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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR PACKAGE

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Auckland, Rotorua, Milford Sound, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney

Day 01: Los Angeles - Auckland
This evening fly from Los Angeles to Auckland on Air New Zealand Airline

Day 02: En-route
Cross the international dateline

Day 03: Auckland, New Zealand
Arrive in Auckland. Welcome and assistance upon arrival in Auckland by our local representative. Later, transfer to hotel Langham. Rest of the evening is free to relax and adjust to the time zone.

Day 04: Auckland - Rotorua
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed on a panoramic tour of Auckland- the city of sails. Drive to the top of Mt. Eden for spectacular city and harbor view. After the tour continue drive to Rotorua- the sulphur city Visiting en-route the Waitombi caves, where the highlight of your day is an underground boat ride through a magical grotto lit by millions of glow worm. Arrive in Rotorua and check in at hotel Novotel Lakeside. In the evening enjoy a special Maori cultural show and Hangi dinner at local restaurant.

Day 05: Rotorua
Morning visit the Agro dome Farm show to enjoy viewing the professional shearing demonstrations of sheep and sheepdog show. Also visit Rotorua’s turbulent forces with its lively fields of geothermal activity where you can witness skyrocketing geysers, hot springs and boiling mud pools.

Day 06: Rotorua - Queenstown
Transfer to airport for flight to Queenstown. Arrive in Queenstown and transfer to hotel The Rees. Later enjoy a breathtaking view of Queenstown's amazing lake and mountain views at Skyline Restaurant. Ascend to the restaurant is by scenic gondola ride

Day 07: Queenstown
Drive to Milford Sound, a breathtaking scenic wonderland. A steep descent down the Cleddau Canyon brings you to majestic Milford Sound with its gigantic waterfalls tumbling into the fjord from mountain locked lakes. In the evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 08: Queenstown - Melbourne
Transfer to airport for flight to Melbourne. Arrive in Melbourne and transfer to hotel Novotel.

Day 09: Melbourne
In the morning visit the Phillip Island. Join us for an incredible day as we make our way down to the majestic Phillip Island! Get up close and personal to your favorite Australian animals at a Wildlife Park. Visit the Nobbies information center and watch seals. Lunch will be substituted today with your dinner. Later continue your tour of Melbourne. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Melbourne visiting the famous landmarks including the Melbourne Town Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, Victorian Parliament, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square Travel over the Westgate Bridge. Visit the beach and café cultures of St Kilda and Williamstown. Stop at the Melbourne Observation Deck. Travel past other Melbourne icons including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Tennis Centre and Melbourne University.

Day 10: Melbourne
Enjoy full day tour of the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostle. This diverse and dramatic region takes in surf beaches, historic ports, whale lookouts, breathtaking mountain ranges, rainforests and national parks. Of course, you can't miss the Twelve Apostles - craggy limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean.

Day 11: Melbourne - Cairns
Transfer to airport for flight to Cairns. Arrive in Cairns and transfer to hotel Hilton. Rest of the day at leisure to explore this city on your own pace.

Day 12: Cairns
A full day excursion to Great Barrier Reef one of the natural wonders of the world is planned for you to enjoy. In the morning sail aboard the Catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef where coral gardens abound a myriad of marine life surrounding a protected seabird sanctuary. The tour includes four hours at the reef, a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, informative ecological presentation by marine biologist, snorkeling demonstrations and equipment, guided snorkeling and coral viewing tours. (If you like to stay dry, then explore the stunning coral reef from the comfort of a submarine. The semi-submersible cruise slowly through the colorful coral gardens giving passengers, seated just one meter underwater, the opportunity to experience a snorkeler’s eye view of the marine life without getting wet. Return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 13: Cairns - Sydney
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and visit the Kurunda Rainforest for wildlife experience. The Koala and Wildlife Park, allow you to experience another facet of Australia. A series of elevated boardwalks provide close-up uninterrupted views of the Australian animals and reptiles. After the tour continue drive to airport for flight to Sydney. Arrive Sydney. Transfer to hotel Novotel Darling Harbor.

