Cycle and Cruise Australia & New Zealand

14
Nights
2020
Feb 7
From
$4790
Celebrity
Solstice
Including accommodation, guided sightseeing,
tours, meals, entertainment

In each port of call on this cruise, we will be met by our coach and transfered to a fantastic bike track, many of which are the best rail trails in New Zealand. Each day you are provided with a bike and have an option of a shorter or a longer section of the days ride. Most of the rides are on rail trails and are relatively flat as the trains were not able to climb steep hills. All of the rides showcase spectacular scenery of Australia and New Zealand. An easier section might be approximately 30km, which would take three to four hours of easy riding, a harder ride might be 50 to 60km, which would take approximately five hours. Each ride will have a meeting point where the group will come together for lunch before continuing on to the end of the ride, where we are met by our bus and taken back to the ship. The rides will be looked after by a tour manager, who is contactable by phone to come and pick you up at any time if need be.

Visiting Hobart: Derwent River Foreshore Trail, Dunedin: Otago Central Rail Trail, Wellington: Rimutaka Trail, Rotorua: Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Akaroa – Little River Trail, Auckland: Hauraki Rail Trail

Highlights Include

  • Welcome Drinks Party
  • Derwent River Foreshore Trail - Hobart
  • Spectacular cruising through Milford Sound followed by Doubtful and Dusky Sounds
  • Otago Central Rail Trail, the first of New Zealand’s rail trails
  • The New Zealand Great Ride the Rimutaka Trail
  • Cycle trail of Rotorua takes us to four significant geothermal fields: Whakarewarewa, Waimangu Volcanic Valley
  • Akaroa – Little River Trail
  • Cycle along the Seabird Coast to Kopu and then along to Thames
  • Cycle the historic railway corridor from Thames winding through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Celebrity Solstice
Cycle and Cruise Australia & New Zealand Map

Includes

  • Travel on Celebrity Solstice in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Solstice
  • 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in the Thames area
  • 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in Auckland
  • Bike rental in each port of call
  • International airfare Auckland to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
  • A Travelrite backpack
  • Welcome drinks party
  • A farewell dinner
  • Onboard gratuities
Celebrity Solstice Deck plans

Celebrity Solstice

Since Celebrity Solstice joined the Celebrity fleet, she has dazzled and amazed even the most well-travelled cruisers. She showcases spectacular vistas with 85% of all staterooms having sweeping balcony views. Celebrity Solstice hosts a variety of five star speciality restaurants including Murano, a French restaurant, the Tuscan Grill, Silk an Asian restaurant and Qsine, a dining venue with a unique and playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Add the fresh green grass on the top deck’s Lawn Club and the incredibly pampering services in AquaSpa, and you may never want to set foot on land again. Celebrity Solstice brings a truly luxurious cruise experience.

Highlights from the 2018 Cycling tour of New Zealand

Day 1 Friday February 7, 2020 Departure
This afternoon board the Celebrity Solstice on this fantastic Cycle and Cruise journey of New Zealand. Be up on deck as we cruise Sydney Harbour and out through Sydney Heads.

Day 2 Saturday February 8, 2020 At sea
Our first day at sea, this is the perfect opportunity for you to explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship. This evening we have a welcome drinks party so you can meet other passengers in the group.

Day 3 Sunday February 9, 2020 Hobart, Australia
We first ride along the Hobart foreshore from the city centre to MONA. Enjoy the views of the Derwent River and Mt Wellington as you cycle through this beautiful city. You then have the option of visiting the intriguing MONA for the afternoon or transferring to the Clarence Foreshore Trail on the other side of the Derwent. Following the Derwent River, this trail between Geilston Bay and Howrah is a mix of wide concrete and narrow gravel paths. On our journey, we will see a wide range of scenery, from picturesque bays to forests and parklands.

Day 4 Monday February 10, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.

Day 5 Tuesday February 11, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.

Day 6 Wednesday February 12, 2020 Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Today we cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand as we visit Milford Sound followed by Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. The Fjords will be a highlight of the cruise, with spectacular scenery and fascinating wildlife.

Day 7 Thursday February 13, 2020 Otago Central Rail Trail
Today we arrive into Dunedin. Originally founded by Scottish settlers and known as the Edinburgh of the South. We are transferred to the Otago Central Rail trail, the first of New Zealand’s Rail Trails and the Original Great fun and luxury cruising aboard Celebrity Solstice Great Ride. Located along the former route of the Otago Central Railway, we will ride along a portion of this off-road 152-kilometre-long trail. We enjoy this fantastic trail and ride past historic gold-mining villages, country pubs and through rugged scenery. A fantastic day!

