South Island Pre Tour Extension

19th November 2024 - 25th November 2019

7 nights in New Zealand


Package price £ 1895 per person(Twin/Double)

Our Package

Package includes:

  • Arrival transfer Queenstown airport
  • 2 nights at the Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel – Gondola Room incl. breakfast 
  • Milford Sound Overnight Cruise – Includes:
  • – Return coach transfers to and from Milford Sound.
    – Scenic overnight cruise on Milford Sound.
    – Overnight accommodation in private ensuite cabin.
    – Kayaking or shoreline viewing by tender craft.
    – Comprehensive commentary.
  • 1 nights at the Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel – Gondola Room incl. breakfast 
  • 3-day car rental – Intermediate size SUV (Queenstown to Greymouth) – exclusions apply
  • 2 nights at the Glenfern Villas Franz Josef – 1 bedroom Villa – room only
  • Helicopter flight to Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers 
  • Tranz-Alpine train, Greymouth to Christchurch
  • 1 night at the Heritage Hotel Christchurch (25 Nov) incl. breakfast 

Not included:

  • Car rental exclusions, one-way fee, contract fee and refuelling fee.
  • Train station transfer in Christchurch
  • Any sightseeing or entrance fees not listed in the itinerary
  • Flights 
  • Meals (unless noted)

*Price is based on two people sharing accommodation and vehicle rental.
Please contact us for prices for more than 2 people.

Where you are staying

Itinerary

This 7 night extension prior to the 1st Test includes some of the best sightseeing highlights South Island has to offer. Cruise Milford Sound, fly by helicopter over glaciers and take the world famous Tranz-Alpine train across the Southern Alps.

Day 1 19-Nov

Arrive Queenstown and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure

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Day 2 20-Nov

Queenstown – Day at leisure for any additional sightseeing or excursions

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Day 3 21-Nov

Queenstown/ Milford Sound cruise
At 9:00am join your coach to commence a full day tour into the heart of Milford Sound.
This overnight cruise through the heart of Fiordland provides astonishing views and the ultimate Milford
Sound adventure. After your coach transfer from Queenstown, you’ll depart from Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon
before cruising through Milford Sound accompanied by our specialist nature guide. They’ll explain the history
and geology of the area and be on hand to answer your questions.
This cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest,
mountains and wildlife – you’re bound to encounter seals and, if you’re lucky, maybe dolphins and penguins
too.
The Milford Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove. From here you can join the guide and explore in the
vessel’s tender craft (small boat) or kayaks. If you prefer, you can simply relax on deck and soak in the
beauty of this amazing place. If you’re feeling brave there’s always the option of a refreshing swim too. All
activities are weather dependent.
As evening falls, you’ll enjoy a delicious carvery buffet in the dining saloon – a feast prepared freshly by our
on-site chef. Then it’s time to relax in the company of your fellow traveller, indulge in some star-gazing and
story-sharing or simply retire to your private cabin.

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Day 4 22-Nov

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting) and exploring more of the fiord, before returning to Queenstown by coach. Transfer back to Queenstown. On arrival check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure.

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Day 5 23-Nov

Pick up your car rental and drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph, approx. 5 hours. On arrival check in to your hotel.

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Day 6 24-Nov

Day excursion: Helicopter Tour of Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers.
This flight gives you the opportunity to discover the scenic wonders of both the Fox and Franz Josef
Glaciers.

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Day 7 25-Nov

Check out of your hotel and drive to Greymouth. On arrival board the Tranz-Alpine Express train to Christchurch. On arrival make your own way to the Heritage Hotel. Join our cricket group for the 1st Test match at the Hagley Oval.

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Disclaimer

Please note prices are subject to availability until the time of booking
To reserve your place on our tour please call 0203 824 8444 or email reservations@ictours.co.uk

 

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South Island Pre Tour Extension

Disclaimer

Please note prices are subject to availability until the time of booking
To reserve your place on our tour please call 0203 824 8444 or email reservations@ictours.co.uk