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Journeys : April May 2009
Otago Peninsula A grand journey Y ou’ll take a step back in time when you visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Overlooking the breathtaking Otago Peninsula, the castle and the wider region are spectacular. A guided tour leads you through the castle showing the ornate rooms and sharing the exciting, tragic and sometimes scandalous history. The castle grounds are simply magnificent. Pathways lead you around the wonderful gardens featuring splendid vistas, plantings and castle outbuildings. The castle was built in 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took 200 workmen three years to build the shell of You can also take the opportunity to experience life at the castle by dining in the 3000 square foot ballroom, a very special experience. Larnach Castle the building and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which featured the finest materials from around the world. However, his private life caused him to tragically commit suicide in the New Zealand Parliament building in 1898 and the castle has since passed through various owners and states of disrepair. Today Larnach Castle is still privately owned and cared for by the Barker family who have lovingly restored the property since they bought the very run-down estate in 1967. An introductory presentation shows guests some of the challenges the young family faced during their first years at the castle. NewZealand Grand Pacific Tours in conjunction with RACT Travelworld offer fully inclusive tours that represent unbeatable value. Enjoy a truly memorable experience based on our excellent reputation as a New Zealand touring specialist. Compare the benefits! Return airfare included • Meet and greet on arrival in New Zealand with return airport transfers • Five star coaches with professional Coach Captains • Quality & Deluxe accommodation • More two night stays than any other New Zealand tours • Inclusive of most meals • Exclusive final night dinner with entertainment • Specialty meals included on all tours • Inclusive of prepaid sightseeing • Top deck on Milford Sound Cruise for ultimate viewing • Twin share rate available for singles who are willing to share • Professional Optional Tours program • Full documentation pack 17 DAY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR Departure date: 4 February 2010 Quality touring at an affordable price. Excellent coverage of both the North & South Islands. pp twin share $910 single supplement $3899* 20 DAY RAIL/COACH HOLIDAY Departure date: 6 October 2009 & 19 March 2010 Fully escorted featuring 5 breathtaking rail journeys and an EXCLUSIVE overnight cruise. pp twin share $1250 single supplement $5199* BONUS OFFER! RACT Members receive one extra night accommodation pre tour including dinner and breakfast plus a New Zealand Eyewitness Travel Guide - FREE!** For more information & full colour brochure contact your local RACT Travelworld office: BURNIE ? ULVERSTONE DEVONPORT ? LAUNCESTON ? HOBART Collins St HOBART Murray St ? GLENORCHY ? ROSNY ? KINGSTON 1300 368 111 *Prices valid for travel ex HBT/LST and exclude airport taxes & levies (approx $315). Service fees imposed by the Travel Agent are in addition to the price quoted. **Bonus offer is included in the tours advertised above. One book per household only (RRP $45). No other special offers or discounts apply. Lic No: TAS025. 40 December 08 / January 09 April / May 09 For information on how you can explore New Zealand and visit Larnach Castle, contact RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. Fast facts What: Larnach Castle is included on the Grand Pacific Tours 17-day Highlights Tour and 20 Day Rail/Coach Holiday When: Highlights – 4 February 2010; Rail/Coach – 6 October 2009 and 19 March 2010 Special offer: All RACT members receive an extra night in New Zealand including dinner and breakfast plus a New Zealand Eyewitness Travel Guide (RRP $45) free LUXURY COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALISTS
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