries and urban heartbeat combine to make the country’s ‘sunniest capital city’ effortlessly fascinating to visitors, while Australia’s Red Centre provides otherworldly experiences in the presence of natural wonder and rendezvous’ with indigenous wildlife. Travel from the fertile landscapes of Australia’s southeast coast to Cairns, the ‘gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’, where Aboriginal tales are told in authentic settings, and marvel at the world-famous Sydney Harbour from the deck of a luxurious yacht.


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Australia Contemporary cities spill out onto golden beaches and vast outback carpets thousands of miles of endless horizon. Where the Great Barrier Reef meets the great outdoors, and world-class wineries and authentic cuisine satisfy a taste for the unknown. It won’t take long to fall under Australia’s enchanting spell. Cosmopolitan coastlines Australia’s coastal cities boast their own unique identity and unmissable highlights. Sydney is the most iconic of all, a metropolis wrapped around one of the world’s most celebrated harbours and in close proximity to the world-famous Bondi Beach. Melbourne, considered the cultural capital, is a stylish sanctuary for artists and creatives alike, with its inspiring ocean road drives, treasured lanes and wildlife-rich island neighbours. And, Perth’s easy-going mentality is shaped by its pristine parklands, offshore nature reserves and paradise-like beaches and bays. Flavours down-under Bold flavours, fresh seafood and hearty produce, Australia’s progressive culinary landscape is as diverse as it is flavoursome. From laid-back barbecues to vineyard lunches and award-winning eateries, the land down-under is recognised for its myriad achievements in fine food, casual fare and world-class wines. Striking landmarks Thousands travel to Australia for its inspiring landscapes and striking natural beauty. The clear Queensland waters are home to the technicolour coral network of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the great natural wonders of the world. The shores of Thala Beach boast idyllic scenes of postcard perfection and indigenous rock carvings tell hidden tales of ancient life as abundant wildlife roams freely across a land without boundaries.

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Tasmania With its pristine wilderness, complex convict history and outstanding local produce, Tasmania is an island not to be missed. Hear stories about its intriguing history, meet with local wildlife and lead your taste buds on a delicious journey. Food & drink An unwavering focus on preserving the environment enables this tiny island state to produce much of its own fresh produce. Farmers markets, local eateries and friendly pubs are abundant, as well as finer high-end bars and restaurants. A truly authentic gastronomic experience, here is where you’ll find Australia’s ‘finest cheddar’ in production, at the Pyengana Dairy Company, as well as some of the country’s leading cool climate wines, ciders, whisky and gin. Boutique breweries are all the rage, where producers can show off their wares during tasting sessions. Nature & wildlife Due to its size, it’s not difficult to venture into the differing environments. National parks and world heritage wilderness make up nearly half of its terrain and are where you can expect to find mammals, birds and reptiles, some of which are unique to Tasmania. Mt. Field National Park is the oldest, while the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park promises excellent views of Cradle Mountain on a clear day.

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Tasmania has long been at the forefront when it comes to growing and producing gourmet ingredients. From handcrafted cheeses to acres of berry farms, crisp apple cider and sublime fresh seafood, you’ll love sampling all the culinary delights. The island is also fast gaining a reputation for quality whiskey, with its pure air, clean water and a climate well-suited to whiskey-making seeing the advent of several top-class distilleries.

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From Western Australia’s spectacular landscapes and wine regions, to the Northern Territory famed for its desert outback. The tropical Far North, to New South Wales and Victoria. Nature coexists in perfect harmony with a bustling urban scene on this adventure through Australia’s vibrant heart. Begin your adventure with a three-night Special Stay at Perth’s 5-star Duxton Hotel, where you’ll explore the beautiful beaches of Rottnest Island and enjoy a Scenic Enrich dinner cruise on Swan River. Visit Alice Springs Kangaroo Sanctuary for a special experience as the marsupials awake from their slumber and, in Australia’s Red Centre, stay at the Sails in the Desert hotel, a luxury retreat excellently located for your Scenic Enrich dining experience at Uluru. Visit Phillip Island for the oncein-a-lifetime penguin parade, before heading north to Cairns, where a stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve welcomes you between the rainforest and the shores of the Great Barrier Reef. Fly over in a helicopter to witness the technicolour display below and conclude your adventure in Sydney, with a Scenic Freechoice excursion to the Blue Mountains and a seaplane ride over the iconic harbour.

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Scenic Enrich experience An open-air dining experience in the desert surrounding Uluru (Ayers Rock), thousands of bulbs twinkle like stars as the sun sets behind this natural wonder. Enjoy canapés, complimentary drinks and authentic cuisine in the most spectacular of settings, exclusive to Scenic guests.

Fly by seaplane over Sydney’s main attractions

To find out more visit scenic.co.uk or call your local travel agent


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Field of Light dining experience, Uluru

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911

Enjoy a Swan River welcome dinner cruise Visit the much-loved Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs on a guided sunset tour Discover Uluru’s Field of Light exhibition, during an exquisite dining experience Fly by helicopter over the stunning Great Barrier Reef Experience the unique views of the Atherton Tablelands in a hot air balloon Explore the tranquil beauty of the Blue Mountains on a day trip Take a scenic seaplane flight over Sydney’s top landmarks, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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You’ll be met by a Scenic Representative and transferred to the Duxton Hotel for a three-night Special Stay. Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Explore the sights, such as Perth’s Mint, Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, the city’s lively shopping precincts are perfect for indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Enrich Tonight, you will take to the waters of Swan River for a welcome dinner cruise. With a glass of sparkling wine in-hand and a buffet laid out for you and your fellow Scenic guests, this is the perfect opportunity to raise a toast to the journey ahead with new friends and your Tour Director. Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Explore the beautiful beaches and bays of Rottnest Island or enjoy a tour of Perth, including lunch and a cruise to Fremantle. Alternatively, enjoy a day out discovering the mysteries behind the desert Pinnacles. Get to know the heritage and culture that gives Perth its quirks, on an informative and entertaining guided city tour by those who know best. Meals: B

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You’ll be transferred to Perth Airport for a flight to Alice Springs, a popular gateway for those wishing to embark on an adventure through the country’s infamous Red Centre. Visit the School of the Air and learn about the teaching methods helping to provide an education for children living in remote parts of Australia, then learn about the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which inspired the television series. Check into Crowne Plaza Lasseter’s Hotel or similar, for an overnight stay. Enrich Take a laid-back walk through the bush of The Kangaroo Sanctuary as they wake from their sleep. A guide will be on-hand to teach you about the significance of the wildlife that inhabits the 90 acres of untouched land, founded by Chris Barnes, star of ‘Kangaroo Dundee’. Meals: B.D

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Travel through Australia’s desert landscape before arriving at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a two-night Special Stay at the Sails in the Desert Hotel, a unique luxury retreat. Enrich Tonight, you’re invited to a dining experience set amidst an outdoor exhibit called Field of Light. The mesmerising artwork, created by Bruce Munro, will be created from thousands of bulbs planted in the desert surrounding Uluru in the outback. As the sun sets and the lights twinkle, you’ll enjoy canapés, complimentary drinks and authentic Australian cuisine. Meals: B.D

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) > Melbourne Say goodbye to Australia’s Red Centre and fly to Melbourne to check into the Crown Promenade Hotel or similar, for a three-night stay. Meals: B

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Freechoice: Watch the sun rise over Uluru, before choosing from a number of exciting activities. Take to the asphalt for a leisurely ride on a Harley Davidson™, in the capable hands of an experienced rider, embark on an Uluru Highlights and Cultural Tour, trek around the rock’s giant base, or explore the desert by camel. This afternoon is yours to discover the mysteries of Kata Tjuta, followed by enjoying the sunset over Uluru from the viewing area.

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Spend today however you please. Visit one of the city’s many art galleries or museums, or head to Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a ride on the Melbourne Star observation wheel, for a unique view of Melbourne before dining at a local restaurant. Alternatively, dine at one of the many restaurants within the Crown Melbourne Casino Complex. Meals: B.D

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No trip to Australia would be complete without a visit On your first full day in to the Great Barrier Reef, a the city, it won’t take you 2,300km-long ecosystem long to discover that this comprised of thousands cultural hub has many of reefs and hundreds of unique characteristics, from islands made of coral. Travel bohemian Brunswick Street to Port Douglas and take a to the plentiful sporting high-speed catamaran to a stadiums. To introduce you, pontoon moored on the Outer we’ve put together an exciting Barrier Reef. Snorkel with an range of Scenic Freechoice instructor and enjoy viewing activities. the coral and sea life from Freechoice: Take a trip to a semi-submersible boat, Phillip Island where you’ll taking a closer look at the see Australia’s wildlife and underwater life. magical penguin parade, or Enrich embark on an unforgettable After getting up-close-andadventure down the Great personal with one of the Ocean Road. Alternatively, ‘Seven Natural Wonders of explore the city’s treasures the World’, you are invited to on a guided city walking tour. experience this epic icon from If sport is your thing, visit above during a short helicopter Melbourne Cricket Ground flight, offering unparalleled and National Sports Museum views of one of the planet’s to learn about the country’s most enchanting treasures. rich sporting history and maybe take in a cricket match, (weather dependant) or explore the delights of Yarra Meals: B.L Valley on a wine tasting tour. Meals: B

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Cairns

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This morning, visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an educational morning before arriving in Cairns, where we’ve compiled some of the best sightseeing opportunities for you. With much to offer, we’ll give you the afternoon to do as you please. Navigate one of the walking tracks or swim in the man-made lagoon. Or, unwind and savour the laid-back ambiance of the city. Your two-night stay is at the Pullman Reef Casino Hotel. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a meal at the Ochre Restaurant that specialises in crafting native ingredients into modern exciting cuisine, or join the Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise, a great way to end a day in paradise. Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Soar over the Atherton Tablelands on a hot air balloon flight at sunrise, or journey through magnificent rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway before returning by Skyrail. Alternatively, enjoy a great Australian wildlife experience at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures or The Best of the Cairns Tablelands which includes local tastings of smoked meats and native herbs. Meals: B

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Cairns > Sydney

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Welcome to Sydney. Upon arrival you’ll check into the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel for a four-night Special Stay, a short stroll from the harbour. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a sensational dinner cruise around Sydney Harbour. Take in the sights and raise a toast to your journey while enjoying a three-course dining experience and complimentary drinks. The views are unparalleled, the food is sure to be exceptional and the company is second-to-none.

Hot air balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands

Meals: B.D

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Sydney

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On your first full day in Sydney, we’ve put together a wide range of Scenic Freechoice excursions. Freechoice: Visit Taronga Zoo, wander around Sydney’s Botanical Garden or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains discovering some local wildlife along the way. Alternatively sail Sydney Harbour on board a yacht, or see the city from up high on a visit to Sydney Tower.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns

Meals: B

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Sydney Today, Sydney is yours to discover. Stroll the golden shores of Bondi Beach or get your cultural fix at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Remember, your Tour Director is on-hand to offer any advice. Meals: B

Explore the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne

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Grand Australia 20 Day Tour Perth > Sydney Day 18

Sydney

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For your final day, we have planned unforgettable experiences to ensure your journey ends in true Scenic style. Take a guided tour of Sydney’s most famous house, the Opera House, and discover the stories, history and magic behind this iconic landmark. Enrich After breakfast you’ll be transported to Rose Bay to board a seaplane for a spectacular scenic flight over some of Sydney’s premier attractions. Soar over the sandstone cliffs at the entrance to Sydney Harbour where you can see surfers and beach-goers mingle below. You’ll then return to Rose Bay via the inner harbour for a circuit above Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge (weather dependent). Enrich As evening approaches, you are invited to enjoy an unforgettable farewell dinner at an award-winning restaurant which boasts idyllic views of the Harbour Bridge and Harbour. As the sun begins to set over Sydney and your final evening comes to a close, this is the perfect opportunity to swap stories with your fellow guests and raise a toast to your unforgettable Australian adventure.

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5-star luxury inclusions:

Sydney > UK After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, see pages 18-19 for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in Australia, please call for details.

Return flights from a choice of UK airports All airport and hotel transfers within Australia Internal flights with Qantas or Jetstar 6 Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 26 Scenic Freechoice activities and Freechoice dining 26 Meals - 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners 17 Nights in luxurious hotels including 4 Scenic Special Stays Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors All excursions and entrance fees Your Australian visa at no extra cost All tipping and gratuities

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Arrive UK Welcome home.

Sydney harbour

Meals: B.D

Departures Dates Tour code: DGRA 2020 Oct

14

Nov

4

2021

Twin share

Single

£6,845

£8,795

£6,945

£8,795

Twin share

Single

Jan

27

£6,945

£8,795

Feb

10

£6,945

£8,795

Mar

10

£6,945

£8,795

Apr

21

£6,845

£8,795

Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative. Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 120 days prior to departure. Flights are in Economy class, and departure dates may vary depending on available flights and airline schedules. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82 to 87.

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Included Great Barrier Reef Helicopter flight, Australia S 18° 17’ E 147° 41’

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Taste of South Australia 13 Day Tour

Adelaide > Adelaide

Celebrate the diverse range of flavours, culture, wildlife and landscapes on offer as you explore this beautiful state. With lush green valleys, rugged ancient plains, cosmopolitan cityscapes and wide stretches of incredible coastline, South Australia is a revelation. After sampling the refined elegance of Adelaide, venture back in time to the 540 million-year-old Wilpena Pound landscape. The sheer magnitude of this extraordinary place will stay with you forever. The delights of the world-class Clare and Barossa Valley wine regions await as you sample the finest reds and whites and discover the intricacies of winemaking. The wonders keep coming when you arrive on Kangaroo Island. Cheese, honey and even more wine can be found here, along with an incredible collection of wildlife – sea lions and little penguin colonies, migrating whales and rare bird life, wallabies, echidnas and plenty of kangaroos and koalas.

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Wilpena Pound

South Australia

Port Augusta

Adelaide

2 2

Glenelg 1 McLaren Vale

Barossa Valley Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

Hahndorf

3

Kangaroo Island 1 Overnight

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Scenic Freechoice activity Since 1869, Adelaide’s Central Market has been a haven of premium food and wine products. Relish a range of delicious samples representing the multicultural community of South Australia.

