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10 Day Classic TranzAlpine Panorama

Christchurch

Dunedin

Franz Josef

Queenstown

Te Anau

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch
  • Highlights: Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel.

    Hotel: Distinction Hotel (D)
Day 2: Christchurch - Lake Tekapo
  • Highlights: Today begins with a unique experience combining history and sightseeing. Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch’s city centre on-board a beautifully restored heritage tram. We then visit the International Antarctic Centre before crossing the Canterbury Plains, New Zealand’s largest area of flat land, lying between the mighty Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean. Its patchwork of agricultural activity ranges from grazing grass and wheat to herbs and sunflowers. View the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd and the Collie Dog Memorial overlooking Lake Tekapo. There is time this afternoon for some optional alpine flightseeing over the world heritage national parks of Aoraki Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini (subject to weather conditions).

    Hotel: Peppers Bluewater Resort (B, D)
Day 3: Moeraki Boulders - Dunedin
  • Highlights: 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.

    Hotel: Scenic Dunedin City Hotel (B, D)
Day 4: Central Otago - Te Anau
  • Highlights: 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.

    Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (B, D)
Day 5: Milford Sound Cruise
  • Highlights: Follow the Hollyford Valley before descending into the Cleddau Canyon. Drive through the Homer Tunnel into spectacularMilford 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 regions history, flora and fauna as you view spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains and wildlife.

    *** Overnight cruises on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are also available today subject to availability – ask us for details ***

    Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 6: Te Anau - Queenstown
  • Highlights: 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 Earnslaw before reaching the Colonels Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner.

    Hotel: Millennium Hotel (B, D)
Day 7: 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. Take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet Boat, travel to the top of Bobs 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.

    Hotel: Millennium Hotel (B)
Day 8: Wanaka - Franz Josef
  • Highlights: 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 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 to the West Coast, home to the twin glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef.

    Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (B, D)
Day 9: TranzAlpine- Christchurch
  • Highlights: 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.

    Hotel: Sudima Christchurch (B, D)
Day 10: Christchurch - Home
  • Highlights: Sadly, its time to say goodbye to all your new friends. You will be transferred to the airport to join your flight home. (B)
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Fares and Pricing
Guaranteed Departure Dates
Tour code: AL Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price Brochure Price Our Discount Discounted Price
Start: Christchurch Finish: Christchurch Share Twin (NZD) Single (NZD)
Sep 18 2019 Sep 27 2019 $4135 $413 $3722 $5599 $560 $5039 Enquire
Oct 30 2019 Nov 8 2019 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Nov 20 2019 Nov 29 2019 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Dec 4 2019 Dec 13 2019 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Dec 19 2019 Dec 28 2019 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Jan 22 2020 Jan 31 2020 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Feb 5 2020 Feb 14 2020 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Feb 19 2020 Feb 28 2020 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Feb 26 2020 Mar 6 2020 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Mar 18 2020 Mar 27 2020 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
Apr 1 2020 Apr 10 2020 $4445 $445 $4000 $6025 $602 $5423 Enquire
May 13 2020 May 22 2020 $4135 $413 $3722 $5599 $560 $5039 Enquire
Prices valid from 01 Oct 2018 to 31 May 2020 and are priced per person
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Includes:
  • Maximum 48 travellers
  • 9 nights premium accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Travel by 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
  • Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Southern Lakes reion
  • West Coast Glacier Region
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • World famous TranzAlpine train journey
  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Walter Peak Cruise and Dinner
  • Historic village of Arrowtown

Includes:
  • Maximum 48 travellers
  • 9 nights premium accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Travel by 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
  • Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Spectacular Southern Lakes reion
  • West Coast Glacier Region
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • World famous TranzAlpine train journey
  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Walter Peak Cruise and Dinner
  • Historic village of Arrowtown