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New Zealand January 2011
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Hi
can you please tell me how many people have booked this trip. Also can I pre book any trips before I go. How much currency do you think we need for the two night stay over in Hong Kong? Thanks
Rosemary
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Hi Rosemary
So far 34 people have booked this holiday. It isn't possible to pre-book excursions for this trip so I have copied in the details of last year's optional excursions below, to help you budget how much you will need.
Hong Kong is one of my favourite places in the world but it is very wealthy and can be quite expensive, so I would allow at least £35 per day here, as you will need to buy lunch and dinner. If you want to keep it cheap, it's easy to buy some very tasty noodle dishes for a few pounds, while at the other end of the scale, Hong Kong also has some of the best restaurants in Asia. So it's really up to you how much you spend.
If you want to do some inexpensive sightseeing, I would suggest a trip on the Star Ferry, a visit to the lively Kowloon markets and a ride on the funicular railway up to Victoria Peak for an amazing view of the city. It's cheap and easy to get around on the very modern underground trains.
Kind regards,
Olly, your editor



Optional Excursions (note, prices are for 2010)

In addition to the excursions already included in your holiday price we are pleased to offer the following optional excursions during your stay. These have been carefully planned to give you the opportunity to enjoy further sights and experiences to make your holiday even more memorable. Your Tour Manager will be happy to provide you with any additional information you may require.

Reservations for these excursions will be accepted by your Tour Manager and payment should be made in the appropriate currency. We regret we are unable to accept payment by credit card, unless otherwise stated. Please note these tours will operate subject to minimum numbers and all prices quoted are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Rotorua

Agrodome & Rainbow Springs
Visit the Agrodome to see the displays of working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and other rural pursuits, followed by a trip to Rainbow Springs to see the giant trout and the rare, flightless Kiwi bird. Price: NZ$55.00

Mount Tarawera Volcano
Scenic flights available over volcanic Mount Tarawera, which last erupted in 1886. Price From: NZ$195.00

South Island

Mount Cook
A spectacular flight in a small plane over the breathtaking scenery of Mount Cook. Price: NZ$340.00

Fox Glacier
A fantastic helicopter flight over Fox and Franz Glacier including a landing on the ice. Price: NZ$270.00

Walter Peak Heritage Tour
A return scenic cruise Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. During the cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak, enjoy a tour of the ship with an historian. On disembarking at Walter Peak, you are warmly welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice and taken on a guided tour through the beautiful lakeside gardens. You are then taken into the charming Colonel’s Homestead for a hosted tasting of special Central Otago wines with a cheese and/or antipasta platter entrée. A short presentation of the heritage and history of the Walter Peak area is followed by a shortened farm tour before returning on board the TSS Earnslaw. Guests will enjoy the traditional TSS Earnslaw's sing-along around the piano on the return journey to Queenstown. Price: NZ$70.00
NB: This tour operates between October and mid April.

Dart River Safari
A cruise on the Dart River to view the wildlife. Price: NZ$199.00

Shotover Jetboat Ride
A one-hour trip which includes a jet boat ride along the Shotover River Canyon. Price: NZ$109.00

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