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Azamara Journey

Sailing: 08 - Feb - 2018

Azamara Journey

Sailing Itinerary*

Day Port* Arrive Depart
Thu Feb 8Sydney, Australia-6:00 pm
Fri Feb 9At Sea--
Sat Feb 10Hobart, Tasmania1:00 pm-
Sun Feb 11Hobart, Tasmania-2:00 pm
Mon Feb 12At Sea--
Tue Feb 13At Sea--
Wed Feb 14Milford Sound, New Zealand7:00 am10:00 am
Thu Feb 15Dunedin, New Zealand9:30 am-
Fri Feb 16Dunedin, New Zealand-6:30 pm
Sat Feb 17Akaroa, New Zealand7:00 am6:30 pm
Sun Feb 18Picton, New Zealand9:00 am7:00 pm
Mon Feb 19Napier, New Zealand1:00 pm-
Tue Feb 20Napier, New Zealand-1:00 pm
Wed Feb 21Tauranga,New Zealand9:00 am7:00 pm
Thu Feb 22Auckland, New Zealand7:00 am-

*Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.

General Information
Terms and Conditions

Summary of Tours

Online Shore Excursions reservations for your sailing will be available up until 05-Feb-2018 11:59 PM EST (Two days prior to your sailing). If you are within the cut-off time, please be sure to visit our Shore Excursions desk to make your reservations onboard.*

Sydney, Australia - 08-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
SYA5 Sydney Sights & Opera House Strenuous N/A Feb 8, 8:30 am 4 hrs 30 mins 158.04 NZD 158.04 NZD

Hobart, Tasmania - 10 to 11-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
HB50 Hobart Highlights Mild N/A Feb 10, 1:30 pm
Feb 11, 8:00 am
3 hrs 30 mins 71.64 NZD 57.24 NZD
HB51 Richmond and Tassie Devils Moderate N/A Feb 11, 8:00 am 4 hrs 114.84 NZD 86.04 NZD
HB67 AzAmazing Evening - A Night with The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Mild N/A Feb 10, 7:30 pm 3 hrs 0.00 NZD 0.00 NZD
HB71 Walk Among the Giants - Tahune AirWalk and Hobart Sightseeing Moderate N/A Feb 10, 1:30 pm
Feb 11, 7:30 am
6 hrs 142.56 NZD 142.56 NZD
HB78 Hobart: Ride to MONA Strenuous Min height 63 in, max height is 72 in.
Max weight: 220 pounds
Min age: 12
Feb 11, 9:15 am 4 hrs 142.56 NZD 142.56 NZD
HB88 Devils and Oysters by Chopper Moderate Max weight: 265 pounds Feb 11, 9:30 am 4 hrs 45 mins 1150.56 NZD 1150.56 NZD
HB86 Hobart Sailing Experience Strenuous N/A Feb 10, 2:00 pm
Feb 11, 10:00 am
2 hrs 45 mins 214.56 NZD 214.56 NZD

Milford Sound, New Zealand - 14-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
MS09 Queenstown Overnight Adventure - Milford Sound to Dunedin (Single Occupancy) Mild N/A Feb 14, 7:30 am Leisure 1222.56 NZD 1222.56 NZD

Dunedin, New Zealand - 15 to 16-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
DD75 Taieri Gorge Train Mild N/A Feb 16, 8:30 am 6 hrs 287.64 NZD 230.04 NZD
DD76 Dunedin Panorama Mild N/A Feb 15, 10:15 am
Feb 15, 2:15 pm
Feb 16, 9:00 am
3 hrs 30 mins 90.36 NZD 65.88 NZD
DD80 Queenstown Overnight Adventure - Dunedin/Milford Sound (Double Occupancy) Mild N/A Feb 15, 10:00 am 7 hrs 1078.56 NZD 1078.56 NZD
DD81 Queenstown Overnight Adventure - Dunedin/Milford Sound (Single Occupancy) Mild N/A Feb 15, 10:00 am 7 hrs 1222.56 NZD 1222.56 NZD
DD82 Nature’s Wonders and Otago Peninsula Moderate N/A Feb 15, 12:30 pm
Feb 16, 11:30 am
4 hrs 30 mins 200.16 NZD 200.16 NZD
DD84 Historic Pubs of Port Chalmers Walking Tour Moderate Min age: 18 Feb 15, 1:00 pm
Feb 16, 1:00 pm
3 hrs 30 mins 108.00 NZD 108.00 NZD
DDG1 Larnach Castle and Garden with High Tea Moderate N/A Feb 15, 1:00 pm
Feb 16, 8:30 am
5 hrs 286.56 NZD 286.56 NZD

Akaroa, New Zealand - 17-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
KQ44 Christchurch and Countryside Mild N/A Feb 17, 8:00 am 5 hrs 30 mins 143.64 NZD 114.84 NZD
KQ43 Tranz Alpine Moderate N/A Feb 17, 7:30 am 9 hrs 531.36 NZD 444.96 NZD
KQ45 Journey into Middle Earth Moderate N/A Feb 17, 8:00 am 9 hrs 372.96 NZD 286.56 NZD
KQ47 Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise Mild N/A Feb 17, 8:45 am 2 hrs 113.76 NZD 113.76 NZD
KQ46 Akaroa Double Decker Tour Mild N/A Feb 17, 9:30 am
Feb 17, 12:00 pm
2 hrs 70.56 NZD 70.56 NZD
KQ1G Akaroa Cooking School Moderate N/A Feb 17, 10:00 am 5 hrs 401.76 NZD 401.76 NZD
KQ48 High Country by 4x4 and Jet Boat Moderate N/A Feb 17, 8:30 am 9 hrs 516.96 NZD 516.96 NZD

Picton, New Zealand - 18-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
PI18 A Taste of Marlborough Mild N/A Feb 18, 12:45 pm 4 hrs 113.40 NZD 94.68 NZD
PI17 Queen Charlotte Cruise and Panorama Mild N/A Feb 18, 9:30 am 4 hrs 30 mins 143.64 NZD 114.84 NZD
PI19 Wineries of Marlborough Mild Min Age: 18 Feb 18, 9:45 am 4 hrs 30 mins 200.16 NZD 200.16 NZD
PI24 Seafood Odyssea Mild N/A Feb 18, 9:30 am 4 hrs 243.36 NZD 243.36 NZD
PI22 New Zealand Sheep Farm Experience Mild N/A Feb 18, 10:30 am 4 hrs 286.56 NZD 286.56 NZD
PI27 Marlborough Winery and Lunch Mild Min age is 18. bh Feb 18, 10:30 am 4 hrs 30 mins 272.16 NZD 0.00 NZD
PI32 Port Underwood Coastal Drive Moderate N/A Feb 18, 10:30 am 4 hrs 228.96 NZD 228.96 NZD

Napier, New Zealand - 19 to 20-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
NR49 Wineries of Hawkes Bay Mild N/A Feb 19, 2:00 pm
Feb 20, 8:15 am
4 hrs 143.64 NZD 143.64 NZD
NR48 Napier Farm & Town Mild N/A Feb 19, 1:30 pm
Feb 20, 7:30 am
5 hrs 129.24 NZD 100.44 NZD
NR84 Hawkes Bay Express Mild N/A Feb 19, 1:30 pm
Feb 19, 3:45 pm
Feb 19, 5:30 pm
1 hr 15 mins 99.36 NZD 99.36 NZD
NR86 Art Deco Drive and Walking Tour Moderate N/A Feb 19, 2:00 pm
Feb 20, 9:00 am
3 hrs 84.96 NZD 84.96 NZD
NRG1 Behind the Scenes Winery Experience Moderate N/A Feb 19, 5:00 pm 3 hrs 15 mins 300.96 NZD 300.96 NZD
NRG2 Gwavas Country Homestead and Garden Moderate N/A Feb 19, 2:30 pm
Feb 20, 8:00 am
4 hrs 30 mins 228.96 NZD 228.96 NZD
NRG3 Art Deco Experience Mild N/A Feb 19, 4:00 pm
Feb 19, 4:30 pm
2 hrs 30 mins 244.80 NZD 244.80 NZD
NR92 Takaro Trails & Mission Estate Biking Exploration Strenuous Min age: 12
Min height 63 in, max height is 72 in.
Max weight: 220 pounds
Feb 19, 1:30 pm
Feb 20, 8:00 am
3 hrs 45 mins 171.36 NZD 171.36 NZD
NR83 Cape Kidnappers 4WD Gannet Safari Moderate N/A Feb 19, 2:15 pm 4 hrs 30 mins 214.56 NZD 214.56 NZD

Tauranga,New Zealand - 21-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
TR77 Intimate Rotorua and Thermal Experience Moderate N/A Feb 21, 9:30 am 9 hrs 359.64 NZD 287.64 NZD
TR76 Blue Baths Tea & Rotorua Thermal Outing Moderate N/A Feb 21, 10:00 am 6 hrs 195.48 NZD 143.64 NZD
TR78 Lord of the Rings - Hobbiton Movie Set Moderate N/A Feb 21, 9:45 am
Feb 21, 10:30 am
4 hrs 30 mins 215.64 NZD 143.64 NZD
TR80 Hidden Gardens of Tauranga & Mills Reef Winery Lunch Moderate N/A Feb 21, 9:45 am 8 hrs 286.56 NZD 286.56 NZD
TR79 Ancient Maori Rock Art, Marae and Family Lunch Moderate N/A Feb 21, 9:30 am 8 hrs 30 mins 315.36 NZD 315.36 NZD
TR86 Tauranga Highlights Moderate N/A Feb 21, 10:00 am
Feb 21, 2:30 pm
4 hrs 128.16 NZD 128.16 NZD
TR90 Legend of Mauao Walking Tour Strenuous N/A Feb 21, 10:00 am 4 hrs 113.76 NZD 113.76 NZD
TRA1 Mount Maunganui to Tauranga Biking Expedition Strenuous Max weight: 220 pounds
Min age: 12
Min height 63, max height 72.
Feb 21, 10:00 am 4 hrs 142.56 NZD 142.56 NZD

Auckland, New Zealand - 22-Feb-2018

Tour Code Tour Title Difficulty Level Restrictions Depart Duration Adult Price Child Price
AK80 Auckland City and Harbour Highlights with Airport Drop Off Moderate N/A Feb 22, 8:30 am 5 hrs 237.60 NZD 194.40 NZD
*Prices are subject to change and may vary by sailing. Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice.
Sydney Sights & Opera House

Sydney Sights & Opera House

Sydney, Australia
February 08, 2018

Code: SYA5 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 158.04 / Child 158.04 NZD Departure Times: 8:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Discover the wonders of Sydney, including a special look inside the city’s legendary opera house, one of the most distinctive buildings of the 20th century. Wind through the busy streets as a local guide regales you with facts and figures about Australia’s famed metropolis. Arrive at Bondi Beach, one of the world’s most famed stretches of sand. Enjoy approximately one hour on your own to stroll along this golden crescent, rimming a turquoise sea that’s most often dotted with surfers. Explore exotic one-off boutiques, or perhaps, pop into one of the al fresco cafes lining the side streets for a quick bite. Afterwards, continue to the iconic Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enter this modern masterpiece, perched dramatically along Sydney Harbour, which plays host to some 1,600 performances each year. Step inside the theatre’s and foyers and learn from your knowledgeable Opera House Guide about how Jorn Utzon's vision came into existence, capture photos from rare vantage points that are off limits to the general public.
Highlights:
  • >Embark on a narrated drive through the streets of Sydney to visit its most iconic landmark.
  • >Enjoy approximately one hour to browse the shops and take in the views around Bondi Beach.
  • >Follow an expert guide on an interior tour of the spectacular Sydney Opera House.
What To Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What To Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >The tour involves considerable walking with numerous steps.
  • >This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >Parts of the Sydney Opera House tour are not wheelchair accessible.
  • >Consider physical fitness, medical history and personal mobility when selecting this tour.
Hobart Highlights

