The ultimate getaway featuring New Year’s Eve in Wellington

11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape

TOUR CODE: UGPNY11

Inclusions

PREPAID ATTRACTIONS

  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • Cloudy Bay Estate Wine Tasting
  • Larnach Castle*
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Lunch
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • City Sights tour of Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin

*Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet and 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 accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 rail journey
  • 3 cruises
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • Souvenir group photo

MEALS

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

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. This evening, 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 this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for a city tour. This afternoon is free before
preparing to see in the New Year with your fellow travellers.

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

This morning board the Interislander Ferry and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Board your Ultimate Coach for the short journey to Blenheim. This afternoon you will be treated to a unique wine and cheese tasting experience, set amongst the wine barrels at Cloudy Bay Estate, one of the original wine makers in the Marlborough region.

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. This evening is free to dine at leisure.

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. Optional activities you might be interested in include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery or the chance to see local wildlife in their natural habitat.

Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel

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

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea
served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional).

Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

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

Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year-round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is at leisure, you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

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

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. There are many optional activities available including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or to 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.

DAY 9: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north 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)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. 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

2020

Dec 30

 

 

 

Pricing

TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES

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

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$6419

$6419

$6419

$6419

$6649

$6699

$6719

$6719

$6719

$6969

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$195

$195

$195

$195

$245

$245

$195

$180

$180

$170

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$6614

$6614

$6614

$6614

$6894

$6944

$6914

$6899

$6899

$7139

Land Only

Single Supplement

$6119

$1940

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

The above pricing is in Australian dollars and relevant to traveller’s ex Australia only. International travellers will be quoted in local currency by a travel provider based on New Zealand dollar pricing.


ALL INCLUSIVE tour price

Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.

PRE/ POST STAYS

City Twin Share Single

Wellington

Christchurch

$160

$180

$320

$360

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. 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)