9 Days Southern Spotlight Escorted Coach Tour Holidays Package

9 Days Southern Spotlight Holidays Package

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Below you will find what we consider to be the best value for money stay-drive itineraries covering the most popular areas of New Zealand or if you prefer you can design your own itinerary and we will be happy to provide a cost for New Zealand holidays package.

Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch

Upon arrival  Christchurch Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel.This evening you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch.

Day 2: Christchurch – Omarama

Today you will travel through McKenzie country visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo and enjoy the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park before arriving at your overnight accommodation

Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama. B D

Day 3: Omarama – Dunedin

Today you leave the centre of the South Island and make your way to Oamaru famous for its white limestone buildings before making your way to Dunedin where a city tour is provided.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. B D

Day 4: Dunedin – Te Anau

The morning at leisure before heading off across South Otago’s fertile, sheep-filled farming land en route to Te Anau, on the shores of the largest lake in the South Island. An option is available to visit Te Anau Glow Worm Caves.

Hotel: Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau. B D

Day 5: Te Anau – Queenstown

The scenery today is spectacular as you journey into the Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, where you’ll cruise on the waters of this natural wonder and admire the spectacle that it is. After the cruise you will journey back through Te Anau to the excitement capital of New Zealand, Queenstown. The day of highlights is completed with a city tour of Queenstown.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown, 2 nights. B

Day 6: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

At leisure to explore as you wish with many optional tours available. In the evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue ‘Highlight Dinner’ at the Colonel’s Homestead.  B HD

Day 7: Queenstown – Franz Josef

The journey today will take you through Arrowtown, Cromwell and the lakes of Dunstan, Hawea & Wanaka. Travelling over the Haast Pass you will view amazing Thunder Creek Falls before arriving onto the West Coast. Passing Fox Glacier the biggest of the West Coast Glaciers you will make your way to Franz Josef Glacier for your overnight accommodation.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, (Graham Wing) Franz Josef. B D

Day 8: Franz Josef – Christchurch

Leaving Franz Josef you travel via Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Upon arrival Greymouth you will continue  to Arthur’s Pass to board the TranzAlpine, one of the top six train journeys in the world. This spectacular journey takes you through the Southern Alps and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

Your holiday is celebrated with your Tour Director and new-found friends over a dinner.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. B D

Day 9: Farewell from Christchurch

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward journey. B

Departures:

18 September 16 – Cost $2290.00pp – Twin Share

25 September 16 – Cost $2290.00pp – Twin Share

09 October 16 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

16 October 16 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

23 October 16 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

06 November 16 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

20 November 16 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

11 December 16 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

18 December 16 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

01 January 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

08 January 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

15 January 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

29 January 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

05 February 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

12 February 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

19 February 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

26 February 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

05 March 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

12 March 17 – Cost $2440.00pp – Twin Share

02 April 17 – Cost $2290.00pp – Twin Share

30 April 17 – Cost $2290.00pp – Twin Share

 

Departures are guaranteed

Conditions:

Deposit of $300.00pp is required 7days from confirmation
Balance is due 90days prior to departure.

5% Discount is reflected in above costs

Prices are subject to currency fluctuation

Highlights

  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • View mighty Mt. Cook
  • Tour the sights of Dunedin
  • Cruise on Milford Sound
  • Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls
  • Visit historic Arrowtown
  • Free day in Queenstown
  • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Get up-close to Franz Josef Glacier
  • Journey across plains, through Alps and gorges on the TranzAlpine Train

Best Buy Holiday Inclusions

Dining Inclusions

  • Full buffet breakfasts (8) B
  • ‘Highlight dinner’ (1) HD
  • Dinners (5) D

Inclusions

  • Experienced Tour Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by Luxury coach
  • Included Choice experiences

Tours are in conjunction with AAT Kings