Hobart Highlights

Hobart, Tasmania
February 10, 2018

Code: HB50 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 71.64 / Child 57.24 NZD Departure Times: 1:30 pm, 8:00 am
Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins
Embark on an exploration of the Tasmanian capital, which spreads out in magnificent fashion along the glistening River Derwent. Begin at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, established in 1818 and boasting 6,500 varieties of plants, including 400 Tasmanian species. Stroll across the bright-red bridges of the Japanese Garden. Step inside the world’s only Subantarctic Plant House. Find yourself enveloped by vibrant flowers, soaring trees and exotic plants at every turn. After your intimate stroll, enjoy a big-picture perspective from atop Mount Wellington. Marvel as verdant rainforest transforms into a sub-alpine environment set more 4,000 feet above sea level. Snap panoramic photos of Hobart the rugged Tasmanian coast from the observation deck before continuing your exploration. Pass the shops and cafes along the reinvented warehouse district, as you discover why Hobart truly is Australia’s “Jewel of the South”.
Highlights:
  • >Take in views of the city from the viewpoint atop Mount Wellington, more than 4,000 feet above sea level.
  • >Stroll through the flowers, trees and pavilions of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
  • >Drive through the reinvented warehouse district for a glimpse of the city’s exclusive streets.
What To Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Water bottle
What To Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Weather-appropriate clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must walk approximately 330 yards over even and paved surfaces.
  • >Guests must negotiate 3-4 steps to enter coach independently.
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • >The Botanical Gardens features some uneven surfaces and steep inclines.
  • >Due to weather conditions, Mt. Wellington may cloud-in minimizing visibility. In this case, an alternate visit will be made to Mt Nelson.
  • >Tour sequence may vary
Richmond and Tassie Devils

Richmond and Tassie Devils

Hobart, Tasmania
February 10, 2018

Code: HB51 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 114.84 / Child 86.04 NZD Departure Times: 8:00 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Spend the day learning about the history of Richmond and enjoying the area’s beautiful wildlife.
Highlights:
  • >Explore Tasmania’s only wildlife sanctuary that is home tokoalas, kangaroos, wombats, and the famous Tasmanian Devils.
  • >Stroll along the quaint streets of Richmond as you shop and explore at your leisure.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes with non-slip soles
  • >Hat
  • >Sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests walk 0.5 miles over even and uneven surfaces with inclines and 3 to 4 steps to enter / exit the coach.
  • >Guests with mobility issues should not select tour.
  • >Guests walk on even, hard-paced earth surfaces with sloping paths at the Sanctuary.
AzAmazing Evening - A Nightwith The Tasmanian SymphonyOrchestra

AzAmazing Evening - A Night with The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Hobart, Tasmania
February 10, 2018

Code: HB67 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 0.00 / Child 0.00 NZD Departure Times: 7:30 pm
Duration: 3 hrs
Celebrate beautiful music in Tasmania with this lovely evening of popular classics. The evening begins with a warm welcome by the Tasmanian Police Pipe Band. The band, known for its green, red and blue Fletcher of Dunans tartan in honor of former police commissioner Phil Fletcher, has been together since 1969 and performs at military exhibitions around the world. After a rousing tattoo, listen to the hospitable welcome of local dignitaries and hear the enchanting sounds of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Established in 1948 and an official Tasmanian Icon, the orchestra sets the tone for Tasmanian culture on a global scale with renditions of significant songs, including a few from Australia.
Highlights:
  • >Hear the rousing Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, plus the Tasmanian Police Pipe Band.
What to Bring :
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
Walk Among the Giants -Tahune AirWalk and HobartSightseeing

Walk Among the Giants - Tahune AirWalk and Hobart Sightseeing

Hobart, Tasmania
February 10, 2018

Code: HB71 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 142.56 / Child 142.56 NZD Departure Times: 1:30 pm, 7:30 am
Duration: 6 hrs
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Tasmania during this exhilarating tour through the Huon Valley. A panoramic driving tour of the magnificent vistas through the southern portion of this island state highlights views of Hobart, the town of Kingston, the Derwent River and Storm Bay. As farms give way to hills and mountains, orchards and vineyards begin to crop up along the fertile Huon Valley. Soon, the Tahune Forest rises. Take the Tahune AirWalk through the forest and marvel at the treetops from this steel walkway bridge up to 150 feet in the air in some portions. This walk in the air is a striking excursion that reaches to the Huon River on its way to the Tasmanian Sea before the final steps of this walk among the giants of the forest.
Highlights:
  • >Walk on a steel bridge into the treetops of the Tahune Forest up to 150 feet high in places.
  • >Discover the natural beauty of Tasmania during a panoramic drive through the countryside.
What to Bring::
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • >Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
  • >Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.
Hobart: Ride to MONA

Hobart: Ride to MONA

Hobart, Tasmania
February 10, 2018

Code: HB78 Restrictions: Min height 63 in, max height is 72 in.
Max weight: 220 pounds
Min age: 12
Prices: Adult 142.56 / Child 142.56 NZD Departure Times: 9:15 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Pedal your way through Hobart on a guided bike tour reserved for no more than 16 Azamara guests. This carefree ride is an ideal way to connect with Australia’s “Jewel of the South” in an intimate and enjoyable way. Follow a local guide at a relaxed pace along the picturesque Derwent River. Continue through some of Hobart’s most charming neighborhoods en route to the Berriedale Peninsula and its showplace, the Museum of Old and New Art, affectionately called MONA. Enjoy photo stops along the way and learn about the history of Hobart from a local perspective. Once at MONA, stroll the grounds and fuel up with a snack of coffee and cake. Then, take a bus ride back to the ship for the equally scenic return trip. This leg makes a pass through the Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park and offers panoramas of Cornelian Bay and cenotaph before heading to the wharf.
Highlights:
  • >Depart the ship on a lightweight bike for a leisurely 9.9-mile ride through the city of Hobart.
  • >Follow the shores of the Derwent River and pedal through the city’s charming neighborhoods.
  • >Make way to MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, and refuel with a snack of cake and coffee.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Water bottle
What to Wear:
  • >Close-toed shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >On return from MONA Museum, guests will be transported by bus.
  • >Guests must know how to ride a bicycle.
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • >Guests must weight 220 lbs or less to participate in this tour.
  • >Guest will be required to sign a waiver onboard in order to participate in this bicycle tour.
  • >There is no entrance to the Museum on this tour.
Devils and Oysters byChopper

Devils and Oysters by Chopper

Hobart, Tasmania
February 10, 2018

Code: HB88 Restrictions: Max weight: 265 pounds
Prices: Adult 1150.56 / Child 1150.56 NZD Departure Times: 9:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs 45 mins
Chart a course for adventure, wildlife and great Tasmanian cuisine on this high-flying helicopter and rugged off-road experience. Lift off from Hobart and zoom along the majestic east coast of Tasmania, flying over Seven Mile Beach and one of the largest natural harbors in the Southern Hemisphere. Touch down at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, where you'll transfer to a 4x4 machine and bound across this private landscape of natural bush and farmland. Learn how Tasmanian Devils are being tracked and monitored alongside experts doing the research. Visit an infrared camera site and download the previous night's footage for a fascinating look at devil activity. After your tour, enjoy a cup of morning coffee before setting off into the skies once again on your way to the Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed. Sip a nice Pinot, savor fresh oysters, and enjoy your choice of lunch options before heading back to Hobart.
Highlights:
  • >Soar above Seven Mile Beach, The Tasman Bridge and a breathtaking stretch of rugged coastline.
  • >Enjoy an off-road adventure through the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo alongside researchers studying these amazing creatures.
  • >Savor freshly harvested oysters over lunch at the famed Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Layered clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be able to walk approximately 545 yards over grassy and uneven surfaces.
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • >Guests must be able to enter and exit helicopter independently.
  • >Guests names and weights must be supplied 48 hours prior to arriving in Hobart. Exact weight should include a single small bag allowed on this tour.
  • >Guests who exceed their provided weight may be refused departure with no refund.
  • >Minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 5 guests per helicopter, depending on weight.
  • >Guests must be 18 years old to consume alcohol.
Hobart Sailing Experience

Hobart Sailing Experience

Hobart, Tasmania
February 10, 2018

Code: HB86 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 214.56 / Child 214.56 NZD Departure Times: 2:00 pm, 10:00 am
Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins
Experience the heart-racing sensation of flying across the water aboard a world-class racing yacht. Sail either the Helsal V or Magic Miles, both of which have served nobly in the famed Hobart-to-Sydney race. Set out with an expert crew and marvel at views of downtown Hobart and towering Mount Wellington. Even better, experience the true thrill of racing as you take on fellow cruisers aboard the second yacht. Join in the action as your skipper and crew show you the ropes. No experience is necessary, however, you’re free to participate as much or as little as you want. Raise sails. Crank winches. Perhaps, even take the helm. Despite who finishes first, everyone wins back in port at a favorite restaurant. Share stories over snacks, and purchase a well-earned cocktail or two. Be sure to browse those photos taken by your onboard photographer which are sure to capture some thrilling moments.
Highlights:
  • >Climb onto a 62-foot racing yacht used in the famed Hobart-to-Sydney race.
  • >Enjoy the thrill of an actual race verses your fellow “cruisers” aboard a second yacht.
  • >Join in the action and help sail as your adventure is captured by a professional onboard photographer.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Windbreaker
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Warm, layered clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be able to walk 1,000 – 1,650 yards to and from the yacht.
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • >Pregnant women and guests with back, neck or knee issues should not select this tour.
  • >Children must be accompanied and supervised by parent/guardian at all times.
  • >Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
Queenstown OvernightAdventure - Milford Sound toDunedin (Single Occupancy)

Queenstown Overnight Adventure - Milford Sound to Dunedin (Single Occupancy)

Milford Sound, New Zealand
February 14, 2018

Code: MS09 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 1222.56 / Child 1222.56 NZD Departure Times: 7:30 am
Duration: At Your Leisure
Join this wonderful overnight tour into the lakes, mountains and countryside of New Zealand with a stay in Queenstown. Departing from Milford Sound, follow the Cleddau River and soak in the panoramas of Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's oldest National Park and a World Heritage Site that includes fjords, headlands and mountains. At the southern tip of Lake Wakatipu in the shadow of the towering Remarkables Range, arrive in Te Anau, a town named for the nearby lake and enjoy a delicious lunch. In Queenstown, across the Kawarau River, check in and relax with a free afternoon. In the evening, the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw awaits for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Indulge in an elegant dinner at the homestead of New Zealand’s most famous sheep and cattle with a sheep dog demonstration after dining. Aboard the TSS Earnslaw again, a piano singalong entertains. <br/><br/> On day two, a full breakfast fuels a visit to the quaint town of Arrowtown, a former gold-mining town to learn about the Wakatipu region at the Lakes District Centennial Museum. A skyline gondola ride offers spectacular views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu before journeying to Wild Earth Winery. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Winery before passing Lake Waihola into Central Otago, New Zealand’s gold-mining country. A panoramic tour of Dunedin caps this exceptional adventure.
Highlights:
  • >Stay overnight in Queenstown with a cable car ride, lake cruise and dinner at a sheep farm.
  • >Enjoy delicious lunches at the Wild Earth Winery in Cromwell and the town of Te Anau.
  • >Explore the town of Arrowtown, a historical town with a gold-mining museum.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Biodegradable sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Personal overnight items
  • >Change of clothes
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >Cancellation Policy: Tour must be cancelled 30 days prior to tour departure.
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • >Pricing is per person.
Taieri Gorge Train

