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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

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US$ 1,167.99
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    What to Expect
    Begin your 5-day exploration of New Zealand's South Island with hotel pickup in Christchurch. Peer through the windows of your comfortable coach at the vivid scenery while you journey through the foothills of the Southern Alps. Your guide makes a stop at Mt Cook for lunch (own expense) before your first night in Queenstown, including free time to explore at your leisure.

    After a memorable cruise on Milford Sound, nestled in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, you’ll drive along Haast Pass to Westland National Park, another World Heritage site. The rugged West Coast route takes you past soaring mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the must-see Franz Josef Glacier, where you’ll spend the night with scenic views.

    On the final day, you’ll travel to the reconstructed gold-rush town of Shantytown. Conclude your South Island tour with a train trip from Greymouth aboard the TranzAlpine Express. The route takes you over the Southern Alps through Arthur's Pass to Christchurch, renowned as one of the world’s top 10 train journeys.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Christchurch hotels
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately on Day 5 at 6:35pm
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Live commentary on board
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Milford Sound Cruise
    • Tranz Alpine from Greymouth to Christchurch
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can 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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    Reviewed 25 May 2019

    This was the most flexible tour I've ever seen. If you can't find exactly what you want, just let them know and I'm confident they will work it out exactly as you want. I appreciated that everyone on the tour seemed to have a different...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

    Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time on our 5 day South Island tour. Yes, it has been excellent weather recently down south - particularly in Milford Sound which has had incredible weather over the past few weeks. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 13 May 2019

    Comfortable coach. Came on time.Only drawback was the pickup at Queenstown was at the bus stop near the Hotel rather than from the hotel lobby. Inclement weather can make the wait at the busstop uncomfortable.The coach driver guide Stuart on the Christchurch to Queenstown run...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

    Thanks for the great review. I'm pleased to hear you had a nice time on your 5 Day South Island Tour. And it's great to hear you enjoyed the commentary from your guides from Christchurch to Queenstown and on the Milford Sound Nature Cruise. I'll...More

    Reviewed 12 November 2018

    As 1st timers to NZ we had completed the Auckland to Wellington Northern Explorer scenic rail-trip and then The Interislander Ferry to Picton before starting on this prearranged 5-day tour. A bucket-list life-time experience that every eager tourist should experience. The weather was great and...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

    Excuse the late reply. We didn't get a notification about this review and I've only just seen this now. Any way, I just want to say thank you very much for the kind words. Our south island package tours are becoming some of our most...More

    Reviewed 22 April 2018

    Coming from Australia, they said New Zealand is a small country. Don’t be fooled, it’s much larger than you think. And it packs an even larger visual punch. Be prepared for some long road trips on comfortable buses with a magnificent train ride back to...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

    Thank you taking the time to provide a detailed description of the five day tour and it is pleasing to hear that you found that everything meet and possibly exceeded your expectations. It is great to get feedback like this from our customers so others...More

    Reviewed 28 March 2018

    We totally enjoyed our tour of the South Island with Canterbury Leisure Tours. The itinerary was delivered to our hotel in Christchurch as promised. We were promptly picked up for all of our connections. The bus drivers were for the most part friendly, informative and...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
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    Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Your feedback is important to us to ensure we meet and where possible exceed our customers expectations. It is very pleasing to hear to you enjoyed both the arrangements we made for you, together with...More

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    Deborah C
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    Yes, They were included in the tour that we did in April
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