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8 Day Classic TranzAlpine Vista

Christchurch

Franz Josef

Queenstown

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
  • Highlights: Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

    Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel
Day 2: Mt Cook - Omarama
  • Highlights: After a brief tour of Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains into the MacKenzie Country. View the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial at Lake Tekapo. Visit Mt Cook National Park, a World Heritage listed site covering over 70,000 hectares of breathtaking alpine scenery before travelling on to Omarama. Optional ski plane and helicopter flights are available subject to weather conditions.

    Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel (B, D)
Day 3: Arrowtown - Queenstown
  • Highlights: Travel through the McKenzie Country before beginning the assent over the Lindis Pass to the township of Cromwell. Continue on to Arrowtown, set beneath the rugged Crown Range. This historic village locayed beside the Arrow River was once a haven for the gold prospectors of the 1860s and features a fascinating collection of mining cottages with an atmosphere straight out of last century. Later this afternoon, travel on to Queenstown, regarded as New Zealand’s premier holiday destination. Tonight, ride the Skyline gondola to the top of Bobs Peak where both the dining and the views are unsurpassed.

    Hotel: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel and Resort (B, D)
Day 4: At leisure Queenstown
  • Highlights: 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. Experience the thrills of riding on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat , perhaps cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, take a 4WD 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. Tonight is fee for you to enjoy one of the many restaurants and bistros on offer in town.

    Hotel: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel and Resort (B, D)
Day 5: Spectacular Doubtful Sound Wilderness Experience
  • Highlights: Travel with us today to this untouched world deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. After an early breakfast, skirt the shores of Lake Wakatipu and travel through lush farmland to Te Anau. A short drive brings us to Manapouri, where you enjoy a leisurely cruise across this picturesque lake to West Arm. This is followed by a trip on New Zealands most expensive road, travelling over Wilmot Pass and pausing along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening far below. Here you will board the spacious, purpose built catamaran Patea Explorer, for a three hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise our knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region through their commentary. They will answer questions, point out landmarks and provide you with information about the varied wildlife you may encounter like dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. As the majesty of Doubtful Sound unfolds before you, you will be struck by its silence, a silence broken only by birdsong or the rushing of a distant waterfall. Its beauty and vastness will take your breath away. Return to Queenstown late evening and enjoy dinner at your hotel on arrival.

    Hotel: Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort (B, L, D)
Day 6: Wanaka - Haast Pass
  • Highlights: Stop at Lake 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 rugged and wild West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

    Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (B,D)
Day 7: TranzAlpine - Christchurch
  • Highlights: At Hokitika, we stop to visit to a Pounamu, (also known as Greenstone or Jade) factory. At 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 through the Southern Alps, over massive viaducts, river valleys and gorges.

    Hotel: Sudima Christchurch Hotel (B, D)
Day 8: Depart Christchurch
  • Highlights: Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport to connect with your onward flight. (B)
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Fares and Pricing
Guaranteed Departure Dates
Tour code: SK Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price
Start: Christchurch Finish: Christchurch Share Twin (NZD) Single (NZD)
24 Sep 2017 01 Oct 2017 $3115 $340 $2775 $4215 $340 $3875 Enquire
08 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
19 Nov 2017 26 Nov 2017 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
26 Nov 2017 03 Dec 2017 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
07 Jan 2018 14 Jan 2018 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
28 Jan 2018 04 Feb 2018 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
11 Feb 2018 18 Feb 2018 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
18 Feb 2018 25 Feb 2018 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
11 Mar 2018 18 Mar 2018 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
18 Mar 2018 25 Mar 2018 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
08 Apr 2018 15 Apr 2018 $3315 $340 $2975 $4439 $340 $4099 Enquire
Prices valid from 01 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2018 and are priced per person
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Discounts (01 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2018)
 
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Above discounted prices apply when you book and pay in full by 30 June 2017.
Includes:
  • 7 nights premium accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers
  • World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Southern Lakes District
  • Historic Arrowtown
  • West Coast Glaciers
  • Christchurch City Tour
  • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown
  • Visit to Greenstone (Jade) factory
  • World famous TranzAlpine train

    Exclusive discount NZ$340 per person on departures Oct through April. Ask us for details.
Includes:
  • 7 nights premium accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers
  • World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Southern Lakes District
  • Historic Arrowtown
  • West Coast Glaciers
  • Christchurch City Tour
  • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Skyline Gondola and Dinner, Queenstown
  • Visit to Greenstone (Jade) factory
  • World famous TranzAlpine train

    Exclusive discount NZ$340 per person on departures Oct through April. Ask us for details.