Explore the beachside suburb, Glenelg

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The Scenic Difference:

Discover the Barossa Valley wine region

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911

Taste your way through the Adelaide Central Markets Gaze at the spectacular views of Wilpena Pound, during Scenic Sundowners In a 4WD, explore Wilpena Pound in the heart of the Flinders Ranges with your local guide Enjoy a guided tour and lunch at the award-winning Jacob’s Creek Winery Join a local epicurean guide as they introduce you to the magnificent tastes of Kangaroo Island Enjoy a Scenic Special Stay at the luxurious Stamford Grand Hotel

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Taste of South Australia 13 Day Tour Adelaide > Adelaide Day 1

Day 4

Day 6

Day 9

UK > Adelaide

Adelaide > Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges > Barossa Valley

Kangaroo Island

Fly with a world-renowned airline from a choice of UK airports. Why not include an outbound stopover? For more details see pages 18-19 (additional expense). Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2

Arrive Adelaide Welcome to Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, renowned for its gourmet delights and thriving culture. From the airport you will be transferred to the Hilton Hotel, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy a welcome dinner to celebrate the wonders of South Australia with your travel companions. Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service. Meals: D

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Freechoice: Discover the history and culture of Adelaide on a walking tour or taste your way through the Adelaide Central Markets. Alternatively, choose between an Adelaide city sights tour which includes the famous, newly renovated Adelaide Oval or a Torrens River cruise with a visit to the Adelaide Zoo. Meals: B

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Travelling north today we stop in Port Augusta, situated on the quiet waterways of the Spencer Gulf. Visit the Wadlata Outback Centre and travel through the ‘Tunnel of Time’ to learn about life in the outback. Journey into Flinders Ranges National Park where your accommodation for the next two nights is at the Wilpena Pound Hotel. Sundowners Watch the sunset, drink in hand from Stokes Hills, which offers spectacular panoramic views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges. Meals: B.L.D

luxury camp stay  Optional  Choose to upgrade to Ikara Safari Camp. Additional expense and must be pre-booked. See page 71 for further details.

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Flinders Ranges

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With rugged mountain scenery, peaceful gorges and a huge array of wildlife and flora, the Flinders Ranges is a wonderful showcase of the Australian outback. Enrich In a 4WD, venture with your local guide to Wilpena Pound. Hear stories about this natural amphitheatre, used as ‘The Meeting Place’ by the Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years, then as a natural enclosure by early pastoralists. Meals: B.L.D

Explore the picturesque Clare Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in Australia and home to an emerging food scene. Between the wine regions of Clare and the Barossa you’ll visit Kapunda, a town with a rich and interesting history. Enjoy the panoramic views from your accommodation at the Novotel Barossa Valley for the next two nights. Meals: B.D

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Barossa Valley Spend the day discovering the Barossa Valley’s famous drop. Appreciate the chance to try wine from the year of your birth at Seppeltsfield before lunch, then take a vineyard tour of the award-winning Jacob’s Creek Winery. Meals: B.L

Day 8

Barossa Valley > Kangaroo Island Visit the town of Hahndorf, settled by German immigrants, a lovely town where their influence is still visible everywhere. Maybe try the local apple strudel made to a traditional German recipe. Continue to Cape Jervis where you’ll board the ferry for Kangaroo Island and make your way to Kingscote on the south side of the Island to the Ozone Hotel, your accommodation for the next three nights.

Be inspired by the scenery today at Flinders Chase National Park. Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks are great photo opportunities. A special encounter awaits at Seal Bay, home to the third largest sea lion colony in Australia, where you’ll meet your conservation guide for a walk amongst the seals. Meals: B.D

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Kangaroo Island

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Enrich Tantalise your taste buds as your local epicurean guide introduces you to the magnificent tastes of Kangaroo Island, which have helped to make it famous gourmet cheese, honey and wine are all unique to this amazing island. Meals: B.L

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Kangaroo Island > Glenelg

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Your ferry trip this morning will bring you back to the mainland. We head to Glenelg, a beachside suburb of Adelaide, where you will enjoy a Special Stay at the Stamford Grand Hotel, providing you with a chance to reflect on your adventures over a farewell dinner. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

 Optional lodge stay Choose to upgrade to the award-winning Southern Ocean lodge. This will substitute accommodation and touring activities. Additional expense and must be pre-booked. See page 71 for further details.

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Explore the rugged Flinders Ranges

Day 12

Day 13

Glenelg > UK

Arrive UK

It’s time to say good bye to your new friends and the tastes of South Australia.

Welcome home.

Scenic Enrich experience Located 429km north of Adelaide, Wilpena Pound is a natural mountainous amphitheatre, located in the heart of Flinders Range National Park. Prepare to be amazed as you navigate your way to the natural spectacle in the comfort of a 4WD, accompanied by your local tour guide.

If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, see pages 18-19 for details.

5-star luxury inclusions:

Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in Australia, please call for details.

Return flights from a choice of UK airports All airport and hotel transfers within Australia 2 Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities 1 Scenic Sundowners event 21 Meals - 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners 10 Nights in handpicked hotels including 1 Scenic Special Stay Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors All excursions and entrance fees Your Australian visa at no extra cost All tipping and gratuities

Meals: B. On board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Departures Dates Tour code: DTSA 2020

Twin share

Single

May

14

£4,195

£4,995

Jun

18

£4,245

£4,990

Sep

3

£4,245

£4,990

Oct

1

£4,245

£4,990

Nov

18

£4,245

£4,990

2021

Twin share

Single

Feb

18

£4,195

£4,995

Mar

11

£4,195

£4,995

Apr

8

£4,195

£4,995

Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative.

Delight in Adelaide’s Central Markets

Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 120 days prior to departure. Flights are in Economy class, and departure dates may vary depending on available flights and airline schedules. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82 to 87.

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Ultimate Tasmania Hobart > Hobart

16 Day Tour

A great passion for nature, history, culture and food defines this little island. With some of the most magnificent untouched wilderness in the world, a rich convict legacy, world-class galleries and artisan produce, Tasmania is a treat for the senses, no matter what your appetite. From the salty dockside Salamanca Point to the extraordinary art housed in MONA, you’ll fall in love with Hobart before heading south to the World Heritage-listed convict enclave of Port Arthur. History and art combine with a visit to the incredible ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, before you go deep into the wilderness with visits to the Franklin-Gordon River and Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Parks. Explore many of the quaint little towns scattered across the island, sampling the finest in Tassie hospitality before heading back to the wilds of Freycinet National Park. The extraordinary Wineglass Bay will capture your imagination before you make your way back to lovely Hobart.

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Stanley Burnie

Tasmania Sheffield

Pyengana 2

Launceston

1

St Helens

Cradle Mountain Strahan 2

Bicheno

Lake Saint Clair Ross

Gordon River Cruise

2

Freycinet National Richmond Park

Hobart 2

Visit the former convict settlement of Port Arthur

2

Port Arthur

Bruny Island

1 Overnight

Land

Cruise

Gordon River cruise Cruise the Gordon River on the new Spirit of the Wild, a vessel with state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system, allowing for quiet cruising through this magnificent World Heritage Wilderness area. Enjoy a new and enhanced character-based interpretation program and a menu featuring some of the best in Tasmanian produce.

Marvel at the stunning Lake Saint Clair

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The Scenic Difference:

Explore the lush forest of Mt Field National Park

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911

Enjoy a Taste of Tasmania welcome dinner Visit The Wall in the Wilderness, which showcases the history of Tasmania’s central highlands in the form of a sculpted wall Enjoy a Scenic Special Stay at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Cruise through the World Heritage-listed Franklin Gordon River National Park Take a tour and learn all about the award-winning cheeses from Pyengana Dairy Company Embark on the ultimate oyster experience at Freycinet Marine Farm Learn about the convict town of Ross and its history of wool, at the Tasmanian Wool Centre

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Ultimate Tasmania 16 Day Tour Hobart > Hobart Day 1

Day 6

Day 8

Day 10

UK > Hobart

Strahan Today, you’ll cruise through the World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon River National Parks. From the luxury of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck enjoy a gourmet lunch of local Tasmanian delicacies. Cruise through Macquarie Harbour and visit Heritage Landing and Sarah Island.

Cradle Mountain > Smithton

Launceston

Fly with a world-renowned airline from a choice of UK airports. Why not include an outbound stopover? For more details see pages 18-19 (additional expense). Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2

Meals: B.L

In Flight Relax as you fly towards your destination. Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Hobart

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Welcome to Hobart and the delights of the Apple Isle. Your two-night Special Stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Harbour View rooms, includes a special Taste of Tasmania welcome dinner. Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service. Meals: D

Day 4

Day 7

Strahan > Cradle Mountain

If the weather is clear you’ll be treated to magnificent views of Cradle Mountain and the breath-taking reflections on Dove Lake. Hear the stories from your local guide about the intrepid early settlers of this area. Take in the pristine alpine vistas of Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park where you’ll enjoy an overnight Special Stay at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Meals: B.D

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Leave the mountains for the coastal towns of Burnie, Penguin and Stanley. Visit Helleyers Road Distillery and take the whiskey walk, learning about how whiskey is distilled and made in Tasmania. Enjoy Tasmanian hospitality tonight as you stay at the Tall Timbers Hotel.

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Freechoice: Choose from a tour of the infamous Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, the Platypus House and Seahorse World or a tour of the cool climate wineries of the region. Alternatively, take a leisurely lunch cruise on the Tamar River. Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.D

Day 11

Day 9

Launceston > Freycinet National Park

Smithton > Launceston Visit the town of Sheffield this morning and learn about its history from the murals that are painted on the walls across town. They depict Sheffield’s history, geography, wildlife and its people. Upon arriving in the charming city of Launceston visit Cataract Gorge and ride the chairlift for scenic views. Your two-night stay is at Grand Chancellor Hotel, Launceston. Meals: B.L

Delve into Tasmania’s convict past with a day visit to Port Arthur Historic site. Your guided tour includes a cruise to the Isle of the Dead. Play the ‘Lottery of Life’ for a unique insight into convict life.

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Journey to the coast today via Legerwood and see the World War One memorial tree carvings. Enrich Taste and learn about the award-winning cheeses from Pyengana Dairy Company first-hand from the owners while you tour the dairy. The final destination today is the breath-taking Freycinet National Park where you will enjoy two nights discovering the wilderness whilst enjoying a Special Stay at Freycinet Lodge. Meals: B

Meals: B

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Hobart > Strahan

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Start your day with a visit to the lush rainforest of Mt Field National Park. Enrich Witness history in the making with your visit to the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, a woodcarved history of the Central Tasmanian Highlands. Stay in the picturesque village of Strahan at the Strahan Village, for the next two nights. Meals: B.D

Discover Freycinet National Park

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Take in the breathtaking views of Cradle Mountain

Day 12

Day 14

Freycinet National Park

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Freechoice: Choose between a cruise on Wineglass Bay with its white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, or join a tour and learn all about Oyster Farming with an Oyster Farmer including opportunities for some taste testing. Meals: B.D

Day 13

Freechoice: Choose from a range of Hobart’s attractions. Enjoy a cruise to Peppermint Bay, tour the Huon Valley and smell the fruit orchards or cruise on the MONA ferry and enjoy a tour of the Museum of Old and New Art. Toast to your adventures during tonight’s farewell dinner at the Drunken Admiral Restaurant.

Return flights from a choice of UK airports All airport and hotel transfers within Tasmania 3 Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities 23 Meals - 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners 12 Nights in luxurious hotels including 3 Scenic Special Stays Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors All excursions and entrance fees Your Australian visa at no extra cost All tipping and gratuities

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Enrich Visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre in the convict town of Ross. Your local guide will share stories of the town’s history and the influence of its first export-wool. Stop in Richmond and see Australia’s oldest bridge built by convict labour. During a visit to Bonorong National Park meet Tasmania’s shy and elusive Tasmanian Devil before arriving back at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart for a two-night Special Stay. Meals: B

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Hobart > UK It’s time to say farewell to new-found friends and the wonder of Tasmania. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, see pages 18-19 for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in Australia, please call for details. Meals: B. On board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 16

Arrive UK Welcome home.

Departures Dates Tour code: DGTA 2020

Twin share

Single

11

£5,395

£6,445

Oct

2

£5,395

£6,445

Oct

30

£5,295

£6,345

Sep

2021

Twin share

Single £6,545

Jan

8

£5,495

Feb

5 12

£5,495

£6,545

Mar

5 19

£5,395

£6,445

Apr

2

£5,395

£6,445

Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative. Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 120 days prior to departure. Flights are in Economy class, and departure dates may vary depending on available flights and airline schedules. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82 to 87.

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911


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Very Best of Australia & New Zealand 27 Day Tour

Melbourne > Auckland

These generous lands of striking diversity promise proud tradition and endless adventure. Take to the Great Ocean Road as it winds along the Southern Ocean, walk amongst kangaroos during a Scenic Enrich excursion to a sanctuary and visit the Red Centre for a sunset dining experience at Uluru. View the Great Barrier Reef from above in a helicopter, before a seaplane flight over the iconic harbour unveils Sydney’s most precious sites. A cruise on the ethereal Milford Sound, introduces you to unique New Zealand. Witness the Franz Josef Glacier, go punting on Christchurch’s River Avon and unwind in the geothermal pools of Rotorua, before a Scenic Enrich Mãori experience. Venture behind-the-scenes of one the most-loved fantasy films, the Lord of the Rings, during a visit to Hobbiton, and end your adventure in Auckland with an excursion to the black sandy beaches and rainforests of Waitakere Ranges.

Port Douglas 2

Northern Territory 1 1

Uluru

Great Barrier Reef 2

Cairns Alice Queensland Springs Brisbane 2

Auckland 2

Rotorua 2

New South Wales

3

Sydney

South Island Hokitika

Victoria 3

Melbourne Milford Sound Lake Wakatipu

North Island

2

1 3

Franz Josef

Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound

Christchurch

Queenstown

1 Overnight

Land

Rail

Included flight

Scenic Enrich experience A short helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef really puts this striking wonder into perspective. Offering unrivalled views of the technicolour coral network and the sapphire ocean, this truly unforgettable experience is sure to live long in the memory.

Witness the geothermal wonders of Rotorua

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The Scenic Difference:

Visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary, Alice Springs

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911

Enjoy a guided tour through Melbourne’s Botanical Garden before a delicious welcome dinner Explore the delights of Melbourne’s Yarra Valley wine region on a wine tasting tour Visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs for a guided sunset tour Dine in the light of a thousand bulbs, next to Uluru Fly over the Great Barrier Reef in a helicopter and marvel at the stunning coral below Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound Cross the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine Enjoy an insightful Mãori cultural show at Tamaki Village in Rotorua

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Very Best of Australia & New Zealand 27 Day Tour Melbourne > Auckland Day 1

Day 4

UK > Melbourne

Melbourne

Fly with a world-renowned airline from a choice of UK airports.

