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2 Day Glacier Express Tour ex Christchurch

A 2 Day South Island tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via the West Coast. Features include: Arthur's Pass National Park, West Coast rainforests and the beautiful Haast Pass.



SUMMARY
Tour Type: Independent tour
Starts: Christchurch    Ends: Queenstown
Duration: 2 Days
Departs Daily Except 25 December

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

Please note: We recommend this tour for summer departure between October - April while daylight hours are longer. If you choose to take this tour during the winter months of May - September, viewing the glacier is unlikely due to limited daylight hours. A two night stay in Franz Josef is recommended during this time.           
  
Day 1 Christchurch - Greymouth - Franz Josef
Board the TranzAlpine Train and cross the Canterbury Plains into the Arthur's Pass National Park. Once on the West Coast we follow a narrow coastal strip of beech forest with a spectacular mountain back drop south to the glaciers. Take a short trip to enjoy the views of the glacier.
Stay: Franz Josef Glacier
Day 2 Franz Josef - Queenstown 
Travel deeper into South Westland taking in the spectacle of Haast Pass. Admire the views of many beautiful lakes including Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan and Wakatipu before arriving in Queenstown.



REVIEWS

2 Day Glacier Express Tour ex Christchurch
Review by: A Tompson
"Thank you again for the best holiday! It was fantastic, all from your efforts. Being picked up from the Magnolia was absolutely a treat, gorgeous driver, a car all to ourselves, you did well. He was a lovely, nice man. Then, the train! What an excellent way to see everything, all went smoothly, hotel at Franz Joseph divine!then off to see the glacier glinting in the late sun. Bus next day stunning, Steve the driver very informative and an excellent driver. So. all in all, a most perfect few days, Barry and I can't thank you enough for cobbling it altogether so beautifully!! Hi hum, back to the humdrum..but wonderful memories with huge thanks to you. 
Kind regards
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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 as 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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