Overnight Accommodations

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    Nights  1-2

    Hilton Auckland

    Auckland, New Zealand

    You may not recognize this ship-shaped hotel as a Hilton for it is unlike any other in the world. Designed with its harbour-front location in mind, this boutique-style hotel is docked at the end of Princes Wharf in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour close to the city’s finest restaurants. Your accommodations here reflect a nautical ambiance in comfort and style, with bathrooms that indulge and water views that inspire. Amenities are many and include a fully equipped fitness center with floor-to-ceiling-windows to let in the scenic sights, an outdoor heated lap pool overlooking the ocean, and an underwater viewing window that lets you enjoy an array of water wonders from the outside in. Seafood specialties and more view entice at an on-site restaurant and the Bellini Bar invites you to end your day with creative cocktails and fine wines. 

    Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

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    Nights  3-11

    Le Lapérouse

    Cruising coastal waters

    Sophisticated styling, innovative “green” technology, and welcoming, attentive service are all hallmarks of Le Lapérouse, Ponant's brand-new limited-capacity yacht (boasting 92 staterooms and suites) debuting for Tauck in 2018. Like the award-winning Le Boréal and her sister ships, Le Lapérouse is a luxe mega-yacht featuring six passenger decks, a choice of two dining venues and all-included bar and restaurant beverages throughout the day aboard ship, including house wines and spirits. Her environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside offer the perfect atmosphere for a truly unique cruising experience. Le Lapérouse's facilities and observation areas make your time at sea a pleasure; they include two restaurants and several lounges with access to the open decks and evening entertainment. A state-of-the-art theatre provides an intimate space for lectures and entertainment, while a spa and fitness center provide for travel with ease. 92 staterooms (204 to 296 sq. ft.) and suites (296 to 484 sq. ft.) have sea views; most have private balconies. Decorated by French designers, staterooms offer individually controlled air conditioning and two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Amenities include video on demand, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe, hair dryer, iPod Dock and minibar. As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that Tauck Small Ship Cruising guests have come to expect – a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

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    Nights  12-13

    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

    Queenstown, New Zealand

    Situated in the heart of bustling Kawarau Village, the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa boasts a unique position on the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu. The hotel is set amidst a majestic mountain backdrop and provides the perfect base from which to explore the area's natural attractions as well as the town's restaurants, laid-back cafes, and lively bars. Spacious guest rooms feature stylish alpine decor with beautiful chocolate-hued timber and earthy tones, and offer views of the courtyard, mountains or lake; unwind in the elegant bathroom or curl up by the gas fireplace. All guest rooms are equipped with 32-inch LCD TVs, work desks and oversize bathrooms with separate shower and tub. Work out in the fitness center, rejuvenate in the eforea:spa, or simply relax by the lounge fireplace and admire stunning lakeside views. Dine on New Zealand flavors and sip a glass of wine from the vast wine cellar at the Wakatipu Grill, the hotel's signature restaurant offering an open kitchen, rotisserie, and two circular slate fireplaces. Enjoy a gourmet pizza on the sunny deck at Stacks Pub, or a perfect espresso at The Lake Counter Café.

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    Nights  14-15

    Sofitel Melbourne on Collins or Park Hyatt Melbourne

    Melbourne, Australia

    Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
    Location, location, location is not the only reason Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is one of the city’s most coveted address, although its perch at the “Paris” end of prestigious tree-lined Collins Street is pretty impressive. But so is everything else about this elegantly restored French-refined hotel. Steeped in “joie de vivre,” the hotel boasts American Oak furnishings, mirrored screens and handcrafted Italian chandeliers in its graceful interior. Evolving into a “living art gallery born over 13 years,” the Sofitel takes special pride in its revolving fine art treasures and hosts 16 major art exhibitions at the hotel annually. Guests can enjoy more artistic gems, of the cocktail and culinary kind as well, in the gallery style Sofi’s Lounge and the private dining room in No. 35. At the end of the day, retire to your guest room, classically dressed in sophisticated elegance with fine fabrics, mood lighting, black out shutters and a Sofitel MyBed for a restful sleep. With all the attention to detail and comfort you’ll find here, you won’t be surprised to learn that your marble bathroom was designed to soothe away the worries of the day too, with low-level lighting and French toiletries as part of the pampering!

    Park Hyatt Melbourne
    A cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture, the 5-star Park Hyatt Melbourne offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the city, overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens, and only a four-minute walk from the upscale shops of Collins Street. Amenities include an indoor pool, full-service spa, sauna, gym, tennis court, free wifi, and private sun decks.  The hotel has an award-winning restaurant and bar; High Tea or light lunch is served in The Lounge or Garden.

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    Nights  16-17

    Hilton Cairns or Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

    Cairns, Australia

    Hilton Cairns
    The Hilton Cairns overlooks Trinity Inlet in the city center, surrounded by lush greenery, in walking distance of restaurants and the city's main shopping district. The hotel features a 50-meter lagoon-style swimming pool; amenities include a full-feature spa, 24-hour fitness center and spa tub, and two restaurants, one for al fresco dining on a terrace with views of the city. The tropical Gin Social bar, overlooking the water, offers the best gins from around the world.

