South Island Christmas Tour

Price per person:

$2,590.00

(Single costs are available on request)

6 Days-With Tour Hosts Bernie & Linda Osborne, Pearsons Coachlines


Enjoy a wonderful variety of sightseeing in the Canterbury, Mount Cook and Otago Region.

Tour Departs: 22-Dec-2019
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INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR COST
  • Home pick up and return within the Auckland metropolitan area (if applicable).
  • Services of local Tour Hosts Bernie & Linda Osborne, Pearsons Coachlines.
  • Air travel Auckland/Christchurch and Dunedin/Auckland flying Air New Zealand.
  • Airport transfers in Christchurch and Dunedin.
  • Quality accommodation for 2 nights at Pavilions Hotel, Christchurch, 1 night at McKenzie Country Hotel, Twizel (for Mount Cook), and 2 nights at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin.
  • All dinners and cooked breakfasts.
  • Christchurch sightseeing including city tour, Mount Cavendish Gondola and day excursion to Akaroa with 2 hour Akaroa Harbour nature cruise.
  • Mount Cook sightseeing including travel to the McKenzie region via Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. Visit Mount Cook and enjoy optional scenic flights (time & weather permitting).
  • ‘Light’ Christmas lunch at Brydone Hotel, Oamaru and special Christmas buffet dinner at Scenic Hotel, Southern Cross Dunedin.
  • Dunedin sightseeing including visits to Larnach’s Castle, Otago Settlers Museum, Olveston House & Botanic Garden.

ITINERARY

SUN 22 DEC - AUCKLAND/CHRISTCHURCH  (D)

 Fly with Air New Zealand, depart 11.00 am, arrive Christchurch 12.25 pm. Enjoy city sightseeing orientation tour en route to hotel.  Afternoon transfer to Christchurch gondola for ride to the top of Mt. Cavendish for panoramic views. Stay Christchurch (2 nights)

MON 23 DEC - AKAROA DAY EXCURSION  (B,D)

 Enjoy scenic drive to Akaroa. Join a 2 hour Akaroa Harbour nature cruise and experience the majestic scenery and schools of hector dolphins. Visit the historic French village of Akaroa before return to Christchurch.

TUE 24 DEC - CHRISTCHURCH/MOUNT COOK/TWIZEL  (B,D)

Travel to Mt. Cook and Twizel across the Canterbury plains and past Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki.  Stop at Mt. Cook for sightseeing and continue on to Twizel. Stay Twizel (1 night).

 

WED 25 DEC - TWIZEL/OAMARU/DUNEDIN (B,L,D)

 Travel via Lakes Benmore & Aviemore, Oamaru and the Moeraki Boulders.  Enjoy light lunch at Brydone Hotel, Oamaru and special Christmas buffet dinner at Scenic Hotel, Southern Cross Dunedin. Stay Dunedin (2 nights).

THU 26 DEC - DUNEDIN SIGHTSEEING  (B,D)

Visit Larnach’s Castle, Otago Settlers Museum and Olveston House.

FRI 27 DEC - DUNEDIN/AUCKLAND  (B,D)

Dunedin sightseeing including Dunedin Botanic Garden. Transfer to airport, depart with Air New Zealand at 2.50 pm, arrive 4.35 pm.

 

Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner


   

Need Assistance?

Office hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. An answer phone takes care of calls after hours and during the weekends.

Phone Toll Free

0800 11 60 60

Phone Within Auckland

(09) 414 4488