England Cricket Tour to New Zealand 2018
Auckland & Christchurch Test Matches

The Kiwi Tour

19th March – 5th April 2018

Travel to New Zealand to watch both Test Matches in Auckland and Christchurch, with the option to extend your tour at the beginning with a few days in the Bay of Islands, or at the end with some amazing South Island sightseeing.

Prices from £3,699 per person

Countdown to Match Day

19th March 2018

Bookings Closed

This tour has already commenced or has sold out

The Kiwi Tour

Tour package includes
  • 14 nights’ Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Auckland and Christchurch.
  • The opportunity to enhance your time in New Zealand with pre and/or post tour sightseeing extensions.
  • Return, international, economy flights from the UK. Upgrades are available on request.
  • Domestic flight from Auckland to Christchurch
  • All airport transfers in air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.
  • Tour welcome drink and farewell dinner.
  • Access to Howzat Travel’s famed special guest events.
  • Limited edition lightweight tour polo shirt.

Test Match Venues

Auckland and Christchurch

Tour Itinerary

The Kiwi Tour
  • Mon 19th Mar
    Depart the UK on your one-stop international flight to Auckland.
  • Wed 21st Mar
    On arrival at Auckland airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to relax or explore downtown Auckland from your centrally-located hotel.With a warm sunny climate and the rhythm of the South Pacific, Auckland’s beautiful natural environment means it is a superb holiday destination with outstanding outdoor adventures, art and culture experiences to sophisticated cuisine, wine and shopping. New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is a melting pot of cultures, with large Polynesian and Asian populations.

In the evening, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and the rest of your group for a welcome drink and an introduction to your tour. This will also be an ideal chance for you to meet your fellow Howzat Travellers. This evening, dinner is included at the hotel, so enjoy this at your leisure

  • Thur 22nd – Mon 26th Mar 1st NZ v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast and a morning at lesiure, we will transfer to Eden Park for the first D/N (TBC) Test Match between New Zealand and England. After each day’s play, return to your hotel.
  • Tues 27th Mar
    Day at leisure in Auckland. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do. See our inspection pages for ideas.
  • Wed 28th Mar
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Christchurch.
  • Wed 28th Mar
    On arrival in Christchurch, you will be met by your coach driver and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your afternoon/evening is at leisure.
  • Thur 29th Mar
    Day at leisure in Christchurch. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do. See our inspection pages for ideas.
  • Fri 30th Mar – Tues 3rd Apr 2nd NZ v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, make your way to the Hagley Oval for the second Test Match between New Zealand and England. After each day’s play, return to your hotel.On the evening of Monday 2nd, you are invited to join your Tour Managers, fellow travellers and a special guest for the Howzat Travel tour farewell dinner at Riccarton Racecourse.
  • Tues 19th Dec
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Christchurch airport for your international flight back to the UK

You can also choose to stay to embrace the beauty and culture of the South Island, regarded as one of the purest natural landscapes on earth. Read more below

Eden Park
Eden Park
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Hagley Oval, Christchurch

New Zealand Tour 2018 Inspection Report

Howzat Travel strongly believes in the importance of pre-tour inspections of each tour

International Flights

UK connections and Business Class upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire

Option 1

Singapore Airlines

International Outbound Flights – SQ321 & SQ285
Depart Heathrow: Mon 19th Mar at 2205
Arrive Singapore: Tues 20th Mar at 1900
Depart Singapore: Tues 20th Mar at 2050
Arrive Auckland: Wed 21st Mar at 1145

International Inbound Flights – SQ298 & SQ322
Depart Christchurch: Wed 4th Apr at 1050
Arrive Singapore: Wed 4th Apr at 1740
Depart Singapore: Wed 4th Apr at 2330
Arrive Heathrow: Thurs 5th Apr at 0555

Singapore Airlines

Option 2

Emirates

International Outbound Flights – EK6 & EK448
Depart Heathrow: Mon 19th Mar at 2200
Arrive Dubai: Tues 20th Mar at 0845
Depart Dubai: Tues 20th Mar at 1005
Arrive Auckland: Wed 21st Mar at 1110

