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11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

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11

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$5569

South Island
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Overview

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

Travel in style and celebrate the festive Christmas season in the South Island of New Zealand on our luxury business class coaches with this 11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour.

With luxury leather reclining seats and full panoramic windows this is the Ultimate in New Zealand coach touring. From New Zealand's "Garden City" of Christchurch you will travel to Lake Tekapo and magnificent Mt Cook. Take a fully guided tour through Larnach Castle, and learn about the castles scandals and tragic history.

Cruise on a spectacular Milford Sound Nature Cruise. In Queenstown cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, before sitting down to a sumptuous Christmas dinner at Walter Peak Station. Explore New Zealand's West Coast from Haast to Fox Glacier and Hokitika. Perhaps take a scenic helicopter flight to the Glaciers with a snow landing. Travel in style aboard the TranzAlpine Scenic Train through the Southern Alps, one of the world's most scenic train journeys.

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

Re-START Mall Christchurch

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

Larnach Castle, Dunedin

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

Lake Hayes, Queenstown

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

Walter Peak Station, Queenstown on Christmas Day

11 Day Ultimate Small Group Christmas Coach Tour

TranzAlpine Train Journey

Itinerary

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Day 1Arrive Christchurch(D)

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Hotel The George (2 nights)

Day 2Christchurch(B)

Today visit the International Antarctic Centre designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. This is followed by an introductory city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore. This evening is also free.

Day 3Christchurch - Mt Cook(B, D)

Travel through the Southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Enjoy a scenic flight (optional, time and weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel

Day 4Mt Cook - Dunedin(B, D)

Depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy an informative city tour followed by some free time.

Hotel Distinction Dunedin

Day 5Dunedin - Te Anau(B, D)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau.

Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)

Day 6Day Trip to Milford Sound(B, L, D)

This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. Enjoy a picnic lunch onboard before returning to Te Anau for free time.

Day 7Te Anau - Queenstown (Christmas Day)(B, SD)

Merry Christmas! Today travel to Queenstown, a year round resort, situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak Station for a delicious gourmet Christmas dinner in the Colonel’s Homestead. Reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano on your return cruise.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

Day 8Free Day in Queenstown(B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Grand Pacific Tours Local Host is available to assist. This evening is also free to dine at leisure.

Day 9Queenstown - Fox Glacier(B, D)

Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass and see the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps enroute to Fox Glacier. You may like to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier

Day 10Fox Glacier - Arthurs Pass - Christchurch(B, D)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery through to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Hotel The George

Day 11Depart Christchurch(B)

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Cost per person twin share

December 2018
Land Only AU$5,569
Single Supplement AU$1,650
Extra nights accommodation Pre/Post Tour
City Twin Share Single
Christchurch AU$200
AU$400
Extra night rates are per person in Australian Dollars, based on room only. 

* Please Note*

Prices are correct at time of printing, but are subject to exchange rate variations and component price changes.

PAYMENT

  • Deposit: $500 per person on booking
  • Full Payment: 60 Days before travel
  • Airfares (if applicable): Paid in full on booking

CANCELLATION CHARGES

  • 60 days or more prior to departure, loss of deposit plus the cost of the airline ticket if issued.
  • Between 7 and 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour package price.
  • Less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour package price.

If a traveller wishes to cancel their existing booking and transfer to a new departure date, the above cancellation fees still apply.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Arrive Christchurch(D)

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Hotel The George (2 nights)

Day 2Christchurch(B)

Today visit the International Antarctic Centre designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. This is followed by an introductory city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore. This evening is also free.

Day 3Christchurch - Mt Cook(B, D)

Travel through the Southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Enjoy a scenic flight (optional, time and weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel

Day 4Mt Cook - Dunedin(B, D)

Depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy an informative city tour followed by some free time.

Hotel Distinction Dunedin

Day 5Dunedin - Te Anau(B, D)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau.

Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)

Day 6Day Trip to Milford Sound(B, L, D)

This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. Enjoy a picnic lunch onboard before returning to Te Anau for free time.

Day 7Te Anau - Queenstown (Christmas Day)(B, SD)

Merry Christmas! Today travel to Queenstown, a year round resort, situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak Station for a delicious gourmet Christmas dinner in the Colonel’s Homestead. Reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano on your return cruise.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

Day 8Free Day in Queenstown(B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Grand Pacific Tours Local Host is available to assist. This evening is also free to dine at leisure.

Day 9Queenstown - Fox Glacier(B, D)

Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass and see the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps enroute to Fox Glacier. You may like to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier

Day 10Fox Glacier - Arthurs Pass - Christchurch(B, D)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery through to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Hotel The George

Day 11Depart Christchurch(B)

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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