Choose from a collection of Scenic Freechoice excursions. Freechoice: Take a trip to Phillip Island and see the penguin parade, take a ride down the Great Ocean Road, or explore the city’s treasures on a guided walking tour of the city. If sport is more your thing, celebrate the nation’s rich history at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum. Learn about sporting triumphs, take a tour of the stadium and perhaps even see a match, or explore the delights of Yarra Valley on a wine tasting tour.

Why not include an outbound stopover? For more details see pages 18-19 (additional expense). Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2

Arrive Melbourne Welcome to Melbourne. You’ll be met at the airport by a Scenic Representative and transferred to the Crown Metropol for a three-night stay. Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 3

Melbourne

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Today, fly to Alice Springs and begin your adventure through the “Red Centre” of Australia. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn about medical services in the outback. Tonight, stay at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs. Enrich Take a laid back walk through the bush of the Kangaroo Sanctuary. A guide will be on hand to teach about the significance of the wildlife that inhabits the 90 acres of untouched land, founded by Chris Barnes, star of Kangaroo Dundee. Meals: B

Day 6

Day 9

Alice Springs > Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Cairns > Great Barrier Reef > Port Douglas

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Travel through Australia’s desert landscape before arriving at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a one-night Scenic Special Stay at the Sails in the Desert Hotel, a unique luxury retreat. Enrich Tonight, you’re invited to a dining experience set amidst an outdoor exhibit called Field of Light. The mesmerising artwork, created by Bruce Munro, will be created from thousands of bulbs planted in the desert surrounding Uluru in the outback. As the sun sets and the lights twinkle, you’ll enjoy canapés, complimentary drinks and authentic Australian cuisine. Meals: B.D

Day 7

Uluru > Cairns After watching the sun rise over Uluru, you’ll take a base tour of the gargantuan spectacle, which includes the Mala Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Later, fly to Cairns for a four-night stay in the Tropical North of Australia. The first two-nights will be at the Pullman Reef Casino hotel. Meals: B

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Travel to Port Douglas and take a catamaran to the Outer Barrier Reef. Snorkel amidst the labyrinth of coral with an instructor and enjoy underwater observatory on a semi-submersible boat. Afterwards, a delicious lunch will be served on the pontoon. Your home for the next two nights will be the Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel. Enrich One of the highlights of your trip will be taking to the skies for a short helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. A bird’s eye view really puts this striking phenomenon into perspective, offering unrivalled views of the extensive network of coral below. Meals: B.L

Day 10

Port Douglas Relax today and enjoy the resort lifestyle of Port Douglas. Meals: B

Day 11

Port Douglas > Brisbane

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Travel back to Cairns to fly to Brisbane. Check into the Stamford Hotel for a twonight Special Stay. Feel free to peruse the city at your leisure. You’ll find yourself perfectly located, just a short stroll from the Brisbane river and not far from the heritagelisted Anzac Square. Freechoice Dining: Spend the evening indulging in Japanese cuisine in the hotel’s Kabuki Teppanyaki restaurant as you taste the TSUBAKI set menu. Alternatively, enjoy a delicious three-course menu at the hotel’s The Brasserie or experience the Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal show and dinner. Meals: B.D

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Brisbane

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Freechoice: Discover Brisbane by bike or alternatively, take the Croc Express to Australia Zoo, or cruise along Brisbane River to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. If you’d prefer, visit Lamington National Park and experience a thrilling Tree Top Canopy Walk at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Meals: B

Day 13

Brisbane > Sydney Welcome to Sydney, upon arrival take a guided tour of Sydney’s most famous house, the Opera House, and discover the stories, history and magic behind this iconic landmark. Later check into the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, for a threenight stay. Enjoy its central location in the Darling Harbour Leisure precinct of Sydney. Meals: B

Day 14

Sydney

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Freechoice: Visit Taronga Zoo, wander around Sydney’s Botanical Garden, or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains and discover some local wildlife along the way. Alternatively visit Sydney Tower, the tallest building in Sydney, and the Aquarium, some of the city’s most popular attractions. Meals: B

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Discover the city independently. Stroll the famous Bondi and Bronte beaches or bush-walk through Sydney Harbour National Park. Freechoice Dining: Take a fabulous cruise, which includes dinner, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, dine at the hotel restaurant ABODE, or enjoy a seafood platter for two at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, Darling Harbour.

Experience the spectacular Blue Mountains on a day trip

Meals: B.D

Day 16

Sydney > Queenstown, New Zealand

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Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. Enjoy a three-night stay at the Millennium Hotel, or similar. The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure, taking in the magnificent views of the lake and the Remarkables Mountains. Freechoice Dining: Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown or simply relax at the hotel’s restaurant.

Sail on board an America’s Cup yacht, Auckland

Meals: B.D

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Queenstown

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Freechoice: Take the Dart River Wilderness Jet or tour local wineries. Alternatively feel exhilarated on the Shotover jet, a 4WD tour of Skippers Canyon or Safari of the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of The Rings film set. Meals: B

Journey on the TranzAlpine rail

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Very Best of Australia & New Zealand 27 Day Tour Melbourne > Auckland Day 18

Day 22

Queenstown

Christchurch > Rotorua

Journey to Fiordland National Park for an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound. The sublime landscape is an isolated utopia, carved by ancient glaciers.

Day 25

Auckland

Day 19

After transferring to the airport and flying to Auckland in the North Island, you’ll travel to Rotorua for a two-night stay at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua, or similar.

Queenstown > Franz Josef

Day 23

Meals: B.L

Travel to the West Coast via the picturesque town of Wanaka. Arrive in Franz Josef and stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever changing face. Stay overnight at the Franz Josef hotel. Meals: B.D

 Optional flight Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of landing in this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense).

Day 20

Franz Josef > TranzAlpine > Christchurch Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Join the TranzAlpine this afternoon for your rail journey across the Southern Alps back to Christchurch, considered one of the top six train journeys in the world. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Crowne Plaza Christchurch, situated just moments from Cathedral Square and Hagley Park. This evening, you’re invited to dinner at your hotel. Meals: B.D

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Christchurch

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Freechoice: Go punting on the tranquil River Avon or explore the nearby Botanical gardens. Visit the awardwinning Antarctic Centre for a truly immersive experience, or if you’d prefer, embark on an open top bus tour of the city. Meals: B

Meals: B

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Freechoice: Attend the Agrodome Sheep Show and see the rare Kiwi at Rainbow Springs, or embark on an amphibious duck tour of Rotoura’s city and lakes. If you’d prefer, you can relax in the region’s famous geothermal pools on a Polynesian Spa Day or enjoy a ride on the gondola to Skyline with an opportunity to taste local wines. Enrich This evening, you’ll be warmly welcomed at Tamaki Village by local Mãori people, who will put on an insightful cultural show before telling stories of their ancestors. A delicious dinner will then be served, which has been cooked using a traditional Hangi.

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Today, Auckland is yours to discover. Freechoice: Explore Waiheke Island’s history, nature, beaches and cuisine, or take a morning cruise through the ‘City of Sails’ harbour. Alternatively, you can visit the Waitakere Ranges, walk the rainforest and stroll the black sand beaches, or explore the city of Auckland on a guided tour. Meals: B.D

Day 26

Auckland > UK After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, see pages 18-19 for details. Meals: B On board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 27

Arrive UK Welcome home.

5-star luxury inclusions: Return flights from a choice of UK airports All airport and hotel transfers within Australia and New Zealand Internal flights with Qantas or Jetstar 5 Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 44 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 37 Meals - 24 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 10 dinners 24 Nights in handpicked hotels including 3 Scenic Special Stays Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors All excursions and entrance fees Your Australian visa at no extra cost All tipping and gratuities

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Be amazed by Rotoura’s unique geothermal activity during a breakfast visit to Te Puia. Discover the awardwinning Hobbiton™ movie set on a guided tour with lunch, and experience the real Middle-earth™, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Later, continue on to Auckland for a two-night Special Stay at the waterfront Sofitel Hotel, or similar. Meals: B.L

Departures Dates Tour code: DGAN 2020 Oct

3

Nov

7

2021

Twin share

Single

£8,645

£11,245

£8,445

£11,045

Twin share

Single

£8,445

£11,045

Jan

9

Jan

30

£8,545

£11,145

Feb

13

£8,445

£11,045

Mar

6

£8,345

£10,945

Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative. Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 120 days prior to departure. Flights are in Economy class, and departure dates may vary depending on available flights and airline schedules. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82 to 87.

To find out more visit scenic.co.uk or call your local travel agent


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Enjoy an insightful cultural show, Tamaki Village, Rotorua S 38° 4’ E 176° 12’

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New Zealand Fern S 43° 44’ E 170° 6’


NEW ZEALAND Kia ora and welcome to Aotearoa, the ‘land of the long white cloud’. — From the spectacular scenery of the far north to the dramatic wilderness of its southernmost reaches, New Zealand is yours to discover. Stand in awe before towering kauri trees and hear the myth behind Tane Mahuta, ‘Lord of the Forest’, or enjoy a cruise on Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. Journey to Queenstown, home to the exciting Shotover Jet and gateway to amazing Milford Sound. Or, for some of the most beautiful vistas in the country, visit Aoraki Mount Cook.


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New Zealand Charming towns frequented by friendly locals, immense landscapes inhabited by extraordinary wildlife and the powerful Mãori culture still resonating to this day. New Zealand may be divided by north and south, but combine the two and you have the journey of a lifetime. The North Island The serene Bay of Islands attracts water lovers, from fishermen to sailing enthusiasts. Multicultural Auckland is the country’s largest city; it’s a place that demands you dig a little deeper to unearth the real charm of the region. In Wellington, the plentiful bars, cafés and museums are encircled by lookout hilltops and a craggy shoreline. Rotorua shies away from the metropolitan buzz, swapping modernity for authentic Mãori culture and substituting silver skylines with natural mineral pools, which are ideal for a relaxing Polynesian spa day. The South Island In between the cities and towns where locals dwell, great mountains, glimmering waterways and ivory glaciers fill the gaps. One of the best ways to navigate this eclectic landscape is by boarding the

TranzAlpine railway and journeying through the magnificent Southern Alps, or by taking to the many rivers and lakes for a tranquil (or exhilarating) boat ride. Peace and tranquillity is easily found on these bountiful lands. Walk on the wild side Rudyard Kipling once described Milford Sound as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Now, this fusion of spectacular treasures is an adventurer’s playground, perfect for rural hikes, diving, kayaking and everything else in between. The conveniently accessible Franz Josef Glacier is a modern-day slice of the ice age, easily explored with an expert guide. And, in Rotorua, orange-rimmed geothermal pools emanate clouds of hot steam. With so few people inhabiting this fertile land, so much of New Zealand remains perfectly unspoilt.

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Scenic Sundowners

Watch the sun set over beautiful Hokianga Bay, a crisp glass of the finest New Zealand wine in hand, as you reflect on a day full of wonderful experiences.

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Ultimate New Zealand Auckland > Christchurch

22/27 Day Tour

A place of wild beauty and extraordinary friendliness, you’ll love getting to know New Zealand. After falling in love with the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland, you’ll discover ancient kauri forests and the spectacular beauty and historical significance of the Bay of Islands. Explore ‘Middle-earth™’ before taking in the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Continue with a visit to Wellington before hopping on a ferry to the South Island. Sample crisp Sauvignon Blanc in its place of origin, marvel at the diverse marine life along the East Coast before arriving in Christchurch. This city will delight with its resilience and positive outlook before crossing the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine. The Franz Josef Glacier is a highlight, as is the energy and passion of Queenstown. While waking up to the views of Milford Sound and Mount Cook will be a treasured memory for years to come.

Cape Reinga

Omapere

Bay of Islands (Paihia)

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1

Auckland

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2

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North Island South Island

Arthur’s Pass

Franz Josef 1 1

Milford Sound 1 Queenstown

2 1

2 1

Rotorua Lake Taupo 1

Napier

Mission Estate Winery

Wellington

Blenheim Discover the breathtaking views at Cape Reinga

Christchurch

Mount Cook

3 2

Dunedin

1 Overnight

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Rail

Scenic Enrich experience Meet the makers and sample fine New Zealand wines at the award-winning Mission Estate Winery in Hawke’s Bay. Established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries, Mission Estate is the birthplace of New Zealand wine.

Visit the Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch

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The Scenic Difference:

Sail on an America’s Cup yacht, Auckland

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911

Sail on board an America’s Cup yacht in Auckland Experience the mighty Tane Mahuta kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest Enjoy an authentic Mãori cultural performance at Waitangi Treaty Grounds Visit the award-winning Mission Estate Winery for a special wine-tasting and dinner Cruise on the picturesque Marlborough Sounds Journey on the famous TranzAlpine rail through the Southern Alps Stay on board the Milford Mariner and cruise the beautiful Milford Sound Enjoy an iconic tram ride and farewell dinner in Christchurch

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Ultimate New Zealand 22/27 Day Tour Auckland > Christchurch Day 1

Day 5

UK > Auckland

Auckland > Omapere

Fly with a world-renowned airline from a choice of UK airports. Why not include an outbound stopover? For more details see pages 18-19 (additional expense). Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2

In Flight Relax as you fly towards your destination.

Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 3

Arrive Auckland Kia Ora and welcome to Auckland for a two-night stay at the Grand Millennium Hotel. Celebrate the wonder of New Zealand at a welcome dinner. Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service. Meals: D

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Freechoice: Sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively take a leisurely morning harbour cruise or Waitakere Wilderness Experience and discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast, or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland. Freechoice Dining: Choose between a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Degree Gastro Bar, Orbit 360 at Sky City or dinner at Grand Millennium Brasserie. Meals: B.D

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Paihia > Auckland

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Travel north towards the Bay of Islands and visit the Kauri Museum to learn about the history of the local pioneers. Enrich The sense of awe you feel as you see the mighty Tane Mahuta kauri tree for the first time is unforgettable. Listen to stories from your local Mãori guide about the ‘Lord of the Forest’. Sundowners Watch the sunset on Hokianga Bay with a drink on the terrace of your hotel, the Copthorne Hokianga. Meals: B.D

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Omapere > Paihia

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Freechoice: Take a lunch cruise or enjoy a ferry ride to Russell, the birthplace of European settlement in New Zealand. Alternatively, cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the Hole in the Rock (weather permitting), or join a Taste of the Bay tour. Your base for the next two nights is Copthorne Bay of Islands. Meals: B.D

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Enrich Travel to the top of New Zealand, Cape Reinga, and enjoy the thrill of travelling along Ninety Mile Beach. See two oceans collide and discover the place of leaping, where Mãori spirits begin their final journey. Meals: B.L

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This morning discover Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a Mãori guide. Enrich Be entertained by an authentic Mãori cultural performance inside the beautifully carved meeting house. Return to the Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland for a one-night stay. Meals: B Guests on the 22 Day Scenic Splendour tour (Tour code: DSHI) will join in Auckland today.

