NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVE, SEAT IN COACH & GUIDED TOUR PACKAGES

8 Day Glacier & Coastal Wonder Coach Tour South Island Tours, New Zealand

 

8 Day Glacier & Coastal Wonder Coach Tour have been pre-planned and for ease and peace of mind we have pre-booked all your accommodation and sightseeing needs to allow a truly memorable experience.

  •    TOUR DURATION:
    8 days
  •    TOUR STARTS/ENDS:
    Christchurch to Christchurch
  •    TOUR CATEGORY:
    Independent Coach Tour
  •    TRANSPORTATION:
    Coach
  •    TOUR DEPARTURES:
    Daily
  •    AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
    Included
  •    MEALS:
    7 x Breakfast 
  •    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    First Class Hotels, Superior Hotels, Standard Hotels
  •    PASSENGERS:
    no minimum number of passengers
  •    TOUR CODE:
    GTNZ22
  •    PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION:
    “Available“
  •    CITIES/REGIONS VISITED:

    CHRISTCHURCH – DUNEDIN – QUEENSTOWN – MILFORD SOUND – GLACIER REGION

ITINERARY

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Depart from ,

DAY 1 : ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival in Christchurch, ‘The Garden City’, seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

DAY 2 : CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN

Travel south across the Canterbury Plains to reach the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin, renowned for the local wildlife and Otago University. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dunedin city this afternoon. In winter months (May – September) the sightseeing tour of Dunedin city will be taken on the morning of Day 3 allowing a free afternoon on arrival for optional activities. (B)

DAY 3 : DUNEDIN - QUEENSTOWN

A free morning for optional activities before departing Dunedin. Travel to Queenstown this afternoon. For seat in coach passengers, this will start with a train journey through the Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi, then continue by coach following old gold-mining trails. (B)

DAY 4 : MILFORD SOUND

Follow the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Return to Queenstown. (B)

DAY 5 : QUEENSTOWN

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungy jumping, jetboating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the tour price. (B)

DAY 6 : QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION

Travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. (B)

DAY 7 : GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the TranzAlpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to reach ‘the garden city’ of Christchurch.

DAY 8 : DEPARTURE DAY

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your New Zealand Vacation! (B)

Arrive to ,

Inclusions & Highlights

Our Package Touring offers the following:

 Daily departures
No minimum number of passengers
Breakfasts Daily at all hotels
All sightseeing entry fees included (as mentioned in each itinerary)
A choice of accommodation options
All tours can be added to
All packages can be taken in reverse (except ‘Stunning New Zealand’)

ACCOMMODATION

Standard Accommodation Options
Standard is equivalent to a good 3-star tourist hotel.These hotels represent excellent value for money and usually have a licensed restaurant and bar on the premises.

Superior Accommodation Options
Superior describes hotels in the 3 1/2 to 4-star category. More often than not, these will be centrally located and offering a wide range of services and facilities.

First Class Accommodation Options
First Class are central city or resort location hotels at the top end of the scale rating 4 to 4 1/2 stars. All hotels at this level have excellent facilities, bars and restaurants etc, full services, and many feature swimming pool, spa baths, and fully equipped gymnasium for the enjoyment of guests.