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This shorter tour focuses on the South Island’s stunning scenery. Cruise Milford Sound, explore Franz Josef Glacier and ride the famous TranzAlpine through the Southern Alps.
- Style: Guided Group Journey
- Duration: 9 days/8 nights
- Starts in: Christchurch
Guide Price £1765
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Cruise Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park
- Ride the TranzAlpine
- Visit Franz Josef Glacier
- Evening cruise on Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw n See Mount Cook National Park
- Travel through Haast Pass
- City tour of Dunedin
Day 1 Christchurch
Arrive in New Zealand’s ‘Garden City’ and transfer to your hotel. Relax and explore the city before an evening welcome reception.
Day 2 Christchurch to Omarama
Visit Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Continue to Mount Cook National Park and take in the stunning alpine vistas.
Day 3 Omarama to Dunedin
Continue to Dunedin for a city tour. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 Dunedin to Te Anau
After a relaxing morning, head across south Otago’s farming region en route to Te Anau.
Day 5 Te Anau to Queenstown The stunning Milford Sound awaits. Cruise this natural wonder with waterfalls and picture-perfect Mitre Peak. Continue past numerous wonderful vistas to Queenstown.
Day 6 Queenstown
Explore Queenstown at leisure before an evening cruise on New Zealand’s oldest steamship to Walter Peak Station.
Day 7 Queenstown to Franz Josef
Travel past Lake Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka and over the Haast Pass en route to the majestic Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 8 Franz Josef to Christchurch
Visit coastal Hokitika and watch a jewellery demonstration, before travelling to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 9 Christchurch
After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Departs:Frequent departures, Jan - Dec 2020.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 8 nights 3 to 4 hotel accommodation including the Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau
- 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners
- International flights
Please Note:Itinerary may change for tours departing 1 Oct 20 onwards.
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