Day 9

Auckland > Rotorua Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set in the heart of New Zealand, where you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Next arrive in Rotorua, home of Mãori culture and bubbling mud pools, for a two-night stay at Millennium Rotorua in Club Rooms, or similar.

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Witness the force of nature at Huka Falls before visiting magnificent Lake Taupo. Enjoy an overnight stay at Scenic Hotel Te Pania in the home of Art Deco, Napier. Enrich Meet the makers at a special wine-tasting and dinner at the award-winning Mission Estate Winery. Meals: B.D

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Freechoice: Take a walking tour of Napier’s Art Deco buildings, or enjoy a Vintage Car Highlights Tour. Alternatively, take a guided tour of the Aquarium and experience a behind the scenes tour of the little penguins. Continue to Wellington for a two-night stay at Copthorne Oriental Bay in Harbourview rooms, or similar. Meals: B.D

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Wellington

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Explore Wellington’s sights on your city tour before visiting the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa. Enrich Take an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people. Concludes with kapu ti – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food.

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Be amazed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia. Freechoice: Witness a sheep show, take an amphibious duck tour or relax in the geothermal pools. Alternatively, enjoy wine-tasting and the skyline gondola. Later on, immerse yourself in Mãori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner.

Meals: B

 Optional flight Take a flight to Mt Tarawera, including a volcanic landing. (Additional expense). Please call for details. Meals: B.D

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Day 17

Wellington > Blenheim

Christchurch > Franz Josef

Travel in the premium lounge on the ferry across the Marlborough Sounds to start your discovery of the South Island. Freechoice: Choose between wine-tasting at the home of Sauvignon Blanc, a visit to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre or an afternoon cruise on the Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy an overnight stay at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough, or similar.

Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its ever-changing face before your overnight Special Stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat.

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Day 15

Blenheim > Christchurch

Meals: B

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Take a helicopter flight over the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of landing on this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense).

Marvel at Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Day 18

Franz Josef > Queenstown Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your three night stay at the Millennium Hotel. Meals: B

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Freechoice: Go punting on the River Avon, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or enjoy an open-top bus ride around Christchurch. Alternatively visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre – the choice is entirely yours. Freechoice Dining: Choose between dinner at the hotel, or experience a home-hosted three course dinner with a local family. Meals: B.D

 Optional flight

Meals: B.D

Drive along the spectacular east coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. At Kaikoura discover the diverse marine life. Experience how Christchurch is recovering during your two-night stay at Distinction Christchurch.

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Queenstown

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Experience Mãori culture at Te Puia

Freechoice: Take the Dart River Wilderness Jet or tour local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover jet, take a 4WD Skippers Canyon tour or Safari of the Scenes tour exploring The Lord of The Rings filming locations. Freechoice Dining: Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak, ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown or simply relax at the hotel’s restaurant. Meals: B.D

Enjoy a Scenic Special Stay overlooking Mount Cook

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Ultimate New Zealand 22/27 Day Tour Auckland > Christchurch Day 20

Day 25

Queenstown

Mount Cook > Christchurch

Enjoy a free day to discover Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Meals: B

Day 21

Queenstown > Milford Sound In the darkness of Te Anau caves, see the shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Overnight, stay on board the Milford Mariner amidst the majesty of Milford Sound. Meals: B.D

Day 22

Milford Sound > Dunedin

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Awake to breathtaking beauty in Milford Sound. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. Then immerse yourself in New Zealand’s oldest University City, Dunedin, with a two-night stay at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Freechoice Dining: Choose between Speights Brewery, the oldest operational Brewery in New Zealand, and the hotel’s restaurant. Meals: B.D

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Dunedin

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Freechoice: Tour Larnach Castle or visit the breeding colony of Royal Albatross. Alternatively, take a heritage walking tour, or the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway or enjoy Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour. Meals: B

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Visit the Moeraki Boulders, a unique sight featuring huge spherical boulders scattered across a sandy beach. Enjoy a Special Stay at the Hermitage Hotel with Mount Cook view rooms. Meals: B.D

Travel to the northwesternmost tip of the North Island to discover the beauty of Cape Reinga on this full day experience. Wander out to the lighthouse and drive along the extensive Ninety Mile Beach. Where two oceans collide and Mãori spirits are thought to begin their final journey, this beautiful experience will live long in the memory.

Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before arriving back in Christchurch for your stay at The George Hotel. Celebrate your adventures during an iconic tram ride and farewell dinner. Meals: B.D

Day 26

Christchurch > UK It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, see pages 18-19 for details.

5-star luxury inclusions: Return flights from a choice of UK airports All airport and hotel transfers within New Zealand 5 Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 45 Scenic Freechoice activities and Freechoice dining 1 Scenic Sundowners event 40 Meals - 23 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 15 dinners 23 Nights in handpicked hotels including 2 Scenic Special Stays Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors All excursions and entrance fees All tipping and gratuities

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Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in New Zealand, please call for details. Meals: B, on board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

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Arrive UK Welcome home.

27 Day Auckland > Christchurch Tour code: DULI 2020 Sep

4 25

Twin share

Single

£7,545

£9,445

Oct

16

£7,795

£10,195

Nov

7

£7,895

£10,295

Dec

31

£7,895

£10,295

2021

Twin share

Single

Jan

15 30

£7,895

£10,295

Feb

4 19

£7,895

£10,295

Mar

4 12

£7,795

£10,195

Apr

2 16 23

£7,545

£9,445

Twin share

Single

22 Day Auckland > Christchurch Tour code: DSHI 2020 Sep

9 30

£6,845

£8,595

Oct

21

£6,845

£8,595

Nov

12

£6,795

£8,545

Twin share

Single

2021

Day 24

Dunedin > Mount Cook

Scenic Enrich experience

Jan

5 20

£6,345

£7,895

Feb

4

£6,295

£7,795

Mar

9

£6,295

£7,795

Mar

17

£6,245

£7,895

Apr

7 21 28

£6,195

£7,745

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Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative. Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 120 days prior to departure. Flights are in Economy class, and departure dates may vary depending on available flights and airline schedules. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82 to 87.

To find out more visit scenic.co.uk or call your local travel agent


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Cruise the breathtaking Milford Sound S 44° 38’ E 167° 53’

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Royal New Zealand 19 Day Tour

Christchurch > Auckland

From south to north, the spectacular natural wonders never cease. With turquoise waters, ancient forests, sweeping mountainscapes and epic glaciers, New Zealand is and always will be, breath-taking. Start on the South Island in Christchurch, a city reimagining itself. Experience the amazing TranzAlpine railway and stand in awe before the Franz Josef Glacier. Soak up the adrenaline of Queenstown and savour the beauty of Milford Sound. During your time on the North Island, enjoy a glimpse into the world of the creative geniuses from Weta Workshop, who have dreamt up films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy in Wellington, while in Rotorua, marvel at the bubbling geothermal activity. Explore the ‘City of Sails’ and sail across Auckland Harbour, a beautiful way to end your 19 days of delight and exploration.

Auckland

2 2

North Island South Island Arthur’s Pass

Franz Josef Queenstown 2

1 1

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2

Rotorua Lake Taupo

Wellington

Christchurch

Stand in awe of the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier

Mount Cook

Te Anau 2

1 Overnight

Land

Rail

Scenic Enrich experience The Mãori words 'Te Papa Tongarewa' mean 'container of treasures'. Discover the treasures of New Zealand's land and people as you uncover stories, told by the experts, at Te Papa Museum, in Wellington.

Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown

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The Scenic Difference:

Visit the Weta Workshop, Wellington

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911

Join the TranzAlpine and journey across the Southern Alps Stand in awe of the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier and enjoy a Scenic Special Stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat Witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound Meet the team from Weta Workshop, responsible for several famous movies Immerse yourself in Mãori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner in Rotorua Visit the Hobbiton movie set Sail on board an authentic America’s Cup yacht in Auckland

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Royal New Zealand 19 Day Tour Christchurch > Auckland Day 1

UK > Christchurch

 Optional Helicopter Flight

Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2

In Flight Relax as you fly towards your destination.

Meals: on board meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 3

Arrive Christchurch Kia Ora and welcome to Christchurch for a twonight stay at Distinction Christchurch. The wonder of New Zealand begins here, celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner. Meals: D

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Freechoice: Go punting on the River Avon, take the Botanic Gardens Tour or see Christchurch from an open top bus. Alternatively, visit the seaside town of Akaroa or the International Antarctic Centre, the choice is entirely yours. Meals: B

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Join the TranzAlpine this morning for your rail journey across the Southern Alps. Visit the home of New Zealand’s native greenstone, Hokitika. Stand in wonder at Franz Josef Glacier with its everchanging face before your overnight Special Stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Meals: B.D

Day 12

Queenstown > Te Anau

Christchurch > Wellington

In the darkness of the Te Anau caves, experience a unique natural wonder, and see the shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Enrich Experience a special screening of Ata Whenua – Shadowland. Also known as Fiordland on film, this short movie takes you on an unforgettable journey over the world heritage wilderness. Your base for your two night stay is Distinction Hotel and Villas in Te Anau.

Drive along the spectacular East Coast where rugged mountains meet the ocean. Travel in the premium lounge on your ferry journey across the Marlborough Sounds to start your discovery of the North Island. Discover the nation’s capital city Wellington with your two-night stay at Copthorne Oriental Bay.

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Fly with a world-renowned airline from a choice of UK airports. Why not include an outbound stopover? For more details see pages 18-19 (additional expense).

Day 8

Take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier and experience the wonder of landing on this natural alpine landscape. (Additional expense). Please call for details.

Day 6

Franz Josef > Queenstown Enjoy a ride on the Haast River Jet boat before you arrive in Queenstown for your two-night stay at the Scenic Suites. Meals: B

Day 7

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Freechoice: Wilderness and adventure beckon on the Dart River or for a more leisurely pace, enjoy a guided tour of local wineries. Alternatively, feel exhilarated on the Shotover Jet or take a 4WD Safari on the Scenes tour exploring ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations. A guided tour through Skippers Canyon is also available for you to enjoy or a guided walk around the lake edge. Freechoice Dining: Take a steamship cruise on TSS Earnslaw and enjoy dinner at Walter Peak or ride the Skyline Gondola and dine overlooking Queenstown. Or, simply relax at the restaurant in your hotel. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

Day 9

Te Anau Travel to Fiordland National Park to witness the spectacular beauty of Milford Sound, described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Be in awe of the towering cliffs, mountain peaks and waterfalls that cascade downwards from as high as 1000 metres above. Meals: B.L

Day 10

Te Anau > Mt Cook

Day 13

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Freechoice: Take an in-depth journey of Te Papa to discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people or join a foodie walking tour. Alternatively, meet the team from Weta Workshop, responsible for movies like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy and ‘King Kong’. Get up close and personal with movie props and learn the secrets behind movie magic. Meals: B

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See the fertile, sheep-filled farming land of Central Otago en route before soaking up the alpine landscape of Mt Cook National Park. Enjoy a Special Stay at the Hermitage Hotel. Meals: B.D

Day 11

Mt Cook > Christchurch Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Travel through the patchwork countryside of the Canterbury Plains before arriving back in Christchurch for an overnight stay at Distinction Christchurch. Meals: B

Meals: B.D

Visit the magnificent Lake Taupo, before experiencing the force of nature at Huka Falls. Your base for the next two nights is Millennium Rotorua. Meals: B

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Be amazed by Rotoura’s geothermal activity during a visit to Te Puia. Freechoice: Enjoy New Zealand’s famous sheep show and meet a Kiwi of the feathered kind or take an amphibious duck tour of Rotoura’s city and lakes. Relax in the geothermal pools, or enjoy wine-tasting and the skyline gondola. Tonight, immerse yourself in Mãori traditions at an authentic hangi dinner. Meals: B.D

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Journey across the stunning Marlborough Sounds

 Optional Helicopter Flight

Take a flight to Mt Tarawera, includes a volcanic landing. (Additional expense). Please call for details.

Day 16

Rotorua > Auckland Today the scenery is of the rolling hills and farmlands of the Waikato region. Discover the award-winning Hobbiton™ Movie Set on a guided tour with lunch, and experience the real Middleearth™, where in the heart of the Waikato region you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Arrive in the City of Sails this afternoon and enjoy a two night stay at the Grand Millennium Auckland. Meals: B.L.D

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Freechoice: Choose from a range of Auckland’s attractions – enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht or explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island. Alternatively take a leisurely morning harbour cruise or Waitakere Wilderness Experience and discover the black sand beaches of the West Coast or join a small group sightseeing tour of Auckland. Later, look forward to your farewell dinner at Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City.

Return flights from a choice of UK airports All airport and hotel transfers within New Zealand 1 Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experience Your choice of 26 Scenic Freechoice activities and Freechoice dining 26 Meals - 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners 15 Nights in luxurious hotels including 2 Scenic Special Stays Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors All excursions and entrance fees All tipping and gratuities

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Auckland > UK It’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand. After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, see pages 18-19 for details.

Departures Dates Tour code: DROI Twin share

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Arrive UK Welcome home.

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Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative. Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 120 days prior to departure. Flights are in Economy class, and departure dates may vary depending on available flights and airline schedules. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82 to 87.

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 163 5911


TOUR & TRAVEL INFORMATION On the following pages you’ll find further information about your Scenic experience, including: — All the particulars about our Scenic Club, details on hotels, a comprehensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining. If you wish to know anything else, feel free to contact us on 0808 163 5911 or via scenic.co.uk/contact and we’ll be happy to help.


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Greater Rewards At Scenic, a little loyalty goes a long way, and a lot goes even further. With our portfolio of land touring, river cruising and ocean cruising product we realise that while guests’ journeys may be similar, they should be rewarded differently. So the more you travel with us, the greater the rewards. Membership is free. Guests will receive a minimum of 100 Scenic Status Points for each paid tour day on any Scenic journey. And when travelling on a Scenic river cruise or an ocean cruise onboard Scenic Eclipse, The Worlds First Discovery Yachts™, guests will be rewarded by earning additional points according to the deck travelled and suite category booked.

Qualify after your first paid trip.

Qualify after earning 5,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 10,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 25,000 Points.


