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DC-3 ‘Marlborough & Nelson Lakes’ Tour (5-Days)

Wednesday 10 November 2021

(Returns Sunday 14 November 2021 
Starts and ends in Auckland.


TOUR PRICES

NZ $3,950 per person share twin/double

 

NZ $4,380 for guaranteed single room

 

A NOSTALGIC AIR TOUR ADVENTURE!

The perfect combination! Classic, 'low and slow' DC-3 flying fun plus excellent wine and foodie experiences, natural wonders, heritage transport visits, a cruise and much more too. This nostalgic DC-3 tour offers you exceptional aviation experiences with beautiful scenic gems and fascinating 'yesteryear' visits. Expect a relaxed visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre plus wine tasting, a Pelorus Sound cruise, Nelson Lakes day trip (with picnic lunch), nostalgic car and pleasure boat museum visits and a few more treats we'll squeeze in too! Fully hosted and inclusive with quality hotels plus breakfast and dinner daily and several lunches. You’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director and your DC-3 crew includes two professional pilots and a flight attendant (or two). Relax with two great 2-night stopovers – in Blenheim and Nelson. With only 20 guests at most, this really is sociable, small group touring at its very best…See NZ without the crowds – you know there’ll never be a better opportunity than this! 


  


YOUR DC3 AIR TOUR AIRCRAFT – ‘ZK-DAK’

The DC-3 airliner revolutionised air travel with an innovative design featuring the very best performance elements of the period. It’s enduring character and robust reputation was established in wartime and sealed in faithful airline service. Today, the DC-3’s gracious charm, sedate speed and lower altitude cruising make it ideal for scenic flightseeing and comfortable air touring.

Your extensively restored Air Tour DC-3, meticulously maintained and operated by Fly DC-3 NZ, is one of only a few in the world with a full, current ‘Airline Operating Certificate’ (AOC). ‘ZK-DAK’ operates on sightseeing flights, special interest and corporate flights and in regular air show displays. Her elegant style and distinctive radial engines draw admiration wherever she goes. Built in 1944 as a C-47B by the Douglas Aircraft Company (in Oklahoma City) her initial service was in the continental USA. Converted to a C-47D in 1946, she served in Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, New Guinea and Australia. In 1987 she was purchased by a group of NZ pilots and Warbird members and brought here for an extensive rebuild. Inside ZK-DAK today you will find a pleasant, commercially styled cabin with two seats either side of the single aisle. The seats are from a Boeing 767, with standard airline seat belts. Generous square windows offer pleasant outside viewing and photo opportunities.

 
 
 
 
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Highlights and Inclusions
•    Two DC-3 long flight sectors - Ardmore to Nelson and return
•    Signature champagne cabin service during DC-3 flights 
•    Your own in-flight DC-3 cockpit visit (just like the old days) 
•    Western North Island, Nelson and Marlborough from above
•    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
•    Cloudy Bay Vineyard and wine tasting
•    Chocolate and craft beer tasting
•    Green Shell Mussel (and wine) cruise
•    Nelson Classic Car Museum
•    Nelson Lakes and St Arnaud alpine village
•    NZ Antique and Classic Boat Museum 
•    Two 2-night stopovers (Blenheim and Nelson)
•    Quality hotels
•    Meals every day: Full breakfast (4), Dinner (4), Lunch (2)
•    Luxury coach sightseeing and transfers
•    Transfers to and from Ardmore Airport (Auckland area only)
•    Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
Inclusions

Meals

11 Meals:
4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
 

Accommodation

4 Nights:
Two 2-night stopovers 
4-star+ Hotels
 

Transport

Douglas DC-3 Airliner (restored, certified and sound proofed)
Luxury coach 
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Wine tasting at a significant local vineyard
Chocolate and craft beer tasting
Greenshell Mussel and wine cruise 
Nelson Classic Car Museum
Nelson Lakes & St Arnaud alpine village
NZ Antique and Classic Boat Museum
and much more...
Itinerary
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Day 1
DC3 Flight AUCKLAND to NELSON. Coach NELSON to BLENHEIM
Day 2
BLENHEIM VISITS and OMAKA AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE
Day 3
Coach PICTON to NELSON (and CRUISE)
Day 4
Coach NELSON LAKES DAY TRIP
Day 5
DC3 Flight NELSON to AUCKLAND
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