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New Zealand Black Caps v England 2 & 3 Test Tour

New Zealand Black Caps v England 2nd & 3rd Test Tour

Follow England cricket to spectacular New Zealand in December 2024

Tour Highlights:

Itinerary

Monday 2nd December
Day 1
Arrive at your chosen airport and check in for your flight to New Zealand
Monday 2nd December
Tuesday 03rd December
Day 2
In flight
Tuesday 03rd December
Wednesday 04th December
Day 3
Upon arrival into Wellington, you will be met and transferred to the 4* James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel for a seven-night stay on a B&B basis. One evening during your stay in Wellington, enjoy a Q&A with a well-known former Black Cap and/or England player.
Wednesday 04th December
Thursday 05th December
Day 4
Day at leisure to explore Wellington. Perhaps you could take a visit to the Wellington Botanic Garden. Take a leisurely stroll through its lush greenery, enjoy the vibrant flora, and don't miss the iconic Cable Car ride for panoramic views of the city. There will be Welcome Drinks arranged for this evening.
Thursday 05th December
Friday 06th to Tuesday 10th December
Days 5 to 9
2ND TEST MATCH – BLACK CAPS v ENGLAND – CELLO BASIN RESERVE, WELLINGTON

Transfer each day to the Cello Basin Reserve for a full day of play. One evening during your stay in Wellington, enjoy a Q&A with a well-known former Black Cap and/or England player.
Friday 06th to Tuesday 10th December
Wednesday 11th December
Day 10
Check out of your hotel and drive through the cultural epicentre of New Zealand to Rotorua via Palmerston North and picturesque Lake Taupo. On arrival in Rotorua check into your hotel for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel. This evening, enjoy an included Maori cultural performance and hangi feast.
Wednesday 11th December
Thursday 12th December
Day 11
This morning there will be a local orientation tour including a guided tour of Te Whakarewarewa Maori Village and geothermal site renowned for its bubbling water and mud pools and geysers. Rest of the day at leisure to relax or to explore more of all that Rotorua has to offer from bathing in hot pools, to walks around the lake or in the Redwoods Forest or experience the geysers by night at Te Puia.
Thursday 12th December
Friday 13th December
Day 12
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Cambridge, a picture-perfect town close to Hamilton, characterised by quaint charm and tree-lined streets, memorable for its heritage buildings, antique shops, and thoroughbred horse studs! Accommodation is reserved for five nights on a B&B basis at the well-appointed Hidden Lake Hotel. Lake Te Koutu (the hidden lake) is popular for its trails, variety of trees and magnificent gardens.
Friday 13th December
Saturday 14th to Tuesday 17th December
Days 13 to 17
3RD TEST MATCH – BLACK CAPS v ENGLAND – SEDDON PARK, HAMILTON

Each morning you will transfer to Seddon Park, Hamilton, for a full day of play.
Saturday 14th to Tuesday 17th December
Wednesday 18th December
Day 18
Check out of your hotel this morning before transferring to Day 5 of the Test (if applicable). After end of play / this morning transfer to Auckland where you will check into the well located 5* Movenpick Hotel for two nights on a B&B basis.
Wednesday 18th December
Thursday 19th December
Day 19
Day at leisure in Auckland. Perhaps take a ferry trip across to Waiheke Island and enjoy a wine tour. Alternatively enjoy a meal at the Viaduct Harbour or visit Sky Tower for panoramic views across Auckland and some fine dining. On your last evening enjoy an end of tour dinner with your fellow tourists.
Thursday 19th December
Friday 20th December
Day 20
Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer to Auckland Airport for your return overnight flight home.
Friday 20th December
Saturday 21st December
Day 21
Arrival back into the UK. Tour arrangements end.
Saturday 21st December

PRICE & Inclusions

England Cricket tour to New Zealand from:

£5345 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
Single Supplement add on £845 to the above price.

Call our experienced team on 01386 808600info@livingwiththelions.co.uk or

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TOUR HOTELS

WELLINGTON: 4* James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

James Cook Hotel is located in the heart of Wellington, just 500 metres from Lambton Harbour. It features a fitness centre and a restaurant with harbour views. James Cook Wellington is just 15 minutes’ walk from both Cuba Street and Courtenay Place. Wellington International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. The hotel offers direct elevator access to Lambton Quay. Enjoy the full refurbishment when you stay in the Executive King or Twin Rooms. All air-conditioned rooms come with en suite bathrooms and work desks. Each room includes free WiFi, cable TV, a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms feature city or harbour views. Facilities at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor include a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. Hotel guests have access to Les Mills fitness centre on Lambton Quay.

ROTORUA: 4* Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua

Located on the shores of Lake Rotoura, the 4 star Sudima Lake Rotorua is adjacent to the famous Polynesian spa. Just an 11-minute walk from the Energy Events Centre, the property features free, unlimited WiFi and free on site parking. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Skyline Rotorua. Sudima Lake Rotorua offers 247 well appointed guest rooms including LCD TVs with satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities, 24/7 front desk service and ceiling fans. Air conditioning and heating are provided for all rooms. Room service is available 7am-9pm Guests can dine at the Okareka Restaurant open for breakfast and all day dining, featuring international cuisines and New Zealand wines. Enjoy a drink Okareka Bar with its striking view over lake Rotorua. The fully accessible hotel has a heated swimming pool and Maori cultural shows. There is a token operated guest laundry and secure bike hanger.

CAMBRIDGE: 4* Hidden Lake Hotel & Apartments

Hidden Lake Hotel & Apartments has a fitness centre, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in Cambridge. Featuring a bar, the property is located within 15 km of Mystery Creek Events Centre. The hotel features a hot tub, room service and free WiFi. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. Rooms include a private bathroom with a hairdryer, while certain rooms have a balcony and others also boast city views. At the hotel rooms have bed linen and towels. Hamilton Gardens is 20 km from Hidden Lake Hotel & Apartments, while Waikato Stadium is 25 km from the property. The nearest airport is Hamilton Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.

AUCKLAND: 5* Mövenpick Hotel Auckland

Located in the heart of Auckland’s waterfront district, overlooking the thriving Viaduct Harbour and surrounded by designer boutiques and award winning restaurants, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland boasts 207 guest rooms and a dedicated conference and event floor. The elegantly refurbished rooms and suites at Mövenpick Hotel Auckland feature Smart TV’s with Blu-tooth connectivity as well as bathrooms with manuka honey toiletries. Complimentary WiFi is provided. Guests can enjoy a morning yoga class in the Wellness Room or read a book in the library, which has been richly decorated with warm gold and leather. The business centre has state-of-the-art technology and The Deck, an urban alfresco event space is available. Open for breakfast and dinner, Vue Restaurant offers international cuisine and city views. Attica Bar serves a range of drinks, including coffee, beers, wines and spirits, until late. Reception is available 24 hours a day.

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£5345 per person sharing

Single Supplement:  £845

16 nights from4th Dec 2024

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