Taieri Gorge Train

Dunedin, New Zealand
February 15, 2018

Code: DD75 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 287.64 / Child 230.04 NZD Departure Times: 8:30 am
Duration: 6 hrs
Feel the rattle of a vintage railcar as it winds up the steep slopes of Taieri River Gorge on an eye-opening journey into the New Zealand wilderness. This is the rugged terrain the ancient Maori called the “Hills of Heaven” and the scenery makes it easy to understand why. Enjoy great views of Otago Harbor and pass Christmas Creek, where legend says a lucky miner found gold on Christmas Day in 1863. Learn about the hearty men who braved this uninviting landscape in search of precious ore. Stop at Pukerangi Plateau for a photo opportunity like no other, and savor lunch onboard as mountains and gorges pass by outside. Your tour includes the bonus opportunity to see Dunedin’s most fascinating building — the Dunedin Railway Station, its exterior elaborately detailed with white limestone and dark basalt. Don’t miss this chance to experience the majestic beauty of New Zealand in old-fashioned style.
Highlights:
  • >Taieri Gorge Train: Board a vintage train and enjoy views of Otago Harbor and Taieri River Gorge with lunch served onboard.
  • >Photo op: Enjoy a stop at the gorgeous Pukerangi Plateau where you can take photos of the surrounding countryside.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Walking shoes
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be able to walk approximately 20 yards on flat surfaces.
  • >There are 4 steep steps up into train carriages.
  • >Train carriages may not be air conditioned
  • >Train carriages are from different eras and may be vintage or modern
Dunedin Panorama

Dunedin Panorama

Dunedin, New Zealand
February 15, 2018

Code: DD76 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 90.36 / Child 65.88 NZD Departure Times: 10:15 am, 2:15 pm, 9:00 am
Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins
Embark on a sightseeing adventure that showcases the best of Dunedin, one of New Zealand’s most beloved cities. Follow the shores of Otago Harbor to reach historic Dunedin and begin an exploration of its signature landmarks. Pass New Zealand’s oldest university, the city’s First Church, and the stately mansions of Royal Terrace and High Street. Feel the engine struggle on a climb up Baldwin, the steepest street in the world and make a stop at the town’s Edwardian jewel, the Dunedin Railway Station. See the ornate exterior and admire the vast Booking Room floor composed of thousands of Royal Doulton porcelain tiles. Continue to the city’s Botanic Gardens, established in 1863, and amble through a timeless landscape of vibrant roses, fragrant herbs and lovely water gardens. Experience one of New Zealand’s most historic and treasured cities on this carefree day in Dunedin.
Highlights:
  • >Dunedin Railway Station: Visit this renowned Edwardian building, the most photographed building in New Zealand.
  • >The Botanic Gardens: Stroll through one of the city's most beautiful gardens, which were established in 1863.
  • >Baldwin Street: Visit this amazing street and you’ll be able to say you’ve seen the steepest street in the world.
What to Bring:
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Walking shoes
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be able to walk approximately 600 yards over even/paved paths.
Queenstown OvernightAdventure - Dunedin/MilfordSound (Double Occupancy)

Queenstown Overnight Adventure - Dunedin/Milford Sound (Double Occupancy)

Dunedin, New Zealand
February 15, 2018

Code: DD80 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 1078.56 / Child 1078.56 NZD Departure Times: 10:00 am
Duration: 7 hrs
Join this exceptional overnight tour into the rugged beauty of New Zealand with a stay in Queenstown. Beginning in Dunedin, journey south past Lake Waihola into Central Otago, New Zealand’s gold-mining country and into the mountains toward Cromwell. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Wild Earth Winery before following the Kawarau River Gorge into Queenstown. A skyline gondola ride offers spectacular views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu as a grand welcome to the town. After checking in, relax with a free afternoon. In the evening, the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw awaits for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Indulge in an elegant dinner at the homestead of New Zealand’s most famous sheep and cattle with a sheep dog demonstration after dining. Aboard the TSS Earnslaw again, a piano singalong entertains. <br/><br/> On day two, a full breakfast fuels a visit to the quaint town of Arrowtown, a former gold-mining town to learn about the Wakatipu region at the Lakes District Centennial Museum. Afterwards, journey to the southern tip of Lake Wakatipu in the shadow of the towering Remarkables Range to arrive in Te Anau. Enjoy lunch in the town, named after New Zealand’s second largest lake, and continue to soak in the panoramas of Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's oldest National Park and a World Heritage Site that includes fjords, headlands and mountains. Follow the Cleddau River to Milford Sound, a photogenic town where waterfalls cascade down the mountains. Snap a few photos in culmination of this exciting adventure through southern New Zealand.
Highlights:
  • >Enjoy an overnight stay in Queenstown with a cable car ride and dinner at a sheep farm.
  • >Indulge in delicious lunches at the Wild Earth Winery and the town of Te Anau.
  • >Visit the town of Arrowtown, a picturesque town with a fascinating gold-mining history.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Biodegradable sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Personal overnight items
  • >Change of clothes
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • >Pricing is per person.
  • >All overland programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Azamara Club Cruises reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements or to cancel a specific departure.
Queenstown OvernightAdventure - Dunedin/MilfordSound (Single Occupancy)

Queenstown Overnight Adventure - Dunedin/Milford Sound (Single Occupancy)

Dunedin, New Zealand
February 15, 2018

Code: DD81 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 1222.56 / Child 1222.56 NZD Departure Times: 10:00 am
Duration: 7 hrs
Join this exceptional overnight tour into the rugged beauty of New Zealand with a stay in Queenstown. Beginning in Dunedin, journey south past Lake Waihola into Central Otago, New Zealand’s gold-mining country and into the mountains toward Cromwell. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Wild Earth Winery before following the Kawarau River Gorge into Queenstown. A skyline gondola ride offers spectacular views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu as a grand welcome to the town. After checking in, relax with a free afternoon. In the evening, the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw awaits for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Indulge in an elegant dinner at the homestead of New Zealand’s most famous sheep and cattle with a sheep dog demonstration after dining. Aboard the TSS Earnslaw again, a piano singalong entertains. <br/><br/> On day two, a full breakfast fuels a visit to the quaint town of Arrowtown, a former gold-mining town to learn about the Wakatipu region at the Lakes District Centennial Museum. Afterwards, journey to the southern tip of Lake Wakatipu in the shadow of the towering Remarkables Range to arrive in Te Anau. Enjoy lunch in the town, named after New Zealand’s second largest lake, and continue to soak in the panoramas of Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's oldest National Park and a World Heritage Site that includes fjords, headlands and mountains. Follow the Cleddau River to Milford Sound, a photogenic town where waterfalls cascade down the mountains. Snap a few photos in culmination of this exciting adventure through southern New Zealand.
Highlights:
  • >Enjoy an overnight stay in Queenstown with a cable car ride and dinner at a sheep farm.
  • >Indulge in delicious lunches at the Wild Earth Winery and the town of Te Anau.
  • >Visit the town of Arrowtown, a picturesque town with a fascinating gold-mining history.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Biodegradable sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Personal overnight items
  • >Change of clothes
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • >Pricing is per person.
  • >All overland programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Azamara Club Cruises reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements or to cancel a specific departure.
Nature’s Wonders and OtagoPeninsula

Nature’s Wonders and Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand
February 15, 2018

Code: DD82 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 200.16 / Child 200.16 NZD Departure Times: 12:30 pm, 11:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Explore the untamed headlands of the Otago Peninsula during a fun ride in an 8 wheel-drive Argo vehicle. This beautiful region is home to Natures Wonders, a wilderness sanctuary on a working sheep farm with exceptional natural panoramas in all directions and colonies of unique creatures, including adorable fur seals, sea lions and birds like the yellow-eyed penguin and albatross. A knowledgeable local guide drives the Argo so travelers can ooh and ahh over the rugged roads. Learn about the Reid family’s conservation efforts which are uniquely their own and will be appreciated by future generations of family and visitors alike. A cafe within this haven serves a traditional New Zealand morning tea, too. Wind down from this light adventure with a driving tour through the city of Dunedin, admiring its highlights and learning about its history.
Highlights:
  • >Ride in an exciting 8 wheel-drive Argo vehicle, driven by an experienced local guide.
  • >Discover the wildlife and natural features of a sanctuary within the Otago Peninsula.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >The Argo ride is bumpy and can be dusty
  • >This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • >Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
  • >Animal sightings cannot be guaranteed as these are wild animals
Historic Pubs of PortChalmers Walking Tour

Historic Pubs of Port Chalmers Walking Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
February 15, 2018

Code: DD84 Restrictions: Min age: 18
Prices: Adult 108.00 / Child 108.00 NZD Departure Times: 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm
Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins
Amble through the streets of Port Chalmers on a beer and wine tasting adventure that visits some of the oldest pubs in New Zealand. Simply strolling these old streets is an adventure any history buff will appreciate. However, this excursion goes a step further offering a genuine taste of local pub life. First call happens at the Tunnel, the oldest hotel in the south with a bar regarded for pouring full-bodied ales and lagers. Toss back a few before strolling over to Speight’s, a lively watering hole with an incomparable selection of local red wines and boutique beers. Along the way, a local expert will regale the group with tales of yore and legendary pub anecdotes. Wind things up at Carey’s Bay Hotel, a historic setting overlooking the harbor. Enjoy a tasting of local wines and cheeses, and raise a glass to the pubs of Port Chalmers.
Highlights:
  • >Follow a local expert on a walking tour that visits the fabled pubs of Port Chalmers.
  • >Pop into the Tunnel, the oldest hotel in the south, to sample some New Zealand ales and lagers.
  • >Visit Carey’s Bay Hotel, set overlooking the harbor, for a tasting of prized wines and vintage cheeses.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • >Pubs visited will be subject to availability.
Larnach Castle and Gardenwith High Tea

Larnach Castle and Garden with High Tea

Dunedin, New Zealand
February 15, 2018

Code: DDG1 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 286.56 / Child 286.56 NZD Departure Times: 1:00 pm, 8:30 am
Duration: 5 hrs
Travel back in time on a regal visit to Larnach Castle, a sumptuous architectural wonder set on a hillside amid 35 acres of green space and gardens. Built in 1871 by a wealthy merchant and politician, the castle is a remarkable mix of styles, both grandiose and fanciful. Embark on a guided tour of the home before meeting up with its current owner in her favorite spot – the Garden of International Significance. For more than 50 years, she has developed this botanical wonder and she’ll gladly regale the group with tales of her most beloved spots. Stroll through a variety of landscapes with playful names like the Lost Rock Garden and Serpentine Walk. Wander through the exotic Rainforest Garden and South Seas Garden, as well. Spend a day in this historic setting and marvel at the stunning landscape created over four decades by its passionate and proud owner.
Highlights:
  • >Journey along the Otago Peninsula, a narrow stretch of land that shelters Otago Harbor from the Pacific Ocean.
  • >Visit historic Larnach Castle, an eclectic conglomeration of fanciful architectural styles.
  • >Meet the castle’s owner for a guided tour and sip a tea, scones and finger sandwiches in the Grand Ballroom.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be able to walk approximately 300 yards with numerous stairs.
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Christchurch and Countryside

