Ultimate Christmas Tour

11 Day Small Group Tour from Christchurch to Christchurch with Grand Pacific

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour. Tour New Zealand's majestic South Island over 11 days with a deluxe small group holiday. Begin in Christchurch (Garden City), marvel at Mount Cook, enjoy the Scottish heritage of Dunedin, cruise the magnificent Milford Sound, and...read more

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4 - 4 .5 Star
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Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
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Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Grand Pacific
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1 Arrival in Christchurch
On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink. Stay Two Nights: Sudima Christchurch City (D)
2 Christchurch
Today visit the International Antarctic Centre designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. This is followed by an introductory city tour of Christchurch. Enjoy free time this afternoon. This evening is also free to dine at leisure. (B)
3 Christchurch - Mt Cook
Travel through the Southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving at Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. Enjoy a scenic flight (optional, time and weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Stay: The Hermitage Hotel (B/D)
4 Mt Cook - Dunedin
This morning depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continuiue south to Dunedin where you will enjoy an informative city tour followed by some free time. Stay: Distinction Dunedin (B/D)
5 Dunedin - Te Anau
Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by morning tea in the grand ballroom. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau. Stay Two Nights: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (B/D)
6 Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau
This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard before returning to Te Anau for free time. (B/L/D)
7 Te Anau - Queenstown - Christmas Day
Merry Christmas! Today travel to Queenstown, a year round resort, situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak Station for a delicious gourmet Christmas dinner in the Colonel's Homestead. Reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano on your return cruise. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Hotel Queenstown (B/SD)
8 Queenstown (Free Day)
Today is a free day. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Queenstown boasts adventure activities in all forms, from extreme to relaxed exploration. Here you can take a thrilling jet boat ride, pan for gold, 4WD tours into NZ back country, take a wine trail, fish for trout or take a leisurely stroll through Queenstown's excellent shopping area and alongside the Lake Wakatipu. Your Coach Captain is available to assist in any bookings or advice. The evening is also free. You may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. (B)
9 Queenstown - Franz Josef
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 the township of Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (B/D)
10 Franz Josef - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch
Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur's Pass and board The TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a special farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends. Stay: Sudima Christchurch City (B/SD)
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)

Grand Pacific Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • City Sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin
Trip Inclusions
  • Small group travel – limited to 20 travellers
  • Exclusive purpose built luxury touring vehicle - with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Meet and Greet on arrival in New Zealand
  • Personal return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation including hotel porterage
  • 3 two night stays
  • 2 scenic cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • Bonus Group Photo
Included Meals
  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Christmas Dinner Walter Peak - Queenstown; Farewell Dinner with selected beverages - Christchurch (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
  • 2 lunches including Christmas Lunch with all trimmings, Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 Ultimate High Tea at Larnach Castle
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

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