Auckland City Stay

Explore on land Down Under. Spend three glorious days and nights in Auckland before your ship even sets sail. Add a Celebrity City Stay to your cruise. The 3 Day All-Inclusive Auckland Tours package indulges you with accommodations we've chosen (so you know they're luxurious) and with tours guided by experts (so you know you'll see the must-sees and do the must-dos). Start your vacation early by adding an Auckland City Tour to your Celebrity cruise. Visit the iconic Sky Tower for a panoramic view of Auckland on its stunning observation deck. Savor local specialties like roast lamb, authentic Polynesian Maori hangi, fish and chips, and green-lipped mussels. Head toward Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World Antarctic Encounter where you’ll see more than 80 species of exotic animals in over 30 live exhibits—including New Zealand's only colony of Antarctic penguins. Sip, savor, and swirl wines on half-day guided tour of the Soljans Estate and Nobilo Winery in the renowned Kumeu wine region. Immerse yourself in one of the world's top cities before you start your modern luxury cruise with a City Tour Auckland.

Day 1

Morning

You've arrived. We'll meet you at the airport and whisk you off to the Hilton Auckland—your waterfront oasis for the next three days.

Afternoon

Kick off your vacation your way. Explore the city. Unwind with a cocktail on your hotel's pool deck. Or catch some Z's. Your Celebrity Cruises Hospitality Desk is available for recommendations, tours, and reservations.

Evening

Auckland is home to several thriving nightlife districts. Ponsonby, CBD, and Britomart each have their own unique flavor. Visit the iconic Sky Tower for a panoramic view of Auckland on its stunning observation deck and check out the 100 table games at their 24-hour casino. Treat your palate to a tantalizing taste of local cuisine. From eclectic fusion restaurants to traditional (and delicious) dishes, Auckland's culinary options are endless. Savor specialties like roast lamb, authentic Polynesian Maori hangi, fish and chips, and green-lipped mussels.

Day 2

Morning

After complimentary breakfast, set off on an all-day guided tour. Starting along Auckland's shimmering waterfront, you'll pass the volcanic island Rangitoto. Then head toward Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World Antarctic Encounter. See more than 80 species of exotic animals in over 30 live exhibits—including New Zealand's only colony of Antarctic penguins.

Afternoon

Your tour continues to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Absorb Auckland's rich history with their exhibits of Maori and Pacific Island artifacts. Explore over 1.5 million specimens of New Zealand's flora and fauna. Visit the lush gardens and manicured lawns of Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park. Your tour ends with a stop at the serene Winter Gardens. Charming courtyard and Victorian glass-enclosed conservatories feature award-winning ferns and lily ponds.

Evening

If you're ready for an evening on the town, the Celebrity Cruises Hospitality Desk can help you plan the perfect night. Longing for low-key? There's no need to go far—you can end your night with dinner under the Auckland stars at the Hilton's FISH restaurant.

Day 3

Morning

After breakfast at the hotel, the morning is yours. Take a dip in your hotel's heated pool. Lounge on the sun deck. Or explore the city. For recommendations on the best local lunch spots and must-see attractions, stop by the hotel's Celebrity Cruises Hospitality Desk.

Afternoon

White or red? Pinot or cab? The Kumeu wine region's unique terrain and maritime climate allow for a diverse blend of award-winning vintages. And you'll get to sip, savor, and swirl them all on half-day guided tour of the Soljans Estate and Nobilo Winery. Afterwards, continue westward into the Waitakere Ranges and end your tour with a visit to Otakamiro Point's picturesque Takapu Refuge Gannet Colony.

Evening

You'll return to your hotel along a scenic drive through Auckland's North Shore and over the Auckland Harbor Bridge. We've left the rest of your last night in the city up to you, so you're free to end your Auckland experience your way.

What's Included in a City Stay

  • Three nights in a magnificent four-star, luxury hotel, including breakfasts, and a full-day, fully-guided City Highlights Tour, including lunch
  • Half day, fully-guided Evening City Tour, including a memorable farewell dinner on Day 3
  • A Celebrity Cruises Hospitality Desk in your hotel to answer any questions you may have or make additional reservations
  • All transfers

How to book

  • First, book your cruise (or Sign In)
  • Then, simply add your City Stay package when you manage your reservation
  • Or Call us at 1-888-751-7804, or contact your travel agent

 

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