Witness the South Island in Ultimate style and celebrate Christmas with a difference

11 Day Ultimate Xmas Tour (19 Dec)

TOUR CODE: UGPX11

Inclusions

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Larnach Castle*
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • 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: Christmas Dinner Walter Peak, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 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 - Mt Cook (B,D)

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

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

DAY 4: Mt Cook - Dunedin (B,D)

Today see Lake Benmore before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru. Continue to Dunedin, enjoy a city tour and free time.   

Hotel Distinction Dunedin

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 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 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 nature 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 across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet Christmas dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

DAY 8: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options available. This evening is also free to dine at leisure.

DAY 9: Queenstown - Franz Josef (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 the township of Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat

DAY 10: Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass  - Christchurch (B,SD)  

At Hokitika visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world and enjoy spectacular scenery. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your  new 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

2019

Dec 19

 

 

 

Pricing

AUSTRALIAN TOUR PRICES

Departure
Point
Tour
Including
Airfare
  Pre
Paid
Taxes**
  Total
Per Person
Twin Share

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$6199

$6199

$6199

$6199

$6429

$6479

$6499

$6499

$6499

$6749

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$185

$185

$185

$185

$245

$230

$190

$190

$190

$175

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$6384

$6384

$6384

$6384

$6674

$6709

$6689

$6689

$6689

$6924

Land Only

Single Supplement

$5899

$1840

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 Twin Share Single

Christchurch

$245

$490

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

 

11 Day Ultimate Xmas Tour (19 Dec)

Overall Experience Rating 9.11

An experience we'll never forget

UNKNOWN

An excellent experience and all due to Grand Pacific Tours. Will remember my trip as a wonderful experience.

A.C. (NSW)

This has been an absolutely superb holiday. The whole touring experience was marvellous in luxury coach, superb organisation of fabulous hotels and activities. It was worth every penny we spent. New Zealand far exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the lovely memories.

E.C. (UK)

The Ultimate! Being a small group and on the special coach it has been very enjoyable. I would recommend the Ultimate coach to all.

G&M.W. (NSW)