- Nine night's accommodation in premium hotels
- Nine cooked breakfasts, one lunch & eight dinners
- Travel by luxury touring coach
- Guided by a professional Coach Captain
- Services of an Onboard Tour Concierge
- All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
- Hotel porterage
- Complimentary private airport transfers
- Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
- Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey
- Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
- Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd
- Guided tour of Larnach Castle
- TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned
- 3, 24 October 2018
- 7, 21 November 2018
- 5 December 2018
Day One: Arrive Christchurch (D)
Welcome to New Zealand. A representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. Stay at Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Day Two: Mt Cook, Omarama (B, D)
Cross the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps to the west. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, with time to enjoy the scenic majesty of New Zealand’s highest snow-capped peaks and a visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before travelling around Lake Pukaki to Twizel and Omarama. Stay at Heritage Gateway Hotel Omarama.
Day Three: Moeraki Boulders, Dunedin (B, D)
Travel down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru. Stop to view the mystical Moeraki Boulders, then on to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. An early arrival allows you time to enjoy the choice of some excellent optional activities. Stay at Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Day Four: Central Otago, Te Anau (B, D)
Enjoy spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula as you travel to Larnach Castle. On your guided tour, learn about its tragic and mysterious history. Depart Dunedin and head inland, crossing rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden, before arriving at the shores of Lake Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Stay at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau
Day Five: Spectacular Milford Sound (B,L,D)
Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacular Milford Sound, the world-renowned natural wonder dominated by Mitre Peak. Luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres to the sea below. Cruise the entire length of the fiord and enjoy the on-board commentary that gives you detailed information on the region’s history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife. Stay at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau
Day Six: Te Anau, Queenstown (B, D)
Continue north to Kingston, then skirt around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the picturesque alpine resort of Queenstown. This evening, cruise across the lake aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslawbefore reaching the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner. Stay at Millennium Hotel Queenstown (two nights).
Day Seven: At leisure in Queenstown (B)
Today is a free day to experience this magnificent resort. Queenstown boasts an incredible array of adventure and leisure activities and your Coach Captain can assist with any optional activities you would like to do. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, travel to the top of Bob’s Peak by gondola for spectacular views, take a tour to the gold mining area of Skippers Canyon or for the adventurous, try white water rafting. Alternatively, browse in the many shops and galleries.
Day Eight: Wanaka, Franz Josef (B, D)
Pass picturesque Lake Hayes on the way to Arrowtown, an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the gold mining era. Stop at Wanaka, a picture postcard resort on the lakes edge with a spectacular mountain backdrop. View the untouched wilderness and pristine lakes of the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks before arriving on the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef. Stay at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Day Nine: TranzAlpine, Christchurch (B, D)
Travel from Franz Josef to Greymouth, board the famous TranzAlpine Train. Renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, this coast to coast rail adventure will take you though the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges. Stay at Sudima Christchurch Airport
Day Ten: Depart Christchurch (B)
Sadly, it’s time to bid farewell to all your new friends today. You will be transferred to the airport to join your flight home.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Valid from May 16, 2018
Expires Jun 8, 2018
Bookings are essential and must be made within 72 hours hours of purchase. Valid for travel on 3, 24 October, 7, 21 November, 5 December 2018. Subject to availability. Must be used in 1 visit. Deal valid for one person on a twin share basis i.e. two vouchers must be purchased at this price. Solo travellers will be matched up with somebody of the same gender to share accommodation with. If there is not a member of the same sex, you will have a solo room at no extra charge. Deposit must be paid in full by 31st of July 2018. Includes: 9 night's accommodation in premium hotels, travel by luxury touring coach, guided by a professional Coach Captain, services of an Onboard Tour Concierge, all sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown, hotel porterage, complimentary private airport transfers, Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, Coast to Coast TranzAlpine train journey, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Lake Tekapo & Church of the Good Shepherd, Guided tour of Larnach Castle, TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Cruise & Dinner & meals as indicated etc. Excludes flights, meals not mentioned, travel insurance & anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary. Travel insurance recommended. Value of deal is based on current rates, which are subject to change. Refund available from GrabOne within 48 hours of purchase if specific dates are not available. No cashback. Not to be used with other offers.
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