Escape and enjoy New Zealand's majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.
Day 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)
On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Christchurch - Arthur's Pass - Franz Josef (B,D)
This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through spectacular gorges to Arthur’s Pass. Board
your coach and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to Franz Josef. Time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting)
over the spectacular glaciers.
Day 3: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B)
See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown.
This evening is free and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants.
Day 4: Queenstown at Leisure (B,SD)
Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain and Tour Guide are available to assist. This evening board the
vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Enjoy the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine.
Day 5: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D)
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland.
Day 6: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,L,D)
Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen
Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You may
like to visit the Fiordland Cinema, specially constructed to show the locally filmed movie ‘Ata Whenua - Shadowland’ which will take you on an
unforgettable journey (optional).
Day 7: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,SD)
Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin for an informative city tour followed by some free time at leisure. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented
comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift.
Day 8: Dunedin - Twizel (B,D)
Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Restaurant for a delightful morning tea. Travel to Oamaru famous
for its limestone. Continue to Twizel for your overnight stay.
Day 9: Twizel - Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD)
This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over
the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before
arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.
Day 10: Depart Christchurch (B)
Time to say goodbye. You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.
- 9 nights of superior accommodation
- 9 cooked breakfasts
- 1 picnic lunch
- 8 dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Haggis Ceremony, Duedin; Farewell Dinner, Christchurch
- 1 morning tea
- Luxury Coach Transportation
- Professional Coach Captain
- Services of a Professional Guide
- Airport Transfers
- Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
- Hotel Porterage
- TranzAlpine Rail Journey
- Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
- Lakes District Museum
- Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
- Haggis Ceremony & Gift
- Larnach Castle
- Glenfalloch Restaurant
- City sights tour of Dunedin
Pricing is based on per person in Canadian Dollars
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|Nov 5, 14, 23, 2016
|Jan 28, 31, 2017
|Feb 15, 18, 28, 2017
|Mar 5, 6, 13, 20, 23, 26, 2017
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