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8 Day Classic Warbirds South Island



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Fully escorted tour of the South Island highlights featuring the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

TOUR CODE: CGPW8

DURATION: 8 days

STARTS: Christchurch

FINISHES: Christchurch

STYLE: Special Interest Group Tours

COACH: 48 seat Classic

ACCOMMODATION: 4 Star

 

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Prepaid Attractions

  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey i

Coach Features

  • 48 seats on a Classic touring coach
  • 2 door access; overhead travel bag storage
  • Restroom; panoramic viewing

Experience

  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Tour Leader
  • 7 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 four night stay
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 rail journey
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Extensive Optional Activities
  • Classic Documentation Pack
  • BONUS GPT Tour Jacket

Meals

  • 7 cooked breakfasts
  • 6 sumptuous dinners
  • Enjoy GPT Hotel Wine Time (discounted drinks)
Day 1: Dinner not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

Airshow Inclusions

  • 3 Day Warbirds Over Wanaka Gold Pass
  • Grandstand seating
  • Exclusive marquee access with CCTV
  • Souvenir Gold Cap and Badge
  • Airshow Programme
  • Opportunity to walk the flight line
  • Complimentary drink voucher
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water throughout the Airshow

Day-by-day Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (SL) Specialty Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner

1

Arrive Christchurch (D)

On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Leader and travelling companions for dinner.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport i

2

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

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing to the township of Franz Josef, where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) i

3

Franz Josef - Queenstown (B)

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel South via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year round resort, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants.

Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront (4 nights) i

4

Queenstown - Wanaka - Queenstown (B,D)

Today you have the choice of either a free day in Queenstown or travelling to Wanaka for the opening day of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. No flying will occur today, however there may be some practice happening overhead. On the ground check out the static displays which include classic cars and Warhorses (military vehicles), sport aircraft and aviation trade stands. This is also the opportunity to taste wine and food from the Central Otago region.

Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront i

5

Warbirds Over Wanaka (B,D)

Travel to Wanaka over the next two days where Wanaka Airport will become your home as you are entertained by the world’s best display pilots flying aircraft overhead. Your ticket will gain you access to the Gold Pass Enclosure. Enjoy the ultimate in Airshow luxury as you will be situated on the flight line with grandstand seating and a plush marquee where you can relax in comfort and watch the show from the best seats in the house.

Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront i

6

Warbirds Over Wanaka (B,D)

On the final day, all eyes will be in the air as you watch some of the world’s most iconic Warbird aircraft plus modern military machines, aerobatics, sport aircraft and so much more. The aerial action is backed by world-class pyrotechnics when the Airfield is defended by the fighters from an attack by enemy aircraft. The show culminates in a massed Fighter flypast, a sight not to be missed!

Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront i

7

Queenstown - Christchurch (B,D)

Depart Queenstown and travel north through the dramatic Lindis Pass where the landscape is dominated by tussock grassland and snow-capped mountains. Continue through the Mackenzie country into Christchurch. This evening enjoy dinner with newfound friends and reminisce on memories shared.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport i

8

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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Christchurch$150 pp, twin share$300 single

Optional Activities


Whilst your tour package includes an extensive range of pre-paid attractions and sightseeing, the Optional Activities outlined are available to enjoy during your free time. They will provide the ‘icing on the cake’ experience that will hold memories for a lifetime. Optional Activities will be booked with your Crew once on tour.


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Traveller Reviews > VIEW ALL


10
April 2018

Very well done, great experience.

J.N. & J.B. Australia


10
April 2018

Excellent trip and would highly recommend to friends!

N.J. & L.S. Australia


10
April 2018

Not being “group” travellers, we were more than impressed with the whole trip. Excellent!

M.W. & A.W. Australia


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