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Ultimate Solo Travellers Tour

10 nights from £6,569 per person Including Flights

Overview

Travelling across New Zealand’s phenomenal landscapes is an incredible experience, and meeting new like-minded friends along the way is even more so. This fantastic 10-night escorted tour is a great way to meet new people and experience New Zealand’s charm together, giving you plenty of once-in-a-lifetime experiences as you start and end in Christchurch.

Hop onboard a luxury 20-seater coach and embark on a fun adventure together. Cruising through Milford Sound, tucking into a delicious high tea at Larnach Castle, journeying over massive viaducts on board a world-class train…these epic excursions will be sure to entice you (GPT).

Highlights

  • Embark on a guided tour through Larnach Castle
  • Cruise along the stunning Milford Sound and enjoy lunch on board
  • Sail across Lake Wakatipu on the historic TSS Earnslaw
  • Venture on a fabulous TranzAlpine rail journey
  • Explore Christchurch and Dunedin with great city sightseeing tours

 

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Christchurch

Arrive in Christchurch and be transferred to your hotel. This evening you’ll meet your fellow travellers over a complimentary pre-dinner drink.

Overnight: Sudima Christchurch City (Dinner included)

Day 2

Christchurch

Your morning will start with a trip to the International Antarctic Centre designed to provide an informative account of life in the coldest place on earth. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, ride on the Hugglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguin and be immersed in the 4D theatre. Followed by a city tour of Christchurch and a free evening allows you to explore further. 

Overnight: Sudima Christchurch City (Breakfast included)

Day 3

Arthur’s Pass – Franz Josef

You’ll board one of the world’s best train journeys – the TranzAlpine. Gasp at the remarkable scenery as you whizz over magnificent viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika to a Greenstone Factory before continuing onto Franz Josef, you’ll have the chance to experience an optional scenic flight over the astonishing glaciers.

Overnight: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Franz Josef – Queenstown

Today you will travel south along the West Coast which offers amazing sights of the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Continue via the Haast Pass before arriving into picturesque Queenstown. The evening in Queenstown will be free for you to enjoy at your own leisure.

Overnight: Millennium Queenstown (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Queenstown

The daytime is free for you to explore as you please. In the evening, you will board the TSS Earnslaw for a leisurely cruise to Walter Peak Station, where you’ll be treated to a delicious first-class dinner and a short farm tour in the Colonel’s Homstead.

Overnight: Millennium Queenstown (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6

Te Anau

Your morning starts at a leisurely pace before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you will visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you might like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional cost).

Overnight: Distinction Te Anau Hotels & Villas (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7

Milford Sound

Enjoy the fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you will board your launch for a nature cruise along the breath-taking fiord, a wonderful way to start the day. With views of spectacular Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak as your backdrop, enjoy your picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau for some free time, perhaps visit the Fiordland Cinema which was specially constructed to screen the locally filmed movie Ata Whenua – Shadowland which will take you on an unforgettable journey.

Overnight: Distinction Te Anau Hotels & Villas (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8

Dunedin

Once you’ve departed Te Anua you will travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the “Edinburgh of the South”. Enjoy a fascinating city tour along with some free time to explore for yourself.

Overnight: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Mt Cook

Today you will travel along the Otago Peninsula to spend some time visiting the fascinating Larnach Castle to hear scandalous stories about its history, wander the gardens before enjoying an Ultimate High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. Continue your travels to Oamaru which is famous for its jaw-dropping limestone, following the Waitaki River, Lake Benmore on your way to Mt Cook.

Overnight: The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing) Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 10

Christchurch

Marvel at Mt Cook this morning, there might be an opportunity for a scenic flight (optional cost and weather dependant). Continue your journey to Lake Tekapo for views of the brilliant turquoise water and the Church of the Good Shephard before arriving into Christchurch for a city tour. This evening will be spent dining with your fellow travellers at the farewell dinner.

Overnight: Sudima Christchurch City (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 11

Christchurch

Today marks the end of your tour. Say goodbye to your team and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

  • International flights
  • Personalised meet and greet upon arrival in New Zealand
  • Return airport transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation in 4.5* hotels in a single room
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch, 1 high tea and 8 dinners
  • Ultimate small group luxury coach with 20 reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • All sightseeing attractions as listed in the itinerary: International Antarctic Centre, TranzAlpine Rail, TSS Earnslaw cruise on Lake Wakatipu, visit the Lake District Museum, Nature cruise and lunch on Milford Sound, city sights tour of Christchurch and Dunedin.

What’s Not Included

  • Optional excursions: scenic flight, Glowworm Caves or Fiorldnad Cinema viewing.

2021 Tour Departure Dates: 7 Jan

Jenn O'Neill
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