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Queenstown, West Coast & TranzAlpine

Categories:

  • Holidays
  • New Zealand

Price:

From $1,399

Stay:

4 nights

Travel Dates:

Monday 1st of May 2017 until Saturday 30th of September 2017

Description:

Queenstown, West Coast & TranzAlpine - 5 Days / 4 Nights - from $1399* per person.

Itinerary : 

On this Short Break you’ll travel with a different Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, for a more diverse experience.

Day 1: Welcome to Queenstown

On arrival at Queenstown Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm). The remainder of your day is free to take in the many scenic vistas. Tonight, make your own way to the Steamer Wharf for your cruise on the historic TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining sheep show between courses provides a glimpse into high country farm life.
 

*Note: During 15 May – 14 Sep the TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak BBQ Dinner is replaced by the Queenstown Skyline Gondola & Buffet Dinner.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Queenstown (Superior), 2 nights.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Queenstown. Perhaps try white water rafting, a jet boat ride or a wine tasting tour (all own expense). You could simply relax, shop or enjoy time at one the many cafés and restaurants while soaking up the alpine views.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Queenstown – Franz Josef Glacier

Travel along the rugged West Coast Road and over the Haast Pass. Through the Gates of Haast is a lost world that’s so spectacular and remote UNESCO designated it a World Heritage area. This afternoon there’s free time to explore Franz Josef township. Perhaps take a scenic flight over the Franz Josef Glacier or over Mt. Cook or a valley walk with a local glacier guide (all own expense). The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast glaciers. Tonight you’ll enjoy a special West Coast dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing) (Standard) or Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) (Superior)

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Franz Josef – TranzAlpine – Christchurch

This morning continue to Greymouth, the largest town on the West Coast. Here you’ll board the world-famous TranzAlpine, one of the top six train journeys in the world. Your train departs Greymouth and climbs into the Southern Alps before descending the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. There are 19 tunnels and four viaducts, with Staircase Viaduct being 73 metres high. Dinner is at your hotel.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch (Standard) or Novotel Christchurch (Superior)

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Farewell from Christchurch

Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Included Meals: Breakfast

Note: This itinerary is valid for departures until 30 Sept 2017.

Departs : Daily from Queenstown

Inclusions : 

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (4)
  • Dinners (3)
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 14 days prior to travel

* It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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