Featuring Milford Sound Overnight Cruise on Christmas Day

11 Day Festive South Island Tour

TOUR CODE: GPX11

Inclusions

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Christchurch Tram
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • HIGHLIGHT Milford Sound Overnight Cruise
  • Taieri Gorge Limited Rail Journey
  • Larnach Castle*
  • Haggis Ceremony & Gift
  • Olveston Historic Home*
  • City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin

*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

TOURING

  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 48 seat modern coach travel, 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide
  • 9 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Milford Sound Overnight Cruise
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 2 rail journeys
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack

MEALS

  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Christmas Dinner, Milford Mariner; Haggis Ceremony, Dunedin; Farewell Dinner, Christchurch
  • 1 delicious Devonshire 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 and transferred to your hotel. 

Hotel Distinction Christchurch (2 nights)

DAY 2: Christchurch (B)

Today visit the International Antarctic Centre, followed by a Christchurch city tour and time to journey on board the Christchurch Tram. This evening is free to explore the local cuisine.  

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

Board the TranzAlpine, travel through spectacular scenery to Arthur’s Pass. Travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before arriving into Franz Josef where time is available for a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. 

Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

DAY 4: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B)

Travel south via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into Queenstown. This evening is free to dine at leisure. 

Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront  (2 nights)

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

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner followed by a short farm tour before reboarding the TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise.

DAY 6: Queenstown - Milford Sound Overnight Cruise (B,D)   

Merry Christmas! Travel via Te Anau into the Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound for your overnight cruise. View spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. This evening enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner.

Overnight Milford Mariner

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

After a hearty breakfast, head back out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting), then return back to the wharf and enjoy the scenic drive to Te Anau for an afternoon at leisure.

Hotel Distinction Luxmore (Deluxe Room)

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

Travel to Pukerangi to board The Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through spectacular scenery. On arrival in Dunedin your coach will transfer you to the hotel.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (2 nights)

DAY 9: Dunedin (B,SD)

Travel to Larnach Castle for a guided tour followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Return to the city for an city tour and time at leisure. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, Haggis Ceremony and gift.

DAY 10: Dunedin - Christchurch (B,SD)

Visit Olveston, a prosperous merchants’ home from the turn of the century before travelling to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Hotel Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

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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2019

Dec 20

 

 

 

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

$4999

$4999

$4999

$4999

$5229

$5279

$5299

$5299

$5299

$5549

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$185

$185

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$185

$245

$230

$190

$190

$190

$175

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$5184

$5184

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$5184

$5474

$5509

$5489

$5489

$5489

$5724

Land Only

Single Supplement

$4699

$1430

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

Fully escorted including airfares, taxes, modern coach travel, 4 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions. 

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Single

Christchurch

$125

$250

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability.

 

11 Day Festive South Island Tour

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)