New Zealand: All Blacks — RM9,915 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – AUCKLAND):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – Auckland (AKL)

 

Day 2 (AUCKLAND):
Try gown and suit (for next day’s pre-wedding photography)
Auckland Skyline
Rent a car at Auckland town

 

Day 3 (HOBBITON, MATAMATA):
Makeup
Photoshooting at Westheaven
Photoshooting at Hobbiton
Drive to Rotorua

 

Day 4 (ROTORUA):
Maori village, Lake Rotorua
Lunch – Kiwi Kai (Hangi, Rewena Bread, Fried Bread)
Drive back to Auckland
Return rented car

 

Day 5 (AUCKLAND – QUEENSTOWN):
Flight from Auckland (AKL) – Queenstown
Rent a car at Queenstown Airport
Dinner at Fregbaker

 

Day 6 (QUEENSTOWN):
Skydive
Glenorchy and Paradise

 

Day 7 (QUEENSTOWN):
Day trip to Arrowtown

 

Day 8 (LAKE TEKAPO):
Mount Cook
Lunch – Salmon
Lake Pukaki
Lake Tekapo
Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

 

Day 9 (MOUNT JOHN):
Mount John
Christchurch

 

Day 10 (CHRISTCHURCH – SINGAPORE):
Flight from Christchurch (CHC) – Singapore (SIN)

 

Destination: North island and South island, New Zealand

Travel dates: 1 July 2016 – 10 July 2016

Season: Winter

Weather:

  • North island 6 – 16 °C
  • South Island -2 – 6 °C

Total damage: RM9,915 per person, excluding RM577 souvenir shopping

 

RM RM RM SGD NZD
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight (SG-AKL/CHC-SG) 4,637 4,637 9,275 3,080 3,329
Flight (AKL-Queenstown) 315 315 631 210 208
Travel insurance 41 41 81 27 29
Phone simcard 43 43 87 29 29
Accomodation at Auckland 129 129 259 86 89
Accomodation at Rotorua 111 111 221 74 80
Accomodation at Auckland Airport 119 119 238 80 87
Accomodation at Queenstown 303 303 605 202 216
Accomodation at Lake Tekapo 146 146 291 100 109
Accomodation at Christchurch 123 123 246 85 91
Skydive 995 995 1,991 657 678
Skydive video+photography combo 923 923 1,845 615 598
Skybus from airport to Auckland city 54 54 108 36 36
Uber 8 8 16 5 5
Car rental 749 749 1,499 500 488
Parking 6 6 13 4 4
Petrol 428 428 856 285 285
F&B 784 784 1,569 523 524
9,915 9,915 19,829 6,598 6,886

 

Transportation:

  • Rent a car for 2 days in North Island
  • Rent a car for 5 days in South Island
  • Uber to car rental shop in Auckland city
  • Airbus from Auckland Airport to Auckland city

 

Accommodation:

  • Auckland – Haka Lodge Auckland, RM278.25 per night
  • Auckland – ibis Budget Auckland Airport, RM261.25 per night
  • Rotorua – Alpin Motel and Conference Centre, RM235.09 per night
  • Queenstown – Airbnb, RM224.00 per night
  • Lake Tekapo – Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers Hostel, RM279.00 per night
  • Christchurch – Sudima Christchurch Airport, RM289.50 per night

 

Driving distance:

  • Auckland – Hobbiton 238km
  • Hobbiton – Rotorua 84km
  • Rotorua – Auckland 238km
  • Queenstown – Glenorchy 46km
  • Glenorchy – Arrowtown 66km
  • Queenstown – Mount Cook 240km
  • Mount Cook – Lake Tekapo 83km
  • Lake Tekapo – Mount John 28km
  • Mount John – Christchurch 236km

 

Local taste

  • L&P Lemon
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pavlova cake
  • Cookie Time
  • Cadbury Chocolate Fish
  • Peanut Slab
  • Passcall Pineapple Lumps
  • Griffin’s Cookie Bear Shrewsbury
  • Tip Top Goody Goody Gum Drops ice-cream
  • Hokey Pokey ice-cream
  • Lamingtons
  • Afghans
  • Mince & Cheese Pie
  • ANZAC biscuits
  • Sausage sizzles
  • Steamed pudding (Maori)
  • Griffin’s Mallowpuffs
  • Griffin’s Squiggles
  • Griffin’s Tofeepops
  • Griffin’s Macaroons
  • Marmite + Chip sandwich
  • Maggi Onion Soup + Nestle reduced cream
  • Wattie Spaghetti in can
  • Happybee Manuka Honey
  • Tuatua
  • Bluff Oysters
  • New Zealand Mussels
  • Boil-up
  • Hāngi (Rototua)
  • Rewena bread (Rototua)
  • Fried bread (Rototua)

 

Highlights:

  • New Zealand is 3-4 hrs ahead of Malaysia, e.g. Malaysia 2:47PM New Zealand 6:47PM (18 Feb 2013 – 7 Apr 2012 3AM + 4 hrs) (7 Apr 2013 2AM – 29 Sep 2013 + 3 hrs)
  • SGD1.00 = MYR3.00
  • NZ$1 = MYR2.82

 

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Auckland Skyline
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Photoshooting at Westheaven
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Photoshooting at Hobbiton
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Maori village
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Lake Rotorua
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Cookie Bar at Queenstown
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Skydive
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Glenorchy
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Arrowtown
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Mount Cook
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Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
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Mount John
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Christchurch
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Christchurch

Italy, Switzerland & Paris: Keep calm and travel Europe — RM 7,813 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – ROME):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – Rome (FCO)

 

Day 2 (ROME):
The Pantheon
Trevi fountain
Spanish Steps

 

Day 3 (ROME):
Roman Colosseum
The Palatine Hill
Roman Forum
Piazza Venezia
From Piazza Venezia, to Vittorio Emanuele Monument, go up to the Capotoline Hill, to have view of the Roman Forum
Capitoline Hill Museums

 

Day 4 (ROME):
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Square
Vatican Museums
Piazza Navona
The Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica
Piazza del Popolo

 

Day 5 (ROME – FLORENCE):
Eurorail Roma Termini > Firenze S.M.N.
Piazzale Michelangelo – Best view of all of Florence

 

Day 6 (FLORENCE):
InterRail Firenze S.M.N. > Pisa Centrale
Pisa
Cathedral and Baptistery
InterRail Pisa Centrale > Firenze S.M.N.

 

Day 7 (FLORENCE):
Accademia
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria
The Uffizi Gallery
Palazzo Vecchio, then stroll across the Ponte Vecchio
Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

 

Day 8 (FLORENCE – VENICE):
Eurorail Firenze S.M.N. > Venezia Santa Lucia
Burano
San Marco
The Rialto Bridge
The Grand Canal

 

Day 9 (VENICE – MILAN):
Eurorail Venezia Santa Lucia > Milano Centrale
Milan’s Cathedral Duomo
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Duomo Square

 

Day 10 (MILAN):
Sforza Castle
Last Supper

 

Day 11 (MILAN – GENEVE):
Milano Centrale – Geneve
Jet d’Eau, the tallest fountain in the world

 

Day 12 (GENEVE):
United Nations
Place de Bourg-de-Four
Cathedral’s north tower
Place Neuve
Grand Theatre
Music Conservatory
Parc des Bastions
Reformation wall
Pathek Philips Museum

 

Day 13 (GENEVE – PARIS – ANGOULEME):
Geneve – Paris
Paris – Angouleme

 

Day 14 (ANGOULEME – PARIS):
Angouleme – Paris
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower

 

Day 15 (PARIS):
Jardin du Luxembourg
Champs-Elysees
Shopping

 

Day 16 (PARIS – SINGAPORE):
RER B (Blue) > Paris (CDG) Airport T1
Do the VAT refund at airport before check in
Flight from Paris (CDG) to Singapore (SIN)

 

Destination: Italy, Switzerland and Paris

Travel dates: 6 November 2015 – 22 November 2015

Season: Winter is around the corner

 

Weather:

  • Rome 8 – 17 °C
  • Milan 1-11°C
  • Geneve 2-7°C
  • Paris 4-9°C

 

Total damage: RM7,813 per person, excluding RM17,172 shopping

 