Christchurch and Countryside

Akaroa, New Zealand
February 17, 2018

Code: KQ44 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 143.64 / Child 114.84 NZD Departure Times: 8:00 am
Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins
Cross the rolling countryside on your way to explore Christchurch and experience a day in the life of sheep farmers. Enjoy a brief tour of this "Garden City" and then continue to Manderley Farm. Arrive in time for a traditional tea and then get ready for some sheep farming New Zealand style. See how the animals are raised. Witness a sheep shearing. Witness the intelligence and athleticism of champion sheepdogs during a herding demonstration.
Highlights:
  • >Drive through the pastoral countryside to the city of Christchurch.
  • >Enjoy a leisurely tour of the city and its landmarks.
  • >Visit a 750 acre working Sheep Farm to experience life in the New Zealand countryside.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >Involves walking approximately .2 miles over even, hardpacked earth surfaces.
  • >Central Christchurch is in the process of being rebuilt following damage from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
Tranz Alpine

Tranz Alpine

Akaroa, New Zealand
February 17, 2018

Code: KQ43 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 531.36 / Child 444.96 NZD Departure Times: 7:30 am
Duration: 9 hrs
Feel the rhythm of rail travel as you ride New Zealand’s TranzAlpine Express deep into the Southern Alps. Pass through tunnels. Ramble along alpine plains. Cross gorges and ascend into the mountains. At Arthur’s Pass National Park, debark in the middle of 24,000 acres of rainforest. From here, continue by coach to visit a local sheep farm, where you’ll enjoy lunch, followed by shearing and sheepdog demonstrations.
Highlights:
  • >Enjoy morning tea onboard the train as you pass through valleys, over gorges, and beneath mountain peaks.
  • >Stop at scenic spots along the way and visit the sheep farm of a noted New Zealand family.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
Important Notes:
  • >Travel is one-way by the Tranz Alpine Express Train (2 hours) with some narration and one-way by motorcoach (5 hours) with the driver/guide offering a full narration.
  • >Wheelchair guests should be aware before booking this tour that the train cannot store wheelchairs.
  • >The Tranz Alpine Express Train may not have an outside viewing platform
Journey into Middle Earth

Journey into Middle Earth

Akaroa, New Zealand
February 17, 2018

Code: KQ45 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 372.96 / Child 286.56 NZD Departure Times: 8:00 am
Duration: 9 hrs
Set a course for Middle Earth, mystical realm of hobbits, magical characters and monstrous creatures. This excursion presents fans the rare opportunity to visit the actual landscape where the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Travel high into the Southern Alps of New Zealand to find Mount Potts High Country Station. It’s here that famed director Peter Jackson and his crew found their inspiration for the films. Enjoy an early morning tea at a local country store, with lunch at the Mount Potts Lodge. Your hike along the rugged range to discover a landscape of glistening lakes and unspoiled beauty will transport you straight into the realm of Middle Earth.
Highlights:
  • >Gaze in wonder at Mount Sunday the filming location for the “Lord of the Rings.”
  • >Enjoy morning tea at a local country store and lunch at an enchanting High Country location.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Warm clothes
Important Notes:
  • >The walk is approximately 500 yards over varied surfaces.
  • >Due to legal and conservation requirements, no film sets remain in location
  • >The drive to the Mt. Potts Station is approximately three hours each way.
  • >Due to the remote lunch location please advise the Destination office of any dietary requirements at least 48 hours prior to the tour departing.
Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Akaroa, New Zealand
February 17, 2018

Code: KQ47 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 113.76 / Child 113.76 NZD Departure Times: 8:45 am
Duration: 2 hrs
Sail the cerulean waters of Akaroa Harbour during this fun nature excursion. A privately chartered boat glides along the harbor, a basin that pools in the caldera or rim of an extinct volcano from another geologic era. The name Akaroa actually means “long harbor” in Maori — it stretches from the Banks Peninsula to the Onawe Peninsula, full of sea caves and volcanic cliffs. Marine life is rich and fascinating here. Watch and listen as a knowledgeable local guide helps search for a variety of sea birds, particularly the spotted shag and little blue penguin, a tiny and distinctly slate-blue morph of the beloved waddler. Along the head of the harbor, look for fur seals and Hector’s dolphin, another mini at about two-thirds the length of a human. This cruise is a phenomenal way to discover the unique environment of Akaroa.
Highlights:
  • >Sail the Akaroa Harbour in a privately chartered boat to learn about local lore and marine life.
  • >Watch as a local guide helps spot wildlife, including blue penguins, tiny dolphins and more.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >Wild dolphin and little blue penguin sightings are common but cannot be guaranteed
Akaroa Double Decker Tour

Akaroa Double Decker Tour

Akaroa, New Zealand
February 17, 2018

Code: KQ46 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 70.56 / Child 70.56 NZD Departure Times: 9:30 am, 12:00 pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Discover the gorgeous panoramas and landmarks of Akaroa and the surrounding Banks Peninsula. Climb aboard a fantastic double-decker bus — one of the big, classic red ones decommissioned from 1960s London — for a tour of this volcanic wonderland. Learn the history, lore and legends of Akaroa during a fully guided ride through former French and British districts and exceptional natural tableaus. Gaze out at the signature bays that pepper the countryside with turquoise amid the green on the way to the Hilltop Cafe. This charming local gathering spot overlooks verdant slopes that tumble into Akaroa Harbour and offers refreshments independently to travelers. After a quick nosh, return to the vistas of New Zealand on the final loop of this enriching tour.
Highlights:
  • >See the sweeping panoramas of Akaroa and the volcanic crater of the Banks Peninsula.
  • >Ride in a bright red, double-decker bus while learning the history of the region.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >N/A
Akaroa Cooking School

Akaroa Cooking School

Akaroa, New Zealand
February 17, 2018

Code: KQ1G Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 401.76 / Child 401.76 NZD Departure Times: 10:00 am
Duration: 5 hrs
Meet the incredible chefs at the Akaroa Cooking School who will introduce you to the fine art of New Zealand cuisine. Your culinary adventure begins when you visit the Akaroa Cooking School’s stunning location overlooking the ocean. Enjoy the chefs’ warm hospitality and sip a cup of coffee paired with freshly-baked pastries from the kitchen. Then, your team of chefs will take you step-by-step through your four-course menu. Sample the fresh ingredients of the Banks Peninsula as you learn about the region’s unique flavors. Admire the catch of the day and other regional produce. Discover a selection of fruits and vegetables grown in the cooking school’s garden and learn new cooking techniques. Then, indulge in a four-course New Zealand meal paired with leading New Zealand wines. Lonely Planet ranked the Akaroa Cooking School among the top 10 places in the world to learn how to cook local cuisine.
Highlights:
  • >Receive the warm hospitality of the incredible chefs at the Akaroa Cooking School and uncover secrets of New Zealand cuisine.
  • >Sip a glass of bubbly while tasting the fresh ingredients of the Banks Peninsula.
  • >Savor an authentic four-course New Zealand meal prepared with seasonal seafood and local ingredients, paired with regional wines.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Sun protection
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be at least 18 years old to participate.
  • >Tour does not operate on public holidays.
  • >This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >Guests must be able to walk approximately 300 yards over flat surfaces.
  • >This is a demonstration rather than a hands-on cooking experience.
  • >Guests must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the wine tasting portion of this tour, and be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
High Country by 4x4 and JetBoat

High Country by 4x4 and Jet Boat

Akaroa, New Zealand
February 17, 2018

Code: KQ48 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 516.96 / Child 516.96 NZD Departure Times: 8:30 am
Duration: 9 hrs
Explore the wilds of New Zealand on an outdoor adventure that bounds through the high country and flies through the Waimakariri Gorge. A scenic drive leads to the Canterbury high country, where you’ll find yourself in the shadows of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Meet up with local outfitters for a quick briefing before hopping into a 4x4 vehicle and setting off on an exhilarating ride across a remote high country station. Bound across the landscape, stopping along the way to take in stunning views of river gorges and soaring mountain peaks. Afterwards, it’s time for the next leg of your adventure. Climb into a high-powered jetboat and feel your adrenaline surge as the pilot hits the throttle for a heart-racing run through the Waimakariri Gorge. Gaze up at jagged rock walls and forested wilderness, as you zoom across the rumbling river that cuts through this stunning landscape.
Highlights:
  • >Hop into a rugged 4x4 vehicle and rumble across the high country of Canterbury.
  • >Take in spectacular panoramas of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
  • >Hold on tight as you fly across the Waimakariri River in a high-speed jetboat.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Sun protection
  • >Local currency
  • >Light jacket
What to Wear:
  • >Walking Shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • >Pregnant women and guests with back, neck, knee or shoulder issues should not select this tour.
  • >Guests must be able to walk over gravel surfaces with inclines.
  • >Tour sequence may vary.
A Taste of Marlborough

A Taste of Marlborough

Picton, New Zealand
February 18, 2018

Code: PI18 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 113.40 / Child 94.68 NZD Departure Times: 12:45 pm
Duration: 4 hrs
Set off on an excursion that brings forth the superb wines, spirits and sweets of New Zealand’s Marlborough region. Your first stop is the renowned Spy Valley Winery, where you’ll get a first-hand look at the elements of local winemaking. Learn about the different soil found in various New Zealand wine regions that lead to distinctive Sauvignon Blancs. Of course, you’ll also enjoy a tasting of Spy Valley’s own award-winning wines. Next, its’ off to the Makana Chocolate factory where you’ll learn about the time honored tradition of producing sweet confections. Sample a variety of different chocolates and marvel at their unique textures and flavors. Your last stop is the Prenzel Tasting Room, where you’ll sample local fruit brandies, limited edition liquors, prized schnapps. Find your favorites and purchase a bottle or two to take home as spirited keepsakes of your time in New Zealand.
Highlights:
  • >Enjoy a gastronomic journey through the South Island’s Marlborough region.
  • >Stop at the Spy Valley Winery for an exclusive tour and tasting.
  • >Savor hand-made chocolates and sample a variety of local spirits.
What to bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Sun protection
  • >Local currency
What To Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >Guests must be able to walk short distances.
  • >Wineries may be substituted in the event of scheduling conflicts.
  • >Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
Queen Charlotte Cruise andPanorama

Queen Charlotte Cruise and Panorama

Picton, New Zealand
February 18, 2018

Code: PI17 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 143.64 / Child 114.84 NZD Departure Times: 9:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Relax and discover Marlborough's scenic grandeur with a panoramic narrated coach journey through Blenheim. Take in beautiful sights, such as Pollard Park and Havelock. Combine this with a spectacular cruise of the Queen Charlotte Sound. The Sounds are known for their natural beauty and the wildlife that abounds. Feed the famous Pet Fish in Double Cove and cruise past the unique unspoiled bays nestled along the shoreline.
Highlights:
  • >See the beautiful countryside of Blenheim.
  • >The Vines: Shop at a collection of unique retail stores.
  • >Queen Charlotte Sound: Enjoy a relaxing cruise and learn the history of the Sounds.
What To Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
What To Wear:
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Walking shoes
Wineries of Marlborough

Wineries of Marlborough

Picton, New Zealand
February 18, 2018

Code: PI19 Restrictions: Min Age: 18
Prices: Adult 200.16 / Child 200.16 NZD Departure Times: 9:45 am
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Visit New Zealand's largest grape growing and winemaking region. Visit a region that’s home to more than 100 wineries. Take in the beautiful panoramic views and sweeping plains of the vineyards as you travel to three wineries such as Saint Clair, Forrest Estate, and Allan Scott. Enjoy a sip exquisitely crafted vintages such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Highlights:
  • >Sample internationally acclaimed wines.
What To Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to wear:
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Walking shoes
Important Notes:
  • >There is limited walking over flat concrete surfaces from the coach to the wineries.
  • >Guests must be of legal age in order to drink alcohol
  • >Wineries visited may vary due to seasonal availability
Seafood Odyssea

