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9 Day Classic TranzAlpine Escorted Coach Tour South Island Tours, New Zealand

 

Join the 9 Day Classic TranzAlpine Escorted Coach Tour with absolutely everything taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday!

  •    TOUR DURATION:
    9 days
  •    TOUR STARTS/ENDS:
    CHRISTCHURCH to CHRISTCHURCH
  •    TOUR CATEGORY:
    Escorted Coach Tour
  •    TRANSPORTATION:
    Coach
  •    TOUR DEPARTURES:
    check “DATES & PRICES” on this page
  •    AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
    Included
  •    MEALS:
    8 Breakfast ,7 Dinner 
  •    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    Superior Hotels, Standard Hotels
  •    PASSENGERS:
    check the maximum number of passengers in the itinerary
  •    TOUR CODE:
    GTNZ02
  •    PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION:
    “Available“
  •    CITIES/REGIONS VISITED:

    CHRISTCHURCHMT COOKOMARAMA – DUNEDIN TE ANAU – MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN – HAAST PASSFOX GLACIER – GREYMOUTH

     

ITINERARY

Depart from ,

DAY 1 : ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH

Welcome to New Zealand! A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport, with transport waiting to take you to your hotel.

Stay: Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport (1 night)

DAY 2 : CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - OMARAMA

A brief tour of Christchurch and its surrounds before travelling across the Canterbury Plains into MacKenzie Country. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog statue at Lake Tekapo, before continuing to Mt Cook National Park. Admire the majesty of Mt Cook before travelling on to Omarama.

(B,D)

Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel (1 night)

DAY 3 : OMARAMA - DUNEDIN

Pass large hydro lakes as you travel down the Waitaki Valley to Oamaru and Dunedin the ‘Scottish’ city. A visit to Olveston House before the afternoon is at your leisure. Your Coach Captain will be able to assist in arranging your afternoon activities.

(B,D)

Stay: Cargills Hotel (1 night)

DAY 4 : DUNEDIN - TE ANAU

This morning visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle, with spectacular views across the Otago Peninsula. Heading inland we then cross rich farmlands to the agricultural towns of Gore and Lumsden before arriving at Lake Te Anau.

(B,D)

Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (1 night)

DAY 5 : TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN

Pass through the Homer Tunnel and descend into the Cleddau Canyon to reach majestic Milford Sound, dominated by Mitre Peak. A launch cruise takes you to the open sea and the Bowen and Stirling Falls. Return to Te Anau and on to Mossburn, then skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu to reach Queenstown. Dinner tonight is at the Skyline Restaurant, where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed.

(B,D)

Stay: Rydges Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 6 : QUEENSTOWN

Today is at your leisure whilst in the adventure capital. You can either sit back and relax, or your Coach Captain is available to assist with any optional activities you would like to do.

(B,D)

DAY 7 : QUEENSTOWN - HAAST PASS - FOX GLACIER

Pass picturesque Lake Hayes, on to an area steeped in fascinating history relating to early settlement and the goldmining era, to Lake Wanaka. Cross the Haast Pass into the Mt Aspiring and Westland National Parks. Continue driving north along the coast to the magnificent Glacier region.

(B,D)

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier (1 night)

DAY 8 : FOX GLACIER - GREYMOUTH - CHRISTCHURCH

Visit a Greenstone (Jade) factory where craftsmen cut and polish giant boulders to create fine jewellery. Join the TranzAlpine train in Greymouth and travel through rainforests to Otira, snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps, the rugged Gorges of the Waimakariri River and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

(B,D)

Stay: Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport (1 night)

DAY 9 : DEPARTURE DAY - CHRISTCHURCH

You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport to join your flight home.
(B)

Arrive to ,

Inclusions & Highlights

– Meet and greet on arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel
– Quality ‘standard’ (3-3.5 star) level hotel accommodation on a single or twin/double share basis
– Daily Breakfast and dinners as detailed in each itinerary
– Fully escorted by your knowledgeable coach captain and commentary provided
– A complimentary travel kit including a carry bag, umbrella, travel diary, pen and travel wallet
– Activities mentioned in Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION

Please check the itinerary.