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Southern Spectacular - AAT Kings
10 days

Southern Spectacular

Start and end in Christchurch
Tour Operator:
AAT Kings
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
137139
Private available:
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Highlights

  • Cruise on the magical waters of mystical Milford Sound
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Discover the icy landscape of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural traditions of Dunedin

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start and end in Christchurch! With the Discovery tour Southern Spectacular, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 14 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern Spectacular includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch – Twizel
  3. Day 3: Twizel – Dunedin Included Choice
  4. Day 4: Dunedin – Te Anau
  5. Day 5: Te Anau – Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown Included Choice
  7. Day 7: Queenstown – Franz Josef
  8. Day 8: Franz Josef – Punakaiki
  9. Day 9: Punakaiki – Christchurch
  10. Day 10: Farewell from Christchurch
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
Villa
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
  • 4.7
  • Southern Spectacular reviewer 1
    · September 26th, 2019
    Tour was excellent, great guild and coach driver, great knowledge of area, very hospitable and family like.
    AAT Kings commented on this review
    Hi Kathryn, thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday through New Zealand's spectacular South with us! Hope to see you on another AAT Kings tour soon.
    Trip date: August 2019
  • HD
    · January 9th, 2019
    Fantastic! We love the country, view much more , it amazing
    AAT Kings commented on this review
    Hi Hiep, thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed seeing New Zealand with AAT Kings. We hope to see you again soon on another of our tours! Many thanks, AAT Kings
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    Trip date: December 2018

Dates & Availability

10 days
Southern Spectacular
From Christchurch to Christchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is tipping my Travel Director or Driver Guide compulsory?

      Tipping is not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand however if you are happy with the service you received from your Travel Director or Driver Guide you can feel free to leave them a tip at your own discretion.

    • How can I pay for the Optional Experiences?

      All your Optional Experiences can be organised directly with your Travel Director whilst on the tour and you can choose to either pay in either local cash or by credit card.

    • What is the maximum luggage allowance?

      Due to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs).
      You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: however it must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you if required.

    • On travelling days how often do we get a break?

      On travelling days you will stop every 2 to 3 hours either at a rest stop or for sightseeing, activities or free time.

    • Can I join the tour later or finish the tour earlier?

      You can choose to join the tour at a later date or finish the tour early however, it is important to note that AAT Kings is unable to offer a discount for choosing to do as the tour is a set package with a strict itinerary.

    • Where do I meet the tour and tour manager?

      Your tour will start from a centrally located hotel on day 1 of the tour, as this hotel is subject to change it is recommended to contact our team of Travel Experts for more information once your booking is confirmed.

    • Am I able to bring my children on this tour?

      Children are welcome on all AAT Kings tours however they are required to be a minimum age of 5 years or older. It is recommended that if you are travelling with children to consider whether the itinerary is suitable and in particular the activities involved.

    • I am travelling alone, is there a single supplement?

      If you are a single traveller you can either choose to share a room with another guest of the same gender at no extra cost or if you prefer the privacy of your own room you can pay a single supplement to upgrade to a single room. If you would like to book a single room please make sure to choose this option on the booking page or simply contact our team of Travel Experts.

    • Can airport transfers be arranged?

      Arrival and departure transfers can be arranged for you once you have a confirmed booking, please contact our team of Travel Experts if you would like a transfer added to your tour booking or for more information.

    • When will I receive my travel documents?

      Your travel documents will be posted to you in a travel wallet which will contain your documents and luggage tags to you approximately four weeks before your departure date.

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    • Currency
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      New Zealand Dollar
      New Zealand
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

      Type I
      New Zealand
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before March 16th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 16th, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with AAT Kings. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and AAT Kings will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "AAT Kings" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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