11 Day Ultimate Solo Travellers Tour

11 Day Ultimate Solo Travellers Tour

Experience the South Island of New Zealand on this tour designed for solo travellers. Take a step aboard the deluxe Ultimate Coach, which offers a level of comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle. With only 20 travellers on each Ultimate tour, every aspect of your New Zealand holiday is personal.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Small Group Tours
From: Christchurch to Christchurch
Departures: Jan 2021 - Jan 2021
Price: From (NZD) $8324 per person
Tour Operator: Grand Pacific Tours
Duration: 11 Days
Tour Code: GPSI11UST

Inclusions

10 nights premium hotel accommodation
10 cooked breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch & 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners
International Antarctic Centre
Coast to coast TranzAlpine Train journey through the Southern Alps
Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
Lakes District Museum
Milford Sound Cruise
Guided tour of Larnach Castle & Gardens
City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Christchurch

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy luxe benefits and a complimentary pre dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

Stay: Sudima Christchurch (2 nights) (D)

Day 2
Christchurch

This morning visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further. (B)

Day 3
Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing to the township of Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (B, D)

Day 4
Franz Josef - Queenstown

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants.

Stay: Millennium Queenstown (2 nights) (B)

Day 5
Queenstown (Free Day)

Today is a free day with plenty of optional activities to choose from. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or to get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. (B, SD)

Day 6
Queenstown - Te Anau

Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional).

Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 7
Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau

Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You may like to visit the Fiordland Cinema, specially constructed to screen the locally filmed movie Ata Whenua – Shadowland which will take you on an unforgettable journey (optional). (B,L,D)

Day 8
Te Anau - Dunedin

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Optional activities include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s most popular beer, see wildlife in their natural habitat or take a tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing many treasures of a bygone era.

Stay: Hotel Distinction Dunedin (B, D)

Day 9
Dunedin - Mt Cook

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. There is time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River
and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook.

Stay: The Hermitage Hotel (B, D)

Day 10
Mt Cook - Christchurch

This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Stay: Sudima Christchurch City (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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Hate the early morning starts but realise that's part and parcel of a coach tour. There's a lot to see over the course of a day and we covered a lot of ground.
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