Celebrate Christmas 2015 with a difference
ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Guaranteed Departure date 19 Dec 2015
Book Early to avoid disappointment
- Return airfares from your homeport
• Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
• Professional Coach Captain
• Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
• Return airport transfers in New Zealand
• 10 nights premium hotel accommodation
• 3 two night stays
• Hotel porterage
• 2 cruises
• All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
• GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
• Comprehensive documentation pack
Pre Paid Attractions
International Antarctic Centre
• Larnach Castle – Guided Tour
• Milford Sound Cruise
• Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
• Lakes District Museum
• TranzAlpine Rail Journey
• City Sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin
- 10 cooked breakfasts•
- 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners:
- Christmas Dinner Walter Peak, Queenstown;
- Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch
- 1 picnic lunch
- 1 delicious Devonshire Tea, Larnach Castle
(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.
DAY 1: Arrive 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 2: Christchurch (B) Enjoy an introductory city tour of Christchurch followed by a visit to the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Enjoy free time this afternoon. This evening is also free to dine at leisure.
DAY 3: Christchurch – 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 4: Mt 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 Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
DAY 5: Dunedin – Te Anau (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour followed by Devonshire Tea served in the grand ballroom. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau.
Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)
DAY 6: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Te Anau (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 7: Te 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 8: Queenstown (Free Day) (B) Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain is available to assist. This evening is also free to dine at leisure.
DAY 9: Queenstown – 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 10: Fox Glacier – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch (B,SD) 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 11: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR PRICES
**Prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.
Tour includes airfares, taxes, accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions.
Stay a little longer
City Twin Share Single Christchurch $195 $390
Extra night rates are per person in Australian Dollars, based on room only.
NEW ZEALAND $ PRICE
Land Only $5399