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Private Tour: 8-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown provided by The Road Trip New Zealand

Private Tour: 8-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown

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9 stops
Day 1
Christchurch Sightseeing
Day 2
Christchurch to Arthurs Pass to...
Day 3
Hokitika – Franz Josef Glacier
Day 4
Franz Josef Glacier to Lake...
Day 5
Wanaka to Queenstown
Day 6
Queenstown Free Day
Day 7
Queenstown to Lake Tekapo Via Mt...
Day 8
Lake Tekapo to Christchurch
Important Information
8 days
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Private tour
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional tour guide (who is also the driver)
  • Transport by private vehicle and all fuel charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip airport transfer (Christchurch)
  • 7 nights accommodation in your selected category of hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Amisfield Winery
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks, not specified in the itinerary (lunch and dinner)
  • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring good walking shoes, warm clothing, swim wear and towel
  • Please note: All participants must have a current passport that is valid for at least 3 months after date of entry into New Zealand
  • If you choose to start and end your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking. Alternatively, if you choose a hotel-to-hotel transfer, please specify your Christchurch hotel details when booking. Both options require you to reconfirm your details at least 48 hours before departure (contact info will be provided on your booking voucher)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Lynda Close wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions
This trip was amazing, the scenery was mindblowing, we ran out of superlatives to describe the beauty of the scenery. Our guide, Alex, is a friendly, professional and knowledgeable young man who made our trip so enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble. He took us to places we
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Date of experience: July 2020
Shmulik Moscowitz wrote a review Apr 2020
Cypress, California2 contributions
We were a family of 10 and we never had a better trip and tour guide in our life! Alex was the most incredible tour guide and did a phenomenal job in so many ways! He was extremely kind, knowledgeable, interesting, and helped us through any situation we needed help with and
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Soesanti Oeij wrote a review Apr 2020
Bandung, Indonesia1 contribution
We went to New Zealand on 2015 and 2016 for 2 years in a row. The tour was amazing, with The Road Trip’s itinerary we were able to experience New Zealand to the fullest. We went to different places each year, first trip we explored South Island, and second trip we visited North
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Date of experience: May 2019
Michael H. wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates411 contributions23 helpful votes
I’ve been on many tours, but I’ve never encountered such a professional team and service. Everything was impeccable from the first day of planning with Chris and his team and until the last day of our trip. As honeymooners with little time to plan anything, the road trip made
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Gerard Rajendra wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We had a wonderful time visiting the beautiful South Island. We opted for a private tour with The Road Trip NZ. Our guide was the owner Chris Cameron. Chris has a wonderful knowledge of all the sites and took us many off the beaten track sites to explore. Nothing was ever too
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Key Details
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Hokitika Gorge Walk, and 6 more
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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