    Shangri-La Cairns
    The dictionary defines Shangri-La as a hideaway of idyllic beauty and tranquility, which is exactly what you’ll experience at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns. Cairns itself is a tropical treasure and the perfect gateway for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest in North Queensland. Here you’ll be privy to views and attractions that make this hotel one of the best in the city. Guestrooms look out over Trinity Bay, Marlin Marina, the rainforest gardens or the hotel’s beautiful swimming pool as they pamper with in-room amenities that make your stay comfortable in every way. On-site restaurants cater with modern Australia fare in North Food and Wine, tapas and cocktails in Bá8 Lounge Bar and light snacks and beverages at the pool bar. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the fully equipped health club and sauna and everyone will enjoy the ambiance and convenience of this ideally located, ultimately restorative Shangri la!

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    Nights  18-19

    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney or InterContinental Sydney

    Sydney, Australia

    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
    One of the most famous sights in the world greets you as you awake from the soothing comforts of your luxurious bed at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney – the stunning Sydney Opera House glows a pearlescent white against the blue of the sky and the sea, while the Harbour Bridge stands majestically for all to see. All of the hotel’s spacious guest rooms enjoy harbor views, are exquisitely appointed with contemporary furnishings, and feature triple-glazed soundproof windows, plush duvets and signature bed linens. Amenities include marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower, plush Shangri-La towels and bathrobes; flatscreen TV; satellite television and radio; full-size executive writing desk; international direct dial telephone with dual lines and voice mail; and electronic safe. Relish the warm ambience and choice cuisines at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Café Mix, and savor Australia's finest food with outstanding harbor views at Altitude Restaurant. For cocktails and such, there’s the popular Lobby Lounge and the hotel’s New-York-inspired  haunt, Blu Bar on 36.

    InterContinental Sydney
    The sophisticated readers of both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure consider the InterContinental Sydney one of the world’s best hotels. Housed within the façade of the 19th-century former Treasury Building, the hotel artfully combines contemporary style and 19th-century architecture with sweeping views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Pacific Ocean from many of its public rooms; many of the city’s premier attractions are just steps away. Get comfy on the window seat in your spacious guest room and enjoy such valued amenities as a coffee/tea maker, minibar, bathrobes and a hairdryer, color TV with cable and satellite channels, in-room safe and iron and ironing board. The Health & Fitness Centre on level 31 is the place to head for a swim in the heated indoor swimming pool with a view of Sydney Harbour, and the latest cardiovascular equipment. Step back in time as you dine in a grand hotel dining room harkening back to yesteryear at the Café Opera. The soaring atrium and intimate ambiance of the Cortile Lounge are the perfect backdrop for morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea or a glass of wine.

  • Extend Your Trip:
    (subject to availability)

    Many Tauck travelers prefer arriving at their destination a day before their Tauck journey begins, or often extend a stay at the end of their trip. As a service, Tauck will make hotel reservations before and after your journey.

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    Arrive Early

    Hilton Auckland - Auckland, New Zealand

    You may not recognize this ship-shaped hotel as a Hilton for it is unlike any other in the world. Designed with its harbour-front location in mind, this boutique-style hotel is docked at the end of Princes Wharf in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour close to the city’s finest restaurants. Your accommodations here reflect a nautical ambiance in comfort and style, with bathrooms that indulge and water views that inspire. Amenities are many and include a fully equipped fitness center with floor-to-ceiling-windows to let in the scenic sights, an outdoor heated lap pool overlooking the ocean, and an underwater viewing window that lets you enjoy an array of water wonders from the outside in. Seafood specialties and more view entice at an on-site restaurant and the Bellini Bar invites you to end your day with creative cocktails and fine wines. 


    2019 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    February 9 - March 24 $501 $481 $573
    April 7 - April 11 $435 $414 $506

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    Stay Later

    InterContinental Sydney - Sydney, Australia

    The sophisticated readers of both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure consider the InterContinental Sydney one of the world’s best hotels. Housed within the façade of the 19th-century former Treasury Building, the hotel artfully combines contemporary style and 19th-century architecture with sweeping views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Pacific Ocean from many of its public rooms; many of the city’s premier attractions are just steps away. Get comfy on the window seat in your spacious guest room and enjoy such valued amenities as a coffee/tea maker, minibar, bathrobes and a hairdryer, color TV with cable and satellite channels, in-room safe and iron and ironing board. The Health & Fitness Centre on level 31 is the place to head for a swim in the heated indoor swimming pool with a view of Sydney Harbour, and the latest cardiovascular equipment. Step back in time as you dine in a grand hotel dining room harkening back to yesteryear at the Café Opera. The soaring atrium and intimate ambiance of the Cortile Lounge are the perfect backdrop for morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea or a glass of wine.


    2019 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    March 1 - March 31 $560 $546 $661
    April 1 - April 30 $537 $524 $639

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    Stay Later

    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney - Sydney, Australia

    One of the most famous sights in the world greets you as you awake from the soothing comforts of your luxurious bed at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney – the stunning Sydney Opera House glows a pearlescent white against the blue of the sky and the sea, while the Harbour Bridge stands majestically for all to see. All of the hotel’s spacious guest rooms enjoy harbor views, are exquisitely appointed with contemporary furnishings, and feature triple-glazed soundproof windows, plush duvets and signature bed linens. Amenities include marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower, plush Shangri-La towels and bathrobes; flatscreen TV; satellite television and radio; full-size executive writing desk; international direct dial telephone with dual lines and voice mail; and electronic safe. Relish the warm ambience and choice cuisines at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Café Mix, and savor Australia's finest food with outstanding harbor views at Altitude Restaurant. For cocktails and such, there’s the popular Lobby Lounge and the hotel’s New-York-inspired  haunt, Blu Bar on 36.


    2019 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    March 1 - March 31 $560 $546 $661
    April 1 - April 30 $537 $524 $639

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