7-Day Grand New Zealand Glacier Tour From Christchurch
Product Code: 4875-398485
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Travel through alpine rainforest
  • • Church of Good Shepherd
  • • Explore Franz Josef Glacier
  • • TranzAlpine train journey
Tour Code
4875-398485
Duration
7 days
Departure City
Christchurch
End City
Christchurch
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO, Nature, Adventure

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Christchurch

Christchurch

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

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4:00pm).
Dinner is at your hotel.

Tips:
Dinner is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Christchurch

Christchurch - Mt. Cook

Hotel: Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook View (Standard) / Superior Rooms (Superior) or similar

Say farewell to Christchurch as we travel through lush farmland to Lake Tekapo and visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd.

We'll continue into the Southern Alps towards Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You’ll arrive at Mount Cook Village to enjoy a 3 course lunch and overnight stay at the famous Hermitage Hotel. You’ll have the chance to take a scenic flight over this alpine region (own expense).

Tips:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.
Day 03
Queenstown

Mt. Cook - Queenstown

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort (Standard) / Millennium Hotel (Superior) or similar

You’ll have time at leisure to explore Mt. Cook National Park.

This afternoon travel further south, you’ll cross the Lindis Pass, skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan and the small township of Cromwell, famed for its fruit growing. Your day concludes in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Tonight you are free to sample local cuisine at one Queenstown’s many restaurants or cafes.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 04
Queenstown

Queenstown

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort (Standard) / Millennium Hotel (Superior) or similar

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Queenstown.

Perhaps try White Water Rafting, a jet boat ride, wine tasting or simply relax, shop and enjoy the many cafes and restaurants while soaking in the alpine view.

Tonight, make your own way to the Steamer Wharf for a cruise on the historic TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak for a gourmet BBQ dinner.

An entertaining farm show provides a glimpse into high-country life, and then enjoy a festive sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown.

Tips:
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Franz Josef

Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier

Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Hotel – Graham Wing (Standard) / Scenic Franz Josef Hotel – Douglas Wing (Superior) or similar

Departing Queenstown we'll along the rugged West Coast Road and over the Haast Pass to encounter New Zealand's famous glaciers.

Discover the rich alpine rainforest as you journey through this historic region. Through the Gates of Haast is a lost world that's so spectacular and remote UNESCO designated it a "World Heritage" area. From Haast to Jackson Bay there are empty shingle beaches, dunes, lakes and wetlands, all with the soaring backdrop of the Southern Alps making it an outdoor enthusiast's playground. There is an abundance of wildlife so keep a careful look out for fur seals, Hectors Dolphins and Fiordland Crested Penguins.

This afternoon there’s free time to explore Franz Josef township. Perhaps take a scenic flight over the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier or over Mt Cook, the highest 15 mountain in the Southern Hemisphere 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. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking options.

Tonight you’ll enjoy a special West Coast dinner at your hotel.

Tips:
Breakfast and Dinner are included.
Day 06
Christchurch

Tranzalpine - Christchurch

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

This morning embark on a journey through the wild West Coast, taking in the pounamu (greenstone) rich region of Hokitika, on your way into Greymouth. Perhaps enjoy a quick bite at the Monteith’s Brewery, a West Coast institution, or make a West Coast greenstone purchase from a local carver.

Then board the TranzAlpine train, officially one of the world’s Top 6 Train Journey’s, for a spectacular journey through the Southern Alps into Christchurch.

You will be transferred from the Christchurch Train Station to your hotel, where a warm, welcoming dinner awaits.

Tips:
Breakfast and Dinner are included.
Day 07
Christchurch

Christchurch

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport to
connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival

For arriving flights please arrive before 4:00pm.

Departure

Departing flights may be at any time on the final day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary Christchurch airport transfers
  • 6-night hotel accommodations (choice of Standard or Superior)
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch on Day 2, Dinner on Day 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
  • Return airport/hotel transfers
  • Professional driver/guide

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
Special Notes
  • Amendments Policy
    a) If you amend your booking before a confirmation has been issued, no contract has been entered into and there is no charge.
    b) If, after a confirmation has been issued, you wish to alter your tour arrangements or to change the departure date we shall do our upmost to make the changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to your touring/travel arrangements must be received from the person who originally made the booking at least 8 weeks before the departure date of the tour. This will incur an administration fee of £50 per person.
    c) If you amend your booking within 8 weeks of the departure date of your tour, this will be treated as a cancellation and a new booking, incurring cancellation charges as set below in addition to the cost of your new tour booking.
  • Cancellation Policy
    Period of Notice --------------------------------------------------------- Cancellation Fee
    More than 47 Days prior to departure ------------------------------ Deposit Forfeited
    46-24 Days -------------------------------------------------------------- 27.5% of tour price
    23-10 Days ---------------------------------------------------------------- 33% of tour price
    09-01 Days -----------------------------------------------------------------100% of tour price
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Price for Double/Triple Occupancy applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
* Children 2-15 years of age are entitled to the child price when sharing with 1 adult (unless stipulated otherwise)
* Maximum room capacity: 3 people including adult and child/infant.
* Tour prices are based on Australia dollars (AUD) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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