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Grand Pacific ToursGrand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour

This 11-day luxury tour of New Zealand's South Island is the perfect journey for those travelling alone. Looping the South Island from Christchurch you will enjoy the world famous TranzAlpine train, explore the adventure capital of Queenstown, enjoy luxury transport and experience great kiwi hospitality. Travelling alone has never been so social. 

 New Zealand escorted tour
 Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch
 11 days/ 10 nights
 Hotel 4 star
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At a glance - Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour

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

Day 2: Take a tour around the city then enjoy some leisure time. Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City

Day 3: Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on the Tranz Alpine and on to Franz Josef. Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 4: Franz Josef south to Queenstown. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 5: A day in Queenstown including a evening cruise on lake Wakatipu. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Day 6: Queenstown to Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland. Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 7: Head out onto the beautiful Milford Sound before heading back to Te Anau. Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 8: Te Anau to Dunedin. Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Day 9: Indulge in morning tea then head to the impressive Mt Cook. Accommodation: Hermitage Hotel

Day 10: From Mt Cook head back to the beginning, Christchurch. Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City

Day 11: Depart Christchurch.

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Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 1

Grand Pacific Ultimate 11 Day Solo Traveller Tour

This tour takes you for 11 days of adventure around the south island, travelling with like-minded people you will leave with new friends. The transport for this trip is second to none. With only 20 seats on a full-sized coach, you can only imagine the comfort and space as you witness New Zealand's most dramatic landscapes from the comfort of your seat. 
On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met by a Grand Pacific representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy luxe benefits and a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

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: Take a tour around the city then enjoy some leisure time

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - 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 includes a journey on board the Christchurch Tram at your leisure, one of Christchurch's leading attractions. This evening is free to explore the local cuisine.

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

Sudima Christchurch City

Day 3: Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on the Tranz Alpine and on to Franz Josef

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 3

Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur's Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before arriving to Franz Josef where time is available 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 4: Franz Josef south to Queenstown

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 4

Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown

See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south 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 one of the many fine restaurants.

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 5: A day in Queenstown including a evening cruise on lake Wakatipu

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 5

Queenstown free day with TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Dinner

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will prepare in front of you 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.

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 6: Queenstown to Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 6

Queenstown to Te Anau

This morning travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland.

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 7: Head out onto the beautiful Milford Sound before heading back to Te Anau

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 7

Te Anau to Milford Sound to Te Anau

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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. This evening you may like to visit the Fiordland Cinema, specially constructed to screen the locally filmed movie Ata Whenua - Shadowland which will take you on an unforgettable journey. (optional).

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 8: Te Anau to Dunedin

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 8

Te Anau to Dunedin

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the "Edinburgh of the South". Enjoy an informative city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Optional sightseeing activities available include a tour of the Speight's Brewery, which produces New Zealand's most popular beer, a tour to the Royal Albatross Centre to see Albatross in their natural habitat or a tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing many treasures of a bygone era.

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 9: Indulge in morning tea then head to the impressive Mt Cook

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 9

Dunedin to Mt. Cook National Park

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour with time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook.

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 10: From Mt Cook head back to the beginning, Christchurch

Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO travellers Tour - Day 10

Mt. Cook to Christchurch

This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and see the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a 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

Time to say goodbye.  You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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