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Crossing the Alps

6 nights, car hire, TranzAlpine journey and transfers from $1079 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 22 by 4pm unless sold out prior

 

6 nights, car hire, TranzAlpine journey and transfers from
$1079
per person share twinFlights are additional

Deal Includes
 7 Days car hire in a Toyota Corolla Auto or similar – pick up Christchurch Airport / drop off Greymouth train station
✔ 2 nights’ accommodation in Christchurch at Rendezvous Hotel in a Guest Room
 1 night accommodation in Mt Cook at The Hermitage in a Standard Mt Cook View Room
 2 nights’ accommodation in Queenstown at Holiday Inn Express & Suites in a Standard Room including Express Breakfast
 1 night accommodation in Franz Josef at Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier in a Standard Room in the Graham Wing
 One Way Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch on the TranzAlpine
✔ One Way Shuttle transfer from Christchurch Train Station to Christchurch accommodation
✔ One Way Shuttle transfer from Christchurch accommodation to Airport
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From $1339 per person share twin
06 Jan – 31 Jan 22

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01 – 30 Apr 22

From $1079 per person share twin
01 May – 30 Jun 22

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From $1139 per person share twin
01 Sep – 30 Sep 22


Suggested Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch – the Garden City! Disembark and collect your luggage – it’s time to start your holiday. Your rental car is ready to whisk you away to your centrally located accommodation.

What should you do with the rest of the day? Take it slow, sit back and relax, punting down the River Avon through the stunning Christchurch Botanic Gardens, visit the Riverside Markets. 

Day 2 Christchurch to Aoraki Mt Cook
Today’s drive takes you through the Canterbury Plains to Aoraki Mt Cook. Aoraki Mt Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand and standing at an imposing 3754m dominates the Southern Alps that separate Christchurch from Queenstown.

Aoraki Mt Cook has long attracted climbers and mountaineers, wishing to scale its heights. However, many of the people visiting Mt Cook have less lofty ambitions, choosing simply to enjoy the impressive views on clear days or on scenic flights, which are a great way to appreciate the grandeur of the place.

Day 3 Aoraki Mt Cook to Queenstown
This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you onwards journey to Queenstown.

Some might say the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is the place where just about everything is possible and anything is likely. Boasting an incredible location on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, in front of the impressive Remarkables mountain range, nature has purpose built this area for adventure.

Day 4 At Queenstown
Today is at leisure to explore Queenstown and the surrounding areas, although there is a wide variety of adrenaline fuelled activities that will not disappoint even the most fearless visitor. You can enjoy bungy jumping, white water rafting, jet-boating, and luging just to name a few.

There is also plenty for those wanting indulgence and relaxation, from the fine wines of the region to the many shops to a relaxing soak in an Onsen Hot Tub. 

Day 5 Queenstown to Glaciers
As you leave Queenstown you make your way through Wanaka and up the West Coast to the Glaciers, the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are without doubt the greatest lure of this region. Nestled on the edge of the rainforest and descending 2500m over 13kms, these great cascading frozen rivers are only 6kms from the Tasman Sea and in this respect are unique.

They are also amongst the fastest moving glaciers in the world with Franz Josef known to move up to 5m per day on occasions. (Consider adding an extra day here if you wish to heli-hike on one of the Glaciers.)

Day 6 Glaciers to Christchurch
This morning make your way to Greymouth and return your rental car to the depot at the train station. Join the TranzAlpine train to journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world. 

Ascend through lush beech forests past the beautiful Lake Brunner via the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass situated 737 metres above sea level, before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. The TranzAlpine then winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley before arriving in Christchurch.

On arrival in Christchurch, you will be transferred by shuttle to your accommodation.

Day 7 Depart Christchurch
Sadly, your holiday is at an end, and you will be transferred to Christchurch airport today for your onward flight. Here, we bid you a fond farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.
 


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Terms and Conditions

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details. 
Package price is based on 2 people and is priced in New Zealand Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice.  Valid for travel from 06 January – 30 September 2022. Domestic Flights not included. Blackout dates/Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays. Car hire is based on Thrifty Toyota Corolla Auto or similar. Car hire excess conditions will apply. Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities.

Quote package code: ANZ227DCTA

Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 22 by 4pm unless sold out prior

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