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4 Day Glacier Wonder – Economy Coach Tour

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Description

A perfect introduction to the spectacular sights and stunning landscapes of the South Island. Travel through the Canterbury Plains and onto Lake Tekapo. Pass by spectacular scenery and continue south to Queenstown. Head to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the Haast Pass. Travel north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers.

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Transfers within journey
  • Skyline Gondola Queenstown
  • Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing
  • TranzAlpine Train Journey
  • Views of Mt Cook National Park

Other Information

Duration

  • 4 Days (3) nights

Departure

  • ​Reporting time 7.30 am at the Sky City Coach Terminal. Departs at 8.00 am EVERY DAY.

Additional Nights – Available to any destination of your choosing. You can add an extra night for a competitive rate. If you would like to extend your tour, please advise your consultant when making your booking. We definitely recommend that you spend extra nights prior to and after your tour to explore the gateway destinations, as these provide many unique attractions worth going the extra mile for.

Flexible Itineraries
All our New Zealand coach tours can be adapted to your individual specifications. If a tour does not entirely suit you, we can provide a personalised coach touring holiday that fits you like a glove. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do, and we will organise it for you.

Transfers Included
Transfers are included between your accommodation and transport on the Tour. If you need to we can book your pre-tour arrangements or you can make your own way to the Tour departure location.

Daily Departures

The tours operate every day and use routine train, ferry and motor coach services. All hotel, motel accommodation, transportation and essential sightseeing are pre-arranged for you.

Are meals included on your Tours?

Hotel and Motel accommodation on the tour are not inclusive of meals. There are many local restaurants and cafe’s from which you can sample, for your dining pleasure. Breakfast options are available to you and these can be provided on enquiry with your consultant.

Is there a Tour Guide travelling with us on the trip?
As you will be travelling independently, on scheduled coach and rail services, this is an unescorted tour. Unless otherwise stated your tour drivers will provide commentary for you to enjoy while you relax in comfort.

Can you tell me the difference between Silver and Bronze accommodation.
With Silver accommodation your stay will be in selected hotels or motor inns that are centrally located. They have a selection of bars and restaurants for your perusal, and deluxe rooms with the facilities expected of superior accommodation. With Bronze accommodation your stay will be in motels or hotels centrally located at your destination. Some of the motel accommodation will provide kitchen facilities, TV, radio etc.

Do I have to carry my own bags or will somebody do it for me?

With Gold and Silver hotels accommodation a porter will be able to assist you with your bags. Bronze accommodation does not have porters, but should you need assistance your driver will be happy to help.

I am travelling alone but I do not want to pay the single room supplement. Can you find me a roommate?
Regrettably we are unable to match you up with another traveller as the occurrence of another person travelling on the same tour with the same dates and class as you is extremely unlikely.

Where do your tours depart from?
The Auckland coaches depart from the Intercity terminal, at Sky City , Hobson Street . Auckland trains depart from the Britomart railway station. The Christchurch coaches depart from the Intercity Terminal at 118 Bealey Ave (between Colombo St and Durham St intersections). Christchurch trains depart from the Addington railway station at Clarence Street in Riccarton .

Christchurch - Queenstown - At Queenstown - Queenstown - Glaciers - Glaciers - Christchurch

DAY1

Christchurch - Queenstown

Depart Christchurch travelling through the Canterbury Plains and onto Lake Tekapo. Pass by spectacular scenery and continue south arriving in Queenstown in the late afternoon.

Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.

DAY2

At Queenstown

Today is a free day for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and bungy jumping.

DAY3

Queenstown - Glaciers

Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the Haast Pass. Travel north, through dense rainforest broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice*. Consider staying an extra day.

Stay 1 night in Fox or Franz Josef Glacier townships.

*Due to shorter daylight hours, this may not be available over winter.

DAY4

Glaciers - Christchurch

Travel north along the narrow, bush clad, coastal plain past Hokitika, to Greymouth. Board the renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the Otira Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.

Bronze Accommodation Silver Accommodation Gold Accommodation
SingleNZ $1,469.00NZ $1,779.00NZ $1,909.00
Twin ShareNZ $1,079.00NZ $1,229.00NZ $1,299.00

Prices valid until 30 September 2015. Prices quoted are per person and are room only. Prices do not include meals.

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