I took a 15-day tour, “New Zealand Experience,” with AAT Kings Tours/USA (Anaheim, CA; 866/240-1659). It started on Oct. 8, 2012, and was a wonderful trip, with excellent guides and excellent hotels.
I bought this tour through Travel Downunder (Bellevue, WA; 866/258-1629), which also arranged my flights. The owner, Wendy A. Schatz, was prompt with her emails and very helpful.
Including 12 dinners, a lunch or two and all breakfasts, the tour cost $4,710. Airfare from New York City was $1,986, and insurance added $414. AAT Kings offers roommate matching; if they don’t have a... CONTINUE READING »