Circumnavigate the South Island aboard LE LAPÉROUSE
Visit New Zealand
Journey with us on this 10-night, custom-designed exclusive itinerary of New Zealand featuring a circumnavigation of the South Island to experience inimitable natural history that exists nowhere else on Earth. Cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the South Island for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, five-star Le Lapérouse - featuring only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony, and the extraordinary Blue Eye, the world’s first luxury, underwater Observation Lounge.
Spend three nights in Auckland and visit the Northland country to learn more about the important national tradition of sheep farming. Experience the uniquely friendly nature of New Zealand “Kiwis” and the rich Maori culture. Tour charming Christchurch, where English influence persists in Victorian architecture and well-tended parks.
Choose to extend your journey with our exclusive Pre-Program Option in Sydney, Australia, and Post-Program Option in Mt. Cook and Queenstown, New Zealand.
Special Note: We are thrilled to have Professor Barbara Murck as guest lecturer on this program. Professor Murck (Environment Programs, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga) is a geologist by training. She has degrees from Princeton University and the University of Toronto. Barbara is the author of many textbooks on this subject and received the President’s Teaching Award in 2010.