Seafood Odyssea

Picton, New Zealand
February 18, 2018

Code: PI24 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 243.36 / Child 243.36 NZD Departure Times: 9:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Discover the delicious aquaculture of the sounds surrounding Picton aboard the Odyssea. Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, the easternmost body of water in the Marlborough Sounds, a series of rias or drowned river valleys that open to seas. A knowledgeable local guide shares the history and vocation of this area’s coastal communities now and during its pioneer days during a peaceful boat ride. Learn about the cultivation of salmon while passing a significant local salmon farm before diving into the rich culture of the Greenshell mussell. This bivalve mollusk is quite important to New Zealand, distinguished by its green lip and record-breaking size. Learn about why it does so well here while nibbling on local delights including salmon, mussels, local Marlborough wine and more.
Highlights:
  • >Enjoy a delightful cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound to learn about local aquaculture.
  • >Sample delicacies from local farms, including salmon and the signature Greenshell mussel.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >N/A
New Zealand Sheep FarmExperience

New Zealand Sheep Farm Experience

Picton, New Zealand
February 18, 2018

Code: PI22 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 286.56 / Child 286.56 NZD Departure Times: 10:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Spend time immersed in the life of genuine New Zealand sheep farmers. Barewood Farm is an authentic haven in Marlborough noted for its working sheep farm and absolutely breathtaking gardens. Meet the farmers Joe and Carolyn Ferraby to learn about their lives, encounter wooly sheep and tour the grounds. The farm itself was founded in the 19th century and features a house that is approximately 130 years old. Watch a demonstration of sheep shearing, the art and skill of removing the wool from the sheep, before indulging in a farm-style lunch of traditional New Zealand foods and local wines. Afterwards, relax and explore the gardens, noted as a Garden of National Significance to wind down this wonderful country experience.
Highlights:
  • >Explore an authentic New Zealand sheep farm and a Garden of National Significance.
  • >Meet the farmers and watch a demonstration of sheep shearing before a traditional lunch.
What to Bring :
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear :
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Marlborough Winery and Lunch

Marlborough Winery and Lunch

Picton, New Zealand
February 18, 2018

Code: PI27 Restrictions: Min age is 18. bh
Prices: Adult 272.16 / Child 0.00 NZD Departure Times: 10:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Embark on a very exclusive discovery of New Zealand wines, planned and reserved solely for Azamara guests. Travel into the fertile Marlborough region to visit the legendary Brancott Estate, the very first commercial winery in the region and still its pride and joy. The estate began planting vineyards in the 1970s and remains at the forefront of premium wine production. This experience takes places at the exquisite Brancott Estate Heritage Center, overlooking the very first rows of vines planted. Take in the views and enjoy an educational tasting featuring the vintner’s three most heralded wines – Brancott Method Traditionelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Afterwards, sit down to a delicious and wonderfully presented three-course lunch. Sip and savor, while taking in panoramas of the Marlborough wine country on this VIP tour and tasting available exclusively through Azamara Club Cruises.
Highlights:
  • >Travel to Marlborough for a tour and tasting at its first commercial vineyard.
  • >Sample three superb wines at the Brancott Estate Heritage Center, overlooking the very first vineyard planted.
  • >Savor a fabulous three-course lunch while soaking up sensation panoramas.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
Port Underwood Coastal Drive

Port Underwood Coastal Drive

Picton, New Zealand
February 18, 2018

Code: PI32 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 228.96 / Child 228.96 NZD Departure Times: 10:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Explore parts of New Zealand few visitors experience on this off-the-beaten-path excursion to Port Underwood. Begin with a narrated drive that hugs the coast to reach Karaka Point and stunning views overlooking Port Underwood. Visit this sheltered bay and learn about its significant role in New Zealand history as the site where the much-debated Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and Maori Chiefs, effectively declaring British sovereignty over the nation. You’ll also visit Kakapo Bay, a former whaling station where the hunt continued until the early 20th century. Follow the winding Port Underwood Road to witness coastal panoramas that have remained unchanged for generations. Visit a farmlet in Oyster Bay for tea, fresh biscuits, and the chance to chat with locals who make their livelihoods mussel farming. Afterwards, a scenic drive leads back to Picton, where you’ll enjoy some free time to browse the local shops.
Highlights:
  • >Enjoy a panoramic drive down the New Zealand Coast, and take in sweeping views of Port Underwood from Karaka Point.
  • >Learn about the Treaty of Waitangi, signed in 1840 between the British Crown and Maori Chiefs.
  • >Visit a farmlet in Oyster Bay for refreshments and to talk with locals about the generational business of mussel farming.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Sun protection
  • >Local currency
  • >Light jacket
What to Wear:
  • >Walking Shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • >Guests with back and neck issues should not select this tour due to bumpy roads.
  • >If weather is inclement, an alternative route/drive for part of the journey may be used.
Wineries of Hawkes Bay

Wineries of Hawkes Bay

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NR49 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 143.64 / Child 143.64 NZD Departure Times: 2:00 pm, 8:15 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Sample some of New Zealand's finest wines as you tour the leading vineyards of the Western Plains. Sileni Estates is named after the Sileni who featured in Roman mythology alongside Bacchus, the god of wine. Next, you'll tour the historic Mission Estate Winery, housed in a historic seminary building. Finally, visit Ngatarawa Winery where you'll taste celebrated dessert wines and enjoy hand-crafted Rush Munro's Ice Cream. Please note that wineries listed are subject to change. The travel time to the first winery is approximately 40 minutes. Guests walk 300 yards over flat, paved surfaces and some grassy surfaces. Children will be served juice.
Highlights:
  • >Try the different wine styles of the Hawkes Bay and delicious ice cream.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >Order of itinerary may vary to avoid congestion.
  • >Please note that wineries listed are subject to change.
  • >The travel time to the first winery is approximately 40 minutes.
  • >Guests walk 300 yards over flat, paved surfaces and some grassy surfaces.
  • >Children will be served juice.
Napier Farm & Town

Napier Farm & Town

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NR48 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 129.24 / Child 100.44 NZD Departure Times: 1:30 pm, 7:30 am
Duration: 5 hrs
Enjoy a taste of New Zealand country life on an excursion that begins with a scenic drive to the farmland of Clifton Station. Upon arrival, you’ll visit Napier Farm, a local sheep farm where you’ll be introduced to some fantastic, and, quite furry, farm hands. Marvel as highly trained sheep dogs herd their flocks with grace, speed, and good deal of smarts. Afterwards, sit down to a traditional Devonshire Tea, served with fresh cream, scrumptious scones, and jam. Savor the treats while learning more about farm life from your welcoming hosts. Afterwards, journey to Te Mata Peak, rising more than 1,300 feet and offering spectacular panoramas of the surrounding mountains and the rugged headland of Cape Kidnappers. Finally, it’s off to The Arataki Honey Centre, where the name says all you need to know. Sample 9 different kinds of honey, and learn about the importance honey bees have in this fruit growing region. Afterwards, dig into a scoop of creamy, hand crafted ice cream.
Highlights:
  • >Marvel at a sheep dog demonstration before sitting down to a traditional tea at a local farm.
  • >Take in spectacular views from atop Te Mata Peak, more than 1,300 feet above sea level. .
  • >Sample 9 different kinds of honey at The Arataki Honey Centre.
What To Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Windbreaker/raincoat
What To Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Weather-appropriate clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must walk approximately .75 miles over flat, uneven and hard-packed earth surfaces with 10 steps.
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Hawkes Bay Express

Hawkes Bay Express

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NR84 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 99.36 / Child 99.36 NZD Departure Times: 1:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 5:30 pm
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins
Learn the fascinating history of Napier during a fun ride through town on a unique train. The Hawkes Bay Express is an utterly gorgeous modern train styled to harken back to the old days of steam engines. This train actually travels on the road, though, for a relaxing, up-close look at Napier. The city is one of the world’s premiere Art Deco districts, a signature architectural school characterized by crafts motifs, geometry and the occasional bold touch of color. A local guide shares how the Art Deco landmarks of the city cropped up after the 1931 earthquake. This earthquake devastated the city and is still the worst natural disaster to hit New Zealand in recorded history. Listen to stories, ask questions and snap photos while getting to know this wonderful city.
Highlights:
  • >Ride a modern train styled after an old-fashioned steam engine through the town of Napier.
  • >Listen to a guide share the history of the 1931 earthquake and notable Art Deco architecture.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >The Hawkes Bay Express is not air conditioned but has large opening windows.
Art Deco Drive and WalkingTour

Art Deco Drive and Walking Tour

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NR86 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 84.96 / Child 84.96 NZD Departure Times: 2:00 pm, 9:00 am
Duration: 3 hrs
Experience the rich history of Napier on a sightseeing excursion that begins with a leisurely city drive and continues with a scenic stroll through the Art Deco District. Sit back and enjoy a narrated drive led by an expert from Napier’s own Art Deco Trust. Listen to insightful commentary on a journey that follows the Marine Parade and travels into the surrounding hills to explore exclusive suburbs offering spectacular views of the city. Continue through the neighborhood of Marewa, home to some of the city’s most stunning deco homes and gardens. Stop to view a 20-minute video that regales the tale of the earthquake that shook Napier and forever change its architectural landscape. Finally, set off on a narrated walk through the Art Deco District. Enjoy an hour-long stroll that provides a closer and more intimate look at the city’s prized landmarks.
Highlights:
  • >Discover the rich history and magnificent architecture of Napier led by a guide from the city’s Art Deco Trust.
  • >Drive along the scenic Marine Parade and into hilltop neighborhoods that offering sweeping city views.
  • >Enjoy an up-close look at Napier’s fabulous architecture on an hour-long walk through the Art Deco district.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Comfortable clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be able to walk approximately 1200 yards over flat surfaces.
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Behind the Scenes WineryExperience

Behind the Scenes Winery Experience

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NRG1 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 300.96 / Child 300.96 NZD Departure Times: 5:00 pm
Duration: 3 hrs 15 mins
Delve into the world of New Zealand wines on this exclusive VIP tour and tasting experience at the historic Church Road Winery. Dating from 1897, it’s among the nation’s oldest vintners and best known for being the first to craft exceptional Bordeaux-style reds and putting the Hawke’s Bay wine industry on the map. Enjoy a tour of the estate and learn about Church Road wines, made from only the most exceptional fruit and crafted using timeless winemaking traditions. Retire to the cellar, glass in hand, for an exclusive wine tasting. Sample four hand-picked choices from the winery’s renowned McDonald Series and Grand Reserve range, accompanied with a bite size food offering providing an insight to food and wine matching. Conclude the experience savoring New Zealand cheeses and a sensational dessert, once again accompanied by a glass of wine, served in the majestic Tom McDonald Cellar.
Highlights:
  • >Visit the Church Road Winery, one of the oldest and most acclaimed in New Zealand.
  • >Learn about the history of the winery and its passion for traditional winemaking techniques.
  • >Sample four selections from the winery’s acclaimed McDonald Series and Grand Reserve range, accompanied with bite sized food offerings.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Jacket or sweater
  • >Umbrella or raincoat
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >Guests must be able to walk 600 yards over cobblestone paths with approximately 30 steps.
  • >Guests with limited mobility may not be able to access all areas of the winery.
Gwavas Country Homestead andGarden