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Welcome Home voucher* to redeem on your next cruise or tour Refer a Friend voucher, entitling any new guest referral to a discount. The referring guest will earn a £100 Referral Credit when this voucher is redeemed and deposited* Choice of a Scenic Club merchandise or luggage received prior to every trip^≈ Dedicated members only help desk, for a quick response to any queries, issues or requests

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Exclusive Scenic Club Emerald events Benefit - Scenic Eclipse Additional benefits are available for Emerald members* (see website) Benefit - Scenic Eclipse Additional benefits are available for Diamond and Emerald members* (see website)

* Conditions apply. For the most up-to-date details of member benefits and terms and conditions, please visit the Scenic website. All benefits of the loyalty program are subject to availability and may be subject to change. We reserve the right to modify, replace or remove any aspect of the program without notice. ≈Available on trips of 7 days or more only. ^ Select via Tour Personaliser eight weeks prior to departure tp.scenicglobal.com + The 20 days required to qualify for this benefit can be made up of the total paid days for travel, so can include paid add-on days, such as stopovers, tour extensions and/or back-to-back tours. Hotels available for this benefit are subject to change.

For more information visit scenic.co.uk/scenicclub


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Sails in the Desert, Uluru Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook

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Australia Ayers Rock, Uluru

Sails in the Desert In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience. The visionary residence features a gumtree lined swimming pool, brasserie-style restaurant and indigenous inspired rooms.

Brisbane

Stamford, Brisbane Located on the bank of the Brisbane River, this luxurious high-rise hotel boasts an array of dining experiences, from a riverside brasserie to a Japanese sushi bar. Meanwhile, the spa and heated outdoor pool are the perfect way to take some time out between excursions.

Cradle Mountain

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is widely considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions.

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Freycinet National Park

Freycinet Lodge Freycinet Lodge creates a perfect union of luxury accommodation and superb natural setting. The timber eco cabins are located within Freycinet National Park’s natural environment, surrounded by vegetation and linked to the Lodge by a series of raised timber boardwalks.

Glenelg

Stamford Grand Hotel Stamford Grand Hotel is one of the best deluxe accommodations in Glenelg, Adelaide. Located on the beachfront, with all the facilities and services you expect from a Stamford Hotel, you enjoy all the perks of a central location without the constant buzz of the city.

Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor Overlooking the Hobart Harbour, this polished hotel features modern rooms with water or mountain views and all the facilities you need to make your stay one of absolute comfort. Amenities include an upscale restaurant, a lounge, a 10th-floor indoor pool and fitness facilities.


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Perth

Duxton Hotel Perth Located a short walk away from the city’s major shopping, entertainment and restaurant centres is the 5-star Duxton Hotel Perth. Guests staying at this high-end residence will enjoy access to a 24-hour fitness centre with a sauna and steam room, and heated outdoor pool and hot tub.

New Zealand

Thala Beach

Sydney

Thala Beach Nature Reserve Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas. This special property between the rainforest and the ocean promises guests a comfortable night’s stay in an eco-friendly property, set amidst 145 acres of land. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel Set in the heart of the city, Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay boasts an ideal location to explore. Only minutes from famous landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as the open-air markets of The Rocks and the shops of Pitt Street Mall.

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Auckland

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour The centrally located Sofitel Auckland offers a unique maritime experience between the vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter. Inspired by New Zealand’s landscape and boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this beautifully designed hotel is a landmark destination.

Franz Josef

Te Waonui Forest Retreat At Te Waonui Forest Retreat, all focus has been on creating a healthy, environmentally safe habitat to maximise guests’ wellbeing. With an organic, rural ambience and first-class service, there’s no better place to take a deep breath and simply unwind.

Mount Cook

Hermitage Hotel The Hermitage is located in Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village in the South Island of New Zealand. All rooms have en-suites, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, IDD telephones and fridges. Wireless internet is available in all hotel rooms and chalets.


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Scenic accommodation is all about luxury. We stay in the finest hotels in each of the locations we visit. Your hotel will always be central, often historic and without exception, luxurious so you can rest easy, wherever you are on your Scenic journey. Location

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Smithton

Tall Timbers Hotel Tall Timbers Hotel is an award-winning property located at Smithton in Tasmania. The retreat boasts unique and stylish accommodation, set out to take advantage of the stunning rural views. Relax and unwind, take a walk around the lake or picnic in the grounds near the waterfall.

Adelaide

Hilton Adelaide Each spacious room at the Hilton Adelaide is stylishly decorated in fresh, modern tones, providing a welcoming environment. You’ll find yourself perfectly located overlooking Victoria Square, right in the heart of the city amongst the business, theatre, dining and shopping districts.

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Alice Springs

Crowne Plaza Lasseters Hotel Lasseters is the centre of entertainment in Alice Springs with four restaurants, four bars, a sports lounge, pool side cafe and an international standard casino. Experience 4.5-star comfort and enjoy access to a resort-style pool and spa during your stay.

Strahan Village Hotel Overlooking Macquarie Harbour, the scenic Strahan Hotel is surrounded by mature woodlands and exudes a humble, rustic charm. Amenities include a refined restaurant with exposed wooden beams and a relaxed bar, plus a garden with seating.

Sydney

Barossa Valley

Novotel Barossa Valley The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is a peaceful haven nestled amongst vines, boasting panoramic views across the Barossa Ranges and Jacobs Creek Vineyards. All resort rooms feature a contemporary design including LCD televisions, iPod docking stations and private balconies.

ParkRoyal Darling Harbour Offering views of Darling Harbour and the city skyline, ParkRoyal Darling Harbour is situated in a central location, close to Sydney’s best attractions. Each of their well-designed guestrooms provides the perfect environment to relax in at the end of a busy day.

Cairns

Pullman Reef Casino Hotel The five-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is Cairns most prestigious hotel, equipped with a roof-top swimming pool, gym, five restaurants and bars, boutique casino, and a unique Wildlife Dome. Each of their luxurious rooms has its own spa bath and garden balcony overlooking the city with mountain backdrop or water views.

Flinders Ranges

Wilpena Pound Resort Wilpena Pound Resort is a haven of warm outback hospitality located in the Flinders Ranges National Park. The resort’s 60 rooms blend effortlessly into the landscape and provide a comfortable accommodation base from which to explore the splendid Flinders Ranges.

Kangaroo Island

Ozone Hotel Experience 4-star Kangaroo Island accommodation located on the foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay. All guests enjoy complimentary access to the hotels facilities, such as the outdoor swimming pool, indoor sauna, gym and free barbecue facilities.

Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Enjoy the contemporary style of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, which is situated in the enchanting historic district of the city. The 4.5-star accommodation offers pristine rooms with a wealth of amenities and facilities.

Melbourne

Port Douglas

Crown Promenade Crown Promenade luxury Melbourne hotel provides attentive service, a relaxed atmosphere and modern styling combined in a central Melbourne location. Guests are invited to take full advantage of contemporary rooms and state-of-the-art facilities. Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel This boutique style adults only hotel experience, is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views overlooking Four Mile Beach.

New Zealand Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland A six minute walk from the Sky Tower and opposite the bustling Aotea Square, this wonderfully central hotel boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, stylish bar and Teppanyaki restaurant.

Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands This hotel commands a superb waterfront location, offering uninterrupted views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, with facilities that include a spectacular free form lagoon style swimming pool.

Blenheim

Scenic Hotel Marlborough A multi-million dollar renovation in 2012 has left this contemporary 4-star property gleaming with style and comfort. Located in the heart of Marlborough, the hotel is just minutes from the centre of Blenheim and puts some of New Zealand’s finest food and wine virtually on your doorstep.

Christchurch

Crowne Plaza Located across from Victoria Square in the city centre, this contemporary space boasts views over the city, to the coast, hills and southern Alps.

Christchurch

Distinction Hotel Located in Cathedral Square, in the very heart of the city, you’ll be a pleasant stroll from some of Christchurch’s best restaurants and bars.

Christchurch

The George The George is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Christchurch, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. Overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and river Avon, just steps from the cultural precinct and other key attractions.

Dunedin

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Located in the heart of Dunedin, this property is the largest and most established in the city, providing guests with exquisite quality and exceptional service.


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Franz Josef

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier In the heart of the village and edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is only a breath away from the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier, offering everything you need to be able to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort.

Queenstown

Millennium Hotel Queenstown Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, Millennium Hotel Queenstown sits in the heart of the city’s Central Business District. All rooms offer a peaceful place to stay and feature all the amenities you desire from a modern hotel.

Omapere

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga By the quiet water’s edge of the harbour you’ll find the welcoming modern comforts of the Copthorne Hotel & Resort. The stylish accommodation of this welcoming residence reflects a complete dedication to warm, hospitable service, contemporary ease and attention to detail.

Queenstown

Scenic Suites Queenstown Scenic Suites Queenstown provides one of the most sought after locations for Queenstown hotels, offering fantastic views of the Southern Alps and over Lake Wakatipu. You’ll find yourself perfectly placed to take in the picturesque beauty of the city and beyond.

Milford Sound

Milford Mariner For the ultimate Milford Sound experience, spend the night aboard the Mariner and wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.

Rotorua

Millennium Hotel Rotorua This deluxe property is perfectly situated next to mystical Lake Rotorua, and just a swift walk from the city centre, restaurants and bars. Adjacent is one of the world’s best spas, Polynesian Spa, set amidst the picturesque Government Gardens.

Te Anau

Distinction Hotel and Villas Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this hotel sets the tone for a stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions.

Wellington

Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay The Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay overlooks one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and offers one of the most luxurious accommodation experiences in Wellington. All rooms are decorated in colours that capture the natural beauty of the nearby ocean and earth.

Napier

Scenic Hotel Te Pania Styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Scenic Hotel Te Pania boasts design awards for its style. From the moment you step into the spacious, light-filled lobby, you will experience a rare commitment to quality and customer service.


Hotel Upgrades

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Hotel Upgrades Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion, or simply treat yourselves during your adventure, we have a selection of hotel upgrades to make your journey through Australasia truly unforgettable. World-class and hand-picked for when indulgence is a must. Location

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Wilpena Pound, Australia

Ikara Safari Camp Located within the Flinders Ranges National Park, Ikara Safari Camp offers visitors to Wilpena Pound a revolutionary new ‘glamping’ experience that combines modern luxuries with the rural charm of the surrounding outback. The visionary camp features just 15 luxe safari tents set amongst river red gums, native pines and abundant wildlife. Each 4.2m x 6m hideaway comes complete with lavish bedding, a fully tiled modern en-suite, power for lighting, a refrigerator, air conditioning and a shaded deck area for watching the sun rise and enjoying the cool evenings. Accommodation in the Flinders Ranges does not get any closer to nature without sleeping on the ground. You can hear the sounds of the wild, yet you are lying in a king size bed amidst one of the most untamed landscapes on the planet. Inclusions • Breakfast • Dinner on one evening This hotel upgrade is available on the Taste of South Australia tour. Please call for prices.

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of selected guided island excursions is designed daily, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife in a ‘zoo without fences’. A sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy, Southern Ocean Lodge aims to redefine the standards of luxury. Dining is both a dynamic delight for the senses and a true gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island, celebrating a bounty of premium, fresh and often organic food and wines. Inclusions • Breakfast • Dinner each night • Signature Experiences This hotel upgrade is available on the Taste of South Australia tour. Please call for prices.

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Singapore A cosmopolitan mix of contrasts, Singapore is home to people of Chinese, Malay and Indian descent, offering visitors unique sightseeing and culinary opportunities. Includes Scenic Freechoice activity

The Outpost, Singapore

Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

Located on the stunning Island of Sentosa, The Outpost is a 5-star property offering luxurious rooms, suites, amenities and facilities, including stunning rooftop swimming pools, bars and restaurants. Spend a few nights within the comforts of this elegant estate and enjoy easy access to mainland Singapore, including a 10 minute drive to Marina Bay Sands.

Parkroyal on Pickering’s location close to Raffles Place, bustling Chinatown and the waterfront entertainment along the Singapore River allows you to explore the city’s hidden treasures. Warm earth-toned guest rooms provide a sanctuary away from home. Relax and unwind at St. Gregory Spa, or watch chefs in action at one of three open kitchens at Lime restaurant.

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2-night stay

£390

2-night stay

£425

3-night stay

£555

3-night stay

£575

Fairmont, Singapore

Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

The Fairmont Singapore hotel is ideally situated at the crossroads of Singapore’s cultural, entertainment and shopping districts. Enjoy this captivating city by staying in unrivalled elegance and luxury. Indulge in gastronomic delights at one of the 15 restaurants and bars, sip artisan cocktails by the pool or pamper yourself at Willow Stream Spa.

Set in the heart of Singapore, with the MRT at its doorstep, Swissôtel The Stamford provides an ideal base to explore. One of the tallest hotels in South East Asia, offering contemporary guestrooms with cutting-edge technology, ergonomic seats and spacious desks. Luxuriate at the spa, try the fitness facilities, or dine on innovative cuisine at one of 15 restaurants and bars.

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£330

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£310

3-night stay

£465

3-night stay

£440

PLEASE NOTE: From prices are per person, based on the lowest available twin share between October 2020 and April 2021, and are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices shown are for information only and any pricing for stopovers will be confirmed before booking is finalised. Supplements may be applicable. See page 80 for Freechoice excursions in stopover locations.


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Dubai & Abu Dhabi A combination of international influences and a strong commitment to local heritage, experience an intriguing mix of new and old when you visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Includes Scenic Freechoice activity

Sofitel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Hotel Sofitel, Dubai Downtown

This truly wonderful 5-star hotel rises from Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach, an exclusive hot spot of stretching white sands, warm Gulf waters and sun-kissed relaxation, within easy distance of both outdoor and indoor attractions.

Step in to Sofitel Dubai Downtown, an idyllic oasis that blends urban sophistication with refined luxury. With its enviable location in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the luxury 5-star hotel is connected directly to The Dubai Mall and in close proximity to the metro station. This luxury 5-star hotel combines French elegance and contemporary sophistication.

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£515

2-night stay

£555

3-night stay

£780

3-night stay

£840

Sheraton, Abu Dhabi Discover the vibrant energy of the United Arab Emirates at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. Ideally situated on the famous Corniche in the heart of the city, the main shopping and commercial districts are within walking distance and the international airport is easily accessible from the hotel.

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2-night stay

£590

3-night stay

£900

PLEASE NOTE: From prices are per person, based on the lowest available twin share between October 2020 and April 2021, and are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices shown are for information only and any pricing for stopovers will be confirmed before booking is finalised. Supplements may be applicable. See page 80 for Freechoice excursions in stopover locations.


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Bangkok, Thailand Immerse yourself into the kaleidoscopic world of Bangkok and indulge all your five senses. From delighting in the flavourful delicacies of its busy street markets to moments of quiet reflection inside its serene monasteries.

Banyan Tree, Bangkok

Siam Kempinski, Bangkok

Located on South Sathorn Road, the Banyan Tree Hotel is a prime example of the marriage of luxury and comfort. This 5-star all-suite hotel offers a wide range of facilities including a rooftop swimming pool, two brilliantly appointed rooftop bars with stunning views of the Bangkok skyline, world-class dining experiences and an award-winning spa.

