Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Los Angeles
- 2 nights Rarotonga
- 4 nights Aitutaki
- 4 nights New Zealand
- 2 nights Singapore
Day 1: London to Los Angeles
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. On arrival in Los Angeles you will make your way to your hotel and settle in for two nights.
Included: International flights, 4* hotel
Day 2: Los Angeles
Spend the day exploring the city! You could stay in Hollywood in search of your favourite stars on the Walk of Fame, or head to Venice Beach where you can people-watch to your heart’s content while cycling along the oceanfront. In the early afternoon, why not take a hike through the Hollywood Hills from the Griffith Observatory to get 365-degree views over the twinkling city as the sun sets. This is the heart of LaLa Land!
Included: 4* hotel
Day 3: Fly to Rarotonga
Spend the morning in Los Angeles – head to the beach, or taste tacos for lunch in West Hollywood before heading back to the airport for your overnight flight to Rarotonga.
Included: International flights
Day 4: Arrive in Rarotonga
On arrival in Rarotonga, you’ll be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. The stunning Little Polynesian Resort is perfect for those looking for understated luxury in a beautiful, romantic setting. Tucked away on the southern tip of Rarotonga, this is a serene sanctuary that combines sophisticated elegance with a laid back atmosphere and local character. The Little Polynesian is built in a traditional Polynesian style and boasts one of the best beachfront locations in the Cook Islands, with views over an impossibly turquoise lagoon that's perfect for swimming, snorkelling or kayaking.
Included: Breakfast, transfers, Little Polynesian
Day 5: Rarotonga
Today we have included a private tour to bring you the best of Rarotonga. Well known for its lush tropical surroundings, great beaches and pristine lagoons, Rarotonga is a packed with natural beauty. Over 3 hours, you’ll learn about the history of the Cooks at the Te Ara Museum, visit Black Rock - a volcanic boulder on the edge of the lagoon - and stop at some of the best snorkelling spots around Rarotonga. You’ll pass through rich plantations of citrus fruits, bananas and papaya and spend some time at the Maire Nui Tropical Gardens, with lush lily ponds, magnificent mountain views and an abundance of local flora.
Included: Breakfast, private day tour, Little Polynesian
Day 6: Fly to Aitutaki
This morning, you will be collected from your hotel and taken by shared transfer back to the airport to connect with your domestic flight to Aitutaki. Just 45 minutes later, you will arrive on this picturesque island where you will be greeted and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Included: Breakfast, internal flights, transfers, Pacific Island Resort Aitutaki
Days 7 - 9: Your wedding on One Foot Island in Aitutaki
Say your vows on secluded One Foot Island, set in the middle of a clear turquoise lagoon. This tiny islet is ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and you’ll soon understand why. We’ll take all the stress out of planning your wedding, doing everything for you behind the scenes. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your wedding holiday in a tropical paradise!
On the Big Day, you’ll be transferred from Aitutaki by boat to your simple, intimate wedding ceremony on One Foot Island. A tropical wedding bouquet and traditional island string band is included, along with a chilled bottle of wine to kick off your life as a married couple.
After your wedding, you can spend the rest of your time relaxing at the luxury hotel.
Included: Breakfast, One Foot Island wedding package, Pacific Island Resort Aitutaki
Day 10: Fly to New Zealand
After breakfast, you’ll leave paradise behind and fly to New Zealand for a road trip. On arrival into Auckland collect your rental vehicle and head to your accommodation to check in for a one night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.
Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flights, 4* hotel
Day 11: Auckland to Hokianga
After breakfast, depart Auckland and make your way north via the Waipoua Forest to the Hokianga Harbour. Located at the mouth of the harbour Omapere and its twin settlement Opononi offer steep farmland and bush whereas the northern shore has great drifts of golden sand dunes to explore. Use the rest of the day to explore the area.
Included: Breakfast, car hire, 4* hotel
Day 12: Hokianga to Russell
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head north to Russell today. Travel via Ahipara, Cape Reinga and Doubtless Bay and make a full days adventure out of your journey, travelling back down the east coast to the historic town of Russell.
Russell was the country's first seaport, it's first European settlement and New Zealand's first capital. These days the town is a great place to base yourself to explore the Bay of Islands, with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes Russell is a popular spot for visitors to the north of New Zealand.
Included: Breakfast, car hire, 4* hotel
Day 13: Russell to Whangarei
Before leaving Russell today you will join a ‘Hole in the Rock’ Dolphin cruise, pass Cape Brett Lighthouse spotting whales and dolphins as you go, before reaching the Hole in the Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates the small space and you can admire the rock walls soaring above. On your way back stop at Urupukapuka Island before reaching the wharf at 1pm.
Head off this afternoon to Whangarei – make sure you stop at Kawakawa to view the remarkable public toilets by the late Austrian artist and architect (and resident) Frederick Hundertwasser.
Included: Breakfast, car hire, cruise, 4* hotel
Day 14: Whangarei to Auckland
Enjoy a wander quayside and explore the local farmers' markets before heading back towards Auckland via Goat Island Marine Reserve. Swim, snorkel, dive or even take a glass-bottomed boat to discover the abundant marine life just off the beach. Picnic at a beautiful spot at the end of the coastal walk before heading back to Auckland where your Northland adventure comes to a close and you drop your car hire off at the airport, ready for a late overnight flight to Singapore.
Included: Breakfast, car hire, international flights
Day 15: Arrive Singapore
On arrival in Singapore, you’ll be taken straight to your hotel for two nights. You’ll be staying at the Marina Bay Sands, with spectacular views over the city from the infinity pool on the roof.
Included: Transfers, 5* hotel
Day 16: Singapore
Spend the day exploring this island city – strolling along the harbourfront, enjoying the lush Botanical Gardens and shopping in the designer boutiques of Orchard Road. We’ve included a short walking tour which will give you some insight into Singapore’s heritage – you’ll walk along the river to see a local fishing village and learn about the colonial buildings and bridges before having afternoon tea at the grand Fullerton Hotel.
Singapore is melting pot of culture and the best place to experience this is in its food – try dumplings from the hawker stalls of Chinatown, spicy curries in Little India or nutty satay in the Malay District. As the sun sets, make sure you take a walk-through Gardens by the Bay; the enormous illuminated “trees” are a spectacular sight at night.
Included: 5* hotel
Day 17: Depart Singapore
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and taken to the airport, ready for your final flight home.
Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flights
Day 18: Arrive UK