1st Test, Auckland
18 – 27 March 2018
The 1st Test will be an historic occasion as Auckland’s legendary Eden Park hosts New Zealand’s very first day/night Test match. Apart from the cricket, the ‘City of Sails’ is a beautiful place to visit and to enjoy the world famous hospitality and friendliness of the locals. If you have time, you may wish to join our pre-Test tour to the stunning Bay of Islands.
|TOUR PRICES (per person, excluding international flights and match tickets*)||Double/Twin||Single|
|1st Test, Auckland||£ 1,850||£ 2,500|
*Match tickets will be invoiced at cost price when released
Sunday 18 March
Fly UK to New ZealandBecause of the range of choices, we do not include the international flights in our tour price. However, we can arrange them for you taking into account your closest UK departure point, airline preference, class of travel and/or stopovers you may wish to make. Contact us to discuss your requirements. You are also free to book your own flights and/or use frequent flyer points. Whichever way you choose, you will be met at the airport on your arrival into NZ and whisked to your hotel by private transfer.
Monday 19 March
Tuesday 20 March
Arrival in AucklandOn arrival in Auckland, you will be privately transferred to the Pullman Hotel for check in. Remainder of day is at your leisure to recover from the long journey.
Wednesday 21 March bcThis morning join us for a guided tour of the “City of Sails”, including visits to Bastion Point, Parnell Village and Viaduct Harbour, followed by a cruise on the harbour.
This evening, get to know your fellow tourists a little better at our ‘Welcome’ Cocktail Party. Canapés and drinks included.
Thursday 22 – Monday 26 March b
1st Test, Eden Park, Auckland (Day/Night)The Test series gets under way today at an unfamiliar time, as Eden Park hosts New Zealand’s first day/night Test match. With relatively short boundaries, we may well see some fireworks from the likes of Ben Stokes! Daily coach transfers are included.
Friday 23 March bcBefore the cricket, we will host a private ‘Cricket’ cocktail party where you will have the opportunity to hear the opinions of, and meet and chat personally with, our cricket celebrity guest. Drinks & canapés included.
Tuesday 27 March bToday we transfer to the airport to either fly back home to the UK or on to Christchurch for the 2nd Test.
Pullman Hotel, Auckland – 4½ star
- Central location
- Superior rooms
- Spa & indoor pool