Sponsored by Experience NEW ZEALAND October 11-22, 2014 Spac ed! e is limit Questions, Please Call KU Alumni Association at 800-584-2957 or email at [email protected] Dear Flying Jayhawks, “I have been all over the world and New Zealand is my favorite place to go if I had 7 to 10 days of vacation. The people are wonderful, the food is great, the wine is as clear and sparkling as the whole country. You must see one of the world’s greatest countries hosted by one of the best people I know -Tim Scott and company.” Tom Ward, b‘80 Life member KU Alumni Association There is no better way to experience the real New Zealand: snowy alpine peaks, lush rain forests, unique wildlife and unspoiled countryside. This is an exclusive departure for “Flying Jayhawks” hosted by a local guide. Travel with us visiting some exceptional locations and meeting some real “kiwi” icons. Both the South and North Island offer the opportunity to discover gourmet delights and experience the culture of this young country. Few travelers get to experience New Zealand as we have arranged and we look forward to seeing you on this unforgettable trip. Kevin J. Corbett President KU Alumni Association HIGHLIGHTS Wine tasting and cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Fixed wing return flight and scenic cruise in the Milford Sound. Private film screening in historic Arrowtown. TranzCoastal train journey from Blenheim to Christchurch, a beautiful scenic train journey. Jet boat the Dart River and guided forest walk. Visit to renowned sculpture park on Waiheke Island. Itinerary 11- 13 October 2014: US / Auckland, New Zealand / Blenheim Depart the US and fly across the international date line en route to New Zealand. Arrive in Auckland where you will be met by your host and board a domestic flight to Blenheim, located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. With over 70 wineries, a range of boutique breweries and even a world class distillery, add to this an incredible range of cafes and restaurants, Marlborough really is a “Gourmet Paradise”. On arrival in Blenheim transfer to our hotel for immediate check in. Following lunch, visit the WETA designed Knights of the Sky exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre which depicts human stories from the Great War, captivating scenes depict the aircraft in context, some recreating actual incidents. You don’t have to be an aviation buff to enjoy it! Welcome dinner in-house and tour briefing. Chateau Marlborough (B,L,D) Tuesday 14 October: Blenheim Today experience the three icons of this region – Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and Greenshell Mussels. This morning enjoy the fine wines on a tour of the area’s boutique and iconic wineries. Followed by an afternoon cruise of Marlborough Sounds, a stunning area with seemingly endless bays and coves to explore. Visit a Greenshell mussel farm and learn about the importance of this local export. While cruising sample salmon and mussels matched with local Sauvignon Blanc. Chateau Marlborough (B,L) Wednesday 15 October: Blenheim / Christchurch This morning enjoy a private farm tour seeing a sheep dog at work, sheep shearing demonstration and enjoy a hearty morning tea. This afternoon take a scenic train journey aboard the Coastal Pacific, travelling down the East Coast of the South Island, through Kaikoura to Christchurch. Known as ‘The Garden City’. Novotel Cathedral Square* (B,D) Thursday 16 October: Christchurch Today enjoy a private walking tour of the Botanic Gardens, a relaxing gondola ride on the Avon river and a leisurely private cycling tour. This is a great way to discover the ‘real’ Christchurch. Novotel Cathedral Square* (B,L,D) Friday 17 October: Christchurch / Queenstown Today take a scheduled flight to Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘Adventure Capital’. This afternoon visit the Kiwi Birdlife Park, devoted to helping conserve New Zealand’s native fauna through advocacy, captive breeding and rehabilitation. Millennium Hotel Queenstown (B,L,D) Later this afternoon we transfer to picturesque Arrowtown for a private movie screening of a NZ feature film before dinner at a local restaurant. Millennium Hotel Queenstown (B,L,D) Saturday 18 October: Queenstown / Milford Sound excursion No trip to NZ is complete without visiting Milford Sound, often described as the “eighth wonder of the world” and offering the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand. Fly from Queenstown experiencing panoramic views of the alpine scenery, lush rainforest and finally Milford Sound. Board a vessel to cruise the full length of the Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. There is plenty of time to view the waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. Your return flight lands you back in Queenstown in time for an afternoon at leisure. Make sure you have your camera handy, as these are sights you will want to show all your friends! Millennium Hotel Queenstown (B,L) Monday 20 October: Queenstown / Auckland Depart Queenstown on a scheduled