Escorted Tour

Discover New Zealand Cherry Blossom Tour
Mt. Cook National Park – Hermitage hotel & Doubtful Sound Cruise
Sep 22 (Tue) ~ Oct 2 (Fri), 2020

per person

Departure from Honolulu with air $4,899.00 / Departure from US Mainland w/out int air $4,099.00, contact us for air pricing.
Missed the spring cherry blossoms in Japan? Here's your chance to catch them in the Southern Hemisphere in beautiful New Zealand!.

Day 1: Sep 22 (Tue) Honolulu ~ Auckland Airport

2:30pm          Depart Honolulu for Auckland on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 445. Meal service on flight.

Day 2: Sep 23 (Wed) Auckland Airport

9:45pm            Arrive at Auckland Airport and proceed through immigration procedures. Claim your baggage and go through customs inspections, then meet tour escort at the baggage claim area to transfer to our hotel with commentary driver by chartered bus.               

Accommodations at Naumi Auckland Hotel or similar

Day 3: Sep 24 (Thu) Auckland - Queenstown (B/L/D)

Boxed breakfast at the hotel. Bring luggage to lobby for hotel checkout and then depart for our flight to Queenstown.
7:50am     Depart for Queenstown on New Zealand Air flight NZ 613.
9:45am    Arrive at Queenstown Airport. Meet your tour escort at the baggage claim area. Then leave for half day sightseeing with commentary driver by a chartered bus
10:45am         Visit Gibbston Winery Cave tour and 3 wine tasting
Lunch at the winery – 3 course menu
Enjoy cherry blossom trees in the garden and the small cheese store at the winery
Visit charming Arrow town for stroll, famous ice cream shop and lots of souvenir shops                 
Brief stop at Lake Hayes for nice scenery & bungy jump site
Return to the hotel                            
Dinner at Roaring Megs Restaurant – award winning lamb dishes (short walk to restaurant)
 *** Our hotel is located by the lake, enjoy strolling, lots of restaurants, shops and casino available

Accommodations at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside standard room or similar

Day 4: Sep 25 (Fri) Queenstown - Doubtful Sound – Queenstown (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we tour to Doubtful Sound. Doubtful Sound is a large and naturally imposing fjord in Fiordland, in the far south west of New Zealand. Forty kilometers (25 miles) long, with a depth of up to 421 meters (1,381 ft.), Doubtful Sound is the deepest of the South Island's fiords. Sometimes called the “Sound of Silence”, Doubtful Sound is three times larger, and much quieter and less trafficked, than the nearby Milford Sound.
7:00am                 Leave hotel for tour to Doubtful Sound with commentary driver by a chartered bus.
9:45am~5:15pm     Enjoy Cruise with deluxe picnic lunch    
7:30pm                 Return to the hotel        

Accommodations at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside standard room or similar

Day 5: Sep 26 (Sat) Queenstown – Cromwell – Omala – Mt. Cook National Park (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel
08:30am        Leave for sightseeing with commentary Driver by chartered bus 
09:30am             Stop at Mrs. Jones Family Fruit Stall, one of the best known fruit stalls in Central Otago.
                              – Outside of the store is a large cherry orchard, full of cherry blossoms
11:45am             Lunch at local restaurant (smoked salmon)
02:30pm             Arrive at the hotel, located inside of Mt. Cook National Park, the home of New Zealand’s highest mountain. Enjoy taking a walk and view of mountain or visit the 3D theater for
The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center (approx. $20 admission) for Our Living Climate (from 3:15pm), Mount Cook Magic (from 3:45pm), or Mountain Rescuers (from 4:15).
Buffet Dinner at the hotel restaurant “Alpine”

Accommodations at Hermitage Hotel Premium room or similar

Day 6: Sep 27 (Sun) Mt.Cook National Park – Lake Tekapo - Christchurch (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel
08:30am        Leave for sightseeing with commentary Driver by chartered bus 
09:50am             Stop at Lake Tekapo – The second largest lake in North Island, known for turquois blue water
11:30am             Lunch at local restaurant (menu T.B.A)
02:30pm             Christchurch city tour – Hagley Park, Cardboard Cathedral and Mona Veil Garden
05:30pm             Arrive at the hotel
06:45pm             Walk to the tram station on foot (10min walk)
                            Fine dining dinner on the tram restaurant for 4-course menu & great views of the city

Accommodations at Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch or similar


Day 7: Sep 28 (Mon) Christchurch – Christchurch Airport – Rotorua Airport - Rotorua (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel
08:30am              Leave for the airport with commentary driver by chartered bus
10:00am              Leave for Rotorua Airport by Air New Zealand 5782
11:45am              Arrive at Rotorua Airport
Leave for sightseeing with commentary driver by a chartered bus
Visit Tepuia Maori Village and learn about Maori and check out geyser at the village                         
03:30pm              Arrive at the hotel
Enjoy Polynesian Spa (need swimsuit) before dinner *3min from our hotel on foot                                     
Dinner at the hotel restaurant – 3 course menu

