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Glacier and Coastal Wonder
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Glacier Region, Tranz Alpine Train

Tour Overview:
Begin your tour in Christchurch, The Garden City, before heading to Dunedin, known for its Scottish influence and wildlife. Enjoy a cruise on the world famous Milford Sound fjord and feel free to choose an adventure activity in dream city of Queenstown. Last but by no means the least, travel along the shores of The Glacier Region, before riding the TranzAlpine train.

DAY 1 – ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.


DAY 2 – CHRISTCHURCH / DUNEDIN

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach Scottish influenced Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. (B)


DAY 3 – DUNEDIN / QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin city this morning. Travel to Queenstown this afternoon. (B)


DAY 4 – QUEENSTOWN – MILFORD SOUND

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B)


DAY 5 – QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. (B)


DAY 6 – QUEENSTOWN / GLACIER REGION

Travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included. (B)


DAY 7 – GLACIER REGION / TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN / CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the Tranz Alpine train. Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to reach ‘the garden city’ of Christchurch. (B)


DAY 8 – DEPART CHRISTCHURCH

Transfer to the airport for your departing flight. (B)

* This tour is also available on self-drive basis


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020-21
Departs Daily Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 1, 2020 to Sep 30, 2020 $2,290 $3,630
Oct 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021 $2,500 $4,300
Hotels
Christchurch: Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch, Novotel Christchurch or similar
Dunedin: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross or similar
Queenstown: Millennium Hotel Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside or similar
Glacier Region: Distinction Fox Glacier or similar

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

    • Accommodation in First Class hotels
    • 7 Breakfasts
    • Meet and Greet and airport transfers by private vehicle
    • Remainder of transportation by seat in coach with English speaking driver/guide.
    • Sightseeing with entry fees as specified in the itinerary

 

 

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