Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

NEW ZEALAND

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • City Sights Tour of Christchurch and Dunedin • Dunedin Haggis ceremony & tour of Larnach Castle • Picnic Lunch on Milford Sound Cruise • Evening cruise on Lake Wakatipu aboard the steamship TSS Earnslaw • TranzAlpine rail journey across the Southern Alps

9 day Taste of the South Island Christchurch • Omarama • Dunedin • Te Anau • Milford Sound • Queenstown • Fox Glacier • Arthur’s Pass

2019 Departures: Jan 18, 22; Feb 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 19, 23; Mar 2, 4, 7, 13, 16, 22, 24, 26; Apr 6, 9, 13, 25; May 2. 2020 Departures: Jan 8, 18; Feb 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 19, 23; Mar 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 22, 24, 26.

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. (D) Quality Hotel Elms Day 2: Christchurch - Omarama After an introductory city sights tour depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. (BD) Heritage Gateway Hotel Day 3: Omarama - Dunedin Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Later, enjoy a Scottish evening comprised of LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Standard from  Singlesupplementsavailableupon request Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. (BD) Quality Hotel Elms Day 9: Depart Christchurch Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B) PRICES INCLUDE • 8 nights’ 3.5 star hotel accommodation as specified or similar • All touring & sightseeing as specified (excludes ‘optional’ items) • Meals as specified: 8 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch, 5 dinners, 2 speciality dinners £1729 at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. (BL) Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights) Day 6: Queenstown (Free Day) This is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and Tour Guide are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or to get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. (BSD) Day 7: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you will 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 the township of Fox Glacier. (BD) Heartland Hotel Glacier Country or Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier Day 8: Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch

bagpipes, great food, and a special Haggis ceremony. (BSD) Mercure Leisure Lodge Day 4: Dunedin - Te Anau This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around

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2 this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. (BD) Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Superior Room Day 5: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this

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