Experience the ultimate in luxury and location at Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok. Apart from being a stone’s throw away from Siam Paragon shopping centre, guests can enjoy a variety of dining experiences including European style restaurant, poolside dining and the best Thai cuisine. Indulge yourself at Kempinski The Spa or catch up on your health and wellness at the Fitness Centre.

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2-night stay

£250

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£440

3-night stay

£350

3-night stay

£610

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Sofitel Sukhumvit, Bangkok

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

A wonderful amalgamation of French sophistication and Thai culture, the Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel is strategically located on one of Bangkok’s key streets. Along with luxurious suites, the hotel also boasts personalised spa treatments, Bangkok’s first Belgianthemed brasserie, and an award winning wine cellar. The hotel is conveniently located close to the BTS SkyTrain stations.

Located in the cultural heart of Bangkok, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel offers an exceptional location with easy access to the bustling shopping centres of Bangkok. Boasting brilliant onsite facilities, a rooftop swimming pool, and tastefully appointed rooms, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel offers a lifestyle of urban comfort and convenience.

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2-night stay

£220

2-night stay

£195

3-night stay

£305

3-night stay

£250

PLEASE NOTE: From prices are per person, based on the lowest available twin share between October 2020 and April 2021, and are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices shown are for information only and any pricing for stopovers will be confirmed before booking is finalised. Supplements may be applicable. See page 80 for Freechoice excursions in stopover locations.


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Thailand & Hong Kong Whether it’s the friendly and historic culture of Thailand, or the iconic skyline and colourful traditions of Hong Kong, immerse yourself in these two enticing cities.

Mövenpick Siam Hotel, Pattaya

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villa, Hua Hin

Pattaya is a town on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast, renowned for its neon nightlife and buzzing party atmosphere. It’s a place that’s notorious for its busy bars and tourist parties, but when you scratch beneath the surface a world of authentic Thai character reveals itself.

Once a quiet fishing village situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin grew into a fashionable escape around the 1920s when the region became a popular getaway for the Thai royal family. Boasting a delightful mix of city and sea with a cosmopolitan ambiance, lively markets, seafood shacks and long beaches, Hua Hin is a place you go to relax and savour Thailand’s unspoilt shores.

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2-night stay

£180

2-night stay

£230

3-night stay

£245

3-night stay

£320

Includes Scenic Freechoice activity

Cordis at Langham Place, Hong Kong

The Langham, Hong Kong

Beneath Hong Kong’s suit-and-tie exterior is an eclectic melting pot of cultures. There’s a complexity surrounding Hong Kong that evades definition, but that’s what you get when you build a modern city on ancient Chinese traditions, colonial legacies and native talent.

Guests are welcomed with bespoke design incorporating fine fabrics and silk drapes where no detail has been overlooked, as well as innovative amenities and sincere service throughout your stay. Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, the hotel is amongst one of the liveliest and most popular areas of the city.

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2-night stay

£390

2-night stay

£450

3-night stay

£540

3-night stay

£640

PLEASE NOTE: From prices are per person, based on the lowest available twin share between October 2020 and April 2021, and are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices shown are for information only and any pricing for stopovers will be confirmed before booking is finalised. Supplements may be applicable. See page 80 for Freechoice excursions in stopover locations.


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A Harley Davidson™ ride, Uluru B Rottnest Island, Perth

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Whether your interests lie in getting to see nature in all its wonder, discovering unique wildlife, tasting the local fare, learning of the region’s multi-faceted history, or going on an outdoor adventure, there are many Scenic Freechoice activities to suit you.

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Each guest is different, so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into Active, Moderate and Relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For those keen to explore further afield, for a longer or more demanding journey. Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city on a walking tour. Relaxed – A slower pace to take your time exploring museums, gardens or vineyards.


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Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing activities for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included. Uluru (Ayers Rock) Harley Davidson

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Enjoy a ride through the Outback landscape on a Harley Davidson™ with your experienced guide. Admire the spectacular views which provide many photo opportunities.

City Tour with River Cruise & Zoo*

Enjoy a morning city tour before taking to the Torrens River for a laidback cruise alighting at Adelaide Zoo, Australia’s second oldest zoo, located in the green parklands north of the city center.

Uluru Sunrise Tour* Rottnest Island

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Perth

Rottnest Island Cruise and Tour*

Explore Rottnest Island, home to some of the country’s most spectacular white sandy beaches, unique wildlife - including the famous Quokka - and a fascinating and colourful history.

Pinnacles Tour*

A fascinating day out on a 4WD visiting the world renowned Pinnacles Dessert.

Perth City Tour including Fremantle*

This tour is a great way to get your bearings around Perth, and it gives you a valuable insight to the city and the al-fresco lifestyle that Perth people enjoy.

Perth Walking Tour*

Start your day on a morning tea tour. Discover the Heritage Precinct of Perth and visit secret gardens, a fine art gallery and see some of the interesting anecdotes or Perth city.

Take a guided tour of Uluru during sunrise, including a drive around the Rock, breakfast overlooking Uluru and a visit to the Cultural Centre.

Desert Camel Ride*

Catch the Camel Train and enjoy a ride through the classic Red Centre’s desert landscape with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. (Weight restrictions apply)

Uluru Base Trek

A guided sunrise trek around the 12-kilometre base trail of Uluru, embracing its culture, geology and environment. Enjoy a picnic breakfast as you listen to the variety of desert sounds form the surrounding environment.

Cairns Hot Air Balloon Flight*

Enjoy the sunrise during a 30 minute hot air balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands, a region renowned for its wonderful scenery and astounding natural wonders.

Phillip Island

Melbourne Phillip Island and Penguin Parade*

The Phillip Island Penguin Experience is all about the nature, touring the island and experiencing a range of our native animals as close up and personal as possible.

Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour*

Explore behind the scenes of the venues that host Australia’s favourite sporting events which include Melbourne Cricket Ground. Tour the magnificent cricket ground and perhaps you may be lucky to catch a game.

Kuranda Rail and Skyrail*

Take a picturesque rail journey to Kuranda, the famous ‘village in the rainforest’ and glide just above the rainforest canopy during a return Skyrail journey.

Great Australian Wildlife Experience*

Discover Australia’s fascinating wildlife during a visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Make your way through woodlands and rainforest to see an array of Australia’s wildlife.

The Best of the Cairns Tablelands Australia Zoo

Brisbane Brisbane bike ride*

Experience the iconic Atherton Tablelands region with Billy Tea Safaris, exploring the high country west of Cairns, sampling local produce and meeting local characters along the way.

Great Ocean Road Great Ocean Road*

Witness dramatic landscapes and encounter a rich variety of wildlife as we journey along the Great Ocean Road, passing 100 meter-high cliff faces.

City Walking Tour

Discover Brisbane on a guided bike tour of the city, and learn about its historical sites and cultural attractions.

Take a guided stroll around multicultural Melbourne and learn all about the city’s main attractions and hidden gems.

Australia Zoo*

Yara Valley Wine Tasting

Explore the delights of Melbourne’s Yarra Valley wine region on a wine tasting tour.

Australia Zoo was the vision of Steve Irwin and remains dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s unique wildlife, and in particular to the region’s crocodile population.

Koala Sanctuary and River Cruise*

Cruise past Brisbane’s waterfront suburbs and spot fruit bats hidden among the mangroves. At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can hand-feed kangaroos and meet friendly koalas.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat & Lamington National Park* Take in spectacular panoramic views of the famous Gold Coast from Tamborine Mountain before a visit to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, a nature lover’s paradise.

Sydney Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Adelaide Heritage Walking Tour*

Explore this sophisticated, cultural and casual coastal city on a walking tour, and find out why it was once voted ‘Australia’s most livable city’.

Morning Central Market Tour*

With over 80 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is the largest under cover market in the Southern Hemisphere filled with an abundance of premium food and wine products.

Adelaide City Tour with Adelaide Oval Tour* What can Adelaide offer you? Find out on a city tour with an expert guide, and navigate the charming streets and rich Botanic gardens at a leisurely pace.

Botanic Gardens

The city’s oldest park, enjoy a guided walk or simply appreciate the diversity in ancient and tropical species as you peruse at your leisure, before enjoying lunch at the delightful Gardens Club cottage.

Sydney Yacht Sailing Experience

Explore iconic Sydney Harbour in a luxurious yacht. Sail past the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, or anchor in a quiet cove next to one of Sydney’s beautiful sandy beaches.

Sydney Tower & Aquarium

The tallest structure in Sydney, guests can enjoy the stunning views of the beautiful harbour city from the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, discover the unique freshwater and marine aquatic environments home to 13,000 animals from 700 different species.


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Tamar River Cruise

Cruise into picturesque Cataract Gorge and along the Tamar River enjoying the magnificent scenery whilst learning about the history of the region. Morning tea, lunch and wine tasting are included.

Tamar Valley Wine Tour Taronga Zoo Taronga Zoo*

The Tamar Valley has an excellent reputation for producing cool climate wines and is famous for its sparkling wines and Pinots. Sample their vintages and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Come face to face with Australian Sea-lions, Little Penguins and Tasmanian Devils at the award-winning Taronga Zoo, which has panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.

Hobart Hobart and the Huon Valley*

Join our guide on this private tour of Hobart, including the waterfront, Botanical Gardens and Battery Point. Explore the Huon Valley and at the town of Franklin enjoy lunch showcasing local produce.

MONA*

Pass Omata Estate Vineyard and Kororareka Oyster Farms as you cruise the waterways of Opua and Okiato. Relax on board with the friendly crew and enjoy lunch.

Ferry Ride to Russell

Visit Russell, where the original street plan and names from the 19th century are still intact.

Waiheke Island Explorer

Auckland America’s Cup Sailing*

Taste of Bay Tour

NEW ZEALAND The America’s Cup is the ultimate yachting regatta and this is a unique opportunity to join in as part of the crew or simply enjoy the action.

Waiheke Island Explorer*

Peppermint Bay Cruise*

Auckland Morning Cruise*

Launceston Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield Mine

Explore the Tamar Valley and visit Beaconsfield Mine and the Heritage Museum to learn about gold mining. Visit Platypus House and Sea Horse World. Later, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Cape Brett Cruise

Discover the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history and encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. Visit the iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’ and, if the conditions permit, travel through it.

Take the MONA ferry to Australia’s newest museum, the Museum of Old and New Art. Guided by your own audio visual device, choose a part of the museum which interests you most. Includes lunch. Relax on board a luxury catamaran as you cruise through the harbour and along Derwent River to Peppermint Bay. Your guides reveal nature’s secrets and shares the region’s rich history, before stopping to enjoy lunch.

Bay of Islands Lunch Cruise

Blue Mountains Day Trip

Enjoy morning tea Calmsley Hill, home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Complete a circle loop of the Blue Mountains, visiting remote regions with stunning views including lunch at Hydro Majestic.

Bay of Islands

Cruise to Waiheke Island for a tour of the island’s history and culture. See beautiful coastal vistas, pass stunning hillside vineyards and look down on sweeping sandy beaches.

This completely unique tour is the ultimate way to experience the best the Bay Of Islands has to offer. Travelling with a local guide experience Cottle Hill Vineyard, Makana Chocolate Factory, Olivado Oil, Manuka Honey, Haruru Waterfalls and K4 Kombucha Brewery.

Rotorua Agrodome Sheepshow and Kiwi Encounter

Cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour and learn about the city’s best-loved landmarks. Highlights include views of the Harbour Bridge and Devonport’s historic naval base.

Experience an informative insight into farming and visit New Zealand’s best sheep show. See native plants and witness rare kiwis in a simulated natural environment.

Waitakere Wilderness Experience*

Discover Rotorua during a fascinating land tour of local landmarks including Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Then continue your adventure on Lake Tikitapu and Lake Okareka.

Visit the Waitakere Ranges, with its breathtaking vistas, streams and waterfalls. Walk though the lush native rainforest and along the wild black sand beaches.

Auckland City Highlights Tour*

Explore the history of Auckland during a guided city tour. See the Harbour Bridge, historic Devonport and take in the stunning panoramic views from atop Mount Victoria.

City and Lakes Tour


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Royal Albatross Colony

The Royal Albatross Centre is the only mainland place in the world to view Northern Royal Albatross in their natural habitat.

Heritage Walking Tour

Polynesian Day Spa Polynesian Day Spa

Take the time to pamper yourself and relax in the natural therapeutic waters at the Spa which overlooks beautiful Lake Rotorua.

Gondola Ride & Volcanic Hills Winery

Sample carefully crafted Volcanic Hills wines from New Zealand’s most recognized and respected wine regions, all while enjoying panoramic views over Lake Rotorua.

Napier Art Deco Walking Tour

Discover the fascinating story of Napier’s heritage on a guided walking tour. Levelled by a devastating earthquake in 1931, the town was completely rebuilt within the contemporary style of the times, Art Deco.

Vintage Car Highlights Tour

Enjoy a mini tour of Napier in a luxurious 1930’s vintage car. Learn of the city’s heritage and view some of its most famous landmarks, including New Zealand’s most photographed building in Ahurir.

Guided Tour of the Aquarium

Take a guided tour of the Aquarium and learn how New Zealand fits into the world picture of ocean life. Learn about the breeding cycle of the iconic kiwi and experience a behind the scenes tour of the little penguins.

Winery, Queenstown

Queenstown Half Day Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walk

Take a guide walk through the best of native flora and bird-life, with magnificent lake and mountain views in an area with its own micro-climate.

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Experience incredible scenery, wilderness jet boating and Mãori culture on Dart River in the World Heritage area of Mount Aspiring National Park.

Boutique Wineries Tour

Visit two of Queenstown’s award-winning wineries, both set in picturesque surroundings. Enjoy an underground wine cave tour, cheese tastings and a gourmet lunch.

Shotover Jet Adventure

As the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof as you take a unique, breathtaking ride through the dramatic and narrow canyons of the Shotover River.

Safari of the Scenes Tour

Step into the real locations such as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Bring the films to life with authentic replica props, dress up and take photos or simply soak up the breathtaking mountain and forest scenery.

Skippers Canyon

Explore the heritage of Dunedin, once New Zealand’s largest and wealthiest city, and discover one of the finest collections of Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the Southern Hemisphere.

Taieri Gorge Railway

Enjoy a sightseeing train trip through the spectacular Taieri River Gorge, over wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels built over a century ago.

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

Take a half-day cruise to discover the natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula. View the only mainland nesting place of the Northern Royal Albatross in the world and learn about the harbour’s volcanic geology and it’s Mãori and European history.

