7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS 
CHRISTCHURCH - GLACIER - QUEENSTOWN

“SNOW AND CRUISE” (VNCZ 03)

DAY 1:  Arrive Christchurch
Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

DAY 2:  Christchurch-Glacier (B) 
Transfer to the train station and board the famed Tranz Alpine train across the Alps to Greymouth. Snake across rich farmland and along the shore of the mighty snow fed Waimakariri River, you climb slowly into the spine of the Southern Alps. Cross numerous viaducts high across river ravines to Arthur’s Pass township. Plunge into Otira Tunnel to emerge on the western side of the mountains. Pass small farming hamlets and beautiful Lake Brunner to arrive at Greymouth. Board the InterCity coach and continue to glacier township arriving late afternoon.

DAY 3:  Glacier-Queenstown  (B)
Wake up to the sound of bird chirps and refreshing quiet atmosphere of this township. Marvel at the massive bush clad ,
mountain rising steeply just  beyond the highway. Board Newmans’ coach  and travel along the narrow strip of land border by the Tasman sea and high mountains to Haast. Follow the Haast River upstream to re-cross the alpine range at Haast Pass. Then along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, you soon reach Wanaka and Queenstown. A very scenic journey indeed.

DAY 4: Queenstown - Milford Sound  (B/D)
Follow the Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden and then onward to Lake Te Anau. Enter the spectacular Eglington Valley and travel through Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sounds. Board the up-market Milford Mariner  cruise on the spectacular world famous fiords dominated by Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls.  Travel the full length of the fiord and weather permitting, experience sailing in the Tasman Sea for a period before returning to anchor overnight at sheltered Harrison Cove. Activities includes kayaking and exploring the shoreline. Hearty buffet dinner served on board.

DAY 5: Milford Sound-Queenstown  (B)
Following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to Milford Wharf. Coach back to Queenstown arriving mid afternoon. Rest of the day free.

DAY 6: Queenstown-Mt Cook-Christchurch  (B)
Pick up by Great Sights coach and return to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park travel through the Central Otago region to Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook National Park Village. Set at the foothill of the alps, you have a close up view of Mt Cook,
the highest mountain  in the country. Descend the mountains and re-cross the Canterbury Plains to arrive in Christchurch in the evening.

DAY 7:  Depart Christchurch (B)
Pick-up and transfer to the airport by shuttle service.

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