Silver Fern Tour
1stTest, Auckland, & 2nd Test, Christchurch
18 March – 04 April 2018
Travel to two of New Zealand’s most iconic cities and see both Tests. Start by travelling to Auckland – The ‘City of Sails’ – on the North Island for the momentous first ever day/night cricket test in NZ, at the majestic Eden Park. Then fly to the South Island’s reinvigorated city of Christchurch for the 2nd Test at the Hagley Oval. Following the conclusion of the Test series, you have the option of joining our escorted South Island Highlights extension.
|TOUR PRICES (per person, excluding international flights and match tickets*)||Double/Twin||Single|
|Silver Fern Tour – 1st & 2nd Tests, Auckland & Christchurch||£ 3,650||£ 5,000|
*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 transfer to the Pullman Hotel for check in. Remainder of day at leisure to recover from the long journey.
Wednesday 21 March bThis morning join us on a half day tour of the “City of Sails”. Includes visits to Bastion Point, Parnell Village and a private 1-hour guided tour of Auckland Museum.
This evening, join your Tour Director for ‘Welcome to Auckland ’ drinks.
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. Daily coach transfers are included.
Friday 23 March bBefore 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.
Tuesday 27 March bToday we transfer to the airport for our flight to Christchurch for the 2nd Test. On arrival in Christchurch, we will be privately transferred to the Rydges Latimer Hotel for check in. Remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore this beautiful city.
Wednesday 28 March bThis morning, join us for a half-day, guided, sightseeing tour of the city. Learn about the effects of the 2011 earthquake and see how the city is rebuilding.
This evening, join your Tour Director for ‘Welcome to Christchurch’ drinks.
Thursday 29 March bA day at leisure to explore Christchurch at your own pace. You may like to go whale watching at Kaikoura or take the Tranz Alpine Railway to Arthurs Pass and Greymouth (supplement payable).
Friday 30 March – Tuesday 03 April b
2nd Test, ChristchurchThe 2nd Test will be held at the Hagley Oval – Christchurch’s new international cricket ground following the catastrophic earthquake damage to Lancaster Park/AMI Stadium. Daily coach transfers included.
Saturday 31 March bcThis evening we will host a private ‘Cricket’ cocktail party/forum where you will have the opportunity to meet and chat personally with our celebrity cricket guest. Canapés and drinks are included.
Tuesday 03 April bdThis evening we hold our celebratory end of tour farewell dinner. Includes three courses and drinks.
Wednesday 04 April bToday say farewell to Christchurch as you depart either on your return flight to the UK or continue onto our South Island Highlights optional tour.
Pullman Hotel, Auckland – 4½ star
- Central location
- Superior rooms
- Spa & indoor pool