Christchurch Avon Punting and Gardens Tour

Relax as the Edwardian punt glides you down the Avon River through the beautiful city of Christchurch. Later tour the Botanic Gardens.

International Antarctic Centre

Take a ride on the Penguin Express to the Antarctic Centre where you’ll learn about the wildlife of Antarctica. Make sure to visit the Little Blue Penguins at the Penguin Encounter.

Akaroa

Explore the historic French settlement of Akora, set on a long harbour, surrounded by volcanic hills, and experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on a two-hour Nature Harbour Cruise.

Skippers Canyon was formed by glaciers approximately 25,000 years ago and this tour of the former gold mining region offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery imaginable.

Open-top Bus Tour

Dunedin

Explore the Botanic Gardens including commentary by your expert guide and driver. Discover the natural beauty, history and culture of this central city oasis while at the same time being taken around the gardens in comfort and style.

Larnach Castle and Garden Tour

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, Larnach Castle has magnificent carved ceilings, a collection of antiques and offers spectacular views. Includes lunch.

Visit all the must-see sights on this bus tour and experience everything there is to see and do in this historic, yet contemporary city.

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Blenheim Wine Tasting Marlborough Wineries

Learn and taste why this area is famous for its Sauvignon Blanc wines.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Enjoy a guided tour through this private collection of WW1 planes and artefacts.

Seafood cruise on the Marlborough Sounds

Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the exclusive Seafood Odyssea Cruise, featuring Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay clams and Greenshell mussels with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the definitive wine/food match.

Wellington Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Visit Te Papa, New Zealand’s bold and innovative national museum, a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences.

Food tour

Take a peek behind the scenes at some of Wellington’s best food places. Meet owners and passionate food producers and sample their culinary artisan offerings.

Weta Workshop

Embark on an immersive filmmaking experience, as you go on a journey from Middle-earth to Tracy Island and beyond as you explore 20 years of award-winning creativity.

STOPOVERS Singapore City Tour*

Take a guided city tour of Singapore, passing the Padang, Merlion Park - with its impressive views of Marina Bay - Thian Hock Keng Temple and the beautiful National Orchid Garden.

Morning at the Zoo*

The Singapore Zoo occupies 28 hectares within Singapore’s heavily forested central catchment area. You’ll find more than 2,800 animals representing over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

Night Safari*

Meet a variety of nocturnal animals, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers, as you visit the world’s first Night Safari.

Footsteps of Raffles*

Visit Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have stepped ashore in 1819, trace the history of Singapore River and then enjoy afternoon tea at the luxurious Raffles Hotel.

Gardens by the Bay*

Explore Singapore’s National Gardens, complete with a cloud forest, a man-made mountain and waterfall, and supertrees which glow in the evening.

Hong Kong Hong Kong Island Tour*

Enjoy a guided tour of Hong Kong Island’s highlights, including a visit to Aberdeen Harbour, picturesque Repulse Bay and Victoria Peak, which is famous for its spectacular views.

Central and Beyond Walking Tour^

Board a tram and head down west where you will see traditions of the past. You will be taken into a different world, past dried seafood shops, herbalists, galleries, curios shops and temples. Head to a cha chaanteng for a taste of a local favorite - pastry and milk tea.

Symphony of Lights Harbour Cruise^

Join an evening cruise around one of the most spectacular harbours in the world. Enjoy an uninterrupted view of “A Symphony of Lights” show from Victoria Harbour in a traditional Chinese boat.

Bangkok Grand Palace Tour*

The magnificent Grand Palace has been home to Thai Kings for 150 years, and within its grounds is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Rice Barge Cruise*

Cruise by long tailed boat past the charming canal houses of Bangkok - ‘The Venice of the East’. Then journey onboard a converted rice barge.

Evening Dinner Cruise*

Taste a selection of delicious Thai dishes as you cruise along Chao Phraya River, passing Wat Arun - the Temple of Dawn - and the Grand Palace.

Floating Markets*

Visit the famous floating markets and see how the locals have learnt to live in harmony with the city’s waterways, trading goods and food from the comfort of their boats.

Dubai City Tour*

Dubai is a city that constantly grows, improves, expands and develops - and this tour explores its fantastic recent and future projects.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour*

For the perfect orientation of Dubai, enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Choose between a beach or city tour, or why not do both?

Burj Khalifa*

Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building - is the centrepiece of downtown Dubai and offers the most fantastic views of the city.

All Scenic Freechoice activities are subject to minimum numbers and/or seasonal operations Certain Scenic Freechoice activities don’t include transfers - please call for details. *Scenic Freechoice activities in these destinations must be booked before departing the UK. We recommend making your choice at the time of booking. Please see the tour itinerary for details on which Scenic Freechoice activities are included in your tour. Please note that Scenic Freechoice options may change before your departure.


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Sydney

Christchurch

Dinner Cruise

Gumption Restaurant & Bar

The Melbourne Star dinner

Enjoy incredible views of Sydney Harbour’s iconic sights and magnificent mansions as you take a fabulous cruise which includes dinner, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks.

Melbourne

Guests enjoy a “flight” Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and then a two-course dinner with a glass or wine, beer or soft drink at BERTH restaurant located on the nearby water front.

Crown Melbourne Casino Complex*

Dine in beautiful surroundings at one of the top quality restaurants within the fabulous Crown Melbourne Casino Complex on Melbourne’s South Bank.

Cairns Ochre Restaurant

With a dedication to local produce and an experience like no other in crafting native foraged ingredients into modern exciting cuisine, Ochre Restaurant offers a range of exquisite dishes.

Spirit of Cairns Cruise

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, featuring some of the region’s best produce, on board the luxurious Spirit of Cairns sailing catamaran.

Brisbane The Brasserie*

ABODE Bistro & Bar

Offering a distinctive menu featuring fresh and seasonal locally sourced produce, indulge in a satisfying meal in the comfort of the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour hotel.

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy casual dining and panoramic views of Darling Harbour, in this laidback grill restaurant, a brilliant venue for showcasing the best Australian produce from both land and sea.

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Auckland

Grand Millennium Brasserie*

Grand Millennium Brasserie offers delicious local and international cuisine in an inviting environment, using the freshest produce to create innovative dishes.

Degree Gastro Bar

With the Brisbane River as the perfect backdrop, The Brasserie offers a seafood buffet, carvery and extensive a-la-carte menu. Alternatively, High Tea and Chocolate High Tea are a favourite, indoors or al fresco.

With superyachts moored at its doorstep, enjoy a unique dining experience at the Degree Gastro Bar. Sit back and soak up the stunning views overlooking Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

Kabuki*

Enjoy a unique dining experience as the sun sets on magnificent Waitemata Harbour and admire the views as the night lights of the ‘City of Sails’ come alive.

Delight your senses and immerse yourself in the drama of sizzling Teppanyaki, or choose from a range of delectable dishes prepared in authentic Japanese style.

Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show & Dinner

Connect with Aboriginal Culture like never before in this thrilling evening experience. The story of Spirits of the Red Sand is told through song, dance, storytelling and effects in a thrilling and interactive show followed by a chargrilled BBQ feast.

Sunset Dinner Cruise*

Orbit 360 Restaurant at Sky City*

Located on the ground floor of the Distinction Hotel, the food here takes flavour and sophistication seriously.

Home-hosted dinner

In small groups, enjoy an evening of hospitality with a local family. An opportunity to experience a kiwi home first-hand, over a three course dinner.

Queenstown TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak Station

Cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, the only coal-fired steamship in the Southern Hemisphere, followed by dinner at Walter Peak High Country Station.

Skyline Restaurant

Take a gondola ride to Skyline Restaurant and enjoy the ‘Taste of New Zealand’ buffet whilst enjoying the spectacular views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.

Hillside Brasserie

The Hillside Brasserie celebrates the very best of New Zealand’s fresh produce with flavoursome dishes from around the globe that are sure to tantalise any tastebuds.

Dunedin Speight’s Brewery

See, smell and taste the ingredients that are used in making the country’s famous Speight’s beer as you take a tour of the brewery and then enjoy dinner.

Carlton Restaurant

Dine on delicious local produce in a comfortable atmosphere with warm and welcoming staff completing the occasion.

Situated at the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower, the dining room rotates once every hour, providing a truly unique experience with amazing 360° panoramas of the city, the Hauraki Gulf and beyond.

All Scenic Freechoice activities are subject to minimum numbers and/or seasonal operations. Certain Scenic Freechoice activities don’t include transfers - please call for details. Please see the tour itinerary for details on which Scenic Freechoice activities are included in your tour. Please note that Scenic Freechoice options may change before your departure.


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Terms and Conditions Your contract is with Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic, a Member of ABTA. Booking conditions Important: The following terms and conditions together with the general information contained in our tour brochure form the basis of your contract with Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to tour arrangements (including pre and post tour accommodation, activities and other services) which you book with us in the UK and pay for before departure from the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “holiday”, “booking”, “cruise”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such tour arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date) or any of them as the context requires. “We”, “us” and “our” means Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic. We are a Member of ABTA. When you book with an ABTA Member you can expect high service standards, fair terms of trading and accurate information. ABTA’s strict joining criteria for Members, code of conduct, customer helpline and approved ADR scheme to resolve complaints are all there to give you confidence and peace of mind when booking your travel arrangements. For more information see www. abta.com. Bookings 1. We welcome passengers with medical conditions or disabilities. If you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your tour or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), it is very important that you tell us of the condition and of any medical or mobility equipment you will need in writing before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. You must also notify us of any changes or deterioration in the disability or medical condition or development of any disability or medical condition after booking. We must reserve the right to decline a reservation of any person or, if full details are not given at the time of booking or the condition/disability develops after booking, cancel when we become aware of these details, if we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate their particular needs. In the event that you require assistance with embarking or disembarking as a result of your reduced mobility or disability, please advise us at the time of booking and in any event no later than 48 hours before the assistance is required. Please also note that assistance is not always available when embarking or disembarking at all ports of call. Any passenger affected by a disability or medical condition must ensure they have notified this to their

travel insurers and that their travel insurance will provide a suitable level of cover (see clause 36 for more information about insurance). 2. The operation of all tours is conditional on us securing the minimum number of bookings required to operate the tour and to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, we reserve the right to cancel or change a scheduled tour. Please also see clauses 18 and 19. We will notify you no less than 60 days prior to the departure date of the tour if we have to cancel or significantly change a tour due to lack of numbers. 3. If you have any special requests (including dietary requirements) you must notify us in writing at the time of booking. Please note special requests cannot be guaranteed. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract by us. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier of any service(s) or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you. We cannot accept any conditional bookings, i.e. any booking which is specified to be conditional on the fulfilment of a particular request. All such bookings will be treated as “standard” bookings subject to the above provisions on special requests. Payment 4. To make a booking, you must pay the applicable deposit of a minimum of £1,250 per person or full payment if booking 120 days or less before the start of the holiday (if you are travelling Premium Economy the deposit will be £1,950 per person, if you are travelling Business Class the deposit will be £3,750 per person). If you make a provisional booking the deposit or full payment, as applicable, must be received by us at the time of booking to ensure a place on the tour is held. We will automatically assume that you do not wish to proceed with a booking if the applicable deposit or full payment, as applicable, is not received by us and we will have no further liability to you. Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights we book for you which are separate to those stated in your itinerary are not included in the deposit or tour price. An extra payment will be required to cover the costs of these additional services, and these services will not be booked until both your holiday deposit and additional service costs are paid in full. 5. Deposits are non-transferable and nonrefundable except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions. We therefore recommend that you take out adequate insurance prior to booking. 6. The balance of the tour price (after deduction of the applicable deposit) must be received by us no less than 120 days prior to the start of your tour. If we do not receive all payments due (including any surcharge where applicable) in full and on time, we are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking. In this

case, we will be entitled to keep all deposits paid or due at that date. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in these terms and conditions depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled. 7. Except for flight inclusive bookings, all monies you pay to one of our authorised travel agents for your holiday with us will be held by the agent on your behalf until a contract between us comes into existence. After that point, your agent will hold the monies on our behalf until they are paid to us. For flight inclusive bookings, all monies paid to any authorised travel agent of ours for your holiday with us will be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust subject to the travel agent’s obligation to pay such monies to us in accordance with our trading terms unless we fail. In the unlikely event of our financial failure, all monies then held by the travel agent or subsequently paid by you to the travel agent will be held by the agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation on the agent to pay such monies to us. 8. Credit Card Payments (No charge for debit/ credit cards) Your contract 9. Subject to availability we will confirm your booking by issuing our confirmation invoice. This invoice will be sent to the lead name on the booking (“Lead Name”) or your Travel Agent. Please check this invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We cannot accept any liability if not notified of any inaccuracy in any document within 7 days of our sending it out. We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so. 10. A binding contract between you and us comes into existence when we issue our confirmation invoice. We both agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (“claim”) (except as set out below). We both also agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) must be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and any claim or other matter of any description which arises between us governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). What are your on-tour obligations? 11. (a) You must follow the Tour/Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. You acknowledge that failure to do so may result


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in restricted access to areas on tour, or if necessary for your own safety and/or that of other passengers, withdrawal from the tour. (b) We expect all clients to have consideration for other people. If in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you behave in such a way so as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to yourself or any third party or damage to property we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the tour of the person(s) concerned. We will not be liable to you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal. If you are withdrawn from the tour, you must make your own return travel arrangements at your own expense. Tour price 12. Please note, changes and errors occasionally occur. You must check the price of your chosen holiday at the time of booking. We reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in advertised prices at any time before your holiday is confirmed. We will advise you of any error of which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of booking. Once the tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, clause 13 below will apply. 13. Once your tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, then subject to the correction of errors, it will only be increased or decreased in the following circumstances. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out below, in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes, fuel or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports increase or decrease or in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate your tour price. Even in the circumstances set out in above, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment fee) or alternatively purchase another tour from us – see clause 18. You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you wish to cancel or purchase another tour where applicable. Otherwise, we are entitled to assume that you do not wish to do so and will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the tour price or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the tour price due to contractual and other protection in place. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease in our costs. No surcharge will be levied within 30 days of departure. No refund will be payable if any decrease in our costs occurs during this period either. Tour features 14. We make no representations about the features of any tour other than those expressly set out in the tour brochure and these terms and conditions.

