England Cricket Tour to New Zealand 2019
Pre-Test Tour North Island Sightseeing

Pre-Test Tour North Island Sightseeing

13th – 19th November 2019

Our pre-test tour extension provides the opportunity to ease into the time zone with a relaxing few days in the beautiful Bay of Islands, and taking in a day or two at one of the warm-up matches in Whangarei. The itinerary includes a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House plus additional sightseeing options including a dolphin cruise. This extension went down very well on last tour to New Zealand, so we advise not to miss out!

Prices from £999 per person

Pre-Test Tour North Island Sightseeing

Tour package includes
  • 4 nights’ accommodation.
  • Guaranteed pass for the 16th November to the Warm-up game in Whangarei. (Subsequent day on request)
  • All sightseeing and park entry fees as stated.
  • All airport transfers in air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

 

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Countdown to Match Day

16th November 2019

Sightseeing & Match Venues

Auckland, Whangarei & Paihia

Itinerary

Pre-Test Tour North Island Sightseeing
  • Friday 15th November – Arrive Auckland
    On arrival at Auckland International Airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
  • Saturday 16th November – Auckland/Paihia
    Breakfast at your hotel. Today travel north to Whangarei and Cobham Oval for a warm-up match vs NZXI. At end of play, continue north to Paihia (approx. 1¼-hrs travelling time). The Bay of Islands is renowned as the birthplace of the nation of New Zealand as well as for its beautiful beaches and wildlife. Evening at leisure.
  • Sunday 17th November
    Breakfast at your hotel. Today you have the option to relax in Paihia for the day or retrace the journey south to Whangarei for another day at the warm-up match vs NZXI at Cobham Oval. (Return transfer to Whangarei included)
  • Monday 18th November
    Day at leisure in Paihia.
  • Tuesday 19th November – Paihia/Auckland
    Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit the Waitangi Treaty House for a guided tour. It was here on 6 February 1840 that Maori and British settlers signed an historic agreement which gave birth to the nation of New Zealand. The Maori Meeting House in the grounds is a superb example of the skills of Maori wood carvers and flax weavers. Farewell the Bay of Islands and travel south through undulating farmlands before arriving in Auckland City. You will be delivered to your hotel to commence your Test Tour arrangements (Blue or Red hotel).

International Flights

Note: Regional departures are available from all major UK airports, so please let us know your preference at the time of booking.

Singapore Airlines

Emirates

Surcharges may apply

International Outbound Flight
SQ321 & SQ285
Depart Heathrow: Wednesday 13th November at 2205
Arrive Singapore: Thursday 14th November at 1900
Depart Singapore: Thursday 14th November at 2235
Arrive Auckland: Friday 15th November at 1320

International Inbound Flight
As per Test, or Post-Tour sightseeing itinerary

International Outbound Flight
EK6 & EK448
Depart Heathrow: Wednesday 13th November at 2200
Arrive Dubai: Thursday 14th November at 0845
Depart Dubai: Thursday 14th November at 1005
Arrive Auckland: Friday 15th November at 1120

International Inbound Flight
As per Test, or Post-Tour sightseeing itinerary

Pre-Test Tour North Island Sightseeing

Choose from the tour package options below

Pre-Test Tour Sightseeing ** CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY **

Pre-Test Tour North Island Sightseeing package includes:

Quality hotels on a B&B basis. One-day match-ticket, all transfers and full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Accommodation

Blue Hotels

Grand Millennium, Auckland
Superior Room
B&B
15th – 16th November (1 night)
Hotel website

Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Bay of Islands
Superior Seaview Room
B&B
16th – 19th November (3 nights)
Hotel website

Pre-Test Tour Sightseeing Price ** CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY **

  • £999 per person
  • Single supplement available for £300

Match Tickets

One-day match pass is included for the 16th November. Other days available on request.

Not Included:

  • Any meals except those specified in the itinerary.
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times.
  • Individual’s travel insurance.

Bespoke

Didn’t find exactly what you were looking for?

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

If you have travelled to New Zealand previously 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 your perfect bespoke itinerary.

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