Day 8 Friday February 14, 2020 Akaroa – Little River Trail
This morning we arrive into the tender port of Akaroa. We will be met by our private coach and travel to Christchurch to start cycling the Little River Rail Trail to the town of Little River. This 49 kilometre trail travels beside Lake Forsyth along the old rail embankments and tracks. You’ll be treated to stunning views of the Southern Alps, Lakes and a variety of bird life. We are then transferred back to Akaroa and the ship.

Day 9 Saturday February 15, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.

Day 10 Sunday February 16, 2020 Tauranga/ Rotorua
This morning we arrive in Tauranga. Our coach will travel to Rotorua where our trail begins through a wonderland of steaming vents, bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers. Between the trail heads at Rotorua and the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, this cycle trail takes us to four significant geothermal fields: Whakarewarewa, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Wai-OTapu Thermal Wonderland and Waikite Valley Thermal Springs. Each has its own unique geothermal features, including rare flora and fauna, and is rich in Maori history and folklore. Another great day!

Day 11 Monday February 17, 2020 Auckland
This morning we arrive in Auckland, the largest city and commercial centre of New Zealand. After breakfast we will disembark the ship. Today we will cycle Auckland’s city bike paths including the exciting Te Ara I Whiti (the pink lightpath) and Tamaki Drive along the Auckland waterfront. Te Ara I Whiti, the lightpath, is a magenta-coloured path along the Nelson Street off-ramp, which includes a string of interactive lights along one side. Tamaki Drive heads east to Mission Bay with wonderful views out to Rangitoto and the harbour. There will be time for a coffee in St Heliers before returning to downtown.

Day 12 Tuesday February 18, 2020 Auckland
Our exploration of Auckland continues today. We will cycle some of the trails of the North Shore. Beginning in historic Devonport, across the harbor from Auckland we cycle north to Takapuna, through Milford and then onto Albany. We return to Auckland for lunch.

Day 13 Wednesday February 19, 2020 Hauraki Rail Trail
After breakfast we travel south to meet the Hauraki Rail Trail at Kopu. We cycle along the Seabird Coast to Kaiaua and then along to Thames where we stay the night.

Day 14 Thursday February 20, 2020 Hauraki Rail Trail
Today we follow the historic railway corridor from Thames winding through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi. The trail travels through some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand through the historic railway corridor from Thames to Waihi. We then transfer to our hotel where we have a farewell dinner to celebrate our trip!

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
10 Inside 8,9 - -
9 Inside 9,10,11 $4,790 $7,190
2C Deluxe Balcony 6 $5,590 $8,390
2B Deluxe Balcony 6,7 - -
2A Deluxe Balcony 7 - -
1C Deluxe Balcony 8 - -
1B Deluxe Balcony 8,9 $5,790 $8,790
1A Deluxe Balcony 6,7,8,9 - -
C3 Concierge Balcony 9,10 - -
C2 Concierge Balcony 9,10,11 - -
SV Sunset Balcony 6,7,8 - -
A1 Aqua Balcony 11 - -
S2 Suite 11,12 - -
Included port and handling & ship gratuities $841 $1,391
Included air taxes as of 1/11/18 $60 $60

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Travel on Celebrity Solstice in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Solstice
  • 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in the Thames area 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in Auckland
  • Bike rental in each port of call
  • International airfare Auckland to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
  • A Travelrite backpack
  • Welcome drinks party
  • A farewell dinner
  • Onboard gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary
  • Additional travel arrangements not in the detailed itinerary. These will be quoted for separately

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Tour Operator:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator.

Tour Costs:
The tour costs are based on general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rate at 1/12/18. Travelrite reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

Deposits and Payments:
A deposit of $900 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 90 days before departure for the tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged on payment by credit card.

Cancellation Charges:
Cancellations within 90 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. Cancellation outside 90 days from departure will result in a cancellation fee of $900 per person.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.

Minimum Tour Numbers and Conditions:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 90 days prior to departure. Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost. Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances and/or substitute the tour host, if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.

Refunds:
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

Travel Documents:
All passengers will require a valid passport. Visas for countries visited are not required for Australian passport holders. If you hold another passport please check with Travelrite.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

Baggage:
All passengers qualify for the 23kg free baggage allowance.

Responsibility:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd. (ATAS No A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negli-gence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in the tour, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria.

How to Book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $900 per person for the tour. Please send to:

Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information or a booking form can be obtained by telephoning Travelrite International on the following numbers:

Toll Free 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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