Queenstown& TranzAlpine

4N / 5D - ***

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On this Short Break you’ll travel with a different Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, for a more diverse experience.

Tour Highlight

  • Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw.
  • Dinner at a sheep station.
  • Free day in Queenstown.
  • Travel through alpine rainforest.
  • Native wildlife spotting.
  • Explore Franz Josef Glacier.
  • TranzAlpine train journey.
  • Spectacular patchwork countryside.
  • Driver (Tour Guide) and private vehicle or Group vehicle is included in the tour package.
  • Meals as specified .
  • Sightseeing entry fees as specified (included)
  • Passenger choice for optional activity (Payable by passenger)
  • Transportation: A private Vehicle is provided on arrival.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off is provided throughout.
  • Cancellation: Passenger should inform before 14 days of the staring date of tour package otherwise total amount will be non- Refundable.
  • Cancellation fee: Subject to change according to cancellation policy of our supplier (Hotel, Cruise, activities, etc.)
    and plus 20 % Eco Travels cancellation fee of the total tour package amount.

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Day 1:-Welcome to Queenstown

Dinner provided.

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Queenstown. Perhaps try white water rafting, a jet boat ride or a wine tasting tour (all own expense). You could simply relax, shop or enjoy time at one the many cafés and restaurants while soaking up the alpine views

Day 2:-Queenstown ‘Free Time’

Breakfast and Dinner provided.

Travel along the rugged West Coast Road and over the Haast Pass. Discover the rich alpine rainforest as you journey through this historic region. Through the Gates of Haast is a lost world that’s so spectacular and remote UNESCO designated it a World Heritage area. From Haast to Jackson Bay there are empty shingle beaches, dunes, lakes and wetlands, all with the soaring backdrop of the Southern Alps making it an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. There is an abundance of wildlife so keep a careful look out for fur seals, Hectors Dolphins and Fiordland Crested Penguins. This afternoon there’s free time to explore Franz Josef township. Perhaps take a scenic flight over the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier or over Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere or a valley walk with a local glacier guide (all own expense). The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast glaciers. Take the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking options. Tonight you’ll enjoy a special West Coast dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing) (Standard) or Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) (First Class)

Day 3:-Queenstown – Franz Josef Glacier

Breakfast at hotel. Spend a free day in Rotorua before returning through lush forests to Auckland.

Day 4:-Franz Josef – TranzAlpine – Christchurch

Breakfast at hotel. This morning continue to Greymouth, the largest town on the West Coast. Here you’ll board the world-famous TranzAlpine, one of the top six train journeys in the world. It is truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of lush green landscapes on one side of the Alps and dry beech forests and tussock landscapes on the other. Your train departs Greymouth and climbs into the Southern Alps before descending the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. There are 19 tunnels and four viaducts, with Staircase Viaduct being 73 metres high. Dinner is at your hotel.

Hotel: Ibis Hotel Christchurch (Standard) or Novotel Christchurch (First Class)

Day 5:-Farewell from Christchurch

Breakfast at hotel. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime)