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Fully Escorted Coach Tours

9Day -Southern Wonders- Christchurch to Christchurch

Pricing:

First Class Price : From $2220.00

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DAY 1 - Arrive Christchurch

On arrival in Christchurch you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Join your Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

 

Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2 - Christchurch – Franz Josef

First up this morning you’ll board the TranzAlpine, one of the top six train journeys in the world. This spectacular trip takes you across the Canterbury Plains and through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Later, visit Hokitika home of the native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Next stop is Franz Josef Glacier (optional scenic Franz Josef Glacier flight available).

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 3 - Franz Josef – Queenstown

Travel through the Haast Pass, view Thunder Creek Falls and take a rainforest walk. Then it’s a trio of lakes – Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan. Next up try sumptuous stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. Later, you’ll visit historic gold mining Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealands adventure capital.

 

DAY 4 -Queenstown- Free time

Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. From wine and garden tours to jet boat rides and white water rafting, Queenstown will surprise and exhilarate. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery ‘Highlight Dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead. An after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast. Day 4: Breakfast and Highlight Dinner

 

DAY 5 - Queenstown - Te Anau

Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll be awe-struck by the great sights from Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you’ll cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route you’ll drive through the hand-made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Then return to Te Anau. Tonight you have the option to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.

Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 6 - Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Explore exciting Queenstown your way, all day. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery Highlight Dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. B HD

DAY 7 - Dunedin - Omarama

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin with the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Travel through Oamaru, then follow the Waitaki River, passing hydro electric dams at Waitaki and Aviemore, to Omarama.

Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 8 - Omarama – Christchurch

Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. This afternoon stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd and then continue over the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch
Included Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 9 - Depart Christchurch

Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight. B

Highlights

  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • View mighty Mt. Cook
  • Tour the sights of Dunedin
  • Cruise on Milford Sound
  • Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls
  • Visit historic Arrowtown
  • Free day in Queenstown
  • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Get up-close to Franz Josef Glacier
  • Journey across plains, through Alps and gorges on the TranzAlpine Train

Inclusions

  • Experienced Tour Director and Driver Guide
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers

Guaranteed Departures

28 August 17

$2220.00pp – Twin Share

02, 16, 30 October 17

13 November 17

11, 18 December 17

01, 08, 15, 29  January 18

05, 12, 26 February 18

12 March 18

$2780.00pp – Twin Share

09 April 18

$2660.00pp – Twin Share 

18 June 18

27 August 18

$2498.00pp – Twin Share

• All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.
• For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page.

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