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

11 Day Ultimate Xmas Tour (21 Dec)

TOUR CODE: UGPX11-R

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

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys. Enjoy the spectacular scenery through to Arthur’s Pass. Board your Ultimate coach and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to Fox Glacier. You may like 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. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown. This evening is free to dine at leisure.    

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

DAY 5: Queenstown - Christmas Day (B,SD)

Merry Christmas! Enjoy free time today, there are several sightseeing options available and your Coach Captain is available to assist. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak for a delicious gourmet Christmas dinner in the Colonel’s Homestead. Reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano on your return cruise.

DAY 6: 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.

Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas (2 nights)

DAY 7: 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 some free time.

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

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the “Edinburgh of the South”. Enjoy an informative 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, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the grand ballroom. Travel to Mt Cook. This afternoon enjoy a scenic flight (optional, time and weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel

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

Marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Travel to Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue. Continue to Christchurch and 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

2019

Dec 21

 

 

 

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 (21 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)