11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape

11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape

The ultimate getaway featuring New Year’s Eve in Wellington

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Small Group Tours
From: Wellington to Christchurch
Departures: Dec 2019 - Dec 2021
Price: From (NZD) $6364 per person
Tour Operator: Grand Pacific Tours
Duration: 11 Days
Tour Code: GPNZ11UNY


10 nights premium hotel accommodation
10 cooked breakfasts, 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: : Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch
Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
Professional Coach Captain
Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
Larnach Castle
Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch
Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
Lakes District Museum
TranzAlpine Rail Journey
City Sights tour of Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Wellington

On arrival into Wellington you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Stay: Hotel InterContinental Wellington (2 nights) (D)

Day 2
Wellington - New Year’s Eve

A highlight will be time to explore Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital. This afternoon is free before preparing to see in the New Year with your fellow travellers. (B,D)

Day 3
Wellington - Picton - Blenheim

Board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton, board the coach for travel to Blenheim. This evening at dinner sample local Marlborough wines.

Stay: Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel (B, D)

Day 4
Blenheim - Christchurch

Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Continue into the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour.

Stay: Hotel Sudima Christchurch City (B)

Day 5
Christchurch - Dunedin

Depart Christchurch and travel south through Oamaru, famous for its limestone. In Dunedin enjoy a city tour followed by some free time at leisure.

Stay: Hotel Distinction Dunedin (B,D)

Day 6
Dunedin - Te Anau

Travel to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the scandalous history on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau.

Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (B, D)

Day 7
Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown

This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue to Queenstown where this evening is free to dine at leisure.

Stay: Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights) (B,L)

Day 8
Queenstown (Free Day)

Today is a free day with many sightseeing options available. This evening board the TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak station. On arrival sit back and relax as you are treated to the best of NZ’s high country cuisine in the Colonel’s Homestead. (B, SD)

Day 9
Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass and see the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps enroute to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Stay: Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat (B, D)

Day 10
Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass, board the TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery through to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Stay: Hotel Sudima Christchurch (B, SD)

Day 11
Depart Christchurch

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

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11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape
Small Group Tours
Tour Code: GPNZ11UNY
From (NZD) $6364 per person
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Departures: Dec 2019 - Dec 2021

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