Gwavas Country Homestead and Garden

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NRG2 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 228.96 / Child 228.96 NZD Departure Times: 2:30 pm, 8:00 am
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Spend a delightful day hosted by the family who owns and operates the historic Gwavas Garden and Homestead. Begin with a drive along Napier’s stunning Art Deco streets, keeping watch for vintage 1930s autos and outfits that prevail in the neighborhood. Continue outside the city into the New Zealand countryside en route to one of the nation’s loveliest estates. The Gwavas Garden and Homestead is owned and operated by the Gibson family (descendants of the Carlyon Family), which has resided here for five generations. Enjoy a warm welcome from Phyllida and her husband Stu, who currently live here with their two kids. Sit down to tea and learn about the history of the home. Then, follow Stu and Phyllida on a tour through the property they are meticulously restoring and maintaining. Explore the grand home and venture into the sprawling Woodland Garden during a day that provides a wonderful glimpse of privileged rural life.
Highlights:
  • >Enjoy an eye-opening drive through Napier’s historic streets lined with Art Deco architecture.
  • >Drive into the countryside to share a day with the owners of the Gwavas Garden and Homestead.
  • >Sip afternoon tea and learn about the history of the estate and the family’s efforts to maintain and restore it.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must be able to navigate 6 steps to enter the home, ramps are available for wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility may be limited to the ground level and gardens of the homestead.
Art Deco Experience

Art Deco Experience

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NRG3 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 244.80 / Child 244.80 NZD Departure Times: 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Travel back to the grand days of Art Deco sensibilities on a one-time-only tour that winds through Napier in a luxurious vintage auto. Sit back and take in the sights as an expert chauffeur leads the way. Should you desire, dress in period garb as you return to the 1930s. The evening begins with a private tour of the Earthquake Exhibition at the Hawke’s Bay Museum. Reserved solely for the group, there will be no crowds or distractions in the least. Learn about the great quake of ’31 that shook the city and would forever shape its Art Deco heritage. Afterwards, hit the road in that vintage beauty and motor slowly beneath the facades of Napier’s Art Deco gems, including the National Tobacco building, the most photographed in all of New Zealand. Along the way, glamorous Deco dancers will provide a glimpse into the past during this once-in-lifetime Azamara opportunity.
Highlights:
  • >Hop into a four-seater classic and let a chauffeur take you through New Zealand’s Art Deco city.
  • >Explore the city in true period fashion in the comfy seats of a luxurious vintage automobile.
  • >Enjoy an exclusive evening tour at the Hawke’s Bay Museum, arranged solely for this Azamara excursion.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
What to Wear:
  • >Comfortable shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Smart casual
Important Notes:
  • >This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • >Guests must be able to walk over 300 yards independently with two steps.
  • >Consider personal mobility level when selecting this tour.
Takaro Trails & MissionEstate Biking Exploration

Takaro Trails & Mission Estate Biking Exploration

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NR92 Restrictions: Min age: 12
Min height 63 in, max height is 72 in.
Max weight: 220 pounds
Prices: Adult 171.36 / Child 171.36 NZD Departure Times: 1:30 pm, 8:00 am
Duration: 3 hrs 45 mins
Spend a day immersed in the dramatic landscape of the New Zealand lowlands on a bike tour led by a local guide. Begin in the port town of Ahuriri with a ride along its West Quay. See weathered fishing boats dotting the harbor and make a few photo stops on your way to the Pandora Estuary. Follow the trails of these protected wetlands and stop at a local bird sanctuary for a fascinating look at the exotic species that call New Zealand home. The ride continues through low-lying wetlands and past a local sheep farm. Learn how this entire area was once a tidal flat, which rose nearly seven feet during an epic earthquake in 1931. Finally, arrive in the town of Taradale and round out the tour at New Zealand’s Oldest Winery, the Mission Estate. Enjoy snacks and refreshments before unwinding on a scenic coach ride back to Napier.
Highlights:
  • >Depart the port village of Ahuriri on a ride past fishing trawlers and sailboats swaying the harbor.
  • >Follow trails into the protected wetlands of the Pandora Estuary, a haven of exotic birds.
  • >Arrive in the town of Taradale and enjoy refreshments at Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Water bottle
  • >Light jacket
What to Wear:
  • >Close-toed shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Comfortable clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must know how to ride a bicycle.
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • >Guests must weight 220 lbs or less to participate in this tour.
  • >Cycling portion of the tour is approximately 8 miles over flat off-road trails with one gradient.
  • >Guest will be required to sign a waiver onboard in order to participate in this bicycle tour.
  • >Tour sequence may vary.
Cape Kidnappers 4WD GannetSafari

Cape Kidnappers 4WD Gannet Safari

Napier, New Zealand
February 19, 2018

Code: NR83 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 214.56 / Child 214.56 NZD Departure Times: 2:15 pm
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Experience the rich culture of New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay during a bird-watching excursion and panoramic city tour. Begin the day with a little adventure in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle along the shores of the bay on the way to Cape Kidnappers. This dramatic area is known for its steep, white cliffs and large rocks. In the 18th century, the infamous British explorer, Captain James Cook, foiled a Māori kidnapping attempt, forever naming this habitat of the seabird, the gannet. See over 1,000 nesting pairs along the cape. Known as excellent vertical divers, these yellow, white and black birds lay a single blue egg during mating season. After this nature tour, return through Napier’s historic Art Deco district while a local guide highlights this unique architectural style.
Highlights:
  • >Explore the nesting habitat of the gannet in a seabird colony at the storied Cape Kidnappers.
  • >Enjoy riding on an air-conditioned 4wd vehicle before a driving tour of an Art Deco district.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Important Notes:
  • >N/A
Intimate Rotorua and ThermalExperience

Intimate Rotorua and Thermal Experience

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TR77 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 359.64 / Child 287.64 NZD Departure Times: 9:30 am
Duration: 9 hrs
Ride through the scenic countryside where farms and forests combine to make this region one of the most beautiful in New Zealand. You’re on your way to Rotorua, the "Thermal Wonderland of New Zealand." In the Maori language Wai-O-Tapu means “Sacred Waters”. Walk along well defined tracks through a landscape sculptured by geothermal activity, there are expansive vistas, stunning colours and you will see the world famous Champagne Pool, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. Guides stationed throughout the thermal area are very keen to share their knowledge with you. You will also notice the smell of hydrogen sulphide in the atmosphere, a natural byproduct of this geothermal region, while enjoying the striking colors of the hot and cold pools, and the unique landscape. Returning to Rotorua you will board the Lakeland Queen for a delicious buffet lunch cruise on Lake Rotorua. The Lakeland Queen is a locally built, shallow draft, stern driven vessel - similar to a Mississippi River Boat and ideal for the shallow waters of Lake Rotorua. Next take a guided walking tour through the wondrous geothermal valley of hakarewarewa which has pools of boiling mud, hissing steam vents and the Pohutu Geyser. Standing on a bridge above the hot streams will give you a wonderful view of the multicolored thermal terraces. This is an amazing place where unique geological patterns, shapes and surreal colors have taken thousands of years to form. Also take a moment to visit the Kiwi-house to see the flightless Kiwi bird in its darkened habitat. At the wood carving school you’ll see craftsman at work and afterwards watch Maori women demonstrate flax weaving. During your day you’ll also enjoy a performance of the traditional songs, dances and demonstrations of fighting skills, including the Haka.
Highlights:
  • >Wai-O-Tapu: See the thermal wonderland of mud pools, mineral terraces and steaming volcanic lakes.
  • >Lakeland Queen: Enjoy lunch aboard an elegant paddleboat.
  • >Te Puia: Learn about the Maori cultural.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera and cash for shopping
  • >Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
  • >Comfortable walking shoes
Important Notes:
  • >Guests will experience approximately 900 yards of walking over well-made paths, gentle inclines and some steps.
  • >Walks can be taken to suit guests’ ability
Blue Baths Tea & RotoruaThermal Outing

Blue Baths Tea & Rotorua Thermal Outing

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TR76 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 195.48 / Child 143.64 NZD Departure Times: 10:00 am
Duration: 6 hrs
Ride through the scenic countryside where farms and forests combine to make this region one of the most beautiful in New Zealand. Passing through the lovely town of Rotorua you will see the Prince’s Gate and Government Gardens. You’ll also see the famous Victorian Bath House and Museum, an impressive Tudor style building. Ride through Government Gardens and on to the beautiful, historic Art Deco Blue Baths. You’ll enjoy a traditional Devonshire Tea with scones, fresh whipped cream, raspberry jam and tea sandwiches. At Te Puia you will visit the wood carving school and watch the amazingly skilled craftsman at work. Te Puia is a not-for-profit arts and crafts learning center dedicated to the sustainability of Maori culture and heritage. Look for the country’s flightless national bird at the Kiwi-house. A guided walking tour through the wondrous geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa will show you pools of boiling mud, hissing steam vents and Pohutu Geyser. Standing on a bridge above the hot streams will give you a wonderful view of the multi-colored thermal terraces. This is an amazing place where unique geological patterns, shapes and surreal colors have taken thousands of years to form.
Highlights:
  • >Rotorua: Take a driving tour through the lovely town.
  • >The Blue Baths: Enjoy Devonshire tea with tea sandwiches served in the historic setting.
  • >Te Puia Thermal Reserve: Take a guided walk through an amazing geothermal wonderland.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera and cash for shopping
  • >Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
  • >Comfortable walking shoes
Important Notes:
  • >There is walking of approximately 500 yards over cobblestone paths
  • >This tour does not include a Maori cultural performance.
Lord of the Rings - HobbitonMovie Set

Lord of the Rings - Hobbiton Movie Set

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TR78 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 215.64 / Child 143.64 NZD Departure Times: 9:45 am, 10:30 am
Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Take a short ride through the resort town Mount Maunganui and into the beautiful New Zealand countryside. You’re on your way to Hobbiton. The Hobbiton movie set had been returned to its natural state after the “Lord of the Rings” movies had been filmed. However, the set has been rebuilt permanently for filming of The Hobbit and features hobbit holes with their wonderful exteriors, The Green Dragon Inn, Mill, bridge and gardens. You’ll enjoy a guided tour to explore the Hobbiton Movie Set and village, where Bilbo Baggins lived and the quest for the ring began. Have your photo taken in front of a hobbit hole or by the pond while your guide entertains you with the stories and insider dish about filming these Hollywood blockbusters in New Zealand. Even if you haven’t seen any of the movies, Hobbiton is a fascinating, enjoyable and quite unique movie set location. There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm. Then relax and soak up this unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee and a sweet treat at the Green Dragon Inn. The gift shop features a number of souvenirs related to the films to remind you of your visit.
Highlights:
  • >Hobbiton: Visit one of the locations where the “Lord of the Rings” and the Hobbit movies were filmed.
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera and cash for shopping
  • >Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
  • >Comfortable walking shoes
Important Notes:
  • >Walking over grassy hills at Hobbiton approximately 700 yards
Hidden Gardens of Tauranga &Mills Reef Winery Lunch

Hidden Gardens of Tauranga & Mills Reef Winery Lunch

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TR80 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 286.56 / Child 286.56 NZD Departure Times: 9:45 am
Duration: 8 hrs
Explore some of Tauranga's hidden gardens. Discover the historical gardens established in the grounds of the original Mission House. The many mature trees, oak, elm, and chestnut, alongside the native Rimu and Kauri provide dappled shade along with the extensive lawns. Norfolk Island pines were favored by missionaries for the Christian cross, renewed in each year's new growth. A stop at the nearby Robbins Park reveals a 28 bed Rose garden; its ivy colonnade frames the garden's view across the harbour. Your next visit is to a disused quarry which has been transformed by enthusiastic volunteers into a world class park. There are special garden areas including irises, succulents, bromeliads, cacti, bonsai, Australian and African areas, palm grove and a butterfly garden, all interspersed with original art works. Keep your eyes peeled for the dragon. The views are spectacular. Lunch will be at a local award winning winery. Following lunch there will be a pleasant drive into the countryside through farmland, kiwifruit and avocado orchards to explore the first garden which is beautifully landscaped in a modern style and set within five hectares. There is also a section of native New Zealand bush with large established trees. Continuing on, visit a large homestead country garden. Enjoy a stroll around the garden which has formal sections, surrounded by a bush setting featuring ponds and a stream enhanced with massed plantings of rhododendrons, azaleas, maples, hostas, irises, and azalea mollises. A short bush walk beside a sparking stream which meanders through stunning natives adds special interest to this unique garden. On the return journey to the pier take in the expansive views across the harbour and out to sea.
Highlights:
  • >Explore some of Tauranga's hidden gardens. Discover the historical gardens established in the grounds of the original Mission House
  • >Lunch will be at a local award winning Mills Reef winery
  • >Enjoy a drive into the countryside through farmland, kiwifruit and avocado orchards
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera and cash for shopping
  • >Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
  • >Comfortable walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglases
Important Notes:
  • >There is approx 1 mile of walking on this tour hard paths, grass, gravel paths.
  • >There are slopes and steps in some gardens.
Ancient Maori Rock Art,Marae and Family Lunch