flight to Auckland, ‘the City of Sails’. Depart on a guided heritage walk around Auckland central city and waterfront to discover its unique history, heritage and architecture. Stamford Plaza (B,L) Sunday 19 October: Queenstown Today enjoy an exhilarating wilderness jet boat ride, guided forest walk and back country 4WD safari into Lord of the Ring country. This diverse adventure explores spectacular World Heritage wilderness within Mt Aspiring National Park. Tuesday 21 October: Auckland We cruise across the harbor this morning to Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Here we take a guided tour of Waiheke’s unique sculpture park that unites art and nature. Following lunch at a boutique vineyard, visit and tour a local artisan winery. Tonight celebrate our adventure at a farewell dinner. Stamford Plaza (B,L,D) Wednesday 22 October: Auckland / Depart New Zealand Your New Zealand journey reluctantly concludes as you board your international flights home. (B) *subject to change B,L,D: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Pre-Tour Itinerary 7 - 9 October 2014: Depart US for Rotorua, New Zealand Depart the US for Rotorua and fly across the international date line en route to New Zealand. Arrive in Rotorua and transfer to your hotel. Friday 10 October: Rotorua Take a guided tour of Te Puia, NZ Maori Art & Crafts Institute and a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers. Our local Maori host will lead us on a guided tour of Ohinemutu, the region’s original tribe settlement. Visit the Marae (Maori meeting house) and learn of its significance within the local Maori tribe. See bubbling mud, geysers and steam rising from the sidewalks, and sample some kai (food), cooked naturally in a private thermal hot pool. The Millennium (B, L) Saturday 11 October: Rotorua / Wellington This morning transfer to the Rotorua airport and board a flight to the nation’s capital city, Wellington. Visit “The Beehive” Parliament Building to learn about New Zealand government and the innovative technology used to “quake proof” the city’s historic buildings. Then continue to meet with your host for an informed guided tour of the Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand. Following your tour, stay and explore the museum further at your leisure, or return to your hotel. Amora Hotel (B) Sunday 12 October: Wellington This morning your guide will introduce you to the capital’s café and culinary culture. Visit a boutique coffee roaster, a stylish café, renowned specialist fresh produce and gourmet food stores, and a unique contemporary chocolatier, completing your tour with lunch and a glass of wine. This afternoon is at leisure. There is much to explore in Wellington. Amora Hotel (B,L) Monday 13 October: Wellington / Blenheim This morning transfer to the Wellington airport for your domestic flight to Blenheim to join the main program for your New Zealand Experience. (B) NEW ZEALAND Auckland Rotorua NORTH ISLAND Tasman sea Blenheim Wellington Christchurch Pacific ocean Milford Sound Queenstown SOUTH ISLAND Pre-tour Experience New Zealand Information Dates October 11 – October 22, 2014 (12 days) Cost $7,495.00 per person, double occupancy $9,270.00 per person, single occupancy Included New Zealand Domestic airfare • 9 night’s accommodation • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners • Welcome and farewell dinners • Coffee, tea, water, juice & soft drinks with all meals • House wine or beer with dinner • Group transfer on arrival in Blenheim & departure in Auckland • Group activities as per the itinerary: Private tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim; Private morning wine tour, Blenheim; Afternoon mussel cruise, ex Blenheim; Private farm tour, Blenheim; Private Botanic Gardens walking tour, Christchurch; Small Group punting, Christchurch; Private guided bike tour, Christchurch; Small group tour of Kiwi Birdlife Park and conservation show, Queenstown; light aircraft return flight to Milford Sound, ex Queenstown; Cruise in Milford Sound, ex Queenstown; Private cinema screening, ex Queenstown; Small group jet boating, guided hike and 4WD excursion, ex Queenstown; Private gourmet walking tour, Auckland; Private wine & art tour Waiheke Island, ex Auckland. • Land transfers as per the itinerary • Services of a professional UPJ tour manager to assist you throughout the program. Not included International and U.S. domestic airfares, air ticket taxes and departure taxes • Passport and visa fees • Immunization costs • Trip-cancellation/ interruption and baggage insurance • Medical Insurance • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, excess baggage charges, telephone calls, emails etc • Personal luggage, cancellation or accident insurance • Meals and beverages other than those specified as included • Mini bar and room service. Cancellation and refund Deposit of US$500.00 per person is non-refundable. • Final payment, less the deposit, is fully refundable until 90 days prior to departure. Air Arrangements New Zealand domestic flights