Day 14: Sydney
In the morning enjoy your panoramic tour of Sydney’s Opera House, The Rock's - Sydney's birthplace, Conservatorium of Music, Parliament House, Hyde Park, St James Cathedral, St Mary’s Cathedral, Visit Mrs. Macquaries Chair - superb views of the harbor and city skyline, Kings Cross - Sydney's 'hot spot', Bondi Beach. After the tour enjoy an afternoon luncheon cruise over Darling Harbor (dinner is substituted with lunch). An optional show at the Sydney Opera House can be arranged (subject to availability).

Day 15: Sydney
Enjoy your free morning exploring this beautiful Darling Harbor area. In the evening enjoy the farewell dinner at Sydney Observation Revolving tower restaurant to enjoy delicious buffet food and bird eye view of Sydney city.

Day 16: Sydney- Auckland - Los Angeles
Transfer to airport for flight to Los Angeles aboard Air New Zealand via Auckland. Arrive Los Angeles same day with happy memories of Australia and New Zealand.

TOUR ENDS

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Book your Tour 120 Days in advance and recieve US $ 200 per person Early Bird Discount

AIR & LAND COST: 
(PER PERSON RATES BASED ON SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM)

US $ per person

Single Room supplement US $ per person

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • International airfare in coach class from Los Angeles to New Zealand & Australia roundtrip as per program on Air New Zealand
  • All intra-New Zealand & Australia airfare in coach class as per program
  • Deluxe/First class hotel accommodation as per program sharing a standard room as per the hotels mentioned in program or similar category
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursion tours as per program by air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fee to the place of visit
  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel
  • Six sumptuous dinner as per the program
  • Cultural folklore show with dinner as per Program in Rotorua.
  • All airport taxes and fuel surcharges

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits

NOT INCLUDED: Visa fee, any meals not mentioned above, Travel Insurance, any baggage handling fee/gratuity, mineral water, any beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, room service, any increase in airfare or government imposed taxes, any other items not mentioned in the tour inclusion list.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:   We strongly recommend that you obtain a comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage, including but not limited to trip cancellation, delay, loss of deposit, medical expenses, personal accidents and death, loss of baggage, personal belongings. “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance policy is one option that you must discuss with your Travel Insurance Company, as it offers a wider range of coverage if you cancel for any reason. Most Travel Insurance companies want you to buy insurance at the time of making your initial tour deposit to obtain the best coverage. Please contact and discuss all options available to you from the Travel Insurance companies of your choice before signing up on the tour.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDOnce booked, the Tour involves a cancellation penalty if it is cancelled by you for any reason or for any circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc, its agents, and its service providers. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance policy from the travel insurance company of your choice, covering all eventualities including, but not limited to, trip delay, trip cancellation, medical evacuation, illness, disease, death, accident etc that can protect yourself from cancellation penalties, in case the tour is cancelled by you or due to circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours, its agents, or service providers.

An administrative fee of US $ 500.00 per person will be charged for any cancellation once the tour is booked. A 25% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 89-60 days prior to departure. A 50% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 59-30 days prior to departure. A 75% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 29-03 days prior to departure. For a later cancellation, or for any unutilized services, no refund will be permissible. It is mandatory for passenger to make all cancellations in writing, stating the reason for cancellation and same must be received in our office on a prompt basis. Most refunds generally take 6-8 weeks to process.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS :It is the sole responsibility of each passenger/tourist to obtain and verify that all of their travel documents, such as passport, visa, and airline tickets, vaccination requirements, etc are in order and meets the guidelines to embark on the trip. US Citizens do not require to obtain Tourist Visa for New Zealand. However, they do require to pay ETA fee online for entry to Australia. An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorization to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport. It is for short term stays for tourism or business visitor activities.