Ancient Maori Rock Art, Marae and Family Lunch

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TR79 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 315.36 / Child 315.36 NZD Departure Times: 9:30 am
Duration: 8 hrs 30 mins
An endless time...An Ancient People...A Physical Journey... The region you are about to explore is a precious wilderness steeped in history. The Ngati Manawa tribe have lived here for centuries and their culture still thrives. Journey right off the beaten track to a special part of the Bay of Plenty region between the Kaingaroa Forest and the foothills of the Te Urewera National Park. Surrounded by dense native bush, deep flowing rivers and lush farmlands - in this rustic and serene corner of New Zealand lies a small township named Murupara where you will discover a history and a culture not yet touched by the hand of commercialism. At Rainbow Mountain, a kaumatua (esteemed elder) will board your coach and welcome you into the tribal lands of Ngati Manawa (The Eel People), before regaling you with stories of the area. During the tour learn about the iwi’s ancestors, land settlement and spiritual connection with the eel. Explore hidden ancient Maori Rock art, carbon dated 400 years before the Great Migration. Enjoy a traditional welcome onto a marae, enjoy a cultural performance followed by a tour inside the elite, carved meeting house. Journey past historic sites and hear the stories of how Ngati Manawa ancestors secured its tribal boundaries and protected a land rich in resource and breath-taking beauty. Visit a waterfall and site where the highly valued eel departs the rivers on it's journey out to sea for spawning. Learn how the tribe protects the eel, a main source of food for the people, and ensure it's survival to this day - despite the large man made dams built in their path. Join your hosts at the lake edge lodge - a genuine, modern, Maori family waiting to warmly welcome you. View the lifting of the traditional ground cooked hangi meal, before enjoying a full buffet feast followed by dessert. Afternoon activities include weaving, learning the haka, poi and mau rakau (stick games). Spend time with the Ngati Manawa people and hear how your visit to this region helps make a hugely positive impact on the people and the community.
Highlights:
  • >Your visit contributes to the local community.
  • >Spend time with a Maori family and meet local children
  • >See extremely rare Maori Rock Art
What to Bring:
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera and cash for shopping
  • >Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
  • >Comfortable walking shoes
  • >Hat
  • >Light jacket
Important Notes:
  • >There is approximately 400 yards of walking over undulating surfaces and stairs.
Tauranga Highlights

Tauranga Highlights

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TR86 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 128.16 / Child 128.16 NZD Departure Times: 10:00 am, 2:30 pm
Duration: 4 hrs
Experience the deep culture of Tauranga. The most populous city in the gorgeous Bay of Plenty region, the city is home to the European mission, Elms Historic House. One of the finest examples and the first instance of Georgian architecture in the southern hemisphere, Elms Historic House is a traditional English home. Maori tribal members could spend time here to learn about Christianity, European domestic and agricultural skills and how to speak, read and write in English. After visiting this landmark, journey to Kiwifruit Country, the home of all things kiwifruit, the tart-sweet green fruit with high-contrast black seeds. Tour the verdant grounds, learn about cultivation and bite into New Zealand’s signature fruit to taste the true flavor of this glorious region.
Highlights:
  • >Explore Tauranga, including the Elms Historic House, a Maori cultural assimilation center.
  • >Visit Kiwifruit Country, a fun and beautiful kiwifruit farming plantation, to taste the tart-sweet fruits.
What to Bring:
  • >Keycard and photo identification
  • >Sun protection
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
Legend of Mauao Walking Tour

Legend of Mauao Walking Tour

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TR90 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 113.76 / Child 113.76 NZD Departure Times: 10:00 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Follow an expert mountaineer along the winding trails that lead to the summit of Mauao. This volcanic peak holds an important place in the past and present history of the Maori people. During the climb, enjoy a few stops to catch your breath and snap a few photos. Hear tales of the mountains significance to the Maori tribe. Learn about the wildlife found here and the archeological treasures the mountain holds. Once at the summit, take in breathtaking panoramas of Tauranga and the surrounding area. Refuel with a snack and refreshment before making the slow descent back down the mountain. Once at the base of Mauao, soothe those tired muscles with a steamy dip in heated saltwater pools. It’s the perfect way to relax and unwind after that hard-earned trek up legendary Mauao.
Highlights:
  • >Trek up the rugged slopes of Mauao, Tauranga’s fabled mountain filled with Maori history and folklore.
  • >Hear tales of the mountain’s local significance and reach the summit for breathtaking views.
  • >Hike back down to the base and relax those tired muscles in steaming saltwater pools.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Towel (from ship)
What to Wear:
  • >Walking shoes with non-slip soles
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • >Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.
Mount Maunganui to TaurangaBiking Expedition

Mount Maunganui to Tauranga Biking Expedition

Tauranga,New Zealand
February 21, 2018

Code: TRA1 Restrictions: Max weight: 220 pounds
Min age: 12
Min height 63, max height 72.
Prices: Adult 142.56 / Child 142.56 NZD Departure Times: 10:00 am
Duration: 4 hrs
Discover the tapestry of natural beauty and native culture that have been interwoven in New Zealand for generations. The wilderness surrounding Tauranga and Mount Maunganui holds many secrets and this bike tour reveals them in stunning fashion. Follow a local guide along 12 miles of easy-to-travel trails. Wind past the remnants of ancient volcanoes and stop at viewpoints overlooking the turquoise sea and pristine white sand. Re-energize with refreshments along the way, as you discover why this area is so sacred to the Maori and what the name “Tauranga” actually means. Learn about the region’s unique geology and visit landmarks that hold special meaning in tribal heritage. Find out what Maori Pa is and hear legendary tales as you pedal through this majestic landscape. They’ll be plenty of stops along the way to catch your breath and take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the New Zealand wilds.
Highlights:
  • >Ride along off-road trails that zigzag across the landscape of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga.
  • >Gaze out at ancient volcanoes and expanses of talcum-white beaches.
  • >Learn about Maori culture and why this territory has been coined the “Bay of Plenty”.
What to Bring:
  • >KeyCard and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Sun protection
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Local currency
  • >Water bottle
  • >Light jacket
What to Wear:
  • >Close-toed shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Comfortable clothing
Important Notes:
  • >Guests must know how to ride a bicycle.
  • >Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • >Guests must weight 220 lbs or less to participate in this tour.
  • >Guest will be required to sign a waiver onboard in order to participate in this bicycle tour.
  • >Tour sequence may vary.
  • >Guests who decide to stay in Tauranga are responsible for getting back to the ship at their own expense.
Auckland City and HarbourHighlights with Airport DropOff

Auckland City and Harbour Highlights with Airport Drop Off

Auckland, New Zealand
February 22, 2018

Code: AK80 Restrictions: N/A
Prices: Adult 237.60 / Child 194.40 NZD Departure Times: 8:30 am
Duration: 5 hrs
The end of your cruise doesn't mean the end of the fun. This shore excursion lets you see the major attractions in Auckland before you head on home with memories that will last a lifetime. Maritime heritage, aquatic wildlife and a lovely harbour cruise are yours to enjoy as you sample the highlights of Auckland.
Highlights:
  • >See neoclassical Auckland Museum and manicured lawns, formal courtyards, lush gardens, award-winning ferns and lily-pond houses.
  • >Visit Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium and see the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit.
  • >Celebrate New Zealand's maritime heritage at the New Zealand National Maritime Museum and enjoy a scenic sail from the Viaduct Basin.
What to Bring :
  • >SeaPass card and photo identification
  • >Camera
  • >Cash/credit cards
  • >Sun protection
  • >Local currency
What to Wear :
  • >Walking shoes
  • >Hat and sunglasses
  • >Light clothing
Important Notes:
  • >This tour is open to guests scheduled for International flights departing on or after 4 PM.
General Information
Azamara Club Cruises prides itself in providing an array of exciting, appealing and enriching tours that make your experience unforgettable. As you travel to some of the most exciting places in the world, let our destination experts plan your time ashore. Guided by local experts, these onshore tours are a great way to get to know local life and culture in every port, and meet local people, too. There’s something for everyone: adventurous hikes and bike rides, shopping and dining, historic sites and neighborhoods, vineyard tours, and much more.

Top Reasons to Select Azamara Club Cruises Shore Excursions

1. Our tours have a maximum of 25 guests, so you enjoy a more personal connection with the destination and more individual interaction with your guides.*

2. Every excursion is designed and delivered by locals who are committed to bringing you a uniquely immersive experience and authentic perspective.

3. We work exclusively with trusted tour operators who are fully insured and committed to the highest standards of quality and service. There are never any hidden costs, and you can explore with confidence knowing the ship will wait if your tour is delayed for any reason.

*Tour capacity applies to select tours offered on European sailings starting April 18th, 2017 on Azamara Quest and May 29th, 2017 on Azamara Journey. Some exclusions apply to maximum tour capacity. In the unlikely event that your tour is significantly delayed, we’ll make all arrangements for you to return to the ship at the earliest opportunity at no expense to you.

When should I reserve my Shore Excursions?
Please book your Shore Excursions as soon as possible since some tours can accommodate only a limited number of participants. Shore Excursions are sold on a first-come, first serve basis and we recommend that you purchase them in advance of your cruise in order to avoid disappointment. On board, you may purchase our Shore Excursions through the interactive TV system in your stateroom (if available), by dropping off your booking form at the Shore Excursions desk or directly speaking to the Shore Excursions staff during the hours advertised in the ships daily program.

How can I book Shore Excursions in advance via the Internet?
You can purchase your Shore Excursions online by visiting our website, www.azamaraclubcruises.com at any time. To pre-book a Shore Excursion, you will need your cruise reservation number (obtained from your travel agent or reservation agent), ship name, and sailing date. Once you have completed your purchase, an immediate recap of the selected tours will be provided along with a final e-mail confirmation when your credit card purchase is approved.

Your purchased tour ticket(s) will be delivered to you in your stateroom on the evening of embarkation. If you do not receive your tickets in your stateroom, please inquire at the Shore Excursions desk as soon as possible.

Kindly note that you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Shore Excursions online. Once within the 2-day sail date deadline, the booking system is closed and Shore Excursions are no longer available for pre-booking. From this point, all guests must book their Shore Excursions on board the ship on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How do I purchase Shore Excursions on board?
To purchase Shore Excursions on board the ship, you must first sign up for a ship board credit account (SeaPass®) before you board at the terminal.

*Children's tickets are available on some tours ages 4 years to 12 years (inclusive). Guests aged 13 and over will be charged the adult price. A parent or guardian must accompany guests under 18 years of age on tours. Infants 3 years and under will be free of charge, subject to them not occupying a seat. Prices included herein are subject to change at any time.

What is a tender port of call?
There are some ports where the ship remains at anchor. Either the ship's boats (tenders) or local boats will be used to transport you back and forth between the ship and shore. Tender ports are indicated on the itinerary pages.  Guests with special needs should contact our Access Department at (866) 592-7225 (voice), fax (954) 628-9622, or send an e-mail to special_needs@azamaraclubcruises.com, or have your local Travel Agent or International Representative contact us if you need any special assistance or have any questions.

