Travel 2 Touring 18/19

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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • 5 fantastic rail journeys including the Coastal Pacific and world-renowned TranzAlpine • Relax in the stunning Bay of Islands • See the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers at Te Puia plus experience a traditional Maori Hangi and Concert • Marvel at the waterfalls, wildlife and rugged mountains on an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound

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Days 12 & 13: Fox Glacier - Queenstown Marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue via the Haast Pass and visit the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown before arriving in picturesque Queenstown. This evening is free with a wide selection of local restaurants available. The next day is free for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. In the evening, board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station to enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. (B,BSD) Heritage Queenstown (2 nights) Day 14: Queenstown – Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Today travel via Te Anau to Manapouri. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you cruise across this glacial lake. A short ride over the Wilmot Pass brings you to the boarding point to join the Fiordland Navigator for an amazing overnight experience. As you cruise through the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound, naturalist guides will provide commentary and point out the resident wildlife. As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared freshly by the onboard chef. (BLD) Fiordland Navigator Day 15: Doubtful Sound – Te Anau Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading back to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri. Return to the wharf and meet your Ultimate Coach for the journey to Te Anau where you will enjoy an afternoon at leisure. You may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves, where you can admire the incredible limestone caverns, waterfalls and mystery of the Glow Worm Grotto (optional). (BD) Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Pukerangi to board The Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through spectacular scenery only accessible by rail. On arrival at Dunedin’s historic Railway Station your coach will transfer you to the hotel. The next day travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Hear the stories of this impressive building 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. Return to the city for an informative city tour followed by some free time. You might be interested in a tour of Speights Brewery or to see wildlife in their natural habitat (both optional). (BD,BD) Distinction Dunedin (2 nights) Days 18 & 19: Dunedin - Christchurch This morning, travel to the city of Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue north to Pleasant Point Museum & Railway for a short rail experience followed by lunch and time to explore the preserved heritage of the South Canterbury railway. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends. On Day 19, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (BLSD,B) The George Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas Days 16 & 17: Te Anau - Dunedin ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4.5 stars This tour also operates as a Signature Coach tour with a modern, 48 seater coach. Please call for details. Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard. PRICES INCLUDE • 17 nights’ accommodation in hotels specified or similar and 1 night Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise • Meals as specified: 18 breakfasts, 2 morning teas, 2 lunches, 14 dinners including 3 speciality dinners • Touring by Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle and panoramic windows • Personalised meet and greet on arrival • Services of a Professional Coach Captain • Return Airport transfers in New Zealand and sightseeing as per itinerary (excludes ‘optional’ items) • Hotel porterage • 4 cruises • Comprehensive documentation pack • BONUS Group photo DEPARTURES 2019 Departures: Jan 6, 11, 26; Feb 10, 17; Mar 8, 15, 28; Apr 02, 15; May 3; Sep 7, 21; Oct 10, 12; Nov 14, 20; Dec 18. 2020 Departures: Jan 6, 11, 26; Feb 10, 17; Mar 8, 15, 28; Apr 15; May 3. TOUR STYLE: Small Group GROUP SIZE: 20 max PHYSICAL DEMAND:

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Bay of Islands

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Auckland RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

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Rotoura

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Taupo

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Wellington

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Picton

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Kaikoura

Hokitika

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Fox Glacier Haast

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3 Christchurch

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Queenstown

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