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Southern Escape Escorted Tour

Christchurch * Twizel * Dunedin * Te Anau * Queenstown * Franz Josef * Punakaiki * Christchurch

A 10-day escorted tour centred purely on the Southern Island of New Zealand with some great sightseeing opportunities.

10 days from £3,290 per person twin share + flights


Day 01 - UK - Christchurch

Your New Zealand holiday starts with a departure from London Heathrow o­n a scheduled Air New Zealand flight to Christchurch via Los Angeles and Auckland.

Day 02 - In flight

Day 3 - Arrive Christchurch

On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening for a welcome dinner (included).

Overnights (1): Christchurch - Quality Hotel Elms

Day 4 - Christchurch - Fox Glacier

Enjoy the pleasant drive through the Southern Alps to Westland National Park. Later travel along the West Coast with views of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Overnight at Fox Glacier - Breakfast and Dinner included.

Optional Extra: Perhaps take the TranzAlpine Train crossing the Canterbury Plains and travelling up into the Southern Alps.

Overnights (1): Fox Glacier - Heartland Hotel

Day 5 - Fox Glacier - Queenstown

Following breakfast, travel past the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, through Spectacular Haarst Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of Lake Wanaka and Hawea to the Alpine Resort of Queenstown for a 2 night stay. Breakfast included.

Overnights (2): Queenstown - Copthorne Hotel & Apartments

Day 6 - Queenstown

Queenstown is the adventure playground of New Zealand or relax with a cruise to Walter Peak Station on the TSS Earnslaw. Breakfast included.

Day 7 - Queenstown, Milford Sound - Te Anau

Travel to Milford Sound this morning and take a cruise along the full length of the Sound with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest and sheer cliffs. Continue this afternoon to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnights (1): Te Anau - Kingsgate Hotel

Day 8 - Te Anau - Dunedin

Travel through the hills of Southland to Dunedin, enjoy a tour taking in the city's most significant landmarks, then head to Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight (1): Dunedin - Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Day 9 - Dunedin, Mt Cook - Lake Tekapo

Journey along the east coast to see the Moreaki Boulders, these large sperical stones, formed over 60 million years ago, can be found along a stretch of beach on the Otago Coast. Enroute to Lake Tekapo we visit the Mt Cook National Park. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Overnight (1): Lake Tekapo - Peppers Bluewater Resort

Day 10 - Lake Tekapo - Christchurch - UK

Your final day on Tour begins with a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before ending your tour at Christchurch Airport to check in for your flight home via Auckland and Los Angeles or contact Holidays2 if you wish to extend your holiday. Breakfast included.

Day 11 - Arrive UK

Why not extend your holiday with a stopover in Los Angeles? This can be included as part of your outward or return journey (or both) and for many the journey thus becomes part of the holiday. Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss accommodation options, as well as transfers and sightseeing possibilities - we are very happy to tailor make your holiday to your own requirements.

Air New Zealand Upgrades -  EconomySkycouch™, Premium Economy & BusinessPremier™

Click here to view your seat information and the choice of upgrades perfect for families, couples or anyone who wants the ultimate upgrade experience.

*Available daily to New Zealand via Los Angeles

British Airways Economy Class Domestic Add-on's

Available in conjunction with your Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Flights with Air New Zealand between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.

 Departure Dates

2017 - 2018 

 Twin Share   Single Traveller 
September to March  £POA £POA
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  • Scheduled Air New Zealand flights in Economy Class from London Heathrow
  • All pre-payable airport taxes, security charges and the UK Air Passenger Duty
  • Transfer from Christchurch Airport to your hotel
  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, Restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
  • Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver
  • Spectacular sightseeing experiences
  • Dining Inclusions - 12 Meals - 7 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
  • Rooms with private facilities
  • Hotel porterage included for 1 Bag

Not Included

  • Meals not included in above

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