New Zealand with Angela Osborne
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Drink In Adventure
Savor the country's beauty, culture and wines with New Zealand native Angela Osborne
Sold OutJanuary 9 - 17, 2024
Sold OutJanuary 24 - February 1, 2024
9 Days, 8 Nights
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You’re soaring over the fjords in a private helicopter, the landscape below unfolding in rippling mountains and valleys straight out of Middle Earth. Over the past week, you’ve cycled through orchards and olive groves, visiting small family-run wineries producing top-notch wines to rival anything you’ve ever tasted. Every morsel that’s passed your lips, from oysters harvested in the bay to grass-fed lamb from the highlands, has been seasonal and succulent beyond belief. The summer sky casts a golden glow over the snow-capped peaks as you begin your descent. Yet another remarkable meal awaits you below, but just for a moment, you’d give anything to make time stand still. This is New Zealand at its most mesmerizing, delicious and unforgettable, and you want to keep your head in the clouds just a little longer.
With you on this journey is Angela Osborne, New Zealand native and the powerhouse behind California’s A Tribute to Grace wine company. Angela is a true global citizen, but her connection to her beloved homeland of New Zealand and her knowledge of its wine regions, varietals, vineyards and vintners is deep and abiding. Angela knows everyone, and her very favorite thing to do is introduce travelers to New Zealand, its people and cultures, and – of course – to its food and wines. There is no better guide than Angela to this magical land.
Join us on an unforgettable journey where the wine and the stories flow, and every day is a feast for all five senses. We’ll visit some of the world’s most mind-bogglingly beautiful scenery, learn from leading winemakers, explore Maori culture and experience the country’s very best cuisine. Join us for the trip of a lifetime.
3 Reasons to Travel with Angela Osborne
Sit with Angela for just five minutes, and you'll want to go anywhere with her. Angela's wanderlust is as boundless as her passion and imagination. She’s a native of New Zealand and a graceful storyteller who came to California as an aspiring filmmaker but soon found her true calling in the vines. Today, she’s traversing up and down the California coast to gather the grapes that make up her acclaimed grenaches on her label, A Tribute to Grace.
A Love Letter
Angela could make you believe that New Zealand is Neverland, a place of magic bathed in golden light. She loves nearly every aspect — the food, wines, culture, warmth and hospitality — and we can't wait to experience her native New Zealand through her own eyes.
A Tribute to Family
While there’s plenty of grenaches in the world, they are missing something: Angela’s affectionate tribute to her late grandmother, Grace. Her ferocious spirit and divine femininity are found in every bottle, and every taste. Perhaps that is why Angela’s rosé was featured as one of the best in California by Wine Enthusiast.
New Zealand Dreamin'
Angela has lived in enough places to know where she wants to be. For now that means coastal California. But ask future Angela where she’ll be? Back home in New Zealand is the dream.
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.
Porters Boutique HotelHawke’s Bay
Nestled in the heart of Havelock North Village, this sanctuary exudes an exquisite blend of sophistication and casual New Zealand charm. Aside from the meticulous hospitality, every room dazzles with bold, local artwork, and offers stunning views of the rugged hills of Hawke's Bay.
Nestled among 16 acres of vineyards and gardens, this erstwhile Victorian convent still feels like a secluded sanctuary. Wander through its extensive gardens, listen to the sound of birds flitting among the 400 different types of trees and shrubs that grace the grounds, and be sure to soak in the night air with a dip in the outdoor heated pool.
Hotel St Moritz or the Queenstown Park HotelQueenstown
On our January 9 departure, we'll be staying at the St Moritz: 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. And you’re just footsteps away from central district’s shops, restaurants and bars. On our January 24 departure, we'll be staying at The Queenstown Park. Set off in the trees but just minutes from the city center, this hotel feels both like a retreat and indisputably urban. The rooms—designed to leverage the natural light—are minimalistic, elegant and the perfect home base for us.
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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. For details read our Deposit FAQs
per person based on double occupancy; includes pre-night accommodations in Auckland and three internal flights: Auckland to Hawke’s Bay; Hawke’s Bay to Marlborough; Marlborough to Queenstown
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What does the price include?
Nine nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations, including a complimentary pre-night in Auckland; three internal domestic flights within New Zealand; private travel for all day trips and excursions; arrival & departure airport transfers; 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.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare to New Zealand; travel insurance; 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.
Why is there a complimentary Pre-Night in Auckland?
Most flights from the United States arrive into Auckland early — starting as early as 5am local time. We have organized complimentary airport transfers and a pre-night for all guests at our hotel, the voco Auckland, so that you may check-in immediately and no matter what time you arrive on Tuesday, January 9. Our first activities kick-off on Tuesday at 1:30pm from our hotel lobby. Please note that if you arrive on Monday, January 8, you may check-in for your complimentary pre-night anytime after 3pm local time; if you wish for an earlier check-in, please contact us directly.
Where does this trip start and end?
For our January 9 departure, our trip begins with a complimentary pre-night at the voco Auckland hotel on Monday, January 8 (local Auckland time). Our first official activity begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, January 9, at the voco Auckland hotel.
For our January 24 departure, our trip begins with a complimentary pre-night at the voco Auckland hotel on Tuesday, January 23 (local Auckland time). Our first official activity begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, January 24, at the voco Auckland hotel.
For both departures, best arrival airport Auckland International Airport (AKL). And for both departures, our adventures end in Queenstown, New Zealand. The closest airport is Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Your onward flight from Queenstown should be scheduled to depart at 12:30pm or later.
What travel documents are needed?
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 tourists stays of three months or less. Under the visa waiver program, US citizens will be required to have a 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 New Zealand Embassy. For citizens of other countries, please check with New Zealand’s embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $2,650 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.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 18 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.
Who is leading this trip?
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.
How strenuous are the activities?
This adventure will require intermittent effort throughout and you should have an average amount of energy to participate. Activities 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.
What is the cancellation policy?
For our January 9 departure: You may cancel on or before September 11, 2023 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after September 12, 2023 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after November 10, 2023 there is a 100% cancellation fee.
For our January 24 departure: You may cancel on or before September 26, 2023 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after September 27, 2023 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after November 25, 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.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
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.