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11 Days: Ultimate Solo New Zealand Tour [GPT-S11]
Starting at
$5,533

Guaranteed Departures

2018

Dec 30

Highlights

  • All inclusive
  • 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Fully escorted luxury 20 seat coach travel with panoramic windows
  • 4.5 star accommodations
  • Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
  • 3 cruises included
  • Personalized meet and greet on arrival

Inclusions

  • Accommodation – Wellington – InterContinental Wellington (2 nights), Blenheim – Chateau Marlborough Hotel (1), Christchurch – The George (1), Dunedin – Distinction Dunedin (1), Te Anau – Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (1), Queenstown – Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2), Fox Glacier – Distinction Fox Glacier (1), Christchurch – The George (1),
  • 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
  • US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Wellington, Christchurch to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Day Tours – Wellington: Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum, City Sights Tour; Picton: Cruise on the Interislander Ferry; Christchurch: City Sights Tour; Dunedin: City Sights Tour, Larnach Castle; Milford Sound: Cruise & Picnic Lunch; Queenstown: Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw; Arrowtown: Lakes District Museum; Scenic TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch
  • Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

On arrival into Wellington you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your traveling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink.

Hotel InterContinental Wellington (2 nights)

Dinner included

Day 2: Wellington – New Year’s Eve

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 traveling companions.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 3: Wellington – Picton – Blenheim

Board the Interislander Ferry and enjoy the scenery of the Marlborough Sounds. In Picton board the coach for the short journey to Blenheim.

Hotel Chateau Marlborough

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 4: Blenheim – Christchurch

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.

Hotel The George

Breakfast included

Day 5: Christchurch – Dunedin

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

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 6: Dunedin – Te Anau

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

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 7: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown

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)

Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 8: Queenstown

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 New Zealand’s high country cuisine in the Colonel’s Homestead.

Breakfast & Specialty Dinner included

Day 9: Queenstown – Fox Glacier

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

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 10: Fox Glacier – Christchurch

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

Breakfast & Specialty Dinner included

Day 11: Depart Christchurch

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Breakfast included

All prices are USD$/person. Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).