Ultimate New Year Escape

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

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape. Embark on a fully escorted tour of the majestic South Island over the New Year period, featuring New Year’s Eve in Wellington.

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4 - 4 .5 Star
Max Group Size
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Grand Pacific
Grand Pacific
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1 Arrive Wellington
On arrival into Wellington you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink. Stay Two Nights: InterContinental Wellington (D)
2 Wellington - New Year's Eve
A highlight will be time to explore Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital. This afternoon is free before preparing to see in the New Year with your fellow travellers. (B/D)
3 Wellington - Picton - Blenheim
Board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton, board the coach for travel to Blenheim. This evening at dinner sample local Marlborough wines. Stay: Marlborough Vintners Hotel (B/D)
4 Blenheim - Christchurch
Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Continue into the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. Stay: Sudima Christchurch City (B)
5 Christchurch - Dunedin
Depart Christchurch and travel south through Oamaru, famous for its limestone. In Dunedin enjoy a city tour followed by some free time at leisure. Stay: Distinction Dunedin (B/D)
6 Dunedin - Te Anau
Travel to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the scandalous history on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (B/D)
7 Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown
This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue to Queenstown where this evening is free to dine at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Hotel Queenstown (B/L)
8 Queenstown (Free Day)
Today is a free day with many sightseeing options available. This evening board the TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak station. On arrival sit back and relax as you are treated to the best of NZ’s high country cuisine in the Colonel’s Homestead. (B/SD)
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 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, board the TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery through to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found 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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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lake District Museum
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch
  • Larnach Castle
  • City sights tour of Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin
Trip Inclusions
  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 3 cruise
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • BONUS Group Photo
Included Meals
  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Farewell Dinner
  • 1 delicious Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • Marlborough wine with dinner in Blenheim
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

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Monday 30 Dec 2019 Thursday 09 Jan 2020 404per person 5,495per person Enquire
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