Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers
Small group tour escorted from Christchurch to Christchurch
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Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers

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 a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

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Small group tour escorted

This suggested tour costs from NZD$6,429 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Christchurch

11 days/10 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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Complimentary pre-dinner welcome drink

Farewell dinner with your travel companions

International Antarctic Centre

TSS Earnslaw cruise & dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Milford Sound Cruise

Larnach Castle

Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners, 2 special dinners

Tour at a glance

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch. Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City (or similar)

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

Day 3: Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on the Tranz Alpine and on to Fox Glacier. Accommodation: Distinction Fox Glacier (or similar)

Day 4: Franz Josef south to Queenstown. Accommodation: Millennium Queenstown (or similar)

Day 5: A day in Queenstown including a evening cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Accommodation: Millennium Queenstown (or similar)

Day 6: Queenstown to Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland. Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

Day 7: Head out onto the beautiful Milford Sound before heading back to Te Anau. Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

Day 8: Te Anau to Dunedin. Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin Hotel (or similar)

Day 9: Indulge in morning tea then head to the impressive Mt Cook. Accommodation: The Hermitage Hotel (or similar)

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

Day 11: Depart Christchurch.

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Detailed itinerary: 11 day tour starting in Christchurch

Day 1 - Arrive into Christchurch
Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers - 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 a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Grand Pacific Merchandise

Quality merchandise is great value for money and will provide a special memento of your holiday for years to come. Merchandise items must be ordered a...

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Quality merchandise is great value for money and will provide a special memento of your holiday for years to come. Merchandise items must be ordered at the time of booking and are not available for purchase in New Zealand.

TOUR JACKET
Unisex black waterproof shell jacket with embroidered logos, silver reflective piping, fleece-lined collar, hood, inside mesh lining, adjustable Velcro cuff, front pockets, and inside mobile phone pocket. Compact, lightweight, ideal for touring.

Available in sizes XS to XXXL

TOUR CAP
Black wool blend cap with a pre-curved suede peak, six-panel structure with a fabric Velcro strap, and embroidered logo. One size.

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Your accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City (or similar)

This 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

Day 2 - Take a tour around the city then enjoy some leisure time
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Christchurch

Today visit the International Antarctic Centre designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further. 

Your accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City (or similar)

This 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

Day 3 - Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on the Tranz Alpine and on to Fox Glacier
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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 Fox Glacier where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.
*Please be aware, there are some departure dates where the train may not be available due to covid-related schedule changes outside of Grand Pacific's control. If this occurs, your journey through the incredible Arthur's Pass will continue onboard your coach. Chat to a consultant to check the current schedule for your preferred departure.

Your accommodation: Distinction Fox Glacier (or similar)

A modern, purpose-built boutique hotel. Distinctions Fox Glacier provides a balance of luxury, privacy and location, while being only a short stroll to Fox Glacier village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Franz Josef south to Queenstown
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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.

Your accommodation: Millennium Queenstown (or similar)

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - A day in Queenstown including a evening cruise on Lake Wakatipu
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Queenstown free day with TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Dinner

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown with many optional activities available. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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 Queenstown (or similar)

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Day 6 - Queenstown to Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland
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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 Luxmore (or similar)

The perfect base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Te Anau.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Head out onto the beautiful Milford Sound before heading back to Te Anau
Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers - 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 Luxmore (or similar)

The perfect base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Te Anau.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Te Anau to Dunedin
Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers - Day 8
Te Anau to Dunedin

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the "Edinburgh of the South". Enjoy a 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 (or similar)

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

Day 9 - Indulge in morning tea then head to the impressive Mt Cook
Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers - 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. There is 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: The Hermitage Hotel (or similar)

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

Day 10 - From Mt Cook head back to the beginning, Christchurch
Grand Pacific Tours 11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers - 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, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with selected beverages with your new-found friends.

Your accommodation: Sudima Christchurch City (or similar)

This 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

Day 11 - Depart Christchurch
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Depart Christchurch

Time to say goodbye.  After breakfast (included) you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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