Accommodations at Millennium Hotel Rotorua Superior room or similar

Day 8: Sep 29 (Tue) Rotorua (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel
09:00am             Leave for sightseeing with commentary driver by a chartered bus
Visit Agrodome for sheep show and farm visit – feed and pet sheep, alpaca and more!
Buffet lunch at Skyline restaurant on top of Mt. Nongotaha – cherry blossom spot
Enjoy Luge ride after lunch
Stop at the Lake Rotorua and Government Garden
03:00pm             Return to the hotel – enjoy shopping until dinner show
Leave for Mitai Maori Village for Maori Concert and Dinner Show 

Accommodations at Millennium Hotel Rotorua Superior room or similar

Day 9: Sep 30 (Wed) Rotorua – Matamata – Waitomo - Auckland (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel
Leave for sightseeing with commentary driver by chartered bus
Enjoy Hobbiton Movie Set tour (about 1 hr. 30 min. tour)
BBQ lunch at local restaurant (Menu – choose beef, chicken, fish or mussels for main)
Visit Waitomo Glow Worm Cave
Arrive at hotel
Go up to the Sky tower
Dinner at Orbit restaurant on top of Sky Tower

Accommodations at Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel or similar

Day 10: Oct 1 (Thu) Auckland Free Day (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day at your leisure to relax, shop and explore Auckland!

Day 11: Oct 2 (Fri) Auckland – Auckland Airport - Honolulu (B)

Breakfast at the hotel                           
11:00am        Check out hotel room – leave your belongings at the bell desk until hotel departure time
Enjoy free time until hotel departure time, enjoy shopping and stroll in city center.
3:00pm              Leave for sightseeing with commentary Driver by a chartered bus. Visit Parnell area – with its charming small shops, Savage Garden, Domain and water front area Viaduct Harbour.
11:55pm              Leave for Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines flight 446.
 ** Arrive back in Honolulu on same date at 9:40am**  

Note: Air and Land Itinerary are subject to change.
Meal arrangement may change due to availability 



Departure from Honolulu with air $4,899.00

Departure from US Mainland without air $4,099.00, contact us for air pricing.




Cruise Doubtful Sound and experience the beautiful Cherry Blossoms of the New Zealand springtime!


Deposit and Final Payment:

A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per person will be required at the time of booking.

The remaining balance is due 100 days prior to departure.

If reservation is made less than 100 days prior to departure, full payment is due at time of booking.

If remaining balance of payment is not made within the above-required period of time, JTB USA, Inc. reserves the right to cancel reservations.


Cancellations and Changing Fees:  (Please read very carefully)

Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. Therefore, the following fees will apply:

Cancellation or any changes within:

* Until final payment:                            $300 deposit
*From final payment ~ July 24th, 2020:               50% of the total tour fee
* July 25, 2020 ~ Departure date:                   100% of the total tour fee

Airline tickets are non-refundable after issue. Other additional individual arrangements may not be refundable. Please check with our travel agents.



For the benefit of everyone in your tour group, JTB USA, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant, and to remove from the tour any participant whose conduct is deemed incompatible with the interests of the other participants.

We require a minimum of 10 participants to guarantee the tour.

JTB USA, Inc. will notify participants of any changes by 100 days prior to departure.

We regret that our escorted tours will operate only when booked by a sufficient number of participants. We reserve the right to cancel any departure date that has insufficient  demand. 

** There may be a possibility of operating tours with less than 10 participants, but changes to price and itinerary may become necessary.



The tour participant agrees that neither JTB USA, Inc. nor its affiliates shall be liable for any damage, loss (including personal injury, death, and property loss) or expense occasioned by any act or omission of any supplier providing services, or any insurer or insurance administrator under the Travel Protection Plan, or of any other person, or any other situations beyond the control of JTB USA, Inc., including weather, natural disaster, war, civil unrest, and order of government or immigration regulations.


Land Only:

If you purchase this package as LAND ONLY please be aware that the Land Only designation includes hotels/meals/and sightseeing only. International and domestic air flights as well as transportation to/from airports are not included.


We strongly advise that tour participants purchase one of the optional Travel Insurance plans.

Please ask one of our travel consultants for more information or contact:

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                           Or call   1-800-243-3174  /  Office Number: 52919

                            ** Optional Travel Insurance is Recommended **

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Single Supplement
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice、100% of the tour fare. days or more days prior, no charge Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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