HEALTH: You must consult with your physician every important aspect of your health related issues, including vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, malaria prophylaxis etc. to ensure that you are in good health to engage in overseas travel. Please note: all our overseas tours require considerable walking and driving, sometimes on uneven, dusty and bumpy road conditions. You may also need to take stairs and inclines during the tour. No individual assistance to passengers requiring wheelchair can be provided, as many places may not be wheelchair accessible and may be challenging for the physically handicapped. For Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or via the CDC’s Internet site, at http://www.cdc.gov/travel For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site. All passengers are personally responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to travel.

AIRLINE GROUP BOOKING AND SEAT ASSIGNMENTS POLLINA TOURS makes the booking with the Group Department of the airline, which means all the group members must travel together to and from a common gateway, as one Group. The Group tickets are lower fare tickets and carry restrictions. The tickets are nonrefundable, non-transferrable, non–re-routable, and non-endorsable. Policies governing seat assignments for groups vary greatly by airline. Most airlines currently offer preferred seating, a system which allows them to charge additional fees for preferable seats. As a result, many seats displayed on airline seat maps are set aside for clients willing to pay additional fees for them. Some seats may only be accessible at airport check-in. Specific Seat assignments preferences are not guaranteed by Pollina Tours. Loss of assignments may occur, at any time, due to airline schedule changes, or even as a result of individual passengers making changes directly with airlines on their group seat assignments. In many cases, airlines will not assign seats for groups until the group booking is closed for ticketing usually 30 days prior to departure. At this time, Pollina Tours will do all possible to seat passengers together and in the best available seats. However, it may not be possible for Pollina Tours to assign seats of each passenger's personal choice. Once assigned, typically seats may only be changed at airport check-in. Domestic US flights, as well as flights within Europe, do not permit group seat assignments. Airline reservation agents are often prohibited from assisting with seat requests for Group Reservations from individual passengers.

GROUP HOTEL BOOKING POLLINA TOURS makes the booking of the hotel in the specified hotel in “Standard” twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms or “Standard” double bedded (one double bed) room with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests, such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.

GROUP DINNER BOOKING: POLLINA TOURS make the reservation for the Group Dinner arrangements at the hotel or local restaurants based on the hotel or restaurant’s Buffet or Set dinner menu basis policy. All efforts are made to offer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian menu choice to the Group members. However, Pollina Tours cannot make multiple dinner menu request based on each group members’ individual request, likings and disliking.

RESPONSIBILITYPollina Tours & Travel, Inc. and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers and the coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transportation or for conveyance/hotel accommodation, sightseeing, excursions, etc, made by them, as AGENTS of the passenger upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss , accident, death, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect of any vehicle, or through the act or default of any person or company engaged in conveying or housing the passengers or in connection therewith, or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pollina Tour and/ or their agents can accept no responsibility for cancellation penalties or losses or incidental expenses due to delay or change in schedules of airline, rail, motor coach, cruise or any transportation companies etc, hotel overbooking or default, sickness, injury, death, weather, strike, political or social unrest, disease, epidemic, pandemic, terrorism, natural calamities, quarantine or any other causes beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, its agents and suppliers of services. All such losses or incidental expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Obtaining a suitable travel insurance policy to cover the medical and non-medical eventualities from any Travel Insurance company of your choice is solely the responsibility of each passenger/tourist booked on our tour. Pollina Tours & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as tour participants, to expel any tour participants from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary whenever the company deems it is necessary for the comfort, safety and convenience of the participants or their agents/service providers. Although, all safety measures are taken by our suppliers to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour. However, our Service provider will require you to sign their responsibility form to not hold them responsible for any injury, accident, death, etc, caused to you during any adventure tourism activities, jungle safari, etc. which is beyond their control. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. The transportation, airlines, rail ,cruise, ferry companies, etc, concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events during the time passengers are not on board their carriers and conveyance. The passenger’s contract in use by the airline carrier, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation company and the purchaser of the Tour(s) and/or passengers. Typically, check- in time at the hotels is 3:00 PM and check out time is 12 noon. Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control.