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9 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour.

Take a journey with us on this 9-day tour as we step inside the captivating mix of inspiring historical homes, renowned gardens of national significance, to some hidden gems that you will never forget.

From romantic century old homesteads with wide verandahs dripping in white wisteria and old-fashioned roses, to the Victorian and Edwardian craftmanship of the much-loved estates, this tour unveils elegance and nostalgia of the bygone days.

We take you on an adventure through English inspired formal gardens, private gardens and even to a unique, seriously playful, and extraordinary wonderland known as the Giant’s House with its garden surprises hidden everywhere.

You don't have to be a gardener to appreciate a beautiful garden and the wonderful southern hospitality that this tour offers.

Departs 5 October 2022

from $4,850 per person twin share (single supplement available)


  • Sightseeing tour of Blenheim

  • Wither Hills Vineyards & Wine Tasting 

  • Upton Oaks A Garden of National Significance

  • Hortensia House Private Garden & Homestead

  • Welton House, A Garden of National Significance

  • Marlborough Lodge including a light lunch at the Harvest Restaurant

  • Woodend Gardens & Vineyard

  • Dinner at the award-winning Arbour Restaurant

  • Barewood Gardens 

  • Visit the sights of the ‘Garden City’ including the Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Visit to Akaroa on Banks Peninsula 

  • Frensham Gardens, Banks Peninsula

  • The Giant’s House with Artists Gardens 

  • Dinner on the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

  • Guided tour of Ohinetahi  Historic Homestead and Formal Gardens, Governers Bay

  • Akaunui Historic House and Gardens including lunch at the Akaunui Homestead

  • Trott’s Gardens, Ashburton

  • White Stone City of Oamaru

  • Blue Penguin Colony in the evening watching the Penguins Return from our premium viewing area
    Guided tour of Totara Farm Estate, with a  traditional morning tea

  • Guided tour at Larnach Castle Gardens

  • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, Otago Harbour

  • Sightseeing tour of Dunedin

  • Visit to “Toitu” The Otago Settlers Museum

  • Visit Dunedin Botanical Gardens

  • Guided tour of Olveston House

  • Fully hosted by a YOURTours host

  • Quality accommodation 

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated on our itinerary

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