What do Shore Excursions include?
Shore Excursions include transportation according to the itinerary, meals, refreshments, guides, and entrance fees as indicated. Fares for Shore Excursions are subject to change without notice. All prices quoted are based on tariffs and exchange rates current at the time of printing, and are subject to increase with or without previous notice consequent upon any increase in the basic tariff and/or exchange fluctuations, which may accrue prior to commencement of the tours.

Prices for Shore Excursions are quoted per person and generally include local transportation, ranging from coaches, taxis, limousines, and boats. Meals and local taxes are included, where specified.

When and where do Shore Excursions depart?
Most Shore Excursions will meet in a lounge on board the ship prior to departing. When the ship is at anchor, staff will be on hand to assist you to the departure point.

Timings have been established according to information received from the local tour operators but are subject to alterations. Should the vessel’s arrival time at the port be delayed or circumstances arise the Shore Excursion will be amended accordingly. Guests should be mindful of the fact that at ports where the ship lies at anchor, the afternoon Shore Excursions commence from the dockside, not the ship. Guests should, therefore, allow at least 30 minutes for the tender ride to shore.

Things to consider when booking a Shore Excursion
• If booking two tours in one day, please allow 45 minutes to an hour between tours.
• Tour departure times may vary from those listed on the order form, especially in ports where the ship must tender guests ashore. Please check your tour tickets for the time and location of departure. No announcements for Shore Excursions will be made on board the ship.
• Please note there are certain Shore Excursions that for safety reasons, age, weight, and/or height restrictions apply. The individual vendors impose these restrictions and Azamara Club Cruises must comply accordingly.
• Due to the various celebrations taking place during the year, kindly note that certain circumstances may arise where the tour content or itinerary may have to be altered without prior notice. This is beyond the control of either the local tour operator or Azamara Club Cruises.

Is it possible to miss the ship?
All guests are required to be back on board the ship no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time, which is listed in the Daily Program and posted at the gangway. The scheduling of all Shore Excursions conforms to this requirement. If you leave a tour en route, it will be your responsibility to secure transportation and return to the pier on time. If for any reason a ship’s Shore Excursion is delayed, the ship will be notified and await the return of all tour participants.

What type of transportation is used for Shore Excursions?
Standards of transport vary considerably; however, Shore Excursions utilize the best quality transportation possible in each port. Air-conditioned vehicles are not always available nor do all tour buses have restroom facilities on board. Please note that some countries have local restrictions and/or zoning laws that prohibit the use of the on board facilities and prohibit the idling of engines while parked at the various venues. Please also bear in mind that cars, taxis or mini-buses may be used in some ports where coaches are not available or are limited.

What if I wish to take the same coach as my family or friends?
Guests wishing to travel with friends should proceed to the point of departure as indicated on your Shore Excursion tickets, as this will help the tour staff to allocate space in the same vehicle.

What if I wish to tour on my own?
Guests who do not wish to join one of our Shore Excursions must, therefore, rely on whatever transportation method might be available, at their own expense and responsibility. Private and\or taxi drivers may not be informed of the sailing hour of the ship and it is not certain that they will follow routes that are more desirable.  In addition, considering the limited transportation facilities in some ports, relief cars may not be obtainable in case of breakdowns along the road.

Please be aware that we cannot offer any alternatives from our established Shore Excursions program. All of our programs are coordinated with reputable tour operators and include a comprehensive overview of the most popular sites of interest. Azamara Club Cruises will not be liable for any loss, injury or damage to any person or property arising from guests choosing to tour the port on their own. Our excursions are an exciting, reliable way to enjoy the sights and activities our ports have to offer. If you choose to tour the port on your own, please use the same safety precautions you would in any urban or tourist area. We cannot validate or account for conditions that may not be suitable or safe for our guests.

Please keep in mind that some ports have visa requirements and restrictions that may prevent you for venturing off on your own.

Will transportation be available from the ship to city centers?
Many ports are not located in the city center. For the convenience of our guests, a complimentary shuttle bus service has been arranged in those ports (where applicable) that are located approximately 1 mile or more away from the closest city center and do not have adequate local transportation available. This service is set up to complement local transportation, and guests are welcome to utilize local services, when and where available. Details of which ports will have a shuttle service will be advised on board the ship.

How should I tip our Guide/Driver?
Extending a gratuity to your guide or driver is strictly optional; however, in some countries, these personnel may anticipate that if you are pleased with their services, you will reward them in a monetary way. A commonly accepted guideline is USD $3.00 per person for a half-day tour and USD $5.00 per person for a full-day tour.

Will I miss meals when I go ashore?
Most tour departure times complement the ships meal service hours, so you can enjoy your meal aboard and then go ashore. However, if you take more than one tour in a day, your return on board may not coincide with meal hours. You will be informed of meal times before arrival in each port. Full day tours include meals where indicated.

What should I wear?
Some countries may have more conservative ideas about dress than you are accustomed. To not offend local opinion, it is suggested that you dress conservatively. When visiting places of worship (temples, mosques, etc.), you should avoid wearing shorts, tank tops, or revealing clothing. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes at all times. When visiting ruins or walking on cobblestone streets, wear rubber-soled shoes. It is also smart to wear a sun hat, protective sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Will I have time to shop?
Whenever possible, shopping time has been allocated within the framework of the Shore Excursion. However, tours are not designed for shopping and time is limited.

What if I cancel my Shore Excursion?
Guests enjoy the benefits of a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation period when reserving Shore Excursions. This flexible tour cancellation policy allows guests to cancel or modify tour reservations up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour departure without penalty. If changing or canceling a shore excursion within the appropriate non-penalty period, our valued guests will have two options: they can either contact the Shore Excursions team to reserve another tour, or if they choose to cancel, will have their onboard account credited in the full amount of the tour cost without penalty or fee. Effective for tours scheduled to depart on or after March 29, 2017.

Tours that involve flights, special events, overland stays and hotel accommodations as well private arrangements may be subject to cancellation fees.

Refunds
Tours purchased on board may be refunded if cancelled 48 hours prior to departure for that particular port. If notice of cancellation is received after closing date and hour, a refund can be assured only in the event of the ticket being resold. Shore Excursions desk closing times will be published in the Daily Program.

No refunds are made to any guest who might cancel, deviate, leave, or otherwise not utilize all of the services scheduled to be provided by a Shore Excursion. Members of any tour who elect to leave the automobiles or motor coaches, in the shopping area, or elsewhere, must provide their own transportation at their own expense back to pier. Should any such tour, however, be abandoned through force majeure the best possible refunds will be arranged according to the circumstances.

No refunds will be made for failure to use all of the described services included in the tour price. Should any tour have to be abandoned due to difficulties en route, the best possible refund will be arranged according to the circumstances. Please note that tour lengths noted in this brochure are approximate.

How strenuous are the Shore Excursions in each port of call?
Most of the cities you will be visiting during your cruise vacation were built without regard for the modern conveniences and freedoms we may take for granted today. They offer quaint, narrow, cobblestone streets, and large bustling walkways that have been in existence long before the advent of motorized transportation. To preserve their antiquity, many cities and old towns are pedestrian-only, and may not be conveniently accessible for guests with mobility impairments. All of our Shore Excursions require some degree of mild, moderate, or strenuous walking. To assist our guests, we have rated each Shore Excursion within this brochure by the amount of walking and stair climbing needed to fully participate as indicated by the description.

Guests wishing to participate in activity type tours, (i.e. biking, kayaking, hiking, etc.), should be in excellent health and make themselves aware of the physical, age, and fitness requirements before making a value judgment as to whether or not to participate. Any guest with limitations, who are pregnant, who have had recent surgery, or are taking prescription drugs, should check with Shore Excursions before booking any activity type tours.

By booking our Shore Excursions, you are also confirming that you and your party are in good physical and mental condition and have no history of seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart conditions or respiratory problems. You also confirm that no one is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities.

Legal Responsibility
Shore Excursions are operated by reputable local agencies and have been thoroughly checked by Azamara Club Cruises for full interest and value. Shore Excursions are offered for sale by Azamara Club Cruises as a convenience to our guests. While great care has been taken to offer the finest tours available in each port, these tour services are provided by independent tour operators and Azamara Club Cruises will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, injury, costs or delays resulting from, or in connection with, your use of these services. Azamara Club Cruises acts only as the agent of the supplier of these services and does so on the express condition that no liability of any kind, howsoever caused, shall attach to Azamara Club Cruises or its agents, servants or employees in connection with or arising there from.

All tickets, coupons, and vouchers issued by Azamara Club Cruises for Shore Excursion arrangements made on behalf of guests are expressly subject to the terms and conditions of the person or company providing such transportation facilities ashore.

Symbols/Icons & Definitions
Kindly note the below symbols act only as a guideline and guests must make their own judgment regarding participating in tours.

Terms and Conditions
1. The guest accepts that Azamara Club Cruises in selling tickets, coupons or vouchers or making arrangements for shore excursions, acts as agent only for others who operate such services and has no responsibility for the performance of the Shore Excursions herein specified.

2. Azamara Club Cruises undertakes to use its best endeavor to ensure that a Shore Excursion is performed as advertised. However, the passenger accepts that in certain circumstances and for reasons beyond the control of Azamara Club Cruises of whatsoever kind or nature it may be impractical, unwise, or impossible for the Shore Excursion to be performed. The decision to abandon or withdraw any Shore Excursion is to be taken at the sole discretion of Azamara Club Cruises but always taking into account the safety and convenience of the passenger. Azamara Club Cruises shall in no event be liable to the passenger in respect of occurrences prior to embarkation and after disembarkation from the vessel.

3. Shore Excursions are subject to cancellation or modification, depending on the number of guests participating. In the event of a tour cancellation or modification, advance notice will be given by shipboard personnel. Certain tours have a minimum booking requirement, or must be limited to a maximum number of participants.

4. The itineraries are expected by Azamara Club Cruises to be as advertised, but Azamara Club Cruises reserves the right to change such itineraries or to omit any place or places or to alter the advertised sequence of the tour in accordance with the conditions and circumstances prevailing at the time of the tour with or without previous notice. Any such change, omission, or alteration made by Azamara Club Cruises shall be made at their sole discretion but always bearing in mind the safety, convenience and/or best interests of the passenger.5. Passengers are advised to leave their baggage and all items of value on board the vessel. Azamara Club Cruises accepts no responsibility for any loss of, or damage to, any such baggage, or item of value occurring during or relative to the Shore Excursion(s) specified on the face hereof.

6. Azamara Club Cruises is committed to local operators in respect of reservations made. Azamara Club Cruises hereof must therefore receive notice of any cancellation before the closing date and hour of the Shore Excursion(s) published, failing which a refund can only be made in the event of the ticket being resold. In the event, however, of the Shore Excursion(s) having to be cancelled in accordance with Clause 2 hereof or for any other reason, Azamara Club Cruises will refund in full the monies paid and upon tendering such refund to passengers, Azamara Club Cruises shall be free of all liability in respect thereof.

7. The Shore Excursions, transfers and shore tour packages are operated by independent contractors. Neither Azamara Club Cruises nor any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, parent or their respective employees, directors, agents or contractors shall be responsible in any way for any damage, loss, injury or death arising out of any services provided by such independent contractors. The responsibility of the Azamara Club Cruises entities does not extend beyond the vessel and all arrangements made for or by the passenger for shore side excursions, transportation or activities are at the passengers risk.

8. Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara Club Cruises Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board.

*Prices shown in this brochure are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase an Azamara Club Cruises Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
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