The ultimate getaway featuring New Year’s Eve in Wellington

11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape

TOUR CODE: UGPNY11

Inclusions

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • Larnach Castle*
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • City Sights tour of Wellington, 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
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 3 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
  • Marlborough wines with dinner in Blenheim
  • 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 Wellington (D)

On arrival into Wellington you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)

DAY 2: Wellington - New Year’s Eve (B,D) 

A highlight will be time to explore Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital. This afternoon is free before preparing to see in the New Year with your fellow travellers.

DAY 3: Wellington - Picton - Blenheim (B,D)

Board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton, board the coach for travel to Blenheim. This evening at dinner sample local Marlborough wines.

Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel

DAY 4: Blenheim - Christchurch (B)

Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Continue into the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

DAY 5: Christchurch - Dunedin (B,D)

Depart Christchurch and travel south through Oamaru, famous for its limestone. In Dunedin enjoy a city tour followed by some free time at leisure.

Hotel Distinction Dunedin

DAY 6: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

Travel to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the scandalous history on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau. 

Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

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

This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue to Queenstown where this evening is free to dine at leisure.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

DAY 8: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)

Today is a free day with many sightseeing options available. This evening board the TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak station. On arrival sit back and relax as you are treated to the best of NZ’s high country cuisine in the Colonel’s Homestead.

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 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)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass, 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 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 30

 

 

 

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

Wellington

Christchurch^

$155

$245

$310

$490

Extra night rates in Wellington are per person in Australian Dollars, based on room only. ^Extra night rates in Christchurch are per person and include full breakfast and other luxe benefits. Subject to availability.

 

11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape

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)