Visit the South Island in ultimate style with line-minded travellers

11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers Tour

TOUR CODE: UGPSO11

Inclusions

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch
  • Larnach Castle*
  • City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin

*Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 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
  • 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 2 cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • BONUS Group photo

MEALS

  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch
  • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle

Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

Itinerary

(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. Enjoy luxe benefits and a complimentary pre dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City (2 nights)

DAY 2: Christchurch (B)

Visit the International Antarctic Centre for an interactive experience of Antarctica, followed by a city tour of Christchurch and free time at leisure. 

DAY 3: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass  - Franz Josef (B,D)

Board the TranzAlpine, travel through spectacular gorges to Arthur’s Pass. Board your Ultimate coach and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat

DAY 4: Franz Josef  - Queenstown (B)

See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast and the Haast Pass. Arrive into picturesque Queenstown where this evening is free to dine at leisure. 

Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights)

DAY 5: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)

Today is a free day with plenty of sightseeing options to choose from. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

DAY6: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland.

Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)

DAY 7: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,L,D)

Enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. Return to Te Anau for free time. 

DAY 8: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D)

Travel to Dunedin for a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure.

Hotel Distinction Dunedin

DAY 9: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea. Travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone, follow the Waitaki River to Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest Peak.

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

DAY 10: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD) 

Today the opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo to 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 including selected beverages with your new found friends. 

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

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.

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Guaranteed Departure

2020

Jan 7

 

 

 

Pricing

AUSTRALIAN TOUR PRICES
GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOM

Departure
Point
Tour
Including
Airfare
  Pre
Paid
Taxes**
  Total
Per Person
Single Room

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$8039

$8039

$8039

$8039

$8269

$8319

$8339

$8339

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$8589

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$185

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$245

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$175

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$8224

$8224

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$8514

$8549

$8529

$8529

$8529

$8764

Land Only

$7739

Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

ALL INCLUSIVE tour price

Includes airfares, taxes, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions.

Stay a little longer

City Single  

Christchurch

$490

 

Extra night rates are per person and include full breakfast and other luxe benefits. Subject to availability.

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11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers Tour

Overall Experience Rating 9.33

The standard of the coach is of nothing I have seen before. The idea of your own personal seat area is brilliant. Rotation of the seats every day is great as you get to meet every other person on tour. Just fantastic.

M.H. (NSW)

As a first time solo traveller, I thought the tour was the best option for me and could not have worked out better. You have a wonderful concept in the Solo Tour. Sometimes other tours have couples and touring as a single, it’s hard to make acquaintances. This tour was great and everything about it worked – from comfort and ease of touring. Thank you all for the wonderful journey I have had.

C.H. (QLD)

Excellent experience for two novices. This experience has given us the courage to plan other tours. We have had an outstanding trip. Great company.

M.R. (NSW)

Brilliant coach – beautifully appointed, comfortable, luxurious. Won’t be able to travel any other way again!

A.A. (VIC)

Will never be able to travel in a ‘normal’ coach again. Everything was perfect!

A.F. (VIC)