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11 Days: Ultimate Solo New Zealand Tour [UGPSO11]
Starting at
$5,107

Guaranteed Departures

2022

Sep 22

2023

Jan 7*

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 – Christchurch – Sudima Christchurch City (2 nights), Franz Josef – Te Waonui Forest Retreat (1), Queenstown – Millenium Hotel Queenstown (2), Te Anau – Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Room) (2), Dunedin – Distinction Dunedin Hotel (1), Mt. Cook – The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing, 1), Christchurch – Sudima Christchurch City (1)
  • Meals – 10 cooked breakfasts; 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch; 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle; 1 Picnic lunch: Milford Sound Cruise
  • US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Christchurch, Christchurch to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Day Tours – Christchurch: International Antarctic Centre, City Sights Tour; TranzAlpine Scenic Rail Journey; Queenstown: Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw; Arrowtown: Lakes District Museum; Milford Sound: Cruise & Picnic Lunch; Dunedin: City Sights tour, Larnach Castle tour; Mt. Cook: Canterbury Scenic Sights
  • Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch

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

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City (2 nights)

Dinner included

Day 2: Christchurch

This morning visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further.

Breakfast included

Day 3: Christchurch – Arthur’s Pass – Franz Josef

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 Ultimate 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 Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 4: Franz Josef – Queenstown

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, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is at leisure, you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants.

Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights)

Breakfast included

Day 5: Queenstown

Today is a free day for optional sightseeing. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead followed by a short farm tour and a sing along by the piano as your cruise back to Queenstown.

Breakfast & Specialty Dinner included

Day 6: Dunedin – Te Anau

Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional).

Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Room) (2 nights)

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 7: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Te Anau

Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You might like to cap off your Fiordland experience by watching the breathtaking film, Ata Whenua – Shadowland, which screens at the Fiordland Cinema (optional).

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 8: Te Anau – Dunedin

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Optional activities include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s most popular beer, see wildlife in their natural habitat or take a tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing many treasures of a bygone era.

Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 9: Dunedin – Mt Cook

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. There is time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook.

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

Breakfast & Dinner included

Day 10: Mt Cook – Christchurch

This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Today the opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo to view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

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).