A stylish New Year escape to New Zealand with like-minded travellers

11 Day Ultimate Solo Travellers Tour

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
• 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
• Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
• Return airport transfers in New Zealand
• 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
• 2 two night stays
• Hotel porterage
• 3 cruises
• All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
• GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
• 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
• 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 (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 an extensive city tour in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. This afternoon enjoy free time before preparing to see in the New Year with your travelling companions.

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

Enjoy free time this morning. This afternoon board the Interislander Ferry and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton for the short journey to Blenheim. 
Hotel Chateau Marlborough Hotel

DAY 4: Blenheim - Christchurch (B)

Today’s travel takes you through the alpine village of St Arnaud, the enchanting beech Maruia Forest and the scenic Lewis Pass. Continue South to the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour.
Hotel The George

DAY 5: Christchurch - Dunedin (B,D)

Depart Christchurch and travel south through Oamaru a well preserved Victorian city, famous for its limestone. In Dunedin enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure.
Hotel Distinction Dunedin

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

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the scandalous history 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

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

This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a 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. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Local Host is available to assist. 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 - Fox Glacier (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass and see the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel to Fox Glacier. You may like to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.
Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier

DAY 10: Fox Glacier - Christchurch (B,SD)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and 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 The George

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

2017

Dec 30

 

 

 

Pricing

AUSTRALIAN TOUR PRICES
GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOM

Departure
Point
Tour
Including
Airfare
  Pre
Paid
Taxes**
  Total
Per Person
Single Room

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$7209

$7209

$7209

$7209

$7439

$7489

$7509

$7509

$7509

$7759

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$175

$175

$175

$175 

$195

$215

$175

$170

$170

$170

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$7384

$7384

$7384

$7384

$7634

$7704

$7684

$7679

$7679

$7929

Land Only

$6909

**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 Single  

Wellington

Christchurch

$270

$400

 

Extra night rates are per person in Australian Dollars, and based on room only.

If you are outside of Australia please contact us for Travel Agent recommendations. They will advise pricing in your local currency.

 

11 Day Ultimate Solo Travellers Tour

Overall Experience Rating 9.33

The standard of the coach is of nothing I have seen before. The idea of your own personal seat area is brilliant. Rotation of the seats every day is great as you get to meet every other person on tour. Just fantastic.

M.H. (NSW)

As a first time solo traveller, I thought the tour was the best option for me and could not have worked out better. You have a wonderful concept in the Solo Tour. Sometimes other tours have couples and touring as a single, it’s hard to make acquaintances. This tour was great and everything about it worked – from comfort and ease of touring. Thank you all for the wonderful journey I have had.

C.H. (QLD)

Excellent experience for two novices. This experience has given us the courage to plan other tours. We have had an outstanding trip. Great company.

M.R. (NSW)

Brilliant coach – beautifully appointed, comfortable, luxurious. Won’t be able to travel any other way again!

A.A. (VIC)

Will never be able to travel in a ‘normal’ coach again. Everything was perfect!

A.F. (VIC)

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