are included in the cost of the program. What to Expect We consider this expedition to be a moderately active program. Participants need to be physically fit, active and in good health. There are early morning departures as well as various combinations of morning, afternoon and evening activities. Pre Tour and Post Tour Travel Arrangements If you are planning on arriving early or staying on after your New Zealand Experience UPJ can help you with all your additional requirements throughout New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. Please contact us at [email protected] or +64 3 377 2948. Pre-tour Information Maori cultural experience and guided tour of Ohinemutu Village, Rotorua; Private guided tour of the Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington; Small group gourmet walking tour, Wellington. Tour of Parliament. • Transfers as per the itinerary Dates October 7 – October 13, 2014 (7 days) Cost US$2,495.00 per person, double occupancy US$3,190.00 per person, single occupancy Included 4 night’s accommodation • 4 breakfasts and 2 lunches • Activities as per the itinerary: Admission and private guided tour of Te Puia, Rotorua; Private Air Arrangements New Zealand domestic flights are included in the cost of the program. Experience Send To KU Alumni Association Flying Jayhawks Program 1266 Oread Ave Lawrence, KS 66045-3169 NEW ZEALAND Reservation Form Questions? 800-584-2957 or [email protected] All passengers must travel with a passport valid at least 6 months beyond their return date. Full name (as it appears on your passport) First Middle M F Birth Date (MM/DD/YY) Full name (as it appears on your passport) Last Preferred name on name badge Citizenship Title FirstMiddleLast Title M F Birth Date (MM/DD/YY) Preferred name on name badge Citizenship Email Address Mailing Address CityState Home Phone Cell Phone DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT: a deposit of $500.00 per person is due with your reservation application. Full payment is required by 07/11/14 (100 days prior to departure). Reservations received after this date must be accompanied with full payment. Please reserve ____________ space(s). My/our deposit for $___________________ is listed on my credit card information below. Deposits and full payment must be made by credit card. I/We authorize Unparalleled Journeys Ltd to charge my/our deposit for $___________________ to: Visa Mastercard Card Security Exp. Number__________________________________________________________________________________________Code___________ Date___________ Name (as it appears on your credit card)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNBilling address HERE X _______________________________________________________________ same as above Billing address (if different from above)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURES REQUIRED BY EACH PERSON TRAVELING INCLUDING PARENT/GUARDIAN FOR MINOR CHILDREN: I/we have read, received a copy of, understand, and accept the terms and conditions stated in the Operator/Participant Agreement. SIGN HERE X _____________________________________________________________________________________ SIGN HERE X _____________________________________________________________________________________ Making a deposit or acceptance or use of any vouchers, tickets, goods, or services shall be deemed consent to and acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in the applicable Operator/Participant Agreement including limitations on responsibility and liability. Travel with Flying Jayhawks is a benefit of membership in the KU Alumni Association. If you are not a member, $55 annual membership fee will be charged to your credit card. Terms & Conditions Travel with the Flying Jayhawks is a benefit of membership in the KU Alumni Association. If you are not a member, a $55 annual membership fee will be charged to your credit card. TRAVEL INSURANCE We strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance information will be sent to you by the KU Alumni Association with your confirmation letter. OPERATOR/PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT Unparalleled Journeys, Ltd. (hereinafter UPJ), of Christchurch, New Zealand, in return for full payment by you of the amount specified, is responsible to arrange for the transportation, accommodations and other services specified as included in this brochure as and to the extent you have selected them, and subject to the following terms and conditions. Unless expressly specified as included by this brochure, services, taxes and fees are not included. RESPONSIBILITY: UPJ is responsible to you for arranging all included transportation, accommodations and other services. However, in the absence of negligence on its part, UPJ and the sponsoring association are not responsible for personal injury, property damage, or any other loss, claim or damage arising out of or related to goods or services offered or included. UPJ and the sponsoring association are not responsible for personal injury, property damage or