Brochure validity 15. The tour brochure and these terms and conditions are valid for the departure dates as stated in the tour brochure unless extra dates are added or otherwise expressly advised by us. Variation or cancellation by us 16. We start planning the tours we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in the details of advertised tours both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings. 17. In the event of industrial action affecting air, rail, cruise or other tour related transportation we will make every effort to contact the lead name and advise of alternative arrangements (if any). However, if contact is not made, you should phone 0808 231 3933. 18. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and the Operator may need to make alterations to the Tour or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operators control, We are unable to provide the Tour in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavours to:(a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and(b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour and we must reserve the right to do so. A significant change is a change made before departure which, taking account of the information you give us at the time of booking or which we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator, we can reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your tour. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, you will be offered the choice of the following options:- (a) (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements or (b) purchasing alternative arrangements from us, of a similar standard to those booked if available. We will offer you at least one alternative holiday of equivalent or higher standard for which you will not be asked to pay any more than the price of the original holiday. If this holiday is in fact cheaper than the original one, we will refund the price difference. If you do not wish to accept the holiday we specifically offer you, you may choose any of our other then available holidays. You must pay the applicable price of any such holiday. This will mean your paying more if it is more expensive or receiving a refund if it is cheaper or (c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation and receiving a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. A change of flight time of less than 12 hours, airline (except as specified in clauses 48-51 “Flights”), type of aircraft (if advised) or destination airport will all be treated as minor changes.

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19. If we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour, we will in addition to the options set out in clause 18 pay you compensation depending on the circumstances and when the significant change or cancellation is notified to you subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the options set out in clause 18 can be accepted where (1) we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate your tour has not been reached – see clause 2. No compensation will be payable and the options set out in clause 18 will not be available if we have to cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these terms and conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where a change is a minor one. 20. Very rarely, we may be forced by Force Majeure (see clause 34) to change or terminate your tour after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers which we do not use to pay for alternative services), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. Amendment or cancellation by you 21. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, the person(s) concerned may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) providing we are notified not less than 90 days before departure. Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs and charges incurred by us and/ or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result together with an amendment fee of £50 per person must be paid before the transfer can be effected. Any overdue balance payment must also be received. For flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight. 22. If you wish to make any amendments to your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. It may not always be possible to make such amendments. Where we can, an amendment fee of £50 per person per booking will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. A change of tour dates will normally be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and rebooking in which case cancellation charges will apply. Changes may result in the recalculation of the tour price where, for example, the basis on which the price of the original tour was calculated has changed. 23. You may cancel your booking by notice to us in writing and payment of the applicable cancellation fee as shown below. Cancellation notifications are not effective until received by us in writing (if received by us on a weekend day or public holiday the notification will be


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treated as having been received by us on the next working day). The following cancellation fees apply to each person(s) cancelling and where shown as a percentage are based on the total cost of the arrangements which are being cancelled excluding any insurance premiums, amendment fee or previously incurred cancellation charges which are all nonrefundable in the event of your cancellation: 24. Cancellation Fees Days of notice prior to Tour commencement Cancellation charge (per person) 120 days and over Loss of deposit 119 - 91 days

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NB. Transferring to another date is treated as a cancellation and the cancellation fees above will apply. Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned. Where any cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members below the number on which the price, number of free places and/ or any concessions agreed for your booking were based, we will recalculate these items and re-invoice you accordingly. Our liability 25. We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of enjoyment or possessions), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your tour and which were unforeseeable/unavoidable or - Force Majeure as defined at clause 34 below. 26. We cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract with you. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which any hotel or other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our tour brochure as part of your tour and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion or other services you purchase during your tour. Where any such excursion or services are purchased through or with our assistance, please note that we act only as booking agent. Your contract will be with the operator or provider of the excursion or services in question. We have no liability in relation to the same. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any of our brochures or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. 27. The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim

or complaint occurred will be used as the basis for deciding whether the tour arrangements in question had been properly provided. If the particular arrangements which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with the then applicable local laws and regulations, the services will be treated as having been properly performed or provided. This will be the case even if the arrangements did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those arrangements been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable tour participant to refuse to take the tour in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause 24. We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care. 28. As set out in these booking conditions, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us. Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £1000 per person affected unless a different limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 29 below. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 29 below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your tour. 29. Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 Protocol where applicable) and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Please note: where a carrier or hotelier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under and in accordance with the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you

have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. 30. Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any business losses including self employed loss of earnings. 31. You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out below. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to co-operate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred. Suppliers 32. Many of the services which make up your tour are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions (see clause 29). 33. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions and of the international conventions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. Force Majeure 34. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of Force Majeure. “Force Majeure. “Force Majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events are likely to include (whether actual or threatened) war, terrorism, exceptionally high or low water levels, fire, flooding, unusual weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slowdowns or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, government agencies or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent through no fault of ours and any other event or circumstances beyond the control of us or any supplier of any part of your tour, set out in clause 25 (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time).


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35. You acknowledge and accept that there are inherent risks associated with our tours for example events of Force Majeure, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or other means of transportation particularly in underdeveloped countries or more remote locations.

43. If a problem occurs during your tour, you must advise our representative immediately so that steps can be taken to resolve the matter and you can continue to enjoy the remainder of your tour. You must also advise the supplier concerned. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and given to our representative/ agent and the supplier as soon as possible. If we do not have or you cannot contact our local representative or agent and any complaint or problem is not resolved to your satisfaction by the supplier, you must contact us in the UK using the contact details we have provided you with during your holiday, giving us full details and a contact number. Until we know about a complaint or problem, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly. If you remain dissatisfied, any complaint must be made in writing to us giving full details within 30 days of the end of the tour. If you fail to follow this procedure, your right to claim compensation you may otherwise have been entitled to may be affected or even lost as a result. Only the lead name should write to us.

36. We strongly advise you to take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance to cover as a minimum cancellation by you, loss of luggage, early return following death of a relative and emergency repatriation in the event of accident or illness. Guests travelling to Israel and Iran will be required to travel with comprehensive travel insurance. Failure to do so may result in guests being denied entry into these countries. 37. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on your tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. Service availability, itinerary changes and travel advice 38. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered if possible. 39. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may have issued information about your tour destination. You are advised to check this information on the internet at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Smoking 40. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted inside tourist coaches and such other places as are prohibited by us or our suppliers. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are frequent stops on any coach trip and there are permitted areas outside decks on-board some cruise vessels which are available for smoking, however we cannot guarantee these facilities will be available. Baggage allowance and luggage restrictions 41. You are entitled to carry one suitcase per person with the total sum of its length, width and height not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28cm/30 x 21 x 11in and weight up to 23kg (50 lbs) dependent on any airline restrictions. Personal and valuable items such as make-up, cameras, medication, passport, money/credit cards etc. should be carried in a travel bag or on your person. You must ensure that luggage meets the weight requirements as overweight or oversize items will not be carried. Some carriers may impose a small surcharge per day for a second suitcase per person. Excess baggage is always at your cost. Young travellers 42. Travellers who are less than 21 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin/room with an adult aged 21 or over. Children under 12 years of age are not encouraged and are accepted or rejected at our sole discretion. This is a condition of carriers and cruise operators we use.

Disputes arising out of, or in connection with your booking which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to ABTA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of resolving disputes and, where appropriate, arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta. com). The arbitration scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your application for arbitration and other required documents must be received by ABTA within 18 months of your return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the scheme may still be available if we agree, although the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA mediation procedure and we have the option to agree to this. Where we act as agent, please bear in mind that your contract is with the supplier of the arrangements concerned. Unless the supplier is also a member of ABTA, only disputes relating to our actions as agent can be dealt with by the arbitration scheme or mediation procedure and not complaints about the arrangements themselves or the acts/ omissions of the supplier. 44. When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be made direct to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier or to us as soon as possible. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all

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costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. Included in your fare 45. Airfares from the UK (unless specified at the time of booking, e.g. selected special offers), coach and cruise travel, services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/or Tour Director; local guide in destination (if applicable), airport transfers outside United Kingdom, port charges, meals as specified in Your Itinerary, economy class group flights and air taxes as set out in your specific itinerary, accommodation, sightseeing and admissions and other services as expressly indicated in the itinerary, all gratuities and tipping on land tours except as set out below. NOT included in your fare 46. Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Tour Price does not include airfares; airline taxes; shore excursions on ocean cruises; additional optional activities; accommodation upgrades; overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or flight connections; gratuities and tips to any staff on cruise ships not operated by us (unless otherwise expressly advised), meals not specified in the itinerary, drinks, laundry, passport fees, visas, vaccinations, medical assistance, government taxes and charges (excluding VAT), expenses of a personal nature, travel between train stations and any other items which are not expressly included in the cost of your tour. Changes to flight schedules may require additional overnight accommodation at either commencement or completion of tour which is at your own expense. For the avoidance of doubt hotel accommodation is not provided on an allinclusive basis. Airfare conditions 47. Air travel is based on a specific class and is subject to availability at time of booking. If booking a promotional tour, all inclusions and conditions may differ. Please check promotional booking conditions. Full details and conditions may be obtained from your travel consultant. Changes to original tickets will incur amendment or cancellation fees, are subject to availability and surcharges may apply. Please see clauses 21 and 22 above. Please note: all airfares are subject to routing restrictions, and route availability. Flights 48. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings shown in our brochure, on our website and/or detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time. The actual times will be those shown on your tickets which will be dispatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. Please note, flights may operate indirect. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight


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times may be changed even after tickets have been dispatched - we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs. 49. In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community List” which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the European Union. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa. eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm. We are also required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of clause 18 and 19 will apply. Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type (if advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions. 50. If you suffer a delay to your outbound travel arrangements, we will do our best to assist you make the start of your tour or, if this cannot be achieved, join it as soon as possible any costs we incur in making any alternative arrangements in this situation will be your responsibility. In the event of a flight delay, the airline concerned may provide refreshments and/or other assistance depending on factors such as the length of the delay, time of day and number of passengers affected. We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 25 (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). 51. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 – the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other

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payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If the airline does not comply with these rules, you may complain to the CAA on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to passengercomplaints@ caa.co.uk or see www.caa.co.uk – Referring Your Complaint to the CAA. Transfers 52. These are only available on the day your tour commences and the day your cruise/tour terminates at designated times. Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and arrangement. If you have purchased pre and post tour hotel accommodation through us, you will be provided with airport transfers to/ from your hotel to the relevant gateway airport and to the ship. If your airline booking is not made by us, you must ensure your flight details are provided to us (this can be entered by Tour Personaliser at www.scenic.co.uk.) Please note: No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Passengers who miss the pre-booked transfer will be responsible for making their own way to/from the ship/rail station or hotel at their own expense. Transfers must be booked and flights advised to us a minimum of 60 days prior to travel otherwise transfers cannot be guaranteed. This may not apply to all tours. Please ask at time of booking. You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. You acknowledge and agree We have no liability to You for any loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence relating to Your luggage during this portion of the Tour and in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. Hotel accommodation 53. IMPORTANT: Unless otherwise expressly stated in the description of the tour in question or expressly advised by us to you, overnight accommodation required to meet tour and/or flight connections is not included in the tour price and is at your own expense. We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. Although we have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour, we are not liable to you for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. Passports and visas 54. British (citizen) passport holders are recommended to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. It is your responsibility to ensure any visas required for countries to be visited on the tour have been obtained prior to the tour departure date. Failure to obtain correct documentation will mean you may be unable to participate in particular shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or entry into certain countries.

Passport and visa entry requirements and costs are your sole responsibility. We cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. Please note: You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour. UK passport holders require a visa to enter Australia and New Zealand. If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour. 55. A full British passport presently takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to obtain. If you are 16 or over and have not yet got a passport, you should apply for one at least six weeks before your departure from the UK. The UK Passport Service has to confirm an applicant’s identity before issuing their first passport and will ask them to attend an interview in order to do this. If you are not a British citizen or hold a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to which you are intending to travel. Please note, all requirements may change and all clients must check the up to date position in good time before departure with the Embassy or consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to. 56. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac.org. Information on health abroad is also available on www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Travelhealth. Vaccination and other health requirements/ recommendations are subject to change at any time for any destination. Please therefore check with a doctor or clinic not less than six weeks prior to departure to ensure that you have met the necessary requirements and have the applicable information. 57. It is the lead name’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty, costs or expenses being imposed on or incurred by us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.


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58. We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 9294). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. Please note: Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme *The air inclusive holidays and flights we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.

60.a Facilities: It is important to note that:

64. Scenic Enrich and Scenic Sundowners: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity and Scenic Sundowners in the Tour Brochure on Your Tour. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You.

59. We are a member of ABTA with membership number Y6328. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain high standards of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the dispute resolution scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday by ensuring you receive a refund or, if your arrangements include return travel to the UK (other than flights) you are returned to the UK in the event that your holiday cannot be provided as a result of our insolvency. Please go to www.abta.com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection.

(a) Requests for modified rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (b) Wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motor coaches subject to space limitations. (c)Some shore excursions will be ‘wet landings’ requiring You to either walk through water and/or onto wet and potentially slippery surfaces. If You choose to participate in any sightseeing expeditions forming part of the Tour, You should be in appropriate physical condition and appropriately attired to deal with these conditions. 60.b Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (a) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of your special needs; (b) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour may be at risk; or (c) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 61. Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system. (b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. Medical Services 62. Please consult Your doctor before departure to ensure you have an adequate level of fitness and health. Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour and We recommend You refer to http:// www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Travel-immunisation/ Pages/Introduction.aspx for full details and also consult your doctor. You will not receive a refund if you are unable to be vaccinated and if as a result decide not to complete the Tour. Sightseeing tours 63. Mountain Excursions: Some tours include mountain excursions involving high altitudes. Please consult with your doctor to ensure that You have an adequate level of fitness and are in good health before participating in these excursions. Scenic Freechoice: Your Scenic Freechoice activity in Your first destination must be booked by 45 days prior to Your Tour departure date. All other Scenic Freechoice including dining can be booked whilst on Tour with Your Tour/Cruise Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum and maximum number of participants to operate.

Pictures, images and data protection 65. Maps or tour depictions contained in Tour Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be taken during the Tour. All images in Tour Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 66. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 we are a data controller. Our privacy policy is available to view on our website www.scenic. co.uk and sets out how we collect and use the personal information you provide us with. We will only process personal data as set out in our privacy policy (as amended or added to) or otherwise notified to or agreed by you or as we are otherwise permitted to do in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 67. The information contained in our brochure, on our website www.scenic.co.uk and in our other advertising material is believed correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing or publication. However, errors may occasionally occur and information may subsequently change. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Promotions

68. Please note that if a different promotion becomes available after your booking has been confirmed this is not applicable to your booking. Scenic does not back date our promotions. 69. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may have issued information about your tour destination. You are advised to check this information on the internet at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS can be found online at www.scenic.co.uk/terms-andconditions (subject to change).

Published September 2019


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