International Inbound Flights – EK413 & EK1
Depart Christchurch: Wed 4th Apr at 1805
This flight touches down in Sydney for just under two hours.
Arrive Dubai: Thurs 5th Apr at 0540
Depart Dubai: Thurs 5th Apr at 0745
Arrive Heathrow: Thurs 5th Apr at 1215

Emirates

The Kiwi Tour Tour Packages

Choose from the tour package options below

Platinum

The Kiwi Tour Platinum package includes:

First-class hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour. All match transfers in air-conditioned transport. Full services of a Howzat Travel Tour Manager exclusively for the Platinum group. Exclusive access to Howzat Travel special guests.

Accommodation

Platinum Package Hotels

Auckland – Sofitel Viaduct Harbour 21st – 28th Mar (7 nights)
Click here to view the Sofitel Viaduct Harbour Hotel website

Christchurch – Crowne Plaza 28th Mar – 4th Apr (7 nights)
Click here to view the Crowne Plaza website

Hotels

Platinum Tour – Hotels
Sofitel, Auckland
Sofitel, Auckland
Crowne Plaza, Christchurch
Crowne Plaza, Christchurch

Match Tickets

Platinum Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • AucklandTBA
  • Christchurch – TBA

Platinum Price

£4,699 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,700

Blue

The Kiwi Tour Blue package includes:

First-class hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour. All match transfers in air-conditioned transport. Full services of a Howzat Travel Tour Manager. Exclusive access to Howzat Travel special guests.

Accommodation

Blue Package Hotels

Auckland – Grand Millennium 21st – 28th Mar (7 nights)
Click here to view the Grand Millennium Hotel website

Christchurch – Distinction Hotel 28th Mar – 4th Apr (7 nights)
Click here to view the Distinction Hotel website

Hotels

Blue Package Hotels
Grand Millennium, Auckland
Grand Millennium, Auckland
Distinction Hotel, Christchurch
Distinction Hotel, Christchurch

Match Tickets

Blue Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • AucklandTBA
  • Christchurch – TBA

Blue Price

£3,949 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,400

Red

The Kiwi Tour Red package includes:

Quality hotels on a room-only basis throughout the tour. Match transfers in Auckland. Full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Accommodation

Red Package Hotels

Auckland – Rydges 21st – 28th Mar (7 nights)
Click here to view the Rydgese Hotel website
Christchurch – Rendezvous 28th Mar – 4th Apr (7 nights)
Click here to view the Rendezvous website

Hotels

Red Package Hotels
Rydges, Auckland
Rydges, Auckland
Rendezvous, Christchurch
Rendezvous, Christchurch

Match Tickets

Red Tour – Match Ticket Information
  • AucklandTBA
  • Christchurch – TBA

Red Price

£3,699 per person

Based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £1,120

Bespoke

Didn’t find exactly what you were looking for?

If you do not find exactly what you are looking for within our set packages, then please let us know, as we are very flexible in organising tailor-made packages to suit your exact requirements.

If you have travelled to Australia before and wish to explore alternative options before, after or between the Tests, simply contact us to let us know what you’d prefer to do instead. We will then build an itinerary to your exact requirements.

England Cricket Tours
England Cricket Tours
Howzat Travel @ The Hagley Oval
Howzat Travel @ The Hagley Oval

Sightseeing Pre & Post Test Tour

Fantastic range of Sightseeing options available

New Zealand, with its jaw-dropping, beautiful scenery is one of those destinations on almost everyone’s list of places they just have to visit, so whilst on the other side of the world be sure to enjoy some world-class sightseeing!

Whether it’s a relaxing few days on the Bay of Islands or seeing the breath-taking scenery of the South Island, you will leave the country with memories that will last a lifetime.

Check out the testimonials from our last New Zealand tour

Visit our testimonials page to see all our great tour diaries and photos

Related and Previous Events

See below links to other events you might be interested in booking and past events from previous years

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Sri Lanka v England 2018

Previous Events

And… while you are deciding which tour to book, why not read the tour diaries from our previous cricket tours

New Zealand v England Tour, March 2013

Howzat Travel New Zealand Tour 2008

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