any other loss, claim or damage related to or arising out of, in whole or in part, the acts or omissions of any direct air carrier, cruise line, hotel, ground operator, or other person not its direct employee or not under its exclusive control supplying any services or providing any goods offered or included. UPJ and the sponsoring association are not responsible for personal injury, property damage or any other loss, claim or damage arising out of, either in whole or in part, acts of God, weather, labor strife, government actions, mechanical breakdowns, war-like acts, terroristic activities or other causes reasonably beyond the respective control of UPJ and the sponsoring association. UPJ and the sponsoring association are not responsible for incidental or consequential losses or damages. Neither UPJ nor the sponsoring association are responsible for any penalty, loss or inconvenience resulting from air or land arrangements made independently by travelers, including non-refundable conditions, restricted travel or frequent flyer tickets. PAYMENT: A deposit in the amount shown on the reservation form and a signed agreement for each person is required to secure reservations. Final payment is due as shown on the reservation form. If the cruise or flight is fully booked, your payment will be returned or, with your authorization, your name placed on a waiting list. CONFIRMATION IS SUBJECT TO RECEIPT BY UPJ OF DEPOSIT AND A SIGNED AGREEMENT. PRICES: UPJ RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INCREASE PRICES IN THE EVENT OF ANY INCREASED SECURITY OR FUEL RELATED SURCHARGES, OR FARE INCREASES IMPOSED BY THE AIRLINE OR CRUISE LINE THAT MAY BE IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF TICKETING OR TRAVEL, FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC TAX INCREASES, OR ADVERSE CURRENCY EXCHANGE FLUCTUATIONS. UPJ RESERVES THE RIGHT, IF NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE, TO SUBSTITUTE HOTELS BUT IS NOT OBLIGED TO DO SO. The price is based on tariffs in effect for estimated 2014 prices as of Dec, 2013. Prices increase every year, and it is therefore possible that increases could occur after the printing of this brochure and in advance of your departure. BAGGAGE: UPJ CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LUGGAGE LOST OR DAMAGED. YOU SHOULD GIVE IMMEDIATE NOTICE OF ANY LOST OR DAMAGED LUGGAGE TO THE INVOLVED AIR CARRIER, HOTEL, CRUISE LINE AND TO YOUR OWN INSURANCE COMPANY. AIRCRAFT AND CRUISE LINE BOARDING: UPJ CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR AIRLINE OR CRUISE LINE DELAYS. Aircraft and cruise line boarding privileges are limited to persons whose full payment and signed agreement have been received by UPJ and whose names are on the manifest given to the carrier before departure. All persons must also present a passport with at least six months validity beyond their return date when boarding. Improper documentation, inadequate proof of identity, inadequate proof of age for children under 2, or any other reason may result in denial of boarding privileges. The air carrier and cruise line reserve the right to decline, accept or retain any person on the flight or cruise at any time within their sole discretion. If you are denied boarding privileges, you forfeit all monies paid and will be assessed any non-recoverable costs. VISAS: A visa may be required. Information regarding visa applications and fees will be provided after your reservation has been confirmed. AIR PROGRAM: Due to airline schedules beyond the control of UPJ, flight times to and from certain destinations may require that travelers purchase an overnight hotel stay, pre- or post-flight or en route. All charges related to hotel stays, including hotel fares and taxes, meals, transfers, phone charges and incidentals, will be at the travelers’ own expense. NOTICES: Any complaints or claims against UPJ must be made in writing and received by UPJ within 90 days after scheduled termination of the trip. Any action or suit against UPJ must be commenced within 1 (one) year after scheduled termination of the trip or be forever barred. The rights and remedies relating to cancellations and major changes prior to departure, made available under this agreement are in addition to any other rights or remedies available under applicable law. However, we offer any refunds under this agreement with the express understanding that the receipt of that refund by you waives all other remedies. While UPJ makes every effort to adhere to the specifics shown in this brochure, all information contained herein is subject to change. UPJ is not responsible or liable for typographical errors, omissions or misprints. INSURANCE: Travel insurance is available and can provide coverage for unforeseen circumstances that could disrupt your trip. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS ONLY: International travel involves stringent identification and documentation requirements. Be sure you are familiar with them sufficiently in advance and early in your planning. ADVISORY: When you are traveling outside of the United States, please be aware that significantly different health, safety and legal standards may prevail. You should plan and act accordingly and exercise good personal judgment for your own health and safety at all times when abroad. If you have special medical or physical requirements, you should investigate your destination(s) beforehand and ensure the care and conditions you need will be available. REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Upon receipt of written cancellation from you, the following cancellation fees will apply (indicated in days prior to initial flight departure). Program Cancellation Fees: deposit of $500.00 is non refundable. Full payment less the deposit is fully refundable until 90 days prior to departure. Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to UPJ in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 14 days after the cancellation. HEALTH: Any physical or mental condition requiring special medical attention or equipment must be disclosed in writing to UPJ at the time the participant makes a reservation. UPJ may reject the reservation of any person who, in the opinion of UPJ is unfit for travel or might be a danger to themselves or incompatible with others on the trip. Participants requiring special assistance, including without limitation those who permanently or periodically use a wheelchair, must be accompanied by someone who agrees to provide the required assistance. UPJ reserves the right to terminate the participation of any participant whose conduct or condition materially inconveniences other participants. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING MEDICAL EXCEPTIONS) TO THESE POLICIES. No refunds will be made for any portion of the arrangements we have made for you that are not actually utilized by you. There is no variance from these policies for the services we arrange as described in this brochure. KU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DISCLAIMER KU Alumni Association (“KUAA”) serves only to assist in making necessary arrangements for its participating members, and in no way represents, or acts as agent for transportation carriers, hotels, and other suppliers of services connected with this tour. Travel and services are subject to the terms and conditions under which such accommodations, services, and transportation are offered or provided. Each traveler, by participating in this Tour, agrees that KUAA and its respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns, shall have no responsibility or liability. Each traveler specifically agrees KUAA is not liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or other irregularity which may be caused by the defect of any vehicle or the negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out or performing any of the services involved. In addition, the traveler agrees KUAA is not responsible for losses or expenses due to sickness, weather, strike, hostilities, wars, natural disasters or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws of the country in which they are provided. KUAA also reserves the right to make changes in the published itineraries whenever, in its sole judgment, conditions so warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience or safety of the tour participants. They reserve the right to withdraw without penalty from any tour announced. KUAA also reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a participant in the tour and to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such an action is determined by the appropriate KUAA staff representative to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group, or of the individual participant. Participants are encouraged not to purchase airline tickets until after receiving a letter stating that they are confirmed on the tour. Neither the KUAA nor the tour operator shall be liable for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable domestic ticket to the tour departure cities and return. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owner at all times. The KUAA recommends that travelers strongly consider the purchase of trip cancellation/interruption insurance, baggage, medical expense, medical evacuation, accidental health coverage, and emergency assistance insurance. Also, travelers are advised to carefully read any exclusions, exemptions and/or limitations for acts of terrorism or tour operator insolvency as KUAA is not a guarantor or insurer against terrorism, bankruptcy or insolvency. While KUAA has exercised due diligence in selecting financially sound sellers of travel for the Flying Jayhawks program, each participating traveler agrees KUAA has no responsibility for any default occasioned by the tour operator offering this trip. Dates, schedules, program details, tour leadership, and costs, although given in good faith and based on information available upon publication of the brochure, are subject to change and revision.
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