Our New Zealand journey is a marriage of heart and soul, adventure and culture—and tannins. Join us to track down some of the world’s best wines by foot, by bike and by helicopter.
Savor the beauty, culture and wines of this magical country with your friends and fellow wine lovers at Adelsheim Vineyard
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Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, Queenstown
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You’re half a world away and the wine is flowing. Endless, sun-filled skies cast a golden glow over rows of vines and rugged New Zealand peaks. You coast by bicycle in short-sleeves, stopping at artisanal wineries to savor award-winning wines all the way to the coast. Then, you soar in a private helicopter to picnic in scenery plucked from the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien. All your food is fresh and succulent and seasonal—oysters harvested from the bay, lamb or venison sourced from the rugged highlands. This is New Zealand at its most mesmerizing, delicious and unforgettable.
On this adventure, we’ll tap into a world of fantastic wine and connect with the people who make it. It’s also about getting into incredible scenery and experiencing one of the world’s most fascinating cultures. Any visitor to New Zealand tends to consider it the trip of a lifetime—we’ll go beyond that. We dine with leading vintners, explore Maori culture and experience the country’s very best. Join us—you’ll talk about this one for the rest of your life.
Marvel at the world’s most astonishing scenery—by bike, helicopter, gondola and foot—then rejuvenate in perfectly situated boutique hotels
Savor New Zealand’s award-winning varietals at epic wineries, dine with local vintners, connect with Maori culture
Join Adelsheim winemaker Gina Hennen, and experience New Zealand alongside a passionate winemaker and other Adelsheim wine-lovers like you
Prepare for high style and design in some of New Zealand's most stunning locations—on the water, in the vines, at the base of mountains.
With sweeping, sparkling views of the harbor, this gorgeous skyscraper hotel offers the best of both worlds: a central location in the heart of buzzy Auckland, at a perch that lets you get away from it all. Make sure to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at voco's rooftop bar.
We’re setting up neck-to-neck with the glorious vines at this premier winemakers’ boutique cottages. Each comes with kitchen and living room areas, with big windows and a free-standing wood burner if the evening gets brisk, plus a patio looking over the tidy rows of grapes that bask in the sun below the winery’s namesake craggy peak of Ta Mata.
Situated at the entrance of Martinborough’s quaint village square, our hotel has been the talk of the town for decades. One developer in the late 19th century described it as, “the finest hostelries ever erected in any inland town in New Zealand.” Steeped in history and overflowing with charm, the Martinborough Hotel has long served as a waypost for wide-eyed travelers and wine lovers.
You’ll love our last base. Set at the foot of a mountain in New Zealand’s adventure capital, this luxury hotel offers full-on modern comfort with an emphasis on natural beauty. Rooms look over snow-capped peaks and the silvery surface of Lake Wakatipu. In addition to the compelling comforts of this hotel, you’re footsteps from central district’s shops, restaurants and bars.
Reserve your spot today with a $2,000 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. See our Terms of Service below for full details.
per person based on double occupancy; includes internal flights from Auckland to Hawke's Bay, and Martinborough to Queenstown
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Eight nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Our adventure begins at 9am on Monday, January 22, 2024 at the voco hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. The closest airport is the Auckland International Airport (AKL). We recommend arriving on or before January 21 to ensure you're at our starting point on time. Our adventure ends on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 in Queenstown, New Zealand. The closest airport is Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 12:30pm or later from here.
US citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your planned departure from New Zealand. US citizens are eligible for a visa waiver and therefore do not need a visa for tourist stays of three months or less. Under the visa waiver program, US citizens are required to have an NZeTA, which can be applied for prior to travel and is valid for multiple visits for up to two years. For full requirements and information visit the NZeTA website. Not a US citizen? Please check with New Zealand's Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They're an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
This adventure will require intermittent effort throughout and you should have an average amount of energy to participate. Activities will include walking medium distances over uneven terrain and involving steps, a 10-mile fully-supported bike ride through flat terrain, and an easy-to-moderate hike. Some locations could present challenges to persons with special needs. If you have any questions or concerns about particular activities of trip aspects, please reach out and we can answer additional questions.
You may cancel on or before September 3, 2023 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after September 4, 2023 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after November 2, 2023 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). For guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most 'Cancel For Any Reason' policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.