RM RM RM SGD EURO CHF
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket 2,943 2,943 5,886 2,264 1,519 25,665
Travel Insurance 143 143 286 110 74 1,247
Airport transfer from Rome Airport to Rome 72 72 144 55 37 628
Accomodation 3 nights in Rome 321 321 641 247 165 2,795
Accomodation 2 night in Milan 207 207 414 159 107 1,806
Accomodation 2 night in Paris 356 356 711 274 184 3,101
Accomodation 1 night in Angouleme 207 207 415 160 107 1,808
Accomodation 3 nights in Florence 334 334 668 257 172 2,911
Accomodation 1 night in Vernice 203 203 406 156 105 1,771
Accomodation 2 nights in Geneve 183 183 367 141 95 1,598
Accomodation – City tax 100 100 200 77 52 872
Train Rome-Florence (www.trenitalia.com) 69 69 137 53 35 598
Train Florence-Vernice (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en) 157 157 314 121 81 1,368
Train Venice-Milan (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en) 36 36 73 28 19 317
Train Milan-Geneve (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en) 117 117 234 90 60 1,020
Train Geneve-Paris-Angouleme (www.tgv-europe.com/en) 210 210 420 161 108 1,830
Train Angouleme-Paris (www.tgv-europe.com/en) 86 86 171 66 44 747
Bus from Firenze to the Mall 20 20 40 15 10 174
Bus from the Mall to Firenze 20 20 40 15 10 174
Train from Firenze to Pisa 32 32 65 24.92308 17 283
Train from Pisa to Firenze 32 32 65 24.92308 17 283
Vodafone sim card 80 80 160 61.53846 41 698
Entrance fee 314 314 627 241 162 2,736
F&B 1,378 1,378 2,756 1,060 711 12,014
Transportation 194 194 388 149.2 100 1,691
7,813 7,813 15,627 6,010 4,034 68,134

 

Shopping:

RM
 Just Me
Shopping      17,172

 

Transportation:

 

Accommodation:

  • Rome – B&B Vatican Town, RM255.29 per night
  • Florence – Hotel Montreal, RM205.36 per night
  • Venice – Abbazia De Luxe, RM419.11 per night
  • Milan – B&B I Am Here – Gioia 66, RM213.87 per night
  • Geneve – City Hostel Geneva, RM400.20 per night
  • Angouleme – Mercure Angouleme Hotel de France, RM456.57 per night
  • Paris – Hotel Darcet, RM411.76 per night

 

 

Destination Getting around (mainly by public transport)
From Airport to Rome Leonardo Express Airport Train to Termini Station
The Pantheon Buy Roma Pass > Bus 40, 64 to Largo Argentina stop
Roman Colosseum Metro B > Colosseo
Piazza Venezia Metro > Termini, take bus 40
Capitoline Hill Museums Metro A > Termini, take bus 40
St. Peter’s Basilica Metro A > Ottaviano
Vatican Museums Metro A > Cipro
Piazza del Popolo Metro A > Flaminio
Campo dei Fiori Metro A > Barberini, then take bus 62/492
Piazzale Michelangelo Stazione Parcheggio > Take bus 12 > Stop at Piazzale Michelangelo
Pisa InterRail Firenze S.M.N. > Pisa Centrale > Board the LAM Rossa bus in front of the Pisa Jolly Hotel > Stop at ‘Torre’
Burano Take ACTV to Murano island. Then, transfer the boats to Burano
San Marco Vaporetto line # 2 > San Marco square
The Rialto Bridge Vaporetto line # 2 > Rialto
The Grand Canal Vaporetto line # 2 > Rialto
Milan’s Cathedral Duomo Metropolitana Linea 1 or 3  > Duomo
Duomo Square – Fashion Quadrilatero Metropolitana Linea 1 or 3  > Duomo
Last Supper Metropolitana Linea 2 > Cadorna FN (or Metropolitana Linea 1 > Conciliazione)
United Nations Take tramway no.15 to Nations
Place de Bourg-de-Four Take tramway no.15 to Plettes, stop at Stand
Arc de Triomphe Metro lines 1, 2 or 6 > station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
Montmartre – Moulin Rouge Metro line 2 > Blanche
Eiffel Tower Metro lines 9 > Trocadéro station
Jardin du Luxembourg Metro line 4 or 10 > Odeon
Champs-Elysees Metro line 1 > Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau
From Paris to Airport RER B (Blue) > Paris (CDG) Airport T1

 

 

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Airport transfer from Rome Airport to Rome
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Spanish Steps
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Trevi fountain
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Roman Colosseum
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Roman Colosseum
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Roman Forum
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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Vatican Museums
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Vatican Museums
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The Pantheon
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Bus to Piazzale Michelangelo
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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Train from Firenze to Pisa
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Pisa
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Pisa Centrale Station
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Florence
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Bus from Firenze to the Mall
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Venice
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Burano
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Duomo Square
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Sforza Castle
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View in train Milan-Geneve
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Fondue
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Jet d’Eau
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United Nations
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Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe
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Eiffel Tower
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Louvre Museum
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31 Rue Cambon – The first Chanel store