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Grand Pacific UltimateGrand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A]

Celebrate Christmas with a difference with Grand Pacific's 11 day Ultimate Christmas Tour. Travel in an intimate group of just 20, with a special Christmas-themed New Zealand adventure. Tour in style as you witness the spectacular South Island and enjoy the festive season Kiwi style. Your mid-winter Christmas will be celebrated with a traditional Christmas dinner at Walter Peak Station, a high country sheep farm near Queenstown. Included are a great range of additional activities and destinations - go ahead and spoil yourself with an early visit from Santa this year!

Join New Zealand Coach Tours and Grand Pacific this festive season on this special one off tour of New Zealand!
 

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch
 11 days/ 10 nights
 Hotel 4 star
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch

At a glance - Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A]

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch. Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City

Day 2: Explore Christchurch including the International Antarctic Centre. Accommodation: The George Hotel, Christchurch

Day 3: Christchurch to Mt Cook via the picturesque Lake Tekapo. Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel

Day 4: Head to the coast today and enjoy adventuring in Dunedin. Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Day 5: Dunedin to Te Anau the entrance to Fiordland. Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 6: Te Anau to Milford Sound to Te Anau . Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 7: Christmas Day! to Queenstown for a lake cruise. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 8: Queenstown free day in the adventure capital. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 9: Queenstown up the wild west coast to Franz Josef. Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 10: Franz Josef inland to to Christchurch. Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City

Day 11: Depart Christchurch .

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Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 1

Arrive Christchurch City

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel.

Grand Pacific 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour

Celebrate Christmas with a difference on the Ultimate Coach. Grand Pacific Tours is delighted to offer only 20 travellers this exclusive opportunity to travel on board our Ultimate Coach during the festive season. Travel in style as you witness the spectacular South Island and enjoy the festive season Kiwi style. Christmas will be celebrated with a traditional Christmas dinner at Walter Peak Station, a high country sheep station near Queenstown. Also included is a comprehensive range of prepaid attractions. So go ahead spoil yourself and let Santa come early this year.

Your Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City

This brand new 5 star boutique hotel is ideally located on Victoria Street amidst an array of cafes, restaurants and bars, and is only a martini olive pips’ throw from beautiful Hagley Park and Christchurch’s CBD. Experience the ‘garden city’ in style with Sudima Christchurch City.

Meals included: Dinner

Sudima Christchurch City

Day 2: Explore Christchurch including the International Antarctic Centre

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 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. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore. This evening is also free.

Your Accommodation: The George Hotel, Christchurch

The George is the essence of supreme comfort. The award winning 5 star hotel is opposite Hagley Park and just a few minutes stroll from the Botanic Gardens. 2 superb award winning on site restaurants also feature.

Meals included: Breakfast

The George Hotel, Christchurch

Day 3: Christchurch to Mt Cook via the picturesque Lake Tekapo

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 3

Christchurch to 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.

Your Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel ringed by magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, is a world-renowned tourist destination and has been an icon of superior accommodation and dining since 1884.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hermitage Hotel

Day 4: Head to the coast today and enjoy adventuring in Dunedin

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 4

Mt Cook to Dunedin via Oamaru

Depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy an informative city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. You might be interested in a tour of the Speigh's Brewery (optional) or to see Albatross in their natural habitat (optional).

Your Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Distinction Dunedin Hotel occupies the grand Chief Post Office built in the 1930’s. This art deco inspired building has recently been transformed into a 4 star hotel with elegant décor, set in the heart of the city.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Day 5: Dunedin to Te Anau the entrance to Fiordland

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 5

Dunedin to Te Anau

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the trajic and scandalous stories on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the grand Ballroom. continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau. 

Your Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

The Te Anau Hotel and Villas offers a range of accommodation from hotel rooms and suites to villas. Ideally located on the lake front the hotel is just a few minutes stroll for the shops. cafes and activities on offer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 6: Te Anau to Milford Sound to Te Anau

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 6

Te Anau to Milford Sound to Te Anau

This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. Enjoy a picnic lunch onboard before returning to Te Anau for free time.

Your Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

The Te Anau Hotel and Villas offers a range of accommodation from hotel rooms and suites to villas. Ideally located on the lake front the hotel is just a few minutes stroll for the shops. cafes and activities on offer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 7: Christmas Day! to Queenstown for a lake cruise

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 7

Te Anau to 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.

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

The 4 star deluxe Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown within minutes of the central shopping and entertainment area.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 8: Queenstown free day in the adventure capital

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 8

Queenstown free day

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Grand Pacific Tours Local Host is available to assist. This evening is also free to dine at leisure.

Your Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

The 4 star deluxe Millennium Hotel Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown within minutes of the central shopping and entertainment area.

Meals included: Breakfast

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 9: Queenstown up the wild west coast to Franz Josef

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 9

Queenstown to Arrowtown to Franz Josef Glacier

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Franz Josef Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

Your Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Nestled amongst native West Coast rainforest at Franz Josef is a very special five-star retreat. Designed with utmost care of its precious environment, guests at Te Waonui Forest Retreat will find themselves encircled by rainforest and accommodated in natural and sustainable luxury.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 10: Franz Josef inland to to Christchurch

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour [A] - Day 10

Franz Josef to Arthur's Pass, Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch

Travel to Hokitika, famous for its greenstone then continue to Arthurs Pass where you board The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Your Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City

This brand new 5 star boutique hotel is ideally located on Victoria Street amidst an array of cafes, restaurants and bars, and is only a martini olive pips’ throw from beautiful Hagley Park and Christchurch’s CBD. Experience the ‘garden city’ in style with Sudima Christchurch City.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Sudima Christchurch City

Day 11: Depart Christchurch

Depart Christchurch

After breakfast your tour concludes this morning. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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