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Fully Guided Coach Group Solo Travellers Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 4,776 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 228 Per Person
 Trip Length
11 Days
 Trip Starts
Christchurch
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
11 Day Signature South Island Solo Travellers Itinerary (Grand Pacific)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Our Price From 4,776 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 228 Per Person
 Trip Length
11 Days
 Trip Starts
Christchurch
 Trip Finishes
Christchurch
11 Day Signature South Island Solo Travellers Itinerary (Grand Pacific)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Accommodation
4 Star
Max. Group Size
32
Trip Style
Signature
Trip Code
SGPSO11
Accommodation
4 Star
Max. Group Size
32
Trip Style
Signature
Trip Code
SGPSO11

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 11 Day Signature South Island Solo Travellers. Experience New Zealand's spectacular South Island with like-minded travellers in Premium Economy Comfort in a mid-size group. Explore key highlights including the world-renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey and a Milford Sound Cruise and Lunch. Many life-long friendships will be forged, as well as memories to last a lifetime. Tour includes a guaranteed single room.
Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 11 Day Signature South Island Solo Travellers. Experience New Zealand's spectacular South Island with like-minded travellers in Premium Economy Comfort in a mid-size group. Explore key highlights including the world-renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey and a Milford Sound Cruise and Lunch. Many life-long friendships will be forged, as well as memories to last a lifetime. Tour includes a guaranteed single room.

Itinerary

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Stay Two Nights: Distinction Christchurch (D)

This morning visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further. (B)

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to the township of Franz Josef to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Hotel Mercure Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day for optional sightseeing. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel's Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. (B/SD)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Stay Two Nights: Distinction Luxmore (B/D)

Depart Te Anau for 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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. (B/L/D)

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South'. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore, then travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour followed by Devonshire Tea. Stay: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (B/D)

Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Travel to Twizel for your overnight stay. Stay: MacKenzie Country Hotel (B/D)

Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch for a city tour. This evening enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your new friends at the farewell dinner. Stay: Distinction Christchurch (B/SD)

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Stay Two Nights: Distinction Christchurch (D)

This morning visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further. (B)

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to the township of Franz Josef to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Hotel Mercure Queenstown (B)

Today is a free day for optional sightseeing. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel's Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. (B/SD)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Stay Two Nights: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau (B/D)

Depart Te Anau for 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 lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. (B/L/D)

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South'. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore, then travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour followed by Devonshire Tea. Stay: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (B/D)

Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Travel to Twizel for your overnight stay. Stay: MacKenzie Country Hotel (B/D)

Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch for a city tour. This evening enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your new friends at the farewell dinner. Stay: Distinction Christchurch (B/SD)

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
  • Larnach Castle
  • City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin

  • Premium Economy comfort on a full-size coach with 2 door access, seat back tray table, cup holder, restroom; daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance
  • Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader
  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 10 nights 4 star accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 rail journey
  • 2 cruises
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Extensive Optional Tours Programme
  • Classic Documentation Pack

  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner including pre-dinner drink, Christchurch
  • 1 picnic lunch: Milford Sound Cruise
  • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea at Larnach Castle
  • Enjoy GPT Hotel Wine Time (discounted drinks)

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
  • Larnach Castle
  • City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin

  • Premium Economy comfort on a full-size coach with 2 door access, seat back tray table, cup holder, restroom; daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance
  • Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader
  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 10 nights 4 star accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 rail journey
  • 2 cruises
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Classic Documentation Pack

  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner including pre-dinner drink, Christchurch
  • 1 lunch: Milford Sound Cruise
  • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea at Larnach Castle
  • Enjoy GPT Hotel Wine Time (discounted drinks)

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm
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