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2 Day Glacier Express Tour

A 2 day tour from Queenstown to Christchurch via the West Coast. Enjoy incredible scenery throughout the entire journey.



SUMMARY
Tour Type: Independent Tour
Starts: Queenstown     Ends: Christchurch
Duration: 2 Days
Departs Daily

HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR ITINERARY
Extra days and activities can be added at time of booking

Day 1 Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier
Leaving Queenstown, travel to the West Coast passing through Cromwell, Wanaka and Hawea before climbing over the Haast Pass into the Westland National Park. The Haast Pass is our southern-most pass that traverses the Southern Alps linking the East Coast with the West Coast. Arriving into Franz Josef, you will be taken to your accommodation before being collected at 4.45pm by Glacier Valley Eco Tours and transferred to the Glacier Carpark where you can take a short walk to the glacier lookout point (this walk is not guided).
Accommodation: Bella Vista Motel, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier or similar.
Day 2 Franz Josef - Christchurch
Travel north through lush rainforests and spectacular scenery to Greymouth where we transfer on to the world famous TranzAlpine train. A remarkable journey of little more than four hours from the West Coast to the East Coast including the lush rainforest of the Arthur's Pass National Park. Pass through the Southern Alps via the Otira Tunnel, cross massive viaducts over the Waimakariri Gorge descending to the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains and on to the "Garden City" of Christchurch.

Option: Spend an extra day at the glaciers for a half day guided walk onto the glacier and to enjoy some of the many bush walks.


This tour departs daily


As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

PRICES
Tourist (Motel) Quality (Hotel)
Single NZ$830 per person NZ$1,105 per person
Double NZ$715 per person NZ$875 per person
Triple NZ$685 per person NZ$815 per person


Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018

INCLUDED
NOT INCLUDED
Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where specified in the itinerary), beverages, laundry, travel insurance and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

** EXCEPTION - Quality Class includes Breakfast **
OPTIONAL EXTRAS

TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR

Independent tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.
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